Consider President Obama’s Labor Day speech in Detroit a preview of coming attractions.
Speaking before an audience of union supporters Monday, he hinted at some of the major initiatives he is expected to outline during a speech Thursday before a joint session of Congress. He suggested his plans will include road and bridge construction that utilizes private companies, but did not expand upon the scope of the project.
“Because I want you all to tune in on Thursday,” he said, “I’ll give you just a little bit.”
Monday’s visit marked Obama’s third trip to the region in recent months. He toured a Chrysler assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio in early June, and then an advanced processing plant in Holland, Mich., in early August. Here’s a roundup of coverage from his latest visit:
- Michigan Radio: President Obama offers a sneak peek at upcoming jobs proposal.
- Detroit News: Michigan’s economic survivors are increasingly skeptical of empty promises. To claim Michigan again, Obama must do more than merely say what voters want to hear.
- Los Angeles Times: Obama’s Labor Day speech was a warning shot across the bow of the GOP.
- Wall Street Journal: Speech borrows from sentiments in President Truman’s 1948 Labor Day message.
- Detroit Free Press: A full copy of President Obama’s remarks.