Good morning from lovely (really) Poland, Ohio -- a town south of Youngstown dotted with Victorians still draped with July 4 bunting -- where we await a speech at an elementary school from President Barack Obama.
Will the president address today's blah job numbers? Don't know. Mitt Romney's speaking any second from New Hampshire and we're sure Bobby Jindal and Tim Pawlenty will hit them hard in their remarks at Soldiers & Sailors around the same time.
The president goes from an elementary to the lawn of Carnegie Mellon later, where he's supposed to talk around 1:45 p.m. The school released some updated rules to those attending (small bottles of water are now allowed):
I'm writing with a few final updates and reminders regarding President Barack Obama's campaign event on the College of Fine Arts Lawn today. * Security gates will open at 11:30 a.m. Previously, the gates were expected to open at noon. As a reminder, all attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. * Sealed, clear, plastic disposable water bottles not exceeding 24 ounces in size may be brought into the secure area. Please be advised that this is an outdoor event with no shade. The weather is expected to be in the high 90s, and guests should take every precaution to stay hydrated. Additional water will be available on site. *As a reminder, the CFA building, Hunt Library, Doherty Hall and Baker Hall will close at 8 a.m. today and will re-open sometime after 4 p.m. In addition, Wean, Porter and Hamerschlag Halls will have no ingress or egress to or from the mall during the event itself. The buildings will be open, but occupants are not allowed near the windows and shades must be drawn.