Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Tale of Two Three Presidental Visits

Covered before, but I still think it is a remarkable contrast between the visit by President Obama to Pittsburgh today with a comparable visit by President Reagan to Pittsburgh in 1983.  Two recessions*, two presidents and what must be an obligatory visit to Pittsburgh in tough times.

Or, better yet and passed on by Joe A, it is something of a coincidence that October 11 is also the anniversary of a big visit by FDR to Pittsburgh in 1940

* Yes, I know.  The most recent recession technically ended some time ago.  Substitute "period of high unemployment" if you wish.


Blogger john b said...

Hey Chris,

As my High School history teacher used to say.

"President Regan"???? Regan was the Treasury Secretary and his name was Don Regan. Unless of course you meant President ReAgan.

Yes my history teacher was a bit of a *$*Q$* lol.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:03:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...


and it may seem unbelieveable, but I was once my schools rep at the Pittsburgh Press spelling bee. Came in 2nd even.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:09:00 PM  
Blogger john b said...

No thing, the mark of true genius is you occasionally forget to tie your shoes etc.

Loved the FDR link, the old maps and graphics.

Might be of interest to note October 11th 2000 had Bill Clinton visit the 'burgh (this after the March 2000 Nasdaq Tech bubble Crash but a few months before the "official" 2000-01 recession began) so roughly the same type of economic malaise to borrow from Carter.

Clinton was in town to speak at a fundraiser rally for Mr. KDKA Ron Klink.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:15:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Here's an interesting photo;

Two Obama visits

While technically not two Presidential visits, the first was just before the election and everyone knew he was going to win.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:21:00 AM  
Anonymous MN said...

This post by Tim McNulty is pretty funny: http://earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/early-returns-20/53-post-gazette-staff/3446-jobs-bill-dies-after-obama-pgh-visit

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:19:00 AM  
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