Obama Roadside Politics

May 3, 2012 - 2:27 AM
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2009 file photo, then-President-elect Barack Obama waves to onlookers as he leaves Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington where he stopped to eat with then-Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, second from left. Call it the Obama effect: a presidential visit can be good advertising for the restaurants and businesses. Interest in where and what Obama and his family does can be explained with one word: authenticity. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)