Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Obama to Promote Tourism at Disney World Jan 19

Update Jan. 18: See Obama's schedule in Orlando here.

President Barack Obama will visit Walt Disney World on Thursday to "unveil a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel," a White House aide said today.

The president will deliver his remarks inside the Magic Kingdom, with Disney's iconic Cinderella Castle as backdrop.

It is the first of what are sure to be many election-year visits to Florida for Obama. The president carried the nation's largest swing state in 2008, but he faces a much heavier lift in 2012 amid a state unemployment rate that remains above the national average. More at the Orlando Sentinel