Obama to Return to Joplin For Commencement Campaign Speech

Last year it took Barack Obama a week before he visited Joplin, Missouri after a deadly tornado killed at least 139 people.

U.S. President Barack Obama greets Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne after arriving in Joplin, Missouri, May 29, 2011. Obama travelled. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

Obama posed for pictures then boarded an aircraft for Joplin.


While in Joplin he took a brief tour of the town in his car.
He then spoke briefly with tornado victims for about 10 minutes.
Then he gave a short speech at Missouri Southern University.
Then he got the hell out of there… After pausing for a few pictures.

Well, Barack Obama is heading back to Joplin today. He’s going to speak at the high school commencement. It will make for a good photo op.

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