Our president is hard at work - raising money for Democrats
Jobs are still scarce, the economy is growing as fast as a 12-year old boy's mustache, red lines in Syria, Iranian nukes, al-Qaeda rising - but what's all that when there's money to be raised.
Here is our president's schedule for today courtesy of Weekly Standard:
"In the afternoon, the President will travel to New York City. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be open press," the president's schedule reads.
"While in New York City, the President will deliver remarks at two DNC events at private residences and a joint DCCC/DSCC event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The DNC events are print pool for remarks only and the DCCC/DSCC event is pooled press.
"In the evening, the President will depart New York City en route Washington, DC. The departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.
Welcome to the permanent campaign. He's not running for anything but since it's too hard to actually, like, you know, do his job and govern the country, the president played his 122 round of golf since inauguration day 2008 over the weekend and will schmooze with the rich and famous later on this afternoon and this evening.
Interrupting the president's busy social and leisure schedule is the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron. The president will be forced to sit in a chair in the oval office and talk about things other than how Bush is to blame for everything and GOP "obsession" over Benghazi.
But that's just a sidelight. Obama is redefining the meaning of the presidency. And the perpetural campaign is large part of what he thinks a president should be doing with his time.