WASHINGTON — Seeing his approval ratings dip and flounder, President Barack Obama announced a new public and private manufacturing hub in North Carolina.
Reuters reported that embattled incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan was visibly absent during Obama’s visit.
The new hub in Raleigh is going to be led by North Carolina State University and whose plan is to develop high-power electronic chips. Obama finally has seen one of his State of the Union promises fulfilled, as he wanted more manufacturing jobs over a year ago.
Obama said he wanted 45 other hubs, but blamed Congress for not approving funding for it. Obama is facing dipping poll numbers over his disastrous health care law, known by opponents and supporters by ObamaCare, and this is a welcome distraction for him.