Ordinarily, President Obama’s days are planned out to the smallest detail.
But for his two-day excursion to Minnesota this week, the president boasted that he’s got little in the way of a formal agenda, has few firm plans, and warned Secret Service that he’s feeling “super loose” and could end up doing any number of things.
“I don’t know. I’m just going to make it up as I go along,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall meeting at Minneapolis’ Minnehaha Park, one of the few planned activities during his two-day stay in the Twin Cities.
“I’m like a caged bear, and every once in awhile I break loose,” the president continued. “And I’m feeling super loose today.”
Earlier on Thursday, Mr. Obama had lunch with Rebekah Erler, a working mother of two who sent a letter to the president describing her family’s daily struggles.
The White House painted Mr. Obama’s visit with Ms. Erler as an attempt to spend a day in the “shoes” of an average American.
Other than those two events, the president’s plans largely are up in the air.
He said he may visit small businesses in the area, buy some ice cream or take in other local attractions.
“You don’t know what I might do. Who knows,” he said.