Obama Roadside Politics

  FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama eats Shave Ice with family and friends at Island Snow at Kailua Beach Center while on vacation with the first family in Kailua, Hawaii. Call it the Obama effect: a presidential visit can be good advertising for the restaurants and businesses. Interest in where and what Obama and his family does can be explained with one word: authenticity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama eats Shave Ice with family and friends at Island Snow at Kailua Beach Center while on vacation with the first family in Kailua, Hawaii. Call it the Obama effect: a presidential visit can be good advertising for the restaurants and businesses. Interest in where and what Obama and his family does can be explained with one word: authenticity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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