Updated at 6:10 pm
The president has a lot on his mind these days, as his administration rushes to fix the website that launched before its time.
President Barack Obama doesn’t often go to church, in the public’s eye, that is — there is the chapel at Camp David, the daily devotionals e-mailed by his faith-based adviser.
He did today on a crisp autumn morning in Washington.
The president and family left the White House at 10:59 am for a walk across Lafayette Park to attend a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
“Good morning, everyone,” he said to the obligatory press pool walking with him. Asked by one if Nov. 30 is a realistic deadline to fix that Obamacare website and the network of government and insurance data bases behind it supporting the health insurance exchanges opening under the Affordable Care Act, Obama replied, “C’mon guys. I’m going to church.”
They accepted communion and were back at the White House by 12:16 pm.
As clouds were lifting for a sunny afternoon, the presidential motorcade left the White House about a half-hour later.
A good day for golf?
Yes, at Fort Belvoir, sunny in the low 60s. No word on the foursome.
After four hours on the greens, he headed home at 5:27 pm.
There’s already another Democrat making the rounds of groups eager to know if, or when, she will launch her own campaign for president.
Organizing for Action reached out with a weekend 66th birthday greeting for Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state who challenged Obama for their party’s presidential nomination in 2008 and could be gearing up for 2016.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 26, 2013