04/27/2011 09:00 am ET Updated Jun 27, 2011

2012 Election: Obama Visits Oprah To Woo Voters

CHICAGO -- Sorry, America, but Chicago is not atwitter over President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama returning to tape "Oprah" on Wednesday -- even if its significance shouldn't be discounted.

Other stuff is going on. Two sports teams have been in the playoffs. Agonizing over two, underperforming baseball teams is in full swing. A policy Energizer Bunny, the maniacally-disciplined and primed-for-action Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel, is sucking up media oxygen prior to his May 16 inaugural. Gas prices are over $4.50 a gallon. And the economy's awful and people are hurting.

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