As unbelievable as it may seem, Jennifer Wedel's husband, Darin Wedel, actually got help in his job hunt from President Barack Obama. Even with that, Wedel may not end up voting for him in 2012. Could the family end up being this campaign's "Joe Plumber?"
During an online town hall meeting at a Google Plus Hangout, the Texas resident discussed her husband's long unemployment with the POTUS, and he offered to take a look at his rÃ©sumÃ©. Barack Obama was good on his word, and two days later, Wedel was contacted by White House deputy chief of staff, Alyssa Mastromonaco.
Upon receiving the rÃ©sumÃ©, the White House forwarded it to contacts in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, and since then, Jennifer Wedel's husband, a semiconductor engineer, has been contacted multiple times, and the family is obviously thrilled that they are getting some movement on the jobs front.
Even so, Jennifer Wedel may not vote for Barack Obama for president in 2012. She said, "Just because he's able to send a resume out, that's not going to be a vote factor. We're just one American. There are thousands of Americans just like my husband with no job."
Wedel is right, but what on Earth would it take to get a vote? Having the POTUS involved in your job hunt is huge. It really is too bad that more Americans cannot get this type of help, but the logistics of it are impossible. Barack Obama is busy being the leader of the free world, and while jobs are incredibly high on his list, there is no way for him to personally help each unemployed person in the U.S. with their job search. It must be tough to be in his position and want to help every single person personally, but realize that you can't.
Honestly, can you even imagine having the President help with your job search? It is a truly remarkable thing that Obama was so accessible. Unfortunately, it doesn't solve the overall issue of jobs, but hopefully for the microcosm of the Wedel family, it will end up positively.
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