As President Obama prepares to pitch his $447 billion jobs plan at a “Putting America Back to Work” LinkedIn town hall this afternoon, it seems strange that his own LinkedIn profile page doesn’t mention his jobs plan at all. In fact, his whole page seems a bit outdated.
Obama’s profile, which lists his current position as “President at United States of America,” includes a brief resume and lists among his “specialties” his work on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, his efforts to “rebuild trust in government” and his travel to Russia to “begin a new generation of securing weapons worldwide.”
Notably absent from his page is any mention of his effort to revitalize the economy or his American Jobs Act. He also fails to mention any of the other items that he often touts, such as health care reform, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” or the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
“The administration can’t only be about me. It must be about us – it must be about what we can do together. It is about reclaiming the meaning of citizenship, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change,” Obama has posted in the limited “summary” portion of his profile.
While the president’s page is clearly limited in scope, unlike the millions of other LinkedIn users, the president hardly needs to rely on the site’s networking potential to make connections or find better employment.