It'd be kinda like that old cartoon "Spike and Chester"
If we ever get a "real" leader, that might change, but at this point the best we can hope for is sympathy
The irony is that Obama's first foreign trip as president is being billed as the political equivalent of a business lunch at Tim Hortons, with nary a bit of the pomp and circumstance that other foreign leaders have been treated with in Ottawa.
Unlike former presidents such as Franklin Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy or Dwight Eisenhower, Obama will not be putting his rhetorical skills to use in front of a joint session of Parliament.
Instead, the visit will be an overwhelmingly private affair as Harper and Obama are expected to speak on a few specific issues behind closed doors, notably the economy and Afghanistan.
"I wouldn't expect anything dramatic out of this," CTV's chief political correspondent Craig Oliver says.
The trip is planned to be only about five hours in length.