February 7th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Dear President Obama #384: Trapped in Indiana: Part Three

Reporter's Note: President Obama is reportedly still getting around town in his special armored limousine. Me? I’m still stuck in Indianapolis waiting for the airports to clear enough back home to let me return…and of course, I’m writing letters.

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Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Dear Mr. President,

It is my understanding that you can still get around town, what with your super-charged limo and Secret Service escorts and all. If that is the case, please swing by my house if you can with some firewood and perhaps some words of encouragement.

The power has been off there for a couple of days now, and my wife and younger daughter are growing desperate, even with the phone still working. Well, I suppose that language is a little strong, but suffice to say after 48 hours of candles, and an indoor ambient temperature of about 51 degrees, the house is taking on the same cheery atmosphere of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. I have been talking to them on the phone every couple of hours, and the conversations are becoming ever more edgy.