From the LA Times:

A picture is worth 1,000 words: Obama traffic jam

President Obama’s fundraising swing through Los Angeles made for a tougher afternoon commute for some motorists on Monday.

The traffic problems were most intense in Hancock Park and Mid-City, with east-west commuters facing some delays. A portion of Wilshire Boulevard and adjacent 6th Street were shutdown for several hours, jamming other streets linking downtown and the Westside.

On top of that, Obama made an unscheduled stop at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles on Pico Boulevard. …

Obama attended two events that evening.

At an intimate fundraising dinner in Hancock Park, Obama spoke softly to a few dozen supporters who had paid $35,800 each to greet him.

Truly a worthy cause if there ever was one.