#CharlieHebdo unity rally: Where was U.S. President Barack Obama?

Why didn’t Obama go? It’s a question, and a headache, the White House is now dealing with in the aftermath of what turned out to be a stunning display by millions of people in Paris and across the country who wanted to honour the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed in France. On Sunday and Monday morning, the U.S. news shows had their reporters and commentators weighing in on the absence of a high-profile American at the rally.