ABC News' Ann Compton ( @AnnCompton ) reports:
President Obama is planning a summer road trip in the Middle West this month. When he gets ready to roll the week of August 15th, he will have available two armored tour buses just purchased by the Secret Service.
The million dollar vehicles are part of the fleet the Secret Service keeps in Washington for any officials who require protective details. Eventually that will include presidential candidates.
In the past for presidential bus tours, the Secret Service has had to rent vehicles often used by rock stars on tour and retro-fit the vehicles with needed communications and security gear fit for a president.