Via The Hill:
The White House has weighed sending President Obama to Ferguson, Mo. and has not ruled out a visit in upcoming weeks, according to sources familiar with the internal decision making.
For now, the White House believes a trip by Obama to Ferguson would do more harm than good by diverting resources on the ground at a pivotal time for law enforcement. [...]
Another night of clashes between police and demonstrators erupted Monday, leading to dozens of arrests and reports of shots being fired by some protestors.
“The volatility of the situation demands that the president go down there when the time is right to make sense of what is going on in Ferguson,” said Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist and a former longtime aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.