April 21st, 2009
03:30 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to head to Missouri to mark 100 days

Obama will return to St. Louis later this month.
Obama will return to St. Louis later this month.

(CNN) –The president is set to mark his first 100 days in office with a trip to the the bellwether state of Missouri.

While White House officials always try to downplay the importance of such things as an administration's first 100 days, President Obama will be travelling to the perennial swing state on the 100th day - next Wednesday, April 29th.

Missouri, always considered a bellwether, went for his election opponent John McCain by a narrow margin.

Obama will be holding a town hall in suburban St. Louis "where he will give a progress report on the administration and take questions from Missourians about the administration's agenda, looking forward," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Tuesday.

In his daily briefing Tuesday, Gibbs joked it was no accident the president would be on the road that day hoping to put his own imprint on press coverage of an administration's first 100
days in office.

The 100 day mark for a new president always receives major press coverage.

"Yes, go figure that we might wan to leave town on April the 29," Gibbs said.

An estimated 100,000 people appeared at a rally for candidate Barack Obama in St. Louis two weeks before the election.


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  1. Scott the Independent

    It does my heart good and the country to see all the "bitter" commentators on thsi blog. When you people are complaining the rest of us know he is doing everything right.

    April 21, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Uncle Sam

    What a bunch of right wing b.s. – Missouri loves Obama & will surely go to him 2012 – wish your lives away d-bs, your party of rethughs will still lose in 2012! LOL

    April 21, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. INDEPENDANT VET

    WHILE IN MISSOURI. BE NICE IF HE GOT ON A LOG AN HEADED DOWN STREAM , AN GOES BACK TO CHRAVEZ AN FIDEL HIS BELOVED FRINDS . MAYBE HE SHOULD TAKE HILLARY ALOG . SHE WAS WITH HIM AT THERE BELOVED MEETING. AN BOTH ADORED THEM TO THE HIGHEST . IF THE SET SAIL , AN RUN OUT OF WIND, McCASKILL AN MADAM PELOSI COULD BRING THAT ABOUT , HOT AIR . YEAAAA

    April 21, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. nwg6011

    Lotta Muni:

    You seem bitter...

    April 21, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Karen - Missouri

    YEAH OBAMA!!!! Obama has done a great job for his first 100 days, including not letting the whiny Republicans ruin everything!

    As for Show Me State...yep, we showed them that Republicans couldn't just come in here and win by big margins! I'm proud of the showing Obama made here during the elections!

    And I'm from St Charles originally...and I KNOW all the bumper stickers didn't come off..."mark". Speak for your own household.

    As for 2012, yes, Obama will win Missouri. We have such liar Republicans here in Missouri. Typical whiny, sleezy, deceitful Republicans!

    April 21, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. Tulsa

    Go to Missouri and show them.
    Despite what some idiots (JimmyBoy, etc...) think, you HAVE demonstrated LEADERSHIP and gotten more done in 100 days than any president in recent memory.
    I just hope some of the anti-American (republicans) posting here don't try and shoot you.

    April 21, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Philip Grant

    Dear Mr. President,

    When you arrive in Missouri even if you're walking on water, holding hands with Jesus, and singing the twenty-third psalms you're going to get slammed. You'll be called a Marxist, commie loving, terrorist appeasing; socialist who is nothing but a community organizer gone wild. I must say I admire you ability to ignore this bull crap and keep on working on the problems of our nation. Good Luck and GOD bless.

    April 21, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. ducdebrabant

    I was born a decade to late to share the lifetime of a great President of the United States. The jury is still out (except of course for the kangaroo court the Republicans keep permanently convened), but Barack Obama may be my chance to salute a Washington, a Lincoln or an FDR.

    April 21, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. Bill ~ Down on the Bayou

    @ Biased:

    Bravo, we are on the same page. I read on a daily basis the democrats spin on all the "Tax-payer Money President Bush spent in 8 YEARS. Not many comments on how much the"Great Himself"(obama) has spent in 90 days.
    These frigging people are stupid!!

    April 21, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  10. John

    Very nice of him to visit this fly-over zone. Is the airport big enough for Airforce 1

    April 21, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  11. Veronica

    Good job, President Obama. You've done more to better this country in 100 days than Bush and his cabal of criminals did in eight years.

    THE hardest man working in Washington – Kudos to the President!!

    April 21, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  12. obama/mama

    INDEPENDANT VET April 21st, 2009 4:25 pm ET

    WHILE IN MISSOURI. BE NICE IF HE GOT ON A LOG AN HEADED DOWN STREAM , AN GOES BACK TO CHRAVEZ AN FIDEL HIS BELOVED FRINDS . MAYBE HE SHOULD TAKE HILLARY ALOG . SHE WAS WITH HIM AT THERE BELOVED MEETING. AN BOTH ADORED THEM TO THE HIGHEST . IF THE SET SAIL , AN RUN OUT OF WIND, McCASKILL AN MADAM PELOSI COULD BRING THAT ABOUT , HOT AIR . YEAAAA
    _______________________________________

    Maybe you should get on a log and study a dictionary

    April 21, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  13. Debbie from KCMO

    Thank you President Obama! You are my hero! You have begun the task of giving America back her respect and dignity – that which was taken away by the previous administration...
    I am proud of you and I am proud of my country thanks to you and all that you do! Please let some of these negative comments roll off like "water on a duck's back"! Thanks and may God bless you and yours!

    April 21, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  14. obama/mama

    That's our President. always showing his appreciation

    April 21, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  15. Mississippi Mike

    Always campaigning. If he's not trying to fit in with our enemies, he's travelling to a swing state to celebrate his first 100 days. He's as good at wasting time as he is at wasting taxpayer money.

    April 21, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  16. Matt

    100 days and he still has not realized the campaign is over.

    April 21, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  17. Annie

    Here are my two cents from a local: Missouri elected Jay Nixon, a Democrat, by a significant margin for governor. However, Barack Obama could not win the state. What is Missouri showing the rest of the country? Draw your own conclusions.

    April 21, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. MJM

    This man does not know how to be a president! ATNA= all talk and no action except for the wrong actions!

    April 21, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. Debbie from KCMO

    Karen in MO, I agree...
    I do not know where or what Mark is looking at or for but in KC ALL you see are OBAMA – BIDEN!!!! Gone are the mccain/palin stickers... Thank you Jesus!!! PEACE TO ALL!!!

    April 21, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Maybe he'll have some influence on Coleman to giv it up already regarding the senate seat.

    April 21, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  21. Jim

    Maybe we should throw a tea party in his honor, he can fund that too.

    April 21, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  22. los

    one of the greatest presidents ever in a shot period of time to work with this mess that the last 8 yrs adminastration left our country with and people keep forgetting he did not create this mess just trying to clean it up WELCOME TO ST LOU MR PRESIDENT

    April 21, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  23. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Whether Missouri carried Obama is not the point. The fact is that Missouri is still one of our States, and a great one I might add, which is all the more reason to spend his 100th day in Missouri. You go President Obama.

    April 21, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. J.P.

    "Progress" report? Uh, I think you better ask for an extention on your 100 days, bub

    The Europeans handed the man his @ss. (Really, the Europeans????) The summit in Mexico had the same outcome, as did this little convention for the Assocation of Latin American Dictators. So far, this joker is batting 0-for-3 in foreign policy, and has managed to run up 4 trillion bucks in debt in his spare time over the last 90 days, dwarfing the seemingly-now-puny-by-comparison $570 billion for Iraq that the liberals have been squawking about for more than seven years.

    I don't know about you, but my future great-great-grandkids can't afford his change anymore. They'll be lucky if CHANGE is what they get left on payday after Uncle Sugar takes his cut. Is it too late to take what's behind Door Number Two?

    April 21, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  25. obama/mama

    Go Obama.....We love you.....

    April 21, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
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