October 7th, 2009
12:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to help Democrats bring in the bucks

Obama to help Democrats bring in the bucks.
Obama to help Democrats bring in the bucks.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama puts on his fundraiser-in-chief hat again later this month.

The president is scheduled to headline a top-dollar dinner for the Democratic National Committee at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York on Tuesday, October 20, according to a Democratic source.

Obama is also the main attraction at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee-Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee joint fundraiser in Miami on October 26, according a a Democratic leadership staff source.

The president also heads back onto the campaign trail later this month. Jon Corzine's re-election campaign says the Obama will team up with the New Jersey governor later this month. The president joined Corzine at a campaign rally this summer, and on Wednesday Vice President Biden teamed up with Corzine in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


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  1. Jeff

    Wow, our president has a lot of time on his hands, maybe Biden is making all the decisions???? Now that is a scary thought!!!!!!!!!

    October 7, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. mark

    Oh politics. Always plenty of time for fundraising. It is all about who has the most dough anyway. Look at Huckabee, he wins Iowa and has no chance, why? Because he didn't have enough money to compete against the Romney's and McCain's of the world. Obama earned twice as much as Clinton.

    October 7, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. J.P.

    Obama's endorsements of Dodd and Corzine have had the same effect as tossing an anchor to a drowing man.

    Seriously, Dems... if you want to get re-elected, don't hang the Obama albatross around your neck.

    October 7, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. No Hillary = No Obama

    Isn't that Obama's forte – social manipulation, rock star – because it certainly isn't leadership.

    October 7, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. Silence DoGoode

    This all he is good for...as this is all he seems to do....

    October 7, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. No More Incumbents

    Glad to see he has the country's needs as his primary focus.

    October 7, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. Enough

    He sure has all the time in the world for campaigning, but not enough time to worry about the real issues......unemployment, Afghanistan, ACORN. Guess he would rather do what he knows how to do.

    October 7, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. Steph

    I wonder if jay was asking the same questions about W when he attended fundraising events or spent weeks on end at his ranch in TX. This President is working every day to fix the messes created by your great leader, W. Your fearless leader...the one you didn't criticize at all for racking up the huge debt, using faulty intelligence to get us into a war, hiding the cost of the two wars, hiring unqualified people like "Brownie" for FEMA, doing nothing to fix the rising cost of health care, attempting to get unqualified people onto the supreme court (Harriet Meyers), sending our men and women to war without the proper equipment to keep them safe...I could go on, but you get the point.

    October 7, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    How many more days before this idiot ACORN/SEIU and George Soros stole the election for is gone. Stupid, appeasing, vacillating, hyperpartisan, hypocritical, lying loser.

    October 7, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. Peter

    This President is a combination of FDR and the great Mandera!!
    Great president with global appeal!. He has put America as # 1 the most liked place in the world!!!. Now go get those big bucks but not from lobbyists and insurance companies!!!

    October 7, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. Stephen, Minneapolis

    Well at least he's giving somebody money. I voted for him but I have yet to see a check out of the deal. Also, why were they giving out white coats to the doctors at the White House? There are plenty of poor people who are going to freeze to death this winter and they could've used a free coat. Typical politician, helping out his rich friends while everyone else gets the straight shaft.

    October 7, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  12. T. van Tol

    For this President, I would give my life
    and ... I am not even an American.
    He gave me so much hope for a better
    world and I know so many Americans hate him.
    In the mean time he is respected all over the world
    and loved more than one of your Presidents as never been loved before.

    Ted van Tol, The Netherlands

    October 7, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  13. Texas Democrat

    REPUBLICAN; READ YOUR LIPS. YOU LOST. When Bush was in the White House, we (DEMOCRATES) had to support him because he was OUR president. We were still Americans, even if our candidate lost. President Obama is still OUR president ( a house divided will fall). If OUR President fails, we as a people fail. Let's think with those big heads. We are American, we as a majority chose OUR leader. PLEASE ALLOW HIM TO LEAD.
    He is an individual and each individual thinks differently. Don't forget your life skills because you don't like the man. He is doing a great job. REMEMBER: IT IS HARD TO MOVE FORWARD WITH " SO MANY PEOPLE" PULLING YOU BACK.

    REPUBLICANS STOP PULLING BACK AND GET ON BOARD AND THE LOAD WILL BE LIGHTER.
    LOVE YOU ALL IN A GODLY WAY.

    October 7, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. frodo

    Throughout history, we have had charismatic people who have led large groups in the wrong direction or who by neglect have allowed the group to run amok due to a true lack of leadership beyond the charismatic smile.

    Obama appears to fall into this group. Many promises about serious issues, but little work. Unemployment is up and we still are waiting to hear where the stimulus went-it's still sitting in coffers somewhere in DC, but we're to believe that somehow this money we borrow from the next generation will really make it better for us.

    The President needs to stop fundraising, olympic banter and late-night shows and get down to the business of leading and making hard decisions.

    October 7, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  15. ICARE

    Oh stop making fun of Obie. This guy is only going to get better.

    This year he has training wheels on while being faced with critically challenges. I believe he has learned everything he needs to know about being a Prez this year. Next year, I'm sure he is going to hit the ground RUNNING.

    First year... crawling and fumbling
    2nd year... RUNNING all the way to 2012!!!

    I'm just happy we elected a calm president.

    October 7, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. Republican

    I didn't vote for the man, but I think all in all, he's doing a darn good job. Not necessarily the same way to fix things I would have chosen, but there's more then one way to skin a wolf (as Palin would probably say).

    These comments about a President supporting his party, which EVERY PRESIDENT IN HISTORY HAS DONE, from some of my fellow republicans truely are pathetic. Find something to complain about that's REAL, rather then simply always complaining. Your childish behavior truely is very telling why so many people are leaving my party

    ps: Some of the liberal hate comments are equally disturbing, but I don't have to be ashamed of them, I'm not part of that party.

    October 7, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. seebofubar

    Obama is the classic example of activity vs achievement. He has been running around like a leaf in a wind storm but has acomplished nothing! No surprize though, look at his record in Illinois. He is an abysmal failure. Maybe if he'd concentrate on his job rather than getting loosers re-elected, he'd be able to acomplish something.

    October 7, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. AUSTIN,TX

    Enough...since you didn't vote for prez obama anyways..I'm sure he doesn't care what you think

    October 7, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  19. ICARE

    Grow the economy... grow reserach in green energy...

    I was informed that if we unleash GREEN power, there will be plenty of jobs ..morethan we need...

    As you can see, Bill Clinton was not afraid of the internet so let's not be afraid of GREEN Power.

    Always remember, three things made America; God, GUTS (lots of it) and guns....

    October 7, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. The mouthpiece goes to work

    Sure Obama will hit the campaign trails to raise millions in order for the do nothing lifelong career Democratic pols to keep their jobs. Forget that Obama has failed to deliver on anyof his campaign pledges despite having total control over all three branches of government...

    This is precisely what is wrong in DC WE NEED TERM LIMITS. Now the reality is we will never see them –but surely Americans can see that Obama is a fraud and the Dems have no intention of passing any meaningful legislation - Gitmo is still open; we are still in Iraq; Obama is escalating in Afghan, there is no financial reform; there is no health care reform; there is no torture reform; there is no immigration legislation; we are spending on pork by the trillions; and lobbyists and campaign donors still run the government. We are still losing jobs; retirement accounts are still in the red; and our deficit we will leave our kids is growing faster than at any time in our country's history. Wake up America. This is not change. This is madness

    October 7, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  21. Steve, NJ

    Ridiculously high unemployment, sickening teenage crimes in Chicago, Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran and Venezuala have nuclear capabilities...

    All this going on and he's out raising money for people's campaigns? Enough is enough. Our president should be focusing on those serious issues mentioned, not raising money for politics. This is why I did not vote for him and why I will not vote for his party. They are not focused on the issues at hand, especially our drastic unemployment rate. How are his approval ratings so high when he isn't focused on the issues at hand?

    October 7, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  22. shmeckel

    Get to work. How bout the DNC sign you paycheck this month. How bout the DNC pay your air fair, security, ect... Can someone in DC just pretend we are at 10% unemployment, pretend between you and bush you gave away 1.5 trillion dollars of our money. What is you problem. What change, this is DC at its finest. Get to work!!!

    I still see the term "multitask" to describe you. The prefix "multi" means more than one; and i cant even think of one acomplashment he has yet. Oh wait, fund abortions overseas, give away money to the people and companies that made the worst mistakes to get us into this mess, yep that is more than one, sorry i take that back.

    October 7, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  23. Tony

    SNL is simply stating the obvious, that most Americans already know and understand. After campaigning as a centrist he is as far left as any president in recent history. The Dems through their own arrogance have themselves given life to the Repubs. And Captain Ego, will only be a one term president. Tax and spend is back, but only for 13 more months, then the hard work of undoing all of the socialist bills will begin. IF and that is a big IF, Obama ever moved to the center he would have a chance, but Obamacare is a perfect example of ignoring the right. Tort reform and being able to sell insurance accross statelines are the easiest, cheapest and most effective ways to bend the cost curve, the republicans and anyone who has common sense know this.

    October 7, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  24. Wake Up

    Only thing Obama is successful at...selling recycled crap as new ideas...and suckers just eat it up. Less govt. now!

    October 7, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  25. NOT THE KINDA GUY TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO, BUT I TOLD YOU SO

    My initial instinct is to say "dont you have more important things to do", but since Obama has screwed up this country in just 10 short months, it is better that he dont do anymore damge to this country. So go campaign for your fellow marxists and leave the country alone, so when the republicans take back control of the congress we wont have to clean up any more of a mess then there already is.

    October 7, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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