January 15th, 2010
02:11 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama to head to Massachusetts

President Obama to head to Massachusetts.
President Obama to head to Massachusetts.

(CNN) - President Obama will head to Massachusetts Sunday to campaign on behalf of embattled Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley, a Democratic official and a Democratic congressional source confirm to CNN.


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soundoff (122 Responses)
  1. Dont worry

    The writers used for the Chicago Olympics sales pitch are being used for this trip too. She'll be just fine.

    January 15, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Gary, Los Angeles

    To catch a ball game?

    January 15, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  3. Mike Syracuse, NY

    It will only hurt. Brown is 'change' , Coakley is the same tired Democratic machine that has backrupted MA, and is doing the same with the US.

    January 15, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. PL

    I never understand this about our government.
    Top executive spending tax payers' money, time, resources to campaign for one political party.

    January 15, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. No More Incumbents

    That should do in Coakley.

    January 15, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  6. No More Incumbents

    I'm glad to see our President is attending to the priorities of the nation, you know, advancing the Democtatic Party. This guy is so totally self-absorbed it makes me sick.

    January 15, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. Bear

    Doesn't he have other priorities he should be focused on? Things such as planning his next vacation, golf match, dinner date, retreat with congress, playday in Copenhagen? It's been over a year and we still can't get a 40 hour work week out of this guy.

    He is spending more time keeping his corrupt administration in tact. At what point can we impeach on grounds of no hope or faith in his service? We are desparate for leadership and Reid and Pelosi are walking all over him like a cheap carpet.

    January 15, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. Robin

    She is not going to win. There is not one good thing about her.

    January 15, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. Simonsays, Orlando

    After his under the table union deal on health care, I would think he would do nothing but hurt Coakly. She doesn't need his help to lose.

    January 15, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. The Right Worships at the Altar of Ignorance

    He's not "worrying about a election" he's worrying about the future of the country, idiot! He knows, just like the rest of us who care about the future of the country, that if you right-wing nuts get any kind of control again you will bring this country back to it's knees just like you did before!

    January 15, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  11. Penny

    Priorities once again not in place.

    January 15, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  12. Albo58

    Guard the graveyards and this President will not be able to energize his "base"! Massachusetts deserves something better than a rubber-stamp like Coakley!

    January 15, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  13. t22

    He figures he can work the same magic he did in getting the Olympics for Chicago!

    Oh no you can't!

    January 15, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  14. Tom in Delaware

    The Kiss of Death....

    Teddy, move over, you gotta make room for the 2,000 page Health Care Bill that just flat-lined.

    January 15, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  15. Pam

    I hope our President can insure that 60th all important seat!

    January 15, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  16. csh

    MA is Hillary Clinton country!

    She won the state over Obama by 15 points in the 2008 primary.

    January 15, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  17. Tom from Ohio

    It is still politics people, don't act surprised. Rethug or Dumbocrat its the same old same old. When will people wake up and realize the two party system is devised to keep us fighting amongst ourselves and to prevent us from joining together and pointing out ALL the criminal behavior in congress.

    January 15, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  18. Mike in MN

    Ha, Ha!!!!!!! Just like he helped in New Jersey and Virginia governor races. The Dems are in trouble because of him.

    January 15, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  19. Jimmy James

    Those of you thinking a recent poll by the Boston Globe showing a 15 point lead was accurate and balanced, why would Obama make last minute plans to go to Mass to campaign? He had no plan to but She is actually losing this. Once again liberals believe what they read in newspapers that are biased.

    January 15, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  20. steve

    Oh yea...that will help..

    January 15, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  21. jules sand-perkins

    she still might win: she still has borrowed status from Senator Kennedy's family's endorsement that may overpower the President's shadow.
    However, without President Obama's record, she was expected to win by a landslide because of Senator Kennedy's great contribution to this nation, and all the Kennedys' relationship to Massachusetts.
    There are different kinds of Democrats.
    Hopefully, that party will sort itself out later.

    January 15, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  22. John

    As unpopular as Obama is, and should be, this visit may hurt more than it helps. I guess it depends if the great people in Mass are as smart as I think they are. And I don't think they can be swayed by backsroom deals which appears to be the new Democrat approach. Vote GOP and get us back to checks & balances, please!
    From a CA friend.

    January 15, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
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