January 15th, 2010
02:11 PM ET
5 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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  1. scott whitehill

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    The President will be a very busy many this year... lol..
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    January 15, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    In other words, Coakley's campaign is going down in flames and Obama is throwing gasoline on it.

    We Brown supporters thank you, Obama. You just put him over the top.

    January 15, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  3. MA revolt

    Too late. He must have missed the memo – the country has turned a corner.

    January 15, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  4. TangledThorns

    Obama didn't help in VA or NJ. This will only make him look as bad as he already does. Even if Coakley wins, which I doubt, this shows how weak and desperate the Dems are this year.

    January 15, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  5. Tom johnson

    Maybe he'll take Rahm Emanuel with him to assault a reporter, or he'll just insult Celtics fans:)
    win or lose, Brown has shown everyone how to run for office again...

    January 15, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  6. Steve, NY

    Obama is bringing his message from the unions to the people of Massachusetts, pay attention.

    January 15, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  7. Mike

    Yeah, nobama and bill clinton went to virginia and new jersey. The governors they went to support, lost some support from the voters and then lost the election. Martha Coakley is more popular than nobama.

    January 15, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. carl saxon

    The Dems desperation to save Ms. Coakley only exceeds their stupidity in losing control of the politics.

    January 15, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. OH IO

    Thank you Obama! Vote Brown MA!

    January 15, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Right Leaning Independent

    Good, with his declining popularity he will only help Brown more!!!

    January 15, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  11. REG in AZ

    The often ridiculous and even bazaar criticisms attempting to appeal to peoples’ biases, prejudices and emotional self-interests offered by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, much like those from the politicians Michael Steele, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl and John McCain, in their thinly veiled aim to control public opinion, should actually result in the opposite affect and simply alienate people. For anyone able to be objective and rational these mostly dishonest and always hyped-up presentations should be recognized as irresponsible and obnoxious efforts to manipulate voters away from being conscientious and protective against exploitation. The antics used alone should be offensive and tell-tale obvious. To follow their intended course is to rationalize returning to ‘more of the same’ that cost us so much under Bush-Cheney and that is still costing us greatly today. Once it is reasonably and responsibly understood that it is absolutely necessary to recover from the past concentration on benefiting just the few while giving the majority only apathy, the costs and an abundance of subterfuge, it can be seen that the costs are greater to continue and would only lead to disaster. The challenge is to see through the substantial efforts by those representing the influential, powerful and wealthy few with their intent to control and manipulate public opinion, and make the decision to support turning things around instead of just accepting ‘more of the same’.

    January 15, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  12. Hugo

    I hope the people of Massachusetts realize what they hold in their hands with regard to the viability of our Nation ever pulling out of this nose dive. The Ted Kennedy's political network of corruption kept him in a seat far too long that he should have lost based solely on his lack of integrity. How is that healthcare plan up there working for you all? Vote Republican even if you despise them just to keep our Government from being a dictatorship! Congress should bury the healthcare Bill with Old Teddy where it belongs and then figure out how to regulate the insurance conglomerates and lawyers!

    January 15, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    If Coakley wins, the republicans will look like the same old sorry bunch of losers and liars, and will have little hope in taking over the senate and congress in 2010.

    January 15, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  14. Jim

    Meddling in elections is becoming the norm for this President. Isn't anybody else disgusted by the way this administration will fight tooth and nail to hold on to a supermajority?

    January 15, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  15. ICARE

    To EdSan

    If she loses and Obama LOSES, then, we the PEOPLE, are the REAL LOSERS.

    The winners are big fat weatlty corporations.....

    Obama is the first step toward achieving a better America.

    January 15, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. Dan

    Remind the people of the failed promises, broken government, and mainly big gaps between rhetorics and actual action.... yes "Mr. Change" is coming to town to desperately trying to prevent a real change!

    January 15, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. Fedup

    There isn't enough for this guy to do in Washington?

    January 15, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Joe

    Obama stay away! I live in MA, I'm a democrat and I'm voting for Scott Brown!! I can't tell you how many people I know who are doing the same. My 78 year old mother who has never voted for a republican is also voting for Brown. So Obama, you're wasting your time.

    January 15, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. Jimmy James

    Stay out. You will only mess up traffic. You serve no purpose other than to waste tax dollars flying here. It won't help. In fact it will probably hurt you. Obama hasn't taken a solid position on any details in the healthcare reform only that he will accept any bill with the title " Healthcare Reform". Loaded with special interest and political pay offs. Maybe he can bring the same deal as Nebraska and no Medicare cuts like Florida with him.

    January 15, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. Gary

    The arrogance of this guy still amazes me. Coakley is losing because of the disgust over Obamacare. And now the very face of Obamacare is going there to stand side by side with her? What a doofus. I was hoping for a Brown victory to send a message. Now I will be down on my knees every day until the election praying for a victory so it will become a personal slap in the face of this arrogant egotistical bufoon.

    January 15, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. hope

    It is time for real change now! Starting in the congress!!
    America is a great country and our children and grandchildren should never pay this ridiculous debt brought by those back door deals congress and administration. Where is the promised transparency ??????????

    January 15, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  22. Edna

    And what will all the rightwingers say when Coakley wins?

    January 15, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. Robert

    I'm sure he's using his own money and not taxpayer money for this.

    January 15, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    @gt – calm down, take your meds. You're just not used to having a president in office who can walk and chew gum at the same time.

    January 15, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  25. JMS

    This is a disaster!! Democrats are entitled to that seat. We bought and paid for it years ago. Shame on Republicans for trying to take it away from us!!

    January 15, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
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