Obama campaign: President to address Iowa supporters Tuesday via web chat
December 30th, 2011
11:49 AM ET
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Obama campaign: President to address Iowa supporters Tuesday via web chat

Washington (CNN) – As Republican presidential hopefuls continue whirlwind campaign events in Iowa in advance of next week's caucuses, the Obama campaign is planning for the president to speak to his Iowa supporters via the web Tuesday night while the GOP caucus results come in.

A Democratic campaign official told CNN the technology is new and is a version of the web chat feature "Skype" but on a much larger scale.

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President Obama is expected to return to Washington, D.C. from his Hawaiian holiday early next week. The campaign official, who did not want to be identified by name, said the president will speak from Washington to his supporters gathered in various locations in Iowa via a web chat called Adobe Connect.

Four years ago, Mr. Obama's surprising eight-point win in the Iowa caucuses gave him the initial momentum that eventually allowed him to surge past then-Sen. Hillary Clinton after a long fight for the Democratic nomination.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. diridi

    For various reasons, I am supporting and voting for this president. Obama2012.

    December 30, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Jason

    One day soon, our reckless economic and military ignorance will be called an act of war. Who will come save us from ourselves? Will they say they are defending their strategic interests? What if they say they are protecting the freedoms of humanity?

    What if sound money and jobs are only possible when we aren't sending $5 billion out of this country every day?

    What if Christianity teaches peace and not preventative wars and aggression?

    Ron Paul & Jon Huntsman 2012.

    December 30, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Obama campaign: President to address Iowa supporters Tuesday via web chat
    Don’t blame him because of the "media frenzy" from the RIGHT and the negative attacks
    A need to remind voters not to fall prey to the attacks and stick to the truth and fact…
    That his fight is for more than the far-RIGHT/Right agenda, and he will continue to prove that

    Obama 2012!!

    December 30, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  4. Perry W

    That's right Mr. President, show them how it's done in Iowa.

    December 30, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  5. idirid

    this idiot... ok... messed the nation like a hell... true, true, and true.. ok... listen to this educated... that's it.... ok...

    December 30, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. Marla

    He is the only adult in the race.
    I'm so glad to see that he is making intelligent use of technology, too.
    OBAMA, 2012!!!

    December 30, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. Mikey

    I can't wait for the campaign to heat up. Fired up and ready to go. This will be about whether we want an America that works for the few or for the majority of the population. It is about whether corporations are people and those with wealth and power can continue to rewrite the rules for their own narrow benefit. It is about upward mobility and a strong middle class, where hard work is rewarded for most Americans or where the "ownership class" is allowed to capture all the value created by the work of many. You don't think so, just look at a graph of how the incomes and wealth of the top 1% have grown over the past 30 years and how incomes and wealth for 90% of Americans have not changed. In addition to capturing 100% of the gains in income and more than 100% of the gains in wealth, their tax rates have been slashed disproportionately compared to the rest of the population.

    December 30, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    I wonder how many extra American jobs will be created as a result of the President debuting the new American tecnology.

    December 30, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  9. Ain't life strange?

    I sense this whole republican cacaus thing is like amateur night at the Apollo and Obama is sitting on the sidelines waiting for his turn. This circus we call the GOP field has got too end some day...

    December 30, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. Orchid333

    The Prez doesn't need to do anything but sit back and watch the Republican debacle. I don't think any of these guys (or gals) have a chance against Obama in the General Election. Should make for some entertaining television though.

    December 30, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. willie floyd

    The president has done an excellent job, considering what he had to work with-the lowest rated congress in history. I am very thankful to have a leader who represents the middle class-not the elitists of the country.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012/WARREN 2016

    December 30, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  12. Andrew

    The current incomptent, inept, corrupt, union toady president is on a $4 million tax payer funded vacation in Hawaii with his wife showing off her $2,000 sundresses. He is celebrating how he stole from the Social Security fund to give the money to the dope addicted, non working non taxpaying welfare frauds to bribe them to vote for him in the 2012 election. I cannot get a vacation, I have to work for a living unlike the limousine democrat liberals.

    December 30, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. Eduardo

    I really dont know what is wrong w/ us, we all know who create this mess, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, create this mess, I remember Bush promoting the CAPITALISM as a fair way to succeed. Guess what? It fail why? Because the It concentrate the money only in one side we all know where, that happen to Latin America and thats what the TEA/PUBLICAN wants to do here In the US, couple days ago I hear the house speaker saing SOMETIMES IS HARD TO DO THE RIGHT THING, idiot u were electected to do the right thing. I only want to ask all of u ARE YOU GOING TO LET THE TEAPUBLICAN KEEP DESTROYING YOUR COUNTRY? Oh one more AND EVERY 2 or 4 years they come to u and ask for ur VOTE, After they have it they dorget about you. ARE U GOING TO LET THE THEPUBLICAN USE U AGAIN? Remember in 2012 the future of u and your family, is in your hand. Dont let the republicans destroy your COUNTRY.

    December 30, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  14. R

    @ Rudy NYC
    "I wonder how many extra American jobs will be created as a result of the President debuting the new American tecnology."

    One or two temporary jobs, assuming they don't use their own internal IT staff to manage/develop it. I don't see how it can be "new" technology when it's a version of "Skype." I hope more politicians use video-conferencing technology instead of flying to different places when that money could be better used elsewhere (not to mention saving a lot of fuel).

    December 30, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  15. Republicans are just a bunch of liers

    I'm fired up and ready to go!! We need to keep our sanity and reelect President Obama, becouse our country will go backwards to the 19th cenury if we elect another gop...we need to remove the tea/gobp from congress as well, so that we can move forward!

    December 30, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. Debra from Georgia

    I am fired up and ready to go. Obama/Biden 2012.

    December 30, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |