Obama readies Iowa teleconference
Then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama greeted people during a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa on August 25, 2008.
January 3rd, 2012
09:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama readies Iowa teleconference

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – President Barack Obama will take a few questions from Iowa caucus-goers when he addresses Democratic caucus sites Tuesday through a teleconference, according to a senior Obama campaign official.

Obama is thus far running unopposed on the Democratic side while Republican candidates duke it out for the GOP nomination.

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The president won the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses in 2008, which helped propel his candidacy nationwide. Ahead of the 2012 general election, Team Obama said they are not focused on turnout Tuesday and are instead using the non-competitive primary contest as "an opportunity to expand the unrivaled organization we have built this year."

At a press conference in Des Monies, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Democratic efforts Tuesday are the culmination of months of organization on the ground in the Hawkeye State. Starting Wednesday, she said they intend to shoot the organization "out of a cannon."


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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    Oh man... I'm going to miss it. How will I manage to carry on?

    January 3, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  2. Marry

    This must be a real relief to the State of Iowa! After all these month of having to listen to the BS from the GOP/TP “candidates”, the President will answer your questions intelligently! Terrific! President Obama 2012!!!!

    January 3, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  3. gt

    obama has done nothing but run for office the last 3 yrs..

    January 3, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  4. george of the jungle

    Vote for President Obama.

    January 3, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I got to do some phone banking for our President over Christmas vacation. Our approach as a grassroots unit is that of our President: take nothing for granted, leave no stone unturned, it is not over until it is over.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    January 3, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  6. Namefor obama!!

    obama 2012 the best choice for america !!!!!

    January 3, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. Jake

    Iowa could use a dose of reality!

    January 3, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Republican who supports President Obama

    I really wished he had a stop in Iowa on the way back from HI. It would suck all the wind out of the sails from the GOP wannabes media monopoly.

    Get these caucuses over and done with. I am getting tired of them already.

    January 3, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  9. jerry

    a blast of Hawaiiian hot air...blows into Iowa! The carpetbagger returns!

    January 3, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Ever notice how the crazy right wingnuts just make up crap, like they never read a paper or watched American media? One thing about foreign owned media, Fox, they keep their viewers uninformed and misinformed.

    January 3, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    As long as right wingnuts have a spineless, flip flopping, limp wristed teddy bear who has done nothing for 18 years but run for office and lose, they will keep their dream to return to the 18 th century alive.

    January 3, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Romney may be the worst thing that could happen to America, outside of "W," but he can lie like the best of the republicans.

    January 3, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. Joe

    Ever notice how the lame stream media is in the tank for Obama; ABC,NBC,MSDNC,CNN, and CBS. Fox news dominates these poor networks!

    January 3, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  14. Austrian Theorist

    Nice! The president can talk about continuing the policies of George W. Bush and promising not to detain American citizens without due process. The GOP must be thrilled they have Bush in charge. Oh wait...

    January 3, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  15. insight iowa

    I will be at the Democratic Caucus tonight... excited to hear what the President has to say. Republican voting Straight Democratic Ticket 2012. Not only giving the President the chance to be the President you voted him into office to be but giving him a House and Congress to get things done and America back on track.

    January 3, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. Seanomatic

    To gt:

    You must have been living in a bubble the last 3 years! How can you Not know what Obama has done the last three years? Are you that dumb

    January 3, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair [ happy happy new year, game on ]

    Oh man... I'm going to miss it. How will I manage to carry on?
    -----------–
    Do what you always do. Watch Fox News. Sing the blues. Wake up confused.

    January 3, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |