Campaigning in Chicago, Obama says 'it's good to be home'
President Barack Obama shook hands after landing in Chicago on Friday.
June 1st, 2012
10:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaigning in Chicago, Obama says 'it's good to be home'

(CNN) - Sweet home Chicago.

Back in Chicago for fund-raisers Friday evening, President Barack Obama told supporters in his hometown that he will spend the night in his own bed.

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"It is good to be back home," he said. "I am sleeping in my bed tonight. I'm going to go into my kitchen. I might cook something for myself, putter around in the backyard a little bit."

He was in town for three campaign fund-raisers Friday. Earlier in the day, the president visited a factory in Minneapolis, where he also held fund-raisers. Tickets for at least one of the Friday fund-raisers went for the maximum annual amount an individual is allowed to donate to Obama’s campaign - $38,500.

Obama has been in Chicago several times this year, most recently for the NATO summit last month. In January, he told neighbors that he hoped someone was keeping an eye on his house.

"Is somebody mowing the grass in front of my house?" he asked, to laughter. I’m going to go over there and check. Because I don’t want you guys talking about me.

“He’s a good president, but nobody’s mowing the lawn," Obama suggested neighbors might be saying behind his back. “Bringing down property values."

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. HenryMiller

    If it's so good to be home, maybe he should stay there.

    But, come next January, he'll get to stay there full-time anyway.

    I wonder... what kind of job can a laid-off President get?

    June 1, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  2. Nov 6 Not soon enough

    It is good to be back home," he said. "I am sleeping in my bed tonight. I'm going to go into my kitchen. I might cook something for myself, putter around in the backyard a little bit." WHAT IS THE HURRY FOR? AND YOU WILL HAVE ALL THE TIME YOU NEED IN YOUR OWN HOUSE AFTER NOV 6. It will be a taste of your own medicine!! creating joblessness

    June 1, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  3. Tired of republican lies

    Go on with your bad self Mr. President....screw what the wing nuts have to say....

    June 2, 2012 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  4. grif99999

    I think taxpayers should be reimbursed for all the campaign trips BO is making.

    June 2, 2012 03:03 am at 3:03 am |
  5. madmaninthemiddle

    I'll bet the neighbors are glad he doesn't stay there too often. The security must be a nightmare.

    June 2, 2012 05:11 am at 5:11 am |
  6. Sydnium S. Washington

    No, it ain't.

    June 2, 2012 05:29 am at 5:29 am |
  7. Dan

    I am glad Obama is Glad to be home. After November he will be able to spend all the time he wants at home. Romney 2012

    June 2, 2012 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  8. Gurgyl

    We support you Obama because we are middle class Americans!

    June 2, 2012 06:48 am at 6:48 am |