Obama makes media push
October 26th, 2012
05:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama makes media push

(CNN) – Tied with his Republican contender Mitt Romney in Colorado, and possessing only a slight advantage in Nevada, President Obama is pushing to lock up the last few undecided voters with just 11 days before the election.

Having just completed his “America Forward” tour, which landed Obama in six of nine key swing states, the president will participate in 10 interviews Friday that will air in seven of the battleground states.

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Obama will make his case on MTV with Sway Calloway Friday evening in hopes of renewing the excitement of the younger voting bloc and winning over those viewers who are still on the fence. He will hold a question and answer period in the special “Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview with the President” from the Blue Room. Winning the support of the younger demographic is key for him as college students and the youth vote made up a significant portion of his voting base last election. In 2008 he won two-thirds of voters between the ages of 18 and 29.

In addition to his MTV appearance Obama will tape radio interviews with hosts Michael Smerconish for the “Michael Smerconish Show” and April Ryan for Urban Radio Networks.

The campaign has yet to name the local outlets for the president’s other interviews.

CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin contributed to this report


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Montykoolaid

    Romney pretty much refuses to do ANY interviews that aren't on Fox "news" and answer ANY questions that aren't canned from his party.

    October 26, 2012 06:08 am at 6:08 am |
  2. Thomas

    Romney's sons own voting machines ?

    Romney = GW Bush

    October 26, 2012 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  3. Name Tim

    Media push,they have been pushing this BS artist all along.

    October 26, 2012 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  4. Jerry

    No, no! NOT media push. CNN, please change/correct the headline to: "PERFORMER WANNABE" push. No wonder HE does not have time for Benghazi. the economy, jobs, housing, etc., etc., etc.

    October 26, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Stay wide awake–watch Ohio, IA closely–8 more days. Mitt son may cheat.

    October 26, 2012 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  6. Guest

    Mitt was right on, after four years of failure BO should call it the America Forwarned tour....

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

    October 26, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  7. John, PA

    And Americansin all states will vote to push Obama and the Democrats out of office!

    October 26, 2012 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  8. Bev

    obama can go & talk why he should get reelected but with what happened in libyia & our poor ambasador & others who asked for help will be what brings him down he is president for all americans but he is too interested in being the celebrity president i have lost all respect for him & hillary clinton they should be ashamed of themselves.

    October 26, 2012 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I would hope that every parent takes their children to vote to show them that it is important and doesn't take a lot of time. If that becomes the norm, then we will have more people growing up voting and doing that as adults.

    October 26, 2012 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  10. Angie

    As a mother, I found President Obama's "My First TIme" video addressing voting "virgins" to be the height of vulgarity. Is this how a president reaches out for the vote to YOUR daughters. This ad is a blatant slap to every woman who fought to overcome every stereotype to succeed. Maybe it is just an attempt to distract us from the criminally negligent behavior of the Obama Administration on Benghazi? Obama is spending too much time worrying about a woman's "My First Time"when he should be focused on a woman's "My First Job!!!!"

    October 26, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  11. Fortinbras

    And Romney will not be doing any interviews. The risk of him putting foot in mouth is too high. Look for him to examine, scrutinize, and exploit Obamas comments whenever possible. But, again, no interviews for Romney.

    October 26, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  12. Bob Williams

    Is he running for re-election or on a promotional tour for some new movie? Next he'll be on Storage Wars or one of those reality shows – perhaps Big Brother at the White House. There must be some votes to be had by demeaning the office further.

    October 26, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  13. 4moreyears

    This is good. Meanwhile Romney runs from the main stream media. He could care less abt the young vote or the black vote. SMH after all they are part of the 47% he is not concerned with.

    October 26, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |