Breaking: Obama going to Boston
April 16th, 2013
05:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Breaking: Obama going to Boston

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Boston Thursday to speak at an interfaith service dedicated to victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon, the White House announced in a statement.


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  1. it must be said

    Of course he is. Was there any doubt he would? He uses every opportunity he can to get in front of the TV cameras. Pretty soon he'll start showing up at every fire as well. Please stop this constant pursuit of media events and stay in Washington and do your job.

    April 16, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Palin Power

    This incident proves that Obama is a greater EPIC FAIL than Dubya! When Sarah Palin becomes our next President, she will protect this nation from all forms of terror and prevent incidents like this from ever happening again.

    April 16, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  3. freedom

    Take notes while you're there, Mr. President, and learn. This is how you confront, and investigate a terrorist act.

    April 16, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    As any intelligent president should do in this time of crisis.

    Now let the ignorant Benghazi rants begin, by those who haven't served in any war, lost any family members (in a war based on lies and ignorance), and those who hold unnecessary hatred toward a non-white president.

    Enjoy yourselves because you know who you are.

    April 16, 2013 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  5. Jeb2016- We owe the Bushes another shot at bringing the country down!

    Palin Power
    This incident proves that Obama is a greater EPIC FAIL than Dubya! When Sarah Palin becomes our next President, she will protect this nation from all forms of terror and prevent incidents like this from ever happening again.

    When I read Palin Power posts, they always remind me of the dead girl in Harry Potter.

    April 16, 2013 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. Donna

    The LAST thing they need in Boston right now is the President and all the security he requires. They need to be looking for the people that did this. How the heck do they know the perpetrators left the area? Maybe they are waiting for the VERY predictable Obama visit in order to strike again? For the love of God, STAY IN DC!!

    April 16, 2013 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  7. edog

    Palin Power

    This incident proves that Obama is a greater EPIC FAIL than Dubya! When Sarah Palin becomes our next President, she will protect this nation from all forms of terror and prevent incidents like this from ever happening again.
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    Did you forget 911 happened under the BUSH/CHENEY Administration! If Bush or Palin was the President (Thank God they are not), they would be lying to the people of America that the North Korean's did it and America needs to go to war again!

    April 16, 2013 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  8. Anthony

    Palin Power and it must be said, you guys are complete idiots! He's the President, why wouldn't he go to Boston. Good luck on President Palin pal, it will be a cold day in hell before that happens. Ronald Reagan would be resurrected and sworn in again before, "I can see Alaska from my house" takes the oath.

    April 16, 2013 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  9. Palin Not so Power???

    @Palin Power Really?????? she is too busy with mack-up and everything that can bring limelight....

    April 16, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  10. The REAL Truth...

    @Palin Power – she stands as much chance of becoming President as you do.

    April 16, 2013 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  11. 2012liberal

    @palin LMFAO palin dreams and dubya nightmares!

    April 16, 2013 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  12. The Elephant in the Room

    Let the Obama haters start to spew their adolescent caliber venom in 5 . . 4 . . 3 . . 2 . . 1

    I think we`ve come a long way from 9-11 when GWB grabbed a bullhorn and climbed up on a heap of ruble. Obama has a different speed; a different style; a different substance. I am confident he will get the perps just like he got the Somali pirates, bin Laden, Moammar, or $40b out of BP for the oil spill. Accountability through quiet competence is Mr. Obama`s modus operandi. Keep up the good work sir.

    April 16, 2013 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  13. 2012liberal

    @palin that's the hardest i laughed all day. I think i peed myself and pucked n my mouth a little all at the same time.

    April 16, 2013 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  14. rs

    The Right Wingnuts are out in force today. They come out for tragedy like flies for......

    April 16, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  15. Gregory M. Newbold

    It has become, largely through political expendiency, for every politician [regardless of their non POTUS office standing] to weigh in on events like this. Similar too is the predictable response that the President, be he/she Democrat or Republican will feel compelled to visit the scene of the crime.

    It might seem like a plot from "24" but I hope the SS is way ahead on these scenarios. One might just be bait to get the President to A particular location, at a particular time. Be safe Mr. President [and Ms. Director of the Secret Service, please be pro-actively on your toes.]

    April 16, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  16. john

    another $180.000 an hour photo op.

    April 16, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  17. rbfo

    Why dont you just stay in DC and donate the millions it cost us "the taxpayers" everytime you take a trip somewhere to the families of injured and dead. Im sure they could use that more to help pay their higher medical bills thanks to your Obamacare.

    April 16, 2013 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  18. Name Uche Agonsi

    Its a time that calls for sober reflections......not exhale some bizarre emotions

    April 16, 2013 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  19. Len

    Wow!!!! The above posts shows why this country is In big trouble.....Enough said.

    April 16, 2013 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  20. P G Williams

    LOVE covers the multitude of sins (1st Peter 4: 8) "How pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in Unity...there the Lord commanded the blessing (Psalm 133: 1,3)

    April 16, 2013 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  21. Patrick in Wisconsin

    just saying, if this was your state (I assume you don't live in Massachusetts, nor would they want you) you would be berating the [Democrat] President if he did NOT visit the site of a tragedy like this one. Don't be the hypocrite.

    April 16, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. Rick DeWitt

    They have a golf course there?

    April 16, 2013 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  23. 2012liberal

    Damn if he does damned if he doesnt. U ppl r never happy!

    April 16, 2013 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  24. fernace

    Yes, the President of this nation will go to a traumatized city, lend support, lend an ear & make sure federal help is in place & doing it's job! Pretty sure he doesn't want another situation like "Sandy" on his watch, again! But if he didn't go we would hear, Obama is too busy playing golf, posing for pictures, campaigning etc! I'm glad he's doing his job & tuning out all the hatred!!

    April 16, 2013 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. Tampa Tim

    Very impressive that the president would be there for the vigil. Right wingnuts and haters would only be happy if LaPierre would show.

    April 16, 2013 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
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