January 14th, 2009
02:45 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama makes final stop in Ohio before inauguration

President-elect Obama is set to return to Ohio where he held a campaign rally just days before the election in November.

President-elect Obama is set to return to Ohio where he held a campaign rally just days before the election in November.

(CNN) – The day before he kicks off a four-day marathon of Inauguration-related events in the nation’s capital, President-elect Barack Obama will head to Ohio to tout his economic recovery plan.

Friday, Obama will travel to Bedford Heights, Ohio to tour Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Company, a company that uses only American made items to manufacture parts used to construct wind turbines. He will meet with workers on the factory floor to discuss his economic stimulus proposals, officially known as the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan."

Obama has said his economic stimulus plan aims to save or create three to four million American jobs overall. His plan would also try to create a half million jobs by investing in clean energy, like wind power.

The president-elect and his economic team have been meeting with members of Congress about the plan for days, but a final solution is still in the works.

This will be Obama’s last trip to Ohio as president-elect. The next day, Obama will travel from Philadelphia to Washington, DC to kick-off Inauguration weekend.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. S Callahan

    Good move PE Obama....Ohio has been experiencing the 'recession' alot longer than most of us in America.....about the only thing progessing in Ohio is the shelter bed count so it makes sense to get them back on their feet first....and with the 'green' agenda to boot! Wise move.

    January 14, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Griff

    Barack Obama! Will go down in Black History.... The Man who promised so Much, and Delivered so Little....

    January 14, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. Nicole

    Reply to Griff:

    Wish we all had your clairvoyant skills as he has NOT yet started his term; but then again we just have to take your word for it...

    January 14, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. No Wurzelbachers

    Is he going to see "Joe the Plumber" or is he still in Gaza?

    January 14, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. CA Indie for Obama

    bush is also a man who promised so much and delivered less than nothing.

    PE BO has a much tougher road with the way bush left this country.

    take your racism elsewhere...like USA Today

    January 14, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  6. Meh

    Very smart. Americans need to be reminded of how important it is to buy American-made goods. Otherwise, we'll ALL be out of work!

    Griff...does it hurt to be so negative?

    January 14, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  7. Cilla for Obama

    Griff, give it up. Barack HUSSIEN Obama will go down in "History" as the greastest President. He has a lot to clean up behind Bush but, he will get the job done. We are all in this together and you will benefit from his success. Get on board or silence !

    January 14, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Sherrol in Canada

    PE Obama has got what it takes......

    January 14, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. Stacy from Leesburg VA

    Our Union is divided and that can be seen by the number of hateful comments posted on this board each and every day. Twenty years of partisan warfare by the Clintons and Bushes, liberals and conservatives, Republican and Democrats, the right and the left and the haves and have nots have left us bloodied, battered, and cynical. When a leader now calls upon us to be better than we are, instead of reaching higher, we pull him or her down into the mire. We rip the wings off our better angels, we blame instead of help and we curse the darkness rather than light the candle. Godspeed President Obama, change begins next Tuesday and I am there with you every step of the way.

    January 14, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. obama-mama

    Griff: Why so negative. Everybody give Griff a blog hug...It will be ok.

    January 14, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. Loran

    Careful, Griff your ignorance is showing. He has already made history. American History. Maybe I should have said your prejudice is showing

    January 14, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  12. Matt

    @ Griff

    Someone has to say it: You're a racist pig.

    January 14, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. President Barack Obama

    Griff get a grip you Low Life.

    January 14, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  14. Virginia

    Is he still trying to win there? Or is his train changing directions and leaving from there–no wait, Lincoln didn't leave from there did he?

    January 14, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. cobra

    BO will stop off in Chicago to visit the rest of his scum bag buddies that have not made it to Washington yet!

    January 14, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  16. Deanna, KS

    Since you're blabbing all this information CNN, I hope the new prez is safe in Ohio. Personally, I like the fact that he travels to different states, but it does worry me when we know so much about his itinerery. There are some whacko people out there.

    January 14, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  17. vote for competence 2008

    Hey Griff –

    go to the nurses' station in the psycho ward where you live and grab a pair of safety scissors. Get some old construction paper and make yourself a pretty hat. Oh....and find someone to help you spell
    RACISTS DUNCE and write it on the pretty hat. Put the hat on and go stand in the corner......you small-minded moron.

    January 14, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  18. Get Real

    I am from Ohio and I am pumped about all the jobs he says he can bring to Ohio. He better deliver on what he promised, that is how he won our state. WE NEED THOSE HIGH PAYING JOBS NOW!!!!!!

    January 14, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  19. Soccer Nana

    @ Griff,

    XXOOXX; there now, feel better? Good, now go take a nap.

    January 14, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  20. old Democrat.....

    How nice of Obama to stop by for a visit to our wonderful, historical, state. Our good Gov. Strickland will be ready to get our needy state going, again.

    January 14, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  21. Joe Fattal

    I don't care if you all like him or not. I think he will be remember for he will be remember for I don't know what he will be remember for. Tell you the truth I don't know who he is.

    January 14, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  22. Linda in MS


    Your present personality is much more coherent than the others, but seems to be more sinister than the other of your multiple personalities. I think I like the other one better... more dreamy and poetic, sort of.


    Be careful not to choke on your own bile.

    January 14, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |