September 14th, 2009
03:51 PM ET
14 years ago

President Obama taking health care message on the road

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama is taking his health care message back on the road this week.

The White House says that the president will hold a rally on health care Thursday at the University of Maryland. The school is located in College Park, Maryland, about ten miles from the White House.

The president headlined a similar rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota Saturday, and discussed health care reform in an interview that aired Sunday night on "60 Minutes" on CBS, part of a push by the White House to build momentum out of Obama's health care address last Wednesday night to a joint-session of Congress.

The president is also likely to raise the issue when he travels to Pittsburgh and speaks in front of the AFL-CIO annual convention Tuesday.

–CNN White House Producer Erika Dimmler contributed to this report

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Glennis

    Sure, take it on the road. And make sure the audiences are handpicked so he don't get any criticism for his lame performance as president. I'd have a little more respect for him if he actually listened to all sides, including those who oppose his ideas rather than the programmed dog and pony shows he's so fond of.

    September 14, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  2. Glennis

    Sorry, he "DOESN'T" get any criticism.

    September 14, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  3. Proud Member..Party of No

    George Soros has given Obama his assignment for the week and the puppet president is only doing what he is told.

    September 14, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  4. Albo58

    This president has substituted creditability with arrogance and has failed miserably to listen to anyone that doesn't concur 100% with all his far left ideas! He has lost any kind of momentum he may have had in Jan and it doesn't matter how many speeches he gives to the sheeple of Minnesota, Maryland, or the thieves that are the AFL-CIO! Furthermore, he has lost a lot of elections for his party in 2010 and will be a infamous 1-termer by 2012...changes that were not to be believed!

    September 14, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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