January 11th, 2010
05:52 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama to campaign for Reid


President Obama will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a campaign event next month. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will join Harry Reid in Nevada next month to campaign on behalf of the Senate Majority Leader, a senior administration official tells CNN.

Related: Reid's political future up in the air after 'Negro' comment?

–CNN's Dan Lothian and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: Harry Reid • President Obama
soundoff (158 Responses)
  1. Bill B

    Is having this loser by your side suppose to help you get elected?

    January 11, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    well, his light skin may burn in the deserts of nevada


    im sure reid will serve watermellon for lunch

    vote him out america, he has been there for like 30 years

    January 11, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. Ndubueze Chuku

    African Americans for REID. Hope he wins.

    January 11, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. The Quitter from Wasilla

    Harry, you're working for the people, therefore you have nothing to worry about. McConnell and his gang of thugs should be shaking in their penny loafers.

    January 11, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  5. Debby

    Who cares losers flock together.

    January 11, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  6. Obama Victim

    with dumb and dumber together........that seat is a lock for the Repubs....please Odumma..campaign for some more dumbocraps

    January 11, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  7. FATillery

    The President is correct with this decision to campaign with Senator Reid. Recent news cycle(s) aside, the President can count to sixty.

    January 11, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. Barbour For President

    They are both thieves

    January 11, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  9. RealityKing

    Do what we think, not what we promised to get elected..

    January 11, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  10. G-er

    This is stupid....Reid is stupid and if President Obama wastes his precious time campaigning for this bone head then I really question Obama's commitment to rebuilding our economy and fighting terrorism. Reid doesn't listen to the American people and should therefore be voted out of office. It's really quite simple actually.

    January 11, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  11. Bambi go Boom

    Go Harry! You have my total support! You have helped engineer the greatest health care reform in U.S. history! You will go down in history as a great senator and President Obama will go down in history as a fantastic two-termed president.

    January 11, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  12. Attacking the President - Pitting Partisan Against Partisan . . .

    Is just what the terrorists want.

    January 11, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  13. ObamasRecordDefict

    Like that will help....

    People are fed up with OBOZO as much as they are Harry.

    January 11, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  14. Albo58

    Didn't see that coming! Hopefully the President uses the "educated" dialect when he speaks in Nevada!

    January 11, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  15. DAVID

    please do Mr. President........ When Nevada see's two crooks side by side spewing lies to the people of Nevada you will be lucky to have an audience of 100...... Reid is done as a representative and as the Senate majority leader..... He is a liar and basically in your top five crooked cronies putting America at risk...... Good riddance to both of you

    January 11, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  16. Justen in Florida


    The nail in the coffin of Rieds career!!

    January 11, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  17. matt chicago

    That's so nice! Going down with the ship.

    January 11, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. Enjoying It

    It just goes to show you, idology trumps principles every time with liberals. Reid and ex-KKK member Robert Byrd could pour out ignorant, racist slurs all day but Obama, but in the end, their reliable votes for any and all socialist causes are indespensible to the gang in power.

    January 11, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  19. BJ

    How dare you CNN publicize this. Reid is a good man and he said what others will not. Yes, Obama is light skinned (but not as as fare as many African Americans born to two 'light skinned' parents) and he does not speak in Ebonics (unless he chooses to do so). I would like to remind you all at CNN and at FOX that speaking in a cultural dialect does not access your intellect.

    Reid championed for health care reform and that is what has gotten the Republicans upset and as usual they want to destroy anyone they can stands stands for the rights of people rather than Corporate America.

    Since your polls never include a cross section of people (and certainly not African Americans), I am not interested in your rediculous polls. My poll says that African Americans are not upset. Now what Clinton said, that is another matter.

    Republicans in recent history have never cared for African Americans and we all know that and we have our own thoughts about that probably not one person will share with you at CNN. This is apparent with Michael Steel's appointment, they let him know quick where 'his place should be and what he should say."

    This is nothing more than a ruse by some very hateful individuals that despise Obama and anyone that looks like him. So let's spend more time on something different. I enjoy your blogs, but I choose MSNBC for news. I don't like your Right tilt.

    If I want a tilt, let it be to the left.

    January 11, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  20. Pat F

    So as long as the Democratic payolla keeps rolling in to its African American voters, Democrats can pretty much say anything they want and get away with it. If Republican were only as good as bribing African Americans – with other people's money, of course – Republicans would get the same consideration.

    Will Obama use a Negro dialect when he campaigns for Reid?

    Democrats = HYPOCRITS

    January 11, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  21. LeRoy

    Uh oh dems! It has already started, the backlash from america that is coming will be like none the U.S. has ever seen. Never in american history has the government forced a bill with only democrats voting for it into law. What has Obama done? race relations are worse now than before he was elected, unemployment is at 10%, the $787 billion dollar stimulus has produced 3,200 hundred temporary jobs, foreclosures are at an all time high, public school test scores are at an all time low, Obama cut the Voucher Program for low income students to go to better schools while his daughters go to the best all white school, businesses are fleeing the U.S. at an epidemic rate because of the policies and taxes Obama is putting on them and those jobs are not coming back, Troops are being killed in two countries now after Obama promised to end the Iraq war, and on top of all of that Obama wants to take half a billion dollars away from senior citizens medicare and give it to able bodied middle aged childless minorities. The list could go on forever, the bottom line is we voted (or ACORN fixed the election) for someone who has little to no experience in any of these matters, the dems are done in 2010 and Obama is done in 2012. What a mistake we have made, God help us.

    January 11, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  22. Obama reads his lies, unions thrive, gov't grows, national debt grows, our freedoms and our economy dies.

    Good news for the GOP. Hey news alert, Obama is toxic. His track record of helping out Corzine and Virginia is pretty pathetic. Come to think of it, his track record in getting the Olympics, getting China to work in the global cooling issue wasn't much better either. Has this guy accomplished anything other than to run our debt into financial hell?

    January 11, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  23. Great campaigner, effective politician, lousy president

    Politicians sure are strange bedfellows......

    In an odd way, I understand what Reid meant. Sadly, with PC having run amok, we are no longer able to have a real dialogue about race unless it is controlled by those with an agenda. My problem is the hypocrisy of the left. If a conservative made the same statement, the Sharpton's and Jackson's of the political world would be in uproar, calling for his or her head as a 'racist.'

    January 11, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  24. Guest

    Do we really need Democrats so badly, that we are going to stand behind someone who makes these types of comments? I'm sure that there are Democrats who could fill the position that don't make racist remarks.

    January 11, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  25. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Hang in their Harry Reid, Republicans are trying to run you out of town for their own political purposes. If Republicans really cared about what Reid said why did they send their poster child Michael Steele to the forefront first, he's such an idiot.

    January 11, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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