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. Willy Brown

    Still trying to polish that turd.

    January 11, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. Harold Trainer, USAF RET

    Reid deserves to go. We worked hard to end the war, get health care, get financial reform, proscecute the torturers, improve our infrastructure and Reid has done nothing since we helped to turn congress around. He is weak and the Democrats would be best without him. Supporting Reid will hurt Obama who has not produced either. Reid has been around too long. We need change and hope. Obama still has not provided this.

    January 11, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  3. Franklin Cain

    The Dems do not hold themselves to the same standard they hold Repuplicans. They are Machiavellian in their approach to politics and know they have 90% of the media and 99% of the entertainment industry to help them implement ther outdated and failed policies of class warfare and the entitlement mentality. Reid will be re-elected because he will have the full support of the Democratic Machine, Acorn,the Media and the "old boy' network of Nevada to defeat any and all opponents!

    January 11, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. Gerry NH

    Just like Dunn Harry the lier Reid is done done done.

    January 11, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. bess

    alllright!! will Harry accecpt considering Obama's on a roll...
    Chicago Olympic bid support (NOT)
    Copenhagen Climate Summit (NOT)
    stump for Reid? YES! YES! (we need him outta office)

    January 11, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  6. Fitz in Texas

    "I’ve come to see Democratic majorities much like an enema: you need them every once in a while to see how much better you feel once they’re gone."

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

    Does not matter who comes to Nevada for Reid he won't win here. We just plain don't like him. I understand what he meant when he said what he said about Obama and I agree with him and because we all are suppose to be so politically correct these days everyone freaks, jumps all over him but that does not mean nothin he still won't win here.

    January 11, 2010 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. Future expat

    If I spent all day watching FOX News; got all my political insight and opinion from WND, redstate, and freerepublic; and associated only with people who think exactly as I do, then I too would think that America was on the verge of collapse, that Obama was a limp-wristed coward, and that Sarah Palin was one of the most brilliant minds of our time.

    Fortunately, these people are only a minority (the same ~30% who gave GW high marks up until the bitter end), albeit a very loud one. What scares me is what this paranoid fringe might do if their predictions for 2010 and 2012 don't come true.

    January 11, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. jan

    Is this how the news works? Somebody makes a comment. Then the Republican machine takes over and questions what was said. Then we hear it hour after hour after hour. The reporters who have been questioning whether Harry Reid should resign all know that Trent Lott was forced out by the republicans and the President Bush. Please tell me that this is not one of the most pressing items that the American people should know about. By the way, the President gave a great speech on education last week regarding math and science. No one in the press covered this to any extent. I guess a comment by Harry Reid, the balloon boy and Sarah Palin are much more important.

    January 11, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  10. marc from mississippi

    This is great. Mr. President please give Reid the exact same kind of help you gave Corzine and Wells (I think?). LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

    January 11, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  11. Bear

    When will Obama realize he is President of the Unitied States of America? Under this administration, there is no united. He still thinks he is King of the Democrats and needs to campaign for these court jesters to get re-elected. What this country really needs is a president that will focus on the economy and bring manufacturing jobs back to this country instead of creating jobs in other countries with our money.

    Reid should be investigated for ethics violations and corruption that go way beyond racism and our president can't do enough to help him get re-elected. I think this tells a lot about our president's character and own ethics.

    January 11, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  12. Four and The Door

    The Harry and Barry show. One lies and the other one swears by it.
    The GOP stock just went up a couple notches.

    January 11, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  13. kb

    I support Obama, but feel there are many more pressing issues that our President should be focusing on.

    This seems like a waste of time and money. I wonder how much tax payer money gets wasted flying Air Forece One to Nevada and providing security etc. Save us the money and don't take your eye off the ball!

    January 11, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  14. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    Yeah. Obama can use a certain dialect to woo a certain demographic of voters. 🙂

    January 11, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  15. Kathleen

    An excellent command of one's native language is absolutely imperative for success, especially as President of the United States of America and our represenative around the world. Would we have elected someone who's speech was unintelligible?

    Kathleen, Tucson, Arizona

    January 11, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  16. Iowa Voter

    So it must be true – Reid is in trouble if they are sending in the big gun. Hope they both go down with the ship.

    January 11, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  17. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    Our president is a gracious man. Why is the media making such a big deal about Reid's comments? Has CNN not read the hateful signs carried by the Teabaggers?

    January 11, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  18. Wont-vote-gop-if-my-life-depended-on-it

    OK, enough of this argument that "If a Republican had said this...". Not so fast.

    It's all got to do with the spirit in which you say it. If a modern-day republican said it, it would probably be in a mean-spirited way, like Trent Lott did when he had praise for the segregationist Strom Thurmond. So yes, that's right, if a republican said it, they would be taking more flak for it, because if they said something like this, chances are they would have meant it in a racist way. It's sort of a scaled down version of black people getting away with using racist epithets for black people, they possibly cannot be discriminatory towards themselves!

    January 11, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  19. manny

    The real news sources are mentioning Mr. Hairy Reid's face lift. NADA a CNN.

    January 11, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  20. Fan of Common Sense

    I don't know who is more hypcritical–white democrats or the black voters who keep them in office. Most black voters couldn't care less what white democrats REALLY think of them as long as they keep promising them free goodies and preferential treatment.

    January 11, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  21. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    This comment may not be posted, but......... the usual hate, lies, fear and division are posted here everyday by the GOP.

    Americans wont fall for your vile politics, again.

    January 11, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  22. Elvin Lewis

    I am a very hard working black man who is very politically active and never hesitate to give my opinion. If I find something racist, I will call it/them out in a New York minute. All this flap about Harry Reid is just another assassination attempt fueled by the typically mean spirited Republicans, who are clearly still bitter over their defeat in the last Presidential Election. What Harry Reid had to say is totally correct. That's right, I said correct. It's the pink elephant in the room that everyone wants to pretend isn't there. Do you really believe that republicans just don't like democratic policies? What they don't like, is that their policies benefit the poor, typically minorities. They don't like liberals, but the dislike black liberals even more. Harry Reid has absolutely nothing to apologize for at all in my opinion. What he had to say was accurate, and a simple fact. Like it or not, that's the way it is.

    January 11, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  23. Joan

    They have been friends for some time and Sen. Reid endorsed and supported Pres. Obama's candidacy. He was talking about his electibility and what he said was true. The Republicans are again trying to divert attention away from important issues by exaggerating this whole issue. Typical.

    January 11, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  24. Nick in Las Vegas

    Despite some of the spin, many Nevada residents, myself included are looking forward to re-electing Sen. Reid. I can't tell you how many times someone said to me the same thing Sen. Reid stated during the 2008 campaign in reference to the then Sen. Obama. Get real people; Reid's poilitical opponets are desperate and the authors of this book are of course, trying to sell copies.

    January 11, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  25. Dave, NE

    Barack, bring it on. You were smashed in Virginia and NJ so it is NV's turn now. You have been campaigning ever since you cam up as Presidential nominee. You do the same thing while you are in White House. Campaigning never stops and it will continue for Reid now. Keep it up.

    January 11, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
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