September 10th, 2010
09:25 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama to hit four states in campaign swing

 President Obama will travel to Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada.

President Obama will travel to Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada.

Washington (CNN) – President Obama will hit the campaign trail in four states in the coming weeks in an effort to rekindle enthusiasm among Democratic voters ahead of the November election.

The Democratic National Committee announced that the president will hold rallies in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada as well as conduct a tele-town hall, according to the Democratic National Committee.

"President Obama is committed to delivering the change Americans voted for in 2008," DNC Chairman Tim Kaine said in a statement accompanying the announcement. "With the help of Democrats in Congress, he has worked hard to get our country back on the right track, but there is still more to be done to repair the damage caused by nearly a decade of failed Republican policies."

The DNC announcement also referenced what polls and anecdotal CNN reporting on the campaign trail reflects – that Obama 2008 voters appear dispirited this election year.

"He will make the case to his supporters – many of whom were new to the political process in 2008 – that it is critical that they return to the polls this year to elect strong Democratic leaders and retain Democratic majorities in Congress," the DNC said in its release.

Republicans who say they believe the president is a drag on Democratic candidates welcomed the news, and sarcastically suggested he visit other, more conservative states.

“Considering the President’s approval numbers in key states across the country, Republicans can only hope that the President will add more states to his list this Fall. For example, we would welcome a vigorous debate about his big government agenda in states like Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas, to name a few. We hope to see him out campaigning for Democrat candidates and touting his stimulus and health care spending bills as often as possible,” said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

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  1. AF.

    Go for it! we need to tell GOP anti-midle class americans to stop the belittle people

    September 10, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. Spacman1979

    Stop campaigning, and fix the economy! What a moron!

    September 10, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  3. Right Leaning Independent

    That is great news!!! He has done such a great job campaigning for candidates in the past!! Hey Repubs, you ought to consider paying his way since it will help you so much!! November 2010 – A great month for American taxpayers....

    September 10, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. New Age Independant

    Obama is losing what credibility he may have had with the continuation of the blame game. Our country needs a leader who is looking forward, not trying to constantly lay the blame on someone else for his failed policies. He's failed miserably on the economy and simply hasn't followed through on his campaign promises. I can see no reason to trust anything he says anymore and I won't make the same mistake again with the upcoming elections.

    September 10, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  5. Ron in Califonia

    Failed Republican Policies??? Bush after the 9'11 tragedy has 6 years of relative prosperity. Then came a Democrat Congress...Frank, Pelosi and Reid had a big hand in the last two years of Bush's administration including the econoimc meltdown. So what is really happening now is a continuation of what was started or at least aided by Dems.(Barney Frank and Fannie and Freddie). What is sad is that Obama has no one on his team that can think about anything other tha spend and tax. They are not spending properly and they are taxing those who invest in jobs and growtth. Sad.

    September 10, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  6. Bill

    Mr. President, it only took you and the part 18 months to screw it up far worse than 8 years of republicans. Stop the rhetoric and start "honestly" working together to fix this. Each and every campaign stop you prove that you are not willing to work with conservatives. Stop the madness now. This country is more divided than it ever has been in its history, whats next gun battles in congress.... a return to times before Charles Madison?

    September 10, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  7. gt

    if obama work on the economy like he does campaining everyone in this country could rest a little easier...

    September 10, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  8. feed-up

    He needs to be concerning himself with the economy and not on the campaign trail. Stop blaming Bush its your disastrous regulations and constraints not to mention your deficit. You have weakened the economy and seriously damaged our position in the world. You also have completely misunderstood the reality of our radical enemy. They are dedicated to our complete failure period. They can not be reasoned with, you can not make deals with them. They want us dead. But then again your agenda will have accomplished the same ends.

    September 10, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  9. The reality is...

    "He will make the case to his supporters – many of whom were new to the political process in 2008..."

    Yes, the many "newbies"who were still naive, little whippersnappers and had the wool pulled over their eyes, oh wait, in "government schools" they teach the children that Marxism is a good thing and it's a bad thing to think for yourself, live personally responsible lives, go to church, and defend.freedom. No wonder the liberals are against vouchers; there would be an exodus from government schools to private schools where the children would learn the truth and how to think for themselves.

    September 10, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. SethC

    When will obama stop with the campaigning and concentrate on his job of running this great country. Seems he is out for his own agenda. Keeping his cronies in office to back some of his socialist idea's.

    September 10, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |

    Kick out of presdient obama cause he is too bad problems with his emconny and terroist

    September 10, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  12. Enough is Enough

    "President Obama is committed to delivering the change Americans voted for in 2008," DNC What a joke. Obama is only delivering if you are a trial lawyer, union thug or illegal. Obama is destroying this country. Real change you can believe in will be in 2012.

    September 10, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  13. Dave

    No offense, but do the Democrats want to be seen with him these days? He promised to change things, end the debts and deficits but he has actually made things worse – much worse if you look at the facts about the economy and our future.

    September 10, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  14. D-block

    I think Repubs are in trouble here. The president is starting to expose them.

    September 10, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  15. Fair is Fair

    I suppose he's far less dangerous campaigning than he is making real-world decisions in Washington.

    Campaign on, Obama. It will just tie you closer to the electoral tsunami about to clobber your party in November.

    September 10, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  16. ken

    I am tired of hearing this guy it's simple he thinks the government should help people that cannot help themselves and I think people work for everything they get.

    September 10, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  17. Romney/Gingrich in 2012

    Obama has been a disaster for our country. His unsustainable policies are economic suicide, if not downright political hypocrisy.

    Instead of enforcing current laws, Obama (Pelosi and Reid) have enacted new laws, regulations, fees, taxes (government power) that may treat some symptoms, BUT DON'T ADDRESS THE CORE PROBLEMS (healthcare and financial 'reform' and cap and trade).

    I don't understand why the media thinks this man is so smart. His policies show NO understanding of the private sector or the ramifications of his policies on the future. Sure he's a Harvard grad, but many of the idiots that got our country in this financial mess are corrupt Harvard grads (don't they teach ethics at Harvard?).

    I'm not a registered Republican, but know that we need to stop (or at least slow down) the damage that has been done by the democrats.

    September 10, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  18. felicia

    I know the repubs are expecting to win because of low turnout for dems during the midterm elections. but we're fired up, and ready too go. this election is gonna be a blood bath because the dems are ready to go.

    September 10, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  19. John PA

    Very few will be voting for those in the Democratic Party. If the national election were today, the community organizer / social worker president would not win. The Republicans can hang the economy and the health care reform disaster on the Democrats and we can vote them out of office. In 1994 historians say the Democrat loses was a slaughter; the 2010 and 2012 election cycle is going to be a massacre.

    Let’s review
    higher unemployment
    higher taxes
    higher home foreclosure rate
    tax evading Democratic Party
    tax evading Obama administration
    the “Porkulus” Spending bill
    out of control budget / no budget
    health care reform disaster
    4 terrorist attacks in the USA since Obama took office
    Oil spill disaster in the Gulf

    September 10, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  20. jim

    Obama just doesn't get it !! Americans want him to spend his time working to fix the nations problems not out on the campaign trail.And how about working to reduce some of nation's debt instead of adding more by offering more programs that are unpaid for and just add to the problem.And instead of whining all the time like some little kid blaming others for the mess do what you were hired to do and start fixing these things. !!!!!

    September 10, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  21. Campaigning again?

    How in the world can one say that you've go the plan and desire to fix the economy, remember that this country is at war, and create jobs, when the majority of the time is spent as the Democratic Campaigner-in-Chief? Kaine should just turn is position as Democratic National Chairman over to Obama since that is his top priority. He obvious isn't concerned that their are American "support" troops still being killed in Iraq, or that unemployment is over 9%, or 8 million jobs have been lost in the last two years. It's more important to hit the campaign trail, blame, and whine. I'm reminded of one of his first famous quotes:

    "There is no liberal America or conservative America, there's only the United States of America" – Obama (psst, but I'll campaign for my fellow Democrats).

    September 10, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  22. Rick McDaniel

    I am going to be constantly amused now, that anyone actually bothers to turn out, to hear more lies from Obama.

    September 10, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  23. President Obozo: On vacation and OUT TO LUNCH

    Vacationing, campaigning, fund raising, vacationing, vacationing, campaigning,.... Would you mind humoring us and actually be President for a day or two??!!!

    September 10, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  24. Jon from Madison

    Why, as tax-payers, do we continuously allow sitting presidents and vice-presidents (from both parties) to campaign while they are supposed to be doing the work we hired them to do?

    On top of the, why are we footing the bill for their plane flights, additional security detail, and other additional expenses?

    Both parties raise millions, upon millions of dollars a year......Why don't they pay the cost of campaigning that they benefit from?

    September 10, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |