November 2nd, 2010
10:50 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama election day media blitz

Washington (CNN) - President Obama may not be physically out on the campaign trail pushing for some last minute votes but his voice is.

Listen: CNN's John King and Bob Costantini chat about the midterm Election Day as the president take to the radio to rally supporters.

The President called into the syndicated radio programs "Steve Harvey Morning Show," "On Air' with Ryan Seacrest, and the "Russ Parr Morning Show." His message to Americans: get out and vote because the stakes are high.

"Even though my name is not on the ballot," the President told Harvey, "my ability to work on behalf of middle class families is going to be hampered if I do not have people in Congress who want to cooperate."

The president is also delivering a taped message to AOL users. On the sites "You've Got" feature, he encourages listeners to make a difference with their votes. "When you don't vote you leave the decisions that affect your life up to someone else,' he said.

As Republicans rally their base to the polls with a critique of an administration that's failed to deliver on its promises, Mr. Obama is asking Americans to give Democrats more time to finish what they've started.

That message will be heard loud and clear as the President appears on additional radio shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Jacksonville and Las Vegas.

Vice President Joe Biden is also stumping on the airwaves, appearing on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show."

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. barry

    It's a great day to be a conservative. Bye Dems.

    November 2, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  2. Bob in PA

    Do the right thing and resign on Wednesday morning... and take that Ted Baxter looking character with you.

    November 2, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans want to repeal the 21st century, their only plan is to enrich the rich as always.

    November 2, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  4. Bill

    The President will have more Republicans in Congress who will cooperate if only he would listen and work with them. My way or the highway has gotten himself into this mess. Stop pushing agendas that the American people don't want. Compromise and reach out to the moderate Republicans and get them on board. Wasn't this what Obama promised if he was elected? He has asked his fellow Democrats to give him the votes to push his agendas through and that is the exact thing that has put these Democrats in such a tough re-election. They are now being punish by voters for it. Mr. President, you have got to listen to the voters-they're putting the Republican back in control to slow down your extreme agendas. If you don't see this after today, come 2012 you too will be out of office.

    November 2, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Rickster

    Did he mention that he is counting on democrats to lie, cheat and steal like they always do on election day?

    November 2, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Hey Obama... why not make an appearance on "Barney and Friends"??? You'd reach a lot of viewers that might actually want to buy what you're selling. Oh that's right... they can't vote.

    November 2, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  7. Dar

    Thank you Odumbo for telling everyone to get out and vote your clones out of office. it was a grand feeling to VOTE this morning knowing that millons of other voters are also there ready to take out the trash in Washington. Both lazy Dems and Repubs are going to lose their jobs today. We need freah blood in Washington and we the people are going to make sure of that.
    Please get out and VOTE! In with the new and out with the old.
    God Bless America

    November 2, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  8. stufit

    Don't you wish he would devote as much time and energy in getting the economy back as he does to campaigning for slimy, lying, corrupt, union fronted, liberal candidates who want to steal more money for the unions? He and the wife should be ready for al long vacation after this, they have not had one in about 2 weeks.

    November 2, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  9. angry liberal

    If Obama is the face of the Democrats, they deserve to retire.

    Obama: Still at War, still operating prison camps, still OK with torture, still OK with assassination squads. Still not standing up for gays, unclear about immigration, etc. Fase promises and in the pocket of Big Corporations.

    The Green Party should replace the DemoPublicans. We need a Change. No, really this time.

    November 2, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |