President main attraction at fourth party event this month
March 16th, 2011
03:36 PM ET
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President main attraction at fourth party event this month

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama headlines a Democratic party event Wednesday night, the second time this week and fourth time this month he's been the main attraction at a party gathering.

The official White House schedule says that the president delivers remarks at a Democratic National Committee event at a hotel in the nation's capital. A source with knowledge of the gathering tells CNN that Obama will speak to members of the DNC's national advisory board and national finance committee.

Monday night the president attended another DNC event in Washington, meeting with approximately 50 supporters and potential supporters of his 2012 re-election bid. Obama raised a record breaking $750 million dollars in his 2008 campaign for president and could bring in up to $1 billion for his re-election bid.

On March 4th he headlined two fundraisers in Miami Beach for Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Last week he helped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee bring in around $1 million at a fundraiser in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    President Obama is one of the most intelligent, educated, handsome men on God's planet. And yes, he only has had one wife who is truly "The First Lady" and that's what I call strong moral values and is more proof that he is a true Christian.

    March 16, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. Jake

    When is he going to stop partying and start being a president?

    March 16, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  3. Get A Grip

    Can't wait to read the comments from the fools that defend this guy. This guy parties, golfs and vacations more than anyone I know all the while preaching to us how we should cut back and tighten our belts. He spends our money and tells us to cut back on the fun things in life. What a hypocrite this man is. I could almost tolerate his play time if he did a half way decent job running this country, but we can see he's a child trying to to a man's job.

    March 16, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Every ethnic group in america is worse off now then they were under Bush. Even blacks are worse off and I should know because I am one of them."

    Trisha, you may or may not be black. It shouldn't really matter one way or another what ethnic group you consider yourself. Perhaps you thought a black man would be more sympathetic to black causes? Truth be told, I'm not even sure what your complaint against Obama is, other than he too is black. Nevertheless, I'm quite sure that electing a GOPer President wouldn't further your cause, whatever that might be.

    March 16, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Jennifer

    I'm so glad he has time to party.

    After all, there's nothing in the world going on right now that requires his attention – nothing going on in the US either, come to think of it. Right?

    And, before those of you who say, "HE NEEDS A BREAK!" his entire term has been nothing BUT one long break. Parties, vacations, etc.

    March 16, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Proud member of "Globesl Zero"

    He has my support.

    March 16, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. enough already

    Enjoy the party, Mr. President, while the rest of the world suffers.

    March 16, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    Well the President is our number one fundraiser. It's hard to compete with the likes of special interest groups Koch Industries and CrossRoads of America funnelling unprecedented amounts of money into our elections.

    March 16, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Lisa

    I'm glad he's partying and fundraising while our ally Japan is in such peril. Shows real class.

    March 16, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  10. Don

    Why am I so reminded of Nero fiddling while Rome burns? Good job Mr President. You keep focusing on all the important issues like, bullying, national women’s month, childhood obesity, your NCAA bracket, your golf game, and your trip to Rio.

    March 16, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. jerry

    while Rome, basketball, and partys. Great!

    March 16, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Sue

    I think that the The GOP should use this as an opportunity to creat a great attack ad--instead of "where's Waldo", it can be called "Where's Obama". --They can show videos of the Middle East, Japan, deficit/debt, gas prices, unemployment figures, grocery store prices, etc.-–with each video accompanied by a picture of Obama golfing, shooting hoops, partying at the White House, picking his brackets, yucking it up, etc.-–and each picture witht the caption "Where's Obama"?--Did you all hear the latest news? Obama is leaving this week for another vacation to Brazil–errrr...I mean work trip to Brazil. Of course, Michelle and the rest of the family will be going along to see the sites.

    March 16, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  13. Jeff from Va

    Well at least he can use the Limo, and it will be cheaper that Air Force One. I just hope nothing else happens in the world the next year and 1/2 while he runs around the country campaigning for re-election.

    March 16, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. James Clay

    "On March 4th he headlined two fundraisers in Miami Beach for Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee."

    Having Obama show up in Florida is the kiss of death to Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election campaign.

    March 16, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  15. CutTax

    down with libs

    March 16, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  16. Baby Boomer

    I would bet money that former Presidents engaged in these kinds of activities all the time. (Except for GW who's cowboy governance we are still reeling from.) This is only being looked at with more scrutiny for two reasons. The 24/7 news cycle and the fact that President Obama is AA. Same old double standard as always. When will it ever end???

    March 16, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  17. NVa Native

    It's amazing we went from a white house full of "dumb and dumber" to a President who works harder and more hours than all the Repubs in Congress, and they hate him for that ..... and that he's way smarter than any them.
    Oh, and did you notice he's black too. Priceless!

    March 16, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. Sue

    The campaign motto for 2012 is going to be "Anyone but Obama"!!! Therefore, the Republicans already have a leg up in the 2012 campaign. Our country has never seen such a weak, clueless, corrupt, incompetent clown and Administration in the history of our country. How were citizens so foolish to let this idiot rent our White House until 2012?

    March 16, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  19. Not fooled

    He will get the 1 billion. Considering his opponents, no one in their right mind would vote for any of them. Their own party can't decide.

    March 16, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  20. Minnesotan With A Brain

    Play basketball and attend parties; no surprise to me. Obama is not capable of leading flies to a garbage dump.
    By the way, how is that Libyan no-fly zone thing going? It looks like the rebels are going to be slaughtered. Gadhaffi wins while Obama twittles his thumbs...again.

    March 16, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  21. nobama

    I'm glad that with the economy in the tank, rising gas prices, turmoil in the Middle East, Japan facing multiple tragedies that the President has time to party and campaign to be re-elected celebrity in chief. Oh, and I hear he is going an yet another vacation and his spokesman said that it is appropriate becuase the problems in Japan are Japans problem, not the US's.
    You stay classy Mr President. Now I know why it always looks like he talking down to's because he is. he thinks he's better than everyone and he's not afraid to let you know. PLEASE be a one termer!!!

    March 16, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |