Obama to hit the road again
October 5th, 2011
01:50 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama to hit the road again

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is headed out on another bus tour, according to new information from a White House official. The president’s second such tour since taking office will bring him through North Carolina and Virginia – two states he won in 2008 that promise to be crucial states on any path to victory in 2012.

Although the specific stops are still unknown, the official confirmed that the tour will take place from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, and will primarily focus on urging Congress to pass the president’s jobs proposal, the American Jobs Act. If the itinerary of this trip is anything similar to the president’s August bus tour through the Midwest, it will likely be chock-full of “off the record” retail campaign stops, informal meetings with small groups of voters, as well as larger campaign-style rallies and town hall meetings.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    I hope he arms himself with more facts and fewer talking points. As much as he needs to the leave the professor at home, it was the professor that played a large part in getting him elected. I see nothing wrong with elaborating on why the economy failed. We must learn from our past mistakes, lest we forget and doom ourselves to repeat those mistakes.

    October 5, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  2. Little Jimmy Truth

    Did we already pay gas with our taxes for him?

    October 5, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. William

    I understand I do not know the total picture of the political machine, that's a given. But I do know a little about business and the time it takes to run one. Using this as a poor example it seems that neither party is too concerned about jobs except to talk about them.
    So here are the real facts on the unemployed in America. If you are dependent on a federal or state check you will not vote the Republicans in to cut your nose off to spite your face. There are not enough in any but a very few districts of unemployed to throw a presidential or Congressional election, too many districts and you need the checks, that means this is a non issue except as a foot ball to pass back and forth in the media and then that explains why the President is not as all of Congress hard at work to fix this nation. Both parties worked very hard and long to make the America we now live in and both parties are not going to fix what they see as not broken.
    But there are enough Average Americans not bound in the political robe, not hearing the political dogma and not speaking the political mantra to make 2012 very interesting. There are even seven to twelve percent of both parties that have taken off the dark sun shades and are now willing to make the political changes needed.

    October 5, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. MTATL67

    Ford is adding 12,000 jobs and investing $16B in US plants by 2015. The President brokered all deal between all the factions in the auto industry. How many jobs have been produced from the “No to Everything” Policy of Sen. McConnell, Rep. Boehner and Rep. Cantor and the GOP/extremists in Congress? I couldn’t seem to locate any. Then I remembered my basic math 0-0=0 or 0+0=0. Great job boys

    October 5, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  5. Maggie

    When Obama hits the road again, let him head back to Chicago and stay there. We will be better off without him in the Whitehouse.

    October 5, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  6. w l jones

    Hope he take in the beautiful scenery while in those two state it woulld stimulate the mind and soo the soul. Home away from home. Bless.

    October 5, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. Randy

    MTATL67. Be careful with that statement. Ford was the only 1 of the 3 that did not take the government handout. I don't think you can give Obama credit for that one. Ford looked at the business model they had and leveraged thier position, built a better product, and worked to stand on thier own 2 feet. Ford succeeded, the others failed, and wil continue to fail until they make the changes necessary to survive in today's markets.

    October 5, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    North Carolina for Obama! That is my prediction.

    October 5, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |