Obama makes surprise visit to DNC
August 16th, 2012
12:03 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama makes surprise visit to DNC

(CNN) – President Barack Obama made the brief drive to the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington Thursday to thank staff members there for their work on his re-election effort.

Obama – who has no campaign events scheduled for Thursday – just finished a three-day swing through Iowa, where he hammered his Republican opponent Mitt Romney for everything from his stance on wind energy to his position on Medicare.

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Brad Woodhouse, the communications director for the DNC, said Obama was visiting to rally on the Democratic staff.

"The President stopped in to the DNC headquarters today to thank staff for all of their hard work and fire them up for the months ahead," Woodhouse said.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    I am so proud of the president and the DNC for their fight to continue helping the American people and for setting the record(s) straight against those who hate us.

    A Proud Supporter.

    August 16, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    And thank you Mr. President for being a class act and a wonderful POTUS, DESPITE the unlimited obstruction you have faced for the past 3-1/2 years.

    OBAMA 2012! God bless you Mr. President!

    August 16, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. Obama - Ending the American Dream as We Know It

    Brad Woodhouse, the communications director for the DNC, said Obama was visiting to rally on the Democratic staff.

    Sounds like they see the train home coming straight for them in November.... The American people have seen and heard enough of this demonizing, divisive failure of a president. Four more years of him and we might as well turn out the lights in this country and rename ourselves the United States of Greece.

    August 16, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Where are Mittens' tax returns?

    August 16, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  5. Darryl

    The President is a truely good respectable man reguardless what the Republicans say. I'm glad this election is so filled with all the important issues. Now the people of this country can all watch Pres.Obama debt mr. Romney face to face and hear the truth and the lies. Same for Vice President and Paul Ryan. The lies that have been comming from these 2 guys Romney & Ryan will come to the surface and we will all see it with our own eyes. Especially on the Health Care stuff.

    August 16, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |

    Fire up the troops Mr. President!

    August 16, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    "We havent' run the numbers yet," Paul Ryan, when asked about what would be the size of his annual deficit under the Romney/Ryan plan. He's a quack if he's going to claim that he's going to help economy.

    August 16, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. ContraryMerry

    I have to agree with you Woman in California. Despite all the crap we are force feed, I for one do feel the hope and have seen the change. It's not been an easy 4 years but I shudder at the thought of what it may have been. I also shudder at the thought of how much better it could have been without all the stupid gridlock.

    August 16, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. jj

    No rich is out to help the poor.Allowing tax breaks for the rich and people who support such causes only have vested intersets .Being fair and all are equal in the eyes of law ,like the way Mr President has handled and shown that he dares to care for the middle class despite the influence of the influential,speaks volumes about his core values and character of strength.Hope people recognise this beyond all the chatter from the other side.God bless America.

    August 16, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    Fair is Fair


    "Paul Ryan cares enough to save an important program while it is still possible."

    Not true. He eliminates it ... entirely.
    Heck of a stretch there, Lynda. Know what I find funny, though? During the healthcare debate, all you read in these comments was people saying that they wanted the "same healthcare that congress gets". Well, the Ryan plan – IF YOU SO CHOOSE TO USE IT – gives you pretty much exactly that. And YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE IT... just ask Sen. Wyden, D-Oregon.

    No stretch at all, Fair. I rather doubt the "to choose or not to choose" higher premium coupon cutting scheme will work, and am equally surprised that Ryan ever introduced it. Well, not really. We all know why he did. Vouchers will end Medicare entirely. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. Bottom line, Ryan is being deceitful.

    August 16, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. Woman In California


    Where are Mittens' tax returns?

    Didn't you hear Ann TELL us they aren't giving us anymore? The more she lied the more her face wrinkled and the angrier she became. What arrogance these Robme's display. I can't wait until they are history once again.

    August 16, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  12. ST

    Good job Mr. President for starting "the warm up" . We are waiting to hear all the lies from GOP convention, after that, there will be no comparison of being fired up to anything. We are fully aware what is at stake.

    August 16, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. Fair is Fair

    @ Lynda –

    "Vouchers will end Medicare entirely."
    Again... the Ryan plan is completely, totally, OPTIONAL. Again, Sen. Wyden, D-Oregon, worked with him to make it optional, and bought off on it once the change was made.

    I will tell you one thing that WILL end Medicare entirely, though... INACTION. At least Ryan is engaged, which quite honestly, I don't see coming from the president.

    August 16, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |