Obama: 'They're making me do my homework'
October 1st, 2012
07:24 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama: 'They're making me do my homework'

Henderson, Nevada (CNN) - President Barack Obama took a break Monday from his debate prep for a thank-you stop at one of his local campaign offices.

While visiting the South Henderson Obama for America office, he sat down to make calls to several campaign workers to thank them for their work. When asked how he was enjoying his debate preparation time in Las Vegas, he responded, "Basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. It's a drag," he joked. "They're making me do my homework."

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After a morning of practicing for Wednesday night's first presidential debate, Obama drove about 25 minutes from his hotel to the campaign office, located in a strip mall just outside Las Vegas. He delivered pizza to about 20 workers to thank them for their work on his re-election bid.

He reminded the volunteers that the election is only 36 days away and that Nevada is a critical to winning in November.

"One thing we've got control over is how hard we're working in the field," the president said. "What you guys are doing is more important than anything in this campaign."

Obama is staying at a Henderson hotel just outside Las Vegas while he prepares for the debate Wednesday night in Denver.

Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • President Obama • Presidential Debates
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Four and The Door

    "One thing we've got control over is how hard we're working in the field," the president said. "What you guys are doing is more important than anything in this campaign."
    More important than the $250 million spent for personal attacks on Mitt Romney?!?! More important than the 5 monthly visits to Ohio? More important than the Presidential free pass to illegal immigrant children?!?! More important than the relaxation of welfare work rules that had been in place and successful for years?!?! Wow. That's important stuff they are doing.

    October 1, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  2. 2020

    Way to Go! Chief.

    Moving Forward with you

    October 1, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    That is exactly right. What do you expect out of GOP thugs? 47% commentator??? Nasty rethuglicans. Yes, as a very strong voice. Obama12.
    PS: nation in right direction. True.

    October 1, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Obama I am also working at my 60 years of age. For you, buddy.

    October 1, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  5. Cindy

    Oh good lord. And this alleged man is our president?
    He is a whiny little boy man.
    He is an embarrassment to manhood.

    October 1, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  6. gthog61

    "Doing his homework" must be a new experience for him

    October 1, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  7. Ray E. (Georgia)

    I would say you are a day late and a dollar short. You said you were the one we were looking for. But we are worse off than when you took office. You should have done your Homework 10 years ago.

    October 1, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  8. Michael Turner

    He is always showing love and appreciation

    October 1, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  9. Ed1

    About time you did something but spend our tax dollars on nothing but failed policies and no leadership skills.

    October 1, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  10. NameLib hater

    The man does not know what work is

    October 1, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  11. Name w.bullock

    N0 thanks vote for presdient obama
    Warning what about fraud check
    Scam from afrcian amercian also bank is still owe to afrcian amercian from fraud check scam

    October 1, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |