Obama takes supporters out to dinner
October 12th, 2012
07:39 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama takes supporters out to dinner

(CNN) - President Barack Obama entertained a select group of supporters Friday with a dinner out in Washington.

The president met six supporters at Smith Commons Dining Room and Public House in the hip D.C. neighborhood known as "H Street."

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Among the six people joining him were couples from the battleground states of Ohio and New Hampshire. The three winners were selected following a fund-raising contest for the Obama campaign and each was allowed to bring a guest.

The president went out to dinner in D.C. on Saturday with his wife to belatedly celebrate their 20th anniversary.

On Thursday, he campaigned in Florida while his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, debated Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney spent Friday campaigning in Virginia and Ohio.

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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Enjoy !

    October 12, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. mcskadittle

    i guess since i am not from a "battleground state" i didn't have a chance to win

    October 12, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  3. nuff said

    If nothing else Obama has expanded the dictionary–Obamanomics-Obamamaniacs and now Obamabribes-–

    October 12, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  4. Ike

    Ryans letter to Biden asking for stimulus. Stimulus is good, Bush agreed to it 2008. It's like a freee dinner or whip on your behind. Stimulus is good.

    October 12, 2012 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  5. Borderless

    Things Obama will do for votes:
    –Offer federal grants to campaign donors
    –Pay for women's abortions
    –Dedicate a memorial to your demographic
    –Buy you dinner (with campaign money, not his own)
    –Lie, Cheat, Steal

    Things Obama won't do for your vote:

    October 12, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  6. nuff said

    Just curious does anyone know how many days Obama has spent in the Oval office vs out of town? Seems he is allergic to the Big Chair.

    October 12, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. Pete

    You'd never see that from Romney,Ryan they just can't relate!!

    October 12, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  8. 2020


    Its a pleasure to dine with a real gentleman, a leader.

    October 12, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  9. Fortinbras

    Unemployment applications rate still falling. Consumer sentiment has now risen to 83 points, a level not seen since 2007. And Obamas job approval still at or above 50, and either holding or rising. All this is quietly happening while Romney shouts from every hilltop that Obama is a failure.

    October 12, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    We knew they would all be Obama disciples, who think he walks on water. Obama only allows those kinds of people access.

    October 12, 2012 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  11. Lionel

    This man is a class act. I hope that people do not vote for that Mitt and Lying Ryan.

    Look, the Republicans left this country in an economic mess, two wars and trillions of tax give aways to the super wealthy and now they turn around and blame Obama for not cleaning it up fast enough.

    Romney was caught saying that he does not care about half of the country and people are still going to vote for him.

    Obama 2012

    October 12, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  12. paul

    Did he rember to pay the bíll.

    October 12, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  13. Sanity

    Interesting. Obama can take all of his supporters out to dinner.

    October 12, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  14. Ed1

    I guess we paid with our tax dollars.

    October 12, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  15. claudia

    Very nice. 4 more years mr. prez. We have your back.

    October 13, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  16. Woman In California

    Great photo Mr. President and the supporters look happy and energetic as well.

    October 13, 2012 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  17. RD

    Was this a dinner meeting... They all have notes in front of them. Is the President going over his daily "boiler plate" Talking Points Memo he typically shares with the media outlets who tend be an arm of his public relations campaign arm?

    October 13, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  18. Gurgyl

    Nothing wrong. Didn't Mitt give 60/ dollars to that woman????? Quite normal. Obama12.

    October 13, 2012 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  19. Ron Anderson

    Great!!!!! Mr. President I know the race will close but the job you are doing will win the race in 2012.Go Democrats!Keep our country safe from those right Wing

    October 13, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  20. GI Joe

    I don't trust RMoney. He has flipped 180 degrees on everything he has ever said -- several times. People get whip-lash trying to keep up with which lie he told last.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 13, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  21. They should be carefvl

    That is a blessing for obama to show his appreciation

    October 13, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  22. Indy

    Hopefully he invited Gosh Romney and his assistant liar Paul Ryan because they pretty much support Obama on all foreign policy matters

    October 13, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  23. BinaryTooth

    Token white????? Not a lot of diversity with Obama's choices!!!!

    Like the Mayans said "Obama 2012"

    October 13, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  24. Alicia

    That's a president right there.

    October 13, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |