Vets get presidential-hopefuls attention this week
August 29th, 2011
01:34 PM ET

Vets get presidential-hopefuls attention this week

 WASHINGTON (CNN) –Just days after returning from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation President Obama will hit the road again Tuesday, this time he’ll travel to Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota.

The White House said he’ll deliver remarks at the 93rd American Legion National Convention.

Mostly veterans are expected to be in attendance at the Minneapolis Convention Center event.

As the president continues to push his economic recovery message, a senior administration official told CNN “I am sure a good chunk of it [speech] will be about how service members and their families have been impacted by the economy.”

This week veteran’s groups will be getting the attention of not only the president but also two presidential hopefuls. Shortly before Mr. Obama delivers his remarks in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Republican Mitt Romney will speak at the VFW convention in San Antonio,Texas. It’s the same convention that Republican Governor Rick Perry addressed on Monday.


Topics: The News • Veterans

soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Steven

    Dear Mr. President and Mittens. Please leave us alone. Thank you.

    August 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  2. maikl

    One more kva-kva-kva and nothing else. No vision, no jobs, no economic solution, but kva-kva-bla-bla. Yeee, we got change up to our ass.

    August 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • jean2009

      maiki
      Where are you looking for a job?

      August 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
      • Pete

        Perry – Romney 2012 to restore America to its greatness

        August 30, 2011 at 8:01 am |
      • Pete

        Out with Bozo obama and Clarbell Bidin time for them to find another circus

        August 30, 2011 at 8:02 am |
    • Pete

      obama is a clown
      President Reagen was the Best
      obama is just a snake oil salesman looking to lock in a nother 4 years of vacations, high unemployment and pushing america in the toilet

      August 30, 2011 at 8:00 am |
      • PC0909

        You got that right!

        August 31, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  3. MTATL67

    I in my new home. I lost my job but got a new one. I did not lose my home because of President Obama. I know this if the GOP get into the Whitehouse we the average American will get our taxes will be raisesed. Here is what Rep. Jeb Hensarling said about not extending the tax break for payroll. "but not all tax relief is created equal for the purpose of getting the economy moving again.". Yet they nearly caused the country to default and caused our downgrade to keep the loop holes open for corporations.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
    • Pete

      you did not lose your home because of you
      do you know how many people let thier homes default and are living in them for Free
      you bought a house you could aford even if you lost your job
      people out thiere bought homes that they took ARM morgages because the rate is low and now can't afford them
      The Democrats created these ARM loans so everyone can afford a home Well some people can't handle the responsiblity or feel the goverment should help them
      thats one of the reasons this country is becoming a Welfare state
      Too many Lowlifes looking for a hand out Vote for obama he will let you suck on the Goverment tit free of charge

      August 30, 2011 at 9:22 am |
  4. Andrew

    And this runs at the same time a FoxNews says that veterans groups are upset at being left out by Obama. You can't make crazy people happy, best not to try.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Andrew, don't you think it is possible that there are more than one group of veterans? That some may feel left out while others do non't?

      August 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
    • jean2009

      Andrew I'm sure it is not possible to please every vet, but I thank the president for spending time with veterans.

      As for Jay, he is one of the crazy people who is never satisfied regardless of what the president does or doesn't do.

      As for Fox News, I don't believe anything they say since they hire idiots like Lembagger, Beck, Falin, O'Really, and other teapotty misfits.

      August 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        How in the world could you disagree with what I said? Are you saying that everyone is in lock-step with each other? I doubt that they are. Some people will not be pleased with him others will. That sounds reasonable. I think you just hate and do not take time to think what the other side is saying. It pains you to agree with anything.

        August 30, 2011 at 7:11 am |
      • Pete

        Can't be Jean all the idiots and Morons are on CNN and Liberal radio NPR
        Fox give both sides of the story and balanced
        Blitzer is an idiot and will say whatever the chiefs tell him
        Get real Jean stop drinking the Socalist Kool-aid

        August 30, 2011 at 7:56 am |
      • John

        Jean , prove your point. Tell us one lie they (the people you listed) have said.

        August 30, 2011 at 11:31 am |
      • Pete

        NPR the most Trusted News in the Muslum World
        CNN all the news with a exstrme left spin on it

        August 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
      • Pete

        Beliving in what CNN reports is like Beliving the Nazi;s saying AAuschwitz was a summer camp for Jews

        August 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  5. Jay in NC

    The president pointing his finger in the air has to be the most annoying jester he makes. Oh, there is the head bobbing back and forth, pingpong match, teleprompter reading move. There is also the quick glance to the right, scolding his listeners, and the jog up to the stage. OK there are a lot of annoying things he does, but pointing his finger is his worse. Reminds me a little of Bill Clinton pointing his finger at us saying "I did not mess up a blue dress" ? A low for American presidents.

    August 30, 2011 at 7:41 am |
    • John

      Where is the drunk, illegal uncle story? Jean will tell you FOX made up the story...

      August 30, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  6. mrability

    as a vet he has funded the va by the most amount in us history

    for all of us that served,we are gettind awsome healthcare and benfits

    August 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Geirgia

    From where I sit, reading your stupid posts, you loons are the ones being tricked into the conservative FOX NEWS and other GOP networks to your OWN detriments. You folk are the sheep, and the conservative airways is the shepherd. 'Fox give both sides of the story and BALANCED'? LOL! Really now? You must really think we're fools! Just about everybody on there is biased and most likely racists. They don't need the 'chief' to tell them what to say! Hannity certainly doesn't! Beck? Even FOX got rid of him!!

    August 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
    • Pete

      in what CNN reports is like Beliving the Nazi;s saying AAuschwitz was a summer camp for Jews

      August 31, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @mrability; Thank you for your post on OBAMA for veterans. My husband says the same thing. He's finally after many, many years been placed in strong support groups; PTSD, and He's getting excellent medical treatment now. He's got an excellent psychiatrist and knowledgeable counselors, who seem to understand the struggles of a 'war torn' Vietnam Vet, and are able to help him work through them. Did you hear that Pete? I really don't know where all of the veteran antagonism against OBAMA is coming from.

    August 31, 2011 at 9:46 am |