December 30th, 2011
11:45 AM ET
As Republican presidential hopefuls continue whirlwind campaign events inIowain advance of next week’s caucuses, the Obama campaign is planning for the president to speak to hisIowasupporters via the web Tuesday night—as the GOP caucus results come in.
A Democratic campaign official tells CNN the technology is new and is a version of the web chat feature "Skype" but on a much larger scale.
The president is expected to return toWashington,DCfrom his Hawaiian holiday early next week. The campaign official, who did not want to be identified by name, says the president will speak fromWashingtonto his supporters gathered in various locations inIowavia a web chat called Adobe-connect.
Four years ago, Mr. Obama's surprising eight-point win in theIowacaucuses gave him the initial momentum that eventually allowed him to surge past Hillary Clinton in a long nomination fight.