Obama stumps in surprise battleground state
September 22nd, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Obama stumps in surprise battleground state

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CNN) – His campaign thought Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes were in the bag long ago, but President Obama's trip here Saturday is the latest indicator that both sides believe the Badger State has become a toss-up.

The president touches down in the state Saturday for the first time in more than 200 days, set to attend two fund-raisers that will net his campaign more than $600,000 as well as an evening rally at a large amphitheater on the banks of Lake Michigan.

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Topics: 2012 Election

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  1. tkret

    obama does not seem to be so sure of himself anymore. I wonder why.

    September 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Shkveezer

      YO'!....tkret:

      Arrogance is Romney's domain. "Money takes all", is HIS mantra and demeanor.....Vive' Le 47%!

      Obama's SMART, cool, collected, humble yet, with tempered, wise confidence...

      September 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
      • hoclerk

        Obama plans buying the election with TAXPAYER MONEY – promising freebies like health care – ignoring the crushing realities of his totally destructive "Social" Democrat philosophy.

        LIBERTY AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE
        NOT OBAMACARE,
        NOT GOVERNMENT MANDATES,
        AND NOT IMPERIAL PRESIDENTIAL EDICTS.

        September 24, 2012 at 9:08 am |
      • suzette holmes

        Obama is evil. This will be thoroughly investigated after the election, not before.

        September 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
      • Shkveezer

        How pea-brained.......a tiny example of the same collective ignorance that gave Dubya two terms......oy......yeah: and he was born in Hawaii, too........duh.....

        September 28, 2012 at 8:46 am |
    • texasgreenacres

      You think Obama is bad read this it explains what your in for. This is how Romney expects to create his change. He's not worried about polls he plans on buying this election.I don't know how he could sling a greater amount of mud? But here'a the real truth.Redistribution becomes necessary when the wealth of a country becomes top heavy, and that's what the problem is here in this country.we don't have the cash flow and every thing drags to a stop.And that.s why we have depressions.Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the judas of the american way of life.leading the country like lambs to slaughter ! If Romney wins . New wars start and American heroes sacrifice and continue sacrifice in battlefields in Afghanistan, Iran and Syria. SS and Medicare are cut. Seniors barely survive on Medicare vouchers. Dow Jones drops to the lowest level since W. Bush Scary but a looming reality.People waiting for food being rationed,soup lines, massive homeless, massive starvation, no available medical services etc and we could go on from here.Wait, it is just a bad dream, or possibly a nightmare
      Romney's job creation start world war 3 God isn't trying to help him win! He can't win without Gods help Even if does think he's almost as great as God.
      God is almighty and it is his will or it does not take place.Unless it is what he wants.Even when he allows the devil to rule over the earth until judgement day. God probably could beat Obama, let's be serious. Thankfully Romney is not God and has no chance.These people is where Romney's heart lies Romney care's about people that don't pay any income tax and here they are Nobody's really talking about this slice of the pie, but Mitt Romney's "47%" who pay no federal income tax include several thousand of the highest-income households in the country.
      The Tax Policy Center estimates that 4,000 households with incomes over $1 million ended up with zero federal income tax liability in 2011. Another 14,000 made between $500,000 and $1 million

      September 23, 2012 at 9:22 am |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        I think you've had enough kool-aid for the day. When the men in the clean white coats come make sure you go peacefully with them, it's for your own good.

        September 23, 2012 at 9:26 am |
      • Larry IN Houston

        I agree with you, teas green acres, believe me. I post on the cafferty file 4 days a week, in the daytime, if I possibly can. If romney's the man, then – then we will have to go into ww3 – if you read & look throughout history, that's what it took – right after ww2 ? this nation was rebounding, and growing, and there were more jobs than we had people. I mean, not only this nation flourished, but our people in this country was creating their own wealth, working, having kids, raising families, WORKING, sending their kids to school, WORKING , buying a home, having 2 cars, 1 in the garage, 1 on the carport, WORKING, ( shall I go ON ? ) believe me, I'm Not a Huge Obama Fan, but he's better than what the other guy could do to us.
        Vote Democrat – 2012 ( for us "working" middle class people) ( anybody that makes less than 100K )
        P.S. FYI – there are more of us "voters" that make LESS THAN 100 K per yr, rather MORE than.

        September 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ texas I agree with you other than. This nation did not flourish due to WWII, it flourished after those who had fought WWII returned home, due to vets who were so sick of war they converted our war-time factories to make things that actually benefited people instead of bombing people.....: things like educating people through the GI BILL, building things like refrigerators, kitchen ranges, lawn mowers, farm equipment, the interstate highway system, suburban homes, shopping centers, the fledgling space program. This country did not recover due to WWII it recovered in spite of WWII. That is why the 1950's and early 60's were good times....once we rebooted for the Cold War things went wrong again. It is the old "you can have bullets, or you can have butter." Eisenhower warned us against a permanent war economy.

        I hear so much about how much R-money has given in charity...the bulk of which went to the Mormon church. I then did some research.

        I would suggest reading online: "So how much help is the Mormon church now giving members and non-members?" Which after looking at the overall collections in relation to the total amount distributed in aid over the period of 25 years, The total that goes toward aid per church member amounted to......get ready for this....$6.73 each.

        All those donations go to building more churches, funding commercials and missionaries to glean more converts.

        September 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
      • Howard

        Apparently texasgreenacres ... Larry in Houston ... and, Jean are the three ignorant monkeys who are unable to see, or hear Lord of Darkness, Barack Obama's evil ... but they sure are able to speak it. True leaders in history have shown us time after time that strength, not Obama weakness, is what creates respect from bullies, like the Islamic terrorists. You fools keep turning truth on its head. Romney was right about the Lybian terrorists, but you and Obama continue to push the lie. Also, anybody in their right mind would choose an extremely successful person to fix our economy, rather than a two bit community organizer ... who was fabricated ... packaged ... and sold to the American public ... only to squander 6 TRILLION of OUR dollars, and keep unemployment well over 8% for 44 months. The only thing that kept this radical traitor from COMPLETELY destroying America, was his concern over reelection ... and you fools want to give him another 4 years, without oversight, or accountability ??? It's fools like you, who not only enable evil to prevail ... you actually assist it. Obama is destroying America ... you Obama stooges love Obama more than you love America ... America is more important than Obama ... Obama is expendable and replaceable ... America is not.

        September 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
      • hoclerk

        Really? "Redistribution becomes necessary"

        The hallmark phrase of idiots and thugs..

        September 24, 2012 at 9:12 am |
      • John

        Keep trying to make Romney out to be "Hitler". It is all you libs have right now. Is there any wonder why libs who seemingly support Obama do not post accomplishments of Obama? Heck, even Obama doesn't tout Obamacare, Money for Green Companies, budger/economy, border protection, forgein affairs, etc.
        I would bash Romney if I were Obama – what else does he (or the shills who follow him blindly) have?

        September 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • iheartobama2012

        YES YOU ARE SO RIGHT. VERY WELL PUT. THIS IS WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR. SOMEONE WITH SOME COMMON SENSE. #Obama2012... ROMNEY WILL HANG HIMSELF AS HE ALREADY HAS DONE 100X. THE ONLY WAY HE WILL SEE THE WHITE HOUSE IS WHEN HE IS DRIVING PASS...

        October 6, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  2. Jay in NC

    $600,000
    Hmmmm, that sounds like the 1% club.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      SINCE OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE, NOT LIKE SOME OTHER TWERP WHO WROTE OFF NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY.

      September 23, 2012 at 10:06 am |
      • hoclerk

        Romney spoke of writing off CONVINCING 47% of the voters that Obama's socialistic "freebie" policies were wrong. He unfortunately chose the wrong stats to make his point, resulting in unfortunate "spin" headaches for his campaign.

        However, his point is very well taken. He just included groups which should not have been included, and Democrats pounced with their UNENDING LIE MACHINE to assure it inflicted the most damage.

        What Romney should be pushing hard is that Obama's policies represents the clearest and most dangerous threat to American freedoms and liberty in over 80 years. Obama is a radical ideologue, bent on forcing his "vision" of a dramatically more socialistic/authoritarian government for what he proclaims is "for the public good."

        "For the public good" is the biggest and the most consistent lie used by demagogues like Obama to consolidate their power and authoritarian rule. Obama is a disgrace to the office, and the most serious threat to the American Constitution and American Liberty that the country has ever seen. And that is the most favorable thing that may be said about him.

        September 24, 2012 at 9:26 am |
    • RealityBites

      $600,000 for Obama relection at a cost of $1.2 million from the taxpayers for his travel and security expenses.., prostitutes not included.

      September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  3. Howard

    In spite of the non-stop desperate attempts to hard sell Obama to the American public ... after November 6th, Obama will become a bad memory, and America will begin the challenge of repairing all the damage Obama has done to our economy, our foreign relations, and our country.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
    • Shkveezer

      Hey, uh...."Howard"......YOU and all the hardwired, brainwashed, LYING Republicans are the recurring NIGHTMARE that Obama has made headway in repairing....DID you think snapping one's fingers to fix the DAMAGE that two terms of Dubya and his morons would be the cure?.....If Dubya had 8 years to screw it up to what it became, Obama deserves another 4 to continue the gradual and quite evident progress in fixing it.....

      Curious though: how just about NO ONE from the Bush presidency OR, that dumb wench, Palin were present at the recent RNC.....how....embarrassing......

      But: aside from Mitt The Twit's blatant, recurring, presidential candidate "death wish" pandering...Ann Romney totally has him beat:

      "WE LOVE YOU, WOMEN!!!!"....add: "You think this is EASY!?"...."Get into the ring".....oh,....so it has to be...."easy"....

      Such wankers, worthy of a very bad network TV mini-series...make that...cartoon series.........gag me....

      September 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • jean2009

      Not only does R-money need a brain and heart it looks you should be on the transplant list.

      September 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
      • Shkveezer

        Really?........your comment speaks for itself......and poorly for YOU....poor thing.....you don't know WHERE you stand....if you can even stand at all.....

        September 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  4. Frank Marshall Davis

    Obama just said the other day that he couldn't fix Washington from the inside and yet he wants 4 more years on the inside. He can literally say anything and with all the lies and contradictions the media still will carry water for him and his sheep will always blindly follow. The last thing they want to do is actually think for themselves.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
    • Shkveezer

      Hey, Frank......

      Let's not distort the truth with......FACTS.....recovery is all around you....just take your blinders off......watch the reports of American companies growing and exporting to China, just for starters....

      Talk about "blind sheep"......brainwashed.......hardwired........Romney personifies....BS.....

      September 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      IT'S TIME TO VOTE OFF THE CONGRESSIONAL OBSTRUCTIONISTS WHO HAVE MADE COMPROMISE A DIRTY WORD. WE THE PEOPLE HAVE THAT POWER TO CHANGE FROM THE OUTSIDE.

      September 23, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  5. Tiger_Enigma

    4 comments as of 7:55pm 09/22/12. A full 3 hours and 10 minutes after the story...any of you 4 posters willing to put some money on who will be the next president? $100 and I'll spot you 20 electoral votes that Romney loses. Irregardless of my political affiliation or my choice, Romney's campaign is in shambles...Republicans are already distancing themselves in other races for House and Senate. It's all over but the crying.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  6. Al

    President wants bigger crowds for his speeches, so he will now be giving them at the unemployement offices and welfare lines.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  7. Iamnotfooled

    As of Saturday night, the incumbent had garnered 28.8 million Facebook "likes" and more than 20 million Twitter followers, compared with 7.1 million "likes" and 1.16 million followers for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    GAME OVER REPUBS.

    September 23, 2012 at 5:15 am |
    • margiem

      Too bad those little boys and girls can't vote😦

      September 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  8. Jill

    No President can achieve much unless Congress works, acts and does its job. Unless the U.S. citizens keep pressure on their Congressmen to actually vote on acts and achieve something, then nothing gets done. Congressmen will spend their time with lobbyists in meetings, lunches, dinners, several times a day - it fills up their calendar. That is what they do, sickening as it is.

    September 23, 2012 at 7:53 am |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      The 2010 congress was elected to put the brakes on Obama and they did it so they did what they were elected to do. Obama meanwhile hasn't changed his agenda at all.

      September 23, 2012 at 9:29 am |
      • Jinx88

        Obama was elected on his agenda, so thats why he hasnt changed either.

        September 23, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      THEY ALSO PUT THE BRAKES ON THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF THE USA. GOOD JOB.

      September 23, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • jean2009

      There should be a law making it illegal for anyone serving in Congress (which is sworn to serve all the American people) that forbids representatives and senators from signing agreements with people like Grover Norquist. I think signing his pledge should be grounds for their impeachment.

      September 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
      • jean2009

        Oh yes it is named Recall.....Oh for you biblical people what is that saying "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other."

        I thought those in congress first swore oath to be servants for all the American people....not just the rich, the corporations, and the 1%.

        There is a great article online about environmental sustainability by Chris Maser

        Plus, I think R-money has shown his true distain for 47% of his constituents before ever taking an oath.

        September 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        When you get the chance to revise our laws maybe it'll happen.

        September 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
      • Steveo

        OR the Unions! You left that part out!

        September 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  9. texasgreenacres

    ITS CALLED DOTING THE EYE'S AND CROSSING THE TEE'S

    September 23, 2012 at 9:18 am |
  10. jean2009

    Here is the basic difference betweern Rethugliklans and Democrats.

    The Democrats believe in order to help our country we need to help each other first. They believe in putting the good of the people above what might be best for themself.

    Republicans on the other hand especially the 1% who are funding R-money's campaign are in it only for themselves. In their minds self interest and self preservation trumps helping others and equality for all.

    Fundamentally that is the Vulture-Vouchers stand on issues. It is all about them being the oberlords and those less fortunate being peasants. And yes...while he was at Bain he admitts to owning a Chinese company that used slave labor.

    September 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Lefties believe in keeping the pie one size and changing the slice sizes (by force if necessary) to be equal. Republicans believe in growing the whole pie which in turn makes everybody's slice larger. You can't get the slices to be all of equal size unless you have a dictatorship or comunism, which one are you for?

      September 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Jean, do you purchase Chinese products? Do you ever stop and ask why is this stuff so cheep? If you truly care about slave labor, then why not stop buying the products. You have a choice. Why blame others for your actions.

      September 24, 2012 at 7:06 am |
  11. Kool-Aid Police

    Obama's crowd size in Milwaukee was 5,000 people yet ABC, CBS and Politico all printed that it was 18,000. Another example of the media releasing propaganda.

    September 24, 2012 at 7:21 am |
  12. so

    How are the Republicans going to explain they lost to the 47 % er's?

    September 24, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  13. jean2009

    Business experience! From previous history business experience has not been a plus when it comes to being president: Herbert Hoover, George W. Bush, and Warren Harding....all had business experience.....really that is a fact!

    Harding's is still considered the most corrupt administration.

    Please just give me someone with real experience and knowledge of how government should work for those at the grass roots level...if it is as stated that all politics is local....then the obvious choice would and should be someone with experience as a community organizer.

    Obama-Biden 2012!

    September 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
    • november2012

      so you elect an idiot who in his short political career accomplished nothing...in fact never did anything in his life but promote himself? You are insane... obama's failure is all around you and you are idiot enough to deride Romney's sterling history of achievement in everything he has done...come on now, grow up!

      September 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  14. november2012

    where is cnn reporting (in the presidential political section) obummers taping on the View in lieu of meeting with foreign dignitaries who are in DC for the UN summit? obama has alienated the GOP legislators, many of the democratic legislators, corporate America, Israel, and now most UN members.. We need a president who does his job and is presidential...not this community organizer hack.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
    • Shkveezer

      UH...JERKO:....

      Hillary's doing a stellar job and THAT is her job. Obama's done enough "cowtowing" according to the GOP morons, who NEVER would give him credit for what he's ALREADY accomplished.......

      IF Romney ever won: better build that 50's bomb shelter and teach your kids to...."DUCK AND COVER"....!

      September 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
      • november2012

        the middle east is on the cusp of total collapse and war...and those who obama supported have turned on us...Israel is going to nuke Iran...our economy is in shambles...and you say obama has done what? Are you crazy or just stupid?

        September 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
      • Shkveezer

        You hardwired, brainwashed Revolticans persist in sucking up your IV of BS and continue to ignore ALL tha facts and you are NOT worth my spoon feeding you.....GO THE F AWAY...you are UNTEACHABLE...Hide your collective ignorant, racist, in-denial heads in the sand....and go suck on the Romney ice cream stick up his......

        September 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
  15. Shkveezer

    You mean...THROW UP!.....

    "WE LOVE YOU....WOMEN!!!!!"......PANDER-R-US!!!!!

    September 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm |