Obama monitors hurricane, campaign says it will remain at full speed
October 26th, 2012
03:25 PM ET

Obama monitors hurricane, campaign says it will remain at full speed

(CNN) – With the potential for a so-called “perfect storm” to batter the mid-Atlantic and New England early next week, President Obama is monitoring the latest developments – both as a president and as a presidential candidate.

Depending on just where Hurricane Sandy comes ashore – and when and where it collides with another winter storm system – may both impact Obama’s campaign schedule and test his administration’s preparedness one week before Election Day.

Earlier Friday, the White House announced that the president convened a call with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan to discuss precautions ahead of the storm. The White House also said that FEMA has decided to deploy Incident Management Assistance Teams up and down the East Coast this weekend before the brunt of the storm is felt.’’’

Meanwhile, officials from the Obama campaign report that they are monitoring the storm’s track closely but are not yet altering the president’s schedule. On Monday, Obama is set to campaign with Bill Clinton at stops in Virginia, Florida, and Ohio.

"The campaign is closely monitoring the storm and will take all necessary precautions to make sure our staff and volunteers are safe,” said Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher.

But the storm impact on the presidential campaign is likely to extend through Election Day. Depending on its ultimate severity, the president may have to break from his campaign schedule to survey storm damage and ensure the federal government’s response is adequate.

Moreover, should effects of the storm linger for days after the impact, turnout on Election Day could significantly be depressed. On that concern, the Obama campaign reports it is confident its get out the vote effort will fun at “full speed” between now and Election Day.

– CNN's Kevin Liptak contributed to this report


Topics: 2012 Election

soundoff (122 Responses)
  1. Paul

    Another solar company that received taxpayer support before going bankrupt is facing tough questions from Congress and a criminal investigation - following in the footsteps of solar-panel firm Solyndra.

    October 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  2. Dee

    Dear Mr. President,

    Please stay safe during the hurricane. Your family and country need you to continue the work you do. Don't worry if you miss a city or two during the storm, we got your back!

    October 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
  3. NObama 2012

    "officals from the obama campaign are monitoring the storm", now isn't that nice? They were monitoring the Benghazi attack too...and look how that turned out. Time for a real president.

    October 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      SO I GUESS THE REASON THE CIA MESSED UP IN LIBYA IS BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO BUSY MONITORING THE WEATHER. GOOD THING YOU'RE ON THE CASE TO FIGURE THIS OUT FOR US.

      October 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
      • Steve

        Obama monitors hurricane? Come on CNN please tell us how the weather is in Libia.

        October 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
      • Howard

        The Catholic Church is the oldest Christian religion in the world.

        When the Catholic Church was founded, there were no hospitals.

        Today, one out of five people in this country receive their medical care at a Catholic hospital.

        When the Catholic Church was founded, there were no schools.

        Today, the Catholic Church teaches 3 million students a day, in its more than 250 Catholic Colleges and Universities, in its more than 1200 Catholic High Schools and its more than 5000 Catholic grade schools.

        Every day, the Catholic Church feeds, clothes, shelters and educates more people than any other organization in the world.

        The new Obama Health Mandate could end all this and the tax payers would have to make up the loss.

        Also, all Catholic adoption services would come to an end. A human disaster.

        There are more than 77 million Catholics in this country.

        It takes an estimated 50 million Catholic votes to elect a president.

        I am asking all of you to go to the polls and be united in replacing our present president with a president that will respect the Catholic Church, all Christians, and all Religions .

        Mr President, you said, "The USA is not a Christian Nation".

        You are wrong we are a Christian Nation founded on Judeo-Christian values allowing all religions in America to Worship & Practice Freely.

        October 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        I am soooo Happy that Barry is focused on JOBS!
        Like a Laser Beam!
        He is so focused in making more jobs,,, that he for got to go to the Security Briefing in the last 4 or 5 MONTHS!!!!

        Wait,,, his Campaign is FULL SPEED AHEAD,,,
        His Fool-on-the-Hill Control of the Benghasi Commander-in-Chief Follies are in the NEWS,,,
        He will be in Florida while Sandy is in Wash, DC,,,
        I want Obama as my president, because he waived his Virtual TEA BAG in my TEA PARTY face!

        LOL

        October 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
      • Howard

        Hurricane Sandy will remind people that Obama is a 'Fair Weather Friend' ... who has a record of throwing people under the bus, once he has used them.

        October 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
      • John

        Sandy will help Obama. He can be out there looking and sounding presidential for the next several days while Romney can't really do anything during the storm.

        October 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
      • uncdig

        no it would be better if America had an administration that it could trust to do the things they promised. In 2008 Obama promised he wouldn't let getting reelected get in the way of doing the right thing for America – yet he climbs on AF1 the morning after bengazi to jet off to Vegas for money. He won't work with a bipartisan legislature to pass a budget. Now on the morning after the BIG storm, he launches new attacks on Romney. What happened to his campaign promise of 2008 – that "America dosn't deserve the Politics of Insults" "you don't deserve a bunch of name calling" –

        Ithink his promise was misinterpreted – it really was "I will not let anything or anyone get in the way of me getting reelected – not even America"

        What leadership quality he possesses

        October 30, 2012 at 8:26 am |
    • Howard

      OBAMA LIES AND COVER UP ...

      IF YOU'RE IN THE MILITARY, OR THE STATE DEPARTMENT ... OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BACK !!! ... ask Charles Woods, the father of our murdered Navy Seal !!!

      October 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
      • subzero05

        Your claim would be far more credible if the parents of 2 of those Americans said they didn't want this politicized...and if you were actually aware of the facts you chose to conveniently ignore to score points against the President you have a deep unhealthy seeded hate for

        October 26, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
      • lisa2010

        WHY DON'T YOU ASK ALL THE FATHERS WHO SONS AS DIED, IN THE AFGHANASTAN AND IRAQI WHEN BUSH WAS PRESIDENT AND HE INTIATED IT BECAUSE HIS DEFENSE STAFF THOUGHT THERE WAS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AND FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS NONE... WHY DON'T ANYBODY EXPLAIN TO THOSE FATHERS, MOTHERS AND WIVES(OR HUSBANDS) about that wasteful wars, DID BUSH HAVE THEIR BACKS.. AND WITH ROMNEY AS PRESIDENT, DO YOU THINK HE'LL HAVE THEIR BACK, HE'LL JUST DUCK, AND PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT WE CAN FLEX OUR MUSCLES... GET REAL, MAN, THATS WHAT WAR IS ALL ABOUT.. AND THIS PRESIDENT IS BRINGING OUR TROOPS HOME, OUT OF ARMS WAY...

        October 27, 2012 at 11:47 am |
      • Howard

        @lisa2010 ...
        Bush had our soldier's backs ... Obama is stabbing our soldiers in their back. Obama is a coward, who keeps throwing everybody under the bus, to save his own hide ... while he continues to hide ... and lie ... and cover up. You blame Bush for following what turned out to be inaccurate intel ... but, you give Obama the benefit of the doubt (for the hundredth time), when he blames our CIA for inaccurate intel on LIbya. Obama may be taking our military out of harm's way, but he's putting America in harm's way. Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

        October 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
      • Mod3rate

        @Howard:

        No, George W. Bush and his administration did not have the soldiers' backs. He sent them into war without proper body armor and weaponry. Conditions for veterans were terrible when they came home.

        The current President has increased funding for veterans' care, and has ended a war that never should have started in the first place. Now that OBL is dead, he's pulling us out of the second war that is draining our military and financial resources.

        And by the way, referring to President Obama with titles referencing Adolph Hitler is – in a word – stupid. America would have been destroyed if it had not been for his leadership. He's not a cult leader – he's President of the United States. If you don't like it, and he will be for another four years. If you don't like that fact, move to another country.

        October 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • jean2009

        No Howard – Bush didn't have our troops backs, or he would not have sent them into Iraq which he full well knew didn't have WMD.
        "Sept. 6, 2007 | On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, according to two former senior CIA officers. Bush dismissed as worthless this information from the Iraqi foreign minister, a member of Saddam's inner circle, although it turned out to be accurate in every detail. Tenet never brought it up again."

        October 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
      • jean2009

        "Former Treasury Secretary O’Neil – who was a member of the National Security Council – said:

        In the 23 months I was there, I never saw anything that I would characterize as evidence of weapons of mass destruction."

        October 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
      • Howard

        @ jean ...
        Actually, Bush did respect and admire the members of our military ... as, did his father, who served heroically ... as opposed to Obama, who only uses our military as props for his self-serving photo ops ... and, who's army did Obama's father fight for ... Kenya? Obama has cut our military's budget ... and, does not permit them to fight to win. Obama has no honor, as shown in his handling of the Libyan fiasco, and Fast n' Furious. Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

        October 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Howard. President Obama's father did not raise the president, his grandfather did, and his grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham who enlisted after Pearl Harbor served in France during WWII, and is buried in a hero's grave at Punchbowl National Cemetery, in Hawaii.

        Knowing you for a white sheet sympathizer that must really burn you up.

        October 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
    • DK

      Like you monitored WMD in Iraq.

      October 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
    • subzero05

      Time for a real President? You mean like one who's kept our country safe? Of course...I'm sure once you can no longer exploit this issue and the more and more facts continue to diminish your conspiracy theory, you'll lack the interest you're so full of now because of the election

      October 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm |
    • Charlotte

      WT*F would campaign officials be doing "monitoring the Benghazi attack"???? What a retard. Campaign people do not monitor national security issues.

      October 26, 2012 at 11:35 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        "retard?" Are you sure you can use that word? Oh, that's right you are a Liberal so it is OK. God forbid that a Republican should use that word. The world would fall apart.

        October 27, 2012 at 9:16 am |
      • jean2009

        Charlotte we are dealing with a bunch of Faux morons who believe anything the right dishes.

        October 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P83pZCOl6Zo&w=640&h=390]

        October 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
      • bfitz

        "Campaign people do not monitor national security issues."

        Obama's campaign people do...they need to know whether to leak it or spin it on a moments notice....can't have Barry looking bad, now can they?

        October 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • Howard

        ONE LIAR ENDORSING ANOTHER LIAR ...

        Clinton was disbarred by the State of Arkansas.

        He also paid a $25,000.00 fine there. This was all over the Lewinski incident.

        He also paid an $850,000.00 settlement over the Paula Jones incident.

        He was also disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court.

        So Bill Clinton, a disbarred lawyer, a President who was impeached for lying under oath, asks the American people to believe him when he says the best thing for the country is 4 more years of 0bama.

        October 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
      • jerry

        no it was not the obama campaign monitoring the attack...IT WAS OBAMA, but then he lied about it, and flew to Los Vegas to do a snow job there...it's been five years of seeing this phony in the media...my goodness we are all soooo sick of him!

        October 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
      • TS1

        Your an idiot! Millions of people will be affected and people may die, so shut up.

        October 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
    • Obama 12

      OBAMA THE GREAT ONE FORWAD YES

      October 27, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • WallyJaz

      They were busy at the time. They had a campaign event every night, plus the President had to sit down and watch the other movie with the Seals in it, the one where they took out Bin Laden. He had to make sure he looked Presidential in the movie. Priorities, people, priorities.

      October 28, 2012 at 3:43 am |
    • James d

      You have got to be kidding me,

      So he stops campaigning to go to the White House to Monitor a storm....

      But goes to Vegas when Americans have died over seas and embassies are still on fire. Yea, this has nothing to do with votes and image.

      What a disgrace!

      October 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • mcskadittle

      Do you really want the President to be out in the storm with Jim Cantore?

      October 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • Cathy

      Guess you haven't read any updates idiot,probably a robme fan.How are you going to feel when a repub gov/t cuts all emergency services? Won/t be such a blowhard fan then will you? Oh wait,you probably live in a state NOT affected by the hurricane!

      October 29, 2012 at 12:50 am |
      • John

        Cathy – please tell us, what has Romney robbed you of? If anything, he has donated to the needed at a pace that dems can only dream about.

        October 29, 2012 at 11:01 am |
      • jerry

        gosh, obama is robbing medicare folks...and that is ok? Romney never took a dollar from you or anyone else...it is obama who has used you hard earned tax dollars to manipulate and divide America...him and his ilk.

        October 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
    • Samuel

      I am confused,

      He holds a detailed press conference on a storm, but couldn't hold a conference on Benghazi? And no the rose garden and the view were not actually informative.

      BTW it is only at Category 1 which is nothing, but of course the media needs something to report and even put their Business correspondent out in the rain for a funny shot, hope you're having fun Velshi...

      The storm is so bad its preventing the other 45 states from reporting job numbers on time, Maybe the east coast should email their numbers to Cali so they can prepare them if its sooo bad. Its not like they didnt know it was coming.

      Hmmm sounds fishy to me.

      October 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • bettyann

      GOP have a ship jobs to China fetish. Dreamers.

      October 29, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
  4. bill pike

    good–then tell us why you want the brotherhood to get ONE BILLION DOLLARS or why biden's brother got a government contract to "rebuild" iraq for ONE AND A HALF BILLION. Or why you lied to us about Libya, why you did not give our people help when they needed it? why? we all know why

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/26/israel-rattled-by-rise-in-anti-semitic-rhetoric-from-egypt/

    October 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
  5. Dan B

    If th campaign is still going at full force, how can they be actively monitoring Sandy?

    October 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      I TAKE BACK CALLING YOU A REPUBLITARD. YOU ARE SIMPLY A RETARD.

      October 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        What is it with you Liberals and the use of the r-word.

        http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/27/coulter-stands-by-use-of-controversial-word-to-describe-obama/?hpt=hp_t2

        October 27, 2012 at 9:18 am |
      • Howard

        Poison in a pretty package ...
        OBAMA IS THE LOVER
        WHO IS GIVING YOU AIDS.

        October 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
      • jean2009

        Thanks! For saving me the time of needing to say that!

        October 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
      • jean2009

        Maybe I should just say Coulter is an idiot.

        October 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        If Ann is a wrong then so is December 2012

        October 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
    • lisa2010

      THEY CALL IT TECHNOLOGY, AND IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH ALL THE FIRST RESPONDERS, THE OFFICIALS AND ALL THE EMERGENCY STAFFS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS EVACUATED SAFELY.. WAKE UP, THE PRESIDENT IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH ALL OF THESE EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, AND IS READY TO ACT WHEN NEED BE!!!! THATS WHAT BEING PRESIDENT IS ALL ABOUT, BEING PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED... WE CALL IT MULTI-TASKING..

      October 27, 2012 at 11:53 am |
      • Jay in NC

        So you are saying that Obama knew about about the attack but sat back and did nothing.

        October 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  6. REDFIRESTORM

    CNN MANAGEMENT: (1) not altering the president's schedule in VA, FL and OH - (2) depending on severity "MAY have to break from his schedule" - (3) although Election Day turnout could be depressed, the Obama campaign reported "we are confident our get out the vote effort will be at full speed." The public will send them all to hell - and CNN will put out the fire with gasoline. I feel sick to my f**king stomach right now. Burn the heartless, selfish and scumbag f**kers.

    October 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  7. DEcember 2012

    MAYBE THE COMING STORM HAS ADDLED ROMNEY'S BRAIN OR HIS LIAR METER IS NOT WORKING BUT HE JUST LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT JEEP IS MOVING ALL ITS FACTORIES TO CHINA AND THAT THE STIMULUS DID NOTHING AS HE WAS SPEAKING IN FRONT OF WORKERS OF A COMPANY THAT BENEFITED FROM THE STIMULUS.

    ON SECOND THOUGHT, IT'S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH A STORM. JUST MORE BS FROM MITT ROMNEY AS USUAL.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
    • Howard

      @DEcember 2012 ...
      Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

      October 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  8. Dan B

    Well thank you DEcember. I take that as a compliment coming from you. I would not want to be liked by you, at least in your political views. You would support an ant for president if it had a D next to its names on the ballot. I am voting for Romney/Ryan, and I assume sensible people who want a better life will do the same. Case closed.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU WOULD VOTE FOR A LIAR. SOMEONE WHO FLAT OUT LIED TO THE PEOPLE OF OHIO, NEARLY GIVING JEEP EMPLOYEES A HEART ATTACK, TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS BASED ON A LIE. THAT IS WHO YOU ARE VOTING FOR.

      YOU ARE VOTING FOR A LIAR WHO CLAIMS THE STIMULUS MONEY DID NOTHING WHILE HE IS SPEAKING AT A COMPANY THAT TOOK STIMULUS MONEY.

      THESE ARE JUST THE LATEST ONES. ONE OF THEM FROM HIS 'BIG' SPEECH.

      EVEN A RETARD WOULD PROBABLY KNOW MITT ROMNEY DID SOMETHING WRONG HERE, SO IT SEEMS I A WRONG AGAIN ABOUT YOU. YOU ARE EVEN WORSE THAN A RETARD. A RETARD CAN'T HELP BEING WHAT THEY ARE, YOU CHOOSE TO LIE TO YOURSELF. YOU ARE AN INSULT TO RETARDS EVERYWHERE.

      October 27, 2012 at 12:17 am |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        Ha! Obama ISN'T a liar? You are indeed a fool and everyone here knows it.

        October 27, 2012 at 5:20 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        AND WHAT DID HE LIE TO YOU ABOUT TODAY? I JUST TOLD YOU ALL THE LIES ROMNEY SPEWED OUT JUST THIS WEEK.

        October 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
      • uncdig

        Good argument, now you have to apply the same standard to Obama. Do you need the lists of lies he told to get elected. The lists of lies that he has told to try and get reelected. You point is valid – don't vote for a person who is proven a liar – Welcome to the real world of being a Hypocrit and getting called on it!

        October 30, 2012 at 8:32 am |
    • jerrylax

      Good for you Dan. You must know by now DEcember is a goof ball. People of this ilk have a deeply ingrained resentment for those of us who good at heart, hard working, responsible, and successful. This is born of a deep sense of self hatred and it can't be helped. This is why the obama campaign and ideology (divisiveness) so appeals to them...the sleaziness of it all. The problem for them is most Americans don't buy into this...we simply are temporarily taken in...but we do wake up and move on.

      October 27, 2012 at 12:50 am |
  9. Charlotte

    Wow, weather events have had an inordinate influence on the political race for both sides. And yet there are still climate change deiners out there. They are the equivalent of uneducated dipwads but they refuse to acknoelwdge it. Sad.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      I thought it was called "Global Warming"? I guess when that failed to bring in cash then the name had to be changed? Of course the climate is changing, eventually we'll be in another ice age and just like the last the one, it'll take thousands of years. If you truly believe Al Gore then it's you that has the problem, people like you are the reason infomericials work. You think because of one storm we need to create a new government program and raise some more "revenue" for it?

      October 27, 2012 at 5:19 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Frank, sorry buddy, but Charlotte and other Liberals do not think or ask questions, Combine that with the willingness to be a hypocrite, ... it is no use trying to reason with them.

        October 27, 2012 at 9:24 am |
  10. joe

    Boy the repos take a story like monitoring this storm and turn it into repo cow pies. What a nasty group of idiots we have here and it only gets worse if that lying rich ass romney gets in office. That tax evading draft dodging creep should go stay in china. Thats where some of his finances still are. Him and ann made a killing on the auto bail out and are making money in china right now but you mentally challenged idiots want him for your pres. Well when he robs you blind and helps his rich buddies like that slimey addleson don't complaine. vote all repos out they have no morals.

    October 27, 2012 at 10:25 am |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Sounds like you're a comitted lefty?

      October 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • jean2009

      No doubt, he can't show his 2009 tax return due to his taking tax amnesty as a tax evader, and who with the good fortune of having a draft deferment for the Vietman War, protests for others to go fight a war he won't go fight. That takes a special kind of creep. Poor little rich boy who cheats on his taxes, and is a draft dodging chicken hawk.

      October 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
      • jerrylax

        and lets see obuttheads sealed records..5 million to charity...come on. Could it be BO completed fraudulent student loan applications, was treated for drug addiction and VD...or just exactly what else is he hiding? And your hung up about the remote possibility of Romney avoiding some income taxes...within the law... funny and real stupid and small...get a life.

        October 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • jean2009

        jerryexlax never comments with facts...

        FYI – Harvard has stated that President Obama graduated "magna cum laude" which means he carried grades in the top 10% of his class and that is something is judged alone on (gpa) grade point average. He was the first ever black president of the Harvard Law Review....that in and of itself says his grades placed him in the top of his class, and that he was respected and accomplished since the other editors of the law review selects from their own body which person will serve as president of the law review for that term. Since that position is highly prized, and each of the editors would like to claim that distinction for themselves..... I doubt it is just given to anyone at random.

        Maybe you should check the list of people who have served as president, or editor, of the Harvard law review.

        October 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  11. uncdig

    Great article – only problem is they left out the part that this is proof that O will say or do anything to get elected. His campaign promise in 08 was "I will not let campaigning or trying to get reelected take precedent over leading the country. So off we go – he reminds me of the Geico character Max – wheeeeeeeeeeeee wheeeeeeeeeeeee wheeeeeeeee

    October 27, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      SAY OR DO ANYTHING? NO, ROMNEY HAS THE MONOPOLY ON THAT ONE.

      October 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
      • uncdig

        nice articulate & educated response. I think the teacher just rang the first bell, better get to class before you miss your milk break. After school, let mommy know you snuck onto the computer again.

        October 30, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  12. Frank Marshall Davis

    It's looking more and more like Obama flat out denied help for the Libyan Ambassador and was willing to just let him die. Obama knew that he already had a compliant press corps so he thought no matter what he could just lie and sweep it it under the rug until after the election. The video story was something Obama just made up because it fit in with his world view that America is a mean and racist country. With Obama it's all about blaming something or someone else about anything even slightly negative yet taking 100% credit for anything even slightly positive. This is why Obama rarely uses words like "we, our, us" and instead predominately uses "I, me, my".

    October 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  13. Cherry Stephens

    Since you Stupublicans don'
    t understand FACTS written in ENGLISH, maybe a quantitative analysis will help... Such as:

    (BUSH^2 + ROMNEY ) (BUSH/KARL ROVE) – ROMNEY + BUSH – DICK CHENEY + ROMNEY^2 = 0

    That about sums it up. MATH leaves ZERO room for interpretation.

    ~~OBAMA 2012~~

    October 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  14. jean2009

    Normal Romney off the top of his head with yet another lie...without first checking with Chrysler. I wonder if he has to keep a journal to keep track of lies? Obviously not since he can just flip-flop.

    "Chrysler is not moving Jeep production from Ohio to China despite claims by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, the auto company said.

    During a campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio, on Thursday, Romney accused the Detroit-based automaker, one of the recipients of the Obama administration's $80-billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, of planning to shift production of its Jeep brand of cars overseas. "

    October 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Keep pounding the kool-aid and denying reality.

      October 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • jerrylax

      oh lets get it straight...chrysler is in talks with a foreign manufacturer to move jeep production...that is the truth.

      October 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
    • jeckers

      Not sure I understand your comment

      In a Bloomberg interview, Jeep's president said the automaker plans to restore Jeep production in China, suspended in 2009, and is considering making all Jeeps in China. "Fiat SpA, majority owner of Chrysler Group LLC, plans to return Jeep output to China and may eventually make all of its models in that country, according to the head of both automakers' operations in the region," reported the business wire service.

      Mike Manley, chief operating officer of Fiat and Chrysler in Asia and president of the Jeep brand, told Bloomberg, "We're reviewing the opportunities within existing capacity" as well as "should we be localizing the entire Jeep portfolio or some of the Jeep portfolio" to China.

      Chrysler builds Jeep SUV models at plants in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Manley said the firm is in talks with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

      October 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Jean, CNN says other wise. Take a look at this report. The guy clearly says that they are moving Jeep production to China.

      http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2010/01/12/n_chrysler_jeep.cnnmoney/

      October 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
      • jean2009

        "Chrysler: Romney is wrong, Jeep not leaving US for China" acording the Keith Laing 10/26/2012 In The Hill.
        "Chrysler is not moving Jeep production from Ohio to China despite claims by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, the auto company said.

        During a campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio, on Thursday, Romney accused the Detroit-based automaker, one of the recipients of the Obama administration's $80-billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, of planning to shift production of its Jeep brand of cars overseas. "

        "A Desperate, Deceptive Gambit for Romney in Ohio" From the New Republic- Jonathan Cohn 10/26/2012
        " How desperate is Mitt Romney to win Ohio? Before you answer, pay attention to what he and his campaign have been saying about the auto industry in the last few days.

        As you may have heard, Romney on Thursday scared the bejeezus out of Ohio autoworkers when, during a rally, he cited a story claiming that Chrysler was moving Jeep production to China. Thousands of people work at a sprawling Jeep complex in Toledo and a nearby machining plant. Many thousands more work for suppliers or have jobs otherwise dependent on the Jeep factories. It’s fair to say that they owe their jobs to President Obama, who in 2009 rescued Chrysler and General Motors from likely liquidation. If Chrysler moved the plants overseas, most of those people would be out of work.

        The story turns out to be wrong. As Chrysler made clear the very next day, in a tartly worded blog post on the company website, "

        October 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
      • jean2009

        So there you go...Romney is not to be believed....the word is right from the horse's mouth...at least Chrysler not Romney should know where their plan will remain.

        October 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • jean2009

        "plant"

        October 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Yet there it is, the CNN video that says they are moving to China. Spin, spin, spin, that is all Obama can do.

        October 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
      • jean2009

        Here you are every day stating that CNN is always wrong. Well HELLO this time they are.

        October 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
      • jerry

        fact is Jeep is in talks and thinking of moving production...they announced this and then backed up (probably because of administration pressure)...Romney told the truth. Sadly, this is the tip of the iceberg...if obama is reelected there will be mass job movement out of country....this is well known on Wall street and corporate America.

        October 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
      • bettyann

        Romney's fetish. He is dreaming. His fantasy to ship GM jobs to China is not gonna happen...ever.

        October 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  15. Dan B

    Obama also gave 90 billion to Solyndra and others like it... And look what happened

    October 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • jean2009

      You better check that with the Solyndra loan timeline the loan was processed, scruntized, and approved for go-ahead by the DOE on Jan. 15, 2009...4 days before President Obama took office. source

      http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/Solar%20Background%20Document%201.pdf
      "Timeline of DOE's Review of the Solyndra Loan Guarantee Application"

      October 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • bettyann

      ENRON

      October 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  16. Debbie

    So the Obama haters will snark at what Obama will or will not do. The Mitt haters will snark at what Mitt would or would not do. And what remains is that many Americans are in danger. Instead of coming together its one big political snark v snark.

    October 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  17. jerrylax

    Yes there are talks of moving Jeep production off shore. Boeing is also encouraging their suppliers to move their facilities to Mexico as well. Micro soft is in decline and has been for about ten years, GM was surpassed in car sales by Toyota this year and VW is closing in on them...they are in decline. Now, guess which two companies are supporting the progressive (Marxist) Democratic Party and which one is not. Now guess again who will survive and thrive and who will not.

    Go ahead you obama lovers vote him back in...in four years from now you will be looking for a soup line, those of us who are not dependent on obama will thrive...of course you will hate us then too and parade with your 1% signs and blame us for it all...we will have long given up trying to educate you.

    October 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      If the business climate was better here they would stay but since Obama's added tons of new costlier regulations and taxes he's driving business away. He doesn't even care either because his leftist ideology is much more important than businesses succeeding. It was said back in the twenties by Coolidge that "The business of America is business", for Obama it's marxism and decay. Only the deluded, ignorant and feeble-minded will vote for Obama.

      October 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  18. REDFIREASTORM

    As the Des Moines editorial board believes, first impressions are the strongest. Obama revealed its true blue color and provided a glimpse into his motivation and dark desire in this article - any performance to the contrary during storm aftermath is merely a weak political after thought. Cnn has this original intent well-documented and will slap Obama in the face with it IF he begins to crow about performance that was expected as POTUS. - this article reflects original intent to undermine POTUS duties fater storm - Obama showed us his "tell tale heart" - let's see how it will conflict with aftermath presidentail show.

    October 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  19. REDFIREASTORM

    CNN MANAGEMENT - IF AXELROD SUBMITTED THIS AS A WAY TO BAIT ROMNEY INTO A TRAP AGAIN - TO MAKE TEAM ROMNEY BELIEVE THAT IT NEEDED TO CONTINUE CAMPAIGN FIRE TO KEEP UP WITH THE PUBLISHED DNC INTENT –YOU CAN TELL THE DNC SNAKES THAT IT DID NOT WORK - NICE TRY THOUGH, SLIME WEASEL SCUM BAGS.

    October 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  20. REDFIREASTORM

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    October 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
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    DAVID AXELROD SIR –ROMNEY TEAM WILL BE WATCHING –THE WHOLE WORLD WILL WATCH –TO SEE IF POTUS DOES ALL HIS JOB AFTER STORM –WE BETTER SEE IMMEDIATE AND STRONG HEAVY FEDERAL RESPONSE –WE BETTER SEE ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES SWARMING LIKE ANTS AND BEES TO ENGLAND –ROMNEY IS WATCHING

    October 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
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    October 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  23. REDFIREASTORM

    AXELROD - THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BETTER 'SHOCK AND AWE' THE WORLD AFTER THE STORM –GET IT? TOO BAD OBAMA GETS NO POINTS FOR SHOCK AND AWE RIGHT? IT IS POTUS JOB AND ROMNEY KNOWS IT - HE WILL WATCH FOR SHOCK AND AWE –DAVID AXELROD BETTER NOT GO LIMP. LMFAO

    October 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  24. REDFIREASTORM

    POTUS SHOCK AND AWE AFTER STORM AFTERMATH - MINIMAL REQUIREMENT AND EXPECTATION -ZILCH POINTS –ANYTHING LESS THAN FEDERAL SHOCK AND AWE RESPONSE ---> OVERNIGHT OBAMA POLITICAL DEATH –GOT IT AXEL-BALLS?

    October 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  25. REDFIREASTORM

    WHAT DID YOU SAY AXEL-BALLS? WE ALL HEARD YOU MUTTERING UNDER YOUR BREATH PIG. THE STORM WILL BE A PAIN IN THE ASS? GO TO HELL.

    October 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  26. Frank Marshall Davis

    Gallup: Obama's job approval down 7 points in 3 days.

    October 28, 2012 at 12:28 am |
  27. Jay in NC

    CNN, what is it with all these pictures of Obama with blue sky, blue airplane, blue, blue, blue behind him? I noticed the same on your programs during the past few days. Are you trying to paint him in a good light? Can not wait to see the look on all the CNN reporters when Obama has to go home.

    October 28, 2012 at 3:07 am |
    • jerrylax

      good point...I'm sooo sick of seeing this guys face everyday...for the past several years I could just vomit...this fraud salesman needs o return to chicago where they deserve him..and let us get our country back.

      October 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
  28. clarke

    Waiting, for Nov 6th, so all Obama haters will go away.

    October 28, 2012 at 7:35 am |
    • James d

      I will be watching MSNBC all day laughing at the excuses!!!

      October 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • jerrylax

      well...if your king gets reelected we may have to leave the country...and leave it to you and your king/master. One way or the other it is not we, the responsible conservatives, who a dependent on a Marxist ideology...hahaha

      October 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  29. v

    How can obama be presidential when he can't even own up to Libya?

    October 28, 2012 at 8:44 am |
  30. Dave

    "officals from the obama campaign are monitoring the storm". Hopefully someone will be awake at the helm instead of like the tragic administration's failure at bengazi where 4 Americans needlessly died.

    October 28, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  31. James d

    You have got to be kidding me,

    So he stops campaigning to go to the White House to Monitor a storm....

    But goes to Vegas when Americans have died over seas and embassies are still on fire. Yea, this has nothing to do with votes and image.

    What a disgrace!

    October 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  32. Dan B

    Obama haters will only go away if he goes to Chicago and Rombey goes to the White House.

    October 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      I will be here. If Obama wins I will point out all that he did wrong. If Gov. Romney wins I will be here to blame it all on Obama. It is only fair.

      October 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  33. Dan B

    I meant Romney, not Rombey. Sorry.

    October 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  34. REDFIRESTORM

    CNN MANAGEMENT/ROLAND MARTIN/DONNA BRAZILE: AFRO-AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSERVATISM VERSUS BLACK LIBERAL SHAME

    Two things we know about the Obamas: (1) they are both of afro-american descent and (2) they are both self-professed liberals.

    The black road to the White House was by no means a straight beeline. The Obamas had to fight white/black racism as well as liberal/conservative tension within the black community.

    As Roland and Donna well know, not all blacks are liberal democrats. In fact, many blacks find anti-spiritual "unchristian" liberal behavior as quite nausiating and piggish - gay rights as an example. There is a strong Black Conservative Caucus.

    During the 2007 Campaign Year, Michelle was interviewed by MSNBC on 11/07 (Morning Joe). She was asked if the afro-american community is ready for a black president, and really ready to go out on a limb to support their campaign. Michelle Obama's response: "Well you know, I think they will come around. There is that fear of possibility. Doubt in back of the minds of people of color. Our people have been programmed for so long to expect failure. As you know, we live in a racist society so there will always be that doubt and fear of success."

    The afro-american community came off its 2008 black sugar high as obama actions did not match campaign rhetoric - cut in federal aid to black business and colleges. The unemployment rate quickly climbed from 9% when Obama first assumed office to as high as 16% by early 2012.

    Then there was the muslim religion controversy - "Dreams From My Father" - sparking fear among many black conservative christians.

    Rumors quickly spread that Obama was scolding the black community behind closed doors - telling it to "stop complaining" and "stop crying" in his now infamous creole accent. A dark side to Obama was revealed –one that acted paternalistic and treated his own kind in a condensending manner. Sporadic outbursts were quelled. The black community shut down and accepted the need to suffer in silence. Obama now felt free to turn his eyes the the white base that got him into office.

    The afro-american community's greatest fear of supporting the obama campaign quickly materialized - and felt caught between a white rock and black hard place. The white community sure to say: "we told you so" - and treat blacks to even harsher discrimination as punishment for helping blacks into the white house.

    Governor Romney has spoken before The NAACP. He proved to be well versed in black issues -such as the well known "double trouble" stats. Blacks remember the Bush years, which smoothed the way for the Obamas. Now they are thinking about the Obama years very deep. How can we vote for someone black who doesn't respect blacks? "Romney may be cool but he is not black" -will he be different from Bush? Will he REALLY want to help us?

    Our afro-american community is marked by very intense ambivalency and deep pain. Blacks only have eight more days to decide.

    October 29, 2012 at 4:01 am |
    • jerry

      Barack obama is NOT an American black man...the black community was spoofed on this. He is not and never was and never will be a true black American. God help us, that we can be manipulated so effectively.

      October 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  35. Kool-Aid Police

    The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to delay Friday’s October jobs report, the final reading on the labor market before next week’s federal elections.

    A Labor official said the agency will assess the schedule for all its data releases this week when the “weather emergency” is over.

    October 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • jerry

      the numbers were to September 30th...they have them and they are horrible even after they play with them..

      October 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
    • NJBChicago

      Whether they are good or bad, they'll time it to make sure Obama looks as good as he can. Bad, they'll delay until after Tuesday due to the storm. Good, and they'll share them on Friday. More Obama miracles.

      October 31, 2012 at 7:15 am |
  36. Dan B

    I just saw a poll that had Obama and Rombey tied in NC. I almost split my pants. That is comparable to the poll that had Rombey down by 3 in Minnesota. Who does these polls.

    October 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  37. jerry

    If men like Mitt Romney are not our hope...then who is? How can we place hope in a sitting American President who's central campaign theme is the charater assassination of his oponent? A man who's books even are not truthful. My father taught me that if a man will lie to you he will steal everything you have. obama, like bill clinton, looked the cameras in (really the American people)the eye and lied. He has been in our face almost everyday for nearly five years...selling himself. And, by the way, have we sunk so low we believe bill clinton is our salvation? We need a selfless leader, an accomplished man with moral grounding and who has demonstrated his love for our country and mankind... we need Mitt Romney. God please help us!

    October 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  38. jerry

    noticed a post above where one of the nut cases was touting obama being raised by his grandfather. His grandfather was a card carrying communist and sent obama to be mentored by another communist (both belonged to the communist party) who was a real class act...a pornographer and real piece of work... sick sick sick....probably why obama is suffering from a host of personality disorders...one of which is narcissism!

    October 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  39. bettyann

    Obama has America's back. Romney is against about FEMA. . Ryan supports offsets for disaster funding. Obama is focused on disaster relief.

    October 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  40. REDFIRESTORM

    10/29 when all the laughter died -CTA to obama -blue mother dead - jimi hendrix crying blue rain --ny and nj say goodbye –listen to cta "mother" now, obama and axelrod –just close your eyes - in cold dark damp subways - listen and feel

    October 30, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  41. REDFIRESTORM

    bonjour STREET SMART – i watched you last night on cable standing in the dark cold NYC water - while listening to CTA "Mother" - i felt your pain - take care babe -au revoir, lance

    October 30, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  42. REDFIRESTORM

    Obama and Axelrod thought they could insult CNN intelligence - their intial thoughts engraved in all our hearts and minds forever - Romney and Ryan about to insult them in other places.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:00 am |
  43. NJBChicago

    Guess he should have monitored Benghazi when our consulate was under attack for 7 hours. Instead our President was in Las Vegas raising money for his campaign. CNN and the rest of the main stream media don't seem to be covering THAT though now that we know the truth. What idiots. Governors and first responders have the majority of the responsibility for the clean up. Obama can dole out cash and 'look' Presidential. Great. Let him do that for 4 days. He can't harm anything else then. It's almost over, and this President is OUT!

    October 31, 2012 at 7:14 am |
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