December 30th, 2011
11:45 AM ET

Obama campaign: President will address Iowa supporters Tuesday via web chat

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.

Topics: 2012 Election • Campaign • Iowa Caucuses • President Obama • The Buzz • The News

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  1. george of the jungle

    good move Mr. President. Maybe they have forgotten what an Adult politican looks and sounds like in Iowa.

    December 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • truindep

      you arent talking about Obama are you, ?

      December 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
    • Wes Sorenson

      Hope BO has his teleprompter with him.

      December 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  2. Joe

    I did not know that ACORN still had an office open in Iowa.

    December 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
    • Wes Sorenson

      Acorn is alive and well only under different names now that they have been exposed.

      December 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  3. Jason

    One day soon, our reckless economic and military ignorance will be called an act of war. Who will come save us from ourselves? Will they say they are defending their strategic interests? What if they say they are protecting the freedoms of humanity?

    What if sound money and jobs are only possible when we aren't sending $5 billion out of this country every day?

    What if Christianity teaches peace and not preventative wars and aggression?

    What if we save ourselves?
    Ron Paul & Jon Huntsman 2012.

    December 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • jean2009

      Obama – Biden 2012

      January 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  4. jerry

    oh...another snow job eh? Barry just don't understand the American people have his number...but then he is a narcissist and still thinks he is king. He and his mob have destroyed the Democratic Party..too bad, it will take a generation to achieve some some credibility. In the interim the responsible American voter will have to move their votes to the GOP that is in effect center left. NObama NOvember 2012!

    December 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
    • SafeJourney2

      Jerry, the American people have see through the GOP/TP smoke screen and will re-elect President Obama 2012. Just take a look at the polls of what the majority of Americans think about the TeaParty.

      December 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
      • SafeJourney2

        correction: have seen through

        December 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm |


    December 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  6. stormy123

    Trust me, President Obama will look a heck of a lot better than the Republican "crazies" to even the most radical Libertarians and Tea Party Anti-American fanatics on Iowa Tuesday night when they finally have to decide which of these morons gets their vote. Good move Mr President!

    December 31, 2011 at 2:34 am |
    • Trace

      You are 100% correct stormy! President Obama will calm the fears that as the circus passes through Iowa, there is still a steady, capable hand in the WH. The only thing the rest of america needs to do, is vote out the occupiers / Tea Potty fools in washington. Then we can get this country moving again. I am confident this country is more intelligent than stupid and that works against the GOP/Tea faithful. That group needs stupid to prevail

      December 31, 2011 at 11:00 am |
    • Mike

      Obama is the perfect picture of the inept fool, whollly dependent on his big money masters who use him to pass legislation that protects special interests.

      The American people will only have to put up with this fraud for 13 more months.

      December 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
      • SafeJourney2

        Mike, you do know that congress passes legislation, not the president, dont you?

        December 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Safe Journey I doubt Mikie knows much of anything.

        January 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • Ron Paul FTW

        @SafeJourney2 & jean2009 It's call a presidential veto. Obama didn't even use that power for the NDAA. ???

        January 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  7. mikle

    How anybody can vote for this small communist agitator , Obama? He slowly and surly destroy USA.

    December 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
    • Peg - Az

      The only "communist-ish" or actually "socilist-ish" policy Obama has been accused of engaging in was to adopt Romney's Health Care idea and incorporate ideas supported by Gingrich and the Heritage Foundation – did the republicans really believe they could call many of their own ideas "socialism" and "communism" and "takeovers" and "unconstitutional" as a way to attack and obstruct Obama without us finding out that Obama actually used many of their own ideas in order to try to gain bipartisan support? What a side show the republican debates are as they hit each other over the head with the same silly attacks they used on Obama.

      December 31, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
  8. chris

    Obama has raised " American" pride much more than in the 8yrs of Bush. He inherited a country with so much problems at once more than any other presidents in recent history. In 3yrs so many expect him to fix it all and as a Canadian I know Congress passes most of the legislation and we do know that Republican Congress has an automatic "let him fail" attitude before trying to fix anything.

    Most people in the world knows the Republic base are ignorant narrow minded followers. We all live in a global economy that has affect on everything. If there is a Repub President another 3 yrs of his term will be looking at almost the same 9 plus % unemployment. Its the reality of the world economy an Americans behind in education. Actually 19 yrs from now unemployment under Obama's watch will be looked as a low number.

    December 31, 2011 at 11:23 pm |
  9. john

    mikle, this country was destroyed by bush ,the tea party and the republican party.presidents reagan,harry trueman,clinton gave a tax cut to middle class(99%) and increased taxes on rich people(top 1%) and a lot jobs were created but bush # 1 and 2 favored the rich over the middle and look at what happenned under their presidency-serious economic disaster and guys in congress and the radical tea party want to pursue same failed policies that plunged the country into recession.look there are 3 arms of government-the exercutive(the president),the legislature(the congress and the senate) and judiciaryThe legislature makes the laws including jobs bills,taxes etc , the president review and sign it and the judciary monitors and implement the ths wise `if the congress fails fails to pass bills the president cant sign those bills into law rather than using his own exercutive powers enshrine the constitution.This is is the problem president obama is facing right now-DO NOTHING CONGRESS INFLUENCED BY PURELY IDEOLOGICAL TEA PARTY but its going to backfire against them mark it on the wall

    January 1, 2012 at 7:56 am |
  10. Dontbow

    Ah so the dictator will speak through a web chat, how nice and convenient.

    January 2, 2012 at 7:45 am |