POTUS' Day Ahead: 'Not campaigning' in Iowa
Obama fired up students at two colleges yesterday.
April 25th, 2012
08:14 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: 'Not campaigning' in Iowa

President Obama’s tour of college campuses continues Wednesday with a speech at the University of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. The remarks will be much like those he delivered yesterday at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado: an aggressive push for congress to keep student loan rates down.

The speech, Obama’s first since rival Mitt Romney unofficially claimed the GOP nomination Tuesday night, will also feel less like an “official” event and more of a campaign rally. Still, while this latest foray is entirely to states that will play a significant role in November, the president is merely acting in his official capacities, not as a candidate.

It’s a thin line to be sure.

Full schedule after the jump:


9:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs Aurora, Colorado en route Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Buckley Air Force Base
Open Press


11:35AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Eastern Iowa Airport
Open Press

12:20PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with students
University of Iowa
Travel Pool Coverage

1:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks as part of a concerted effort to get Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling in July
University of Iowa
Open Press

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT departs Cedar Rapids, Iowa en route Washington, DC
Eastern Iowa Airport
Open Press


4:30PM In-Town Pool Call Time

5:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

5:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House
South Lawn
Open Press

6:00PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event
The Jefferson Hotel, Washington, DC
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. John

    This campaigning on our dime needs to stop. It is against the law. I do not expect anything to change during this administration in this area at this point.
    Instead of forcing the crazy Obamacare bill on us this administration should have focused on tax reform and campaign finance when they had the majority if they really wanted "change". Improvements in these key areas would have fixed many of the problems in this country. "Hope and change" has changed to "can't do it, it's their fault".

    April 25, 2012 at 8:48 am |
    • Jarod

      Hey John, one word for you, 'Fillabuster!" Look it up. It was used more times than any other time in history. The Republicans successfully used the tactic to stall or kill many of the initiatives that this administration tried to enforce. Also, I'd like to introduce to you the title, "Blue Dogs". Yes Sir, those confused, spineless democrats that only sought to be re elected in their republican dominated districts and therefore voted with the Republicans. This Sir, killed or stopped the ball of Hope and Change from gaining any real momentum. Ya see what a lil homework can do for you Johnny boy? Now go arm yourself with knowledge and stop parroting the four stooges of "Glenn/Sarah/Sean and Rushbo". Happy hunting.

      April 25, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  2. mcskadittle

    so i will go with the republican universal defense strategy, all of the other presidents did it too!

    April 25, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • Steveo

      Sorry, you got that backwards! Any criticism of President Obama is answered by: But George Bush......

      April 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  3. Nick Taylor

    The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City...not Cedar Rapids.

    April 25, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  4. ndelaquila

    University of Iowa is in Iowa City, Iowa not Cedar Rapids. Just a friendly heads up.

    April 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  5. Howard

    Since Obama spends every day campaigning and fund raising ... instead of governing ... CNN actually publishes a story when Obama doesn't campaign for one day.

    April 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  6. Liza

    The University of Iowa is in Iowa City, not Cedar Rapids.

    April 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  7. Zach

    The University of Iowa is not in Cedar Rapids, it's in Iowa City.

    April 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm |