POTUS Day Ahead: Sunshine State edition
July 19th, 2012
08:38 AM ET

POTUS Day Ahead: Sunshine State edition

The president travels to all-important Florida today for a two-day, four-city campaign swing. The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows Obama holding a 46-to-45 percent lead in the Sunshine State over presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney, but that is within that poll's 3.5 percent margin of error. In 2008 Obama won the state by three points.

According to the campaign, the president will "discuss the choice in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down the debt.”  Unemployment in Florida is at 8.6% and the state has the fifth highest home foreclosure rate in the country.

Thursday the president will speak at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville and then attend a closed-press campaign event at the same venue. He’ll then travel to West Palm Beach to deliver remarks at Century Village, a retirement community. He will attend one more closed-door campaign event before returning to his hotel in Manalapan, FL.

Here’s the schedule as released by the White House:

10:45AM        THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 10:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:00AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Jacksonville, Florida

12:45PM        THE PRESIDENT arrives in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville International Airport

Open Press

1:15PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event

Prime Osborn Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

3:05PM          THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event

Prime Osborn Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida

Closed Press

4:35PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Jacksonville, Florida en route West Palm Beach, Florida

Jacksonville International Airport

Open Press

5:35PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach International Airport

Open Press

6:20PM          THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event

Century Plaza, West Palm Beach, Florida

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

7:35PM          THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event

Century Plaza, West Palm beach, Florida

Closed Press

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Lionel

    Great Job Prez. Thank you for caring about the Middle Class. Boner does not kown what he is talking about.
    Where are the jobs bills that Congress is supposed to pass. Obama has passed the ACA and the Lilly Ledbetter Acts which has helped most middle class families. Let's go haters, Howard, Jone and Jerry can't wait to hear your nasty comments.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    July 19, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  2. Howard

    Hey Barack ... don't be a hypocrite ... release your college records ... and, lift your cover-up on Fast and Furious !!!

    July 19, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  3. Mikey

    @Howard – What do college records (not released by candidates) have to do with tax returns (every President over the past 25 years released at least 8 years of returns during the campaign)? Oh, you think that the President only got to Harvard because of Affirmative Action, right? Because he's black?? Or does it just drive you nuts that he is so much smarter, polished, and accomplished than you are, even in your wildest dreams?

    If Romney didn't want to release his returns, he should not have run for president – period!

    July 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Steveo

      Didn't Bush release HIS college records?

      July 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • Howard

      Even with the Bully Pulpit ... the main steam media ... Hollywood ... Gay America ... Black America ...and, all the illegals behind him ... polls show that the majority of Americans are beginning to see through the Obama lies and B.S.. However ... there is still a group of die hard, Obama stooges, who continue to deny the truth ... while still supporting the lying thief and traiitor, who has been systematically destroying America for the past 3 1/2 years.

      July 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  4. Jay in NC

    This is Obama's way of distracting the people away from the real issues; jobs, jobs, jobs, national debt.

    July 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  5. DM

    Obama has been campaigning and agitating since he was elected. Why is this news? Why don't you focus on why the jobs advising group has not met for over 6 months?

    July 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  6. Joi Gibson

    Why do folks complain when this president campaigns for his job yet it seems to have been okay for past presidents to campaign. Now that there is hypocrisy.

    I live in West Palm Beach and am happy he is here. Wish I could go see him.


    July 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Since you're happy why care what others think? You aren't Obama's spokesperson right? If you want to cheerlead go ahead but don't expect everybody else to follow.

      July 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  7. Aprophet

    Some people have one understanding, that the he's not like us syndrome. The good thing is that the not like us crowd is a dying thing of the past. Soon we will be ridded of racism. Racism is dying and good people will not have to stand around and bare it for much longer.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
    • Steveo

      I wish what you say is true, yet NOTHING points to that!

      July 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm |