Obama plans Iowa blitz while Romney criss-crosses swing states
August 7th, 2012
07:43 PM ET

Obama plans Iowa blitz while Romney criss-crosses swing states

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is readying for a three-day blitz next week through Iowa, the swing state that ignited his 2008 primary charge against Hillary Clinton and later handed him a 10-point victory over Sen. John McCain.

The seven-city tour, lasting next Monday through Wednesday, will include stops in seven separate cities: Council Bluffs, Boone, Oskaloosa, Marshalltown, Waterloo, Dubuque, and Davenport.

The campaign also said that first lady Michelle Obama will appear with her husband on the third day of the trip to be on hand at the stops in Dubuque and Davenport.

Obama's campaign swing coincides with the similarly feverish travel schedule of rival Mitt Romney, whose multi-state bus tour commencing this weekend will take the former Massachusetts governor to Florida and Ohio while Obama is in Iowa.

With seven electoral votes, and an electorate that comes to know presidential candidates better than that of nearly every state, Iowa is being eyed heavily by both campaigns. An NBC News/Marist poll conducted last May found the race dead even between Obama and rival Mitt Romney, each at 44 percent.

Obama has visited Iowa seven times since announcing his re-election bid last year – most recently to hold a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids.

Topics: 2012 Election

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. 2020

    Be aware of Romney wolf pack... they will eat themselves alive.




    August 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
    • John

      This, coming from a person who suppors a guy who threw his wife under the bus for a joke at the GL summit. Stop telling lies and tell us what Obama has done to earn a second term.
      The economy is terrible.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
      • dina

        I guess you're not from Mass and are misinformed when it comes to Romney. He is a joke and we voted Deval Patrick in so fast due to Mitt's faulty record! Get the facts....
        He has no backbone!

        August 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • Howard

      Not only has Obama nearly destroyed this country in only 3 1/2 years ... if he steals another 4 years, Americans can expect him to replace one of the soon to be retiring Supreme Court Judges with his corrupt crony ... Eric Holder ... another warning that 4 more years of Obama will completely destroy this great country.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        @Howard Larry Moe CurlyJoe
        Maybe you'll move to another country?? Sweet.

        August 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
  2. Kool-Aid Police

    I'd like to see what Obama's internal polling is, you know it's a lot different than what the "mainstream" pollsters results are. I don't think Obama samples 25% more democrats like the other pollsters do. If Iowa were a lock he wouldn't even be going there.

    August 8, 2012 at 9:02 am |
  3. demwit

    Obama will win.., he won easily in 2008.
    The NBC News/Marist poll is run by a bunch of snoodie loonies. Everyone knows..

    August 8, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • John

      NBC isn't bias or anything – LOL!!!! You libs bash Fox and you quote NBC – who has altered video's twice (that we know of) to make their point.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Reality is something lefties make up as they go along. They figure if MSNBC says it, then it just has to be true.

        August 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        Well, gee golly, let's tune into FOX today OR maybe let's tune into Rush Limbaugh's show. They BOTH interviewed Romney spokesperson ANDREA SAUL who was all RAH-RAH for Mitt's Healthcare plan in Mass..
        She even when so far as to comment on the SuperPac ad about the man who claimed his wife died because Bain had closed the plant where he worked and it ended his healthcare for his family. She didn't say that Mitt was absolutely not working at Bain when that happened, and she didn't deny that Romney and Bain walked away with $9 million after closing it down. BUT, WHAT SHE DID SAY WAS -–"His family would have had healthcare if they had lived in Mass."

        August 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
    • Howard

      Thanks to Obama's deception in 2008, Americans had no idea of what a monster they were putting into the White House. Now, that our country is completely polarized, and 15+ Trillion in debt ... Americans are finally waking up to the lies and theft from this shameful charlatan.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  4. judy

    maybe the twitt will just cross right back to the caymens. Show us your tax returns . Forward. 2012

    August 8, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • John

      Are you talking about Harry Reid – you know, the guy who entered political life with no money and has 4 million. You blind dems bash Romney about his money when you have people like Reid – who somehow earned millions while he was an elected official? Once again, you libs crack me up – LOL!!!

      August 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • Howard

      Why has Obama spent over a million dollars to seal his college records. If someone spends a million dollars to hide the truth about themselves, there must be something extremely corrupt in their back ground. Unfortunately, time and time again, the media has protected this liar and thief, at the public's expense.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  5. ChurchState

    Big Government – Big Church – Big Business: What ever happened to the separation of church and state? It is quite disturbing to perform an internet search for Utah Transit Authority Park and Ride Lots, and be provided with a list on the UTA website of what seems to contain dozens if not every one of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) – The Mormons, church locations in Salt Lake, Davis, Tooele, Weber, and Utah counties – some of the largest counties in the state of Utah. Is the LDS church receiving federal/state tax dollar compensation for the use of these locations? If so, since when did US federal tax payors begin paying the operational/maintainence costs of organized religions of which there are thousands? I am sure the LDS church would love to do the same in your state, and probably will as GOP candidate Mitt Romney and other LDS faithful lawmakers go to Washington to continue to push for state's rights. What ever happened to the household expression of "the separation of church and state" anyway? I think we can probably thank Utah Senator Orin Hatch and other LDS faithful lawmakers for launching and adamantly pursuing the movement for states rights (under the guise of FREEDOM FOR AMERICA) and for smudging that fine line to exempt the LDS church and the State of Utah from federal guidelines.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm |