The President's Day Ahead: Campaigning in Virginia and Ohio
October 5th, 2012
07:39 AM ET

The President's Day Ahead: Campaigning in Virginia and Ohio

President Obama takes off from the South Lawn at 10 AM Friday for campaign events in Fairfax, VA and Cleveland, OH. He'll deliver remarks George Mason University at 10:50 AM and at Cleveland State University at 2:30 PM before returning home to the White House. The Obama campaign released this information about the president's events:

The President will discuss the choice in this election between moving forward with his vision for continuing to create an economy that’s built to last, or going back to the same failed top-down economic policies that crashed our economy and punished the middle class. He will continue to lay out what’s at stake for middle-class families and his plan to continue to restore middle-class security by paying down our debt in a balanced way that ensures everyone pays their fair share and still invest in the things we need to create jobs and grow our economy over the long term, like education, energy, innovation, and infrastructure.

Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle with reporters aboard Air Force One on the way to Cleveland.

Here's the president's schedule as released by the White House:

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Fairfax, Virginia

10:50AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

12:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs Virginia

Dulles International Airport

1:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

4:55PM THE PRESIDENT departs Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport

6:05PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

6:20PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House

South Lawn

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. acdcguy

    you won't see it here but there is a "political scandal regarding potentially illegal campaign donations is threatening to cause even more problems for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign"......but then again, if this turns out true, he'll get a pass like the always does........

    October 5, 2012 at 8:35 am |
    • Howard


      October 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
      • DENNA

        Yes Howard, the numbers went up. Eat it! Did you Robme enablers really think that things would not get better. Check this out: a lot of stores haved started early hiring for the holidays and that counts. Some of them plan to keep some of their employees. In Chicago, the transit system has been hiring new bus drivers because of renovations on stations. So that two different fronts of hiring – drivers and construction workers. That counts too. I personally know someone who just found a job. He can't be the only one. That counts too. LOL, heck, I am doing better than I was a year ago myself. Like it or not, things are looking up. Deal with it!

        October 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • Howard

        @ DENNA ... You're so full of it. Gas went up 20cents a gallon today. Along with printing 40 Billion dolllars a month, this will drive the prices of EVERYTHING up dramatically, for the American people. You Obama Stooges love Obama more than you love America. Obama is destroying America. America is more important than Obama. Obama is expendable and replaceable ... America is not. Save America ... Elect Romney and Ryan in November !!!

        October 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
      • 2020

        acdcguy and Howard, you too poor soul, get a drink of brain juice.

        The formula of how the rate calculate and adjust has been used for 50 years. Nixon, Reagan, two Bushes too. You don't accept reality, that is your problem.

        Romney the pathetic liar eat his own words, look like a fool and he well deserve it.

        October 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
      • Howard

        As Josef Stalin once said, "it's not the votes that count, it who counts the votes" that really matters. Just forget for a moment that two of the leading economists for the Bureau of Labor Statistics happen to be big Obama contributors.
        P.S. And soon you will be reading about how the Obama campaign violated the fund raising law, with illegal contributions
        from overseas !!!

        October 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Lionel

      The Repo loonies are at it again. Unemployment is now below 8%. Are they going to blame Obama for that too.

      Look, the Republicans left this country in an economic mess, two wars and trillions in tax give aways to the super wealthy and they complain that Obama did not clean it up fast enough.

      All I have been hearing from Robme is Lies, Lies, Lies. What a dishonest man.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
      • Brian

        Check your facts. You sound like a MSNBC talking head, clueless as to what you are stating. Start with the CRA/Community Reinvestment Act.
        They call extreme liberals SHEEPEOPLE behind closed doors in DC?
        That's Sheep -People. People led like sheep.
        Their own party is actually making fun of them and they don't know it.
        Everyone should do themselves a favor and try to remember never to be led by emotion. A sign of intelligence.

        October 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
      • Howard

        The corrupt Obama administration keeps setting up road blocks, to keep our soldiers from getting absentee ballots ... even though they deserve to vote most ... Obama loves to pose for photo ops with our soldiers ... but, he knows that they dislike him ... for sending enemy combatants back to the battle field, to kill them ... gutting our military budget ... making them guard embassies in dangerous countries, without bullets ... leaking military secrets to the enemy ... announcing withdrawl dates to the enemy ... etc., etc., etc..

        October 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
      • vive


        October 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  2. About what we expect

    And another day where Obama refused to meet with his own jobs council.

    October 5, 2012 at 9:24 am |
    • Lionel

      Did you not get the memo. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. I guess the jobs council is responsible for that.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  3. acdcguy

    7.8%, really?? sad part is all the lefties will believe it.........

    October 5, 2012 at 9:37 am |
    • rosco

      Tuesday pres gets a whooping
      Thursday unemployment claims rise
      Friday unemp at new low ??? Bullsh$$

      October 5, 2012 at 10:43 am |
      • Archived

        Hey rosco, the debate was Wednesday. On Tuesday, the President was leading in every swing state and Romney was a fool. On Wednesday, Romney showed he's a smooth talker. On Thursday and Friday, unemployment dropped and the Romney admitted he lied and the fact checkers agreed. You were saying something about BS?

        October 5, 2012 at 11:18 am |
      • Lionel

        Romney lied, lied, lied during the debate. He etch-a-sketch his way back to centre.

        He did a drive by job looting the centre's policies. Americans are not stupid, they can see through this.

        October 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
    • Lionel

      If Repubtards in congress had passed the jobs bills, farm bill and veterans bill we would have had over 1 million more jobs. Americans have seen how the Republicans have sabotaged the economic recovery.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
      • rosco

        obviously americans are stupid you prove that point

        October 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
      • Brian

        yep, and if Jesus Christ were president we would all be ok.
        Whats wrong with you Lionel.

        October 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
    • Lionel

      Ha Ha Ha. No thanks to the Repo loonies in congress.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
      • rosco

        Go get your resting rug, your oils and your Obammy blow up doll and enjoy yourself, havent heard anything from you since obambam had his a$$ handed to him tueday night.

        October 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • DENNA

      Deal with it acdcguy. Things are getting better. So, if you can blame the president for the high unemployments, why not give him credit for the improvement? Oh, I forgot, Republicans can't do that. Fairness isn't in the GOP DNA. Sorry,

      October 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
      • rosco

        Where were Wens right after your boy had his a$$ handed to him in a sling????
        you are proof people are stupid, its fine to a follower.
        Its good to know your comfy with your spot up obammys behind

        October 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
      • acdcguy

        Deal with it?? I'm tired of dealing with it......tired of dealing with this corrupt administration. Try taking off them rose colored Obama glasses, wipe the glazed look off your face ,take a good look around and see what's really going will be surprised.......

        October 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
      • Brian


        October 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
  4. rosco

    Look action speaks louder than words, the only action obam has done is spend 1.4 bil on vacations hip hop paries etc, look it up and face it it was huge mistake putting this jerk in office, have a nice day

    October 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  5. acdcguy

    lookey here.....this just released but again, you won't find it here....... "At least two economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) have contributed to President Barack Obama’s campaign. Harley Frazis of Bethesda, MD, has contributed at least $2,000 to Obama and $9,000 to the Democratic National Convention"

    October 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
    • 2020

      What are you saying? Citizen doesn't have the right to contribute?

      Unless the other way round, you don't have a stand. just quiet down.

      October 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
    • Brian

      You are Right!

      October 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm |

    The federal government logged a $1.1 trillion deficit in fiscal year 2012 - marking the fourth straight year of trillion-dollar shortfalls. Deficits as a share of GDP in the past four years have been the highest since 1947.

    October 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • 2020

      two wars, tax cut? where do you think the money come from?

      Don't play innocent. where have you been in Bush 8 years?

      October 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
      • Brian


        October 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  7. rosco

    @arch what ever on the dates, days, point being you dems all run and hide like the wimp obambam when you are wrong. trill debt again, ill close gitmo, for god sakes wipe the obambam brown ring off your face so you can see whats going on

    October 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  8. 2020

    acdcguy and Howard, you too poor soul, get a drink of brain juice.

    The formula of how the rate calculate and adjust has been used for 50 years. Nixon, Reagan, two Bushes too. You don't accept reality, that is your problem.

    Romney the pathetic liar eat his own words, look like a fool and he well deserve it.

    October 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
    • Brian

      Clearly you are drinking anything but the cold hard truth.
      Face it. 53% of Americans will vote for Romney.
      53% of Americans want lower taxes.
      53% of Americans believe that America is suppose to be hard. That everything worth working for, such as success,
      isn't suppose to be easy.
      They call extreme liberals SHEEPEOPLE behind closed doors in DC?
      That's Sheep -People. People led like sheep.
      Their own party is actually making fun of them and they don't know it.
      Everyone should do themselves a favor and try to remember never to be led by emotion. A sign of intelligence.

      October 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
    • vive

      YOU 100% RIGHT

      October 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  9. SafeJourney3

    Mitt, the flip flopping Liar. The Mittbot 9.0 appeared on stage with a programming error and started flip flopping all over the stage spouting just the opposite of what it was saying last week. But I am sure the Repub campaign have re-programmed the Mitt bot, now 10.1 and it will be back spewing the repubs talking points of the last six months.

    October 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  10. SafeJourney3

    Now Romney says he was wrong about the 47%, and the same repubs who agreed with Mitt Romney for all those weeks regarding the 47% comments he made and doubled and tripled down on are now are saying that Romney is somehow great for admitting he was wrong. What a bunch of losers !!
    Do you realize how ridiculous all you repub lambs sound? You repubs are just going follow Mitt the Twit no matter what he says or does, right? You will just agree with the man on anything he says and follow him blindly. You know there is a Sheep called the Romney. google it.

    October 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  11. november2012

    Romneys polls increased by 8% in Virginia after the debate and blunders runs back to that state to talk his fake game...he really thinks he can talk himself out of everything...smoosh the American people into voting for his failed presidency...sorry BO we know better...your spent millions in character assignations is unraveling....results work and yours suck!

    October 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  12. leukevent

    The truth will out! Great youtube video! IN MITTS OWN WORDS! Every member of the voting public should watch this! Mitt Romney is everything you hate about politics!

    "He'll Say Whatever You Want Him to Say. . .
    . . . Just for the Chance to Live in That White House!"

    October 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  13. uncdig

    Another day & another day where Obama doesnt work. 4 months going on 5 & he has only work 4 1/2 days. We do not need someone who treats this office like a part time job.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:12 am |