POTUS in California mining for campaign gold
President Obama is tapping his California ATM with a combination of star studded concerts and intimate high dollar dinners. The president spoke Sunday at a fundraiser at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi and Earth Wind and Fire. Mr. Obama is expected to raise nearly $9.5 million dollars over two days. (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
October 8th, 2012
07:42 AM ET

POTUS in California mining for campaign gold

President's Schedule:
8:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles International Airport Open Press
9:45AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport Open Press
10:35AM THE PRESIDENT tours the Memorial Garden Chávez National Monument, Keene, CA Pooled Press
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT announces the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument Villa La Paz, National Chávez Center, Keene, CA Open to Pre-Credentialed Media
12:35PM THE PRESIDENT departs Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport Open Press
1:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives San Francisco, CA San Francisco International Airport Open Press
4:00PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event The InterContinental San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Closed Press
7:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA Print Pool Coverage
9:40PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA Pooled for Television, Open to Pre-Credentialed Stills and Correspondents
BRIEFING SCHEDULE: Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. rosco

    It was reported this weekend that Obambam had 2 questions added to unemp questions
    1. Are you working part time??
    2. Did you sell anything?? (he looked at that as employment)
    No manipulation there!!!
    How can anyone trust this joke of a pres, <???

    October 8, 2012 at 10:26 am |
    • Lionel

      Look rosco, he is not a joke of President. That title went to Bush.

      Obama has created more jobs in 3.5 years that Bush did in 8 years. He passed the Affordard Care Act so that folks with pre-existing conditions don't have to be denied coverage. There are more if you like me to list them for ya.

      Republicans left our country in an economic mess, two wars and trillions in tax cuts to the super wealth and now they are complaining that Obama did not clean it up fast enough.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
      • Undergraduate

        Wow, Lionel. You've got thos Ubama talking points down cold. Now that's a good boy.

        October 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Lionel

      You are luckly we did not go into another Great Depression. Let Detroit Go Bankrupt. I don't worry about Seniors, Students and Veterans says Romney.

      October 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • jean2009

        They only called this "The Great Recession of 2008-2009" because they didn't want to call it what it really was:The Second Depression...it was brought about by the same Republican failed policies as the first Depression.

        October 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  2. Kool-Aid Police

    More hanging out with the 1%'ers begging for cash.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Lionel

      He is the prez for ALL Americans unlike Robme.

      October 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  3. mcskadittle

    rosco: The numbers have to be made up because god knows those republicans in the house have been trying their hardest to make the president/ our economy fail

    October 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • rosco

      he has accomplished that on his own and does do very well at failing, just unprepared for everything,

      October 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
      • Lionel

        Republicans in congress have sabotaged our economic recovery.

        Why did they not pass the Job Bills, Farm Bills and Veterans Bills.

        October 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • Phil

      The house tried to push forward a stimulas package a year ago that would have brought the unemployment down to 5.6% but Obama dropped it and didn't let it go through. Our economy's failure is partly Obama's failure. ROMNEY 2012

      October 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  4. jean2009

    I believe there is a difference between what a candidate states is their goal (not a promise) and what can actually be delivered with a two party system (not a dictatorship).

    But what a proposed candidate like Romney said in a closed room to contributors who are basically buying and paying for him to fulfill their wishes if elected....yep! He feels exactly that way about the 47% and meant exactly what he said. He can prattle all he wants to about caring about the 100% of the people...but as the old saying goes "its too late the horse is already out of the barn"

    As an old lady of 77 who has voted in each election since old enough to vote, and who has raised two sons....I can tell you...This man has serious flaws of character that have shown themselves time and time again as not being presidential material. He just doesn't man up when caught.

    How many dogs do we need to have chained on the roof of a car, or a person with a military deferment who protests FOR others to fight and die instead of just thanking his lucky stars and keeping quiet, or a bully who cuts another student's hair, the man who has stated "he likes being able to fire people".REALLY! What kind of a twisted twit likes firing people? ..investing in a Chinese company that used slave labor ...to build his bottom line...unwilling to show his tax returns probably because he was one of those who took amnesty for evading American taxes...not willing to invest his money in America and keeps it in taax havens like Bermuda and the Caymens....and the flip flop after flip flop on every issue once it is found he was obviously originally on the wrong side of that issue....look at his first touting Romneycare and now disavowing Romneycare because it is not what his funding masters want...".I was for it before I was against it" anything to cover his behind.

    Really, this is not presidential material, this is a grown spoiled rich boy with no moral compass that wants a toy of power. You are entitled to your opinion..but that is my honest assessment of Mitt Romney. In all my years I have never seen a candidate that scared me more.

    As for the uemployment figures, after 30 months of employment improving from the depths ofthe country losing 750,000 to 800,000 jobs per month...the jobs market has over the last 30 months continually increased, with the rate having set for 3 months at 8.1% and each month for several months every new jobs report has had to adjust the number of employed people upward for the numbers of the previous months, it is no surprise that the number finally dipped below 8%. to 7.8%.

    For anyone who says the method of determining those numbers is wrong NOW shows just how uninformed they really are.

    October 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • PowerOfChoice

      Jean2009 … Obama has A LOT more flaws than Romney:

      Cutting another student’s hair, seriously that is an issue with you? You claim to have raised boys and I also have a son and yes young boys will do most anything when they have scissors in hand because my son also had his hair cut when he was young by another kid.

      If you have a 401K or other pension retirement then you can bet they most likely are invested in various Chinese or other foreign companies. We the People have the Freedom to Chose where we invest our PERSONAL money; however, Obama invested U.S. GOVERNMENT money in Chinese companies via Solyndra and other stimulus which turned around and COST U.S. CITIZENS billions of dollars in failed garbage.

      A person who does not mind firing people is someone who understands that if they do not do their jobs, then you fire their tail ends … which is why this November I plan to FIRE OBAMA and yes I WILL LIKE IT! He would much rather be out golfing than attend his government briefings. Sorry I do not pay him to play golf and take nice vacations costing the citizens lots of money.

      Romney has showed his taxes which is NOT required by our CONSTITUTION. Obama on the other hand when first elected spent a lot of money on legal fees not wanting to show his birth certificate, and it is DEFINITELY required by our CONSTITUTION that you be a U.S. Citizen for which the birth certificate is proof. There is now one posted after how many years spent fighting the issue, so why the initial fight? That just made no sense.

      Romney defended his insurance program and stated during the debate that he has no issue with these type medical programs as long as they are at the STATE level. It has no business being done at the Federal level.

      “Toy of Power” … Well that would describe Obama very well himself:
      • I wanna golf and not attend those boring briefings.
      • I wanna go where I choose alot for vacations instead of Camp David (where proper security already provided). So what if it costs the U.S. Citizens lots more money. I’m president so tuff cookies for the people on how I spend their tax dollars.
      • I do not wanna tell the people that terrorists attacked our embassy in Libya so instead I’m gonna tell a tall tale about some online video. So what most did not know about the video until I made an issue of the situation and in turn made a lot more middle-eastern people angry.
      • I do not wanna tell the people about “Fast and Furious” and those guns ending up in the hands of drug cartels.
      • I do not wanna follow the Constitution and because I am President and I will enact Dream Act allowing illegal aliens to stay here. And because I am president I get to decide who and which laws must be followed in our Country. The Constitution under Section 8 states: “The Congress shall have Power To … To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” I believe Obama failed to read the “any Department or Officer thereof” because that includes the presidency.
      • I do not wanna have Federal contractors provide WARN Act notice to employees facing sequestration following the laws. And if the contractors get sued I’m gonna tell them that the U.S. Citizens will foot the legal bills.

      I could go on and on; however, the main point is Romney has not violated laws and has not violated the Constitution of the United States. I for one do not plan to spend the next 4 years same as the last “do nothing” 2 years. Sorry, Obama is too arrogant and has not been willing to reach across party lines for the best interest of the people. We need someone who will reach across all Party lines and move forward with bipartisan effort.

      October 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  5. AW

    US debt on January 1, 2009: $10.6B. U.S. debt on October 1, 2012: $16.1B. I'm not saying it's all Obama's fault, but we cannot continue to increase the deficit by 50% every 4 years.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
  6. 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 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
    • PowerOfChoice

      The Forgotten Man:


      Wake Up America:

      October 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  7. Scott Thackrey

    That wasn't a blog...that was a cut-and-paste of the AP release of the POTUS schedule...

    October 9, 2012 at 12:45 am |
  8. George

    Obama will do and say anything to be re-elected, except, be a good strong President.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:57 am |