POTUS Day Ahead: California and Ohio
October 9th, 2012
08:05 AM ET

POTUS Day Ahead: California and Ohio

President Obama wraps up this week’s fundraising tour with a campaign rally in Ohio. He’ll travel to the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus just days after his last visit to the key battleground state on Friday. Tomorrow’s trip will be his 15th trip this year and the 4th trip since September 1st. Voter registration ends in Ohio tomorrow.

Ohio obviously continues to play a major role in the Obama re-election strategy. Campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One “the people in Ohio are looking at who's going to be a better fighter for them in the White House. And the decision - the factors haven’t changed since the debate, so who's going to fight for middle-class tax cuts, who's going to fight to make sure kids have access to affordable health care, can go to college. In Ohio, there are some specific issues, like who is - who fought to bring the auto industry back. We all know Mitt Romney wanted to let the auto industry go bankrupt, and one in eight jobs in Ohio relies on the auto industry.”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle with reporters aboard Air Force One.

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


9:25AM THE PRESIDENT departs San Francisco, CA
San Francisco International Airport
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4:20PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Columbus, OH
Rickenbacker Inland Port
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5:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

7:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Columbus, OH
Rickenbacker Inland Port
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8:25PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

8:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House
South Lawn
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Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    "15th trip this year" wow it sure is taking a lot to convince the citizens of Ohio that Obama's policies are working.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Howard

      TO ALL YOU OBAMA STOOGES ... Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Defending Obama, who lost, and who can't loose like a good sport, just makes you ALL look like sore loosers. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!
      P.S. Stay tuned in for more on how Obama's online fund raising has brought in tens of millions of dollars from foreign countries who are anti-American

      October 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • J

        First of all you have no clue the facts of what you r talking about. Secondly please remove your hate towards the president.You are one of those red head bull!!

        October 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  2. rosco

    The facility, which was opened in July 2010 with a groundbreaking attended by Obama, has yet to produce a single battery for the Chevrolet Volt, the troubled electric car from General Motors. The plant's batteries also were intended to be used in Ford's electric Focus More good business decisions by Obambam, now they are laying off

    October 9, 2012 at 10:29 am |
    • Howard



      VOTE 'EM OUT!
      We Need to Keep Our Eyes Open, folks... Obama has more slimy tricks than you can shake a stick at!
      [You can't make this stuff up.]
      Read the NY Times Oct 13, 2011
      to verify ownership etc.

      I didn't really understand all this Occupy Wall Street protesting but it is getting clearer now...

      Do you remember the park in NYC that the Wall Street protesters are occupying?
      It's Zuccotti Park.

      Did you know this park is not owned by the city of New York?
      It is owned by Brookfield Properties.
      Brookfield Asset Management received an Obama Department of Energy Loan guarantee of over $160 million within 10 days of approving the take over of the Park.

      Brookfield is a Canadian company with assets of 70 billion. Google it! [$70,000,000,000]

      It is all on their website.
      And, Why is the US Taxpayer guaranteeing a loan to a VERY wealthy Canadian company?!?!

      Who was just hired by Brookfield Properties as an attorney?

      Vice President Joe Biden's son.

      And Who sits on the board of Brookfield Properties?
      Mayor Bloomberg's live in girlfriend.

      Now, guess what company just received some of the last of the Obama Stimulus $$$$$$$?
      Thaaaaaaaaaaaat's right... Brookfield Properties.

      Isn't life great in America!
      Now, guess what?
      On a completely unrelated note, Wisconsin is shaping up to be the swing state in the 2012 presidential elections. It is not Florida, and not Ohio – but Wisconsin.
      Now, guess who owns the company that will be tabulating the electronic votes in Wisconsin?

      Thaaaaaaaaaaaat's right, the biggest contributor to Obama, the puppeteer George Soros. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat a coincidence.

      Remember what "Joe Stalin" said. "It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes."
      (Josef Stalin)

      October 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
      • rosco


        October 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
      • november2012


        October 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  3. rosco

    Nearly a month after the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, a House committee is set to hear testimony from an American security officer who claims that pleas for enhanced safety measures in the days leading up to the attack were rebuffed by higher-ups at the State Department.

    so either Obambam lied or is inept, take your pick, either way it proves he is not a leader,

    October 9, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  4. rosco

    “It’s a felony to misrepresent yourself as being an election official when you are not,” said Brian Corley, the supervisor of elections in Pasco County.

    Corley said the pro-Obama volunteers registered “hundreds” of high school students last month when they were given access to as many as a half dozen Pasco County Schools – a district located north of Tampa.

    According to school email obtained by Fox News, some of the Organizing For America volunteers identified themselves as employees of the local elections office.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • RV

      Maybe you wanna get some other job other than making tea all over the internet?

      October 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  5. McShannon

    For those of you that think a debate is a sideshow where the man that wins by changing his mind and declaring that he wouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class but that he would take away some of their exemptions, were you listening carefully? He didn’t say what exemptions that he would take away but the biggest one would be the mortgage interest tax break. The college tuition deduction would be number two, what else is there? Folks, taking away exemptions will raise your taxes, but probably not Mitt Romney’s.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • rosco

      No it wasnt a side show. it was a good old fashion Americna whooping, 1 person capable and the other, well look what he has done stimulis i guarentee it will drop unemployment to 5.6%=ooops, ill cut deficit in half=ooops, etc, etc too many to list, no it wasnt a side show it was a real PATRIOT standing up to the court jester.

      October 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
      • McShannon

        Yeah right two trillion dollars for defense spending and where is Mitt going to get that. He is so gleeful when he is on a tirade of lies. Who knows where he'll flip next?

        October 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • Howard

      Our military HATES Obama ... who:
      * returns combatants to the battle field to kill our soldiers
      * leaks information and withdraw dates to our enemies
      * is making huge cutbacks on our military spending
      * orders our embassy guards to use unloaded weapons
      * uses and exploits our soldiers for political photo ops
      * doesn't allow our soldiers to fight to WIN
      * apologizes to our enemies
      * holds back absentee ballots to our soldiers

      October 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  6. McShannon

    I was shocked to hear Mitt say at Florida interview that he believed that people who couldn’t make their mortgage payments should be foreclosed on and purchased by investors at foreclosure prices obviously, because he says that’s the way it works in his world. I was in the farming business for most of my life and at times had to ask for loan restructuring it’s as American as apple pie Mitt and that is how America survives and grows.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  7. McShannon

    • Bullies, braggarts and charlatans need to posture to maintain confidence. Confident men can speak with a non-threatening authority and don't need to saber rattle and make offensive statements that alienate our allies and possible successful negotiation with countries that we are in disagreement with. President Obama is a confident foreign policy leader that isn't going to start a war over hearsay.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • rosco

      You have got to be joking. 2 weeks later and oh by the way it was a terriost attack. he ignored the memos cause he was too busy running around with clooney and laz-z, or he couldnt figure out what was going on, either way he is inept
      ask Israel what a great foreign policy guy he is???

      October 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
      • McShannon

        President Obama doesn't work for Israel.

        October 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  8. McShannon

    Mitt says that President Obama will add an average of $4,000 to the middleclass tax bill? This is only if the Republicans keep stalling on impending legislation to continue tax breaks for the middle class. They won’t pass it because Obama’s bill doesn’t extend tax breaks for the wealthy as obviously there has been no trickledown effect and never will be.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • rosco

      The pres doesnt work for Israel that is true
      but truer
      HE DONT WORK AT ALL !!! unless golf and partying with cluless and laz-z count
      just like obammy 1 make excuse 2 point and blame

      October 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • McShannon

        A typical right wing response, no substance, no message just Obama that awful man. Does your mother know you play on forums?

        October 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • rosco

      how can you use substance and bammy in one sentence now thats an oxymoron
      have a nice day
      p.s. my mom and sis were until this jerk hard core dems, ive always been an indy

      October 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  9. McShannon

    We have a large population of Iranian descent in the USA that has contributed to our well being and defense. We don’t feel hate and animosity toward the Iranian people. However, should the time come when our disillusionment with lack of cooperation by Iran is, by our terms not Israel’s, just too much we will take action to alleviate that problem, quickly and without any more warning!

    October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  10. McShannon

    Last Sunday most if not all Southern Baptist churches participated in a deception to use visiting pastors to give a stinging and illegal political message against President Obama. At the church I belong to the visiting preacher went so far as to refer to President Obama as a Muslim and inferred that he was un-American. If I had a tape of this sermon I would give it to the FBI and Channel Nine News to demonstrate how provoked I am of this ruse and obvious deception. Franklin Graham used his tax free status to buy air time to pass NC amendment one which was a civil rights issue forged to fit the agenda of the religious right. Who monitors this misuse of tax exempt rights?

    October 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • rosco

      Bammy has accused Mr Romney of being a felon, being a murderer, tax cheat etc etc, I think all of America is tired of his dismail unsuccessful game of point and blame, face it he has sucked WORSE THAN CARTER, if the Church wants to state its opinion so be it. its clear bammys agenda is to destoy our great country and thank the lord America is starting to wake up. i do not believe he is a muslim i think he is pure evil

      October 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • McShannon

        Then according to you its ok to break tax exemption laws when the motive is to promote a Republican cadidate?

        October 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • rosco

      I did not say that, there again just like obammy, i said if the church wants to state thier opinion so be it, i think they should tax churches anyway

      October 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • RV

      I would send that tape to Bill Maher. He would love to have it.

      October 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm |

    Which POTUS day is this?
    They all seem to be the same this year..., none of which havev dealt with America's problems.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • rosco

      Very valid point.

      October 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  12. judy

    mitt the twitt talking foreign policy ?? what a joke lets see what lies he can come up with now.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • rosco

      We have a Ambassador dead, obammy blames it on a film, now its a terrorist attck??? then he makes a speech in front of his coffin???
      Im going to take a guess and say that is pretty sh%%y foreign policy
      he disregareds the heads up it was comming because HE IS A DO NOTHING SELF ABSORBED IDIOT
      have a nice day

      October 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • rosco

      CBS News and "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan took the gloves off last week, dropping her role as a disinterested journalist and delivering a speech in Chicago that criticized the Obama administration over its handling of the war in Afghanistan and the attack that killed four Americans in Libya.

      Speaking to a crowd of about 1,100 at last Tuesday's Better Government Association annual luncheon, Logan accused the administration of downplaying the number of Al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan to support its rush to leave. She also claimed Washington acts as apologists for the Taliban by downplaying their links to Al Qaeda and the strength of their organization.

      "I chose this subject because, one, I can't stand that there is a major lie being propagated," Logan said. That lie, she explained, is that the American military has weakened the Taliban.

      On Sept. 30, Logan interviewed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, for a piece on "60 Minutes." He told her that "an awful lot of the population of this country is living in an area where there is vastly improved security from where it was just a few years ago."

      Logan, in her Tuesday speech, criticized the "narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years."

      She said it comes from "Taliban apologists," who claim "they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban. ... It's such nonsense
      heres some more outstanding foreign policy for ya!!!!!

      October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
      • McShannon

        Just like you she has an opinion and her point of view and $2.00 will get you a cup of coffee.

        October 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
    • november2012

      mitt the twit? obama has a harvard degree and hides his grades and other academic records...Mitt has two degrees from harvard, a JD (the degree o'butthead has)and an MBA earned at the same time...and you call him a twit....

      What is wrong with you? Are you sick?

      October 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
      • RV

        The question is what degree do you have? atleast high school diploma?

        October 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  13. 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 "it’s 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? or..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 tax 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 unemployment figures, after 30 months of employment improving from the depths of the country losing 750,000 to 800,000 jobs per month...the jobs market has over the last 30 months continually increased, with the exception of June & July when numbers were revised down…. and 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 a numbers of the previous months, it is no surprise that the number finally dipped below 8% to 7.8%.

    Then there is the issue of Rmoney's tax returns....did he take that tax evader amnesty in 2009 and that is why he can't show his returns?

    October 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
  14. jean2009

    Look at R-money's lie during the debate about the (non-partisan and impartial) American Enterprise Institute's claim that President Obama would be raising taxes on the middle class....Well HELLO it seems the American Enterprise Institute is chaired by a past Bain Capital partner Kevin Rollins and Dick Cheney, and Newt Gingrich are on the board.

    So much phony baloney...just more R-money lies.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
  15. uncdig

    Another busy day being the prez. I wonder what problem he is going to solve for us today – unemployment, out of control spending, spiraling deficit, attacks on America by terrorists, immigrations woes? No lets hop on the airplane & go travel on Americas dollar. He has worked 4 1/2 days in over 4 months. America does not need a part time prez. We need a real leader.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:19 am |
  16. november2012

    and as the country comes down around obamas neck...he continues his sales job...those who can DO those who can't just don't and obama didn't and can't. Romney/Ryan 2012...YES!!! Adult leadership in 2013...NOOBAMA.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm |

    Many in Ohio in the auto industry and related businesses in the supply chain are grateful to Obama for his help. Maybe the same results could have been obtained via structured settlement, maybe not. What is not debatable, however, is that the auto workers are not union slaves. There is no quid pro quo. Many are quite aware that what worked for them may be impossible, for example, for their brothers in the coal industry or for the majority of the rest of the country. They will vote independently to secure the best hope for all.
    Ohio is just one example of a change in dynamics in many of the battleground states. Twenty years from now students of politics will look back on the sharp reversal of fortunes in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. They will draw their lessons from the implosion of the Obama campaign and try to determine how he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory despite the best efforts of the Chicago political machine, foreign contributors, union bosses, and much of the main stream media..

    October 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm |