POTUS' Day Ahead - October 31
October 31st, 2012
07:45 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead - October 31

The president's attention continues to be diverted from the looming election, now only six days away, as he deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Obama will travel to New Jersey's Atlantic City area Wednesday to survey the storm damage with Gov. Chris Christie. Christie, you may remember, was the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention two months ago. Now of course, the two men meet under very different conditions.

The president's full schedule after the jump:

9:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 11:40AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 10:30AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

12:25PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City International Airport

Open Press

1:00PM THE PRESIDENT views storm damage with New Jersey Governor Christie

3:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City International Airport

Open Press

4:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

4:25PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 4:05PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Norma Vessels

    I pray for the guidance you need to see this Hurricane through, guidance to know what is needed and to provide that
    help. I pray to our Father in Heaven to be the guide for you, and all who are helping in this disaster, throughout the
    coast and beyond.

    October 31, 2012 at 7:57 am |
    • Howard

      The main stream media's lack of investigating and reporting, in regards to the Benghazi tragedy, where four brave Americans were murdered, is a disgrace. In 2012, after Romney and Ryan replace the empty suit, in the empty chair, America needs to replace the corrupt main stream media, with real journalists.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  2. uncdig

    Looks like all it took was a disaster to get the president back to work. Nice to see it, this article has reported only 4 1\2 days of actual work in 5 months out of our prez. I still note that he is home by 5 to make sure the kiddos get dinner. Wonder what tomorrow will look like – I wait almost breathless in anticipation

    October 31, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • jean2009

      You seem to be lost in some fog if you don't think the president is at work for the American people no matter where he is spending the day or night.

      Did you have this much trouble when George W. Bush spent 477 days at Camp David, 490 days at the Crawford Ranch, 43 days at Kennebunkport, and was already on the campaign circuit visiting with school children reading "My Pet Goat" on 9/11/2001...not even 9 months into his first term?

      October 31, 2012 at 11:43 am |
      • John

        Yes Jean, the majority had just as many issues with Bush as we do with Obama.

        October 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
      • Howard

        First there was the Obama Fast and Furious lies and cover up ... then, the Obama Libya lies and cover up ... and, in both cover ups, innocent people were MURDERED !!! ... For America's survival ... Obama, and the rest of the corrupt Obama administration have to be replaced on November 6th ... Romney / Ryan 2012

        October 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
      • uncdig

        Absolutely I had a problem with it. Just because someone else does it – that doesn't make it right. That is the whole issue – it is time for change – Presidents need to be held accountable & not just say we'll the previous prez did it – that's what a 6 year old would say – not an adult.

        As far as working – there is this thing called perceptions – and no I do not nor have I seen anything that shows the Prez is working late hours – to the contrary – he is perceived to not be working
        Accountability & Leadership.

        October 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
      • John

        Perception? How about this – Bill Clinton was suspended from practicing law in Arkansas and paid $250,000 fine as a result of the Monica Lewinski incident. He also paid a $850,000 settlement over the Paula Jones incident. He was also disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court.
        SO, Bill Clinton, a disbarred lawyer, a President who was impeached fro lying under oath, is asking the American people to believe him when he says the best thing for the country is 4 more years of Obama?
        As I have said many, many times – you libs crack me up...

        November 1, 2012 at 7:17 am |
    • Howard

      Hurricane Sandy is estimated to cost Americans 20 Billion dollars ... Obama has already cost Americans SIX TRILLION DOLLARS ... Hurricane Sandy has taken 40 lives ... Obama's Fast and Furious disaster ... and Benghazi disaster ... has taken the lives of 6 brave Americans ... and, over 200 innocent Mexicans ... and, both Obama disasters were lied about, and covered up ... which are the greater disasters ??? ... Save America ... replace obama with Romney on November 6th !!!

      October 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Don't forget that Obama escalated the Afgan war.


        2001 ..... 12
        2002 ..... 70
        2003 ..... 58
        2004 ..... 60
        2005 ..... 131
        2006 ..... 191
        2007 ..... 232
        2008 ..... 295
        TOTAL ..... 1,049 in 8 years.

        2009 ..... 521
        2010 ..... 711
        2011 ..... 566
        2012 .....369
        TOTAL ..... 2,166 in 4 years.

        October 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama's answer to EVERYTHING ... appoint another Czar, spend more tax payer's money, and grow government bigger ... this is his idea of how to build business in America, a week before the election ??? This two bit community organizer doesn't have a clue about how to build a business. Not suprising, since, he never worked at real job in his entire life.

      SAVE AMERICA ... Elect Romney & Ryan on November 6th !!!

      November 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  3. McShannon

    Who earnestly speaks for the plight of the poor, the homeless, the sick and hungry? President Obama stands out not Mitt Romney. Define who a Christian should be the characteristics of caring for others and realize that a president of the USA represents all races, faiths and lifestyles. He is correct in not wanting to impose every Christian ruling according to the conservative interpretation of the bible because he represents all Americans and yet in his own walk can and does represent an image to be emulated. Mitt Romney is a charlatan and he is none of the above.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • John

      We understand you are expressing your feelings and that is fine. Much of your post seems to be non-sense, but I will bite. Why do you think Romney is a "charlatan? What "Christian ruling" are you talking about?
      Under Obama, the poor are worse off and many people of color are worse off. IMO, Romney will help fix the mess Obama could not. Say what you will about Romney, but he is a good guy who donates millions to people in need and he has done this for quite some time.
      It seems all you libs can do to promote Obama is bash Romney. That is very telling.

      October 31, 2012 at 11:38 am |
      • jean2009

        Because Romeny's words and past deeds don't add up.

        Really who shows up to protests on campus "for" a war when they themself are deferred from the fight? Isn't that basically stating to the world: "I'm okay with you poor slops going to die for me, because I'm too rich and privileged to go and fight."
        His comments in a closed room where he assumed what he was saying to the well heeled 1% would never find the scrutiny of the light-of-day by the 47%.
        His full well knowing the plant Bain purchased in China was using slave labor, and his not lifting a hand to stop it, or to not profit from another person's slavery.

        And the truth about his largest tax excempt donation to the Mormon Church as being real charity, in truth adds up to only about $6.75 per donor going to help the really needy...The rest of the donation goes to build more missions to convert more people.

        If you need a definition ...that is the defition of a charlatan.

        October 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
      • Ms. Spitzer

        Are you angry? You sound like it...:)

        October 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • John

        Did Obama serve in the military? Did he bother to register for the draft (as the law requires)? All you libs have is bashing Romney. Romney is a good person and you libs have done your best tomake him out to be the devil. Well, he isn't. Then you talk bad about ROmneys donations? Obama takes the money from working people and gives it to his blind followers, like Solindra, and you libs have the balls to complain how ROmney donates HIS MONEY? WHat is wrong with you libs?
        Romney can fix the mess the last two created. BTW, if one of these two is a "charlatan" it would be, without a doubt, Obama. He claimes to be an expert on everything, but he has never held a job that wasn't handed to him.
        One more thing Jean – I agree the number you refer to is not 47%, but it is at least 30% IMO. What do you think the real number is (of people who live off of the governmnet who should be working)?

        October 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • jerry

        I see the filthy character assassination of Romney is still in full swing...with jean...hahaha too late Jean.

        November 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama's failed policies are driving all of America into poverty.
      Save America ... replace obama and the corrupt obama administration, on November 6th !!!

      October 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Sheesh, poverty has INCREASED under Obama. Take home pay has went DOWN under Obama. There's a sucker born every minute and you're definitely one.

      October 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
    • uncdig

      buying votes & then trying to call it aid or welfare is not helping the poor nor is it charity. What has Obama donated to? What charity work has he done since being the president. You profess to be a christian, yet the content of your rant is nothing close to what a true christian would say to another. Or are you a convenient christian – only christian when it is convenient. I am asking & demanding that the next president be a leader & be accountable for what the say, promise & do to the American people. Unfortunately there is too much evidence that Obama has failed to do this. I would have like to have seen him succeed – but he did not & it is now time to try & see if the next guy will. I will not double down on a bad bet.

      October 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  4. RealityBites

    Dodge all questions related to the backup requests denied three times during the Lybian terrorist attack.
    Dodge all questions related to the stand down orders given to Navy Seals during the Lybian terrorist attack.

    Answer all softball questions from lap poodle journalists read directly from the W.H. talking points.

    October 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • insight iowa

      Every President has faced some kind of "terrorist attack issues" and they deal with it the best way possible moment to moment. Maybe they didn't want us to know the truth at the time for safety reasons someplace else (like protecting our army). And, how about us talking about 9/11 and 2 wars based on lies... Fact is: Bush knew about the threats of 9/11 months before it happened... he did what about it? Reality does Bite! Get of it because no one is blaming Obama for this except you, Fox News and the nut case radio talk hosts.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
      • insight iowa

        Oh... Forgot to mention. At the time of the second request he turned down Washington for the backup. He decided he was running again for office and didn't want it hanging over his head. Research once in while.

        October 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
      • uncdig

        But no president shouldclimb on Air Force 1 the next morning and fly off to Vegas to raise money for his campaign – NO president – that is wrong. Very poor judgment & lacks of accountability. It just plain stinks.

        October 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Howard

      I see that CNN is reporting the photo op of Obama visiting the Red Cross, in response to Hurricane Sandy. Why doesn't Obama visit the Red Cross in Benghazi ??? ... oh, that's right, the Red Cross in Benghazi, along with the British Embassy, exhibited leadership, by recalling their personnel, before they could get murdered.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  5. Ms. Spitzer


    Can you update your CNN Polls on this thread President Obama is leading over Romney in Florida by 2 to 3 points..Thanks 🙂

    October 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  6. Kool-Aid Police

    It's Halloween so with Obama the takers get the treats and the taxpayers get tricked.

    October 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  7. Free

    "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others". _George Orwell
    Animal Farm Read it.

    October 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  8. Free

    Romney's words and deeds don't add up?

    Let's see 3 years working for his church for free
    4 years as a for free counsel for business and marraige
    41% of his income is donated to charity

    More like Obama's don't add up

    Abound 479 million dollars to his Money Bundler Pat Strykker for a bankrupting solar company
    Solyndra 500 million to another bundler for his campaign

    "But you need to cut back"
    "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

    October 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  9. Free

    More like Obama's don't add up

    Abound 479 million dollars to his Money Bundler Pat Strykker for a bankrupting solar company cover up
    Solyndra 500 million to another bundler for his campaign cover up

    Benghazi – Ambassador asks for help, denied drones over the site, seals call for help 3 x's denied
    now they are all dead President Lies to Public -Cover up
    Only difference between Water Gate and Benghazi; Watergate was a burglary in Benghazi the first Ambassador since Iran died along with men attempting to save him.

    "We will leave no one behind." O
    "But you need to cut back"
    "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

    October 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  10. Free

    "This Benghazi bump in the road." Really?

    October 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  11. insight iowa

    Voting straight Democratic Ticket... You can't get anyone better who cares for all the people of the United States then President Obama!! Thank you OHIO!! Come on FLORIDA!!

    October 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Sorry but I'm voting the opposite way just to cancel out your vote.

      October 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  12. Dan B

    Obama will probably win Iowa, but he will definitely lose Florida and its too early to call on Ohio. Sorry insight Iowa.

    October 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  13. Sam

    This morning Fox News is reporting Romney/Ryan ahead by 14 pts overall to win the election.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:22 am |
  14. McShannon

    Certainly it’s evident to everyone that any suggestion to improve a constipated bureaucracy by President Obama is unacceptable to Republicans. Yet it’s time to sit down on elected thrones with a winced face of determination and get past this obstruction and flush it where it belongs. Vote a straight Democratic ticket let’s get things moving again!

    November 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  15. BB

    I am blown away how people find negative things to say even about two elected officials with differing views coming together around a natural disaster that affected so many people in its path. I'm reading about people who can't support Governor Christie doing anything alongside President Obama. Really? People are voting for the simple reason of discounting someone else's vote. Really? I wish Americans could surrender their negative, hateful, mean-spirited attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, as well as the unearned self-righteousness that seems to follow.

    Simply, it is a GOOD thing that the President and Governor can work together to help people whose lives have been touched by Sandy. Please stop the infantile commentary and thank them for the sake of our neighbors on the east coast. Extending kindness, respect, generosity, and gratitude is not painful. Our world needs more of these things, and less cynicism.

    November 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  16. Dem Slow

    Appears Obama has been running another Fast & Furious operation in Benghazi, Libya this time to supply guns to Terrorists.

    "President Barack Obama failed to react to the attack despite real-time knowledge of developments in Benghazi because he wished to obscure or bury evidence of the administration’s gun running activities to Libyan and Syrian rebels."

    "sources confirm the attacks may have been staged in an effort to silence the ambassador because he appears to have been the middleman for a "Fast and Furious" style gun smuggling operation that was funneling weapons to the Al Qaeda forces"

    "nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear. Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels"

    November 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  17. jerry

    obama proposes to add a Secretary of Jobs if he is reelected...funny, he hasn't met with his cabinet in months and he's going to add another position.... I'm sick of this "acting president"...lets send him back to the sewer he came from and elect a real America loving president who actually has a resume. Fool us once obama shame on you twice shame on us.

    November 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • Steveo

      So now that it is election time, there is concern for jobs? When did he last meet with his JOBS council? I though shovel ready JOBS was not so shovel ready! Immelt WAS the JOBS czar! What happened?

      November 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
      • jerry

        ohhh I don't think Barry..oh, I mean Barack has ever concerned himself with being honest and real....just say what he wishes and the lap dogs will eat it up... look good, jive, strut, and make good speeches...that's all you gota do to be president...hahaha

        November 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
  18. Luvanurse

    I will be definitely voting for our President. No attacks on Romney. He is not cut out for the job. Sorry.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  19. Dan B

    I can't wait for Tuesday when Romney wins Ohio and everyone at NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN will question why their polls were off. The reason is because they oversamples Democrats in Ohio by 8 points, when even in 2008 Democrats only turned out by a 5 point margin. So, subtract 3 points off of any OH poll from Obama and. Give them to Romney. Plus, does anyone think that this is 2008?

    November 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
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