Obama to sit for local TV interviews
December 13th, 2012
10:55 AM ET

Obama to sit for local TV interviews

President Obama's latest fiscal cliff PR effort comes this afternoon, when the president sits down for four local interviews with stations in Philadephia, Miami, Minneapolis, and Sacremento. The interviews, just announced by the White House, constitute the latest move in a string of White House efforts to rally the public to the president's position on raising tax rates as part of a fiscal cliff compromise.

Actual announcement by the White House:

In the afternoon, the President will do a round of regional interviews with anchors from WPVI, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; WSCV Univision, Miami, Florida; WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and KCRA, Sacramento, California. These interviews are embargoed until 5PM EST. The interviews, in the Diplomatic Room, are closed press.

Topics: President Obama

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. BLKMANnAmerica

    Love my President, do what you gotta do because most of us middle-American's are sick of the repuks games.

    December 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Stevieg123

      What he needs to do is to tell the 16 senators (ALL DEMOCRATS) to stop delaying obamacare because they don't tax added to medical devices. Those senators voted on it, now they are reading and finding they don't like what's in it. Appalling isn't it – where did these 16 DEMOCRAT Senators get the notion that taxes will have an adverse affect on the economy. I say tough – you voted for it, now deal with it. Maybe you should have read it first. (Note: you will not find this story on this news site – try the one that starts with an N and ends with a C having a B in the middle)

      December 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Mike

      We support our President.. He has a plan and a way forward for our country.. Many people comment without having read up on his ways forward, and its all on the web if people would bother to look. Republicans are clearly representing the interest of big business. Look at this week for example Republicans chose ot only work a 2 day work week ending it with a well pubicised Boehner meeting with the President to give the impression that they are acutually working on the fiscal cliff.. A 2 day work week..

      December 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  2. Roger

    Republicans in Congress will go down in history as the worst ever. POTUS has been quite successful in spite of the obstructionistic practices, hatred against race, sex, gender, and religious bias and contracting against the economy and the sucess we could have had as a nation killed the Republican Party and it is gone.

    December 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  3. Roger

    Has the Speaker John Boehner started crying yet? I don't want to miss that part.

    December 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • jean2009

      We in Ohio, are asking Proctor & Gamble to supply Bonehead with a lifetime supply of Puff's for his embarrassing meltdowns.

      December 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
      • Roger

        maybe the KOCH Brothers could give him some quilted northerns or some Vanity Fair (products worth boycotting) for his crybaby attacks.

        December 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • jean2009

        Inside joke...P&G is Cincy based like Bonehead.

        December 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
      • Pappy


        December 14, 2012 at 10:27 am |
      • Larry in Houston

        – Jean 2009 – LOL – well the bonehead hometown IS Cincinnati – and I know Procter & Gamble headquarters IS There -bottom line is : He's not going to make it – come 2014 – He just as well give the Gavel back to Nancy – who at least got things done – That's what we PAY them for. Everytime I think of Boehner returning to his hometown, I think of Jerry Springer – He was the Mayor ( at one time ) and I also think of Minnesota – where Jesse Ventura was the Governor, at one time. LOL –

        December 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Stevieg123

      Senator Franken has started crying about the medical device tax in the obamacare bill HE VOTED FOR but didn't read – very funny. Maybe Warren Buffet can send him some quilted northern

      December 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  4. GaryS

    So tell me why is the president not in Washington trying to come to a deal?
    Why is he parading around the country spewing his demand for more taxes and refusing to consider cuts to his out of control spending?
    If we go over the cliff and I actually hope we do, BOTH parties are to blame and anyone who can't see that is a total moron.

    December 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  5. Roger

    The current Republicans in Congress will always be known as the worst ever. POTUS has been quite successful in spite of the obstructionistic practices, hatred against race, sex, gender, and religious bias and contracting against the economy and the sucess we could have had as a nation killed the Republican Party and it is gone.

    December 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  6. George Herbert Walker Shrub

    The Republicans will cave. They have lost the tax argument. It's over, done, fini!

    December 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  7. Paco

    Thank God he hasnt been on tv for a wole 15 mins

    December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  8. Dan B

    Gee, what a surprise, local interviews. Did they ask him what his favorite type of pizza is!? Get on some real shows and do a tough interview, and the View and Letter,an don't count as tough.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Well, Mitt didn't do any interviews except for FOX and then stopped cold 22 days before the election. He couldn't remember the answers he gave to the same questions because he flipped around so much. And also, he thought that his high dollar donors had actually purchased his presidency for him, so why bother?

      December 14, 2012 at 10:46 am |
      • Dan B

        So, Mitt isn't president

        December 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Well, gee Dan, thank heaven he isn't. The man not only did not take down his lying commercials like the 'Jeep Jobs to China' after they were found to be untrue, he also lied to you about revealing a second tax return BEFORE the election, changing his views to match whatever audience was in front of him. Having his campaign announce they weren't going to be running on FACTS from FACT CHECKERS. And, it didn't bother you ONE BIT??

        December 15, 2012 at 9:47 am |
    • TommytheT

      in one of the interviews he just did, he lectured the NHL owners and players to settle their strike...

      “My message to owners and to players is, `You guys make a lot of money and you make a lot of money on the backs of fans, so do right by your fans. You can figure out how to spread out a bunch of revenue that you’re bringing in, but do right by the people who support you,’” Obama said. “And I shouldn’t have to be involved in a dispute between really wealthy players and even wealthier owners. They should be able to settle this themselves. And remember who it is that’s putting all that money in their pockets.”

      Who asked you to get involved and why would you comment on something you have no clue about? Just another chance to show your phoney concern for the "working people" What a clown.

      December 14, 2012 at 11:34 am |
      • DEcember 2012


        December 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
      • jerry

        obama is sooo full of himself...the personality disorder is very obvious...this guy is a mess (o'blunder)

        December 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  9. niederbrach

    Perhaps we could figure out how to work our way out of this fiscal mess if we'd pay attention to details like spelling SacrAmento correctly?

    December 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  10. Jay Dee

    Dan B

    Do you count the debates with Romney as tough?

    December 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Dan B

    Yes but it was thoroughly rehearsed, although apparently not that rehearsed in the first one. But I'm talking about an interview, not a debate

    December 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
  12. Kool-Aid Police

    Give him unlimited credit and blank check, there's no saving this ecomony anyways.

    December 14, 2012 at 7:05 am |
  13. Pappy

    Hey rog rice and bammy have a ton of personel money invested with the koch brothers, its called the pipline, i double dog dare ya to check it out

    December 14, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  14. judy

    the repos will be sorry that they held up the fiscal cliff stuff. Are memories are longer than they think come mid term some may be out of a job.

    December 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  15. Dan B

    It is the Democrats, Judy, that are holding up the fiscal cliff stuff. And I would SOOOO. Bet on Repub control of the House in '14

    December 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  16. jerry

    election is over and we still have this idiot in our faces daily...the continuing marxist sales job...God help us.

    December 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm |