President Obama this week will take the unusual step of campaigning during the opposing Party’s convention.
Vice President Biden was even scheduled to be in Tampa Monday, the day the Republican convention begins in the city, but has cancelled his appearance.
The reason given is that the very considerate people in Obamaland want the city to be able to focus entirely on dealing with Hurricane Isaac, which is supposed to pass nearby in the Gulf of Mexico, and not have to worry about the logistics of hosting the vice president.
But maybe the Obama people thought better of such an obviously classless move – even for the Obama campaign – or became concerned Biden might pull some buffoonery that would provide red meat for the conventioneers.
Biden will appear nearby in Orlando anyway on Tuesday.
As punishment for campaigning on Republican convention week, The Fates decided that Obama would be denied permission by the University of Virginia to campaign there Wednesday.
The college sensibly noted that Obama’s appearance would force class cancellations on the second day of school and distract students from what they were supposed to be doing – getting an education. That didn’t stop the Obama campaign from setting up an event nearby and bragging that they expect hordes of students to play hooky and pop on over.
Here’s Obama’s schedule from Saturday, August 25 to Friday, August 31.
Saturday || Stays at Camp David
Sunday || Returns to the White House
Monday || Meetings at the White House
Tuesday || Travels to Ames, Iowa and Fort Collins, Colorado for campaign events. Remains overnight in Colorado
Wednesday || Travels to Charlottesville, Virginia for campaign events.
Thursday || Meetings at the White House
Friday || Meetings at the White House
Biden this weekend is raising money in Massachusetts.