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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, October 17, 2012

by Keith Koffler on October 17, 2012, 1:10 am

9:25 am || Departs White House
10:50 am CT || Arrives Mt. Vernon, Iowa
11:45 am CT || Delivers remarks at a campaign rally; Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
1:55 pm CT || Departs Mt. Vernon, Iowa
4:15 pm || Arrives Athens, Ohio
6:00 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign rally; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
7:35 pm || Departs Athens, Ohio
9:00 pm || Arrives White House

All times Eastern except as noted


Cooper October 17, 2012 at 1:47 am

Another busy day for Barry. Campaign your ass off for a year, then he can rest and have four more years of golf, celebrity asskissing, Martha’s Vineyard, the big jet and copter, USG servants, two houses plus any other swag he can snag.

SnarkEsq. October 17, 2012 at 2:52 am

No more luxury resorts for Obummer! It looks like BHO is FINALLY going to do some debate prep at Camp David next weekend:

On Wednesday, the President will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Athens, Ohio for campaign events. The President will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

On Thursday, the President will travel to Manchester, New Hampshire for a campaign event. Also on Thursday, the President will deliver remarks at the 67th Annual Alfred. E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City. The President will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

On Friday, the President will travel to Camp David where he will remain overnight.

SnarkEsq. October 17, 2012 at 2:56 am

By the way, it’s very interesting that he’s going to NH again chasing their 4 electoral votes. On that note, this article was linked by Drudge recently:

The morning after Tuesday’s second presidential debate, Barack Obama flies to the lightly populated state of Iowa. The next day, the president heads to New Hampshire, which has even fewer people.

Mr Obama’s decision to travel to two states that together have just 10 electoral college votes out of the 270 required for victory speaks volumes for how tight the election has become.

More here:

Shofar October 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

Snark –

I think the Alfred Smith dinner, an important CATHOLIC fund raising dinner, is an interesting place for Obama to show his face. After all the discord that he has sowed with the Roman church over “reproductive rights” one would think that Obama would have bowed out of the dinner. It will be interesting to see what kind of comments Obama makes to a crowd of people who are diametrically opposed to much of his policy on abortion and same sex marriage.

Obama would fit in better at an Alfred E. Neuman dinner.

Just2old October 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

Good point; they both have the same ears!

Girly1 October 17, 2012 at 10:44 am

Shofar, Obama accepted the invitation on the condition that he could bring Sandra Fluke as his dinner guest. BTW, Cardinal Dolan is appearing on the Colbert comedy show next month. Hypocrites – all!

Susan October 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

My prediction is a drone strike on Libya taking out some targeted terrorist before the Monday night debate on foreign policy. He will use the background of Camp David to make him look presidential as he makes the announcement. He needs a wag the dog event to take the heat off the coverup.

SnarkEsq. October 17, 2012 at 3:30 am

This is a bit interesting:

Hofstra debate: Top Google search terms
Top rising searches during the debate (8:45pm – 10:45pm EDT)
who is winning the debate
live debate
binders full of women
fact check

Top related searches for “Obama” (8:45pm – 10:45pm EDT)
Romney Debate
Rose Garden Speech Libya

Top related searches for “Romney” (8:45pm – 10:45pm EDT)
Obama Debate
Mitt Bio
5 point plan


So, it looks like curious viewers tonight wanted to check out Obummer’s Rose Garden speech about Libya (I posted the entire transcript in the debate post earlier). Trouble for Obummer? It seems people do actually want to know if he characterized the Benghazi assassinations as a “terrorist act” on that first day. A reading of the transcript shows that BHO only once broadly referred to “acts of terror” (after remarks about the anniversary of 9/11/01), but he did NOT refer to this event that way. Rather, he began his remarks that day by stating that “four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi.”

He went on to use the terms “killed”, “killers”, “attack” and “attackers” repeatedly. His remarks included references to the “outrageous and shocking attack”, “killers who attacked our people”, “this type of senseless violence” (after denouncing “efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”), and “these brutal acts”.

So, it’s good to know that viewers were curious enough to Google that Rose Garden speech to see if he did n fact call it a terrorist act.

[Transcript found here:

As far as Romney, I think it’s a good thing that people were curious about and Googled his bio and his five point plan. It looks like they heard Romney discussing his lifetime of experience as a business person, a Governor, and with the Olympics, and wanted to check out his bio. Better yet, they searched for info on his five point plan.

Overall, I’m calling the debate night Google search war for Romney, lol.

SnarkEsq. October 17, 2012 at 3:33 am

Oops, sorry for the mistake on that last link. The transcript for the Rose Garden Libya speech can be found here:

elmer the fudd October 17, 2012 at 8:23 am

Guess Hillary is taking the Presidential Daily Brief – she is the only one with a set of balls in this pathetic administration!! Another trip today – all the amazing pilots and crews of Air Force One and Marine One are getting plenty of flying hours to enter in their log books.

Shofar October 17, 2012 at 9:11 am

Interesting opinion piece in Pravda a couple of days ago ( Makes me glad that Romney is beginning to surge at the polls.

The more the Russians and Chinese worry about a President Romney, the more I feel comfortable with him being POTUS and CIC.

KmB October 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

Talking to more potentially unemployed college graduates.