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Obama Bus Tour: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois

Minnesota and Iowa are key presidential battleground states. My guess is the stop in western Illinois is camouflage for the clearly political nature of this barnstorming tour – obviously the president isn’t going to lose Illinois. Taxpayers are generously taking care of the entire tab for him.

But since Obama will be in western Illinois, he could well be shooting for local coverage in TV markets just across the border in any of Iowa, Wisconsin or Missouri. Those are all critical states.

From the White House.

On Monday August 15th, the President will travel to Minnesota to begin his three-day economic bus tour in the Midwest. The arrival of Air Force One at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is open to pre-credentialed members of the media, but closed to the public. After arriving in Minnesota, the President will host a town hall event in Cannon Falls, Minnesota at Lower Hannah’s Bend Park.

The economic bus tour will also feature events in Iowa including a Rural Economic Forum in Peosta as well as events in western Illinois. While in the Midwest, the President will discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans, including small business owners, local families, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials.

15 thoughts on “Obama Bus Tour: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois”

  1. What is it with him and the “middle class” and who exactly is he referring to? “Private sector leaders”?
    Why not the poor, the unemployed, the seniors on limited incomes, and the struggling part-time employed. They might have a thing or two to tell him, too.
    Oh, this road trip is going to be a good one.
    Happy trails, MrPresident.

  2. I live in Minnesota and wouldn’t stoop to have a cup of coffee with this ineffectual, arrogant, fool. He will be droppin’ his Gs and talkin’ to the “good folks of the Heartland,” and might as well do a little softshoe with his patter about how much he “has a laser-like focus” on Jobs… and how it is almost certainly “the first thing he thinks about when he gets out of bed, and the last thing he thinks about as he goes to sleep.”
    How many times is he going to use that annoying chestnut on this little vacation from doing the ACTUAL JOB he was hired by the people to do. I expect nothing but platitudes and annoyance.

  3. I was thinking just like “size creep”–a women’s 14 in 1935 is now a size 2–we could just redefine the so-called middle class…someone in the middle between on the street living and two deadend jobs. Or: someone with health insurance. Or: Someone who does not have a Mercedes yet.

  4. Wow, so the media really isnt exaggerating… you guys really are full moon nut cakes. I live in Cannon Falls, born and raised, and I am proud to host the POTUS, Any President, of any party….It is an honor. Have some respect for the office. I am sure your job at Caribou Coffee is really, really stressful, but can you not find a better outlet?

    1. You evidently agree with Mr. Obama and support his efforts to transform America into some kind of socialist paradise. We don’t, and we have just as much license as someone living in Cannon Falls, born and raised, to voice our opinion.

    2. First of all, you can respect the office, but not the man. Secondly, you make some pretty broad assumptions. Thirdly, you may want to really think about respecting others opinions, of which you seem to have a very narrow view. You know nothing of me other than what I wrote.

  5. He will peddle the same tired lines he used in 2008. This time we know who he is, and he is not president. Wear the title but shoulders not responsibility for the work. He is distant from the job because, as a community organizer, he was free to play golf, travel, eat out on some one’s else credit card, and make speeches.
    He is learning that Marx and Lenin and Alinsky and Keynes are of not help. Alinsky did not write a second book on how to build up a Nation but only how to wreck a Nation.
    Poor Harvard. They offer diplomas as if they were and are a degree mill.

  6. Wow, open your eyes and look around pal, this guy is destroying America and you’re honored to what, lick his sack while Rome burns?
    I suppose if Chavez showed up at your door you’d be honored to give him the keys too, huh?
    Go back to your closet-altar for socialism, the adults are talking now.

  7. One has to be very very very far down on the food chain to still support Obama. Who on EARTH thinks this guy is doing a good job? Who in the UNIVERSE thinks he has any competency?

  8. “open to pre-credentialed members of the media”

    Who obviously will have been handed the script of questions listing which of them is allowed to ask each question. I’m sure the so called town hall meetings will be scripted in the same manner in order to maximize the propaganda that will be distributed to the MSM for national broadcast.

  9. The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.

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