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Obama Plans ‘Around the Clock' Blitz (6 states in 2 days, will call undecideds from AF1)
The Hill ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 10/20/2012 11:11:17 AM PDT by kristinn

President Obama will spend 48 hours campaigning “around the clock” in a frenzied effort to court swing-state voters two weeks before Election Day.

“The America Forward Tour,” beginning Wednesday, will take the president through six swing states and three time zones during a 48-hour period, the campaign said in a statement on Saturday.

Obama will hold “late night grass roots” events, “meet with volunteers” and “talk to undecided voters” in Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Ohio on Wednesday and Thursday.

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“As the President crisscrosses the nation, he will spend time on Air Force One calling undecided voters, rallying National Team Leaders and volunteers and continuously engaging with Americans across the country about the choice in this election,” the Obama campaign said in a statement.

Obama’s final stop will be in Chicago, where he will “make history by being the first sitting President to vote early in person.”

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To: kristinn

If Obama wants to reach undecided voters, he should start phoning them now before Monday night’s debate.

Obama proved in the first two debates that can’t deliver even a passable performance without the help of a Teleprompter and Candy Crowley, neither of which will be present Monday.

So, if there are any undecided voters left today, there are likely to be so few after Monday’s debate that Obama will have to send FBI surveillance teams out to locate them.

BTW, however Obama may be using his time at Camp David this weekend to prepare for Monday’s debate, if he’s still using John Kerry as a debate surrogate, he might as well go golfing. In 2004, John Kerry showed he was unfit for command; this year, he’s been demonstrating he’s unfit to prepare anyone who’s already in command on how to debate effectively.


51 posted on 10/20/2012 12:19:48 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Salamander

LOL, good one...

On second thought, are we sure he isn’t someone’s demon?


52 posted on 10/20/2012 12:20:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fooled folks once didn't you. Revenge is spelled, "VOTE RED". You're going down donkeys...)
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To: PghBaldy

Yes, it is striking. I agree with you.


54 posted on 10/20/2012 12:20:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fooled folks once didn't you. Revenge is spelled, "VOTE RED". You're going down donkeys...)
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To: LS

Obama has campaigned twice at George Mason University in Northern Virginia in recent weeks.


55 posted on 10/20/2012 12:26:55 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: LS

Yep, I think Romney is going win big, or at least decidedly in November. I have about 1000 rounds of firecrackers that will be going off after the first corrupt MSM type announces that the electorate had a temper tantrum and voted Obama and his cohorts out, way out!


56 posted on 10/20/2012 12:32:49 PM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: OrangeHoof

If they’re live calls from AF One we have a helluva Hatch Act violation.


57 posted on 10/20/2012 12:58:19 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: DrC

He campaign funds are depleted and he has been borrowing millions. No way that he is going to pay back what he’s stealing from us.


58 posted on 10/20/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: kristinn

Good plan to keep him from facing questions about losing poll numbers in final days.


59 posted on 10/20/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: kristinn

Oh yeah, call your unemployed and impoverished undecided voters from the luxury of your private plane. That should work.


60 posted on 10/20/2012 1:00:12 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I don’t know about the Hatch Act, but there is a law about fundraising on government property. Members of Congress leave congressional office buildings and use personal cell phones to make fundraising calls when they are in Washington.


61 posted on 10/20/2012 1:04:20 PM PDT by TheConservativeBanker
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To: kristinn

I don’t think any campaigning is allowed from the White House. Why would Air Force One be any different?

I think this is an election violation.


62 posted on 10/20/2012 1:11:57 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kristinn
"Obama will hold “late night grass roots” events, “meet with volunteers” and “talk to undecided voters” in Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Ohio on Wednesday and Thursday."

"Hello, this is President Obama."

*click*

"Hello, this is Pres..."

*click*"

63 posted on 10/20/2012 1:21:17 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV, NH = 291EV)
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To: kristinn

I just realized phones don’t make clicks any more when you set the receiver down, they *beep* when you hang up. Derp.


64 posted on 10/20/2012 1:22:04 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV, NH = 291EV)
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To: Salamander

Don’t forget the popcorn. My local Boy Scout troop delivered my new bag just last week. Have a very fresh supply!


65 posted on 10/20/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: COBOL2Java
Someone ought to phone the Justice Department. Oh wait...Well, there's always Congress, they're our watch dog! Contact the Speaker of the House!...oh wait...Supreme Court? Oh, nevermind!

I don't know which to do first, laugh or cry.

66 posted on 10/20/2012 1:22:39 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: savedbygrace
(What are you wearing?)

"Why, a new suit of clothes! And they're invisible!"

67 posted on 10/20/2012 1:24:53 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV, NH = 291EV)
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To: ridesthemiles

Just found out the Hatch Act excludes the President and Vice President from the Act.

“Hatch Act of 1939, officially An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law whose main provision is to prohibit employees (civil servants) in the executive branch of the federal government, except the President, Vice-President, and certain designated high-level officials of the executive branch, from engaging in partisan political activity.”


68 posted on 10/20/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: KeyLargo
Is Obama Buying the Election with His Welfare Explosion?

Nothing cynical about that at all. FDR perfected buying votes with welfare money and Obastard is taking it to new heights. There is no question about it...why else would every single measurement of welfare payments be setting outrageous new records and why else would he have ended the work requirement for welfare?

69 posted on 10/20/2012 1:26:49 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Obadiah

My wife baked a big black cake when Teddy K died and she’ll have two cakes when ZEro loses.


70 posted on 10/20/2012 1:34:07 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Farmer Dean

“Obama’s going to be fatigued and may say something very damaging to his campaign”

Couldn’t happen to a better person...I hope he is so tired he’s cross-eyed. (No offense to the sight-impaired)


71 posted on 10/20/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT by native texan (I love Texas)
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To: kristinn

Hi, Im barack obama.......................click!


72 posted on 10/20/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: HIDEK6
Reminds me of Dole’s last-gasp blitz.

Yep! You beat me to it. I was going to say this reminds me of Dole in 96.

73 posted on 10/20/2012 1:49:32 PM PDT by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: kristinn
Oh, I see.

He wasn't told about the terrorist attack in Benghazi until the next morning because... well, doncha know ...it was night. Obama was sleeping. And Heaven help the person who would have had the job of waking him up. You don't disturb the Won with trivialities in the middle of the night. (But the real reason was probably because he was drugged up or drunk and they knew he wouldn't react with any sense anyway.)

But he can be wide awake around the clock for 2 days to call people for his own campaign. Priorities, you know.

74 posted on 10/20/2012 2:02:43 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: CitizenM

I love the smell of desperation at 3am in the morning.

I expect we are going to see some very strategic moves from R&R the day after the final debate. He has run a very disciplined campaign, and I expect a strong final push. R&R need to close on a positive uplifting note. Forward looking.


75 posted on 10/20/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: oldbrowser
All of those weeks vacationing and partying with the jet set instead of doing his job and now he is trying to cram for finals.

I disagree.

Obamalinsky WAS doing his job - i.e. attacking/collapsing the US economy, weakening the Constitution and US global respect while building up Moose-slum terrorists.

76 posted on 10/20/2012 2:08:30 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: kristinn

“Obama’s final stop will be in Chicago, where he will “make history by being the first sitting President to vote early in person.”

How many times?


77 posted on 10/20/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I hope he makes some additonal history in the next couple weeks. Like the largest loss by an incumbent president.


78 posted on 10/20/2012 2:25:44 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Eleutheria5
“Obama’s final stop will be in Chicago, where he will “make history by being the first sitting President to vote early in person.”

How many times?

That IS the Chicago way -- vote early, vote often, vote from the grave.

79 posted on 10/20/2012 2:41:43 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Art in Idaho
Who's paying for all the Air Force One time? How much is it a minute?

Tax payers are paying a lot not Obama. He pays a first class ticket.

AF One operating costs - first class tickets = big bucks left over paid by tax payers.

80 posted on 10/20/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Farmer Dean
Obama’s going to be fatigued and may say something very damaging to his campaign .

Let's hope. My guess is he'll be amped up on whatever it is he takes. (Hillbuzz says amphetamines)

Either way, here is hoping for an implosion of epic proportions.

81 posted on 10/20/2012 2:49:13 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: kristinn

Oh, one can only ask, who’s running the store?
Valerie?
You’d think the President would have more important things
to do.


82 posted on 10/20/2012 2:53:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: newfreep

That’s true he was doing “his” job instead of America’s job.


83 posted on 10/20/2012 3:00:12 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: gswilder

He’ll have some big shoes to fill there. But we’re all rooting for him. I know he can beat Jimmuh’s record.


84 posted on 10/20/2012 3:36:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: jimbo123

That would make a great ad!


85 posted on 10/20/2012 3:46:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: JohnBrowdie

He pulled the greatest hoax on America - yes, he has to go to this extreme. How anyone believed this POS in ‘08 is beyond me.


86 posted on 10/20/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: savedbygrace

“Guess where I am.”

(Where?)

“On Air Force 1”

(Who is that?)


87 posted on 10/20/2012 3:59:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Badabing Badablonde
call your unemployed and impoverished undecided voters from the luxury of your private plane. That should work.

It's worst than that - the plane belongs to the unemployed and impoverished. Nice insult to boot!

The WV coal miners and railroad men associated with coal are now unemployed - hope the boy gets some of them on the phone. The EPA shut down the mines!

88 posted on 10/20/2012 4:10:15 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: kristinn
As the President crisscrosses the nation, he will spend time on Air Force One ... continuously engaging with Americans across the country about the choice in this election...

I do so hope he picks me.

South Carolina Conservative, I doubt it.

89 posted on 10/20/2012 4:29:10 PM PDT by upchuck (Porn, cheaper than dating.)
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To: kristinn

Didn’t Al Gore also do an around-the-clock airplane blitz right before he lost? At least he was only a sitting vice president at the time.


90 posted on 10/20/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: savedbygrace

Common move by past winning candidates...

ie Dole and McCain


91 posted on 10/20/2012 7:08:50 PM PDT by BuckeyeGOP
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To: painter; HIDEK6

Wasn’t following politics at the time. Can you give details on Bob Dole’s blitz?


92 posted on 10/20/2012 9:35:19 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Salamander

93 posted on 10/21/2012 12:32:29 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: kristinn

The smell of desperation...


94 posted on 10/21/2012 12:44:58 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Sociopaths hate to lose. He’s pulling out all the stops.

Now we know he knows he’s behind.

Never mind all the bluster from his campaign staff, the media, their stacked polls, or any of their whacked out pundits.


95 posted on 10/21/2012 12:56:33 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
Dang, you still running around here at nearly 3:00 AM!
I got an excuse, trying to fix a relatives computer.
96 posted on 10/21/2012 12:59:24 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

ROTFL & YIKES! No clock in here....LOL. Hadn’t thought to look at the one on computer. Good night, God bless and keep you.


97 posted on 10/21/2012 1:03:32 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Cruising For Freedom
He went on a something like a 36hour non stop campaign across the country. The campaign paid for buses to haul supporters to each campaign event. I road a bus from Central Mo. to Independence Mo. for a 3:30 am rally.
98 posted on 10/21/2012 7:34:02 AM PDT by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: kristinn

0bama is a shallow immature man. He acts like my teenager who will stay up all night drinking and going to parties and then cram for the test. Even with teleprompter in place, he is going to slip up for sure.


99 posted on 10/21/2012 8:05:35 AM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: klimeckg

Correction: my teenager doesn’t drink and go to parties. “He acts like A teenager”


100 posted on 10/21/2012 8:07:30 AM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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