President To Visit State On Bus Tour

A White House official says President Barack Obama is planning a bus tour through the politically important states of North Carolina and Virginia later this month to push for his jobs plan.

The trip is scheduled for Oct. 17-19, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement.

The trip will be similar to a three-day bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois the president went on in August.

Obama is intent on keeping up the pressure on Congress over his jobs proposal, a message the White House believes can resonate with the public, and he often picks states that could be important for his 2012 re-election chances.

North Carolina and Virginia are both traditionally Republican states that Obama won in 2008.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 7, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    There is little of this making it to NBC, however, this is video of what is happening in NYC.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    If you're not rich blame yourself. If you're jobless blame yourself!!!!! This comes from a clueless man who want's to be your President!!! GOP of course. A rich one.
  • by Bubba Location: Ayden on Oct 6, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    HERE, HERE, on the comments "TO EVERYONE" made. I agree completely. We need to get Walter B. Jones to run!
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Oct 6, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    Obama is your president and will be until 2016. He doesn't need you vote, didn't you realize that in 2008. Don't mess with Obama, your barking up the wrong tree, trust me
  • by Vance on Oct 6, 2011 at 05:44 AM
    I bet lavon passes out when he sees him.
  • by Scott Location: Washington on Oct 6, 2011 at 05:39 AM
    Bus tour on the million dollar bus that our tax money paid for and that was built in Canada.
  • by To: TO everyone on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:17 PM
    Have you seen one person commenting here say they are qualified to be president of the United States? No you have not and your post is absurd. The fact is, Obama is not qualified either, never was, he was elected because of media bias and guilt many feel for the way african americans were treated many, many years ago. In 2012, a new president will be voted in because in Obama's own words, we are no better off today then we were when he took office. The liberals like Hope, Lavon, Barlow, etc., etc. can say that the republican candidates are a joke, but the truth is every last one of them has more business and world experience than Obama had the day he was elected and sadly the largest majority of them still have more experience today. What I can't understand is how there can be so many commenting on WITN that can't see the truth, I don't know if they honestly can't or just refuse to accept the facts. Either way, the facts remain the same, this man is a failure and for the sake of every american, rich, poor, middle class, even the homeless, he has to go and all the polls show that this will be the result of the next presidential election.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:03 PM
    If the GOP/TEa is so confident in winning in 2012, why were they begging Christie? President Obama will win again in 2012, no competition from the GOP.
  • by TO everyone Location: Roper on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    To everyone that had/has a negitive comment to make about President Obama,here's and idea. Why don't you run for office and show the rest of us how it done!
  • by Hope Location: Roper on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    Many of the American people voted for Obama because he was/is a black man. For years Americans have said or thought in there minds,"I wonder how things would be if a black man was Presidnet?" Now you know! Obama is only a man,nothing more. He has done only what he was allowed to do. His second term will be one for the history books. So set it your minds to vote Obama in 2012. HE's about to shake up the world

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