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Obama cancels Orlando appearance to fly to D.C. ahead of storm

by George Bennett | October 29th, 2012

ORLANDO — President Obama will skip a campaign rally here this morning to fly back to Washington ahead of Hurricane Sandy.

“Due to deteriorating weather conditions in the Washington area, the President will not attend today’s campaign event in Orlando. The President will return to the White House to monitor the preparations for and early response to Hurricane Sandy,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said shortly before 7 a.m.

Former President Bill Clinton will still headline the event at the University of Central Florida, according to a pool report.

Obama arrived Sunday night and, while motorcading from the airport to the DoubleTree Hotel, stopped at a campaign office in downtown Orlando to deliver pizzas to volunteers. Today’s event was to have been the first time Obama and Clinton appeared together at a campaign rally.

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17 Responses to “Obama cancels Orlando appearance to fly to D.C. ahead of storm”

  1. Maximus Says:

    Hussein to the rescue! Watch the movie 2016, Obama’s America!

  2. greg Says:

    obama planned this storm and had NOAA in on it. he wants all voting machines wet and disfunctional by next tuesday. it’s the only way he can win….by starting a hurricane….right maximus? or should i say minimus……

  3. Thank You President Obama Says:

    A real leader.

    Proud to cast my vote for President Obama.

  4. workerjoe Says:

    A real scum bag, happy to vote him out of office.

  5. Palm Beach Gardens Says:

    This way the campaign doesn’t have to pay the Gov’t for the return trip. Official business! He should have stayed in DC in the first place.

  6. The obvious fact Says:

    Obama has a lot of positive traits, but very few would list LEADERSHIP as one of them.
    Unfortunately, it took most of us four years to finally figure that out.

  7. ENOUGH! Says:

    Stop politicizing a tragedy. People are going to die in this, it’s inevitable. The Dems and GOP need to stop for a few days, Sandy is real and she’s going to hurt people, who gives a crap about President Obama or Gov Mitt Romney when we know lives are going to be lost.

  8. Thank You President Obama Says:

    Re: strong leader

    Gallup:
    52% Obama is a strong leader

    Fox News:
    Obama strong leader 45%
    Romney strong leader 40%

    Pew:
    Obama strong leader 51%
    Romney strong leader 38%

    “Very few” think he’s a strong leader, eh?

    Try a majority of America!

    Another GOP lie from their fantasy bubble shot to sh*t.

    Looking forward to Four More Years!

  9. Thank You President Obama Says:

    By the way, I just saw that Allen West is losing to Patrick Murphy!

    Allen West’s fav/unfav:

    45% fav
    49% UNFAV

    He has a 51% UNFAV with men and a whopping 54% UNFAV with Independents!

    OUCH!

    The funny thing is that the party I’d breakdown of this poll is 43% Repub 35% and 21% Indie/Other. So the right wingers can’t complain about the sample. No “unskewing” of THIS one! Allen West is going down! Yayyy!

    This is GREAT news for Florida and America!

  10. Jerry Says:

    I guess he had some presidential things to do. Isn’t that what the president does, stuff? It’s a good thing the secret service are with him, he probably forgot where the White House is and how to get there.

  11. will allen Says:

    November 7, 2012 Obama “blames GWB for Sandy and his loss”

    BO has written off Florida as winnable!

    Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll: “I-4 voters back Romney 51-45 “Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, It has been a fundamental rule of Florida politics for decades: Statewide campaigns are won and lost on the I-4 corridor. Today that celebrated swing-voter swath stretching from Tampa Bay to Daytona Beach is poised to deliver Florida’s 29 electoral votes to Mitt Romney. An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll of likely voters along the Interstate 4 corridor finds Romney leading Obama 51 percent to 45 percent, with 4 percent undecided. “Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, which conducted the poll for the Times and its media partners. “Unless something dramatically changes — an October surprise, a major gaffe — Romney’s going to win Florida.” The formula for Democrats to win Florida has long been simple: win big in the Democratic stronghold of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, avoid overwhelming losses in conservative North Florida, and stay close to even along the I-4 corridor. Obama and John McCain essentially tied in the battleground four years ago. “Being that this is I-4, the Florida battleground, the region of the state that usually tells you how it’s going to come out, for Romney to be up 6 points right now … they should be able to call Florida as soon as the polls close in Pensacola if they do their exit polling right,” Coker said.”

  12. Thank You President Obama Says:

    “BO has written off Florida as winnable!”

    LMAO!

    He’s up in the latest poll.

    Why would he “write off” the state if he has all the momentum? LOL, it’s too funny the kind of stuff you hear from right wing liars.

    Besides, he’s not Mitt Romney, who tells wealthy Plutocrats at a $50,000 a plate dinner that he’s perfectly comfortable writing off 47% of America as pests and victims! Romney is insane and unpatriotic if he has such open disdain against the American people!

  13. will allen Says:

    Everyone is jumping ship!

    USAToday 10/29/12 “Oliver Stone rips Obama President Obama isn’t just getting ripped by conservatives — he’s also taking heat from the left.Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick criticize Obama’s presidency in a forthcoming book called The Untold History of the United States, saying he has too often mimicked Republican predecessor George W. Bush.
    “The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse,” write Stone and Kuznick, reports Politico. “Rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them.”

  14. Lebron Says:

    God’s wrath is bypassing the red states and going after the blue states..plus he’s screwing up their early voting crowds of illegals getting to the polls..

  15. Thank You President Obama Says:

    LOL @ will allen!

    Omg noeeezzz! Not Oliver Stone! Hahaha!

    You people will say absolutely anything.

    Just look at how Romney’s pathetic auto-bailout ad is getting panned in the press for its OBVIOUS dishonesty!

    Look at how he is getting called out for lying to Ohio voters that Jeep is “moving all of its production to China”.

    Flat out lie after flat out lie!

    Why so many lies, will?

    Hmmm, could it be because the right wing knows that America hates its screw the middle class policies?

    LOL, jeeez already. Can’t wait until this election is over so President Obama can get back to moving this country forward with or without the GOP’s whining and objections!

  16. Sick of Taxes Says:

    He had to cancel this close to the election for fear it would look like he scampered out of harms way and left everyone else there. Just like watching live mortar attacks from Benghazi while US citizens are killed and as commander in chief -you do nothing- except fly off to Vegas. Can’t risk any votes now- have to look concerned for the safety of fellow Americans-he’ll stay in Washington where he can monitor from FEMA- and monitor voting and polls.

  17. Man-onMan Lovin' Says:

    Just reading some of these Libtards comments make me laugh! This failed president could eat a live kitten on national television and they will somehow blame Bush or West or Romney for it! And this my friends is why Mitt will win in a LANDSLIDE next Tuesday!

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