Originally posted by Kitilani
Is this any different from previous sitting presidents campaigning for a second term or is this just another one of those things that no one had a problem with until Obama did it?
Q Is there anything you can tell us about the bus tour the President plans to take -- where he’s going and why?
MR. CARNEY: Well, I can tell you that it will be from August 15th through the 17th, and that it will be through the Midwest. Further details will be forthcoming later. That’s all I have for you now.
Q But in terms of the --
MR. CARNEY: I mean, he will get out -- very happily getting out in the country again, after a sustained period here in Washington. And he will -- he looks forward to talking to folks about growing the economy, creating jobs. And we’ll have more details, again, as I said, about the specifics of the trip later.
Q Oh, in the country. I’m sorry.
MR. CARNEY: The Midwest.
Q I’m sorry.
MR. CARNEY: Yes.
Q Is that a campaign event or --
MR. CARNEY: Negative. It is an official event.
Q Okay, so it will be funded by taxpayers?
MR. CARNEY: He’s the President of the United States. Yes.
Q The bus tour -- it’s certainly a visual, but what are the tangibles?
MR. CARNEY: Again, we’ll have more specifics about this trip itself. The air of cynicism is quite thick. The idea that the President of the United States should not venture forth into the country is ridiculous.
Q I didn't suggest that.
MR. CARNEY: No, but you implied it in your question. And it is absolutely important for the President, whoever that person is, in the past and in the future, to get out and hear from people in different communities. And the President -- this is a trip that we’ve had on our books for quite a long time, and he very much looks forward to taking it.
Q So is it more of a listening tour, then?
MR. CARNEY: Well, again, I don't want to -- I know that people want specifics about what he may be announcing or what proposals he might have. It will be very focused on the economy and jobs. Beyond that, you’ll have to wait for when we’re ready to provide more specifics. But he will be listening and addressing these very important issues."
Originally posted by fooks
and where is the money from his 35k per head dinner?
total campaign mode.