Obama Rerun

Obama Rerun

Obama campaign: No surprise Romney is still standing and Santorum isn't

President Obama's reelection campaign used Rick Santorum's decision to drop out of the GOP race as part of its attacks on Mitt Romney.

"It’s no surprise that Mitt Romney finally was able to grind down his opponents under an avalanche of negative ads. But neither he nor his special interest allies will be able to buy the presidency with their negative attacks," Obama reelection campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement.


Obama and Al Green stay together but the president won't sing

SAN FRANCISCO — President Obama had a chance to use his pipes and sing another Al Green tune at a fundraiser Thursday night but he passed up the opportunity.

Obama — who made headlines last month for singing the first line of Green's popular hit "Let's Stay Together," at the famed Apollo Theater in New York — could have sung a duet with Green, who attended a fundraiser here on Thursday night.


Obama strikes populist tone at high-dollar fundraisers

President Obama said Tuesday night that he is convinced the nation is on the right track but the road to his reelection will be a "tough" one. 

The president said his campaign would be challenged by the "economic reality" but "not because of the ideas of the other side."

Speaking to an intimate crowd of donors who paid more than $35,000 per couple to attend the fundraiser, Obama acknowledged that many Americans have gone through "three years of really tough times."

"They don't experience the economy in some abstract way,” Obama said, speaking at the Maryland home of Stewart Bainum, the chairman of Choice Hotels International. “They experience it in terms of not being able to find a job, or their house being underwater, or their kids having to come back, even after they've gotten a college education, in tens of thousands of dollars in debt and still not being able to find a job.