No Messiahs need apply:
ANDREA MITCHELL: I want to ask you about President Obama because he hasn’t been campaigning in a whole lot of states. People haven’t been inviting him. Would you rather have President Obama campaign for you or one of the Clintons?
SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-NH): Well, we actually have Hillary Clinton coming up and former President Clinton is going to be here next week for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. So they’re going to be here and I’m delighted to have their support and to have them come up and help us. I think at this point in the campaign, we want to turn out everybody we can because New Hampshire has a very big percentage drop off between the presidential year and the non-presidential year. What we want is for people to know there is an election coming up November 4th and to get out there and vote.
MITCHELL: And having the president come would not be helpful?
SHAHEEN: Well, the president’s dealing with a lot of crises in the world right now, and I think it’s important for him to continue to address what’s happening with ISIS, to continue to address the Ebola scare. And so I expect him to be in Washington.
He’s a lotta places, Jeanne, but Washington ain’t one of them:
Obama Schedule || Thursday, October 9, 2014
by KEITH KOFFLER on OCTOBER 8, 2014, 9:52 PM
11:40 am ET || Departs White House
2:00 pm PT || Arrives Los Angeles
2:45 pm PT || Tours the startups area at Cross Campus; Santa Monica, California
3:05 pm PT || Participates in a town hall with members of the Cross Campus community
5:55 pm PT || Delivers remarks at a DNC fundraiser; Private Residence, Los Angeles
Obama Schedule || Friday October 10, 2014
10:40 am PT || Attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence, Los Angeles
12:40 pm PT || Delivers remarks at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park; San Dimas, California
2:20 pm PT || Departs Los Angeles
3:30 pm PT || Arrives San Francisco
7:05 pm PT || Delivers remarks at a DNC fundraiser; San Francisco
Obama Schedule || Saturday, October 11, 2014
9:40 am PT || Attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence, San Francisco
11:15 am PT || Departs San Francisco
7:10 pm ET || Arrives White House
Fundraisers are all he has left. The hard core Hollywood elite still love him, but that’s about it. Not that I blame him. I’d rather be ogled by Gwyneth Paltrow than glared at by Jeanne Shaheen any day.
PS: Beautiful day on the East Coast. Twenty bucks says Obama gets back to work today—on the golf course.
UPDATE: Pay me my money!
President Obama today played golf for the 200th time of his presidency, a milestone that for many is emblematic of a president who has frequently seemed detached from his job, his colleagues in Washington, and the American people.
Perhaps realizing the incongruity of the president playing golf amid crises, the White House today initially loaded up the press pool to accompany Obama to his golf outing, and then had a better thought. The press was yanked out of the vans and dispatched to the windows of the Oval Office, where reporters instructed to witness the president speaking on the phone with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell about the new Ebola case in Texas.
And then it was on to golf.
Easiest $20 I ever made. Three-day road trip followed by a half-day of golf: Obama’s got it pretty easy, too. But can he pick his daughters out of a line-up?