Heads up: Brief presidential visit to Seattle on Sunday

September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm | In Not WS but we're mentioning it anyway, West Seattle news | 15 Comments

Just so your radar’s up for sonic booms, traffic effects, Air Force One sightings … President Obama comes to Seattle this Sunday. This time around, according to seattlepi.com, he’s raising money for his re-election campaign, with two fundraisers on the schedule – breakfast/brunch on the Eastside, then a lunch event at the Paramount downtown (with a demonstration planned outside). No exact arrival time announced so far. (Photo by David DeSiga, from August 2010 presidential visit)

15 Comments

  1. thanks for the demo link
    i think it’s time we let our president know what we expect from him

    Comment by JoB — 7:28 pm September 22, 2011 #

  2. I googled in hopes of finding out more information about the visit itself – and that was one of the first things that came up, since this hasn’t been too widely publicized yet … TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:37 pm September 22, 2011 #

  3. Mr./Ms. Job, What exactly did you have in mind?

    Comment by Aman — 8:02 pm September 22, 2011 #

  4. do the tax payers pay for him to travel the country raising money for himself?

    the last time Biden was in town I believe every police, sheriff and deputy in the state provided an escort from Boeing field to downtown. All likely on overtime pay too.

    Comment by Joel — 9:14 pm September 22, 2011 #

  5. Blame corporate executives and lobbyists. Go demonstrate outside their home(s) and yacht(s) and jet(s).

    Comment by Mike — 9:52 pm September 22, 2011 #

  6. No time this trip for “The American People”, just time for the fat cats who will finance his re-election.

    Comment by marty — 10:29 pm September 22, 2011 #

  7. actually you can get into the fundraiser at the Paramount for $75, I got an invitation and I am NOT a “fat cat.”

    Comment by visitor — 11:18 pm September 22, 2011 #

  8. Which means freeways and floating bridges will experience shut downs while folks are trying to get to the Seahawks game. Yikes!

    Comment by not liking traffic — 11:25 pm September 22, 2011 #

  9. It’s unfortunate that our political leaders have to be protected from the whackos, and thus insulated from us common joes. No president can just get out and walk down the street, stopping to visit with folks, without a horde of Secret Service folks and local cops all over the place. A shame.

    Comment by Mike — 10:58 am September 23, 2011 #

  10. Maybe we can remind him of what it means to be a Democrat. Can someone who is going please give him a copy of the foundations of the Democratic Party, he’s been reading Reagan’s copy of the Republican platform from the 80′s.

    Comment by Neighbor — 12:28 pm September 23, 2011 #

  11. Thanks for the demo link
    We are all allowed to voice our opinions and I’ll be voicing mine loud and clear !!!

    Comment by Mn — 12:54 pm September 23, 2011 #

  12. Neighbor: Obama couldn’t hold Reagan’s hat, let alone come close to copying his platform. If he did, Mr. O. would be more successful. But Obama somehow following Reagan simply has no/zip/zero basis in reality.

    What are they going to chant at the protest? “You’re not liberal enough!”? “What do we want? Spend more money! When do we want it? Now! Where we gonna go it? China!”

    Comment by OP — 2:33 pm September 23, 2011 #

  13. >>do the tax payers pay for him to travel the country raising money for himself?

    >>

    When the president or any political official is on a campaign trip there are rules where the money comes from. Yes he rides in Airforce One, however from what I understand his campaign covers the cost. I haven’t bothered to look into the exact details I’m sure they are out there in cyberland somewhere for the googling.

    Comment by nighthawk — 6:55 pm September 23, 2011 #

  14. every incumbent presidential candidate anymore does campaign trips with the 747. reagan did, bush junior, clinton, bush senior, and obama. traveling via air force one isn’t a republican or democrat thing–it’s a presidential thing.

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 9:38 am September 24, 2011 #

  15. Just spotted AF1 landing at Boeing Field juxtapozed in front of the most majestic rainbow behind the Seattle skyline. Welcome to Seattle, Prez!

    Comment by Richard Holster — 12:00 pm September 25, 2011 #

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