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Obama to visit NC on Tuesday

Posted August 22

— President Barack Obama will visit Charlotte on Tuesday to speak at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention, the White House confirmed Friday.

Obama last visited the Triangle on Jan. 15, when he spoke to more than 9,000 at North Carolina for the announcement of a major economic initiative.

More details about his Tuesday visit will be released as the event draws closer.


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  • heelhawk Aug 25, 2:17 p.m.

    My husband is a patriot rider (motor cycles) and a U.S,M.C retired and he says that they aren't... View More

    — Posted by proudgrandmomma

    Sounds like your husband is just a rider and not a patriot rider. If he were a patriot, he would put the office above politics and honor the President with the same degree of respect whether he agreed with his policies or not. The President is the Commander in Chief and is acknowledged and respected as such by the men and women who serve in our Armed forces.

  • heelhawk Aug 25, 2:15 p.m.

    "Obama to visit NC on Tuesday"

    Purely a political visit. The world is coming apart around us and... View More

    — Posted by veryfrustrated1

    Do you think he is the first politician to campaign in the middle of a term and in the middle of a crisis? It is what politicians do on both sides of the aisle. I seem to remember Bush traveling the country shortly after the 9/11 attacks to raise money and get votes. Guess it is different though when you like the candidate.

  • shaunferriss Aug 22, 7:58 p.m.

    Stay in DC and do SOMETHING rather than campaign please!

  • proudgrandmomma Aug 22, 7:27 p.m.

    My husband is a patriot rider (motor cycles) and a U.S,M.C retired and he says that they aren't going to do a patriot ride for this presidents visit sense he is not considered a true commander in cheif by most of the military today. Sad what we have come to in America to where my husband is dismayed.

  • pantlessscientific Aug 22, 7:25 p.m.

    You guys are hilarious. I'm looking forward to the end of Obama's term just so I can stop reading all the mindless drivel all you right winger's keep spilling about him.

  • WASP Aug 22, 7:11 p.m.

    Stay in DC. We don't want you here.

  • TarHeelBrit Aug 22, 7:09 p.m.

    Oh good thanks for the warning. Now I know to stay home Tuesday.

  • C6-YA Aug 22, 7:03 p.m.

    He'll say about 10 min worthless drivel, then hit the links.

  • RKBA Aug 22, 6:59 p.m.

    Hagan will be nowhere to be found

  • LetsBeFair Aug 22, 6:56 p.m.

    Mr in-Effective is going to effectively block traffic. ... bet he brings a set of golf clubs and hits a round with MJ at the TPC.