Did You Know...

   

Carney: Obama’s UAW Address ‘Not at All’ a Campaign Speech

Share
By Doug Powers  •  February 28, 2012 04:31 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

That White House Press Secretary is a laugh a minute:

Question: “Was the president’s speech to the UAW this morning a campaign speech?”

Jay Carney, White House: “Not at all. The president was speaking to American workers, which he certainly enjoys doing. He was speaking to them about several things, principally the resurrection of the American automobile industry which is a subject that has been a focus of his attention since he took office.”

So when President Obama told the UAW “as long as you have got an ounce of fight left in you, I’ll have a ton of fight left in me,” he must have been referring to something other than the election.

CNN didn’t get Carney’s memo in time:

The speech had the flavor of a campaign speech, with an enthusiastic audience greeting the president with chants of “Four more years.” The UAW leadership has vowed to make a major push to re-elect Obama, especially with membership concentrated in the battleground states of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
[...]
“Five years from now, when I’m not president any more, I’ll buy one [a Volt] and drive it myself,” he said, sparking additional chants of “Four more years” from the crowd.

Watch the completely non-campaign related speech here.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
~ For the latest breaking news, be sure to join Michelle's Email List:

Alison Grimes sets gold standard for dodging question about voting for Obama

October 9, 2014 04:37 PM by Doug Powers

grimes

Homina homina homina

Ohio woman indicted for vote fraud in 2012 and previous elections

March 11, 2013 08:51 PM by Doug Powers

Follow-up

Jimmy Carter: Obama 'ran across the room' to thank my grandson for finding the '47 percent' video

February 22, 2013 10:58 AM by Doug Powers

Degree of separation

Ohio woman being investigated for possibly casting two six votes for Obama in 2012 election

February 19, 2013 12:20 PM by Doug Powers

Yes we can can can can can can

Elizabeth Warren campaign seeks donations to cover $400k debt for 'last minute pizza and coffee'

December 10, 2012 05:15 AM by Doug Powers

Didn’t order that?


Categories: 2012 Campaign, Campaign finance, Politicians

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook