Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Partisan president: The 3 states Obama hasn't visited are GOP strongholds

Where's Obama?
"Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America." Barack Obama keynote address, 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Well, as president, Obama is certainly governing differently.

From The State:
Yet the Palmetto State – despite being home to historic Charleston, beautiful beaches and celebrated, albeit tortured, college sports – remains one of three states the president has not visited during his time in office. His avoidance appears to be a political calculation.

Obama ticked off his 47th state Wednesday when he flew to Idaho to promote his State of the Union address and check out a university engineering lab. That leaves South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah as the states he has yet to visit during his presidency.

They're not what you'd call a hotbed for Democratic support. Obama lost all three states by big margins in 2012.
The three states have Republican governors and two Republican senators each.

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