MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The president is heading back to Minnesota just a few weeks after his last visit to the state.

President Barack Obama will be speaking at the American Legion National Convention on Tuesday.

The convention, which the American Legion said is the nation’s largest gathering of veterans and their families, will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The President’s speech is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Obama got the invitation to speak from American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster.

Just two weeks ago, President Obama visited Cannon Falls, Minn. as part of his a three-day Midwest Economic bus tour.

Comments (26)
  1. DaytonSucks says:

    Maybe Dayton and Obama can go get a chocolate milk shake together…

  2. scott says:

    Lets complete the story: The President’s speech is scheduled for 11 a.m.

    then leaves for another vacation at 12 p.m.

  3. Mike says:

    Jeff, I think expectations ran pretty high when he was first campaigning years back. President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress compiled a substantial record of policy accomplishment. The economic stimulus, bringing the financial system back from the brink of collapse, rescuing two automakers, universal health care (which we as a country were far behind on compared to other countries), sweeping reform of financial regulation, and major changes in student loan programs, among many others.

    It’s difficult for anyone who works with other who act like brats and won’t budge or try to compromise on major issues. (GOP) So here he has had to give a little to get a little. There are so many other factors at play here that are FAR beyond the power or control of just one man. But it’s sure fun to point a finger and use him as the scape goat. Buckle down Jeff, because Obama will be elected for another term. Why? Because he speaks with logic and reason, not extremism like the Republican candidates. He’s not a religious fanatic either. I’m greatly disappointed with what the GOP has to offer for candidates.

    1. Reasonable Dude says:

      Who is Jeff?

      I think you’re forgetting the effect of the “stimulus”. I personally didn’t receive anything even though I was over 18 and working, and many that did just saved the money, so the anticipated injection of funds into the economy didn’t really happen like many thought it would. Let’s not forget how the government came up with those stimulus funds.
      I think many people are beginning to see that universal healthcare in this nation is going to be too costly, or at least the present bill that will go into effect in 2014 will be as such. I’d rather see that bill repealed, and ones regarding eliminating the national debt to be drafted and passed. Point is…if the government can’t find a way to get rid of the debt, there won’t be any way to fund universal healthcare, or anything for that matter. The know nothing of the changes in financial regulations or student loans. I just graduated last year so I might not be part of the group that gets to work with the new setup. I do know that it’s a pain to monitor 3 servicing agencies though. My loans are spread out between my bank, Fed Loan, and ACS. That’s kinda ridiculous.
      I don’t know if Obama will be re-elected. Too many people just don’t like what is happening in Washington, and many wish that the entire legislative branch be cleared out and restocked with different people. Frankly, who out there can really do any better?

      1. Lance says:

        Jeff is from the original post and he just copys and pastes this on every Obama article that comes out. Obama will go down as the worst president in history. The only way the economy will get better is if we repeal all his so called ‘accomplishments’ – Obamacare Dodd/Frank regulations, etc.

        1. YY says:

          He is one of the hires that George hired to help Obamy with PR, or as it should be called, propaganda.

          These “Hires” search the blogs for Obama stories and repeatedly post their propaganda.

          Kind of reminds you of the “National Socialist” storm troopers from Germany that a certain leader employed to do his bidding…

        2. Mike says:

          LANCE IS RIGHT !!! thanks Lance !!!

    2. GS says:

      Mike, please work harder for me so I cna realize my dream for this country.
      your soon to be leader, George Soros.

    3. Saugerguy says:

      It seems that many of the Obama supporters fail to recognize one plain simple truth. The responsibility stops at the top. Whether the Obama administration’s policies have been good, bad or somewhere in between is always open to discussion – as are the policies of any administration or political party. Our economy is a disaster, our foreign policy is a mess, we have a 14.5 trillion deficit, our immagration laws & enforcement are a bad joke & the majority of the American citizens are fearfull of what the future holds for our country. All under Obama’s watch. He may not have been the single cause of these problems but as president, he is responsible for addressing our problems and is responsible for solutions to our problems. The Obama administration has done neither.
      As president Truman said, “The Buck Stops Here” That’s integrity. Truman accepted the responsibility that was inherint with his position. He didn’t blame others. I believe that we should expect – and deserve no less from our president.

      1. Reality sucks says:

        Your post is unique in that it was “thoughtful.” I rarely see such thinkers on here. I agree. The only thing I would add is that Americans need to take some blame. We over leveraged our lives, our communities, our personal budgets on a “high” that couldn’t sustain. We elected, at a state and federal level, a body of individuals that won’t compromise and don’t understand the long term outcomes of their short term decisions. We are in a mess that we have seen before and will see again, yet we make the same mistakes. No one party holds the answers to our problems. Cutting spending is a must—long term, but would create devastating effects in the short term. Raising revenue through taxes is a must long term, but would create devastating effects in the short term. I’m beginning to think that this stalemate we are witnessing is a stroke of luck.

        1. Saugerguy says:

          I agree that the American constituency is partially to blame for our country’s current prediciment. The polarization of the voting public has seemingly deadlocked the democratic process. Voting with their hearts – not their common sense. Personal culpability is a thing of the past. “I signed on to a mortgage I couldn’t afford & didn’t understand now am facing forclosure – it’s those greedy bankers fault” “I charged more money on my credit cards than I can afford to pay back – must be the credit card companies fault” “I don’t have any source of income but continue to have kids. Someone needs to support my children – I can’t”

    4. John Frykman says:

      You speak with a lot of confidence about the “O’s” reelection prospects, since he has tanked in every single national poll taken recently. Rasmussen shows 54% disapproval, vs 38% approval, and headed downward. Bush did better than that during his final months in office.

      1. Mike says:

        I know but look at how Perry or Bachmann have pretty much blown any chance of getting the various votes from groups that when put together, make up a majority.

        They won’t get the Black vote, they won’t get the gay vote, they won’t get the Atheist or Jew votes. They won’t get the Asian or Hispanic vote. Clearly they won’t get the Democratic vote. When you start to piece all of these groups together, they start to form a majority. The delusional conservative Bible bangers and the ultra wealthy are the new minorities in this country.

  4. mark says:

    Obama, please stay away.

      1. Ruth says:

        Sixth! ANOTHER trip by Obama is a complete waste of my taxpaying dollar. He needs to stay home and clean up the mess that gets worse every day instead of CAMPAIGNING.

  5. Samo Samo says:

    He is comming here now at the request of Amy Klobuchar so he won’t have to next year and futher hinder her chances for re-election.

  6. Kevin says:

    How worried is he about the next election? Back to back visits to MN one of the most liberal states in the country? Really? Obami dont worry….the liberals in MN do not care about results….just blame bush and your in for four more non productive years…

    1. Kitty says:

      It will be the only state he carrys in 2012 like Mondale.

  7. Sq0Ue0AkEr says:

    He was just looking for a reason to attend the State Fair

  8. StraycatStrut says:

    “On the Road Again”….BO and Willie Nelson are teaming up. Should be a cream fest the Dems in MN to see their heros.

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