Obama’s campaign trip -- one day after the New Hampshire primary -- follows a forum at the White House on “Insourcing christian louboutin sneaker American Jobs,” to encourage companies to locate jobs in the U.S. and not abroad.
Obama similarly chose the day after the Jan. 3 caucuses in Iowa for public events, traveling to the swing state of Ohio to announce his recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“President Obama spends the entire caucus and primary period leading up to each event being rhetorically beaten to a pulp by these Republican candidates,” said Dennis J. Goldford, professor of politics at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. “It’s certainly helpful to get yourself out there” to respond, he said.
The first and largest of three fundraisers today, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, features singer Janelle Monae and actor Hill Harper. It is expected to draw about 500 donors and is geared toward younger voters, with tickets starting at $44.
The other two fundraisers are to be hosted by media executive Fred Eychaner and Stuart Taylor, chief executive officer of the Taylor Group LLC and a former Bear Stearns & Co. executive, according to a Democratic Party official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to comment publicly.
Tickets for the more exclusive gatherings, Christian Louboutin Slingback expected to draw about 160 guests combined, range from $7,500 to $35,800 per person, the official said. Donations benefit the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee. For the $35,800 tickets, a $5,000 maximum contribution would go to Obama’s re-election and $30,800 to the party committee.
The fundraisers and political messaging are designed to take advantage of a brief lull between Republican primaries, Goldford said. The South Carolina contest is on Jan. 21.
Obama also held a Web chat with Iowa Democrats on the night of the Iowa caucuses. Last night, after Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican primary, Vice President Joe Biden arranged for video chats with New Hampshire Democrats.
The jobs forum at the White House gives Obama a platform to “show that he is the president, not a petty partisan political figure,” Goldford said.
As for the fundraisers, he said that “Christian Louboutin Vicky Botta 120mm Boots Red any time is a good time to raise money,” particularly now when supporters “can actually feel they’re doing something to counteract” the attacks on Obama.