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All eyes on the brawl going on in the race for the Republican nomination the big issues there.
Who's too much of -- capitalist and who's not capitalist enough.
But -- a lot of action campaigning that is in the White House under the radar even though the president's staff denies it.
Well Jeff as you know there's a reelection campaign located in Chicago and this president.
Is doing the things that he needs to do to prepare for.
His campaign but his.
The level of his engagement it is relatively low now because.
He has work to do as president.
-- fact Carney went on to say the president spends less than 5% of his time on electioneering 5%.
But the facts they tell a different story yesterday we brought up the president's press conference on in sourcing jobs to remember that.
It was fresh on the heels of Mitt Romney's criticism of the president's handling of the economy.
It was all just a little too convenient.
The fact that the big important new -- the president rolled out would cost just twelve million dollars that's testimony to the fact.
It just ain't -- top priority for him.
That's a less money -- the GOP candidates will spent on TV ads in South Carolina over the next nine days.
It's the travel that really tells the story though.
About half dozen domestic day trips Obama made in November December and so far in January 5.
Five were to politically important states both parties will be contesting this fall North Carolina Ohio New Hampshire and twice Pennsylvania.
In fact back in November the Wall Street Journal reported the president taken more trips to swing states.
Than any other president -- his term attending 54 events an eleven battleground states over 42 days.
May not even Bill Clinton could -- that one.
Fund -- is and it is going full steam ahead to the president raise 224 million in the last three quarters of this year.
While in Chicago he attended three fund raisers yesterday alone.
Now as you might expect Obama's message is president and -- campaign are tightly linked by staff.
His campaign staff of the White House officials talked daily.
With -- winds burning between White House communications director Dan -- Senior advisor David -- and the Chicago camp campaign manager Jim Messina and senior advisor David Axelrod.
He would truth there's nothing wrong with all that.
Nothing at all if the president chooses -- spent all his time campaign this last year bought this it's his choice.
But this is the same president who told us he'd start paying attention to the GOP nomination race when they voted -- went off the island.
And more recently he's made it clear he's not even watching the returns in the primary races.
-- bottle wants you to think he's above the -- he's the man -- the others are just dudes trying to claim the -- Reality is something else again it's not just a traveler the continual fund raising either.
According to the Wall Street Journal the Obama campaign has launched what it calls a speaker series.
For 5000 bucks a year or -- thousand dollars an event.
Supporters can meet with cabinet secretaries top administration officials celebrities.
Democratic political stars that's right.
Campaign officials provided more than forty names of participants including Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
They're billionaire investor Warren Buffett feminist icon Gloria Steinem steinem that is singers Alicia Keys James Taylor and actress.
Actress is Melanie Griffith and Eva Longoria.
Not campaigning yet -- in -- that's what I think.
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