PALO ALTO (CBS/AP/BCN) – President Barack Obama visited the Peninsula Thursday evening to raise money for democrats in key California races.

The president is in California as part of a two-day swing to raise money and campaign for Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is in a tight contest with Republican Carly Fiorina.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris were among the dignitaries waiting to greet him on the runway. He shook their hands then got into a black SUV and left the airport.

President Obama then met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Westin Hotel for 45 minutes to talk about technology, education and innovation issues.

The Obama motorcade hit 380 and then 280 South to head to Atherton, where it was greeted by about 50 protesters carrying signs, “Hello FDR recovery,” “Good bye, Wall Street traitors,” “Obamanator,” and “Kills jobs, kills hope.” Also saw “Repeal Don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Press vans are left outside the sprawling ranch home surrounded by olive trees and lush vegetation.

Obama was in Atherton to attend a $6500 a head photo op event for Harris, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, and about 50 people were present for a $30,400 a head DNC fundraiser set for the evening in Palo Alto.

The president has vigorously stepped up his campaigning in recent days with fellow Democrats facing the specter of losing control of the House or Senate—or both—to Republicans on Nov. 2.

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Comments (11)
  1. td says:

    Another waste of (OUR) US ctizen’s money.. Stay in Washington and take care of business from home.. We don’t need a liar in our midst.
    Vote against Obama

  2. td says:

    Where’s that birth certificate? Can you show it to the American public?
    Where exactly were you born Barack Obama?

  3. b says:

    Yeah, like no Republican President ever traveled anywhere. At least he didn’t spend his first year playing golf, like dear Georgie.

    Speaking of Pres. Bush, I heard from reliable sources that his father was actually a little green space alien. Go ahead, try to prove me wrong. I bet you can’t show me his birth certificate. That’s because the Tea Party is hiding it in a super-secret location so the evil Mainstream Media doesn’t find out about his Martian heritage.

    1. td says:

      No, GW Bush’s Father was a WWII war HERO.. What was yours?
      Read the law if you can’t show your legitimate USA birth certifictae you are ellegable to hold the office of the President of the United States of America.
      Another moron on the loose..

  4. hunglo says:


    You are an idiot!

    1. td says:

      Hey Butt Head!! Thanks for showing how ingnorant and gilable you are. Do you have mind of your own or do you speak in single sylable words? Like minded people like you are the problem our country has.. This guy is a looser white or black. BTW have you seen that birth certificate? I didn’t think so.
      How about you spend all your earnings paying for my health care..

  5. Pat Rennie says:

    Wow! What haters. Racists are we? You’re problem is not what Obama has done or not done. You’re problem is with the color of his skin. Get over it. Our country’s mess is not Obama’s doing. It took 8 years to get us in this mess and it will take time to get out of it. These comments about his birth and where he came from are shameful.

    1. td says:

      No haters here, just facts..
      How’s the promised change working out for you? Did you get your stimulus check yet? Obama is a liar and is continuing to lie like a rug..Promised jobs? Where are they now? Hmm I bet you think the moon is made of green cheese and believe in Santa Claus too!!.

  6. Trisha R says:

    Why is it if you don’t like Obama your a racist. It’s the same if you don’t believe we should be paying for illegal immigrants. There are a lot of reasons I don’t like Obama and not one of them is because of the color of his skin.

  7. Kaz says:

    I don’t like Obama because he created a class warfare and supports laziness through his entitlement propositions. I don’t believe we should be paying for illegal immigrants because tax dollars should go towards those who actually contribute or will contribute to the country, not free-loaders. Sorry, I’m racist. Calling Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, they can teach me how to play the race card.

  8. wise guy says:

    For anyone that knows economic history – the recession started on april 4, 2000 when the internet stock bublle burst on Clinton’s watch. by the Time GW got into office the country was pretty hosed.
    Iraq War gave a small boost to the economy and evenutally the fake “Residential Real Estate/Bank stock bubble” burst because some Senators repealed a law from 1917 that forbid banks from betting against themselves “derivatives” are the names.
    this law was repealed in October 2000 during Clinton’s presidency. I don’t blame him though as there is no way he could have caught that or his staff would have caught that in a 23,000 page bill.
    So bottom line is that GW came into a mess and now Obama is coming into a mess… all setup by the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency

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