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10 Dates to Remember from Barack Obama's Amazing First Term

Jimmy21 Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 10:40 AM
January 21, 2013...................................BO moves to his new abode in Hawaii........................then Hawaii secedes and we go back to 49 states...................................or is it 56?
Ron4594 Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 10:49 AM
I'm not sure how many states Barry thinks there are.
Did he say he had visited 57 states, or that he visited 57 states with one or more to go?
Does anyone have the exact quote available?
rickmcq Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 1:18 PM
"It is wonderful to be back in Oregon. Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states. I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."

Barack Obama
Beaverton, OR
May 9, 2008
BoxingKitty Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 2:03 PM
I watched that clip not too long enough to see what the context was. He did say the number 57, but the implication was that there are 58.

"The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln." -- Barack Obama

As future generations of Americans look back at the Obama years, perhaps as they search for some sort of explanation for why so many of them are living in huts and paying a 70% income tax rate when the country used to be so rich, they'll be looking for some...