Skip to comments.Obama shifts location of G-8 summit from hometown of Chicago to his Camp David retreat
Posted on 03/06/2012 3:11:37 AM PST by mdmathis6
WASHINGTON The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.
The White House said the G-8 summit would take place May 18-19.
The White House announced plans last summer to hold both summits back-to-back in Chicago, giving the president a high-profile opportunity to tout his foreign policy and diplomatic credentials on his home turf in an election year.
The idea of moving the G-8 to Camp David was raised to the president a few weeks ago, a senior administration official said, adding that the president was intrigued by the novelty of the idea and asked staff whether they could pull off the change.
The official who spoke on condition of anonymity about internal White House thinking.
Adding to the curious nature of the White House announcement was the fact that Obama rarely spends time at his presidential retreat. And unlike many of his predecessors, Obama has never hosted a world leader at Camp David.
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G-8’s are usually tight as a drum.
” G-8s are usually tight as a drum. “
This is another ‘Obama Patented Preemptive Surrender’ — it tacitly admits that, unlike other world leaders and previous Presidents, Zero feels unable, or unwilling, to take the necessary steps to control the inevitable demonstrations (AKA mobs)...
No mystery here, the Occupy people were set to bring their unwashed from all over the country to Chicago. Obama didn’t want video of headbusting cops repeatedly occupying the skulls of the occupiers, so he moved the summit.
Such as when W. hosted the G-8 Summit at Sea Island, Georgia? C’mon.
King Barry needs to be closer to his favorite golf course.
Maybe he is afraid of the Daley machine? I think the Dems would like to unload Obama but they can’t figure out a way to do so.
Full campaign mode. Things are far more serious for Obama than the MSM is letting on. They can’t let the genie out of the bottle, can’t risk people seeing the seething level of hatred for this man and what he does, from either side.
No, until the election, count on the Obama campaign and the MSM doing everything they can to keep the truth under cover.
No doubt, and protests in the Maryland woods aren’t going to be feasible, but will the Occupy crowd just stay home in mom’s basement for the summit, or move the protests to the National Mall?
I agree and actually think it was a good move.. The occutwits and usual suspect protestor/activists are planning to “party like it’s 1968”.
This summer will keep all of us on our toes.
It’s a sad state of affairs when people in the media put obama ahead of the futures of their very own children and grandchildren.
C'mon boss we got golf here. Deep dish Pizza too. Plus Tony Rezko.
I would suggest fear is the motivation. There is fear of disruption and possibly worse.
The event may occur during the new war. The moonbats might be in full attack mode. Protection was determined to be not possible
OK then. How about BlueStateBlues point in post #5?
H.R. 347 Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,
The bill makes it a felony to disrupt or protest at any place or event attended by any person with secret service protection.
Now the feds have control.
Actually, Camp David is a perfect place for a summit—for one thing, we don’t have to deal with the distractions of protesters regardless of political persuasion (the press, of course, will have a big presence there). There has been many high-profile international summits at Camp David, and they are well-equipped to handle the G-8 summit.
I wondered if something coming down the pipes...a war or another deep economic “dump” might explain the move.
Oh I’ll bet Rham isn’t very happy!
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