Speaking with reporters aboard Air Force one this morning, White House Traveling Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki reminded them that President Obama has been too busy traveling to properly prepare for the debate.
During the press gaggle, a reporter asked Psaki if the president’s “abbreviated debate prep schedule” would have any effect on his debate performance next Thursday.
“The President will have some time to prepare, and he’s been doing some studying,” replied Psaki. “But it is certainly less than we anticipated because of the events in the Middle East, because of his busy travel schedule, because of just the constraints of governing.”
In the past ten days, President Obama has traveled to two campaign rallies in Ohio, two campaign rallies in Virginia, and one campaign rally in Florida.
Obama has also made two trips to New York City. On the 18th, he traveled to New York City for an appearance with David Letterman and two campaign events – one of them with Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Obama traveled to New York City again on the 24th for an appearance on ‘The View,’ a reception with world leaders, and two speeches; one to the United Nations, and one to the Clinton Global Initiative.