For local media, it was the third stakeout at Southwest Florida International Airport — including a visit to Arcadia in October 2009 — to see President Barack Obama arrive and depart. Obama’s first visit came in February 2009 when he had a town hall at the Harborside Event Center.(full story at news-press.com)
A scheduled campaign trip to Orlando was canceled so Obama could return to Washington.
Paula Schaff of the Punta Gorda Tea Party, held up “Obama Must Go” and “Stop Big Government” signs.
“We’re not against Obama as a person. We’re against his policies,” Schaff said. “His big-government policies are
fundamentally transformingbankrupting our country.”