President Obama to Stop at Port of Tampa Tomorrow; What Would You Ask Him?

President Barack Obama will visit the Port of Tampa on his way to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas.

President Barack Obama will visit the Port of Tampa on Friday afternoon to discuss the benefits of trade with Latin America, especially for the economy in the Tampa Bay area, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Air Force One is expected to land at Tampa International Airport at 2:35 p.m. on Friday, April 13, according to a Tampa Downtown Partnership release.

After his speech, the President will head to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, a weekend-long event that focuses on a variety of international and economic issues.

The President’s visit at the Port of Tampa in not open to the public, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The local newspaper reports that, just four months before the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Friday’s visit will mark the third time that an Obama stops in Florida this week. The president delivered a speech to students on Tuesday in South Florida and first lady Michelle Obama was scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on Thursday.

GOP presidential candidate to talk about trade policy and how President Obama has, he says, "failed America."

If you could ask Obama one question, what would it be? Post it in the comments section below.

Joe Clay April 15, 2012 at 06:14 AM
We need economic freedom more than renewable energy. If the market wants renewable "green" energy, it will be built. We don't need to legislate it. It's not the government's job to create markets and it's not good at it either—reference Solyndra. As for raping the land, what good are resources if you never use them? They're not resources then. There. Thoughts straight from my brain to your screen with no pundit talking points. And before anyone gets it wrong, I'm a Libertarian. I want as much freedom as possible for everyone in our country. I don't want to stifle innovation, choice, or personal responsibility. Unfortunately Obama doesn't understand that/agree. But what's even more unfortunate is that hardly anyone else does either.
Morson Manning April 15, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I would ask him, why it was all President Bush's fault when he was a senator and Bush was president, but now that he is President it is all congresses fault. I would at least not blame everything on everyone else and man up and admit in front of my kids that i'm not perfect and not always right.
Sherri Lonon April 15, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Thanks for the very thoughtful comments, Joe.
Shawn Hicks April 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM
@Joe -- markets are terrible at creating new technologies that require huge amounts of research over many years. In the USA, we live by short term financial returns, which these projects never provide. Most government market-making takes place in the form of grants to universities or joint industry/military/US department projects. Government also uses tax schemes to prop up markets. For example, the auto registration fees we pay go to road repair but the wear-n-tear our cars make is minimal and out of balance with fees. However, the big rig trucks that move goods around do far more damage than the fees they pay. So we subsidize trucking through our tax schemes and prop up the trucking industry where it might not otherwise be successful in a free market. Solyndra was a victim of Chinese dumping on the solar market. The solar industry in Germany is suffering a similar fate. If you agree that dumping is outside of the free market, it's hard to blame Obama for Chinese interference. Using resources is possible without "raping the land." Just don't level mountains and fill up streams and valleys in the process (coal). Don't inject toxic byproducts into the drinking water (fracking). Expect to pay 100% of the cleanup for your oil spills. For the record, I'm also a libertarian.
Dan Reilly June 20, 2012 at 05:30 PM
What does he really know about the disgracefull "FAST AND FURIOUS" gun sales that landed many automatic weapons land in the hands of DRUG DEALERS ?


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