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June 15th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Day 2: Obama's return to the Gulf Coast

(CNN) – It's day two of the president's fourth visit to the Gulf Coast since the oil began to spill. He spent yesterday in Mississippi and Alabama, meeting with those state's governors and talking to the people. A lot of them are pleased to see the president, saying he represents their last best hope to end this disaster. But not everyone feels that way. Our Chris Lawrence has the report.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. slider

    Obama came down here to the gulf and he had a few photo ops, then he made a speech, then he had a few more photo ops, then he left. I suspose he needed to catch his tee time.

    June 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  2. Joan Fox

    If you don't know what ties the Bushes had to BP, you must have been living in a cave for the last 9 years. The Bush administration and the Republicans have carefully installed business representatives in regulatory jobs; the result; the oil spill, the stupid Katrina response, the financial collapse, and perhaps just as important; the fact that Americans no longer believe in their own government. We had "non-government" with Bush. We had government shirking their responsibilities. My question to you is; is this land "our land" anymore or is it the unregulated hunting ground of big business?

    June 15, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  3. Mary

    Everyone want to blame President Obama for what is happening with BP's oil spill and who they need to blame is the politicians like former Senators Breaux, Lott and the rest of Congress and state Legislators who are in bed with big corporations for the love of money, power and another term in office. When it was time to vote for strong regulations on these corporations they turned their heads and voted to allow these corporations to operate in their own best interest. We can only blame ourselves because we continued to allow these people to represent us in State and U.S. Congress.
    CNN need to look at the voting patterns for both state and federal elected officials and contributions these politicians received from big businesses if you really want to keep them honest...

    June 15, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  4. bucko2009

    Four trips to the Gulf. How many trips to California has he made to shill for b. boxer? How many holes of golf has he played during this time? Then we have all of the concerts and other "important" things that he has done. Has obama ever heard of another dictator named Nero? We all know what happened to him.

    June 15, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  5. Norbert Galvan

    Mr. Roberts. Can you tell me, When BP started drilling in the gulf? And, What ties if any do the Bushes' have with BP?

    June 15, 2010 at 9:29 am |