Via The Hill:
President Obama’s campaign team argued Monday that Mitt Romney will need to prove that his overseas trip isn’t “one long photo op and fundraising tour” by offering a substantive foreign policy platform during his travels to the United Kingdom, Israel, and Poland.
“He’ll need to prove to the American people that he sees foreign policy issues as worthy of substantive discussion rather than just generality and soundbites in this campaign,” said campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs. “It’s widely accepted that President Obama has an exceptionally strong record on national security issues, and I think quite frankly Mitt Romney is having a tough time making an argument against the president of the United States on these issues.”
Gibbs went on to detail the itinerary of President Obama’s foreign trip as a candidate in 2008, pointing out that then-Sen. Obama met with troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait and gave a number of extensive speeches and interviews to demonstrate his foreign policy bona fides. Romney does not currently have any plans to meet with American service members while abroad, and the Romney campaign has not advised whether they, like Obama did in 2008, will hold interviews with network news outlets.
Yesterday Obama was in Colorado for a photo op with the victims of the Batman movie theatre shooting, this was a stop over on his way to California for a fundraising tour.
11:25 am || Departs San Francisco
12:10 pm || Arrives Reno, Nevada
12:35 pm || Delivers remarks at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reno Sparks Convention Center
2:00 pm || Departs Reno
2:50 pm || Arrives Oakland, California
3:20 pm || Attends a fundraiser; The Scottish Rite Center
5:35 pm || Delivers remarks at a second fundraiser; private residence
7:55 pm || Speaks at a campaign event; The Fox Theater, Oakland
All times Pacific