Election 2012

Obama Begins Post-Convention Campaign Tour

Campaigning after another dismal job report


President Obama jetted out of Charlotte on Friday for a three-state campaign swing, hoping to capi­tal­ize on momentum from the Democratic convention, but he quickly faced new headwinds with the release of a dismal monthly jobs report.

Just 14 hours after wrapping up his nomination acceptance speech, Obama appeared at a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., along with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Biden's wife, Jill. It marked the first time all four have been together on the campaign trail this year.