msnbc | October 27, 2012
>>> his weekly address emphasizing the progress made four years after the wall street crisis.
>> businesses have added more than 5 million new jobs, the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since i took office. home values are rising again. and our assembly lines are humming once more.
>> meantime, president obama says he wants to work with congressional republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts. two short months from now.
>>> so, also new this morning, we have president obama picking up another endorsement, though not unexpected. this one coming from the chicago tribune . mitt romney and paul ryan made a joint appearance last night in the battleground state of ohio .
>> not just picking a president for four years, we're picking what kind of country we're going to be. what kind of people we're going to be. what kind of country we're going to give to our kids.
>> we want real change . we want big change. and paul ryan and i are going to give it to the people of america with your help.
>> on the campaign trail today, mitt romney is holding three events in florida, with senator marco rubio , paul ryan 's bus tour is crisscrossing ohio . president obama visits new hampshire this afternoon. and vice president biden will attend a rally in lynchburg, virginia. let's get right to it. nbc's mike viqueira is joining us from the white house . good saturday morning to you.
>> hi, alex.
>> first before we get to this president's trip north. is tropical storm sandy affecting any of the white house plans?
>> it certainly is. you've heard this phrase, we're familiar with it, an abundance of caution. that's what you're seeing from some of the campaigns today. vice president biden was set to appear in virginia beach right along the coastline with his wife dr. jill biden and son beau biden . that event has been canceled. meanwhile michelle obama , the first lady, was due in new hampshire on tuesday. out of again abundance of caution they have canceled, postponed that event. mitt romney was due in virginia beach where joe biden was supposed to be today. they postponed that event. they've altered their schedules. they're going to be appearing elsewhere. you mention the fact that president obama , he's going forward with his trip to new hampshire today. he's also got a big trip set for monday appearing with bill clinton in youngstown, ohio . orlando, florida. and then lastly, northern virginia right here in river city . we'll see how that goes on monday what the weather looks like. we're expected to get the brunt of it as you just heard between monday and tuesday. meanwhile the president, as you mentioned, has been giving interviews, talking about that fiscal cliff. the quote of the day yesterday you had it on the super, he promises to wash john boehner 's car and walk mitch mcconnell 's dog. turns out mitch mcconnell doesn't have a dog, in order to get something done to avoid that fiscal cliff everyone is predicting economic catastrophe. meanwhile, an nbc affiliate out of denver talked about some of the themes that he's working on and hitting mitt romney with.
>> i fought for middle-class families in colorado and all across the country. that's the kind of president i think you want. and i'm looking forward to having the privilege of serving another four years. a lot of it is going to depend on colorado so i hope everybody takes advantage of early vote in colorado . you guys are always ahead of the curve when it comes to voting.
>> nine interviews yesterday, the president did. he was in washington, but he headed down to dnc. radio interviews with our friend michael smerconish and others around the country.
>> mike viqueira, get your track