Obama in Asheville, Part 2: President says he might retire here

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Obama in Asheville, Part 2: President says he might retire here

Yet another 12 Bones lunch for the leader of the free world.

Storified by · Wed, Feb 13 2013 09:53:47

I love how Obama starts his Asheville, NC visit speech by saying he’s stopping by http://www.12bones.com/menu.html when he’s done. HELL YES!Nick Lohr
President Obama speaking at Linamar in Asheville. http://pic.twitter.com/9tLbC1qvMatt Johnson
Nice! cc: @wxbrad RT @thezachbrady: Air Force One flys over @biltmore #avlpotus http://instagr.am/p/VrXAlBDqMK/Matt Johnson
In a move that didn’t surprise many in Asheville, the president suggested that he and his wife might retire to Asheville one day.
Obama says thinking of retiring to Asheville one day, and also eating lots of 12 Bones. Never felt so patriotic.Megan Shepherd
"I love Asheville," Obama says, adding that he and @FLOTUS may retire there. Do some hiking and fishing. Eat some BBQ.Amie Parnes
Lots of Obama references to his own retirement in this Asheville speech. Talks about getting a place there someday, needing interview tipsJeff Mason
I bet Obama will retire and live in Asheville. Buy the Grove Park Inn. Play golf. Hang out at the Peel.Matt Thielke
Obama tells Asheville, NC after "this whole presidency thing," he and Michelle talk about moving there http://politico.com/livestream2POLITICO Video
Pres Obama says he loves Asheville NC for two reasons: "No. 1 is the people and no. 2 is 12 Bones" barbecue jointSteve Holland
Obama said he love coming to Asheville!!!!!! That’s my president….WE ON THE MAP:)Crystal Rhymes
"@tyronia59: Obama travel""Ashes NC"" http://yfrog.com/h0iqkpspj"""Asheville North Carolina""Marlene Crawl
"Linamar came to Asheville to stay and grow their business." President Obama #strongmanufacturing http://pic.twitter.com/xgBjIqUlMayor Terry Bellamy
The presidential lunch: 12 Bones barbecue.
Dude at 12 bones RAD with ear mic and radio placing large to go order #avlobamaJohn Boyle
@AnswerManBoyle Are you taking notes on that large to go order? The people want to know what Obama will be eating.CITIZEN-TIMES.com
At 12 Bones west, worker followed by guy in suit with radio and camera man loads to go order to car.. #avlpotus http://pic.twitter.com/dQwHbchWThomson Meeks


Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Jonathan Wainscott June 9, 2014

    Gordon Smith is hyperventilating.

  2. carly February 25, 2013

    Pres. Obama is looking at the right place. Just noticed that Retirement and Good Living selected Asheville as one of its top retirement locations for 2013


  3. orulz February 15, 2013

    I take it as meaning that he wants to have a vacation home in the area.

  4. NFB February 14, 2013

    Actually he didn’t say anything specifically about retiring to Asheville. What he said was:

    “Michelle and I always talk about how after this whole presidency thing, we’re looking for a little spot to play a little golf, do a little hiking, fishing, barbecue.”

    That could just as easily mean a place to spend frequent vacation time. But, of course, because of Asheville’s obsession with being in the national spotlight, and our fixation on thinking we are the center of the universe, everyone jumps to the conclusion that he is talking about retiring here.

    1. Della February 14, 2013

      Well…thanks so much for your “sunny and upbeat” comment and corrections NFB. Don’t think you’ll want this opinion but I’m giving it anyway. Asheville has managed to make it into the “national spotlight” as you call it because it is a GREAT place to be. As for Asheville,thinking we are at the “center of the universe”, please speak for yourself ONLY. You do have a right to .your own opinion (negative as it is), but to assume you know the feelings of everyone here to be fixated, obsessed, and jumping to conclusions is…well shall we say…a little obsessed,fixated,and jumping to conclusions…. Hope you have a Valentines Day filled with MUCH LOVE…you sound like you could use it.


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