Turns out, it wasn't the prez. It was the gov. Governor Chet Culver made the early appearance on Todd's show. Todd asked him why his poll numbers are worse than the prez's and other Democrats:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
President Leaves, Culver on Chuck Todd's Show
We heard rumors President Obama would stop by Java Joe's in downtown Des Moines before he flew out of town. NBC's Political Director Chuck Todd was supposed to be interviewing someone on his MSNBC show. We were making plans at the station of how to get a crew out to the coffee shop EARLY Wednesday morning. We already had a crew taking care of the prez's departure at the airport. And I was getting back late last night from the prez event in Ottumwa. So I must say, I wasn't jumping up and down at the chance to get a short night's sleep to go stake out the prez.