“Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.” –abts
There are the 48 states plus Alaska and Hawaii, of course, but Obama may be referring to his plans to add seven more. Candidates: Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, splitting California into North and South… or Iraq.