206 Responses to “Deep breaths everyone, stay calm-ish”


  1. 1 Lorraine
    July 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I’m first

  2. 12 sherijr
    July 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    LOL Chips.. you never fail to crack me up :)

    • 13 sabreen60
      July 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Your time stamp is the same so Congrats, too.

    • July 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      Sherijr, I’ve completely cracked up tonight …… waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much loveliness, I’m struggling to cope :???:

    • 22 HZ
      July 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      I love it that the TOD Family enjoys the fun and love between our POTUS and FLOTUS. Did you all see Malia telling them when to start the kiss. They are all so cute. Best president and vice president ever!!!

      • 23 nathkatun7
        July 17, 2012 at 12:25 am

        Totally agree with you HZ! This is one fun place to come to. I just love the way people on this site, especially the ladies, are not afraid to act human and enjoy themselves beyond politics. POTUS and FLOTUS are such fun loving people too. The same is true of VP Biden and Dr. Biden. It seems like Malia was the instigator for that kiss. She probably dared her parents to do it. From the way she looked at the monitor she was loving every moment of it. By the way, HZ, I hope all is well with you and you’re feeling much better.

  3. 24 lamh35
    July 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    ugh, my mom doesn’t have cable. thx chips

  4. 27 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Oh wow

  5. 28 yardarm756
    July 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    He can do that. He’s got papers.

  6. July 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Great. Now I can’t go to sleep because of that video.

  7. July 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Crap! The one time I’m around for a new thread, and I missed out on first! Congrats, Lorraine, and I’ll settle for silver.

  8. 36 lola
    July 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    if you look at the pictures in the posts below it looks like malia has a iphone with a pink cover. i didn’t comment in that post because it has over 300 comments so i put it here

  9. 47 Me4obama
    July 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Malia you naughty girl! Sooooooooo cute that Malia alerted them to kiss & boy, was PBO ready to kiss FLOTUS. Oh my, I need a cold shower & a drink.

    • 48 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      PBO seemed super happy all night. He was waiting for this moment! :)

    • 49 veryslowwriter
      July 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      You know I keep looking a Reggie and thinking about his old job as “Body Man” for the President. There’s just something about “body” in the same sentence as PBO….. OK, OK, to the showers.

  10. 50 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    How fucking stupid is Romney? Seriously. This dude expects the American people to buy this BS? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  11. 56 Me4obama
    July 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Ok I will watch one more time. Maybe 3 more or well ……

  12. July 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Papa Obama takes direction well from his very sharp teenaged daughter! Malia, you rock our World! :lol:

    • 58 HZ
      July 16, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Pamela, that was so cute of Malia. The young ladies are growing up right in front of our very own eyes. What a joy to see them having fun with their parents. HZ

  13. 59 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Damn – “Kiss-cam” is still trending on Twitter.

  14. 60 sabreen60
    July 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I miss not seeing Reggie Love.

  15. 62 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…LAWD..this is TOO FUNNY!!!

  16. July 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I just love how Joe Biden is enjoying the heck out of this whole evening! Good for them, and God Bless All of Them that they can set it all aside and immerse themselves in some healthy, honest, soul-lifting fun! We are all so very blessed to be alive in these times!

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      July 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Pamela, I think it’s because they’re all healthy, honest, and have souls, eh?

    • 71 LunarSea
      July 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      I can’t remember seeing such a cohesive presidential team in all my years. Love me some Uncle Joe! they really do compliment each other.

    • 72 nathkatun7
      July 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

      Joe Biden is one of the most authentic, down to earth, people holding public office. There is no pretentious bone in his body. He just doesn’t mind enjoying himself when ever he gets a chance. It’s as if he says: “F***k the cameras I am here to enjoy myself.” The same is true of President Obama. They both take their jobs seriously but they don’t take themselves so seriously that they miss out on having a good time whenever they can. It makes me feel good to know that we have such a healthy POTUS and VPOTUS leading our country.

  17. 73 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I tweeted this as my contribution to the hashtag that was on twitter today about Mitt Romney and holy smokes! because it got RT’d a lot, it’s brought out the wingnuts. They’re mad that I would dare point out that Bain was about wealth creation not job creation. They are mad as hell. It makes me chuckle because it’s another sign that the Bain ads and topics Obama 2012 have brought up are really resonating with voters and that makes the wingnuts desperate. :lol:

    • 74 LunarSea
      July 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

      Bullies don’t like to have their realities (non-sensibilities) questioned. It makes them scared and when they’re scared they lash out. Brats

    • 75 majiir
      July 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

      I got a lot of attention from the wingnuts on Twitter this evening, too, ut, when I tweeted to Lawrence O’Donnell that PBO graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law and received higher honors than Romney. It was in response to Limbaugh saying that Romney should say that while he was out creating jobs, PBO was at Columbia smoking dope and drinking 40s or some such mess like that. Wingnuts were asking if PBO graduated and where I’d read it. they refused to believe that PBO was a better law student than Romney. It never ceases to amaze me how they will get behind a politician and know nothing about him/her except they like they way the pol looks/speaks. Another wingnut gave provided a link to a vile site attacking Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, using anti-semitism. He claimed Palin was smarter than DWS. In what universe does he live, I wondered.

    • 78 nathkatun7
      July 17, 2012 at 12:56 am

      “Bain Capital was about wealth creation not job creation.”

      UT! Your tweet clearly states the absolute TRUTH! The MSM have failed to educate people about what’s true and what’s false.

  18. July 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I’ve added a few more photos to the post, as calmly as I could. I’ll talk to you after I finish with my -236 degree shower.

  19. 80 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Mitt Romney-Helmed Olympics Outsourced Uniforms To Burma (Myanmar)

    ————————————————

    For Romney, the 2002 Olympics anecdote represents another instance of outsourcing under his stewardship, as President Barack Obama’s reelection team continues to assail him for shipping jobs overseas while at private equity firm Bain Capital. It also exposes an embarrassing oversight in allowing the uniforms to be manufactured in Burma, which until just last year was controlled by a brutal military regime.

    According to reports in 2002, the decision to outsource the torchbearer uniforms to Burma caused an uproar among human rights advocates and trade groups. It prompted the head of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to write a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), stating that “No responsible organization or body should make use of products originating in Burma.”

    ———————————————-

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014168196

    Note: Karen Finney just talked about this on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.

  20. 81 ChristiMTL
    July 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    The first couple is just too adorable for words!!!

  21. 82 ChristiMTL
    July 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm
  22. July 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I raise a Manhattan to Barack Hussein Obama and the love of his life, Michelle. Stanley Ann is smiling right now.

  23. 88 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  24. 90 Eveingeorgia
    July 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I’m still laughing from the last thread.

    Between the shower and the car- wash, I have just set off the alarm, dogs barking next door….the old lady has finally lost it?

    Everybody, go to bed now, my laugh muscles can’t take anymore.

  25. 91 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Mitt Romney and backers use ‘day-to-day’ to reshape questions about Bain

    By Callum Borchers, Globe Correspondent

    —————————————————

    In knocking down the straw man he erected, Rove compared Romney to the late Apple chief executive Steve Jobs.

    “When Steve Jobs was the CEO of Apple and took a leave of absence for medical reasons, nobody continues to say, ‘Well, you’re the guy who’s making the day-to-day decisions,’ ” Rove said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Romney was busy running the Olympics.”

    Rove noted correctly that like Jobs, Romney stepped away from the day-to-day decisions of his company.

    The questions now are coming from people who suspect Romney’s leave of absence resembled that of Jobs, who continued to participate in major Apple moments, such as the release of the iPad 2 and the company’s Mac Lion operating system.

    ————————————————

    http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/07/16/mitt-romney-and-backers-use-day-day-reshape-questions-about-bain/1eFGBl8dO9uOZvjXyViomM/story.html

  26. 92 isonprize
    July 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I . just. HAD. to. post. this….

  27. July 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Sorry to be non kissy :)
    thought this was interesting

  28. 97 amk for obama
    July 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    What’s all the noise? What’s going on here ? …Oh ?… Ok gals, back to our rooms…. AND STAY THERE

    • 98 isonprize
      July 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      amk? Don’t even TRY it. Not tonight. don’t even try it…. :lol: :roll: :lol:

      • July 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        Jeez Isonprize, you MUST know when you tell amk to not ‘try it’, it’s utterly inevitable that he will. He’s that kind of cheeky, rebellious divil.

        • 100 isonprize
          July 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm

          Yeah, Chica, but SOMEBODY’S got to push back for the ladies. We are having too much fun this evening!!

          Did you see where the R-money crew “forgot” to get permission to use “I’m so in love with you” in an ad? It’s pulled from Youtube. Less than 24 hours. SHeeeesh. What a bunch of whistleheads.. :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll:

      • 103 LunarSea
        July 17, 2012 at 12:02 am

        He wants the FLOTUS kiss all to himself. Gotta share AMK

    • July 16, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      Amk, there’s a whole lotta shaking going on, and that’s just my fingers as I post these pics and videos. Severely struggling to breathe here.

      • 105 amk for obama
        July 17, 2012 at 4:01 am

        Yeah, I could see the video was kinda shaky. OTOH, it could be the train I was in.

        So Kiss Cam thingy is a regular feature in NBA games ?

    • July 16, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Waddle N crump, back on the train with you, massah! We are OUT of it, and we are ON FIRE! Did I mention loving this lovely evening! Our Chipsticks may never be the same after tonight! :) :)

  29. July 16, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Colbert has me LOL re. the Starbucks at the funeral home, a for real deal.

  30. 129 xtine
    July 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    What great pics! Thanks, Chips! I just love them all. Was Reggie the seat warmer for FLOTUS? Oh, & Malia was sitting next to VPOTUS? I wanted to gate crash that fun!

  31. 130 Claire
    July 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Love Colbert. He always makes me laugh.

  32. 131 Dudette
    July 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I think the estrogen cloud that I’m releasing from watch POTUS and FLOTUS smooch made me say this on the previous thread. :-)

    ——————————————-
    “Okay, I know Van Jones can be iffy (today he’s on the upswing on the Ed Show), but good-googly-moogly that dayum man is FINE!!

    He’s so pretty, it sends me into my ugly face exclaiming how pretty he is! Wow! I think I did see a star sparkle on the upper right corner of his teeth when he smiled this evening! [Do I hear music playing?]

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/#48203597

    Oh, somebody help me snap out of it! Slap me now!!”

  33. July 17, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Have decided this is, without doubt, a thread worth acknowledging, smiling, and move’n on!!!! I am so depressed I did not establish a naughty mat factory in the US of A … the thousands I’d now have employed …. :D :D :D

  34. 139 LunarSea
    July 17, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Okay gotta watch one more time, then off to bed for me.

  35. 140 LunarSea
    July 17, 2012 at 12:11 am

    This one’s for amk:

    A test was given to a class with the usual ratio of males to females. Words were written on the board and the students were to add correct punctuation. The words were:

    woman with out her man is nothing

    Males wrote: Woman without her man, is nothing.

    Females wrote: Woman. Without her, man is nothing.

    Nite all

    • 141 desertflower
      July 17, 2012 at 12:33 am

      :) Love that, LunarSea

    • 142 nathkatun7
      July 17, 2012 at 1:49 am

      Well, LunarSea as much as I hate to admit it, because I am a man, I think the females had it right. Just imagine how boring and uneventful life would be if Eve hadn’t tempted Adam to taste the forbidden fruit.

    • 143 amk for obama
      July 17, 2012 at 3:05 am

      Behind every successful man, there is a woman.

      /
      /
      /
      /

      Telling him how he is always wrong.

  36. 144 Dudette
    July 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

    This music is so beautiful is feels like the theme song for today. Good note end the day on. Good night everyone!

  37. 145 4morefor44
    July 17, 2012 at 12:17 am

    haven’t been online much recently, just a quick drop in here and there so not sure if this is common knowledge, but just saw this video and it blew me away:

    we’ve got to make mittbot so odious to republicans that we dominate the down ticket races too, by making republican voters simply stay home. at this rate, i like our chances!!

    • 146 0388jojothecat
      July 17, 2012 at 12:46 am

      Ouuuuuuch……and it’s only MID-JULY!

    • 147 Smoothscotch
      July 17, 2012 at 12:52 am

      Wow, what a piece of work Robney is, hope this goes viral.

      Have to get some sleep, goodnight and thx for the video.

      • 148 4morefor44
        July 17, 2012 at 1:00 am

        odd how this was put up last march, and I don’t remember hearing about it. shows how much the media is covering for this guy, and yes, hope it goes viral too. can only imagine how much stuff team obama has waiting to release at opportune times until november. forward!!!

    • 149 susanne
      July 17, 2012 at 1:04 am

      yikes! youtube notes over 25k views of this clip in the past 3 months–can we make that number go up??!!

    • 151 Lockewasright
      July 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

      This really is it. I am confident that the president can beat Mitt, but what we need is to demoralize the GOP base so they don’t show up in numbers that will threaten the Senate or maintain the House. They need to feel as if 2016 is pointless for them. It needs to be commonly accepted fact that the conservative movement is OVER.

  38. 152 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    July 17, 2012 at 12:21 am

    The first couple are so darn cute!

  39. 153 anniebella
    July 17, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Good night to all.

  40. 154 desertflower
    July 17, 2012 at 12:29 am

    My goodness..my, my my. Here I am, working the phones like nobody’s business…FOR OUR PRESIDENT…(who did a fiiiiiiiiiiiine job with that kiss!) and you guys are killing it here! Laughing, joking, being funny as hell….and I have to come home and only read about it! You guys are all in bed now after your cold showers and drinks and naughty mats, naughty rugs…padded rooms! I missed all the FUN! (Though I must say, I did talk to some really cool people tonight while I was calling for OFA…Dems are so much nicer. Sorry, they just are)
    Head’ up! Tomorrow morning I’m doing voter reg…don’t have too much fun until I get back…OK? No telling what kind of shit pile Willard will step in tomorrow…today was copyright infringement day. What IS it with these guys? Rules don’t apply to them? !!
    Chips…you have a fine home here!! Word’s getting out..we’re the place to be for everything PBO and sanity in the midst of insanity…xoxoxox

  41. July 17, 2012 at 12:33 am

    This is the best version so far:

    • 156 itgurl_29
      July 17, 2012 at 12:39 am

      OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 157 0388jojothecat
      July 17, 2012 at 12:43 am

      Hey BWD! It’s been a long time no hear girlfriend……Thanks, this is sooooooo cute. The whole crowd erupts. On this note…………

      Good Nite TOD’er and TOAITR’ers

    • 158 theo67
      July 17, 2012 at 3:58 am

      I think Malia’s little squeal (with her perfect teeth) of “Now! Go for it, Dad” is the almost the best part of the video. The whole gang is awesome!

    • 159 anniebella
      July 17, 2012 at 5:26 am

      The fact that Malia encourage them to go for it shows that she is not embarrass by her parents affection, she is used too it. Most teenagers would have been telling their parents no, no, no, don’t do that please don’t embarrass me before all my friends and the world. I think it’s kind of sweet that she is not embarrass by her parents doing something like this.

      • 160 mb32
        July 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

        I mentioned on a earlier thread that there is a video from a few years ago where Malia says she likes to see her parents kiss. The interview was shot at their Chicago home. I can’t remember if it was during the 08 campaign or his run for senate. I think its the one where PBO says that he likes to put spicy mustard in his tuna.

    • 161 lovingandlaughing
      July 17, 2012 at 5:35 am

      Thanks BWD!

  42. 162 Smoothscotch
    July 17, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Chips, thank you and good night everyone.

  43. 163 desertflower
    July 17, 2012 at 1:00 am

    LMAO! A friend of mine just sent me some hilarious bumper stickers:) Just a taste….

    If Liberals Hated America, We’d Vote Republican

    When the Rapture Comes, Can I Have Your Car?

    Tea Party? White Whine Party Is More Like It

    2012:(with Obama logo) My President KIlled Osama Bin Ladin. How About Yours?

    Palin/ Beck 2012…It’s A No Brainer

    The Republican Party. Our Bridge to the 11th Century

    I’d Vote For A Republican But I’m Allergic to Nuts

    Honk If My Taxes Support Your Whiny Teabaggy Ass

    I Love Sanity

    Tea…It’s the New Kool Aid

    Teabaggers Gave America A Boehner

    Proud To Be Everything the Right Wing Hates

    Don’t Want Government? Move to Somalia

  44. 164 majiir
    July 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Mitt Romney is one vile dude. At an upscale country club in Jackson, Mississippi tonight, he pointed to the waiters and told them that PBO had “let them down.” Something tells me that in a place like Jackson, Mississippi, these waiters were most likely POC. Romney picked one of the most racist states in the Union to play his latest race card. Snake.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57473489-503544/romney-says-waiters-at-fundraiser-arent-having-a-good-year/

    • July 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

      This out of touch idiot does not even try to hide his disdain for poor people.

    • 166 anniebella
      July 17, 2012 at 5:15 am

      majiir, And what has John Boehner, Eric Canter, Mitch McConnell, and all the obstruction Republicans done for that waiter or any other American except for rich ones.. if anyone had listen to Mitt Romney there would be no American Auto Industry.

      • 167 Ladyhawke
        July 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

        WHAT DID REPUBLICANS DO FOR WAITERS AND WAITRESSES?

        Tell it anniebella. Your comment needs to be a tweet. This is par for the course with the Republicans and Mitt Romney. They never take responsibility for their actions. We have divided government. Both parties are responsible for governing. It infuriates me when the GOP and many in the media hammer President Obama for everything that’s wrong as if he is the only one responsible. The feckless media has been letting the Republicans off the hook from day one. And the Republicans from day one have been hostage taking, obstructing, delaying, filibustering, and sabotaging everything President Obama has tried to do.

  45. 168 lisalovesobama
    July 17, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Why is the Firms ad coming on at 1pm on TV Land? It happened last night too. My tv’s been on tv land since 12pm and this is the first time I’ve seen it tonight. You don’t figure there’s something hinky going on do you?

  46. 170 desertflower
    July 17, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Hey! You think! http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/pew-public-believes-obamas-tax-increase-on-high

    Pew: Public Believes Tax Increase On High Earners Would Help The Economy, Improve Fairness

  47. July 17, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Can’t remember the last time we had a Pres and Veep who got along as well as Obama & Biden. Both seem to have a great deal of respect for one another and there is little doubt a friendship has grown out of all of this – even if, at times, Biden might stray from message!

  48. July 17, 2012 at 3:07 am

    What great pics today. love when the president is on the road and campaigning. He is fire and ice. passion and policy. Brought tears to my eyes to hear his speech today. He was awesome.

  49. 173 4morefor44
    July 17, 2012 at 3:27 am

    it’s kind of funny to see the secret service guy in the “kiss-cam” video being all serious right behind them. he’s trying so hard not to smile. a pro.

  50. 174 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Okay guyz (= galz here). Serious question.

    Does the campaign have more stuff on mittbot other than bain, the pain and the tax-returns, the bomb ? I want the stupid, balloon-boy msm chasing the new shining object every other week, before the O team lowers the boom on the mittbot a week before the election.

    • 175 LOL
      July 17, 2012 at 7:07 am

      Yes, I hate to link/ or excerpt anything from Mark Halperin…but this is what he posted this morning

      Pause for two beats and pay “Prizzi’s Honor”-style homage to the ruthless killing machine that is the combined White House-Chicago operation.

      They have parceled out their opposition research in a manner both strategic and tactical, selecting specific news organizations at times of their choosing to maximize the drip-drip-drip of the twin stories. They have used left-leaning Web outfits as recipients of over-the-transom gifts as effectively (cumulatively) as the Romney campaign uses Drudge. And they have seen the Boston Globe use its credibility to drive a ton of news.

      The Obamans have dominated numerous consecutive news cycles since the last unemployment numbers came out. And there is more to come for sure. The Gang of 500 is confident it is just a matter of time before Romney relents and puts out additional years of tax returns, an eventuality that the Obama campaign will drag out for days. When some said that the Bain issue was burning out through its use by Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and others in the nomination fight, Chicago was quietly confident the matter could be easily revived with new information and heavy advertising — and Chicago was right. And, make no mistake, the Obamans are sitting on even more research that they will unfurl down the road.

      From the President, to Joe Biden, to senior White House aides, to the entire re-elect operation — there has been impressive coordination on every one of their Bain-tax return hits, and there’s no reason to think that that teamwork will stop.

      Romney still hasn’t answered all the Bain questions (despite Boston pretending otherwise) and he still hasn’t satisfied the call (including from some Republicans) for his tax returns. For now, without a doubt, Romney is losing on two fronts: the politico-media dialogue is not focused on the Obama economic record and Romney is being defined by the opposition.

      But Romney has not collapsed in the polls by any means, and the President remains short of the magical 50% in most surveys. Maybe Romney’s foreign trip, VP selection, and convention will organically turn the page for him in time. But there are a lot of nervous Republicans outside the campaign who don’t think that’s true. And most of those nervous Republicans would be even more nervous if they knew what Chicago was still, patiently, sitting on.

      Read more: http://thepage.time.com/#ixzz20sRA5M49

  51. 178 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Ok, df, defend your crazy state.

  52. 179 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 4:22 am

  53. 180 FiredUpInCA
    July 17, 2012 at 5:08 am

  54. July 17, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Now that everyone has calmed down, on to the important question: Who won ?

  55. July 17, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Veepstakes, Veepstakes, Veepstakes, Veepstakes, Veepstakes, Veepstakes, and Verpstakes…
    Who gives Shit! Now, this is boring, so they are talking to each other in the Beltway again!
    This is why their ratings are way down, they only talk amongst themselves and not the viewers!

  56. July 17, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Cook: Romney letting Obama define him
    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 7/17/12 6:50 AM EDT
    Political prognosticator Charlie Cook, last seen accurately foreseeing doom and destruction for House Democrats, joins the chorus of analysts warning that Mitt Romney is losing control of the 2012 race:

    Taken together, this ought to be a steep uphill fight for Obama. Voters seem perfectly open to the option of firing the president, but the Obama camp has given voters—specifically in swing states where wall-to-wall advertising is running—reason to hesitate about hiring Romney. Puzzlingly, the Romney campaign has offered very little to build up its candidate as a real human being, someone of character who’s worthy of being entrusted with the Oval Office.

    The strategic decision by the Romney campaign not to define him personally—not to inoculate him from inevitable attacks—seems a perverse one. Given his campaign’s ample financial resources, the decision not to run biographical or testimonial ads, in effect to do nothing to establish him as a three-dimensional person, has left him open to the inevitable attacks for his work at Bain Capital, on outsourcing, and on his investments. It’s all rather inexplicable. Aside from a single spot aired in the spring by the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future, not one personal positive ad has been aired on Romney’s behalf. The view that any day or dollar spent on talking about anything other than the economy is a waste has been taken to such an extreme that Romney has no positive definition other than that of being a rich, successful, and presumably smart businessman. People see and feel the reasons for firing Obama every day in the economic statistics and the struggle that so many Americans face daily. The Romney campaign seems focused on reinforcing a message that hardly needs reinforcing, while ignoring a clear and immediate danger to its own candidate’s electability.

    Charlie Cook said this??? Go figure?

    • July 17, 2012 at 7:06 am

      One thing Cook dies not mention is that a lot if People do not blame this President fir the Economy. It’s complicated, I think voters get that. In Cooks beltway world…

  57. 190 LOL
    July 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    New ad from the team

  58. July 17, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Stephanie cutter coming right up!

    • 195 Bill
      July 17, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Morning Joe is quoting Wolf Blitzer as an expert on Willard’s retroactive retirement. Can things become any crazier?

  59. July 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Stephanie Cutter . . : “It doesn’t take 3 years to change the top of the letterhead.”

    • July 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

      She is awesome! Now, I know why she used the word felony! To get more attention from the press.
      She did not back down, wording it as a possible criminal offense!

      • 198 Bill
        July 17, 2012 at 7:54 am

        It is absurd she was ever questioned about using the word “felony”. She simply said if he lied on SEC filings it was a federal crime. It was a reasonable hypothetical.

    • 199 anniebella
      July 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Plus it showed that Mitt was getting paid 100,000 dollars or more, for what if he wasn’t in charge anymore.

  60. July 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

  61. 201 lovingandlaughing
    July 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I am so sorry I missed this fun “kiss cam” post last night. I love the direction from Chips tat we keep “calmish!” Too funny! Malia looks so gorgeous! How delightful to see her enjoying the evening and being with her parents.

  62. July 17, 2012 at 8:05 am

  63. 205 FireFly
    July 17, 2012 at 10:26 am

    OMG I CAN’T STAND IT!! I LOVE THEM, I LOVE THEM, I LOVE THEM!!! I AM IN LOVE WITH THAT ENTIRE FAMILY!!!!!

  64. 206 # 1 obama fan
    July 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hot Damn..thts sexy !!


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