117 Responses to “A Breathtaking Week….”


  1. 1 vitaminlover
    September 7, 2012 at 1:08 am

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

    • 2 Tally
      September 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Grats vitaminlover! WHAT A NIGHT!!!

    • 5 nathkatun7
      September 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

      Bravo Vitaminlover for being #1 I’ve never, ever, gotten this close to #1. Thank you so much Chipsticks for all you’ve done to keep us tuned in to this incredible week! You are absolutely right Chips for calling these past three days “Breathtaking.” This is by far one of the best political conventions in my life time. America is so blessed to have this team of President Obama, Vice-President Biden and their spouses leading them. Now it’s time for all of us to go to work to make sure they are re-elected.

  2. 7 Tally
    September 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    DAMMIT – I’m always posting on an old thread. wah.

  3. September 7, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Many, many thanks to Chips for another great hosting of POTUS and all of us on this historic night.

    • September 7, 2012 at 1:15 am

      My complete, total and absolute pleasure Meta – oooooooooooh, what a week! Thank you for keeping me company ;-)

      • 11 thoughtful3
        September 7, 2012 at 2:30 am

        Thank you so much for all the posts this week. I wasn’t able to watch live due to schedule, so I express my sincere and profound gratitude for all that you do and for everyone here. Still have chills from all the speeches, but I must say what touched me the most was Pres. Obama’s quoting Lincoln about being driven to his knees. It was so real, so heartfelt, so spiritual–brought tears to my eyes thinking about the enormous and incredible weight upon this man and about how, every now and then, we get a glimpse of the depth of his character. Will we ever, as a country, understand how blessed we are?

        • 12 susanne
          September 7, 2012 at 4:25 am

          amen, thoughtful3! i had to be out today, and what a relief and a delight to find our dear chips had posted the speeches here! we’re blessed that you’re doing this work, chips, and we’re blessed to have each other, to share all this with.

          most of all, of course, we’re so amazingly blessed to have this great president to re-elect and serve! the line from lincoln will stay with me a very long time, and i hope pbo knows how honored we are that he has shared so much of himself with us all.

        • 13 a4alice
          September 7, 2012 at 7:54 am

          I agree thoughtful. when he said that everyone at my watch party got very quiet and I think we all took a moment to contain ourselves. it was very real – yes. I think everyone must’ve taken their moment to say a little prayer for this man – I know I did.

    • 14 Rita
      September 7, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Yes, Chips, I want to add my thanks and gratitude. You have been just spectacular! What an absolutely wonderful community you have created. God Bless!

  4. September 7, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I’m going to stay up as long as my Manhattans allow me. Thank goodness that I’m off tomorrow.

  5. September 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Thank you, Dear Chips, and one of the best comments of the entire spectacular DNC ….

  6. 17 lisalovesobama
    September 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Rewatching PBO on MSNBFOX.

    • 18 Zekke LyDonna
      September 7, 2012 at 3:36 am

      Me too. Initially, I watched C-span (no interruptions). Now I’m watching MSNBC to hear analysis. MSNBC has had the best coverage. Fox-no comment. CNN-Shitty. Current-pretty good, didn’t really like the split screen for viewing, but I only watched for the commentary. Reading tweets was kind of interesting.

      Jennifer Granholm was on fire. Great Speech. Awesome tag line. He gave his cars a garage, and gave the workers the shaft.

      I have had a headache each night after Convention coverage–From shouting and crying. I have enjoyed this Convention so much. Even more than 2008. I didn’t think that would be possible. In fact, more is at stake now, than in 2008.

      I don’t care what people say about being ‘cautious’ in our optimism. We will win in a landslide which will sweep Teabaggers out, and Democrats in. PBO will have a mandate and a Congress that will work with him and pass his policies.

  7. 21 amk for obama
    September 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

    So anything interesting happened this week?

    • September 7, 2012 at 1:25 am

      HEY, where ya been? We’re just winding down from an EPIC evening with our best POTUS. Have a glass of Malbec and catching up on twitter stuff, texts, emails and TODville.

  8. September 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Carried over from bottom of last thread:

    A highlight for me was PBO’s quote from Lincoln and it reminds me of this eloquent essay he wrote in July 2005:

    What I See in Lincoln’s Eyes

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1077287,00.html

  9. 24 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Surest way to get a new thread is for me to post! From the end of the last…

    Good evening TOD! Just home from the community watch party. Great crowd, great enthusiasm. Mix of folks from my town (pop. <2,800) and folks that found event on barackobama.com! Here are a few pics! Now to catch up here…

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=3623634069579&set=a.3623617229158.2129428.1235803009&type=1&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=3623643269809&set=a.3623643069804.2129430.1235803009&type=1&theater

    • 25 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      September 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Hi Alycee,
      Just letting you know the FB page you linked seems to be private. We can’t view the photos.

  10. September 7, 2012 at 1:30 am

    And, now, back to this issue …

    Yes We Will Not Be Distracted

  11. 29 4morefor44
    September 7, 2012 at 1:36 am

    prepare yourself for tomorrow and the next few days. one of the best and most positive political conventions of all time just happened, so naturally what will “the news” be showing now? well, a drop in the ratings for president obama of course!! jeffersonobama on twitter has been saying for the last few days he can’t find a single new poll during the democratic convention and it’s safe to guess that’s because democrats are getting a good bounce, so they must keep it from the general public. they are right now literally trying to figure out how to make the numbers showsthat polls will stay even or go down for president obama after this flawless and inspirational democratic convention. logic plays no role. it’s pure republican propaganda in what is called “the news.” you heard it here first.

  12. 30 LDS
    September 7, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Okay. I cannot sleep. When that happens my mind wanders….the only thing that can top these three days is President Obama and Michele dances to .”Let’s Stay Together” while Rev. Al Green sings at the Inauguaration.

    Then, I will take my position on my favorite bench in Central Park (across from the lake, of course, on the 5th Avenue side) feed the pigeons, watch the children, smile as the sun warms my face. Put on my best New York “I dare you look” if anyone tries to bother me.
    I will be done…..until it is time to vote again, of course.

    • 31 goldendreamer
      September 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      “…the only thing that can top these three days is President Obama and Michele dances to .”Let’s Stay Together” while Rev. Al Green sings at the Inauguaration.”

      Or better yet, a President Obama/Al Green duet of “Let’s Stay Together” at the Inauguration.

  13. 32 sabreen60
    September 7, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Darling Chips. What can I say? Whenever I feel a little down, I come here and my spirits are lifted thanks to you and the wonderful TOD family. Of course, this week I’ve been flying high. Thank so much for all you do.

  14. 33 ourmanflint
    September 7, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Oh Chips…… Good heavens, how am I ever going to get some sleep????? Thank you for the fresh, spontaneous coverage of the DNC.

  15. 34 sabreen60
    September 7, 2012 at 1:52 am

  16. 35 Niliathiel
    September 7, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Aaand again I´m late.
    But by the looks of it I have something awesome to watch when coming back from school later. :)

  17. 36 1jam4pbo
    September 7, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Thanks Miss Chips for the most beautiful pictures at my favourite home away from home.I am grateful for all the work you do to create this wonderful place for so many of us. Sleep well.

  18. September 7, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Just so you all know what “The Choice” means for the future of America ….

    THE CHOICE: When 16 Year-Old Alyssa Douglas Calls For The President’s Assassination on Twitter

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/07/1128805/-THE-CHOICE-When-16-Year-Old-Alyssa-Douglas-Calls-For-The-President-s-Assassination-on-Twitter

    • September 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

    • 39 carla4obama
      September 7, 2012 at 2:41 am

      She needs help! Hate is taught…where did she learn this?

    • 40 anniebella
      September 7, 2012 at 4:53 am

      While I don’t think much of Mitt Romney, I do not wish for him to be assassinated.

    • 41 pinkbunny92
      September 7, 2012 at 7:28 am

      I saw that piece of shit tweet last night, and immediately took a photo and tweeted it to the @USSecretService

      I had no idea though she was only 16. What a Freaking moron! She’s completely f’d up her life! No ONE is going to hire her, and certainly NO ONE would want to use her services, because if she has NO JUDGEMENT then she’s probably terrible at her job!

      Her parents certainly didn’t raise her right! What a stupid and dangerous act. And this bitch has already gained followers? Unreal!!!

  19. September 7, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Chips, thank you for an awesome evening. You rock!

  20. 44 Cha
    September 7, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Thank you so very Much, Chips, for the beautiflu pics of our Beautiful People. What an Awe Inspiring Week for our Country and the Planet!

  21. 45 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

  22. 47 carla4obama
    September 7, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Made the mistake of looking at Sully’s round up of Our President’s speech. I swear, I just don’t get it! What are they seeing/hearing that we here don’t?

  23. September 7, 2012 at 2:34 am

    A friend’s tweet :D :D

  24. 50 desertflower
    September 7, 2012 at 2:58 am

    night all…just reading and taking everything in…see you all tomorrow:)

  25. 52 FiredUpInCA
    September 7, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Ratings, polls, bounces are not up to the task to measure how this entire convention made me feel, from the delegates singing and dancing in their seats, to Gabby leading the pledge, to Michelle, Bill Clinton, Joe and the President plumbing deeper than ever before and speaking heart to heart. I am worn out in a good way.

    We have to win.

    http://www.tubechop.com/watch/522172

  26. September 7, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I have no idea what is wrong with pundits like Booman, Michael Tomasky & Kevin Drum. They all panned this speech. WTH? Who do they think Pres. Obama was talking to? Not them. This speech and the entire night was targeted to the Mid-West and white blue collar men in manufacturing. They would not responded well to a rah rah speech filled with Emoprog ponies. They bristle at mention of the deficit, natural gas, national security strength, and coal. What are they gonna do when Koch bros flatten their cherished wilderness?

    Sheesh Dems like to shoot ourselves in the foot!

    It was quite interesting that people who are NOT political junkies loved the speech. It expertly defused the “Obama is a Messiah” nonsense by placing credit for all accomplishments on us Americans.Bingo isn’t that who we want to focus on NOW?

    • 55 susanne
      September 7, 2012 at 3:35 am

      here’s a piece from a political journalists that views the speech as a part of the whole convention message, and the whole campaign. i think that’s valuable–because it’s not a ‘stand alone’ speech–just as pbo is not a stand-alone president.

      ‘ All in all, it was an address that was tightly integrated into the overall Convention message, and took advantage of his opportunity to play it a little safe given Romney’s poor performance and the boffo reception to Clinton’s and the First Lady’s speeches earlier. ‘

      http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_09/days_end_and_night_watch_120039725.php

    • 56 FiredUpInCA
      September 7, 2012 at 4:04 am

      You know what’s refreshing about the past 72 hours?

      We got to clearly see and hear that when it comes to getting out the Democratic vision and message, the President is not alone anymore.

      He didn’t have to carry the entire burden nearly alone as he did in through some of the toughest battles leading up to 2010 midterms where on top of dealing with disciplined obstruction from the opposition party and situational loyalty from his own party, there was the expectation that he was supposed to fly around the country shoring up candidates who did not have his back when he needed them.

      Thankfully, those days are over. Everyone–from the chair of the DNC, to the delegates dancing and singing in their seats, to the impassioned where-did-that-amazing-speech-come-from speakers–every Democrat with an understanding of what’s at stake, showed the world we have each other’s back.

      We have to beat Romney/Ryan, hold the Senate and win back the House. That it is our task. That is not the media’s or the pundits’ task.

      Convention bumps, TV ratings, judging and ranking the President’s speech will occupy the attention of the unserious media.

      We have a President to re-elect. We have a nation to re-build on a solid foundation. We have vows of citizenship to renew. All of that is more important than whatever distractions they’ll be chasing and creating between now and election day.

      • 57 susanne
        September 7, 2012 at 4:30 am

        so true–what an amazing line up of dems, night after night!

      • 58 57andfemale
        September 7, 2012 at 6:52 am

        You hit the nail on the head: for the first time, PBO did not have to carry the entire burden by himself. A diary at dKos made the point that Dem’s finally appeared to know the difference between loyalty and lock step.

        If the Dem’s had done their job, had their President’s back in 2010 like they did at this convention, we never would have lost the House.

        The MSM won’t tell the story, and because PBO did not ‘surprise’ as he has in the past (although I’d argue that the actual substance of his speech and approach signaled changed in strategy and message for which the R&R are not prepared). he didn’t need to surprise. he didn’t need to be the super hero that Dem’s always have to fall in love with in order to bother to vote. It was an entire party working together for a common good with full-throated loyalty and love for everything Democratic and progressive.

        And God damn it, leftie pundits should get that but it appears that getting a progressive pundit class that understand progress is still our task.

        The real story of this convention has to be disseminated by us: Our President is NOT alone and now has the support and loyalty of his entire party, he finally has a reliable bench of surrogates who understand the stakes and share the burden of messaging and effectiveness. Dem’s grew up and demonstrated that this week.

        Republicans look ridiculous — ‘internal discord’ because they made up some fairy tale about an Obama/Clinton problem that does not exist — Bill Clinton laid waste to their lies. And I’m sorry everyone expecting a new level of special effects from PBO was disappointed. My God, he shouldn’t have to be the only standard bearer.

      • 59 jackiegrumbacher
        September 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

        Beautifully stated, Fired up. We can’t be distracted by the fleas in the grass media. We have “a president to re-elect, a nation to re-build and vows of citizenship to renew.” Absolutely spot on.

      • September 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

        I love this comment – it did show that the President is not alone in carrying the Dem message, which is so important for the party to be able to survive after his second term. I still think Joe Biden deserves a chance to be President, if he wants it. He’s worked hard, and he gets it. there’s also a very strong bench for decades to come – that was obvious. People even applauded for Mitt Romney when he was described by the governor of Montana as a “good family man and loving father and husband” – and I couldn’t help but think that the generosity in that applause was built and nurtured by President Obama, when he taught people not to boo, but to vote. It starts at the top.

        I don’t know how any thinking, feeling person wouldn’t want to be a part of what we saw this week. it’s not just the President – it’s all of us.

    • 61 pinkbunny92
      September 7, 2012 at 7:37 am

      It’s because they are TOO CLOSE to the trees to see the Forest! They’re freaking morons! They like to view it through a lens that is NOT what the public hears!

      First of all the President is CONSISTENT!!! He doesn’t flip flop and he doesn’t waver from what are Fundamental strategies! That’s what makes him a GREAT PRESIDENT! Most leaders go from one thing to another, and that’s why they fail. THis President KNOWS what it takes and he stays the course (in a good way!) So of course a lot of the themes will be familiar and sound familiar. Repetition is key! to instilling ideas into people’s heads.

      Secondly, there were MANY GREAT oratical moments that brought me to tears, the Lincoln portion and especially the ending of his speech. Yet he mixed it and balanced it perfectly with punches at Romney – all with a smile!

      Thirdly, he gave key policies and approach, so people can’t say they were surprised. I hear some pundits complain that it sounded like a State of the Union Speech – well HOW THE HELL IS THE PRESIDENT SUPPOSED TO SAY WHAT HE’s GOING TO DO? He gave a roadmap for the future, and of course that’s very similar in objective to a SOTU. So days leading up to his speech, all the pundits were bitching that the President needed to tell the American people what he’s going to do, and when the President does just that, the Pundits complain about the speech. Typical MEDIA BULLSHIT!!!

      That speech was exactly what I needed to hear to know what the President has planned in his 2nd Administration, and I am FIRED UP AND READY TO GO!!!!

      P.S. On any given day, President Obama’s regular speeches will still outshine a MILLION TIMES OVER ANYONE ELSE!!!

      pps Media needs to STOP COMPARING Clinton’s and Pres Obama’s Speech! They sevred TWO DIFFERENT PURPOSES!

      Ok my ranting is done…carry on!

      #FORWARD

  27. 63 susanne
    September 7, 2012 at 4:36 am

    an important piece about john lewis’ speech, from charles pierce:

    ‘ There are some politicians — not many, but a very distinct few — who, when they talk to you about one specific issue, you listen politely, agree wholeheartedly, and move along to the next topic, thank you very much. For example, when John McCain tells you what’s wrong with torture, there seems to be very little point in arguing with him about it.

    (Although, it should be noted that, in 2008, while test-driving the utter obliviousness that he has ridden to this year’s Republican nomination, Willard Romney decided to argue with McCain about whether torture works. McCain looked at him as though Romney had sprouted another head.)

    The same dynamic prevails when Congressman John Lewis of Georgia talks to you about voting rights. Nobody knows more than he does about their value because nobody knows more than he does about what they’ve cost. He was beaten nearly to death in the struggle for them. John Lewis tells you something about voting rights and you say, yes, sir, and you shut the fk up. ‘

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/conventions-2012-12454702#ixzz25lri623V

  28. 64 Dudette
    September 7, 2012 at 4:46 am

    So much cool stuff happened today I need some time to process it all, but I wanted to tell you about our lunch. Sis and I made our way to the Epicentre around 2PM after trudging through the crowd on Tryon Street. Right after Michael Isikoff walked past us, Anderson Cooper came down the street (looked like he was leaving the CNN Grill) and headed toward the main arena building behind more damned fences. Of course a bunch of people recognized him and were following him, trying to get his attention. He was having none of it; appeared to be in a hurry. Next block, Alex Wagner (in a killer dress and sunglasses walks past us) . Sis was like “who?” I just said, girl never mind. I know who she is — you can’t miss the cheekbones. It was definitely her. She walked into what looked like a VIP door beside the CNN Grill. So we keep walking and “Bam”, there’s the MSNBC pavillion where (if you’ve been watching) they’re filming outside and people are waving and jumping trying to get in the picture.

    Lawrence O’Donnell was on stage. Normally, I would’ve been excited and stood around trying to get on TV myself, but my freakin’ feet hurt and I was out of breath, so I did my best “McKayla Mulroney is not impressed” impression and started looking for a sit down restaurant. It was so crowded it felt like the sea of humanity we were in formed a wave and washed us up toward the elevator behind the stage, so we just got on. We ended up going into the Wild Wing Cafe. Waited about 15 minutes for a table — as the hostess was about to seat us at a bar table, I noticed a booth by the back window was being cleaned off and asked if we could sit there instead. Certainly, she said. So we follow her over to the booth and plop down. I’m digging in my backpack for my phone as Sis is saying hello to the ladies in the booth behind us. I turn around to say hi too and “well I’ll be damned” — it’s one of my colleagues from work! Small freaking world! Neither of us knew the other was planning to come to Charlotte! [I'm so glad I didn't roll in there sloppy drunk or something! That woulda been "awkward" to say the least!] :-)

    Anyway, we/re all laughing and sharing stories about the road trip from Atlanta to Charlotte, when these 5 cute young teenage boys walk over to our side of the restaurant and break into song!! Guess what? It’s Limitless 5ive… the adorable young group from Orlando who were on YouTube singing their own rendition of “Let’s Do It Again” (their homage to President Obama’s impending re-election). I literally screamed, because I immediately recognized them! A bunch of other people in the restaurant recognized them from their You Tube video too. Remember them?

    Turns out they were in Charlotte performing all town. Here’s a link from their performance earlier in the week at the Google Lounge.

    How cool is that?

      • 66 susanne
        September 7, 2012 at 5:27 am

        so sweet to see their young faces and beautiful voices! thanks for the story-telling of your trip–i can just imagine your feet in that heat, but so glad you made the journey. sounds like the adventure was not all inside the convention hall.

        • 67 Dudette
          September 7, 2012 at 5:52 am

          Thanks susanne. You’re right. In fact, we got nowhere near the convention hall. You had to have special credentials (actual delegates, VIPs or media, I guess) to get beyond the fences that separated the huddled masses from the convention hall.

          Btw, while we were having lunch Thursday afternoon, a hard drenching rain came down (yes, accompanied by lightening) for about half an hour. That indeed would have been unpleasant for 65k people sitting on metal seats in a stadium. Weather in the evening, however: Hot and muggy, but not one drop of rain (at least not during our trek from the Epicentre to College St for the watch party and not after the President’s speech when we trekked back over to the Epicentre). The wings at Wild Wing were delicioso and the spinach cheese dip had me moaning, so why not go back to a good thing? :-)

          This time we did stand around waving trying to get in the picture behind Chris Matthews and Rev Al. Alas, a hunt through Thursday night videos on MSNBC reveals we were either just off camera or you can see a wee bit of Sis’ forehead and her hat, but only because we knew exactly where to look. Not even worth pointing it out to anyone. That was disappointing, especially since I implored her to call Mom & Dad (waking them up) to tell them we were gonna be on TV. Oh well, my bad.

          [Sis: "Could I be more of an ass? I can't believe you. I'm never listening to you again, bitch... (pause) But today was soooo much fun! Thanks for bringing me along, honey."]

    • 68 99ts
      September 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

      Dudette

      Thank you for all your stories – feet on the ground always have a great way of explaining things – hope you have had an absolute ball

  29. 69 PamfromCalif
    September 7, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Thank you Chips for an awesome coverage of the DNC Convention. Great speeches and an organized convention.

  30. 70 Dudette
    September 7, 2012 at 5:33 am

    A few other sightings of note this afternoon:

    After my colleague and her group left the restaurant, I came back ousidet to watch the MSNBC show. By this time, Rev Al was on stage (Martin Bashir had just left — saw him and Rev Al together as we sat eating. TVs in the restaurant were all set to MSNBC. Rev Al was stiring up the crowd during commercial breaks. You could tell he was having so much fun and the crowd clearly loves him. Wow, these people could scream loud. Totally great atmosphere. The happy, smiling, loud people put the smile back on my fast. This is soooo freakin’ cool!

    So we give our very sweet waitress an obscenely large tip – at least for me , cuz we kept the table so long. Originally we thought we’d just camp out there and watch the evening speeches from the restaurant. But then I got the email from the campaign, so “bump that”, we’re going to hang with the OFA folks around the corner. Sweet waitress hugs us for the tip, cuz her rent was due yesterday and she was short. [See how God uses you in ways you'd never expect?]

    Anyway, we’re ‘re walking along the 2nd floor of the pavillion trying to figure out how to get back out to the street without navigating through the bulk of the crowd. Sis stops at an ATM. While waiting for her, I lean on the balcony looking out over the crowd, when two ladies next to me are squealing. One of them thinks she sees Kweisi Mfume. I look down and yep, it’s him. Still as FINE AS EVER! That man always gave me fever! People were following him too. Some sharply dressed, expensively coiffed woman was walking beside him. We all felt so smart to have recognized him, when one of the ladies and I both squint at each other and, I’m not lying, at the exact same time we both utter these same words “Hmmm, you look familiar…. um, did you go to CAROLINA?” Laughter all around. Yep, we were classmates at Chapel Hill! Small freaking world AGAIN! Once again, I’m really glad I hadn’t been drinking. :-D

    So we chatted a bit. Checked the wristwatch. It’s 5:00. We’d better start to make our way over to the watch party venue. But first — let’s go hit the street vendors to buy some souvenirs. As we’re turn from the bottom of the stairwell, we run across the cool sand sculpture of President Obama that Cousin Henry “The Eighth” Healy tweeted about earlier this week:

    • 71 susanne
      September 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

      what a hoot! how wonderful there were so many folks you knew, from old friends to teevee faves. great party, dems!!

    • 72 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      September 7, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Dudette, thanks for the update! Disappointing as it was, PBO made the right call — safety first; that’s leadership! Glad you and Sis made lemonade out of the lemons!

    • 73 a4alice
      September 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Dudette! The telling of your adventure in Charlotte makes me feel like I’m there! What fun! Thanks so much – that’s so funny that you ran into all these ppl you knew!

    • September 7, 2012 at 6:41 am

      President Barack Obama leaves Charlotte and hits the campaign trail on Friday in New Hampshire and Iowa with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden.

      Obama will then split off from the group on Saturday and embark on a two-day bus tour of Florida.

      • 76 anniebella
        September 7, 2012 at 8:20 am

        Would be great if FLOTUS, Malia and Sasha could go with him to Florida, but maybe they will send FLOTUS else were. With her speech Tuesday night at the convention, people are going to want to see her even more.

  31. September 7, 2012 at 6:46 am

  32. 78 prettyfoot58
    September 7, 2012 at 7:06 am

    hellooooooooooooo and GM TOD…GM to the Magnificent Chipsssssssssss….

    what an awesome awesomeeeeee…….week..

    Chipssssssss…what an awesome job you did….simply amazing…so gladddddd to be here and part of the Throng…..YeeeeeeeeeeeHAAAAAA…..hahaha

    back to work this morning…but i had to take a moment to thank you and all of TOD…..it truly has been a remarkable experience…

    i peeped at Morning Joe….he tweeted last night comments that the PBO offered nothing…just as his candidate offer nothing…i think that will be the meme….i just laughed at pooooooooo JOE…

    but i am truly inspired to get out the vote…..

    have a truly Foooooooootabulous Day everyone….
    .
    Donate….Organize….and Donate again…

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Sheila59

  33. September 7, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I gotta do setup work, for The Presidents Rally on Saturday! I guess OFA needs help with logistics, happy to lend a hand. And, should be interesting, fun.

  34. September 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Just found out, Robney is going to Florida and Ohio, this weekend.
    Is he going to follow the President and Vice President, the rest of the way?
    What a loser!

  35. September 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I want to thank Chips for the work she did for us during the convention. This site was amazing as was everything else these past three days. We have to win. There is no alternative.

  36. September 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Well, where does Mark want the President to Campaign? British Colombia???

    • 87 amk for obama
      September 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

    • 88 dotster3
      September 7, 2012 at 7:41 am

      He’s been coming up with the weakest tweets yet. Just worthless. Right after Obama’s speech he tweeted about all the confetti that needed to be cleaned up——-as if there was nothing more important ——and just a waste of typing energy.

      • 89 forus50
        September 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

        I don’t see Snark Knoller anymore. Maybe Mark Knoller is acually Snark Knoller because these tweets of his are such a joke!

  37. September 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Oh No! That Jerk Charlie Cook is coming on, to tell us all, again, that the President is done and has no chance.
    Click!

  38. 91 forus50
    September 7, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Thanks Chipsticks for your AMAZING AMAZING work this past week. I was traveling to NYC so I barely had time to check in but did get to see the videotaped speeches and read some comments here thanks to you! #4MoreO’Bama!!!

  39. 93 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

  40. September 7, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Chipstick, you have done a wonderful job. Thank you so much.

  41. 96 Claire
    September 7, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Cillizza needs this in his column.

    Winners- DNC convention attendees. People were happy, jovial, optimistic and celebratory.

    Losers- RNC convention attendees. Unfortunately embracing bitterness and hatred made this event more of a funeral rather than a celebration of the candidate.

  42. September 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

  43. 99 a4alice
    September 7, 2012 at 8:23 am

    thanks Chips for the FANTASTICO coverage! Great Pics! We had several ppl packed like sardines in my house last night for a watch party. It was fun! Now we have a Weekend of Action where we will kick off the big canvass that will take us into GOTV!

    #PRESSON

  44. September 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Please give us a great jobs report, please!

    • 101 cluny
      September 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Gm Jovie! I have my eye, fingers and toes crossed. Whatever happens – onward!

      Super big thanks to Chips for this magnificent coverage these past few days – overwhelmingly great!

    • 102 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      September 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

      One minute to go…

    • 103 dotster3
      September 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

      The entire news media is obsessed about this, opened every news show I saw, seem to be in eager anticipation of a poor report, appearing almost hungry for it. As if they were going to announce the survival of the human species, or not.

  45. 104 Melanie
    September 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Expectations are 125,000 with rate remaining at 8.3%…let’s see.

  46. 106 Melanie
    September 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

    96,000 with 8.1 actual…oh well

  47. 109 anniebella
    September 7, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Any info on the President campaign events to N.H. and Iowa.

  48. 110 NurseShar
    September 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

    8.1% great!!

  49. 112 anniebella
    September 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

    So the jobs report have come out.

  50. 113 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Just stopped by to say thank you Chips before I head out the door. You are a godsend lady!
    I need the weekend to catch up on all the speeches I missed. It was all happening so fast.
    We are going to win!

    Hi ho. Hi ho. It’s off to work I go!

  51. 114 utaustinliberal
    September 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Unemployment rate fell from 8.3% to 8.1%. 96,000 jobs created in August. Yes!

  52. 115 anniebella
    September 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I am not going to pay any attention to any more jobs numbers, because we hear what the expectation is and they are never right. Nothing is going to get done in Congress, so I don’t expect any real improvement right now.

  53. 117 anniebella
    September 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

    We are heading in the right way, yes we wish it was quicker, but we didn’t get into this mess overnight and we won’t get out of it overnight. We just have to continue to more forward.


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