Livestream * C-Span
McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Sept 30
Yes, Las Vegas.
MY BROTHER LIVES IN HENDERSON…HOPE HE GETS TO SEE PBO!
Bringing this over… http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/09/30/1-dispatch-poll-shows-obama-in-lead.html
The president is ahead among independent voters by 3 points and is attracting slightly more GOP support than Romney is getting from Democrats.
That shows up in voters such as poll participant Wayne Butterfass, 70, a retired store owner from Cincinnati who said he has voted Republican for most of his life.
But not this year.
“Obama was handed an economy on the skids, after eight years of Bush,” Butterfass said in an email. “All he ever did was think about war. I’m afraid Romney will do the same, especially the trickle-down theory.
“I don’t know why any woman or gay would ever vote for Romney. All you have to do is look at the Republican platform. I’ve never seen such HATE this year in the Republican Party, national or state.”
Five percent of Ohio voters said they remain undecided, while the other five candidates on the ballot (who were not included in the first Dispatch Poll) are dividing 3percent.
Obama is strongly benefitting from Democrats who have come home since the political conventions and the revelation of Romney’s secretly recorded remarks dismissing 47 percent of Americans.
And one more little snippet
By 8 points — 54 percent to 46 percent — Ohioans say that, regardless of their choice for president, Vice President Joe Biden is more qualified for the No. 2 job than Romney’s running mate, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.
Can’t. Wipe. The. Smile. Off. My. Face.
I don’t know how any Democrat can be thinking of supporting Romney. How? Why?
I spoke with my apolitical friend this morning..
and she was madder than a mutha about the 47% comments from Willard.
she reminded me that she was able to keep her grandparents in their home because of the medical assistance that Medicaid gave them.
I was like, ‘ yes, I remember’.
‘ and he was calling them moochers?’
her: well, I called to check and see if I was all ok with my voter registration.
me– (over the phone doing the happy dance): I hear ya.
one person at a time, people. one person at a time.
The 47% comment bled into the mainstream like a stabbed jugular. People are pissssssed.
I am looking forward to get his rally
Congrats veryslowwriter on being first.
Thank you. This is the second time I was first and the second time in which I was unnoted as such. Sigh. (Call the wahhhhhhmbulance)
I thought we had several hours to wait. Is it 6:30EST or 9:30EST?
9:25 EST, VC – it’s not a ‘Heads Up’ it’s a ‘Coming Up’
Aaaaah! Thank you. Some of us are not careful readers.
Hello my dear, long time no see! Hope your days have been as Mah-va-lous as mine.
I am do exited about Wednesday. I have a feeling President is going to hit Robme hard on economic patriotism. Robme is going to end up a looking like a bumbling stumbling idiot!
Also, I love the way our President is waking everyone up to how the middle class is being getting robbed the last thirty years.
Well, I meant to say “has been getting robbed”. I don’t want you guys thinking I’m illiterate…:)
No worries, RObin. We’ll just attribute typos to your excitement.
Wow! This is why I try not to post. The first sentence should read “I am so excited” about Wednesday! (Danggum dumbphone)
If there were a delete button I would remove the comment all together….:)
We share in your excitement, Robin!
What he said. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/short-political-memories/?smid=tw-share
Question. Where da heck is Romney? I have not seen nor heard from him for days now. How many days does he need to prepare for one debate? I mean the president is still doing campaign events as he prepares. Romney on the other hand has gone ghost. If he cannot multitask how can he hope to effectively execute the job of the presidency?
Cman, Romney is resting his mental well-being. He and AnnD wouldn’t want anything to happen to it BEFORE the election.
I thought he was in Boston raising a gazzilion dollars again….who the hell knows. Cheney’s undisclosed bunker?
Bet you doughnuts to dollars Mitt is packing in a lot of rest in between whatever else he’s doing. Don’t forget that in addition to AnnD’s latest revelation we already knew he tires easily.
Doing test runs on Extra Strength Magic Pants.
The President is also running the country as he prepares – Romney seems unable to multi-task which is something of a problem for a President.
And still being an awesome president as well. That job alone is enough.
Our lives DO depend on this election. And our children’s lives, and our grandchildren lives..
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is not on the ballot in November, but its future direction on issues such as abortion, gay rights, gun rights, voting laws and the role of money in politics depends on who is elected president for the next four years.
The justices, who open their annual term Monday, are closely split along ideological lines. The current court has four liberals appointed by Democrats, four conservatives appointed by Republicans, and a centrist Republican in 76-year-old Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
The court’s makeup means that a President Mitt Romney could tip the court decisively to the right if he were to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 79, with a conservative. Similarly, a reelected President Obama could tilt the court to the left if he were to replace Kennedy or Justice Antonin Scalia, 76, with a liberal.
“A change in the ideology of only one justice could have a profound impact on the course of constitutional law,” said professor Geoffrey Stone at the University of Chicago Law School, where Obama formerly taught. An Obama win “could bring about a significant — and in my view, healthy — change in the direction of the court,” he said.
Clint Bolick, a lawyer for the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, is not rooting for an Obama victory, but he agrees the election could have a lasting effect on a closely split court. “The average justice remains in office nearly 25 years — more than six presidential terms. Supreme Court nominations are one of most enduring legacies a president has,” he said.
Obama’s two appointees — Justices Sonia Sotomayor, 58, and Elena Kagan, 52 — have generally liberal voting records. Sotomayor was in the minority in the 5-4 decision in the Citizens United case, which freed corporations and unions to independently spend unlimited sums on campaign ads, and Kagan opposed the move when she served as solicitor general.
Given one more liberal vote, the court would likely switch directions on campaign money and uphold laws that limit election spending and require the full disclosure of donors. With an extra conservative vote, however, the justices on the right are likely to go further and free big donors — including corporations — to give money directly to candidates and parties.
The law on abortion could also switch with a change of one justice. With an extra vote on the right, the six Republican appointees would likely uphold strict regulation of abortion, and possibly a criminal ban. With an extra vote on the left, however, the liberal bloc could strike down state or federal regulations that limit abortions or restrict abortion doctors.
This term, the court is being asked to rule for the first time on gay marriage, another issue likely to split the court on ideological lines.
Been calling Iowa voters. Man, it’s tough talking older people into early voting. Only a couple said they were, but most said they are going to vote on election day just like they always have! Period! End of story! Quite a few were not home, even had some phone disconnected numbers this time. But all those I talked with were voting for Obama, except one very cranky ol’ lady. I spent a few minutes trying to tell her why she should reconsider, but she hung up on me. Ungrateful!!! But all the rest were nice and polite and enthusiastic Obama voters—-one woman said she was voting for Obama for sure and she was still trying to convince her husband, said he’ll vote for Obama if she has anything to do with it! I said ‘keep threatening him’ in a kidding haha way. She laughed and said maybe she’d threaten him with No Supper! unless he votes for the Good Guy. (I’m from Iowa, and I’m calling towns I’ve never heard of—–and I remember dinner being “supper”)
I keep trying to get my 93 yr old father in law to vote early, but he refuses. He says that he enjoys going on election day because he gets to see people that he hadn’t seen in a while. He likes to catch up with them.
That’s what mr. dotster said. People in these small towns like the social aspect of election day—–get to see all their neighbors and acquaintances, get together to chat, may go out for coffee or breakfast/lunch together after voting.
i like that …a social event….not a bad idea….
What does this mean???
Lesson to overconfident Democrats in what happened in Chicago today— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) September 30, 2012
It’s about the White Sox. They were in 1st place last week and now are 3 games back of Detroit with only 2 games left to play. Totally blew it.
Further: The best the White Sox can hope for now is to win all three games in Cleveland, have the Tigers lose all three in Kansas City and play a one-game American League Central tiebreaker on Thursday against Justin Verlander on the Comerica Park mound.
In related baseball news the big bad overpaid Yankees are in a first place tie with the lowly Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore has been languishing in last place for decades in the Eastern Division — which includes the Yankees, Red Sox and Tampa Bay. I so want the Orioles to win it!! Only 3 games left in the season. Go Baltimore!!
OK, whew. Just the White Sox.
Ha, they’re referring to the Ryder Cup, Dotster
Ahhh that’s it! Could as well be the damn White Sox but you’re right – another big loser today here in Chicago!
OK, whew. Just the Ryder Cup.
Any way, no (Southern) Irish players on the Europe team this time, so meh.
Yes, other than sports teams everything else in Chicago seems to be in good working order.
They are ridiculous. Are the White Sox promising to destroy the middle class, or start WWIII, or implement hateful policies against minorities, seniors and kids/students? Unless they are – then there’s no lesson to be drawn from two completely different scenarios.
I agree. It’s a STUPID analogy.
Team Obama takes technology to another level. Want to donate to #Obama2012? Just use the 'Quick Donate' app. youtu.be/YyjJaGrIaHw— (@utaustinliberal) September 30, 2012
I’ve been using quick donate all along. Easy/peasy. The ‘big bucks’ just fly out of my grasp. Poof! Good thing it’s for such a worthy cause!
Ann Romney Delivers Mitt Romney His Very Own 'Brainwashing' Moment mediaite.com/a/aavdx— Edwina (@NJedwina) September 30, 2012
Thank you Edwina for bringing attention to that article.
Chips, EVERYONE – do read the article, asap.
“Mitt Romney’s mental state is one of the few areas in which Ann Romney is a bona fide subject matter expert, so if she says she’s concerned about his mental well-being, that despite the wonderful qualities she sees in him, she’s not sure he’s emotionally up to the job, it’s up to the media to report on that, and to follow up on it. We already know campaigning is hard; presidenting is harder. When that 3 am phone call comes in, Americans need to know their president won’t be curled up in a fetal ball whispering to himself about lakes and trees and all the pretty clouds.”
We’ve been warned, everyone, by the guy’s wife …
@vj44 @Pfeiffer44 A spouse for 43 yr has questioned the 'Mental Well-Being' of her husband should he become President. bit.ly/QDEnlk— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 30, 2012
great idea for a dem ad outlined in the article–you can just see it!
Coming up at 9:30ET on the CBS LIVE FEED, President Obama holds a campaign rally in Las Vegas.
I’m sending some info to my parents in FL…they don’t have a computer and think that it’s all good if they just watch the news and read a newspaper.
This is one of the many pieces of info I will be sending them. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2012/07/06/11894/obamacare-is-good-for-medicare/
Great site…for so many issues.
Do not intend to drop this until someone starts paying attention to how serious the situation it is …
@Peggynoonannyc A spouse for 43 yr has questioned the 'Mental Well-Being' of her husband should he become President. Are you scared, yet?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 30, 2012
Keep at it. That warning should be the end of the Willard campaign.
Good lord, wifey and I have been lazy slugs today. We didn’t get up until 12.30 this afternoon. And we haven’t been much more active since then. I’m a firm believer in listening to you body, and our bodies were telling us to take it easy today.
Very wise, LL, especially given your recent sinus infection – which I hope is fully resolved.
Excellent, LL. I was pretty lazy yesterday morning – lounging and listening to the radio (of all things) until about 11. Felt wonderful! We rush through so much in life, and miss some of the simple pleasures of just wasting away a weekend or morning.
Romney’s mendacity of the 47 per cent
Romney’s blaming of “takers” in the name of “makers” invokes more lies and distortions than you can count.
HAHAHAHA! So the MSM’s niew memo from the Rove/RNC (to encourage people to watch the debates) is that Romney is still within striking distance, because the polls are “close.”
So please keep this in mind when reading the latest set of polls (such as the examples below) that are being released between now and Wednesday. They are ALL going to be slanted towards the “Romney comeback” narrative…
Obama up 49-45 on our new OH poll, down slightly from 50-45 3 weeks ago. Obama certainly favorite but silly to think Romney CAN'T win there— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) September 30, 2012
Headline @USATODAY: Iowa is still up for grabs, poll shows usat.ly/NY35wM— AJC@JC (@AJCatJC) September 30, 2012
Didn’t I see a poll from Ohio which had POTUS up by 9. I’m smelling a dirty rat.
The Columbia Dispatch had POTUS up by 9
The columbus dispatch said we were up by 8 this morning, so in 6 hours Robney gained 4 points?
I have a healthy respect for most polls – noticing that Rasmussen is coming towards everyone else – as he does close to elections. What I can’t understand is why people are supporting R&R to this extent. They are losing everyone except white men – who I have to assume are the main group who say they are definitely going to vote.
I so hope Romney falls over his feet on Wednesday and proves for the 175th time he is unfit to be President.
As soon as I heard right wingers calling into various programs after the 47% tape was released, and saying “he wasn’t talking about us”, I knew that there are some people who will just not be moved. The campaign has always been about that 5-7% in the middle. It’s going to be very close, because some people are just blinded – and for them, it’s just a competition. They aren’t even thinking about the consequences to their own lives if they win. They forget that the GOP were in charge when the global economy crashed and burned, and the man they want to remove from the White House is the guy who restored that broken economy. This election has highlighted one thing: half of the American electorate is a disaster – and very dangerous.
I am so weary of the polls…they will drive you NUTSOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
You can’t trust Rasmussen polling. Some times they’ve been accurate or ‘spot on’ but more and more often they’ve been called out for the inaccuracy or inability to admit when the democrats are ahead. Part of this reason is because Scott Rasmussen is a conservative and former Fox News consultant. His explanation of the reason that his polls tend to be more towards republicans is down right suspicious and reveals a bias. Again don’t look at the polls as the truth though, because they just represent what a certain percentage of what the population is thinking and also realize that some polls do represent a certain bias of of the person conducting the poll.
The crowd is arriving! Tweet your pics to #NV2012 if you're here! http://t.co/hgeXjPFX— Obama for America NV (@OFA_NV) September 30, 2012
Families for Obama here in Las Vegas! #NV2012 http://t.co/lICOG5X0— Obama for America NV (@OFA_NV) September 30, 2012
While I was vacuuming a thought entered my head – I think a good thing for President Obama to say on Wednesday would be something like this, said in a heartfelt, earnest, honest, almost sad way: “Governor Romney, you have changed your positions so many times, nobody knows what you really think.”
I’ve heard the Obama campaign used to push the flip-flopper line and then abandoned it to push more of the extremist Romney, but I still think this would be a good thing to put out there.
@MSNBC We the People of the United States of America Demand David Gregory Publicy apoligize to POTUS for Mis Quoting him intentionally— Arthur Pedicini (@ArthurA_P) September 30, 2012
People are dropping like flies in Las Vegas in 100 degree heat. So far a dozen people have been treated for heat exhaustion (which happened to me last time PBO was in Vegas). One person was transported to the hospital. A lot are elderly people waiting to hear the President. Why they would hold the event outdoors is beyond me. I had a ticket to go but decided against attending bc of the heat. I didn’t want another incident to happen to me like the previous rally. Took me two days to rehydrate. Scary stuff!
I heard the event was inside. Also, people are grown and make their own personal decisions about what they can handle and not handle..
I was about to say the same thing. The campaign rallies are voluntary, and people who live in the area should know the weather conditions and what they are capable of facing. Kari is being overly dramatic(“dropping like flies” “scary stuff”) for reasons that are unclear at this point.
Okay folks, I have reason to believe that PPP must have been threatened by certain factions/entities to MAKE the polls this week a horse race OR else they will lose financial support from the powers that be. All of a sudden Obama is supposedly losing Independents to Romney in Ohio and his approvals in OH are a net negative, according to PPP. If you believe that I have a bridge under the Brooklyn Bridge to sell you.
Having seen the GOP supporters rewrite the polls because they don’t like them, I try and accept what is published – be it good or bad. Remember the margin of error in all these polls is at least +/- 3, so 49-45 could be anything from 52-42 to 46-48
Note that Romney appears to have fallen off the planet the last few days and most pundits have been saying the less he speaks – the better is his campaign. The people polled may not have heard an idiot statement from him for a few days.
IRS all a big game to pollsters and pundits.
It’s only off by one as POTUS was at 50 and now 49 so it’s essentially unchanged. On the Independents I wouldn’t trust that ID as far as i can spit. Many Republicans are hugely embarrassed by their party and want to identify themselves as Independent now.
PPP will have their North Carolina poll results later tonight.
And calling in the weekends, who is Home? Might have a small effect!
A new Dispatch Poll came out today and tells a different story as you suggest hopefruit2 -A new Dispatch Poll shows Romney trailing President Obama in Ohio by 9 points, 51 percent to 42 percent. This is the fourth poll to show President Obama’s lead. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/09/30/1-dispatch-poll-shows-obama-in-lead.html
PPP wouldn’t do that. I might not like all polling, but I hope I never get paranoid about them as the Romney supporters have.
It all depends on the weight and the sampling. Maybe they just changed their sampling. Either way as one of my favorite sayings go, “Polls don’t vote people do!” We have to GOTV, donate, make phone calls, knock on doors, and keep the media as honest as possible via social networking to produce the results we want to achieve.
So, the Media has changed their talking points from- the debates, the debates, the debates, to- Robney can still win this thing.
Pure unadulterated propaganda!
Iowa here. We turned in our early ballots on Friday and now have a weird feeling – like, why are they still talking about this election stuff? We already voted, so why isn’t it over now? It’s nice to have voted early, but I never expected to have a feeling like this! Similar to Dotster3′s experience, my parents in their 80′s also refuse to vote early, but they are PBO fans at least.
P.S. Hey, Dotster3, what new Iowa towns did you discover in your calls? I’m always hearing of new ones and I’ve lived here forever!
A friendly reminder, Homeland starts back up tonight, on Showrime!
Join us for a live Google hangout with Royal Pains stars Reshma Shetty and Mark Feuerstein at 4:45pm PST: OFA.BO/NVLive #NV2012— Obama for America NV (@OFA_NV) September 30, 2012
Oooooo…they’re both in for Obama 2012? Awesome.
Suddenly, since this morning, all independents love Willard. No reason, they just do, dammit.
.@barackobama crowd is BIG, thousands outside Desert Pines HS in #Vegas. Had 8,000 at Cashman Sept 12. Maybe more here http://t.co/If63hdkL— laura myers (@lmyerslvrj) October 01, 2012
Media and a big crowd wait in afternoon sun for #Obama & #Mana @ Desert Pines High School instagr.am/p/QOCi4RRwhJ/— Tovin Lapan (@tovinlapan) October 01, 2012
@ppppolls Ummmm….calm down and take a Xanax or something. It's not that serious or crucial.— (@utaustinliberal) October 01, 2012
Don’t take a Xanax, then he will get all loopy!
Who’s running PPP. He sounds like he’s 17, very unprofessional. And why the 100′s of tweets about this one Ohio poll? Strangeroo.
Sen. Reid’s Op Ed in LV paper. He’s NOT backing down.
@SenatorReid Based on his spouse's assessment bit.ly/QDEnlk We need a comprehensive, unbiased psychiatric evaluation of #MittRomney.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2012
@Lawrence Based on his spouse's assessment bit.ly/QDEnlk We need a comprehensive, unbiased psychiatric evaluation of #MittRomney.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 01, 2012
Thanks Bob – haven’t heard from Romney or Miss Ann for a couple of days – probably sent Ann away to do some horse riding while Willard makes up his mind which side he will supporting in the debates. $10,000 says he will agree with PBO that the economy is improving.
I think he is already in Colorado, for debate prep.
Bobfr – And more of his crazy tax returns!
FYI: Robney wrote an Op-Ed in the WSJ in Foreign policy.
What did it say? Ask Bibi?
FYI- don’t go look!
robmey foreign policy:
1.foreigners can only come to america if they’re rich
2.foreign countries are good for keeping your money away from the american tax system
3.foreign languages, si,senor, je parle.
4.foreign food–is that like tacos?
You forgot- it’s the presidents fault that the Arab Spring happened, he is slow to respond, we want action now.
Nuke them!!! Launch 18 Tridents, do it now, if you don’t, you are weak,
Or something like that.
oh yeah, i forgot:
5. foreign wars are good for business
susanne – I’d add something to your #1, if ya don’t mind:
1. foreigners can only come to america if they’re rich (and the “best and brightest,” which Romney seems to think was why our country was set up and why we were given our … oh, what’s his word … oh, yeah, “freedom”)
…and they actually need to be white, as well as rich and educated. better yet, they have a nice yacht for parties.
… and be NASCAR owners or maybe have sons and daughters who are corporations (aka his kind of “people”). Yep.
Secret service on the roof…. #Potus has landed!!! #NV2012— Kishana Holland (@treschicstyle) October 01, 2012
HUGE OBAMA RALLY IN LAS VEGAS http://t.co/u66z4BCZ— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) October 01, 2012
Tweet that to PPP. That would be funny.
HUGE! That’s a good word.
I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but I hear you can “win big” there! Obama-Biden 2012!
Well, it is a big Desert. So, needless to say, it is hotter than Dantes Inferno.
That said, you have to go someday, it’s magnificent.
Thanks, Jovie. I’ll at least be there in spirit today with PBO!
As we near the first debate between the sane and the insane, it popped into my head how people around the world might be viewing the “silly season” that is our election this year. And then I remembered a couple of years ago, when Sir Paul McCartney was at the White House to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and what he said after President Obama presented the award to him, one of my favorite quotes.
Paul said, in part (@ 1:00:39 at the link): “This is such a fantastic evening for me. I mean, getting this prize would just be good enough, but getting it from THIS president … you have billions of us who are rooting for you.”
So, to recap, President Obama (still) has “billions of us who are rooting” for him.
Willard has a few billionaires.
Yeah, I’m good with that.
Our local OFA spent Thurs – Saturday calling Nevada voters and inviting them to the event. Very rewarding to see the huge turn out.
Is there a link to the live feed?
Hasn’t started yet.
Here is a feed-
The crowd at @OFA_NV is fired up and ready to go! Watch live here: OFA.BO/NVLive #NV2012 #Latinos2012 http://t.co/HKewxvQ8— Latinos for Obama (@LatinosforObama) October 01, 2012
OFA.BO/uPtzJu RT @RufusGifford: Holy Moly!!!— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 01, 2012
Heads up everyone:
The crowd in Vegas is freaking HUGE.
Holy BLEEP!…That's a HUGE crowd. RT @mmhastings Crowd awaits POTUS at Vegas event. http://t.co/a3mPZLD8— (@utaustinliberal) October 01, 2012
64,889 grassroots donations to go by midnight. Let's hit that goal: OFA.BO/RwbeiQ http://t.co/VTgscUrD— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) September 30, 2012
Got my donation in … now I feel better!
Thank you, Mana! #nv2012 instagr.am/p/QOHpa3LZ5h/— Obama for America NV (@OFA_NV) October 01, 2012
Vegas is rocking tonight! #NV2012 #Latinos2012 http://t.co/wQlL9BAq— Obama for America NV (@OFA_NV) October 01, 2012
LAS VEGAS — President Obama has arrived in Las Vegas for what will be a three-day stay as he prepares for his first debate with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Air Force One touched down at McCarran International Airport just after 12:40 p.m. Obama will hold a public rally at Desert Pines High School at 6:30 p.m.
Superstar Mexican rock band Manß is set to perform at the event which is part of a larger effort to woo a key Hispanic voting bloc that could sway the election in the swing state of Nevada. Both parties are investing heavily in Spanish-language TV and radio airtime.
Obama will be staying at the Westing at Lake Las Vegas to practice for his debate in Denver.
First lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney will also be back in Nevada in the coming days to try to sway voters in what remains one of the key battleground states six weeks before the election.
Mitt Romney’s campaign confirmed his wife will speak Monday afternoon at the Henderson Convention Center. She told a crowd of more than 500 at an outdoor rally in Reno on Thursday that Nevada is critical to Republicans’ success.
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