Dayton, Oct 23 (Tumblr)
8:0: The President departs the White House
9:15: Arrives Davenport, Iowa
10:10 (11:10 ET): Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport
12:45 ET: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Marion Harding High School, Ohio
1:15: President Obama departs Davenport
2:05: Arrives Denver, Colorado
2:55 (4:55 ET): Delivers remarks at a campaign event at City Park, Denver
4:20: Departs Denver
5:25: Arrives Los Angeles, California
6:30: Tapes an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
7:45: Departs Los Angeles
8:45: Arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
9:35 (12:35 ET): Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Doolittle Park, Las Vegas
11:35: Departs Las Vegas
The President will remain overnight on Air Force One which will fly to Tampa, Florida
You can hear President Obama’s interview with Tom Joyner here (Thanks CollegeKay)
Harold Meyerson (Washington Post): What Romney’s moderation conceals
….. While Romney has become a general-election tabula rasa, he sits atop what may be the most radical major political party in American history. Regardless of Milquetoast Mitt’s positions, a government with a Republican president and Republicans in control of the House and Senate would use its budget-reconciliation powers to defund or repeal not only the health-care guarantees and financial regulations that Obama signed into law but also much of the education funding and regulatory safeguards on which Americans have depended for decades.
The radicals who dominate the Republican Party have entertained Romney’s turn to the center as a necessary electoral expedient. The day after a Romney victory, their blitzkrieg will begin — leaving the moderate Mitt of the general election to historians specializing in short-lived phenomena.
Full article here
NYT Editorial: In Monday night’s debate, Mitt Romney echoed other Republican politicians, saying that under President Obama’s economic policies, the United States is “heading toward Greece.” …
That bizarre comment, sadly, is no surprise in a campaign that has parted ways with the facts … What is more disturbing is that the comment displays willful ignorance about the lessons of Greece, and such ignorance can only lead to bad policy decisions at home. The lesson that should be learned from Greece is that its fiscal mess has been made far worse by severe budget cuts.
…. Mr. Obama could make his jobs plan, introduced last September but blocked by Congressional Republicans, part of the budget package to be negotiated after the election, when politicians must agree on tax increases and spending cuts to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
Mr. Romney’s agenda is missing a direct focus on jobs, foolishly relying instead on high-end tax cuts and deregulation to help the recovery. And he and his party continue to insist on premature deficit reduction that, in a fragile economy, is the real road to Greece.
Full editorial here
See Steve Benen
OFA: Meet Murph – 16,000 Calls and Counting