1:15 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia
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Paul Ryan’s rally in Bristol, Va today
Good morning from windy Los Angeles!
Congrats, LL, & off I go to work!
Windy in Chi-Town today too.
Yep, NCLB, you were the second first! Congrats!
LL congrats on being first.
I have very fond memories of Byrd Park [sigh!] Wish I was there today.
It’s one of my fave spots in Richmond. I’m there at least once a week, no matter the weather.
Heads up for the foreign policy wonks out there:
Libyan Ambassador to U.S Speaks at Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference | C-SPAN shar.es/cjWHd Today at 3PM ET— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 25, 2012
Insanely large crowd for Obama rally, Richmond, Va. http://t.co/V8lBn7HI— Bob Lewis (@APBobLewis) October 25, 2012
What a beautiful sight!!
I’m counting the minutes — have to go to class in half an hour…… Would love to watch my Prez. Listening to Warner now. Just listened to Kaine.
See you later, guys & gals! Take notes, please.
Glad to be with all of you.
Washington Post endorses Obama, says he's better equipped to take on econ challenges, Romney would blow hole in budget wapo.st/P5v6mG— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) October 25, 2012
The goodness continues.
WaPo endorses Obama. Four more years for President Obama. washingtonpost.com/opinions/washi…— (@amk4obama) October 25, 2012
Considering how RW they’ve become, that’s terrific. Take that, Jennifer Rubin.
Bottom line: to win, Obama has to beat Mitt Romney AND the mainstream media. The latter will protect #thenarrative as long as possible.— Joy Reid (@TheReidReport) October 24, 2012
#TrustBarack – because despite incessant corporate #NEWSTAINER abuse of the truth & him, he has remained truthful & dedicated to us.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 25, 2012
While you’re waiting for the Richmond speech to start, you can check out the first 6 minutes of PBO’s speech from last night in Las Vegas
President Barack Obama Live rally in Doolittle Park located in North Las Vegas Nevada during his 48-hour Campaign. Katie Perry performed live concert on 10.24.12. President spoke for roughly 20 minutes prior to departing from McCarran Airport.
Dear Willard Romney – Rape is Rape. A woman's health decisions are hers & her care provider not a pack of misogynists like you. cc @edshow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 25, 2012
Tina Fey's righteous rant:' I watch these guys, + I'm like, what is happening? Am I a secretary on Mad Men?' buzzfeed.com/hillaryreinsbe…— Edwina (@NJedwina) October 25, 2012
Stunning: 'In Richmond, VA: Waiting for POTUS, literally as far as the eye can see' #Obama barackobama.tumblr.com/image/34300891… http://t.co/O2GkEQL9— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 25, 2012
Uh, hate to bring this up but really am concerned…worry wort that I am….Does anyone know what would happen if the Hurricane that might be headed for the Northeast(blue) would cause major power outages that last until Nov. 7th…plausible b/c leaves are still on trees…I know I am worrying about probably nothing but wonder if there are contigency plans for Presidential elections in the case of a natural disaster?
Kathryn–The weather problems are expected next week, so there’s no telling how much electricity will be out by the following week or how much damage there would be. I would think in the worst case, you see a lot of paper ballots being photocopied. Or, FEMA could bring in big generators. Pray and wait and see.
All the more reason for people to vote early.
Forewarned is forearmed. I hope the people responsible for logistics around the election/polling places are prepared.
Gotta keep an eye on Hurricane Sandy for next week. Big damage potential for Northeast tiny.cc/v0wqmw— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 25, 2012
CSPAN One TV is carrying the rally live as well!
WaPo:Despite economic head winds & an uncompromising opposition, the substantial accomplishments of Mr. Obama’s 1st term are more impressive— (@amk4obama) October 25, 2012
Not more impressive, impressive period!
It’s a very generous and very factual endorsement. Not gonna quibble especially when it calls out mittbot and the thugs.
Brilliant: plane just flew over Paul Ryan rally in Bristol, VA with banner: 'Romney's GOP: Wrong on Rape and Women'— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 25, 2012
bah ha ha. so RT’ing
!Excellente! (no upside-down exclamation mark…)
Here, let me give you one
C-SPAN One will air Pres. Obama’s VA rally on TV.
WaPo: Foremost is the president’s leadership in helping to steady an economy that was in free fall when he took office. washingtonpost.com/opinions/washi…— (@amk4obama) October 25, 2012
…In freefall because of failed Republican policies – some ones that Romney wants to bring back…
Video: Plane flying over Paul Ryan rally in Bristol, Va – "Romney's GOP: Wrong on Rape and Women" #Obama2012 youtube.com/watch?v=7hjIKv…— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 25, 2012
See all them ‘good old boys’ and gals waiting for Ryan. I bet they won’t send their Social Security checks back to Washington.
WaPo endorsement: Mr. Obama’s second signal accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. washingtonpost.com/opinions/washi…— (@amk4obama) October 25, 2012
RT @Doherty_Steph: Fired Up & Ready To Go! @OFA_VA #forwardva instagr.am/p/RNmhLBPGx4/— Obama for America VA (@OFA_VA) October 25, 2012
Poll: Obama opens substantial leads in key swing states cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-5…— Ken (@deuce788) October 25, 2012
That seems like an old poll
The date of this article is 9/26…..
At this point, we need to fight fire with fire.
Whoa, they’re not kidding about ‘substantial’ lead. Hope it’s true.
That is an old September poll. It is dated 9/26. Not an Oct poll. I think the obsession with polls is on over-drive at this point.
WaPo: His Justice Department stood up to the worst harassment of immigrants in Republican-governed states such as Arizona and Alabama.— (@amk4obama) October 25, 2012
WaPo: The sad answer is there is no way to know what Mr. Romney really believes. washingtonpost.com/opinions/washi…— (@amk4obama) October 25, 2012
Don't tell anonymous Romney aides buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/ro… MT @JoshDorner Condi Rice Pours Cold Water On 'Benghazi-Gate' thinkprogress.org/security/2012/… …— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) October 25, 2012
PNA's latest Colorado poll in Colorado shows Obama up 46-43 bit.ly/RJEpqe— Project New America (@PNAmerica) October 25, 2012
WaPo: romney's claims defy math and are more insulting than reassuring. That makes Mr. Obama by far the superior choice. washingtonpost.com/opinions/washi…— (@amk4obama) October 25, 2012
EXCEPT ROMNEY/ “@TruthTeam2012: Republicans across the country sever ties with Richard Mourdock: OFA.BO/oScgne”— LunaMoon (@LunaMoon137) October 25, 2012
If Romney pulls his endorsement now, will they rightly call that “leading from behind”?
Breaking: Court Unseals Potentially Devastating Testimony by Mitt Romney in Friend's Divorce Case | Alternet alternet.org/election-2012/…— O (@godparticleO) October 25, 2012
This should be very very interesting.
Wow, PBO jumped from the stage.
He has to be careful. We need him in one piece!
I agree Theo67. Don’t want him to hurt his back.
Or anything else, of course…
This doesn’t smell right. What on earth could be in there that would be relevant to the 2012 election?
Just that he lied to make it seem like his Staples buddy did not have any money so that he would not have to pay his wife any alimony. His wife has MS and a bout with cancer. From what I read yesterday supposedly Romney and his staples buddy cashed in after the case for millions while the ex wife was left out in the cold and also lost her health insurance because Mitt’s buddy dropped her. It goes to the narrative of Romney saying anything and being a liar and only looking out for the wealthy while everybody else gets stomped on. It will matter to women if this is true. I guess he viewed his buddy’s wife as part of the 47% ((sigh)).
Ironically, Mitt’s wife has MS. Deep !!
lost her house, too.
Perjury is a crime.
It’s a character issue. He allegedly falsified testimony claiming that an investment (Staples, I believe) was worthless in order to deny the wife of his business partner any money during divorce proceedings, and then him and his investors reaped millions in a deal when they claimed Staples profitability. Potential fraud and perjury.
Accusations by wife of Staples founder that Willard lied about Staples financial status and outlook to help his friend avoid big divorce settlement. The accusation is that Romney lied under oath.
You said this so much more eloquently than I…
Ohhh… so not only character, but he committed freaking PERJURY! Well, that’s certainly relevant!
But this should’ve come out during the primaries, hell in his previous campaigns really. Why’d it take so long?
Gloria Allred likes to do things the flashy way.
Ain’t THAT the truth!
The ex wife was under a gag order and apparently she could not discuss Mittens but I don’t know what took so long.
The media will ignore until after election.
Right now they’re to bogged down with more important matters…like Obama’s rally crowd sizes for example.
Obama says kids can tell Romney, "the other guy," is full of you know what usat.ly/TDeq8p— On Politics (@USATOnPolitics) October 25, 2012
Sounds like the gloves are off.
Not only kids know Mitt is full of you know what, but adults do too, so do Republicans, it’s just that they are rule by their racists hate.
I think from what I heard is that PBO used the acronym bs. I don’t think he actually said what it stands for.
Libya suspect killed in raid-
The president kicked such major ass on a gazillion levels in Richmond just now. PBO is going in for the WIN! And it’s up to leave it ALL on the road.
Damn, I’m stoked; hope you are too. Please get off the toobz and volunteer for multiple shifts in your local OFA, GOTV effort.
He sounds super-duper sexy with that husky voice. He’s got a few hours to rest before his last rally tonight – thank heavens!
“President Barack Obama appears to have wildly outraised his Republican opponent among text message donors, capitalizing on the newly approved digital fundraising option.
Last month, Obama’s campaign reported paying $84,655 in fees to m-Qube Group’s payvia mobile payment service, which manages text-to-donate programs for both presidential campaigns. Mitt Romney’s campaign paid just $1,152, Federal Election Commission records show. The fees — a percentage of the total amount raised via text — suggest that Obama outdid the former Massachusetts governor by a more than 500-to-1 ratio among texting donors.”
Excellent news! We’ve always said that Romney may have 20 donors willing to give $10 million checks, but they still only get one vote each. I’d rather have 100 million donors each giving $2 each, because that’s 100 million votes!
Excellent. Tweet it. Now.
Probably due to youth using text messages and old geezers not using it.
.@bwilliams who am I to believe — you or my lying eyes? your musings on crowd size/enthusiasm is pure, unadulterated bullshit! #Obama2012— Alycee (@jazziz2) October 25, 2012
Alycee, I like your style. Nicely done. Somebody needs to call out the bull that is oozing from these so called journalists like Brian Williams. The lack of journalistic integrity is shocking. Bending over backwards to turn a huge turnout into some kind of negative because it isn’t exactly the same or better than 2008 is utter hogwash. Brian Williams should be ashamed of himself. I am reminded of the exquisite take down by Nance Greggs. Take it away Nance……
An Open Letter to Brian Williams
By Nance Greggs
Sir, let me inform you of some not-so-late-breaking news: Every day is a terrible day for discourse in a democracy when what should be the watchful eye of the news media is instead focused on shiny objects – like a comment from a has-been like Giuliani – and is invariably focused on the soap-opera of he said/she said, instead of who spoke the truth.
The advent of TV news (and I am old enough to remember its infancy well) held such incredible promise. Political misrepresentations and distortion of the facts could now be exposed and corrected in record time, and broadcast to millions of viewers who craved, and deserved, the truth. In place of that promise, what we now have is a news media too lazy to fact-check, too beholding to corporate interests to speak the unvarnished truth, too vapid and self-serving to uphold the lofty ideals their profession once embraced.
Off to Chi-town! I bet he’s going to vote for Barack Obama for President of the United States.
You may be on to something there. I wonder what gave it away?
Hey… hey… Simmer down now! You know it’s supposed to be a SECRET ballot!
You might be causing “undue influenc”e out there in Citizen-land
Me and about 100 million other people, you mean… Obama! Obama! Obama!
I CAN’T WAIT to see the pics from his vote today!
That’s what I’m looking for too. I want the pics of PBO voting. Damn, this is so exciting!!
RT @ppppolls: Our new Wisconsin poll on behalf of @HCAN finds Barack Obama growing his lead in the state to 51-45: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/o…— Alex Yudelson (@AlexYudelson) October 25, 2012
Now THIS is what I’d call a Gift from God!
Now THIS is what I'd call a #GiftFromGod – Romney: "I'D VOTE FOR OBAMA" youtu.be/jPGnJmbDq08 .@Obama2012 .@Women_for_Obama— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 25, 2012
OMG, that is lovely!
LOL! From the man who brought us the Wasila Grifter:
“General Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what is clearly the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime,” McCain said Thursday on the Kilmeade and Friends radio program.
[Get off my lawn, old man!]
McCain lost the election in 2008, and he didn’t get Colin Powell’s endorsement then. And he’s been a crotchety old man ever since. It’s time for him to retire with whatever shred of dignity he can muster. It’s clear that the realization that him and his team are about to be thwarted again is sending him right over the deep end. If anyone is “harming their legacy even further”, it’s McCain.
Sen. John McCain has become a disgrace, no one respect him like they use too. He has been a bitter old man sense he lost in 08.
What a small, nasty little man. Talk about jettisoning your legacy and credibility, that you would turn foreign policy over to the most inexperienced and unengaged and unscrupulous duo in American history.
The only thing one can do is just laugh at McCain anymore. He’s so not over being beaten.
Romney's solution to extremism against women is to support the extremists: OFA.BO/EA8FMx— Ted Strickland (@Ted_Strickland) October 25, 2012
Ted Strickland says it like it is – and he’s got some good zingers!
I adore this gentleman, that’s all.
I could not sleep last night because I’m excited about this election, and this has been building over the past few days. I hate to think what I’ll be like by Nov 6.
I’m climbing walls right behind you, Theo!
There might be a few of us. My sister called me at 4am her time on the East Coast because she couldn’t sleep. She’s planning on taking most of the election week off, because she knows she’ll be a basket case by then. I think I might need to follow suit.
15k in Richmond-
BRISTOL, Va.— 11:51 a.m. EDT, October 25, 2012
Republican vice presidential Candidate Paul Ryan is making two appearances in Virginia on Thursday.
The first is in Bristol at Universal Fibers. … Republicans have been gathering for the last couple of hours.
About 1,500 people are expected at the rally.
Where is Willard?
OBAMA ON SLEEPLESS TOUR WHiLE ROMNEY STAYS IN OHIO – October 25, 2012 Updated 1 hour ago
“This election is not about me. …” Romney told a crowd estimated at 3,000.
Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/10/25/2742463/obama-on-sleepless-tour-while.html#storylink=cpy
LOL! That’s right. It’s not about you Willard – it’s about keeping PBO in office for the good of this country.
Well said, JER. The only way this election is about Mittster Rmoney is to keep him far away from the White House.
God, he is now even plagiarizing one of PBO’s consistent themes, the election is not about him. PBO says that all the time.
They are even trying to copycat the First Couple’s affectionate moves. Like on Debate Night 3, Miss Anne encircled his waist from behind. Remember that in 2008? Picture: http://0.tqn.com/d/marriage/1/7/p/P/78841009.jpg
Mitt’s using Obama’s favorite line, “This election is not about me…” really ticks me off. He is so unoriginal just like copying Obama on his foreign policy.
Mitt drew 3000, and all Brian Williams can talk about is 15,000 is not like 08 for POTUS. FLOTUS can out draw Mitt Romney.
Reuters reports that a former 20 point Romney lead with seniors has been reduced to 4 points——losing ground with his only solid demographic.
Reuters TV | Poll data shows Romney losing ground with seniors – Daily Trail reuters.com/video/2012/09/…— O (@godparticleO) October 25, 2012
We gotta stop linking to these old polls. September. my poor heart can’t take it. I’d rather stay reality-based.
Best news of the day.
One-third of Iowans have already voted. 67% for Obama, 32% for Mitt. Those are not likely votes. Those are cast votes. #polls— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) October 19, 2012
Twitter friends, please send this far and wide. You can’t trust Robme’s espoused “moderate” position on women’s rights
I have been telling folks that the Romney surge had stopped. Pundits still citing it as a current phenom are reckless or dishonest or both.— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) October 25, 2012
New post everyone, back later:
RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Obama jumps off the stage during his rally in Richmond, Virginia today. via Getty twitpic.com/b7bzfd— (@Joy__Hart) October 25, 2012
He makes me so nervous. Chips, don’t let your mom see this picture.
Why did he do this? I missed the rally.
I think FLOTUS need to give him a call and tell him to please take care of himself.
Lawd he’s delirious, he needs sleep. The SS don’t look none too pleased. Well, he does seem able to leap tall buildings and all.
I got a confession, TODers: ever since the first debate, I was hanging off the proverbial ledge, scared as hell that we were on the verge of a Romney/Ryan administration (AAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!)). Even after the last three debates, when our guys mopped the floor with their guys, I was still worried. Why? Of course, the media narrative that Romney was gaining in the polls, the crowds at his rallies were growing, Romney was feeling more comfortable on the stump, blah, blah, blah. (What can I say — I’m a middle-aged liberal/progressive who has suffered through Reagan/Bush and Bush/Cheney.)
Well it all changed for me yesterday, for two reasons: 1.) a co-worker buddy of mine sent me this link: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-romney-electoral-college-map-reuters-poll-ipsos-2012-10?utm_source=twbutton&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=politics; 2.) I suddenly remembered the 2006 Senate race here in Maryland between Ben Cardin and Michael Steele, and the head fake the Repubs tried to pull through the media about who was leading; I wrote about it at DKos (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/11/01/264785/-Are-Repubs-Trying-to-Throw-a-Head-Fake-in-MD-Sen-Race?showAll=yes). And then I saw these links that boosted my spirits even further, via DKos http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/24/1147469/-Abbreviated-Pundit-Round-up-Quants-vs-pundits-and-the-state-of-the-race (hope you guys don’t mind this):
So armed with all these ancedotes and evidence, my outlook has brightened and my spirits are lifted, and the latest SWING STATE polls (Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada), plus Secretary Powell’s endorsement, have officially brought me off the ledge and back into the waiting arms of you, my ALWAYS POSITIVE TOD pragmatic progressive family. There’s momentum, all right — O’MENTUM!!!
Let’s do this!!!!! ;-0
Glad you found steady footing. That ledge can get mighty dangerous out there dangling. Thanks for the links. Hopefully, they’ll soothe the beast in others, who’d let the mania get to them.
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