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New Hampshire

Elm Street Middle School, Nashua, New Hampshire (Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

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Sunday: The President leaves for Orlando, Florida.

Monday: Campaign events in Orlando, Youngstown, Ohio and Prince William County, Virginia. The President returns to Washington, DC in the evening.

Tuesday: Campaign events in Colorado Springs and Green Bay, Wisconsin. The President will then travel to Ohio where he will stay overnight.

Wednesday: Campaign events in Cincinnati and Akron. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the North Portico of the White House.

Update:

Thanks Bob

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Patch: An estimated 8,500 Obama supporters fleshed out the grassy knoll in front of Elm Street School Saturday for a stop by President Obama.

That number, provided by Nashua Fire Marshal Cynthia Bautista, could make this the largest political rally in New Hampshire history, beating Oprah/Obama in 2007, according to WMUR political analyst James Pindell.

Justin Kates, Nashua’s Director of Emergency Management said another 400 were turned away at the gate once the space was to capacity….

More here

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President Obama greets visits the office of Teamsters local 633 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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At the Common Man restaurant in Merrimack, New Hampshire (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

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…. greeting children outside the Common Man restaurant in Merrimack (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

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Tumblr: ‘In New Hampshire, just grabbing a pint with POTUS’

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President Obama holds 4-month-old Milan Maxey Young of Boston after arriving in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Eva Longoria visits an OFA office in West Palm Beach, Florida, Oct 27

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Endless thanks to everyone who provided voting and canvassing updates today, compleeeeeeeetely inspiring.


299 Responses to “New Hampshire”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    First!!! Victory!!!

  2. 22 Allison
    October 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats Amk

  3. 23 vitaminlover
    October 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations, amk!

  4. October 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    amk………………………….damn you rock!!!

  5. 25 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Ok. I am adding NH to my 343 EV prediction.

  6. October 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Good job, AMK! Thanks for the retweet and follow :)

  7. October 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm
  8. 33 yardarm756
    October 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Top 10 again?

    • 34 Roberta in MN
      October 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Yu and me both yardarm756. Thanks for the round up Chips. I don’t know where yo are all at, but it’s Megpie’s nite time and me too. :) See you alltomorrrow. GN

  9. 35 cos
    October 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Hey Chips thanks for these wonderful photos. Also thanks to everyone here who report all of the good news about early voting. I am feeling so optimistic about this election.

  10. October 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  11. 53 FoxfireTX
    October 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Elections have consequences! Good ole Mayor Bloomberg just DECLINED federal assistance for NYC. Told them to go somewhere else. And he is not ordering any evacuations when they are predicting 20 foot surges for NYC. I have a very bad feeling about this. I sure hope I’m wrong and the meteorologists are wrong as well. Otherwise, the good people of NYC low lying areas will not have evacuated and FEMA will not be there help. He noted that PBO had specifically told Craig Fugate to contact him.

    • October 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      WHAT????? Why in the world would he turn down help???

    • October 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Bloomberg is an asshole!

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      What???????

    • 57 FoxfireTX
      October 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      He said they have enough of their resources, thank you very much. What a jerk. He seems to think that because he believes the winds will not be as high somehow it won’t be as bad even though the wave predictions are much higher than they were for Irene. The meteorologists can’t seem to believe how the cities in the projected path are responding. I just hope everyone broadcasts this far and wide so if/when it goes bad it falls on him and not PBO and his group.

  12. October 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm
  13. October 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Boston Globe: Campaign tips for Scott Brown
    Um, Senator Brown, got a minute?

    Let me be blunt. You are in imminent danger of becoming former Senator Scott Brown.

    Why? Well, for starters, you’re running a dumb campaign in a smart state.

    You have basically been rolling burning barrels out of the back of your truck at Elizabeth Warren, hoping to raise enough doubts to disqualify her in voters’ minds.

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/10/25/lehigh/fQ4YlyYFiyRIMtSJ8qhEiN/story.html

  14. 60 Pamela
    October 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Slowly slowly slowly, catching up, well, trying! :)

  15. 61 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you gals for the congrats. I feel like a king. :)

  16. October 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I just gotta say, I know there are some who make fun of California and Hollywood, but we have really stepped up to the plate in terms of tons and tons of fundraising, literally millions of phone calls and now lots of GOTV trips to NV, and not just celebrity endorsements but co-chairs and full-on celebrity activism for POTUS. We are very blue but still doing our part!! WE LOVE POTUS AND FLOTUS.

    • 68 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      And we love y’all Californians!

      • 69 HZ
        October 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm

        You are so right about the Cali./Hollywood ppl. We are working our butts off. Tired, gut slashing me to pieces, but we had a great day making calls today. Then I got sick as I was driving home, but made it. My dear neighbor died last night and I walked down with my next door neighbor to pay my respect and see if it would be okay to bring the family something to eat.

        Well, as I was coming out of the garage, my wonderful mailman drove up to hand me a package and I looked and it was from Obama Victory Fund. I looked and smiled and said, “Oh, thank Jim, I am doing my best to get him re-elected.” Jim smiled and we began to talk. We had a great talk. I was telling him why POB has to re-elected and he smiled and naming all of the reasons why. I then began to talk about why the choice is so important, and Jim came in with the fact that people need to “fact check” on who Mitten is saying. He even gave the site correctly. Oh, I will stop because it was so good.

        Now Jim is the best mailman you ever want to have, but this is the first time that I have talked politics with him. We had a great time talking, and he said that he tell people to think real hard as they vote because these(and he listed them are the reasons why we need to vote for POB.

        I needed that because I worked hard phonebanking and I was really stressed and ofcourse that helped bring on the attack. But Jim, my mailman encouraged me, gave me hope that he will continue to talk to people on his route, and believe me he does because that is how we met.

        We concluded our talk with Jim saying, ” It is going to be close, but I am voting for POB and I will continue to talk to people and tell them why they should vote for POB.

        Now I am trying to catch up on the great work that Chips has provided for our family. I am still nursing my gut, and it is so painful, but I will make it. (((((((((Love you all so very much)))))))HZ

        • 70 HZ
          October 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm

          Oh, please forgive me for all of the mistakes. I am tired and meds are not kicking in fast enough.

          Oh, a very, very special friend sent me a text to tell me the early voting in is out of this world in Florida. The lines where my special friend early voted were out, out, out the door all over the place. stated my friend. Said it was such a sight to behold. ((((((((( We are loving bringing this home for POB and VPBiden)))))))HZ

          • October 28, 2012 at 12:13 am

            Dearest HZ, please take a moment to relax and bask in gratitude for your encounter with your mailman. He is a gift to you. It’s tough to phonebank sometimes but I know we are going to WIN. So thank you for helping all of us move ahead with our beloved POTUS.

        • 72 jacquelineoboomer
          October 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm

          HZ – May your cares drift away, and your pain, thinking about that wonderful conversation! Thank you for all you are doing to get our President re-elected. Be well!

        • 73 amk for obama
          October 27, 2012 at 11:55 pm

          That’s a wonderful anecdote, HZ. Hope you are doing ok.

        • October 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

          HZ I am so sorry to hear that you are in pain. I am sending you healing thoughts and prayers. I am so sad for the loss of your neighbor you and your neighbors family are in my thoughts and prayers too. We lost a close friend a couple of days ago so I have an idea of what you are going through. May God bless you HZ.

          Thank you so much for ALL you do to help you re elect PBO, you are amazing! (((((((((love and hugs)))))))))) Sam

    • 75 nathkatun7
      October 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks, meta for standing up for California. Here in San Diego, OFA has also been focused on calls to CO both for registration and GOTV!

      • 76 Carolyn
        October 28, 2012 at 12:03 am

        Yes, thank you to all the Californians working so hard for PBO’s re-election. That state has a lot of influence, and we do know as California goes, so goes, eventually, the nation. California is a state with a young, diverse population. If you want to see where the future is, go to California, and that is a positive. They are finally recovering from Reagan and the infamous prop 13 back in the 80’s. It’s been a long haul, but through all the downs, they still remained the 7th or 8th largest economy in the world, if they were separate from the rest of the country. A powerful state. I lived there long enough, both northern and southern, to know whereof I speak. My husband and both children were born there too……so it is excellent.
        They are always ahead of the curve in everything…….

  17. October 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    In Maryland heavy turnout mostly democrats 2/3 rds of 53,463.
    They had to keep polls open late.

  18. October 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm
  19. October 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm
  20. 94 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    George had responded to a call from his lawyer, insisting that they meet at once. He arrived at his lawyer’s firm, and was ushered into his office.

    “Do you want the bad news first or the terrible news?” the lawyer asked.

    “Well, if those are my choices, I guess I’ll take the bad news first.”

    “Your wife found a picture worth a half-million dollars.”

    “That’s the bad news?” George was stunned? “If you call that bad, I can’t wait to hear the terrible news.”

    “The terrible news is that it’s of you and your secretary.”

  21. October 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Check out this photo of Eva! I’m sure we can all relate!

  22. October 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    @woodhouseb
    RT @Eric_Jotkoff: Tampa Bay Times: Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign’s hopes in Florida tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz… #FL2012

    How do you like me now?

  23. October 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    • 104 anniebella
      October 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      So let us mention it to the sorry ass MSM about the connection between DMR and Bain. Tweet it, and let Fineman know about it, because I bet he doesn’t know.

      • 105 anniebella
        October 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        A piece of advice for us all, “F” Howard Fineman. We have a job to focus on and that is re-electing President Obama.

  24. October 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    • 107 amk for obama
      October 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      LOL. What did the fucker concern troll now ?

      • October 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm

        I don’t watch his schtick on TV but when his tweets float through my TL, I just think he is such a wussy.

      • 122 forus50
        October 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

        Sorry meta and amk but this is why I had hoped for a moratorium on pundits idiocy on TOD including tweets. They can mess with people’s enthusiasm. I didn’t walk for 5 hours around Milwaukee to have this ignorant idiot foul up my mood tonight tweeting about Obama losing the race. OK trying to go back to where I was… being righteously encouraged from the campaign’s early vote numbers….

        • October 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

          How in the world could Howard Fineman possibly mess with your enthusiasm. He’s a complete idiot!

          • 124 forus50
            October 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm

            sorry – probably over-reacting.

            • October 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

              forus, you are a fierce advocate for PBO. Fineman is a speck in the MSM cesspool. I’m just saying, don’t let these jerks get you down. They are laughable.

              And thanks for everything you are doing to help re-elect our POTUS. We are in this TOGETHER. xoxo.

          • 126 Carolyn
            October 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm

            Okay…..I’m throwing out something crazy here, jump on me if you want, but…..do you think Fineman’s attempting to be “witty” with this tweet? After all, the DMR vs. the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. times, the St. Louis Post Dispatch….Minneapolis, Tampa, Miami, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, etc. Seems to me he thinks the Iowa phenomenon is overhyped, and this may be a sarcastic comment…….just wonderin’.

        • 127 amk for obama
          October 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm

          We are just mocking that idjit.

          As you say, encouraged from the early votes is the thing focus on. Keep up the good work, forus.

        • October 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

          I would love to hear about your five hours of canvassing today forus50.

          • 130 forus50
            October 28, 2012 at 1:19 am

            Hi Jackie,
            Thanks – I had written it on an earlier thread but will recap it here as I’m not sure I can find it again. It was great! A busload of about 50 of us went north to Milwaukee a short 1 1/2 hours away and canvassed during a sunny 50 degree day. It was rather middle class with cars in the driveways (very few garages) and 100% residential area of Milwaukee that seemed demographically middle aged white. We didn’t know if they would be Romney or Obama supporters so first had to find that out and then if Obama give them information on early voting. We also found out voting intentions for the Dem Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. One of the canvassers actually had someone that was voting Romney but also for Baldwin. ??

            This is the first year that Wisconsin has early voting so most of the people I talked to were not aware of it and when I told them of the benefits of it (following the way FLOTUS explains it) most were planning to do it next week.

            Just a little funny: the bus driver was awesome and had a little joke for us when we got back on the bus. “Anyone know what a Romney victory party looks like? No? And no one ever will. ” :)

        • 131 PoliticalJunkessa
          October 28, 2012 at 12:28 am

          I’m with you, forus50.

          I thought we weren’t gonna get sidetracked by punditry — online, tweeted, on tv or wherever.

          Anyhoo — I’ve said it earlier today and I’ll say it again, I so appreciate all you’re doing! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  25. 136 cman
    October 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I can’t post!

  26. 139 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted here, yet, but it’s dedicated to everybody who hit the pavement today, canvassing for Obama-Biden!

  27. 141 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    TOD I reported earlier that my family had decided to all get together and vote today. Well, it took us 3 1/2 hours to vote. It was a carnival atmosphere. One man marched around and gave us all a pep rally condemning the cable shows and the polls. He told us to all look around at all these hundreds of people in line and ask ourselves if it looks like we are not enthusiastic. I about died laughing. Then a group who finally got near to entrance decided to start the wave and that rippled throughout the line several times. It was a hoot! Once inside the gymnasium anytime the people who were checking us in got a “First Time Voter” they rang a bell and announced the voter and a big applause went up by everyone.

    All I can say is that in all my years of voting I have never seen anything like this. The media here is saying we all turned out in big numbers today because of the impending storm but people who were standing in that long, long line with me said they weren’t thinking about that storm. They said they were there because they couldn’t wait a minute longer to vote for President Obama.

    Oh what a day….

    • 142 amk for obama
      October 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks donna for that nice field report.

      And yeah, fuck the cable clowns and pundtwits.

    • October 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you sooooo much Donna for that wonderful report!!

      #TrustBarack

    • October 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      So incredibly cool! Bravo, Donna!

    • 145 hopefruit2
      October 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      WOW- thanks donna for this inspiring report!

    • 146 a4alice
      October 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Donna! That’s so great! What fun!!! :D #OBAMA2012

      • 147 HZ
        October 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

        Donna Dem, your sharing of this just gave me the kick that my meds. needed to get going, Laughter. Oh, thanks for your voting today, and thanks for this great comment. (((((( Hugs to your family)))))))

        I wish other would come up with creative things like this, that way they are bringing into their space something of goodness, creativity for the purpose of celebrating their “Right to Vote.”

        Remarkable. Thanks. I wish that some “String Quartet” would give their time to do this in some places, or a small choral group performing. Not everyone. especially some or even many of the elders have iPods to listen to while in line. Or maybe someone will donate the small Shuffle iPods to people in lines.

        Oh, I need to go to bed now, I am getting crazy, plus I do not know if my points are even legal. Goodnight my beautiful Chips and TOD Family.((((((( I love you all so much))))))))))HZ

    • 148 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Thanks for sharing, sounds like fun was had by all!

    • October 28, 2012 at 1:21 am

      How wonderful to be able to be with so many family member as they vote for our wonderful president. Do you all live in the same precinct?

  28. October 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    FYI Chips, everyone …

  29. October 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Do you know Her?

  30. October 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  31. October 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Early edition of Sunday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “we endorse for president Barack Obama”.

    Where is Mr. Fineman now??

  32. October 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm
  33. October 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm
  34. October 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    OMG, this is a humungous earthquake. TODer Canadians, PLEASE check in.

    • 170 hopefruit2
      October 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      Joy, Christi, Theo? I’m not sure who else…

    • 173 desertflower
      October 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      goodness………….. Hope everyone is alright!

    • October 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      5.8 aftershock. Wow, that is huge.

    • 175 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      meta – Our dear O’friend “canadabarb4obama” is from BC, but she’s on a cruise far away from this. She has other family members in BC … I’ll be praying and sending good thoughts up for her family, and everyone affected. Please join me.

    • 178 Smoothscotch
      October 28, 2012 at 12:54 am

      No report of damage at this time, was 6.2 miles deep. Not felt in the larger cities.

    • 179 veryslowwriter
      October 28, 2012 at 12:55 am

      It’s way in the north of British Columbia. No indications of trouble though the First Nations people on Haida Gwaii are being evacuated fearing high tides. (Haida Gwaii ia a little piece of paradise north of Vancouver Island and doens’t have any “high ground” worthy of the name.) People in Vancouver Island, city of Vancouver and most of coastal BC are at no risk.)

    • 181 yesteryum
      October 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

      I usually just lurk but will reply. We are fine here in BC but we still have a tsunami warning in effect. Happened on the Northern Coast. Thanks for the concerns. It sound big but it felt like being moved back and forth in a big baby carriage.

    • 182 globalcitizenlinda
      October 28, 2012 at 1:40 am

      hoping for the safety of all residents of British Columbia – Canadians are our friends and good neighbors. Wishing you peace

  35. 183 desertflower
    October 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014282133

    Tsunami Warning for AK, British Columbia, US East Coast and US West Coast

  36. 190 forus50
    October 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    For those keeping score at home, these are the election results for all counties in Florida in 2008.

    http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/states/president/florida.html

    Broward County went Obama in “08 67% to McCain 32%

  37. October 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm
  38. October 27, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Ok, geek moment: My new HP computer has a fingerprint scanner. I’ve set it up so that I can log in with just a swipe of my finger. Way too cool. The brave new world of biometrics!

  39. 206 forus50
    October 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Lol this girl has been tweeting these World Series tweets the last few days mocking Wolf Blitzer reporting of tes in Obama’s Ohio 4 point leads.

  40. 207 FoxfireTX
    October 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    For those of you working VA, and those who tweet: The Virginia Board of Elections is recommending that local election registrars to accommodate those who want to vote absentee in person due to the potential impact of Sandy. Please spread the word!

    http://www.wric.com/story/19932922/va-sbe-prepares-for-absentee-voters-ahhead-of-sandy

  41. 208 a4alice
    October 28, 2012 at 12:02 am

    And Endorsment for PBO – don’t think I’ve seen this one yet from Miami

  42. 209 Elly in Maryland
    October 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Just a little comment from canvassing in Virginia today, Loudon County, which is pretty conservative but kind of diverse with lots of immigrant groups. We knocked on the door of an Iranian family, confirmed they are pro-Obama and they wanted to talk, said most of the people they know support Obama. I just assumed they didn’t like Romney’s foreign policy. The woman said well really most Iranians are middle class, and they feel Obama is for the middle class. I was kind of embarrassed that I forgot that they are like everyone else, struggling to stay in place in their everyday lives and looking to the President.

    About newspaper endorsements – they don’t mean so much. Yes it doesn’t hurt to get them, but they don’t make a huge difference. We know the Iowa Obama team will outperform Romney on the ground. Who knows, it might put some more volunteers’ butts in gear, too.

  43. 212 Melissa
    October 28, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Can I just say that I cant wait till it’s over and It’s Nov 7th and PBO is still our President?
    These polls, pundits, stats, predictions, are making my mind cross-eyed.

    • 213 jacquelineoboomer
      October 28, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Can I just say that I’m sure we all feel that same way? Hang in there!

    • 214 amk for obama
      October 28, 2012 at 12:37 am

      That’s their whole agenda. To demoralize you and other voters. Ignore the noise and GOTV.

      • 215 Melissa
        October 28, 2012 at 12:54 am

        Oh, am not demoralized, trust. This is the finish line and efforts are doubling. We got this.
        I just can’t wait till a lot of idjits eat crow.

    • 216 nathkatun7
      October 28, 2012 at 1:16 am

      Turn off the pundits and ignore the polls and predictions, including optimistic ones coming from people like me. Just concentrate on GOTV and everything will be fine. Whenever you feel discouraged, remember the picture of Harry Truman, who won re-election against the odds, holding up a paper declaring Dewey the Winner in 1948 before the actual votes were counted and the results announced. I think in 2012 the media may experience the same humiliation that their fellow media people experienced in 1948. In 1948, like now with respect to President Obama, the media hated President Truman so much that they were ready to declare him the looser. Guess what, President Truman had the last laugh. For me, instead of expending energy on reacting to the media and pollsters’ negativity, I would rather spend my energy on doing all I can to help the President get re-elected.

  44. 217 Elly in Maryland
    October 28, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I was curious about early voting in Iowa and what the impact of an asinine editorial might be, went to gottavote.com and saw that Iowa has had early voting for a whole month already. I wonder how many votes have been cast? I do love early voting because if someone drops a dirty bomb at the last minute, it has less impact. Plus all its wonderful other organizing benefits.

    Voted early in Maryland today. This is our 4th election with EV (previously primary and general in 2010, primary 2012), I have always helped staff the Dems table at my nearest location, and there was only ever a trickle of voters. As others have reported, turnout today was huge. I must say there is a storm coming and our local utility has a hideous record with keeping the power on, so my first reaction was to vote today because the machines might not be working by Monday, EV ends Thursday night, and they could easily not get things up and running by then. and we have a few controversial ballot questions. But all in all, EV has caught on and people wanted to vote and Maryland will vote Obama for sure.

    • 218 thoughtful3
      October 28, 2012 at 12:36 am

      Someone posted on an earlier thread that 1/3 of Iowa voters have already voted and Pres. Obama winning those early votes 2 to 1.

  45. 219 a4alice
    October 28, 2012 at 12:27 am

    long day. nite everyone! Thanks Chips and thanks everyone for doing what you can to help re-elect President Obama! #GOGOPBO :D

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  46. 220 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I’m watching The Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy. They showed that bloviator NJ Gov. Chris Christie warning “cynical” NJ residents to prepare and added “I know, weathermen are always wrong … ” The weatherman on TWC said, “Who is he watchin’?” Even weathermen know that Christie has absolutely no couth whatsoever and probably would be the first one not to pay attention to weathermen.

    Although this is a serious situation and I realize that, New Jersey is my home state and – but for Chris Christie’s being governor of it – I kinda miss that ol’ attitude!

  47. October 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Thinking of our friends in Vancouver/B.C tonight. Be safe, be well.

  48. 227 dudette9t9
    October 28, 2012 at 12:31 am
  49. 228 dudette9t9
    October 28, 2012 at 12:33 am
  50. 229 dudette9t9
    October 28, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Reports from family & friends: 2 hr+ long lines to vote in Gwinnett County Georgia today.
    Fuck Howard Fineman and Des Moines Register.

  51. October 28, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Just want to say thanks to all of you, I have had a few people express concern about an Obama win and it got to me a bit this afternoon. I feel so much better now.

  52. 232 Jeff
    October 28, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I wouldn’t worry about the Des Moine register endorsing the Twit. Many conservative leaning papers have been endorsing PBO and many other liberal papers have endorsed PBO as well.

  53. October 28, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Food for thought to share with ur RW Nuts…

    Jason Febery‏@JasonFebery

    RT @EzKool: Mitt Romney’s home state is voting against him. Paul Ryan’s home state is voting against him. Why are you voting for them?

  54. 244 Bill R.
    October 28, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Honestly, people. The DM Register, Really??? How many of you vote how a newspaper tells you … really?? The numbers people who are actually tracking real voters instead of imaginary “likely voters” tell us this election is headed to a sound victory for our President. President Obama has this. Let’s man and woman up, for God’s sake, and stop the chicken little routine, and do our work this remaining week.

    The one thing we can do after this election, especially after the pundit class has been exposed for their stupidity and ineptitude, is insist that the parasitic frauds like Howard Fineman go looking for another job or retire because of dementia. If need be, we boycott networks and programs that continue to put these insipid, over-paid incompetents and shills on their programming. Howard Fineman is prime example #1 of the rot that occupies space on political shows, and why political reports are held in the most contempt by the public.

    • 245 Jeff
      October 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Howard Fineman has no integrity whatsoever. I know of NO one that likes the man.

    • October 28, 2012 at 1:28 am

      I’ve been boycotting networks since the ACA teeth gnashing of 2009. That episode proved that the media—even the “forward leaning” MSNBC goaded on by Keith “Give Me A Public Option Or Give Me Death” Olbermann—were useless. Actually, they were more than useless; they were downright dangerous to the Republic, for their hyping drama over sober assessment. And the thing is, with Twitter and Google News, there really is no need for the TV MSM. The thing that we forget is that MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News occupy a very niche stratum of the news world. The number of eyeballs delivered by those networks pales compared to the number of people watching the traditional network news—and certainly to those watching network entertainment. It is, in fact, a hothouse, where the leafy, garishly colored flowers exist in a feedback loop, and would die if exposed to the real environment. I predict that in 5 to 10 years, with the continued explosion of news sources online, those cable news nets will wither into insignificance. Howard Fineman will have to earn his keep again, rather than getting a cozy sinecure from MSNBC.

      • 247 Bill R.
        October 28, 2012 at 1:33 am

        Recently I have only occasionally watched Maddow and Lawrence. But they continue to have Fineman appear on their programs. I think we need to have an organized boycott of any program that has Fineman or any other corrupt shill like him. I get my information from the net, a much better source, including I might add your posts on The People’s View. Thanks for your good work.

    • 249 forus50
      October 28, 2012 at 1:33 am

      Bill, but that won’t happen – boycotting a network has not been done as people watch it for other reasons or just for the freak show aspect of it. Not only that but Howard Fineman will be back next week saying something to rile up the Romney crowd like “I think Mitt Romney is the leader of a very racist party, blah blah blah” and the usual crowd will be back to saying, “I don’t know if I can forgive him for what he said about POTUS and the Des Moines Register but I’m really happy he said that today.” I mean this back and forth where they yank chains has been going on for years. YEARS. Consistently. In fact that’s the only thing they are consistent about. There isn’t one of them that doesn’t regularly say stupid or incorrect crap just to create news. They don’t want to report news, their egos are much too large. They want to BE the news.

      This is more time and energy than I even want to give this guy so I will just try my best to skip comments about them.

      • October 28, 2012 at 1:41 am

        CNN is already seeing a cratering of its viewership. The same is hinted at for Fox and MSNBC. The fact is that people who aren’t blinkered get their news from new media sources. Maybe it’s my second Manhattan, maybe it’s because I follow media trends, but traditional television does not have much of a future. Mao’s dictum of “let a thousand flowers bloom”—before he unleashed his homicidal mania—is being lived every day in the media landscape. The future lies with citizen journalists, like the fine folk with whom I share space at TPV, who do the work as a vocation, rather than as a way to get power and influence. It’s embarrassingly easy for someone like me to ingest articles online and create analysis that isn’t colored by the hothouse atmosphere of DC. The shelf life of folks like Fineman is very finite, and coming to a conclusion.

        • 251 Bill R.
          October 28, 2012 at 3:06 am

          That is the liberation of the net. And thanks to you and so many citizen journalists we are liberating ourselves from the corporate media monopoly and the fraud they perpetrate on the people.

    • October 28, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Thank you all on this thread for a very thoughtful discussion of the media. I apologize for offending TODers by bringing that jerk’s tweet here. I didn’t mean to upset anyone. I despise the news media for abandoning their journalistic purpose and substituting it with their empty and manipulative gut reactions to everything under the sun. It shames our nation and produces a very uniformed populace that has become addicted to insipid drama. I can’t wait for their demise. Thanks to everyone here who has made a positive contribution to the discourse.

      FORWARD.

      • 253 jacquelineoboomer
        October 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

        Nothing to apologize for, meta.

        Oh, and, according to the panel on MHP this morning, the campaign changed over to an exclamation point for FORWARD! They made it lighthearted, but apparently that was something that was reasonable to them to spend five minutes discussing on a Sunday morning.

        FORWARD!

  55. October 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Good news!

  56. 259 majiir
    October 28, 2012 at 1:27 am

    My daughter traveled from Montgomery, AL to Macon, GA to vote today, so there’s one more GA vote in the can for PBO!!! She said that the line to vote was still quite long.

  57. October 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

    So the DMR which is also owned by Gannet endorsed Mittens. Both of the papers in Detroit are also owned by Gannet, and they are pulling the more progressive of the two to the right by using more political GOP favored USA Today articles instead of work by local reporters. They have and agenda folks. If the progressive Detroit Free Press endorses MItt, after he told us to go bankrupt, I will definitely cancel my subscription. Like the president I don’t have time for bull$h*t

  58. 261 Bill R.
    October 28, 2012 at 1:31 am
    • 262 Jeff
      October 28, 2012 at 1:39 am

      wow! Huge Hispanic turnout!

      As I was saying maybe the hispanic turnout in 2008 was not as big but as 2010 has demonstrated in Nevada is that Hispanic turnout is going to be a record this year. I think they realize that they can’t sit on the sidelines on this issue when it comes to the Twit.

  59. 263 Smoothscotch
    October 28, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Good night everyone.

    • 265 Jeff
      October 28, 2012 at 1:43 am

      I know of several papers that have switched to PBO after endorsing McCain at least they are mentioned in huffington post yet they aren’t mentioned on MSNBainC or other outlets.

  60. 266 Bill R.
    October 28, 2012 at 2:16 am
    • 267 Bill R.
      October 28, 2012 at 2:19 am

      This is the reality of this election. Real voters, real people, not scumbag rats ass pseudo pundits or RW newspaper endorsements.

  61. October 28, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Chips, everyone – this is not a ‘word’ and should not be featured in any way, but it is important for each person in this community whom also happen to tweet, especially folk like you, Chips, and UT, who have significant numbers of followers.

    During the next 10 days what matters is that we maximally leverage Twitter. To do so, the messages need to be forceful, but savvy.

    Specifically, avoid any tweet that has multiple @. And, be meticulous in only using @ when you are including a tweep whom is a ‘friendly.’

    If you want to castigate a #NEWSTAINER like chuckles todd or morningjoke or any of them use # instead of @ to call them out, explicitly. That way they have no recourse because they cannot claim you are harassing them or spamming them. This applies especially for directed tweets @MittRomney @AnnDRomeny @AndreaMSaul etc. Just #-tag them and we all know who the intended target is.

    What we cannot have happen is any member of our Twitter team being banned, and the only legitimate ways Twitter does that is if their bots detect multiple tweets with multiple @ to anyone not being followed by you and who also follow you.

    Beyond that, if you avoid threats, which all of you do, we can deliver our messages of support for PBO and heap tons of derision on those who are clear and present threats to humanity — #BainMitt, #LyinRyan, etc are.

    These are just suggestions, but given my limited experience with being attacked, the above is meant to keep us at maximum impact through closing of polls on 6 Nov as that is all that matters.

    #TrustBarack Because We Can

  62. 275 dudette9t9
    October 28, 2012 at 3:34 am
  63. 276 dudette9t9
    October 28, 2012 at 3:35 am
  64. 277 dudette9t9
    October 28, 2012 at 3:45 am
  65. 278 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 28, 2012 at 4:33 am
  66. October 28, 2012 at 6:32 am

    President Obama will attend rallies in Florida and Ohio on Monday, but then return to the White House to monitor Hurricane Sandy, press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement Saturday night.

    The storm is expected to make landfall along the East Coast late in the day Monday — forcing the Obama campaign to cancel events set for late Monday in Northern Virginia and Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo. He’s still scheduled to hold a rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Tuesday before heading to Ohio that night ahead of more campaigning there.

    “The president is being regularly updated on the storm and ongoing preparations, and he has directed his team to continue to bring all available resources to bear as state and local partners continue to prepare for the storm,” Carney said in a statement.

    “FEMA has already deployed teams and has pre-staged resources to potentially affected states and areas ahead of the storm, and FEMA remains in close contact with emergency responders in states up and down the East Coast to ensure there are no unmet needs,” the statement continued. “The president will continue to receive regular briefings on these efforts, and has made clear that he expects his team to continue to lean forward as Hurricane Sandy approaches.”

    More changes to the president’s schedule will be announced as necessary.

  67. 284 amk for obama
    October 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

    photo/1

  68. October 28, 2012 at 7:36 am
  69. 289 amk for obama
    October 28, 2012 at 7:45 am
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  71. 291 amk for obama
    October 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Chips – This deserves a mention.

  72. 292 eyecandi
    October 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Good morning everyone.

  73. 293 amk for obama
    October 28, 2012 at 8:05 am
  74. October 28, 2012 at 8:08 am

    President Obama vowed Saturday to hold the right people accountable if it’s found that there was breakdown in communications within the intelligence community ahead of last month’s attack in Benghazi.

    “What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” he said in an interview with “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski conducted in Nashua, N.H., according to a report on MSNBC.com.

    “Ultimately as commander-in-chief I am responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility,” he added.

    The taped interview is set to air Monday on “Morning Joe.” Scarborough is a guest columnist for POLITICO.

  75. October 28, 2012 at 8:19 am

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