03
Nov
12

Heads Up: President Obama in Dubuque, Iowa

5:25 CDT: President Obama delivers remarks at Washington Park, Dubuque

C-Span * CBS * CNN * KWWL

Streaming of the rally has started at CBS

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Later:

10:40 ET: Delivers remarks at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow (with Bill Clinton)

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220 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama in Dubuque, Iowa”


  1. 1 Mary Jones
    November 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    REally?

  2. November 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  3. 6 vitaminlover
    November 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I am sooooo pleased about our Obama/Biden dynamic duo.

  4. 7 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  5. 9 vcprezofan2
    November 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Any seats left in the front?

  6. 10 squarepeg
    November 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

  7. November 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I am slow today, and hanging on the last thread…..

    Kust wanted to say THANK YOU ALL for the help:

    I finally hit my twitter wall for the day with this story –

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/art-levine/mia-in-voting-machine-war_b_2054411.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    Thanks for all the RTs – if everyone is aware and screaming about it – hopefully all the GOP SOSs will be watched, and there will be a judge SOMEWHERE that demands some programmers audit THE DAMN “proprietary” code in the COUNTERS before Tuesday.

    The more people who KNOW about this, the faster something is likely to happen.

    Thanks everyone. Now GOTV!!!!

  8. 12 squarepeg
    November 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Just read on DU that some jerks on freerepublic were bragging about canvassing for Romney in TX and reporting it to OFA like they were working for Obama. Isn’t there a way we can report this?

  9. 15 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Summary of Wi. calls—–voters there are very aware of how critical their vote is. All except 2 oddballs made clear they were voting and voting for Obama. Had one laid back response from a cool dude Obama supporter —“That’s the plan” (re. voting for Obama), but most said things like they would never consider not voting, that they were going to be there when the polls open etc—–and “of course” for Obama. And someone called me “baby”—–which was like the cherry on top.

  10. November 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

  11. November 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Guys, all you who work so hard this weekend – I love you

    • 18 desertflower
      November 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Love you back. You are the reason why we’re all here together. You have been a shining star from the git go…

  12. 19 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    They cheered when the Presidential Seal was put on the podium:)

  13. November 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

  14. November 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

  15. 25 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    For Our President!!!

  16. 30 utaustinliberal
    November 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    The Will Ferrell video is hilarious. Love him and his brand of humor.

  17. 32 criquet
    November 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    A quick picker-upper:

    • November 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      She effectively delivered a concession speech to a bunch of rich folk in FL, yesterday, as well.

      Let’s face it, those of us who track this stuff, for real, i.e., know this site inside and out – election.princeton.edu. Willard & Rove have their internals and they know they’ve been sucking wind since the RNC :) It’s just settling for Mitt & Ann that they’re going ‘home.’

      For us, the issue has always been #OUTPERFORM1936 – Presidency, Congress, State Governments, ….. dog catcher’s assistant ….

      #FORWARD

      • November 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

        What was the speech yesterday? I was not on the Tubes much as wife and I had the day to ourselves so we got stuff done.

        • November 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

          Saw a couple of tweets about it, LL. Not something I track closely :)

          Hope your wife is steadily improving and the side effects of the antibiotics are lessening …

        • 39 99ts
          November 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

          Someone wrote a good piece on it yesterday on TOD – I watched half, couldn’t watch any more (found it on C-Span I think). She was talking to wealthy, white ladies & spoke 99% of herself – and also too – vote for Mitt because I just know he’ll be wonderful.

          • 40 Chi
            November 4, 2012 at 4:38 am

            With Ann Romney, it’s always all about her…

            She suffers from a different narcissistic strain than her husband, but she is just as narcissistic and sociopathic as he…

  18. November 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    #TrustBarack

  19. November 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    O leaps onto the stage :)

    #TrustBarack

    • 43 99ts
      November 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Mitt can try and look like PBO by copying the clothes he wears – but no way can he emulate him in ANY way – the energy pours out of PBO to everyone else – no wonder Gov Christie was so impressed – he took time out to know the man he had complained about for 4 years – and discovered – to know him is to love him.

  20. November 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Not political, but I smile and boogie every time this commercial comes on:

  21. 46 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    For folks who are concerned about Ohio:

  22. November 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

  23. November 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    People in the audience yelling ‘he’s a liar’ …. these folk are definitely ‘fired up’ :)

  24. 55 Mary Jones
    November 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Willard Romney’s take on the polls:

    • 56 Joy
      November 4, 2012 at 4:12 am

      I love this video, it’s hilarious, especially the fact that every Canadian Comedian, like these guys in this movie totally support PBO.

  25. 57 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    PPP just released a new national poll showing Obama up by +3! According to PPP, that’s the first time either of the two candidates has lead nationally by more than 2pts in their polling.

  26. November 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

  27. 60 Bill R.
    November 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  28. 61 99ts
    November 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    President Obama is not giving himself a tax cut and certainly not giving Mr Romney a tax cut – he drops the Romney name in all the right places

  29. November 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  30. 63 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Oh good—-Martin Bashir is on—-said there’s a “smell of victory in the air”. Don’t want to count my chickens, but it’s still nice to hear. Hopeful.

  31. 65 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Well, there are now 3 MORE “EARLY” VOTES in the bank for my President here in Virginia!

    I took my Mom (disabled) and a friend (working on Election Day) with me (I will be doing OFA Voter Protection at the polls on Election Day) to vote in-person absentee here in Richmond. We don’t do true early voting like FL, OH or IA, we do voting early if you have an excuse as to why you won’t be able to vote on Election Day.

    Very steady activity at the polling place, with a very diverse group of people voting. Everyone was pleasant, calm, and orderly. Lots of Obama love in the parking lot. Felt so good!

    WOOOOOOOT for a BLUUUUUUE Virginia!!!!!!! :-P :-P :-P

  32. 70 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  33. 71 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Don’t want to count my chickens but Bashir said NBC reporter Garett Haake travelling with the Romney campaign said there is an “end is near” gloomy atmosphere on the Romney plane.

  34. 77 anniebella
    November 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Come on Chipsticks you don’t have anything from FLOTUS speech today? Or did she do any campaign events today.

  35. November 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    So, the tradition in Casa de LL is that we get absentee ballots, fill them out, then take them to our polling places. So, it saves time, but we still get the thrill of being where democracy takes place.

    • 84 Chi
      November 4, 2012 at 4:49 am

      The only problem with that LL is that your ballot isn’t counted until your signature is validated – and that can only be done at the Registrar of Voters/Elections Division…

      If you want your vote to be counted early and not as part of the absentee ballot results that come much later, you will have to take it into your main County Elections office by Monday so that they can have both your signatures validated in time to count your ballot for Tuesday…

      My love to your lovely wife; so glad she’s doing much better…

  36. November 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    So, this will be one of my tweets come Election night:

    @Lakers suck, @chelseafc sucks, but @barackobama wins. I can live with that.

  37. 89 prettyfoot58
    November 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    whewwwwww,,,,i am bacjk…TOD Fammmmm….

    alot of hustle and bustle in the office…canvassers….data folks and like me phone bankers…..

    called 100 voters today…..had 17 conversations with folks who are strong supporters of PBO and who are committed to relect the PBO….and 2 wanted to volunteer….it was a goood day……

    Oooooooooooooooooooo weeeeeeeeeeeee….

    Fireddddddddddddd Up and Readdddddddddy to Gooooooooooo!!!!!!

  38. November 3, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Ok, I want people to watch this. This show is Roc, starring Charles S. Dutton, now a big Obama supporter. This was a show on Fox back when good television shows existed and I loved it, because of its commentary on issues of daily life. Here is a show on the 1992 U.S. Presidential Election between George Bush, Bill Clinton and H. Ross Perot.

  39. November 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

  40. 95 susanne
    November 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    this is for chips and all the tod peeps!

  41. 99 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    OMG—(literally)——just heard on Bashir the Romney robocall where he speaks in a dark, spooky voice saying Obama is threatening the Christian religion, threatening your religious freedom. Always the dirtiest of dirty tricks with the Repub Party, trying to scare low info voters again—-along the same lines of past scare tactics—–‘Obama’s coming to get your gun and your Bible.’ Be afraid, be very afraid! Boo!!!

    • 100 susanne
      November 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      whereas robmey coming to get your job, your granny’s pension, your child’s healthcare, your house, your car, your pocket change, your uterus—pay no attention to that.

  42. November 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

  43. 104 susanne
    November 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    wonderful summation from the new yorker’s endorsement of pbo for re-election:

    ‘ The reëlection of Barack Obama is a matter of great urgency. Not only are we in broad agreement with his policy directions; we also see in him what is absent in Mitt Romney—a first-rate political temperament and a deep sense of fairness and integrity. A two-term Obama Administration will leave an enduringly positive imprint on political life. It will bolster the ideal of good governance and a social vision that tempers individualism with a concern for community. Every Presidential election involves a contest over the idea of America. Obama’s America—one that progresses, however falteringly, toward social justice, tolerance, and equality—represents the future that this country deserves. ♦ ‘

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2012/10/29/121029taco_talk_editors#ixzz2BCuDSo2Q

    (sorry if this was posted before)

  44. 105 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    MSNBC is having the Ed Show now and Martin Bashir tonight at 10:00PM.

  45. 106 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

  46. 110 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    h/t C&L State of American economy….from a businessman’s POV….says things that a certain President says :)

  47. 111 xtine
    November 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Bashir: “Sununu is a vat of poison.” :)

  48. 115 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    CNN is depressed. Instead of having pre-election analyses (like MSNBC) instead tonight they are having a marathon of re-runs of the “Romney” and “Obama” documentaries that first aired over a month ago!!

  49. 119 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Email I received:

    We all know what happens when elections are this close. We all remember Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004.

    2012 is shaping up to be no different. Already this year, we’ve seen hundreds of attempts to disenfranchise voters through complicated ID laws, purges of the voting rolls, and voter intimidation. And according to news reports, a Koch Brothers-funded group plans to challenge voters on Election Day across the country.

    We’re sending you this email because you live in an area that is expected to experience problems on Election Day.

    In past elections, it took months for the full story of voter disenfranchisement to emerge, and by that point it was too late.

    That’s why we’re teaming up with our allies at Video The Vote, which is asking voters like you to be part of massive, nationwide monitoring effort on Election Day.

    There are two ways to participate, and both can make a huge difference.

    1. Sign Up – Click this link to sign up as a volunteer on Election Day and connect with others in your area. You can document voting irregularities locally or help research and push out
    stories through the internet.

    2. Be Prepared – If you see anything that looks wrong on Election Day, capture it with your smart phone or camera and then tag it with #VideoTheVote on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Ustream —so that the VtV team can find it and push it out to the media.

    Whether or not you sign up, please forward this email to friends and family so they know about the effort and that they are prepared to #videothevote.

    Over the past two decades the far-Right has used the made-up problem of voter fraud to justify an array of tactics that serve to disenfranchise voters, particularly African Americans, Latinos, poor people, and older voters.

    This year, the impact of that disenfranchisement campaign could be huge. The widely respected analyst Nate Silver of the New York Times estimates that just the new voter ID laws could affect turnout in some states by as much as 2.4%. That sounds small, until you remember that the 2000 election was decided by a few hundred votes in Florida.

    Election Protection advocates have been fighting this trend every step of the way, and have won some important victories. But no one really knows what will happen until Election Day. That’s where Video the Vote comes in.

    Citizen documentation plays a crucial role in scaring off those who are trying to intimidate voters, and forcing the media to cover the
    issue.

    And if, god forbid, the election results end up in court, the extent to which the media covers voter disenfranchisement could have a huge impact on how the cases unfold.

    So please consider volunteering by signing up with the link below. When you #govote be prepared to #videothevote.

    Thanks!

    • 120 99ts
      November 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Phone cameras have given Mitt grief in this election – despite his best efforts – people hear what he really believes. That is a really good email explaining what everyone can do to help.

      The figure given by Nate Silver is interesting. Somewhere in his archives he has a post about accounting for voter suppression in his model – so in some areas it would seem, with unhindered elections, the President could get another 2.4%

      I find it sad that a country like the US has to be concerned about voter suppression and who counts the votes. If it was possible for PBO to pass legislation taking voting out of partisan control – that would be forward and change and everything good.

    • 121 vcprezofan2
      November 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      I feel it sad that this action is necessary, but pleased that the O’Campaign has been, and continue to be, proactive like its leader.

    • November 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      On my voting instructions it said no campaign lit or cameras allowed. So many cell phone?

    • 123 HZ
      November 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Chips and TOD Family.

      Phase l:

      Rest. Pause. Relax. Breathe. Meditate. Pray. Calm Thy Space and Spirts of Goodness. Okay.

      Phase 2:

      Eat well. Replenish your body. Keep your space joyful, lots of good music, and laughter.

      Phase 3:

      Relax watch POTUS when you can. Fill your spirit and space with great videos of what POB has done. Bring the great moments into your space.

      Phase 4:

      Come here. Don’t be alone. Surround yourselves with the energy of POB and great photos.

      Phase 5:

      Light your candles for POTUS and team. Phonebank tomorrow, if you can.

      Phase 6:

      Watch POB’s rallies, if you can. Watch his deliverance of his speech. Try to watch his last stump speech.

      Phase 7:

      Pray for all of the organizers of “Souls To The Polls.” And pray for all of the thousands and thousands of attorneys all over the country. Believe me they are ready and together. That is all I will say about it. POTUS and the legal system are Not asleep. Trust me please. I know.

      Phase *8

      Get out and vote and take some one with you. Watch as you go to the polls. Be alert.

      ((((((((((((((((((((( Lots of great energy being sent out to our POTUS Now)))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

  50. 124 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Hey Mr. Coward Fineman…what, er…say you?

  51. 125 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

  52. 130 Ladyhawke
    November 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    ROMNEY CAMPAIGN IS LIKE CHILDREN RUNNING AFTER A BOUNCING BALL

    The word “Revenge” is the latest ball. This is beyond embarrassing and really pathetic.

    =====================================================================

    Steve Benen wrote a post a few months ago where he was trying to define the Romney campaign strategy. It’s all over the place, there is no rhyme or reason to their approach. He finally summed up both campaigns like this:

    The struggle to define President Obama

    ———————————-

    The Obama campaign tends to stick to specific themes, incorporating new information into the message matrix aides drew up a year ago, reinforcing larger arguments.

    The Romney campaign tends to act like small children playing soccer, running wildly to wherever they see a bouncing ball, whether it’s strategically wise or not.

    ———————————-

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/21/14011087-the-struggle-to-define-president-obama?lite

    • 131 veryslowwriter
      November 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      They cannot bear that the Obama administration has been squeaky clean: no misuse of power, no thieving, no sex scandals. It drives the RWNJ mad so they grab at any stupid thing they can sink their dentures in and try to make it into a scandal.

  53. November 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I just read this interesting article http://infidel753.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-fury-of-wingnuts-scorned.html about how the wingnuts are living in a blogosphere bubble where they actually think Romney is going to win on Tuesday and that Nate Silver will be drummed into oblivion as a fraud and that they will get to come to the liberal blogs and gloat to their hearts’ content on November 7th. My question are these: Will Fox News report an alternate set of election results on Tuesday that show Romney won? Or will Fox News report the actual results and force their viewers to suck in the truth for once?

    • 133 99ts
      November 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      That’s an interesting thought. Would almost (but only almost) take one to Fox to find out.

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      One wonders whether they will accept the results and if they don’t, if the Republican leadership will encourage this or shut it down.

    • 135 amk for obama
      November 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      I read in bj that a pox news chyron said the there were 170,000 job loss in October.

      So, yes, they will be telling their racist crowd that mittbot has won.

    • 136 nathkatun7
      November 4, 2012 at 1:42 am

      May be they are planning on stealing the votes electronically and that’s why they are mad at the polls that show Romney loosing. I also heard that the media are not going to do exit polling. I wonder why? In both 2000 and 2004 exit polling conflicted with the final result in Florida and Ohio respectively. In other states, however, exit polling in 2000 and 2004 matched the final results. Without Florida, Bush would never have been selected President. And, without Ohio, Bush would never have been re-elected for a second term. It seems to me that FOX and other right wingers are trying to trash Nate Silver and others in order to prepare the public to accept a stolen election. I will be watching closely both Florida and Ohio. Mitt Romney can’t win the presidency without winning both Florida and Ohio. Like 2000 and 2004 both states respectively have Republican governors and Republican Secretaries of States who are highly partisan. Both states have done everything they could to try to suppress the votes. Thank God for the courts that have nullified their voter suppression shenanigans! All that remains that is of concern to me is how the votes are counted.

  54. November 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    • 138 vcprezofan2
      November 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Oh, my very favourite little ‘Romney’ lady! :) (I haven’t watched the clip yet) Thank you Chips. I was looking for her recently on the Tubes but couldn’t find her anywhere. I looked up stuff like ‘Mitt and the senior drinking coffee/tea’, ‘The coffee lady and Mitt Romney’, etc. etc

  55. 139 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  56. 140 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Don’t forget Nat Geo tomorrow night!! Set that DVR NOW:)

  57. 149 99ts
    November 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    State Senator Nina Turner – firebrand from Ohio – on the Ed Show

  58. 152 JER
    November 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  59. 153 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Illinois Catholic bishop orders priests in his diocese to read an anti-Obama/anti Democrat letter in masses this weekend.

    http://www.nwherald.com/2012/11/02/ill-bishops-election-message-criticizes-obama/acpu7u0/

  60. November 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  61. November 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    My update. Still suffering from Pneumonia. Decided to make my calls today to WI. Made over 145 calls. Spoke to many very friendly people who say that they are planning to vote on Tues. Left a number of messages as well. Feeling positive about WI. Peace to everyone at TOD.

  62. 163 Dakota
    November 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Good Evening TOD Family,

    Great day @ OFA. I’m so excited and fired up! Really happy that folks on this wonderful site have posted wonderful info for those that were concerned voter fraud and intimidation at the polls. The Obama campaign absolutely is on top of this. They knew from the very beginning that the Repugs would pull out all of the stops to steal this election, particularly in the battleground states and they are and have been MORE than prepared to deal with it. We are READY! Make no mistake. Repugs have relied on uninformed voters and bigots to get them into office…tried to stuff the most despicable candidate in U.S. history down our throats, but they have underestimated the voters in this election. Please encourage everyone not to be discouraged with the long lines…don’t let anything stop them from voting. For our Florida peeps, please don’t forget what your governor is pulling when it’s time for him to run again…run his ass out of town!

  63. 164 Obama Grandmama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Been out and about all day with my radio on in my car. The ABC News got me scared so came here right away upon getting home. The news on the hour kept saying Romney was 6+ in FL and OH. I thought that seemed weird and they gave no poll names with the stats.

    • 165 susanne
      November 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      isn’t it interesting how the media is so disconnected from reality? i’ve also been frightened while listening to the car radio, then come home to check on tod’s take, and find the scary news was a bunch of hooey. clearly they think scaring us will make us vote for the rethugs, and that is just revolting.

      • 166 prettyfoot58
        November 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Time to stop listening to the radio…..learned a lesson…the only poll that counts are the election polls…

        Presssssssssssssss On!

        • 167 susanne
          November 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

          yep–and i thought i was safe listening to npr!

          • 168 veryslowwriter
            November 4, 2012 at 1:01 am

            I recommend recorded books at audible.com — I listen to them in the car.
            Particularly, the ones written by and narrated by Barack Obama. Pretty good writer, that young man. I think he has a promising future.

    • 169 hopefruit2
      November 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Romney is not up 6 ANYWHERE. Romney is losing and the Republicans and their friends in the media don’t want to accept it. The media is complicit with the GOP in trying to push a narrative that Obama stole the election. That’s the angle they’re gearing for when Obama actually wins on Tuesday. But we won’t let them…we’re on to their shit, and it stinks on ice.

      • November 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        What a lie. If R was up 6 in OH and FL, it would be reflected on TPM. It isn’t. Jesus, the media is useless. Downright dangerous.

      • 171 susanne
        November 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        well, in the interest of factual clarity, it must be stated that robmey is up plenty in alabama, arkansas, idaho, louisianna, texas, utah–you get the picture. but in the ‘battleground states’ the races are all for pbo or tie–none of them show robmey up big.

    • 175 nathkatun7
      November 4, 2012 at 1:54 am

      What ABC News channel was that? Was that an ABC national broadcast or an ABC affiliated local broadcast? We need to know so we can call and ask them the source of their claims. Not even the Republican friendly polls have Romney up 6 points in either Ohio or Florida.

  64. 176 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Here’s the great segment from Bashir (includes the “Sununu is a vat of poison” true statement)

    https://twitter.com/BashirLive/status/264889270622367744

  65. 177 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    CSPAN One TV will be carrying PBO and Big Dog in virginia tonight at 10:30PM

    • 178 vcprezofan2
      November 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Was trying to hang in for that but now not sure I will make it and I so wanted to see the two of them together. Will have to catch the clips tomorrow.

  66. 179 anniebella
    November 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Chipsticks, I finally found a video of FLOTUS speaking today at the University of Miami in Ohio. :) :) :)

  67. 182 lamh35
    November 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Question, are early voting tallys published as soon as polls close Tues? what I mean is, do they count tem soon as voting is over Tuesday, & release the numbers, or do they release them county by county on Tues?

    • 186 99ts
      November 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      I believe that when Chris Christie spoke to & met the President, he had an epiphany and realized how wasted had been the last 2 years of his Presidency. Gov Christie discovered that he likes the President, and the GOP bs from the past 4 years has been shown for what it really was.

      I’ll keep saying it while I live about PBO “To know him is to love him”. All those folks who just want to touch him, smile at him, see him know all about it. Chris Christie just found out what they have known for years.

      • 187 HZ
        November 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        99ts, I believe that deep within my heart. I have been praying for the likes of Gov. Christie for four years. I see something in this meeting, however, we know that we never know what the situation will be in these types of “Coming to Jesus Moments,” but I do believe that prayer is a powerful thing. Meditation on situations for goodness between people is a real exercise within our space when we choose it.

        Things have a very powerful way of moving people in order that other will not be harm or sustain suffering. POB is a pure and caring person, and million of people in this country are going to see something good come out of this pain and hurting going on right now. (((((((( Wisdom be continued to be given to our POTUS)))))

        • 188 vitaminlover
          November 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

          So beautifully put, HZ!

        • 189 nathkatun7
          November 4, 2012 at 2:10 am

          Very well said, HZ! It’s during crisis that you get to see the true measure of a person. I think Chris Christie, faced with an immense crisis, discovered the real Barak Obama and not the right wing manufactured caricature of the President that has dominated the right wing media for the past four years.

    • 190 susanne
      November 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      yes, while we’re planning our celebrations, the rethugs are tearing into each other.

  68. 191 andogriff
    November 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Ms Chips! I loved your “champion” video on an earlier thread…I was not online much today; so many posts…so little time! THANK YOU again so much for all you do, I will be staying up all night here in Germany on Tuesday, watching Wolf Blitzer (all we have!) with TOD on my laptop. Much love to you and all TOD folks, you are all brilliant!

  69. 192 99ts
    November 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Is it positive to call Chuck Todd an absolute fool – I think so – he is doing exactly what Nate Silver called the media on

    “If you can’t acknowledge that (Mr Obama will win the electoral vote) after a day when Mr. Obama leads 19 out of 20 swing-state polls, then you should abandon the pretense that your goal is to inform rather than entertain the public.”

    Chuck is even lousy at entertaining the public – no inform, no entertain – but then – seeing him squirm while he suggests this is a “toss up” – is all entertainment.

  70. 206 prettyfoot58
    November 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Exposed: The big GOP funders behind the voter suppression billboards

    http://colorofchange.org/blog/2012/oct/30/exposed-big-gop-funders-behind-voter-suppression-b/

  71. 207 JER
    November 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    First lady Michelle Obama rallies crowd at Miami University – OXFORD, Ohio

    …An estimated 2,600 people braved a long line in freezing rain Saturday to see the first lady speak at Miami University in Oxford in southwestern Ohio. …

    VIDEO and Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/politics/First-lady-Michelle-Obama-rallies-crowd-at-Miami-University/-/9837768/17254562/-/25lv5qz/-/index.html#ixzz2BDKgoq5h

  72. November 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    UHM….

  73. November 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    A lot of Hispanic democrats on the I-4 corridor, which is a highway from Tampa to daytona Beach!

  74. November 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  75. 213 prettyfoot58
    November 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    But Jim Burn, the state’s Democratic chairman, said Romney’s visit is a desperate act that shows his campaign is stalled in once more-promising swing states like Ohio.

    “The Republicans are in Pennsylvania only because they have nowhere else to go,” Burn said. Democrats have carried Pennsylvania in the past five presidential elections.

    Terry Madonna, a Franklin & Marshall College pollster, said he expects nearly 60 percent of the 9.9 million Pennsylvanians age 18 or older to turn out at the polls Tuesday.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/All-Eyes-on-Pa-During-Election-Day-177123561.html

  76. 214 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    GM folks.

    FL early voting updated

    Total votes 3,914,379 (46.3% of 2008 total)
    Dem 42.6%
    Rep 39.9%
    None/Oth 17.5%

    http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2012.html

    We not only overcame a 5 point rethug lead a week back but have also slowly increased our lead now to 2.7%.

    Well done jovie and other hard working OFA peeps.

  77. 215 LDS
    November 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Okay, Chips. I am done. The compassion this President has is just overwhelming. The tears seems to be tears of gratefulness. I do not know if they are a couple or related, but it is so powerful. Thank you.

    • 216 veryslowwriter
      November 4, 2012 at 1:07 am

      Of all the virtues, kindness is the greatest. I feel kindness is in the bones of the first family. It really is what makes them so remarkable.

  78. November 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Just finished the first day of the four day marathon as a staging location director and I can’t remember feeling so tired. At this point, I’m not sure I could even manage to tie my shoes. But I’m so proud of the volunteers on the phones and doors and so impressed with the enthusiasm they brought to the job today. The president’s GOTV operation is being handled with military precision. Everybody is at their stations, everyone reporting up the chain of command on time through the day, And most of all, everyone committed to the single goal of winning this for our president on Tuesday. We’re in the heavily Latino area of our county and had terrific bi-lingual volunteers who really burned the telephones and ate up the miles walking the neighborhoods. One of them is a great cook and brought homemade Spanish food to every staging location in the city. And then he turned around and spent hours knocking on doors. That’s the kind of commitment that delivers a win!!! Night all.

    • 219 theo67
      November 4, 2012 at 1:57 am

      Thank you, Jackie! Great job.

    • 220 nathkatun7
      November 4, 2012 at 2:21 am

      Thank you so much Jackie for all the hard work and sacrifices! It’s people like you and me who will make sure that we re-elect our President. I am so impressed with the dedication and discipline of the people working on behalf of the President to GOTV!


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