11:45 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at MLK Boulevard, Madison, Wisconsin
C-Span * CBS * CNN * WKOW
…. and this photo from Madison was taken a couple of hours before the rally
Later (all times ET):
12:0: VP Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va.
3:15: Michelle Obama in Charlotte
4:10: PBO delivers remarks at Nationwide Arena, Columbus (still not sure about the time of this one, it says 2:25 in some schedules)
6:10: Michelle Obama in Orlando
7:0: VP Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at the American Civil War Center in Richmond, Va.
10:50: President Obama and Michelle Obama deliver remarks in Des Moines
(I hope all these times are right, will correct later if they’re not!)
OFA – thanks Jovie
state motto there too!
2 hours before Obama, 16K had already passed thru Secret Service checkpoints @ Madison Rally. @thenation @hardball— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) November 05, 2012
Wow. Wisconsin is fired up.
Damn! Had to log in or I’d have been #1 However I’m in good company. The BEST company.
Yes, We Can. And Yes, We Will.
In case you didn’t see this on the last thread amk
Thx again, GG. Saw it and sent the invite too. :)
An invite? Oh my, I’ll have to go back and see my invitation to your PARTY!!!!
You are a shinning beacon here at TOD and much appreciated by us all. I thank U.
Happy Birthday AMK!!!
You saw my “Happy Birthday” on twitter I know, but I want to wish you a great year as well. It will be so wonderful to celebrate PBO’s win tomorrow, won’t it. A fantastic birthday present!
Thanks a bunch, Betsy. I can’t wait for my present tomorrow.
Even dogs are canvassing for our President!!!
Sunni the Obama Canvass Dog ready to head out and #GOTV (w/ door hangers) http://t.co/8VRHLwau— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) November 05, 2012
We have a running joke in our house. All of our dogs are rescues, and the current three all came from a shelter that gets their dogs from Southern Illinois, Kentucky, MO (the puppy mill capitals).
Every one of our dogs ‘says’ they had to get the hell out of Southern IL and come North where they could be proud Democrats.
Okay, we don’t have kids. We have dogs. Give me a break, okay?
LOL! Dogs are like kids – just not as demanding. :)
And they don’t borrow the car or talk back. I love my doggie-babies!
And you’ll never get a call at 3 am from the police saying your dog has been brought in drunk.
Well, one of my guys could get into all kinds of trouble at that late hour………
I have six myself, kids be darned.
Six?!? Wherever would they find the room on the sofa? I’m lucky my three make room for me!
Outstanding! They know this is important, bcz #MittIsMean
Alrighty, today is my birthday and all I want is a RT from @idriselba or @MichelleObama and a belated present of Re-electing @BarackObama. Oh and the Saints to beat dem Eagles tonight!! WHO DAT!
Happy biiiiiiiiiiiiirthday Lamh! I hope all those wishes come true! Have a great day.
Happy Birthday LAMH and I hope you get what you want for your birthday …. and we will all celebrate with you!
yes! best gift of all! happy day, lamh, and happy years to come!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAMH36!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY lamh!!!!!
Well Happy Birthday lamh!
*~*~*~*HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAMH*~*~*~*
Happy b’day, lamh.
Happy, happy birthday wishes to you, lamh!! Enjoy your celebrations and bring us good luck!!
Happy Happy Day, lamh! I hope it’s takes you from smiles, to giggles to gut-busting guffaws! Enjoy!
This isn’t quite as good as a tweet from our fella, but here’s a lovely video of him talking about DJ’ing and singing a little ditty about YOU!!! :-D
Thanks for the eye-candy. I’m typing with one hand, wiping the drool off with the other. :-)))))
Happy Birthday Lamh!!
Happy Birthday, lamh36!!!!!!!! Yippee. Hope you get your wish.
Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Weren’t you just lamh34 a little bit ago – when I met you? Where does the time go?
A very, very, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lamh! May you enjoy many more years of good health, good friendships and good fortune!
Happy Happy lamh! Birthday I mean!
Happy Birthday lamh36! Have a great and happy day :) :)
Happy Birthday, lamh36! Enjoy it to the fullest.
Dear @SenatorReid, The American People deserve to know before 6 Nov 2012 if Mitt Romney received IRS #AMNESTY. Please help. TY— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 05, 2012
Romney Records Videos of His Staffers While They Sleep
Mitt Romney really is bizarre!!
Bizarre is a very good word. Another one is STRANGE.
how about creepy?
Falls very well inside his psyche of assault people when they are vulnerable. What a pervert.
CNN streaming has started
Tomorrow will be a victorious day for the President and for the United States, and we WILL know tomorrow night. All this noise about provisional ballots and recounts — these criminal muthafuckas got another thing coming. :evil:
I’m doing voter protection at the polls tomorrow, and with that I’m committing myself 100% to any movement/organization/person that takes on this issue of voter suppression. This has to end — whether through the laws, boycotts, civil disobedience, media (yeah, right!), or any other means — no American citizen should have to fight to vote. Enough is enough!
PJ, thanks for your strong willingness to protect the vote. I have contact @TheJusticeDept via calls and tweets to to request that they arrest the Ohio SOS and lock his ass up til after the election. If they don’t want to do it then hire a ghost law enforcement operation to arrest him, gag & bag his ass and dump him on a park bench after the election.
Ranman, there is a lot going on behind the scenes with OFA and the Democratic party to help protect the vote tomorrow, but I agree with you regarding these governors and Secretaries of State in places like OH, FL and PA. Part of me would love to see the National Guard and a military general or two posted in these polling places, taking charge of this process.
The “they hate us for our freedom” crowd is all too willing to run up in Iraq and Afghanistan but deny freedom to American citizens. It’s abominable.
Include CO SOS on that list to worry about.
I’m lookin’ forward to tomorrow (voting), and will stand in line as long as it takes! Probably won’t be too bad here in CT, but you never know… These are bizarre times. “Bomb scare” in FL…?!? They are absolutely shameless… Wonder if I’ll have to dip my finger in purple ink…
Again- Florida polls are open today, 8-5, in- Person absentee early voting.
Chips, can you put this on top of page?
Excellent Jovie, just tweeted it – will add it to the post. Thank you!
Voting Hours In Florida: barackobama.com/fl/entry/fl-up… FIGHT for your right to vote like these people in Aventura, stay in line http://t.co/TZx7Gd4R— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 05, 2012
GM TOD family. Happy Birthday to all of you that’s celebrating at this special time. What a crowd in Wisconsin this morning. I love it and love our wonderful President so much. I pray for him daily and pray that we will get him re-elected tomorrow. I really would like to see him crush that scum Mittens like a bug. Good day everyone doing whatever it takes for that to happen, and thank you all for all the hard work and time invested in this campaign and thank you Chips for keeping us all from going crazy. Love and hugs.
Just a quick and totally unrelated to anything else comment. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since TOD reached the 14 million hits plateau. At the time I jokingly said maybe we could hit 15 million by the end of election day. Well, we won’t hit it, but we will probably be within 150,000 of that mark. WTG Chips. You have provided the world an amazing places to witness everything leading up to the election and a place for exuberant celebration (not a doubt in my mind) afterwards.
Good Morning TOD Family,
I hope you are all right.
I live in one of the most affected areas in NYC that still doesn’t have electricity, hot water, heat or public transportation. I’ve been sleeping here and there with a small suitcase. However, I tried to remain connected to what’s going on the best I can when I reach a place that has Internet connection.But tomorrow, I am returning to VOTE.
I am so hopefull and so proud of the many hours and hard work put up by the President. I know I will lose my voice tomorrow night when they announce a win for him in Times Square.
Stay strong and GOTV or make phone calls if you can.
Have a great day!
Please take care of yourself, stay safe – I’m sure everyone (up to PBO) is working to get your power restored – it will all seem so much better when that happens – bless you for voting in such a situation
My heart goes out to you. That is an awful long time to be without everything that is familiar and a comfort to you. Please stay safe and let us know how you are doing or if you need anything. I truly hope you have some good news soon.
So sorry to hear that you’re still without power. I have relatives in the same position and it’s exhausting. Take care, be safe, and try to keep your head up.
One of my daughters was at a Springsteen concert Sat. night in Louisville. Said she was expecting great, but it was so beyond that. 3 1/2 straight hours of great music by The Boss. I asked if he said anything about Obama, which I didn’t think he would at that venue. She said “sortof”, not by name but in the way he told everyone to make sure they vote and to think about what kind of country they want and who best represents those ideals. etc.
I estimate about 100-150 UNENTHUSIATIC people in the pic above.
The Secret to Mitt Romney's Fortune? Greed, Debt and Forcing Others to Foot the Bill bit.ly/TEkMmb #tcot #nh01 #nhpolitics #p2 #vfw— justgratefuldead (@justgrateful) November 05, 2012
Very hopeful numbers based analysis of NC.
Yes, unexpected as cabpolitical has been pretty pessimistic on Obama’s chances there. Here’s more from him:
The Dem advantage in ’08 ended up being about 12%, in line with the Dem registration advantage in NC. If Obama’s to win, I think he probably needs to aim for at least a 13-14% Dem advantage this year, something that’s still possible for him with these numbers. There are two really big bright spots for him. First, African American voting numbers remain high. 27.4% of the vote is still African American, well above 2008 numbers which came in at about 23%. Additionally, the white vote is running at only 67.4%, well below the 72% figure in 2008. If the White vote remains under 70%, Obama may very well still win NC. The other good news? While there are many white GOP votes still left out there, there is one other group of voters still out there: young voters. The fact is, more than 70% of senior voters have already voted in NC, meaning there’s not a lot of them left to vote. In comparison, it looks like less than half of likely 18-29 year olds have voted in NC.
That’s an excellent report Bill. Please tweet it.
@Maddow – Voting lines as endurance challenge: youtu.be/fmu9Ly5QJfg ENDURE bcz your country NEEDS YOU to move #FORWARD— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 05, 2012
Dems up by 167K in FL early vote: bit.ly/YKsHPU— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) November 05, 2012
Keep in mind that yesterday that number was 133K…so the lead is INCREASING….
I apologize I don’t know much about Florida. Can you guys fill me in about which counties are red and which are blue or how it breaks down?
It’s pretty complicated to break down as every vote counts and the main thing is the margin in each county. If a county is blue then we need big numbers and big margins of winning. If it’s red then we need to keep the margin of Romney win low. Obviously. :)
Here’s 2008 map of it that gives some good detail by county
FL is very interesting –
South is blue, middle is swing, north is red!
Here is the electoral map in 2008 with all the states. Simply click on the state of FL to see how the counties broke down for Obama & McCain (to give you an idea of the blue vs red)…
Sorry I forgot the link! Here it is:
Cool. Thank you!
In FL Gadsden, Leon, Alachua. and Jefferson countiies are usually high percentage numbers for Democrats. The other counties that President Obama carried in 2008 are Volusia, Flagler, Orange, Osceola, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade. Monroe. I am missing one county. He carried 15 counties, tied Sarasota and lost Duval by a percentage point.
Screeeeeech! Huff! Puff! Please don’t tell me I missed it all!
You’re in time VC! (For once)
OH! Oh! :cry: :cry: Tears of joy! Quickest grocery shopping I have done in a while, AND I hit two stores in different ends of town! :grin: :grin: CC, my dear I didn’t even notice your brackets. ;)
So I have time to stash the fridge stuff! :lol: O-kay!
Tomorrow, I will watching the polling on teann (no other choice on this side of the atlas). BBC will cover it too but it won’t be wall to wall.
Chips should start a teevee station.
Should be hopping on Twitter, too! :mrgreen:
The Boss is finally up on Stage!!
The Boss flies with PBO on AF1 to Columbus where he will also perform and there will be dueling rallies—–7 miles apart—-Obama and Liarbot.
The Boss will ride on Air Force One wapo.st/YKl2kD— PostPolitics (@postpolitics) November 05, 2012
We just did our school vote. Our school has gone Republican every time except for 2008, and maybe Clinton’s second term (I can’t remember). It is a very conservative area. Today Mitt Romney won by 5 votes. I think that’s pretty good. I think I had a good number of Obama supporters in my room. Here’s a little thing that made me sad though. One little boy came up to me and said ‘My mother’s voting for Mitt Romney’. This is a very poor family. They are on free lunch and get Blessings in a Backpack every weekend. So she is voting for the man who would make her life so much harder. I wonder if she realizes that and there is something else more important, or if she thinks he’s just lying and will not really carry through on his agenda to cut programs to the poor.
Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight 31 Oct
7 polls released in Ohio in past 48 hours: Obama +2, Obama +3, Obama +3, Obama +3, Obama +5, Obama +5, Obama +5
Bruce Springsteen sounds more and more like Bob Dylan.— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) November 05, 2012
Bruce is hilarious! Loved his ‘forward’ song :)
Bruce: I watched the first debate and . . . I WAS FREAKED OUT! Then the next two he schooled Mitt Romney….FORWARD!!
RT @helenecooper: Axe, Plouffe and Gibbs, atop a crane in Madison, watching the Boss on the stump for their boss. yfrog.com/oca1dglgj— (@michaelscherer) November 05, 2012
The dare devils. :)
Poll: Obama up 6 in Ohio, 2 in Fla. politico.com/blogs/burns-ha… via @POLITICO— Jackie B (@JBNARIZONA) November 05, 2012
Nice….. six points up in Ohio and ahead by two in Fl.
wow really proud of Bruce’s words here.
He speaks from the heart! I love him and his music and the E Street Band! And I love that he loves New Jersey and it plays a role in his music just as his Catholicism and his politics do. He is a man of conviction and passion. He is a storyteller. Again, became a Springsteen fan in my 50′s (though Springsteen and I are the same age), go figure. It is my son’s fault!
Bruce is a Roman Catholic? I had no idea. That is a new thing about Bruce that I learned today. Thank you.
My first time hearing Springstein speak politically and I’m truly impressed!
No retreat, no surrender. We will win and continue to fight to realize the American dream for all of us. Bruce gets it.
Ahoy mates. I’m a bit late get this vessel underway but we’ve managed and are steaming for calm waters. By my reckoning I should be in calm water on the morrow 36 hours from now.
I hear ya, Captain. Or is is Admiral?
Nope. Chips is the Admiral. I’m just an ordinary seaman. :-D
Yardarm, if I was the admiral we’d have ended up on the rocks a long time ago!!
That’s why Admirals have a good crew to keep the vessel off the rocks.
:-) A mighty crew it is too!!!
Aye, that it is. Steer for calm waters and make it so!
Oh, Jees, what trouble did I start? Was just trying to be complimentary to yardarm……
:-) Hellooooooooo shipmate!
What calm water, sailor ? The admiral will be rocking the boat with us party crashers.
It’s a big ship that’s stable in rough seas! :-)
The crowd seems to be really listening. It’s a typical rally but the seriousness of the moment is evident.
Bruce Springsteen stumps for the winning team in Madison, Wisconsin. #Obama2012 http://t.co/hZWL61fS— (@utaustinliberal) November 05, 2012
Awwwwww, this picture makes my heart sing. I can’t wipe the smile off my face. Go Bruce!!!
ME TOO! Thanks for sharing. Just passed it along to my son!
UT…..my goodness, you have already had a Tweet Pic already? You are just too much. Great Job. Thanks.
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Joe Scarborough: Hurricane Sandy Froze Mitt Romney's Momentum (VIDEO) huff.to/YvAIca via @HuffPostMedia Excuses already?— Nelson (@Yardarm756) November 05, 2012
Joe Scarborough is a lying cheating sack of crap. If he believed that, why was he still saying last Friday that if Pres Obama were to win, he would be Shocked?
Even if this claptrap was true (the ‘mittmentum’ was over after Biden’s smackdown of Eddie Munster), it wouldn’t be the storm that halted it: it would be PBO’s excellent governance, understanding of the role of government in our lives, and his utmost class and grace.
Still waiting for DimMitt to pull together all those dunces eating dollar bills (who are now all CEO’s I’m sure), having them all write checks for Sandy relief.
Crickets. How can a campaign and a major political party be that stupid? When the RWNJ’s and their enablers object to a telethon to raise money for victims and call it ‘political’, we’re in an alternate universe of what it means to be a decent human being.
So Willard isn’t much of a sailor then, if he couldn’t navigate a storm.
Sorry it took so long to respond. Willard wouldn’t make it through ‘boot camp’ in my Navy. Poot-butts don’t survive.
RT @NewspaperVideo: The line for absentee ballots wraps around Miami-Dade election hq Monday. @miamiherald http://t.co/jQauCgpi— The Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 05, 2012
You know, I'm beginning to think it's not the size of the crowd that matters so much as whether they are FORCED TO BE THERE. #lessonsof2012— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) November 05, 2012
Why should you stand in that long line to #VOTE now? To hire the people who'll make voting EASIER next time! #FORWARD— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 05, 2012
THROW THE BUMS OUT
DING DING DING – Isn’t that the truth. That’s the key to resolving all of the obstacles to moving forward. When people complain about (fill in the blank) the answer is get involved and vote for leaders who will do the right thing. Vote for politicians who don’t feel that compromise is a four letter word. Nothing will change until we get more elected officials in congress who don’t put their party before country. Until we get more patriots in congress moving forward is going to be a challenge.
Can you just imagine how glorious it will be to have a Senator Elizabeth Warren in the senate to work with President Obama? A powerhouse only interested to doing the right thing and getting things done for the American people. I would like nothing more than seeing Senator Scott Brown (aka the fair haired boy of Wall Street) driving off into the sunset in that pick-up truck. Make it happen MA. Please I’m begging you.
I would think both Right and Left and for that matter Center would want to get rid of those impeding the vote. Does anyone know if Rick Scott is term limited as FL Gov? If not wouldn’t his actions insure little chance of re-election? If these GOP governors and SOS officials that are trying to keep people from voting are on term limits that points out a negative for term limits I had not thought of previously. If they are not term limited I would hope these actions would keep them from getting any further political offices. I suppose they are heroes in their party though.
A lol bj post to the rw troll there. http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/11/05/36-hours-to-gotv/#comment-3927850
yeah, if I’m Obambi I’m just terrified of the big, bad, scary House Republicans (current approval rating south of the Mendoza Line) and their ginormous list of accomplishments since ‘06. Hey, weren’t they going to repeal Obamacare? Gee, wonder how that worked out? Maybe they can invite him to their Retreat, away from the source of his strength ( it’s the teleprompter, stupid), and gang up on him and embarrass him out of office. Oh, yeah. Right.
They’ve done nothing but try to destroy him for four years, and all they have to show for it is – wait for it – another four years of Obama. Fucking geniuses.
Pres #Obama bases his policies on actual facts. #Mitt guy doesn't think facts matter. 30reasons.org/artists/post-t… #ReasonsToVoteObama— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 05, 2012
Arrgh! Deleted the above. Fixed the typo below… Sorry!
Pres #Obama bases his policies on actual facts. #Mitt doesn't think facts matter. 30reasons.org/artists/post-t… …— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 05, 2012
Ok, someone explain to me this. There confirmed reports that Romney will be campaining on election day in Ohio tomorrow. I assume he’ll be in a GOP county and will get voters from rally to polls?? But wouldn’t that mean that voters will be at rally rather than polls???
I’m confused, I can’t decide if this is good strategy or not? My gut is telling me it’s an act of desperation
It’s pure desperation. Candidates don’t usually hold rallies on Election Day. PBO does things like goes to greet shift workers or just pop up places and shake hands. But no rallies, per se.
Regardless of what Romney does or doesn’t do in Ohio tomorrow, Obama is winning Ohio.
I thought there were voter rules about not campaigning on election day nor even wearing or displaying signage etc. I see all kinds of signs and t-shirts though with people waiting in line to vote. Maybe the rules are controlled by the individula states, or voting precincts. I voted two weeks ago by vote by mail in Oregon. I like the hassle free method. I got my voters guide about a week prior to receiving my ballot. It can be mailed back (needs your own stamp) or dropped in a voter box outside the courthouse. WA started a mail-in system this year too. It sure would save all of those lines and hours that seem to be in question right now.
YES!! I see Reggie Love is with him!!
i miss Reggie
New post everyone:
RT @NewspaperVideo: The line outside the Miami-Dade elections department now. @miamiherald campl.us/mHNv— The Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 05, 2012
For all the lambs out there, don’t forget the legendary Mariah Carey will be with our wonderful First Lady in North Carolina today.
RAND poll 4/11: Obama 49.88% (up from 49.26% 3/11). romney 45.49% (down from 46.05% 3/11). GOTV. #ObamaBiden2012. mmicdata.rand.org/alp/index.php?…— (@amk4obama) November 05, 2012
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