Oh oh oh Ohio….


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President Obama greets astronaut John Glenn

243 Responses to “Oh oh oh Ohio….”

  1. 1 4morefor44
    May 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm


  2. 2 z5pearls
    May 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    They were awesome!

  3. 3 LOL
    May 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I know not all of us care what Halperin says…but I found this interesting.

    Halperin’s Take
    There are a lot of variables that will go towards determining who wins in November. If candidate skills, spouse skills, a clear message, and emotion matter β€” and they do β€” some of the Democrats’ biggest advantages were on display Saturday. Team Romney has some major catching up to do.

  4. 23 collegekay
    May 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    If you have 3 bucks can you chip in to my fundraiser? πŸ˜€


    Never let up. Mittbot is not ready for us.

  5. 24 Debz
    May 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful couple!! Fantastic President. 4 More Years!!!!!!

  6. 25 isonprize
    May 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    O H I O. That was ridiculously enthusiastically, crowd pleasingly GREAT!!!

    My PREEZY and FLEEZY were off the HEEZY!

    I wonder if Politcal Junkessa has recovered yet? Didn’t she say that she was going to the really?

  7. 28 4morefor44
    May 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    i can only find one photo on twitter so far of the mittbot juggernaut of phone banking. it shows 8 people crowded into the back of the mittbus with cell phones and a script on their legs. mitt doesn’t appear to even be with his bus. mitt can’t even fill the back of his own mittbus!

    • 29 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      LOL! Some of those “aides” must have joined the PBO crowd screaming “four more years!”

    • 31 Debz
      May 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I bet POTUS is real terrified of the mittbot crowd.

    • 32 donna dem 4 obama
      May 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Coward Fineman said that R-Money was going to the Kentucky Derby today (my dream would be if they booed him fiercly). He never intended to be in Ohio today.

      • 33 LOL
        May 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

        Yes, because nothing says middle class…than the Kentucky Derby. What a maroon.

        • 34 Debz
          May 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

          All dressed up and sipping mint julips.

        • 50 Tally
          May 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

          Hey now…… I love my horses. Today is one of my big holidays – along with the other two races of the Triple Crown (followed by Le Tour in July.) I wanted to be a jockey until I got too tall, and developed boobs. So I became a barrel racer instead.

          Seriously. Horses are awesome. I had an Arab for awhile. He looked like a mini Secretriat and thought he was a race horse. (Bought from a friend of my dad’s for $300 including all tack, and kept him next door for free….otherwise we never could have afforded it), and miss him more than words can say.

          Mitt’s an IDIOT. That ridiculous photo of him on the Dressage horse, holding the reins in one hand as if he’s a cowboy – WRONG – TWO HANDS FOR DRESSAGE YOU ASSHOLE – just magnifies his idiocy and ignorance.

          That said, mint juleps are yummy, and some cool people go to the track. Unfortunately, assholes do too.

          • 51 LOL
            May 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

            I comes in peace Tally πŸ™‚ I just find it odd Mittens says PBO doesn’t understand that people are hurting out there by golfing 4 out of 168 hours in a week

            • 52 Debz
              May 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

              I like watching the Kentucky derby. My son and DIL went there once and stood in the infield with the rest of the riff-raff. They had a great time, lots of drunks in the lower classes.

            • 53 Tally
              May 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

              Mitt’s is an idiot.

      • 54 hopefruit2
        May 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm

        Oh how loverly…then he and Turtle Mitch can go on a nice date at sundown to reminisce about the nice derby moments!

      • May 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        I hope he is at the Kentucky Derby. Wow what a “swing” state not. Willard shows each day how out of touch he and Ann really are. Romney probably changed his childish plans after seeing that crowd. (Tori)

        • 56 donna dem 4 obama
          May 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

          Hey Tori!! Did you have a nice Birthday yesterday.

          • May 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

            Hey Donna. I did have a quiet relaxing day yesterday with my family. I donated some of my birthday money to the President’s reelection campaign lol.

            • 58 Pamela
              May 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

              I am sorry, I seem to have missed your birthday shout out! Happy Happy Birthday Birthday, a bit late, but with true heart! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        • 59 lisalovesobama
          May 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

          I don’t know if it’s being out of touch or if he just really doesn’t care. I get the feeling that he sees being president as an entitlement. Just another thing that he has, the car, the house, the family, the presidency. It’s just another thing.

    • 62 amk for obama
      May 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      LOL. Oh, the sweet schadenfreude.

  8. 63 lamh35
    May 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    that was awesome can’t wait for Virginia. I bet he’s gonna throw in a little more War on Women references for “vaginal probe” guv mcdonnell

  9. 64 lamh35
    May 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Roger Simon at politico: “Obama announcement speech 4 years ago was sweeping, elegant and grand. Today’s was fiery, dramatic and determined”!!!

    • 65 lisalovesobama
      May 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      damned right!!!!!! Cause he’s gonna kick ass and through out the bums repukes out!!!!

  10. 66 ChristiMTL
    May 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Can someone please explain to me what that idiot means by that?

    Chuck Todd ‏ @chucktodd

    Interesting way POTUS worded pitch for health care and Wall Street reform. Lamenting idea of refighting the issues. #politically exhausted?

    politically exausted??

    What in the world does that mean?

    • 67 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      I think Upchuck Todd should be summarily ignored. I don’t care to understand his silly analysis! Even Ed Henry of FOX News admitted that people seemed to like the speech. Even Ed henry of FOX news gave a larger crowd size estimate than UpChuck Todd. Even DICK HALPERIN had some positive things to say…

      Chuckie is mighty BITTER!

    • May 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Chucky needs to feel relevant. He can’t tweet that the President has an “enthusiasm gap,” so he needs to have other knit picky things to pull out of his imaginary thoughtful analysis. What the President said is clear, concise, and plain and simple. There is no need to have the healthcare fight, and Wall St reform fight all over again which is what the Republicant’s are promising. We have to move forward, and not be bogged down in those fights for the next 4 years.

      • 70 Cha
        May 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        If chuckycheeze really wanted to be relevant he would deal in reality. Pretty darn exciting and the ultimate experience in relevance.

    • 71 lisalovesobama
      May 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      does this freak have nothing better to do on a saturday? no afternoon delight? really? not surprised. between him and Ed Henry, I don’t know which one has more of their heads stuck up repug ass.

    • 72 anniebella
      May 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Why wasn’t Chuckie boy at the Kentucky Derby?

  11. 73 Don
    May 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I think President Obama just walked up to Mitt and took off his glove and slapped him in the face with it.

  12. 76 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Even Ed Henry has to be honest at some point!!!

    • May 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Uh……no shit, Porky. It helps when you have ACTUAL ideas.

    • 78 Debz
      May 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Well, nice to see a moment of honesty from ole’ Ed I guess he must have gotten swept up by all the excitement!! Give him 5 minutes he’ll be back to normal. As For Chuck Toad, he should go cover the non stop excitement of the Romney campaign.

      • 79 lamh35
        May 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        that’s the campaign staff. I can see David Plouffe at the front. Ed Henry trying to be cute I guess.

        • 80 LOL
          May 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

          Yup, there is Messina, Axe and Carney in the back.

          • 81 4morefor44
            May 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

            i think mr. ed is probably being sarcastic, since those are PBO campaign leaders. plus, i see henry ed is on the mark knoller beat of several crowd size tweets, and since it was really, really full, instead of packed to the rafters, he’s helping fuel what seems to be the only real talking point that seems to be emerging from the republican swamps so far today. somehow 14,000 people at a campaign kick-off is a bad thing, even though the largest crowd i can find of the mittbot was about 2,000 in mesa, az a couple months ago. of course, they all ignore or lie about all the details of PBO’s speech and the overwhelming enthusiasm present.

            • 82 EDP4BHO
              May 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

              Sometimes I’ve noticed that the rally venues have roped-off sections, not to be used. Could be for security logistics.

    • May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Love seeing the guys back together – Axe, Messina and Plouffe. And, of course, the great Jay Carney.

    • 85 EDP4BHO
      May 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      I see Axe, Carney. and Plouffe in the house. And Messina.

    • May 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      He was referring to the campaign staff. He said he was joking and that even Messina took it as a joke because he RT’d it.

    • May 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      It amazes me how the failed media gets paid mega millions to state the obvious, or on the other hand to simply make things up.

    • 88 Tally
      May 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  13. 90 Roberta in MN
    May 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Do I have to post in order to get rid of the inbox emails notifications?

  14. 94 joanshaw
    May 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    To repeat from the end of the previous thread, and from an elderly person who has heard many political speeches — that was more than a barn-burner of a speech, it was a whole barn EXPLOSION!

    More of this carrying-on President Obama, and It’s gonna be a Landslide!

  15. 96 Roberta in MN
    May 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Actually they loved the speech and Our President and First Lady.

  16. 97 utaustinliberal
    May 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    And in other kick ass news: Chelsea CRUSHED Liverpool to win the FA Cup Final. Woooooooooooooooooooot! GO BLUE! All other teams especially Chipsticks’s Manchester United can now officially SUCK IT!

    Chelsea is the GREATEST football team on the planet!

    • 98 amk for obama
      May 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Ahem. They got lucky just as they did with CL semis. Liverpool had the momentum but was very unlucky. Let’s be honest here.

      Anyway, a win is a win. So, congrats.

      • 99 utaustinliberal
        May 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        Don’t hate Amk. Green is an ugly color on you. What it boils down to is that CHELSEA WON! I don’t give a crap about the hows, whens, wheres….blah…blah….blah. We WON. We are officially the BEST football club in the world. Every other team SUCKS!

        Gooooooo BLUE!

        • 100 amk for obama
          May 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

          It’s not about the team. Any team for that matter. It’s about the game,

          Anyway, enjoy your moment.

    • 101 Tally
      May 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Gratz babe!!

      • 102 utaustinliberal
        May 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        Thanks Tally! It’s a wonderful day. Pres. Obama’s rallies and now Chelsea’s won the FA Cup Final. πŸ˜€

  17. 103 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    This to get rid of the Notification thingy πŸ˜‰

  18. May 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    • 105 LOL
      May 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      YOU ARE ON FIRE TODAY!!!!! I’m still wiping the yogurt from my laptop about that BBQ sauce crack. Adorbs Michelle skipped a beat…like my heart skips a beat when I see them together. FYI, the takeoff is streaming http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • 106 amk for obama
      May 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      You’re knoller with your snark. Hope the fat fucker sees them and weeps.

      Was she doing a little hop before she hugged him ?

      • 107 SueBee
        May 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        Yes she was! I thought I was the only person who noticed that! I just love those two like they are family πŸ˜€

    • 108 lamh35
      May 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      It’s kind a like when a prizefighter wins a fight and gets engulfed by his corner people. Michelle O is always in POTUS corner!!!

    • 109 utaustinliberal
      May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Chips are you sure you’re not Snark Knoller? The tweets are incredibly hilarious.

      p.s. Chelsea won the FA Cup Final . Wooooot! Gooooooooo BLUE!

  19. 110 collegekay
    May 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Negative campaigns never work. People want ideas and to know that you care about them. Romney has neither.

  20. 111 Don
    May 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Noticed how President Obama kept saying Governor Romney every time he mentioned Mitt’s name?

    • 112 Ladyhawke
      May 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      I noticed that too. Governor Romney is going to great lengths to avoid mentioning his record as governor. He just doesn’t talk about it all. His record as governor of MA is pretty pathetic. We all know he is a career politician. He has been running for some office for the last 18 years. The only office he won was the governorship. All that leaves is his experience as a businessman. And he has the nerve to say that President Obama is inexperienced.

      • 113 Cha
        May 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

        You mean like Scrubbing all his hard drives of his record as Gov as Mass? Could there be anymore of a mentally challenged criminal running against PObama..except KOCHS themselves?

  21. 114 Roberta in MN
    May 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    They still keep coming.

  22. 115 Dakota
    May 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Well Peeps, suffering with a stupid cold but coming out of my fog to say, I can’t imagine Willard coming anywhere near inspiring people in this manner. My vision is a redwood tree @ the podium and crickets in the audience. No offense to redwoods or crickets. LOVE MY POTUS & FLOTUS!

  23. 119 DIVASMOM
    May 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Twit Robme is in tears today. Crying on Man Robme’s shoulders.

  24. 120 CEB
    May 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    i know that after all of this time and as often as i have seen it I should be use to the way that the Obamas show love, affection and admiration, but it always gets to me. No matter how many thousands are around, they embrace as if they are the only ones there. I love how he closes his eyes, holds her as close as he can as he lets her love and approval wrap him up in their special cocoon. He is so into her after all of these years. I love how they love each other.

  25. 122 Linda
    May 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I would bet UpChuck is heading for the Romney bus……

  26. 123 ChristiMTL
    May 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I love Snark Knoeller…..so hilarious, it cracks me up each time,…………but do we ever need a Snark Todd…..anyone up for it?……

  27. 124 Ladyhawke
    May 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm


    If Romney thinks he can use the Ronald Reagan line “Are you better off today then you were four years ago” for political gain, I welcome the debate. We are in the middle of a economic recovery that has been sabotaged by his own party. They have done absolutely nothing for job creation. We are moving in the right direction, but even President Obama is not satisfied with where are are today. Because more needs to be done. I would reply to the are you better off today than four years ago with the following (for starters). There are lots of other examples of how we are in fact better off. While acknowledging the fact that there are too many Americans still unemployed and struggling to make ends meet.

    – 4 years ago we did not have healthcare form. Today we have ObamaCare.
    – 4 years ago there was legalized gambling on Wall Street – Today we have Dodd-Frank and the CFPB.
    – 4 years ago we had troops in Iraq. Today there are no troops in Iraq.
    – 4 years ago we had lost over 8 million jobs. Today we have gained back 4 million plus private jobs.
    – 4 years ago the auto industry was failing. Today the auto industry is back on top.
    – 4 years ago OBL was hiding in Pakistan. Today he is not.

    The question is will we be better off tomorrow if we go back to the failed policies of the Bush administration. Which is what Mitt Romney wants to do. There was a great section in the speech where President Obama focused on this.

    • May 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Brilliant! Hope and Change were never slogans, they are what inspire all of us towards a vision of what America will be with PBO at the helm. He absolutely needs the right Dems in congress and senate to help bring about that vision.

  28. May 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The way Michelle rushed, skipped, ran to her husband was so natural, so lovely, and so real. That one moment will replay itself in my mind for a long time.

  29. 128 lisalovesobama
    May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    i am seriously losing it. I have a lot of windows for video feeds open and on one of them– CBSNews feed—AF1 is ready to go but in the noise the plane is making, I swear that I can hear a distant roar of 4 MORE YEARS!!! I’m not kidding. At first I thought it was a live feed but the only one playing is the aforementioned one. I’m either too fired up and ready to go, or the Schizophrenia is kicking in. Either way, if I have to have auditory hallucinations, what lovely ones to hear: 4 MORE YEARS!! 4 MORE YEARS!!! 4 MORE YEARS!!!

  30. 129 Don
    May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Kentucky Derby!?!? I can only hope Mitt is at the Kentucky Derby today. Please send the photos, and I hope Ann is wearing one of those over the top hats.

  31. 130 sherijr
    May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    the media can try all the way to November to prop Romney, he is going to lose. We are going to move forward right over
    Romney and right over the media bs. Our President IS going to remain Our President. Damn right I’m fired up!

  32. 131 nintendowii10
    May 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    HuffyFluffy right wingers trotting out the SAME OLD talking points: He started campaigning long ago, he raised the debt higher than his predecessors, socialism, Marxism, golf, etc etc etc!!! They are losing their SHIT because THIS PRESIDENT can connect with people and Mitt can’t!

    • 132 Linda
      May 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      They are saying today is Karl Marx birthday………about 100 times….

      Luntz must have sent out a memo for that one.

  33. May 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Twitter’s blown up….;)

  34. 134 lisalovesobama
    May 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    re: the WIllbot at the Durby!!!

    It isn’t the Durby, but tut-tut!

  35. 136 LOL
    May 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I hope they go on their unannounced and unexpected restaurant visits—those are always so cute.

  36. 137 LOL
    May 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm


  37. 138 geeja
    May 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm


  38. 139 4morefor44
    May 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    noticing two of the main repub fluffers/PBO haters in the msm have two first names: todd chuck, and henry ed. we report, you decide.

  39. 140 utaustinliberal
    May 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  40. May 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    How do I find the comments on twitter? New to it.

  41. 144 collegekay
    May 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Ughhh twitter is over capacity

  42. May 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  43. 160 lisalovesobama
    May 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Willard’s conversational pieces today at the Derby:

  44. 161 amk for obama
    May 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    More good news

    Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suffered a fresh setback in run-off parliamentary polls.

    Mr Ahmadinejad’s supporters won only 13 of the 65 seats up for election in Friday’s vote, further reducing his power base in the 290-seat parliament.


  45. 162 utaustinliberal
    May 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Damn…..PBO’s event has shut down twitter. Hahaha….too many people tweeting about it. Twitter is now over capacity. πŸ˜†

  46. 171 Don
    May 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Lisa, is this asshole really going to show up at the Kentucky Derby after President Obama has basically called Romney “Thurston Howell the Third?”

    • May 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      I hope so!! If he does, I am going to have to take his seriousness about becoming President with a grain of salt.

    • 173 lisalovesobama
      May 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Indeed. Don’t you know it’s what all the wealthy socialites do in that awkward phase between the end of spring and the beginning of summer? tut, tut, Don! Come now! What better way to spend a saturday afternoon than at the races with one’s peers? Not a penny below $200 million! They have a reputation to uphold don’t you know?!

  47. 174 Linda
    May 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    hot mic on the cbs feed…..


    ” They must be driving under the speed limit…..that is insane ? ” I will be on overtime in a few minutes. ?

    That guy better be careful.

  48. 176 lamh35
    May 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Chips do you have a place where we could link to the pictures if we wanted to share them?

  49. 177 ChristiMTL
    May 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I checked on google to find articles about the rally….they’re many out already.

    I didn’t really check what sites I was clicking on……ended up in Politico…

    They wrote:

    ”The campaign was only able to muster 14,000 supporters in an arena designed to hold more than 18,000. Several thousand empty seats ringed its upper deck, mostly out of view from the cameras.”

    First Chucky Todd said there was 8K empty seats.

    Now politico says ”The campaign was ONLY able to muster 14,000 supporters’

    Anything to put a negative spin…….arhhhhhh

    • 178 COS
      May 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      I will start worrying when they start reporting on Mitten’s empty seats. They are pathetic. If this is all they have, I say screw GOPolitco.

      • May 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

        MItt was at a stadium that was capable of seating thousands, yet only about 200 ppl showed up. We can see the path that these tools will push. It is the same ole’ shi# just a different day for the failed US pundits.

    • 180 4morefor44
      May 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      i would only be surprised if they DIDN”T do that. it’s what their owners pay them to do. mock them mercilessly and help the campaign somehow today in honor of their lies.

    • 181 lisalovesobama
      May 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      14000 is 13700 more than Willard can manage, even if you added all of Willard’s extended family, his “core supporters” ( both words are laughable on their own but put together they’re even funnier), the richest 1% and the MediaWhores who follow him.

    • May 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      I bet it seats 18,000 when there’s a game on the floor. All those standing people are on the floor…not in seats!

    • 185 anniebella
      May 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      I never hear these guys talk about Romney crowd, or lack of it. With them it’s anything to try to put a negative spin on things for President Obama..

    • May 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Oh good Lawd there’s always going to be empty seats where you can’t get a good view, who the hell wants to sit where you can’t see. The campaign knows this. Further more I remember coming down from the nosebleed sits to sit in the aisle where I coud get a better view. MSM is scared as hell. They should be.

  50. May 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Click the link inside the tweet. Some interesting stats.

  51. 190 LOL
    May 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm


    • 191 lisalovesobama
      May 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      this is so sad, i feel bad about laughing so hard.

      • 192 LOL
        May 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        This is what it reminds me of

        • 193 lisalovesobama
          May 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          hahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahaha!! where are they? aren’t they supposed to be doing a rain dance around PBO’s campaign bus? WTH?!!! I’m so disappointed in the Willard Campaign: promising anything and doing nothing. 😦

    • 194 Debz
      May 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Look at the crowds of Romney supporters around the bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Can’t stop laughing, but they were “surrounding the quarterback” or something

    • 195 Cha
      May 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Romeny the Stalker..isn’t that what he did for BAIN?

  52. 196 proudofobama
    May 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    So beautiful how POTUS & FLOTUS love each other. I am so proud of them and what they have done for this country.

  53. 197 Sharon
    May 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Just tuned into C-Span readying for the 2nd rally. The Libertarian convention just named Gary Johnson their candidate. This week I saw results of a poll that showed and independent run by Gary Johnson would pull a fair amount of votes from Romney, but not much from Obama. Maybe a place to go to for all those Republicans who don’t like Romney. Didn’t watch their convention otherwise so I don’t know if they were into knocking President Obama–just said after the nomination that the Obama campaign was trying to take some thunder away from the Libertarians by holding their rallies today. Doubt that was a consideration in picking this date.

    • May 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Well, hey whatever makes their lookalike Brylcreem convention seem important, it doesn’t faze me, the President or the Democrats.

    • 199 4morefor44
      May 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      ha! like PBO cares about the libertarian candidate. in fact, the obama campaign would benefit from strengthening the libertarian candidates, not trying to stifle them. i think we should be doing a reverse psychology strategy with republicanss and saying, “on no, please don’t go work for gary johnson! as an obamabot, there no one i fear more than ron paul and gary johnson. oh please no, don’t do it!!!” we shoulr be propping the libertarians up when talking to republicans, sort of like what they’ve done with the green party in the past.

  54. 200 lisalovesobama
    May 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Pic # 10:
    It’s my favorite one. It reminds me of those romantic comedies where the main character and her friends are talking about the perfect kiss and how when you lean into each other and hold each other and smush faces together for a snog and one of the girl’s (or guy’s) feet goes up? They say that’s a perfect kiss. Miche and PBO aren’t kissing but that leg going up says a lot.

  55. 201 4morefor44
    May 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    what has it been, an hour since the rally ended? i just checked some other sites to see how they’re covering it, and literally can find no mention of it on dailykos, except someone’s “live feed” thread that i found in the right sidebar after scrolling 2-3 pages down. huff fluff has a little headline hidden near the bottom, and a giant picture of r-money on the top as the lead story. with “friends” like these…

  56. 202 proudofobama
    May 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Dang, twitter is still down. Hope it’s back for the VA rally.

  57. 203 Esmerelda
    May 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Wow, I did not know that ‘astronaut John Glenn’ in the picture is also a former US Senator from Ohio and is 90 years old!

    • 204 desertflower
      May 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      OMG yes! Ohio is VERY proud of their native son. They have every right to be:)

      • 205 Esmerelda
        May 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

        Oh, well. My excuse is age (I was born the same year he retired from the Senate) and not being American!

  58. 206 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Okay TODville, I am just back from the President and First Lady’s rally at The Ohio State University. What an event!!!! I have attended many of these for this POTUS and FLOTUS but each one is just seems to be exceptional.

    I have had my quick refreshment so I am ready to give you a brief glance from the on-the-ground happenings.

    Rally at The Schottenstein Center (locally we call it The Schott) was fantastic!!! It was held just two traffic lights from my place so I did the only honorable thing for an unaplogetic President Obama (PBO a pragmatic environementalist) supporter should do which is to walk with a number of friends both ways so that we had a zero carbon foot print. Please know that OSU and the city of Columbus did a very good job and had free but hybrid campus and city buses running so as to reduce the traffic mess on a campus that had 2 other major state events happening.

    The lines were long but we moved through them quickly. for those of you who have volunteered at such event, you know the routine we went through which was to collect as much contact information from the attendees and also recruit volunteers to beef up the neighborhood teams. the organization was impressive and security was not intrusive. people seem to have listened and not carried unnecessary stuff to bother the security team.

    all the Democratic luminaries in the state of Ohio were there in person – yes including American hero Former Senator John Glenn (he was still the kind person, very sharply dressed and carried himself in the same dignified posture like the navy officer and astronaut he is) .

    OSU band (The Best Damn Band in The Land) was in attendance and it pumped up the crowd before POTUS and FLOTUS entered the arena.

    as you expect from a PBO rally, the crowd was very demographically diverse and very, very, very excited.

    The First Lady and PBO gave very impassioned speeches which highlighted what Team Obama has done since he took office – none of that punditry crap that he will not run on his record.

    People loved what POTUS and FLOTUS had to say so much that almost the entire arena was on their feet from beginning to end!!! Shouts of “Four More Years”, “Fired Up and Ready to Go” rang through the arena. People were besides themselves!!!

    I am determined to keep working as hard as I possibly can for Team Obama because I know so many people really need PBO to win.

    I have seen on TOD ome photos of the people who were standing infront of me so I am going to look through and see if I can get shot of where we were

  59. 215 Linda
    May 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    β€œI can not wait for the Obama vs Romney debates! It will resemble…. Ali vs Quarry – Tyson vs Spinks -Mayweather vs Ortiz #Obama2012 Victory”

  60. 218 lisalovesobama
    May 5, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    CBSNEWS feed up with a lady talking about neighborhood teams and volunteering for the campaign

  61. 220 Tally
    May 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    HAAAAA – awesome.

  62. 221 Tally
    May 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm


  63. 222 Tally
    May 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Twitter is hosed today.

  64. 223 daisydem
    May 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Chips, I love the pictures, all of them, but the one with all the hands clasping his, holding his arm … just reaching out to touch him – that one says it all.

    • 224 COS
      May 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      I just made that hands photo the background on my computer. Love it. UNITY!!!!

    • 226 Pamela
      May 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Yes, daisydem, those hands of all colors, both genders, touching his hand, touching each other ~ my heart just rises up into my throat, and my eyes fill with tears, heck, then the tears roll down, into my smile! Awesome! πŸ™‚

  65. 227 jackiegrumbacher
    May 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Today, I was up at dawn to help set up the Democratic/Obama booth at our annual spring street fair. We got together as many Obama/Biden buttons, bumper stickers and signs as we could and had stuff from Senate and Congressional campaigns,too. We were there to register voters and make sure people knew the new voter ID laws and later the regional OFA director came to recruit volunteers. I’ve been doing this fair for years and usually don’t expect much from people in this red county. But, this one was fun. One lady came by, mentioned Romney and held her nose like he smelled bad. Another older lady told me Romney was going to end Social Security and her friends all nodded in agreement. Several pointed to our big Obama/Biden sign and whispered to me that they wanted him to win. One woman said she wouldn’t take a pin because she wanted PBO to win so much she wasn’t going to jinx it. For others, the Obama/Biden pins were a big hit and the Bo Obama ones made the kids laugh. Strange as it is, I sensed a lot more support for PBO than even n 2008 when we had to endure a few racist, communist cracks from time to time. And the virtually universal attitude toward Romney is that he sucks, which was not really the case for pre-Palin McCain. All in all, a happy surprise. For those of you in PA, married women who need a photo ID and do not drive are going to have to show their marriage licenses and any other material documenting widowhood, divorce, although you will not hear about this from the state. Please alert women non drivers that they need copies of all these papers and help if you can. I was amazed at how many people still do not know what’s going on with the voter ID laws. And we did we register voters, too.

  66. 229 LOL
    May 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    The Obama team is not playing….Ann better take some time off from being a stay at home…because all i seez are women on the stage. That gender gap is gonna be HUUUUGGEEE

  67. 230 Tally
    May 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  68. 232 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Ms Chips,

    Of course you do not know this but you have already loaded a photo of me among those standing behind President Obama and below the banner with the word or campaign theme “FOWARD”.

    Yes the photos were not clear but I know the area I was assigned to. I am standing with the row marked number 117 in red infront of me (10th picture from top if the order is not changed by the update). the huge American Flag was above my head. I am the 3rd person from the right of screen between the gentleman and lady. the guy next to me is holding his Obama/Biden sign in the armpit and lady next to me was clamping. I have my sign close to the area of my waist because the lady behind me was shorter and requested that I hold mine a bit lower so that she could see.

    well, at least I have independent evidence that I was really present for the rally!!

    • 233 Debz
      May 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      I think I see you!!

      • 234 globalcitizenlinda
        May 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

        I am looking for other photos from the media pool because often I was too excited to take my own when POTUS and FLOTUS were speaking. but all in all, it was a great day!

    • 235 Pamela
      May 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Ae you wearing your grey v-neck 2012 teeshirt? I see you, I waved! Hi Hi Hi! Nice seat to be so close to PBO! Nice view of him, too, just sayin’! πŸ˜†

      • 236 globalcitizenlinda
        May 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

        I am wearing my Obama tee-shirt and shirt on top. lady next to me had on a leopard print shirt and she was visiting from WA state

        • 237 Pamela
          May 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm

          Yes, I see you, I figured it out, your clues were perfect, my reading of them was a little teeter-y! Still waving and to the Washington State supporter too! Good to see the Pacific NW represented! πŸ™‚

  69. 238 LOL
    May 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    New post up peeps…join the partay!!!!!!

  70. 239 utaustinliberal
    May 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    OFA’s grassroots team is on fire. In VA right now, they’re getting people to call one or more people and hook them up with a volunteering team an event through texts and other other venues.

    Holy Smokes! Shaka, the coach of VCU is at the rally. He’s introducing Tim Kaine.


  71. 240 lisalovesobama
    May 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Tim Kaine about to speak!!

  72. 241 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Senator Sherrod Brown, the progressive, Union labor-advocate, health care advocate, ACA-promoting, and unaplogetic loyal PBO-supporter is running for re-election so he was given a prominent slot to speak at the OSU rally just before the student who introduced FLOTUS.

    the crowd returned the love and support Senator Brown has shown to the ordinary people of Ohio and shouted for him repeatedly: “6 more years”.

  73. May 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    how do I email Chips?

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