Heads Up: President Obama at Ohio State University

5:0 (approx): President Obama delivers remarks at Ohio State University in Columbus

C-Span * Livestream * 10tvCBS 1 * CBS 2 * CNN



4:30: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters in Loudoun County, Va.


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328 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama at Ohio State University”

  1. October 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats Tally.

    Oh, happy day!!! I”m out of Twittmo 😀 😀 😀 😀


  2. October 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  3. 30 criquet
    October 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Likely voters Ohio according to CNN/ORC Poll 51%- 47% in favor of PBO.
    Registered voters different story. GOTV!!!!

  4. 37 yardarm756
    October 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I wonder if Willard’s Spanish is as good as his French.

  5. 51 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  6. 52 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

  7. 58 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Will.I.Am is rocking out and the crowd is fired up.

  8. 59 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    C-SPAN One is also going to air Pres. Obama’s rally on TV.

  9. 60 JER
    October 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Sesame Street!

  10. 61 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    HA! Will I am started playing the sesame street song!

  11. 62 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Will.I.Am just played the Sesame Street song. Hahahahahaha. Big Bird goes viral.

  12. 64 lamh35
    October 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    there is an NBC News polls probably coming now supposedly for Thursday. I expect it to be weighted tho show Romney ahead. so be forewarned!

  13. October 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The President will be on cspan 1 at 5!

    Glory be!

  14. October 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

  15. 68 squarepeg
    October 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    all this poll tightening bullshit, even Martin’s talking about it – UGH

    • 69 Cman
      October 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      It is not bullshit. Many polls are showing this. The polls are tightening, but poll are meant to tighten and to expand. This closeness will give way to an expansion that extends till election day. That is what we want. We should not deny reality, but accept it and use it as a springboard to push harder that we did in 2008.

      I welcome this new narrative.

      • 70 57andfemale
        October 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        Sound advice.

      • 71 mb32
        October 9, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        Expand is right…some polls are closer because Mitt is solidifying the Repubs not because Pres Obama is losing support. We just need to make sure registered voters vote! #gotv all the way to Nov 6!

  16. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    October 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Our O’friend “canadabarb4obama” asked me to pass the word that she just confirmed one additional early vote for President Obama and one for Elizabeth Warren in MA, from a young friend of her son, whom she’s been … uh … working on, to make sure the enthusiasm was there for our Prez. Congrats to Barb for her nudging across the border and many thanks to another smart Obama voter! If everybody brings in at least one new voter, even if we just encourage others from afar and can’t actually drive ’em to the polls, we’ll have his back!

  17. 74 Linda
    October 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    The CBS 2 link has the time as 5 :50.

  18. 75 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  19. 80 57andfemale
    October 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Effing John King and CNN: They’ve never polled OH but are saying that Mitt tightened it up significantly with polls showing PBO 7-10 pts. ahead. Was PBO ahead with LV, 7-10 points, or RV 7-10 points? Does anyone remember or have a link?

    • 86 HZ
      October 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Good Afternoon TOD family. “I’ll be there for you, no matter what.” President Barack Obama.

      I am so elated today. Had a great consultation with my cardiologist this morning, and he was sweet to allow me to continue with to work where my heart really is right now. He ofcourse, gave me some stern looks to cool it with the stress of shouting at tv and computers.

      I promised. Really did. So I came home to hear the last part of our wonderful president. Then there was an email from Rufus at OFA. So I am asking a big favor, please.

      I would like to please ask for 4 generous people each day to donate to my FR page $4.50 for the last 28 days to help us bring POB across the finish line.


      ((((((( Love you all so much))))))))

      • 87 Eveingeorgia
        October 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

        Just left you something, HZ. Take care of yourself.

        • 88 HZ
          October 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm

          Thank you so much Eveingeorgia. Your generous giving will help all of us to bring POB across the finish line as the victory for this re-election.

          We all are helping. Thanks so much.HZ

      • October 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm

        Dear HZ, I just donated $130 to your FR page . . . . . . . thank you for creating this . . . . and I guess now you just keep going!!!

        • 90 HZ
          October 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

          My Dear Sara, I thank you so very much for your very generous donation. My heart is so full because when I was sitting there this morning in my cardiologist’s office, I felt something good was going to come out of the consultation.

          I drove home with a fire in my heart that was a good heat of peace for something that we all are going to do to win this thing. I cried when I thought of all of the money that we have been told will be poured out with ugly ads against our president, and I knew that I had to take the step to make every effort possible to do what I can to connect with the goodness within our spirits.

          My cardiologist is a very good doctor, and he told me that I have a strength that he has never seen in a long time with a patient who has my condition. He understood why I had the fire to fight and work hard to get this president re-elected. He is an American from another country, but I have always felt open with him.

          He said, “Go get them, but I do not want to see you on an emergency.” I promised that I would do all that I know how to keep my stress down. This means so much to me and to all of us. We are helping a lot of people. We will move FORWARD with POB and VPBiden.

          (((((((( Thank you so much, Sara))))))))HZ

  20. 91 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The underdog spirit is starting to grow strong in Obama. Egggcellnet.

  21. 92 lamh35
    October 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    ugh, ya’ll have got to see this pic of Sarah Palin. Ugh. It’s really sad when the daughter looks more put together than the parent. It’s just pathetic seeing some older women desperately trying to hand on to their youth. All I could think wow, how the “mighty” have fallen.


  22. October 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Obama camp brushes off bad polls
    By DONOVAN SLACK | 10/9/12 3:32 PM EDT
    The Obama campaign on Tuesday brushed aside polls showing the president lost significant ground after a disastrous debate performance last week.

    When asked about a Pew survey that found Obama fell from an 8-point lead to a 4-point deficit, campaign spokeswoman Jenn Psaki said, “I’m not going to get into picking apart any individual poll.

    “…We’ve always run this race like we’re 5 points down,” she told reporters aboard Air Force One. “…We know that there are going to be many ups and downs… We have blinders on. We’re implementing our own game plan. We’re focused on getting our supporters out, communicating the choice.”

    Psaki maintined that unlike Mitt Romney’s campaign, which has reportedly pulled back from Pennsylvania and upped its focus on Ohio, the Obama camp is still competing vigorously in every state it set its sights on from the beginning.

    “We feel that the race and the states in play have been entirely consistent,” she said. “…This is a race that is being competed every day [in] about seven to nine states. That’s where we’re up on the air, that’s where our focus is.”

  23. 98 susanne
    October 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    i love this line from today’s ’90 days 90 reasons’: the president you get is the country you get !

    ‘…the Bush years. Ah, remember them? The President you get is the country you get. Blackwater, Operation Freedom, levees, jumpsuits, Abu Ghraib, Enron. That shit-eating smirk that Cheney wore. ‘


  24. 100 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

  25. October 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

  26. 106 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, that was a barn burner of a speech.

  27. 107 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I freaking love our team.

  28. October 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Ok, here’s a bit of the essay I just wrote for TPV. Should be up soon.

    When Tea Partiers impugn “the government”, they neglect the first principle of a democracy: we are the government. All legitimacy flows from our hands. Nothing is legitimate unless it has our assent. That “government” has been cast as something foreign and insidious is perhaps the Right’s most pernicious achievement, and the one achievement with which Obama has had to contend the most. As a society we’ve given up our power of agency. If the government is the Other, then it cannot be reasoned with, it cannot be moved. It can only be contained, or ignored, or rebelled against. No change Obama wants to enact will ever be possible until we realize that all power comes from us, all change comes from us, that by our individual wills acting collectively we can remake the world. It’s a lesson which has to be relearned repeatedly, because the tragedy of humanity is that it forgets the good quickly, while the bad lingers as a bitter aftertaste.

    The past week has been disheartening. We can argue about poll samples and skewing. And Joe Biden has his debate this week, and the next presidential debate is in a town hall format, in which Mitt Romney will have to answer questions without the Gish Gallop. Those two events should move the pendulum back. (And, of course, pollsters are already showing that the Romney bounce is dissipating.) But enough people have bought into Romney’s cotton-candy-and-unicorn fantasy land of painless change to again make this race close, even if only temporarily. We are only human. God cursed Adam by having the earth scream against him, and we’ve rebelled against that fiat ever since. If we get promised something for no cost, we grab at it wildly, even if the promise is logically impossible.

    So what do we do? We do what we must, which is work. If you haven’t volunteered, do so. If you haven’t donated, and you’re able to, donate. If you’re on social media, push back against the narrative for which the corporate media yearn.

  29. 115 JER
    October 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    FLOTUS is speaking now.

  30. 116 forus50
    October 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    POTUS is just rushing through his speech. Totally racing through it so that it sounds memorized. The parts that aren’t memorized he’s getting twisted up. Having to dance around the word “lie” about Romney and his tax plans, etc. his argument gets all convoluted. Those arguments need to be crisp and clean as his audience doesn’t know all the detail behind why what Romney says doesn’t make any sense. I’m not a Clinton fan but that is one reason why he was good at the convention.

    I’m sure he is tired of having to say these same things over and over month after month. Cmon Axelrod and Team – give him the feedback!

    • 117 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      ENOUGH of this nonsense already. ENOUGH!

      • 118 Linda
        October 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        Thanks… I bit my tongue….


      • 119 forus50
        October 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm

        You call that nonsense? Ok then we are now acting like the GOP of a few weeks ago and saying the polls are crap. I have heard 95% of his speeches since 2008 and I easily recognize when he is speaking differently. Most everyone on TOD could easily hear that today he was impassioned, a bit hoarse but also speaking very quickly. The truth is uncomfortable but I have heard him several times get twisted up on exporting jobs versus products. I don’t have rose colored glasses on – it’s a fact and not nonsense. Plouffe’s book about the campaign spoke very candidly about how they didn’t have the right campaign in Texas to beat Hillary in the primary there and Michelle Obama was pissed about how it was being handled. Campaigns need continuous adjustments and that’s all I’m saying.

        • 120 hopefruit2
          October 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm

          Look, instead of micromanaging the campaign and rehashing old skeletons from 2008, please find a phone bank or voter registration near you this evening. The concern trolling is tiresome…REAL tiresome.

          • 121 forus50
            October 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm

            Thanks for the concern trolling at me. I don’t need volunteering advice – thanks.

            • 122 hopefruit2
              October 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

              Likewise, President Obama who has WON a state senate seat, a national senate seat, a DEM primary against a tough opponent, aAND a general election, and who is now leading in the polls (despite the crap the MSM is putting out there) doesn’t need campaign advice – thanks.

              • 123 forus50
                October 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

                1. The Obama campaign admitted they didn’t prep for the debate properly so campaigns make mistakes. 2. POTUS said he didn’t perform well in it so presidents do make mistakes. 3. We need to win Ohio and his campaign speech there today was exactly as I described which wasn’t as good as he has been. 4. It’s a free country and I can state my opinion just like you and everyone else on this blog. I’m not harassing anyone but you are.

                • 124 hopefruit2
                  October 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

                  Look, if you want to rehash the debate – go on MSNBC. They’ll embrace you wholeheartedly there.

                  Meanwhile I’ve got some phone banking to do. Bye.

                  • 125 Chi
                    October 10, 2012 at 4:05 am

                    Thanks Hopefruit…

                    This Forus50 person has been going on and on for the last 5 posts or so in this know-it-all and most disrespectful, snarky manner…

                    Enough already for goodness sake…

                    Says they just got back from vacationing in Paris. Maybe they should have just stayed there through Nov. 6th. We absolutely do not need this peeing all over the blog at every turn…

                    I can’t even share this site with newbies any longer for fear that it completely discourages them…

                    If it comes that easy to Forus50, he or she should stop posting anonymously on random blogs, and boldly go run for something – take their own god damn advice while they are it…

                    This bullshit armchair quarterbacking has simply got to stop…

                • 126 anniebella
                  October 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm

                  I have faith in President Obama, and his campaign. I’m going to stick by him when things are going great and when they aren’t going great. These people know what they are doing.

                • 127 EDP4BHO
                  October 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm

                  I am with you forus50 on the very constructive critiqueing- I don’t see what you say as criticism because you are loyal. I think most of us are just tired of all the Obama bashing over the last 5 years so do not want to give him any more panning. I too wish everyone here would allow differing opinions so long as they are not mean spirited. Lighten up TOD. It’s a discussion, and yes PBO gets a little tripped up- because he is HUMAN! And BUSY! And just gives a lot of damn speeches, people. He’s bound to get tired, my God. Why are we fighting each other when we are all equally concerned about our President?

              • October 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

                I am so with you!! Can we give this man some credit and respect. My guess is he knows a lot more about winning than we ever will !!!

    • 129 lamh35
      October 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      And yet, the majority I’m reading though the speech was fine. Seriously, it may be time for some of us to take a break from everything and comeback with a fresh mind not waited down by the past debate.

      • October 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

        I agree. Here’s a thought-before making a negative comment on here about our President’s performance or campaign, take a breath, go to barackobama.com and make 10 phone calls THEN come post your comment AND results of your calls.
        Speaking of calls, I made some here in MI this evening. Democrat support is STRONG! This state will not go red!

    • 131 Cman
      October 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Hmm, I have to disagree. I found this speech to be extremely good. He seems to have that fire in the belly that he had in 2008. In the speeches before the debate when he was leading, I felt his whole heart was not there and he was just saying the word. Now though, I feel like his heart is back in the game. The part you call rushing through, I say it’s ebullient fervor to stomp Romney out. He is in underdog mode and that is when he is at his best.

    • 132 nathkatun7
      October 10, 2012 at 12:52 am

      With all due respect, I am really tired of this constant comparison of Bill Clinton and President Obama. If Bill Clinton was such a great communicator, how come he never won 50% of the popular vote in both of his two elections?

      • 133 Chi
        October 10, 2012 at 4:19 am

        Thanks Nath…

        I’m so sick of the crap being thrown at this President like he’s everyone’s pinata…

        This Forus50 person has been at it on every single blog post today…

        Sorry if unlike others I don’t exactly embrace this concept of ‘loyalty’ as personified by some here…

        Hanging out on this blog for a while and periodically posting a positive sentiment in President Obama’s favor and other times slyly spreading demoralizing bullshit does not a ‘loyal’ comrade make…

        We’ve always had slick trolls amongst us and they have always been savvy about engendering themselves to the group while throwing stink bombs every so often…especially when folks here go through their gloom period…

        Enough. Get smart folks…

  31. 134 yardarm756
    October 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    God how I love this brother. It brings a tear to my eye.

  32. October 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    “Ohio is Obama country, we absolutely feel that,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. “We’ve built the campaign in the state around two premises.”

    The first, she said, is a massive grassroots effort, and the second is laying out the “stark choice” between Obama and Mitt Romney.

    Psaki said the campaign is about to open its 120th office in Ohio and has been on the ground organizing for three and a half years, building over time. “This is an inherent ground game advantage.” She emphasized the importance of neighbor-to-neighbor programs, which can overcome negative ads on the airwaves and cold-calls from strangers. And she said the campaign is active in “all four corners of the state, even areas where we didn’t win and didn’t win by a large margin.”

    As for laying out the choice between Obama and Romney, she said she is confident Ohioans will side with the president.

    “We feel when you lay that out for people as we have been doing for months and months — that you’re looking at a choice between President Obama, who saved the auto industry accounting for one in eight jobs in the state in Ohio, whose been a fighter for manufacturing and creating more manufacturing jobs, who has made clear that he will fight for comtinuned access to affordable health care for Ohioans and for middle class tax cuts; and Mitt Romney, who has said, ‘Let Detroit go bankrupt,’ let’s fight for …tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, let’s support tax benefits for companies that ship jobs overseas,” she said. “That’s a pretty clear choice, one we’ll continue to [lay out] over the next 28 days.”

  33. 138 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Why do i always turn into a sobbing mess anytime Michelle starts talking? I think it’s a condition.

  34. 140 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm


  35. 141 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    OH SHIT! lol Michelle went there! Cutting sesame street is no way to balance our budget.

  36. 142 yardarm756
    October 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  37. 143 lamh35
    October 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    When asked abt new ohio polls, romney replied: “this is wendy’s guys. This is wendy’s.”

    WTF does that mean? It’s freakin’ Wendy’s, not the Taj Mahal!!

  38. 144 yardarm756
    October 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm

  39. 146 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I am falling deeply, deeply in love with Michelle Obama.

  40. 147 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Deeply, deeply, deeply, deeply deeply in love.

  41. 153 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Ohio is fired up.

  42. 154 Andy46
    October 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Sorry Reposting.

    Changing positions is a GOP strategy if it means they can muddy the water and cause confusion/discord within the Dem’s Tent; this worked in 2010.

    Arianna Huffington perfected this strategy…pretend you are a reform Republican long enough to (Fox in the hen house) gain credibility among Liberal followers…blaring the lines which is design to cause confusion. When they are attack by Republicans because they take a left position publicly they are seen as credible/moderate by the left…once they gain a large enough audience they go right back to being on the Right.

    A strategy that been effective, when needed to suppress the vote and depress Dems.

    Jon Stewart is a Republican; who was the first to start the “they (Dems & Republicans) both do it narrative”—Youth Audience

    If you believe the Republicans was planning President Obama defeat from day 1; don’t you think the media was a part of that strategy as well?

    The GOP had to control the air waves of the so-call liberal media ….Romney/ Bain have been busy buying up network interest; i.e. CNN (Tea Party deal), Current TV (yes Current), Comcast…bought NBC/MSNBC right after President Obama was elected (Keith O was let go–although he had the highest rating on MSNBC at the time; notice who told Dems not to vote in 2010 on MSNBC… coincidence?)

    The MSM isn’t distracted they are focus….break President Obama Enthusiasm.

    Notice the words they have be using to describe President Obama supports even before the debate “Enthusiasm Gap”…how do you create one; when non-exist?

  43. 157 Tally
    October 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  44. October 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  45. October 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    So, hopefully some of you will take a gander at my new piece on TPV. Wifey went to the nutritionist today to get a rundown of her diet pre- and post-surgery. When I read it, it really hit home how brave she is for going through with this, and got me thinking about how to relate it to our recent political angst.

    • 165 Tally
      October 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Wow babe. Hat’s off to her.

    • October 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO on your piece. Just magnifico.

      And hats off to your wife, who is taking a difficult but life-altering step. And kudos to you for supporting her and standing by her side during the process. Very best wishes to her!!

      • October 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

        + 1,000,000,000 Meta. What an inspiring piece LL, and a truly perfect analogy with what’s happening right now.

        Nothing good “falls from a tree like ripe fruit. It has to be grabbed, wrestled with, hammered into a desired shape. It requires work, hard work, the kind of work which voting for and supporting those who want to effect change is only the beginning.”

        Like Meta, I wish you and your wife only the best.

    • 168 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      LL Bravo and bless your wife and I wish her all the best as she continues on her journey. Will pop in at TPV to read your article!

    • 169 forus50
      October 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      Best wishes LL. Hope all goes well for both of you.

    • 170 prettyfoot58
      October 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Wishing the best for you and your wife…LL….

  46. 173 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Saw news of this on Tweety, have no idea of its worth—-The Choice airing tonight on Frontline on PBS. I don’t think I can gut the Willard parts—-but interested in what they have to say about PBO


  47. 174 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you, Austin! And—-don’t college student look young these days? 🙂

  48. 175 anniebella
    October 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    WOW!!!!!! Wasn’t our FLOTUS fantastic? I have heard the speech before but she had such energy. We have to get this done. We have to re-elect President Obama.

    • 176 anniebella
      October 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      I mean FLOTUS had such energy, she had me shouting 4 More Years, she had me feeling the energy, and I love listening to her.

      • 177 Cman
        October 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        See above for how I felt about that whole speech. I shall refrain from repeating cause according to hopefruit2 PBO is on to me and dude has dozens of guys with guns. So….

  49. October 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    • 179 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      But but but the President is hoarse…

    • October 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      • 182 99ts
        October 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Hey Bob – so pleased you have your Twitter back – way to go

          • 184 HZ
            October 10, 2012 at 12:06 am

            I just want to hopefully bring our attention to the wonderful young people who are rising up and moving the conversations to the public in a positive and very informative way.. I was resting after making some night calls for POB, and I decided to turn to C-SPAN2. To my delight Sandra Fluke was the featured speaker at SMU(Southern Methodist University in Texas. She was speaking on “Women’s Health and Contraception.” Please try to put that into you ‘favorites to watch.’ So much information to share with our friends and family.

            I hope that we will always remember that we can be the change that we want to be and in many cases, can be in our society today. POB has made some many changes for all of us to take part in during his first term, and I for one am very elated to be involved in my small way.

            The young people have really moved me and daily make me a very proud “older citizen” smile with joy when I see how since the election of POB, we have so many young brilliant writers, speakers, advocates for many very important issues facing all of these days.

            So thank you Chips for providing this beautiful haven for us to share constructed remarks that will continue to support POB in a positive manner. That was the first thing that caught my attention when I read that was the main purpose of this blog by Chips.

            I would hope that we all will realize that we have all been through some very difficult times during POB’s first term. POB never asked us to agree with him on everything he does or says. However, this blog is a supportive tool for POB. Our suggestions to the campaign, I feel should be directed to Mr. Messina or Stephanie Cutter, or David Axelrod in Chicago. They listen to you there. I have called and they were very pleasant and very interesting to listening to my suggestions.

            We have 28 days to make this election work in our favor, but we must also be mindful of the ‘little stones’, if thrown can wound many who are very tender in heart during this time. Our nerves are very fragile, our minds are depleted of rest, and relaxation. This maybe due to the fact that we are trying to do as much as possible to make phone calls, find funding to help in fundraising pages, going door to door, holding meetings in our homes, community training, and local communities meetings.,

            We might want to step back and relax a little and replenish our bodies. The body will put us on notice very quickly and loudly, when we deprive it of those precious needs:, such as rest, relaxation, and good nourishments. Relax. Take a few days away, and come back together to finish the race.

            We are such a great family here, so just a loving word of caution, let us continue to stand together with positive conversation, speak with care and respect as we become critical of POB and each other. He has always told us, “I am not a perfect man, and I will not be a perfect president, but I will always tell you the truth.” So since he said that statement, then I think we should take up our criticism with him via a contact with him through the White House.gov site.

            Let us enjoy as a beautiful family here our differences, but with respect and try to enjoy these 28 days with living carefully daily, laughing much, and loving always. Now, I am going to finish my glass of “cardio red wine” and read a little.

            I hope you all will still love me, but I hope that I will respect you as well. ((((Goodnight TODers.))))))HZ

  50. October 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Priorities USA: Nevada, Wisconsin look OK
    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 10/9/12 5:52 PM EDT
    Amid today’s Democratic semi-freakout over the state of the 2012 campaign, Obama super PAC strategist Bill Burton emails that in at least two swing states, the race is stable and looking fine:

    Priorities USA Action polling after the debate in NV and WI shows President Obama still leading and still at or above 50% in both states.  And while President Obama’s lead is similar to where the race was in our pre-debate polling, Romney still trails by wide margins on traits like standing up for the middle class. 

    In most of the public polls out today, the President is not losing ground, Romney is simply picking up support he was always going to receive.

    Priorities isn’t putting out the full polls, so take that for whatever you will. If Obama wins Nevada and Wisconsin, and continues to maintain a lead in Ohio, that would give him the 270 electoral votes he needs to win. Which is why the Romney campaign knows it needs to keep gaining ground throughout the month of October and take full advantage of the debate bounce the Republican appears to have earned nationally.

  51. 187 theo67
    October 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I’m sure this was discussed earlier, but that Spanish language add seems very good. For the Spanish speakers among us, how was the President’s Spanish? I know he said recently that he was working on the language with his daughters, but he sounds quite fluent there.

    • October 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      I’m not Spanish, but I saw a Spanish lady on Ed Schultz’ show state that she was touched by President Obama’s ad and that his Spanish was very good. She also said that she wasn’t aware of any other Presidential candidate speaking in Spanish in an election ad.

      Go Obama!!

  52. 190 Tally
    October 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  53. 191 Cman
    October 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    What states have deadlines today? Is Pennsylvania among them? Want to know which states to target.

  54. October 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  55. 194 Sharon
    October 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Bill Clinton is holding a rally in Nevada. Just getting started. Picturesque canyon style backdrop.


  56. 196 Tally
    October 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  57. October 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm

  58. 198 Linda
    October 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Mitt Romney said Tuesday he has no plans to push for legislation limiting abortion, a softer stance from a candidate who has said he would “get rid of” funding for Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

    “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” the Republican presidential nominee told The Des Moines Register in an interview.


  59. October 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    OMG! I posted in the earlier thread about Sarah Palin, but my god is is worse than I thought.

    What the hell is going on with the woman. The first picture I saw was pathetic, but these series of photos from the original article just makes me feel sad for her and hope that she gets some help or something.

    you’ve gotta check out her old “healthy-looking” pic and what she apparently looks like now.

    Gawd damn u karma for making me feel sad for Sarah freakin’ Palin

    ‘I’m writing a fitness book!’ Sarah Palin hits back as the row grows over her shocking new skinny figure

    Controversial Sarah Palin has been forced to hit back after being caught up in a furore over her new scarily skinny figure.
    Mrs Palin, 48, debuted her new look as she strolled through California’s Studio City, dressed in an outfit that appeared to have been plundered from one of her young daughter’s wardrobes.
    Dressed in tight black jeans, a crop top that looked like it had been stolen off the set of Flashdance, and high wedges, the former vice presidential hopeful looked a million miles away from the campaign trail.
    But the look was greeted in less than flattering terms by many – prompting Mrs Palin to claim she is, in fact, now writing a fitness book.

    • 203 lamh35
      October 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Seriously though, I sincerely hope someone has this woman’s ear and is talking to. Cause like someone said, she does NOT look healthy at all.,

    • 204 99ts
      October 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Save your sympathy for someone who deserves it Lamh35 – Mrs Palin has caused grief to the many – her hatred for the President has turned her into the person she is today.

    • 205 0388jojothecat
      October 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Yikes. The teevee cameras does put 5 lbs on you. She looks unhealthy and if she’s taking something to make her that thin she will gain weight rapidly.

  60. October 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm

  61. 207 susanne
    October 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    from sam wang:

    ‘ Seven knife-edge Congressional districts:

    CO-06: Joe Miklosi (D) has pulled within 3 points of Rep. Mike Coffman (R). Coffman has more money, but the DCCC is jumping in. (OpenSecrets) (KDVR)

    FL-02: The two candidates are basically tied, yet the Democrat, Al Lawson, is underfunded. (DCCC) (OpenSecrets)

    FL-10: The candidates are near-tied in support and money. Val Demings (D) hopes to unseat freshman Rep. Daniel Webster. (OpenSecrets)

    MI-03: Democrat Steve Pestka is putting freshman Republican Justin Amash in jeopardy. (MichiganLive) (OpenSecrets)

    OH-07: Both the DCCC and NRCC are investing in this race. The Democratic challenger, Joyce Healy-Abrams, is making a late and underfunded move to overcome poor name recognition. (OpenSecrets)

    CA-21: Although this race has not received DCCC support, it appears to be vulnerable, thanks to a growing Hispanic population. Hernandez really needs the money. (Hotline) (John Hernandez for House) (OpenSecrets)

    CA-36: Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R), Sonny’s widow, is in surprising jeopardy. Her opponent, Raul Ruiz, has been out-fundraised, mainly because of Republican PAC money. (OpenSecrets) ‘


  62. 208 dudette9t9
    October 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Missed everything today. Crazy day at work. Yardarm, are you still here?

    • October 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      I missed everything too. I missed everything yesterday as well. My job is sure getting in the way.

      • 210 prettyfoot58
        October 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

        hahahahahaha……i feel that way sometimes …i can’t get TOD at work…so i have the comments come to my email…but argggggggg…i can’t comment….however i can tweet….figure that one out!!…

    • 211 yardarm756
      October 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      Yeah babe. I’m still lurking a bit. Just finished watching Bill Clinton. Say what you will but Bill is what I call a ‘Bad ass mofo’!

  63. 215 forus50
    October 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    LOVE Harry’s intro speech pointing out EXACTLY what POTUS has done for them these past 4 years.

  64. October 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    First lady Michelle Obama has completed her 30 minute speech before a roaring crowd of more than 1,000 supporters gathered at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds. This article includes notes from her remarks and will be updated as additional reports are compiled.
    “Now this is what I call a rally,” she said, taking the stage at 5:30 p.m.
    “It is a choice about our values, our hopes and our aspirations.”
    “We believe in an America where we all understand that none of us gets where we are on our own.”
    “We all know good and well cutting Sesame Street is no way to balance a budget.”
    “We believe in a president who tells us the truth even when it’s hard, especially when it’s hard.”
    “We know my husband will always have our backs.” -Michelle Obama on women’s rights


  65. October 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    So, I will not lie: I’ve been quite pissed off and dejected for the past two days. Not at PBO; my faith in him hasn’t wavered. But angry beyond words at the cast of characters arrayed against him, against us, against a more just and human country. As I said in my piece, we can argue about “skewed” polls and sample sizes and so on; but it’s undeniable that enough people bought Romney’s line in the debate to again make this a close race.

    But, as always, writing is therapy. Really, I have no idea what I’d do without this outlet. It’s one way for me to add my voice to the many so that we can be heard.

    And now I’m in a much better place. My friend was at the library today, and she repeated Stephanie Miller’s refrain: “Everybody, drink decaf for the next few days.” The polls will snap back, the “bounce” will dissipate, and at the end of the day Mitt Romney is still a lying non-entity, and Barack Obama is Barack Obama. I’ll take those odds.

  66. 220 JER
    October 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Stream is up for President Clinton. Senator Harry Reid speaking now: http://edition.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=4

  67. 221 99ts
    October 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I know there are many great white guys out there (I married one of them) but those who support Romney are people who hate their country – they don’t want to pay any taxes – don’t want to pay for anything that is not for their own personal use – don’t want to invest in America – don’t want to share the wealth, the health care, not even the national parks – they just want to live as the elite (& those who will never get there, keep thinking the GOP has the golden ticket).

    What they really don’t want is a black man to be part of the best the country has to offer – and he is head shoulders and everything else beyond what they will ever be.

  68. 222 Grab a Mop Grace
    October 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Wait…Am I to understand that Mitt isn’t going to defund Planned Parenthood anymore? He’s embracing parts of Romneycare, mimicing PBOs Foreign Policy and doesn’t want to give rich people any more tax cuts? How do his Tea People feel about this?
    Is the Massachusetts Moderate the guy that the Santorum and Gingrich people want to vote for?????
    Someone needs to ask them?
    Perhpas they’re not aware that MIddle Mitt is back.

    Who would President Mitt be?
    a) Severly Conservative Mitt (the guy who supports Personhood amendments)
    b) Moderate Mitt (the guy who claims to cover pre-exisiting conditions-not)
    c) Big Bird (aka…Seamus)
    d) none of the above (some new guy he hasn’t invented yet)

    IMHO, this SHOULD be the current meme. WHO IS THIS GUY?
    Not who’s up by 2, who’s down by two. 28 days out , that doesn’t matter.

    Just my two cents….

    Obama/Biden 2012

    • 223 Grab a Mop Grace
      October 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Now that I think about it…didn’t ugly Ann Coulter say, just a month or so ago, that Mitt’s campaign surrogate who trumpeted Romeycare should be fired immediately?
      What does Ann now think about the new Middle Mitt?
      How bout Hannity? and Limbaugh? How are they feeling about Mitt running away from his 47% comments.
      They said that he should embrace those comments.

      Do they have any idea what they’re buying with this guy???
      They need to be asked these questions?
      I sure hope that VPOTUS will be asking Ryan a few specifics about Middle Mitt’s new revelations on how this country should run.
      I think he might be to the left of the President on a few things!

      Obama/Biden 2012

      • 224 Grab a Mop Grace
        October 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        Could someone please tweet (I don’t:) hannity and limbaugh that Middle Mitt is to the left of PBO all of a sudden.
        Like to see some reactions to ALL of his NEW positions.
        Thanks in advance.

        Obama/Biden 2012

      • 225 susanne
        October 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

        the fact that the right wingers aren’t screaming with fury about myth’s newly liberal policies means they already know he’ll do or say anything if he thinks it will get him some votes. they’re not worried about this apparent shift to the left, because they don’t care what he says–just what he does. we see his record, and we know his words are lies. so do they. but they think it’s a coy tactic, not a sign of moral debasement and/or insanity.

        • 226 Grab a Mop Grace
          October 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

          Susanne, I suppose you’re right about the rwnjs not caring about his tactics. But I think that the voters, like the Santorum voters, would be a little less enthusiastic about going to the polls to vote for this new Mitt.

          • 227 susanne
            October 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

            agreed, and i’d love to see them squirm while watching him spout his new soft nonsense!

          • 228 theo67
            October 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

            The right wingers are the same ones who rejected the notion that the 47% Romney was talking about couldn’t possibly have been referring to them. They’ll vote for Mitt because they’ll convince themselves that this newly found ‘moderate’ stance is just a tactic. Their only motivator is to get President Obama out of the White House by Jan 20 – they’re not concerned about what happens on Jan 21. We have to let Jan 21 motivate us even stronger.

  69. 229 dudette9t9
    October 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  70. October 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  71. 231 dudette9t9
    October 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    • 232 susanne
      October 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      think of it this way: if you want to abandon hope, vote rethug. if you want to feel infused with hope, vote pbo and give him a dem congress! as the president says, this is up to you, america!

    • 234 yardarm756
      October 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      I’m with you Dudette. Time for PBO to :

      • 235 dudette9t9
        October 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        Good one, Yardarm!! I’m gonna tweet that!

        Hey, I wanted to tell you, I watched one of my fave movies that other night “Men of Honor” (Cuba Gooding Jr. & DeNiro story about Navy Diving Master Chief Carl Brashear) for like the UMPTEENTH time. Still gives me chills and makes me jump up and applaud!
        Thought of my TOD-brother, Yardarm, as I was watching it! 🙂 Gotta remember to make the nephews sit still long enough to watch it sometime.

    • 242 EDP4BHO
      October 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Dudette. People sitting on their asses asking for hope from PBO? Hope comes from within. Now that shit makes me mad. Frick sullydish and the politics babe if she thinks all her fortunes lie with one human being. Can’t believe the fantasy these people live in.

      • 243 dudette9t9
        October 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm

        Too many small-minded people wanna see a wrestling/boxing match, when the campaign for the most important job on the planet is about strategy and is not limited to a single game. If anything it’s more like a chess tournament played on a tilting platform suspended by a thread over a 10,000 ft pit of vipers and alligators.

        Like I told friends back in 2008 who wanted to see him come out slugging — he can either wallow in the mud to get YOUR rocks off or he could BE PRESIDENT. Which do you think he’ll choose?

  72. 245 cluny
    October 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    We should be taunting the right wing blogs – ‘conservatism is such bullshit that R couldn’t win as a conservative so he has to take Obama’s ideas. Their movement is dead, tired ad doesn’t work. Ha Ha – they have no convictions or principles – look what they are letting RR get away with” Or kinda along those lines – let’s see if the have any principles to call Romney out . Let’s ridicule them : ‘typical conservatives – no principles on anything, debt, taxes, abortion etc. I mean let;s find the most wounding thing we can say and taunt them. IMO ridicule works much better than outrage – stings more cause it makes them look weak and dumb. Lord knows the righties hate to think of themselves as weak.

    • 246 dotster3
      October 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      My opinion—–waste of time and energy devoting any time to right wing blogs. Both are better spent elsewhere doing something to help with the election.

  73. 247 JER
    October 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    President Clinton is explaining stuff.

  74. 254 dudette9t9
    October 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

  75. October 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I found out about the Likely voter model BS.
    Try and follow me, it’s brand new likely voter model that the pollsters are using.
    1) on a scale 1-10 if you say 9 or above
    2)if you voted in 2008
    3) if you voted in 2010

    2 out of 3 means you are a likely voter.

    Good Grief!! This is such crap!

    • 257 susanne
      October 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      i don’t get what #1 refers to. is it a measure of vehemence?

      • October 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        If they ask you to vote on a scale 1-10 ! I guess a ten means you will vote during a category 1 hurricane.
        A nine means a bad thunderstorm you will still vote etc!

        • 259 hopefruit2
          October 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          Thanks Jovie for sharing. I always suspected that the LV model was calibrated in such a way to favor Republican candidates whose voters are older and more likely vote in the midterms.

          This BS model as you call it automatically eliminates 18 and 19 year olds who are very excited to vote this year but didn’t vote in 2008 OR in 2010 because they were under-aged. And who do you think 18 and 19 year olds are more likely to vote for ?!?

          Secondly, minority and younger voters are less likely to vote in a midterm even though they might be very excited to vote in a Presidential election.

          • 260 nathkatun7
            October 10, 2012 at 1:53 am

            Exactly, hopefruit! I should have read your comment before making my comment which basically says the same thing you said about young people not eligible to vote in 2008 and 2010.

        • 261 susanne
          October 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

          hmm–well, i guess they got me there! i’ll definitely vote for pbo during a hurricane!

    • 264 nathkatun7
      October 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Great find Jovie! The #1 criterion makes absolutely no sense. I would put 8 and above to be a definite voter and 5 and above to be a likely voter. If I am 50% or more sure that I will vote, then I am a likely voter, whereas if I am less than 50% that I will be voting then I am an unlikely voter. With respect to the #2 criterion I wonder how they measure young people who were not eligible to vote in 2008 but are now eligible to vote in 2012? Are they simply dismissed? As for criterion #3, the same question of age eligibility applies. Young people who were 16 and 17 in 2010 are now eligible to vote. Some of them seem to be very enthusiastic about casting their first vote. But since they didn’t vote in 2008 or 2010 they do not qualify as likely voters. Finally, I wonder why #3 is being used to measure likely voters. Pollsters are certainly familiar with low turn-outs during Congressional mid-term elections compared to Presidential elections. So, if your purpose is not to distort poll results, why use mid-term elections to measure Presidential elections.

      Bottom line: I totally agree with you, Jovie, that this “likely voter model” is “crap.” On the other hand it’s what the media will peddle continuously.

  76. October 9, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Bo Obama!

  77. 266 lamh35
    October 9, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    @politicoroger @samsteinhp so romney new strategy is to completely ignore what he said past 18 months with a little help from the media.

  78. October 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  79. October 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

  80. October 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Ed is full of it, He still dissing the President.

    • October 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      He sucks bad! He is a total waste of a pundit. Now he is in Florida saying he takes to people saying they were disappointed in the president, at the debate.
      Same thIng in Ohio, ditto.
      He is full of shit!

      • 275 kathryn kivett
        October 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        Just emailed and told him he was causing so much damage and costing PBO votes and I would no longer be a loyal viewer….not that I think he gives a ca ca but I do.

      • 276 EWOK2
        October 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        ED is a double agent and a ratfucker. This guy is in Florida influencing voters against the President, like he did in 2010 telling voters to not vote. I never trust him, regardless of how much he tries to pretend to be a Democrat, he is working for the Republicans, he just have to come across convincingly to us as a Democrat. Mission Accomplished. Just like Mrs. Huffington he has fooled a lot of us.

    • 278 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      I longer watch MSNBC, and I would advise you to do the same for your sanity.

      • 279 COS
        October 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

        I just decided to do the same HF. Ed just made my blood pressure rise and my health isn’t worth listening to him and others complain about PBO’s debate performance.

        • 280 criquet
          October 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

          I’m sorry but Ed is totally unacceptable. PBO has a so-so debate and everything he has accomplished over the last three and 3/4 years is forgotten, doesn’t count?

          Why is that? Clinton was impeached and is great? What’s the difference between these two? I wonder…..

          Done with Ed , he has shown his character.

          • 281 criquet
            October 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

            When Ed made his biggest mistake to date on his show and had to apologize people did not abandon him. Maybe they should now and a ratings tank will “teach him a lesson” just like he advised Dems to note vote in 2010 to teach PBO and Dems a lesson.

        • October 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

          I sent him an email Friday and told him “so long.” Pointed out that I forgave him for what he did in 2010 and have continued to be a very loyal listener/watcher, but “I’m done.”

    • 283 anniebella
      October 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      I’m sick of Ed Schultz. I need a break from him.

  81. 284 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

  82. October 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I wish Ed Shultz would get lost! He sucks!

    • 286 COS
      October 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      I am so sick of this “hair on fire” s@@@ by Ed and other fairweather Dems. They should realize that they are making things worse by dwelling on this. Enough already.

      • October 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        I agree, he is a Major Jerk. I think it cones from above…

      • 288 theo67
        October 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        It’s almost like he’s being motivated to keep the debate front and center. If they were real Dems, they’d be prepping the field for the VP debate in two days, educating the public about Paul Ryan and discussing potential strategies and lies he might use. They would also be using their air time to encourage people to vote early, highlighting Dems in districts where they’re being bombarded with deceptive ads from the right wing SuperPACs and emphasizing the stark choice and consequences between both parties (e.g. war, Supreme Court, jobs bill). They would be looking forward, trying to help with the election, instead of clearly working against the Democrats. The fact that they’re not focusing on doing just these things tells me that they’re not actually working for Dems to win the election.

        • 289 vcprezofan2
          October 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

          I don’t know about you, Theo, but I am so tired of these guys and their playbook YET I HAVE NEVER WATCHED THEIR SHOW! Can you hear what I’m saying? 😕 I think, for something to do, I’m going to take a couple of your suggestions and tweet them in the direction of Dear Ed – a momentary release from my frustration at seeing him appearing so frequently in my PBO life.

          • 290 theo67
            October 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm

            Good idea, but Ed already knows what he should be doing. This roller coaster that they love to take us on means they know what to emphasize to Democrats to encourage them, just like they know what to do to discourage Democrats. I was done with Chris Matthews for a long time. I’m done with Ed. Done with Rachel. Tentative about Lawrence and Rev Al (just because he still has to follow the producers’ direction). At this point, I’m committing to just watching President Obama live, and not watching any of this nonsense. It was sending me over the edge.

            • 291 vcprezofan2
              October 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm

              I’m a POTUS, FLOTUS, VPotus only kind of creature with little interest in these other guys/gals unless someone posts a segment here. And even then, if I start watching and don’t like the initial tone I quit. Here are my tweets to get the scent of Ed, picked up here, out of my nostrils

            • 294 vcprezofan2
              October 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

              1st one that didn’t show

          • 296 dudette9t9
            October 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

            Hotdamn, Vick! You are toooo GOOD!!! Bravissimo!!

            • 297 vcprezofan2
              October 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

              Hi Dudes, I gather you have been busy working for both of us! So good to see you. 😆 Just trying to add my piece for unity ’cause I really don’t see how pointing out all the ‘faults’ or ‘weakness’ or misstep of this one human being who is fighting so hard against so many actually helps US. To me it’s like pinching and slicing at a relative who stepped on a stone, stumbled hard and hurt an ankle. We wouldn’t do it in real life, so why do it virtually? 😕

  83. October 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Yeah!! Just picked up my ticket to see the President on THURSDAY!!!

    • 299 vcprezofan2
      October 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Didn’t you see the President not too long ago, Aunt Sis? Are you sure that ticket you’re holding isn’t mine? Check the fine print, please. {You fortunate soul, you. Have an inspiring time! 😆

  84. October 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm

  85. October 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Magapie here in New Mexico. We are painted blue for PBO by everyone! Alas, that means he can’t spend time here at this point. *SIGH*

  86. 305 lamh35
    October 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    did Dems learn nothing from expectations game last time Biden will do fine, but fine=bad w/such high expectation. I see from my twitter timeline, that Ed Schultz and Tweety have all laid out what Biden better do on Thursday and the expectation that Biden wraps Romney’s lies around Ryan’s neck and all I see is a bunch of pundits on our side once again waging an expectations game that no way will Biden win. Ryan wins by default of standing up to Biden. mark my words, Biden will be fine, but the after debate punditry will of course be “not enough” on Biden’s part.

    I’d be interested in seeing what Rachel & Lawrence add to the expectations game.

    • October 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      This is how the punditry give Robney a boost, and they are focusing on MSNBainC primarily. Set expectations really high for Biden. Check.
      The thing Is we will not be taken by surprise twice, we will be prepared for lies and damn lies.
      That is a good thing, you cannot fool the Obama camp twice.

  87. 307 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Here’s a link to the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. October 2008, the month before the President was elected was disastrous. People were panicking as their life savings and 401ks were disappearing before their eyes. I’m talking people who were depending on that money for retirement. I am tweeting out the Dow numbers and comparing them to what they are today? We should do this all through October. October 10th 2008 was 8451.19. Today October 9th 2012 the Dow is 13473.31. Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? Of course. But people need reminding constantly.


    October 2008 was so bad. It got down to 8378.95 on October 24th.

  88. 308 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Out out, damn spot! Be gone! Shoo!

    • 309 dudette9t9
      October 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Out indeed, dotster. Tammy D is the very thing we need to get that spot out!

    • 310 jacquelineoboomer
      October 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Here’s a quote I just saw, which I’ll share after seeing that tweet:

      “There is nothing wrong with the world that a sensible woman could not settle in an afternoon.”

      Not sure who said that, and it’s a little grand of a thought, but if Tammy runs over Joe in the race and wins, she’ll be settling the “wrong” that is Joe Walsh, quite nicely. And then he will be gone, dotster3! Gone!

  89. 319 hopefruit2
    October 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Here’s a gentle suggestion: When any media personality, news outlet or polling outfit tries to make some snarky allusion to PBO and the debate, throw it right back in their faces. Don’t take their bait and buy into their narrative. We have enough tools at our disposal and a President who has had a superior record. Don’t let the media determine how the narrative is going to play out.

  90. 322 desertflower
    October 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone needs to Tweet this please!!


    It’s overwhelming, just how many Republican states, counties and organizations are blatantly breaking the law in an attempt to suppress Democratic voters. In this case, it’s being done by “unofficial” groups, but of course the GOP is looking the other way. I wonder if the Justice Department is going to do anything about these attempts to steal the election:

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin election officials are warning voters to be cautious about slick mailings giving misleading or incorrect information about voter registration and absentee voting.

    The Government Accountability Board said in a release Monday that it and local election officials around the state have been receiving an increasing number of questions and complaints and recent mailings that contain errors that could interfere with voting.

    One of the mailings in question from the Republican Party of Wisconsin incorrectly told residents in the heavily Democratic areas of Madison and Dane County to return voter registration applications to the town of Albion, even if they did not live there.

    Board director Kevin Kennedy recommends that voters rely on information from their local municipal clerk’s office or the Myvote.wi.gov website.

    • 323 hopefruit2
      October 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      We have voter suppression going on at MSNBC from so-called “liberal” as we speak. From what I saw on Twitter (I stopped watching MSNBC), Ed Schultz is advising folks to not register to vote if this President is going to “disappoint” them.

  91. 326 utaustinliberal
    October 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    The PBS Frontline documentary about Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney is LIVE NOW.

  92. 328 desertflower
    October 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Someone on DAshboard passed this song along: Flip Flopping and Lyin’….! Listen here!


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