Heads Up: President Obama in Richmond

1:15 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia

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Paul Ryan’s rally in Bristol, Va today

141 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama in Richmond”

  1. October 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Good morning from windy Los Angeles!

  2. 4 No Child Left Behind
    October 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Good Afternoon,


  3. 6 ranman11
    October 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    LL congrats on being first.

  4. 7 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I have very fond memories of Byrd Park [sigh!] Wish I was there today.

    • 8 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      It’s one of my fave spots in Richmond. I’m there at least once a week, no matter the weather.

  5. 9 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Heads up for the foreign policy wonks out there:

  6. 10 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    • October 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      What a beautiful sight!!

      I’m counting the minutes — have to go to class in half an hour…… Would love to watch my Prez. Listening to Warner now. Just listened to Kaine.

      Go Virginia!!

  7. 12 vcprezofan2
    October 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    See you later, guys & gals! Take notes, please. 😆 😆

  8. 13 Obama Grandmama
    October 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Glad to be with all of you.

  9. 15 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

  10. 20 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  11. October 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  12. 22 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    While you’re waiting for the Richmond speech to start, you can check out the first 6 minutes of PBO’s speech from last night in Las Vegas 😀

    President Barack Obama Live rally in Doolittle Park located in North Las Vegas Nevada during his 48-hour Campaign. Katie Perry performed live concert on 10.24.12. President spoke for roughly 20 minutes prior to departing from McCarran Airport.

  13. October 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  14. October 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  15. 28 kathryn kivett
    October 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Uh, hate to bring this up but really am concerned…worry wort that I am….Does anyone know what would happen if the Hurricane that might be headed for the Northeast(blue) would cause major power outages that last until Nov. 7th…plausible b/c leaves are still on trees…I know I am worrying about probably nothing but wonder if there are contigency plans for Presidential elections in the case of a natural disaster?

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      October 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Kathryn–The weather problems are expected next week, so there’s no telling how much electricity will be out by the following week or how much damage there would be. I would think in the worst case, you see a lot of paper ballots being photocopied. Or, FEMA could bring in big generators. Pray and wait and see.

    • 30 theo67
      October 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      All the more reason for people to vote early.

    • 31 dudette9t9
      October 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Forewarned is forearmed. I hope the people responsible for logistics around the election/polling places are prepared.

  16. October 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    CSPAN One TV is carrying the rally live as well! 🙂

  17. 33 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  18. October 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

  19. 40 utaustinliberal
    October 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    C-SPAN One will air Pres. Obama’s VA rally on TV.

  20. 41 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

  21. October 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    • 44 yardarm756
      October 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      See all them ‘good old boys’ and gals waiting for Ryan. I bet they won’t send their Social Security checks back to Washington.

  22. 45 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  23. October 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

  24. 54 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  25. 55 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  26. 56 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  27. 57 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  28. 59 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  29. 60 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  30. 62 Bill R.
    October 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  31. 82 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  32. October 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm


    The president kicked such major ass on a gazillion levels in Richmond just now. PBO is going in for the WIN! And it’s up to leave it ALL on the road.

    Damn, I’m stoked; hope you are too. Please get off the toobz and volunteer for multiple shifts in your local OFA, GOTV effort.

    • 88 theo67
      October 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      He sounds super-duper sexy with that husky voice. He’s got a few hours to rest before his last rally tonight – thank heavens!

  33. 89 xtine
    October 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    “President Barack Obama appears to have wildly outraised his Republican opponent among text message donors, capitalizing on the newly approved digital fundraising option.

    Last month, Obama’s campaign reported paying $84,655 in fees to m-Qube Group’s payvia mobile payment service, which manages text-to-donate programs for both presidential campaigns. Mitt Romney’s campaign paid just $1,152, Federal Election Commission records show. The fees — a percentage of the total amount raised via text — suggest that Obama outdid the former Massachusetts governor by a more than 500-to-1 ratio among texting donors.”


  34. 94 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    • 95 Ladyhawke
      October 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Alycee, I like your style. Nicely done. Somebody needs to call out the bull that is oozing from these so called journalists like Brian Williams. The lack of journalistic integrity is shocking. Bending over backwards to turn a huge turnout into some kind of negative because it isn’t exactly the same or better than 2008 is utter hogwash. Brian Williams should be ashamed of himself. I am reminded of the exquisite take down by Nance Greggs. Take it away Nance……

      An Open Letter to Brian Williams

      By Nance Greggs


      Sir, let me inform you of some not-so-late-breaking news: Every day is a terrible day for discourse in a democracy when what should be the watchful eye of the news media is instead focused on shiny objects – like a comment from a has-been like Giuliani – and is invariably focused on the soap-opera of he said/she said, instead of who spoke the truth.

      The advent of TV news (and I am old enough to remember its infancy well) held such incredible promise. Political misrepresentations and distortion of the facts could now be exposed and corrected in record time, and broadcast to millions of viewers who craved, and deserved, the truth. In place of that promise, what we now have is a news media too lazy to fact-check, too beholding to corporate interests to speak the unvarnished truth, too vapid and self-serving to uphold the lofty ideals their profession once embraced.



  35. 96 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Off to Chi-town! I bet he’s going to vote for Barack Obama for President of the United States. 🙂

  36. 102 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  37. 103 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Now THIS is what I’d call a Gift from God!


  38. 105 xtine
    October 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    LOL! From the man who brought us the Wasila Grifter:

    “General Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what is clearly the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime,” McCain said Thursday on the Kilmeade and Friends radio program.


    [Get off my lawn, old man!]

    • 106 theo67
      October 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      McCain lost the election in 2008, and he didn’t get Colin Powell’s endorsement then. And he’s been a crotchety old man ever since. It’s time for him to retire with whatever shred of dignity he can muster. It’s clear that the realization that him and his team are about to be thwarted again is sending him right over the deep end. If anyone is “harming their legacy even further”, it’s McCain.

      • 107 anniebella
        October 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        Sen. John McCain has become a disgrace, no one respect him like they use too. He has been a bitter old man sense he lost in 08.

      • 108 57andfemale
        October 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        What a small, nasty little man. Talk about jettisoning your legacy and credibility, that you would turn foreign policy over to the most inexperienced and unengaged and unscrupulous duo in American history.

    • 110 edp4bho
      October 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      The only thing one can do is just laugh at McCain anymore. He’s so not over being beaten.

  39. 111 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  40. 114 theo67
    October 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I could not sleep last night because I’m excited about this election, and this has been building over the past few days. I hate to think what I’ll be like by Nov 6.

    • 115 xtine
      October 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      I’m climbing walls right behind you, Theo!

      • 116 theo67
        October 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

        There might be a few of us. My sister called me at 4am her time on the East Coast because she couldn’t sleep. She’s planning on taking most of the election week off, because she knows she’ll be a basket case by then. I think I might need to follow suit.

  41. 128 dotster3
    October 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Reuters reports that a former 20 point Romney lead with seniors has been reduced to 4 points——losing ground with his only solid demographic.

  42. 131 hopefruit2
    October 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  43. October 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Twitter friends, please send this far and wide. You can’t trust Robme’s espoused “moderate” position on women’s rights

  44. 133 hopefruit2
    October 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm


  45. 136 collegekay
    October 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    He makes me so nervous. Chips, don’t let your mom see this picture. 😀

  46. 140 BigDaddyRich
    October 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I got a confession, TODers: ever since the first debate, I was hanging off the proverbial ledge, scared as hell that we were on the verge of a Romney/Ryan administration (AAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!)). Even after the last three debates, when our guys mopped the floor with their guys, I was still worried. Why? Of course, the media narrative that Romney was gaining in the polls, the crowds at his rallies were growing, Romney was feeling more comfortable on the stump, blah, blah, blah. (What can I say — I’m a middle-aged liberal/progressive who has suffered through Reagan/Bush and Bush/Cheney.)

    Well it all changed for me yesterday, for two reasons: 1.) a co-worker buddy of mine sent me this link: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-romney-electoral-college-map-reuters-poll-ipsos-2012-10?utm_source=twbutton&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=politics; 2.) I suddenly remembered the 2006 Senate race here in Maryland between Ben Cardin and Michael Steele, and the head fake the Repubs tried to pull through the media about who was leading; I wrote about it at DKos (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/11/01/264785/-Are-Repubs-Trying-to-Throw-a-Head-Fake-in-MD-Sen-Race?showAll=yes). And then I saw these links that boosted my spirits even further, via DKos http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/24/1147469/-Abbreviated-Pundit-Round-up-Quants-vs-pundits-and-the-state-of-the-race (hope you guys don’t mind this):




    So armed with all these ancedotes and evidence, my outlook has brightened and my spirits are lifted, and the latest SWING STATE polls (Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada), plus Secretary Powell’s endorsement, have officially brought me off the ledge and back into the waiting arms of you, my ALWAYS POSITIVE TOD pragmatic progressive family. There’s momentum, all right — O’MENTUM!!!

    Let’s do this!!!!! ;-0

    • 141 cookemom
      October 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Glad you found steady footing. That ledge can get mighty dangerous out there dangling. Thanks for the links. Hopefully, they’ll soothe the beast in others, who’d let the mania get to them.

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