Heads Up: President Obama in Madison

11:45 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at MLK Boulevard, Madison, Wisconsin

C-Span * CBS * CNN * WKOW

…. and this photo from Madison was taken a couple of hours before the rally



Later (all times ET):

12:0: VP Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va.

3:15: Michelle Obama in Charlotte

4:10: PBO delivers remarks at Nationwide Arena, Columbus (still not sure about the time of this one, it says 2:25 in some schedules)

6:10: Michelle Obama in Orlando

7:0: VP Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at the American Civil War Center in Richmond, Va.

10:50: President Obama and Michelle Obama deliver remarks in Des Moines

(I hope all these times are right, will correct later if they’re not!)


OFA – thanks Jovie

149 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama in Madison”

  1. 1 4morefor44
    November 5, 2012 at 10:42 am


  2. 3 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

  3. 7 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Yes, We Can. And Yes, We Will.

    Go Wisconsin.

  4. 15 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Even dogs are canvassing for our President!!!

    • 16 57andfemale
      November 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

      We have a running joke in our house. All of our dogs are rescues, and the current three all came from a shelter that gets their dogs from Southern Illinois, Kentucky, MO (the puppy mill capitals).

      Every one of our dogs ‘says’ they had to get the hell out of Southern IL and come North where they could be proud Democrats.

      Okay, we don’t have kids. We have dogs. Give me a break, okay?

    • November 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Outstanding! They know this is important, bcz #MittIsMean

  5. November 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Alrighty, today is my birthday and all I want is a RT from @idriselba or @MichelleObama and a belated present of Re-electing @BarackObama. Oh and the Saints to beat dem Eagles tonight!! WHO DAT!

  6. November 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

  7. 44 terim
    November 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Romney Records Videos of His Staffers While They Sleep

    Mitt Romney really is bizarre!!

  8. November 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

    CNN streaming has started

  9. November 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Tomorrow will be a victorious day for the President and for the United States, and we WILL know tomorrow night. All this noise about provisional ballots and recounts — these criminal muthafuckas got another thing coming. 👿

    I’m doing voter protection at the polls tomorrow, and with that I’m committing myself 100% to any movement/organization/person that takes on this issue of voter suppression. This has to end — whether through the laws, boycotts, civil disobedience, media (yeah, right!), or any other means — no American citizen should have to fight to vote. Enough is enough!

    • November 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

      PJ, thanks for your strong willingness to protect the vote. I have contact @TheJusticeDept via calls and tweets to to request that they arrest the Ohio SOS and lock his ass up til after the election. If they don’t want to do it then hire a ghost law enforcement operation to arrest him, gag & bag his ass and dump him on a park bench after the election.

      • 51 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

        Ranman, there is a lot going on behind the scenes with OFA and the Democratic party to help protect the vote tomorrow, but I agree with you regarding these governors and Secretaries of State in places like OH, FL and PA. Part of me would love to see the National Guard and a military general or two posted in these polling places, taking charge of this process.

        The “they hate us for our freedom” crowd is all too willing to run up in Iraq and Afghanistan but deny freedom to American citizens. It’s abominable.

  10. November 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I’m lookin’ forward to tomorrow (voting), and will stand in line as long as it takes! Probably won’t be too bad here in CT, but you never know… These are bizarre times. “Bomb scare” in FL…?!? They are absolutely shameless… Wonder if I’ll have to dip my finger in purple ink…


  11. November 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Again- Florida polls are open today, 8-5, in- Person absentee early voting.

  12. 57 joyce
    November 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

    GM TOD family. Happy Birthday to all of you that’s celebrating at this special time. What a crowd in Wisconsin this morning. I love it and love our wonderful President so much. I pray for him daily and pray that we will get him re-elected tomorrow. I really would like to see him crush that scum Mittens like a bug. Good day everyone doing whatever it takes for that to happen, and thank you all for all the hard work and time invested in this campaign and thank you Chips for keeping us all from going crazy. Love and hugs.

  13. 58 japa21
    November 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Just a quick and totally unrelated to anything else comment. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since TOD reached the 14 million hits plateau. At the time I jokingly said maybe we could hit 15 million by the end of election day. Well, we won’t hit it, but we will probably be within 150,000 of that mark. WTG Chips. You have provided the world an amazing places to witness everything leading up to the election and a place for exuberant celebration (not a doubt in my mind) afterwards.

  14. 59 No Child Left Behind
    November 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Good Morning TOD Family,

    I hope you are all right.

    I live in one of the most affected areas in NYC that still doesn’t have electricity, hot water, heat or public transportation. I’ve been sleeping here and there with a small suitcase. However, I tried to remain connected to what’s going on the best I can when I reach a place that has Internet connection.But tomorrow, I am returning to VOTE.

    I am so hopefull and so proud of the many hours and hard work put up by the President. I know I will lose my voice tomorrow night when they announce a win for him in Times Square.

    Stay strong and GOTV or make phone calls if you can.

    Have a great day!

    • 60 99ts
      November 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Please take care of yourself, stay safe – I’m sure everyone (up to PBO) is working to get your power restored – it will all seem so much better when that happens – bless you for voting in such a situation

    • November 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

      My heart goes out to you. That is an awful long time to be without everything that is familiar and a comfort to you. Please stay safe and let us know how you are doing or if you need anything. I truly hope you have some good news soon.

    • 62 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      So sorry to hear that you’re still without power. I have relatives in the same position and it’s exhausting. Take care, be safe, and try to keep your head up.

  15. 63 dotster3
    November 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

    One of my daughters was at a Springsteen concert Sat. night in Louisville. Said she was expecting great, but it was so beyond that. 3 1/2 straight hours of great music by The Boss. I asked if he said anything about Obama, which I didn’t think he would at that venue. She said “sortof”, not by name but in the way he told everyone to make sure they vote and to think about what kind of country they want and who best represents those ideals. etc.

  16. 64 TrumpDog
    November 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I estimate about 100-150 UNENTHUSIATIC people in the pic above.

  17. 65 57andfemale
    November 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

    • 67 Bill R.
      November 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Very hopeful numbers based analysis of NC.

      • 68 forus50
        November 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

        Yes, unexpected as cabpolitical has been pretty pessimistic on Obama’s chances there. Here’s more from him:

        The Dem advantage in ’08 ended up being about 12%, in line with the Dem registration advantage in NC. If Obama’s to win, I think he probably needs to aim for at least a 13-14% Dem advantage this year, something that’s still possible for him with these numbers. There are two really big bright spots for him. First, African American voting numbers remain high. 27.4% of the vote is still African American, well above 2008 numbers which came in at about 23%. Additionally, the white vote is running at only 67.4%, well below the 72% figure in 2008. If the White vote remains under 70%, Obama may very well still win NC. The other good news? While there are many white GOP votes still left out there, there is one other group of voters still out there: young voters. The fact is, more than 70% of senior voters have already voted in NC, meaning there’s not a lot of them left to vote. In comparison, it looks like less than half of likely 18-29 year olds have voted in NC.

    • 69 amk for obama
      November 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

      That’s an excellent report Bill. Please tweet it.

  18. 70 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

  19. 71 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Keep in mind that yesterday that number was 133K…so the lead is INCREASING….

  20. 82 vcprezofan2
    November 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Screeeeeech! Huff! Puff! Please don’t tell me I missed it all!

  21. 87 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Tomorrow, I will watching the polling on teann (no other choice on this side of the atlas). BBC will cover it too but it won’t be wall to wall.

    Chips should start a teevee station.

  22. 89 GGail
    November 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    The Boss is finally up on Stage!!

  23. 90 dotster3
    November 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    The Boss flies with PBO on AF1 to Columbus where he will also perform and there will be dueling rallies—–7 miles apart—-Obama and Liarbot.

  24. 91 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2012 at 11:32 am


  25. November 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

    We just did our school vote. Our school has gone Republican every time except for 2008, and maybe Clinton’s second term (I can’t remember). It is a very conservative area. Today Mitt Romney won by 5 votes. I think that’s pretty good. I think I had a good number of Obama supporters in my room. Here’s a little thing that made me sad though. One little boy came up to me and said ‘My mother’s voting for Mitt Romney’. This is a very poor family. They are on free lunch and get Blessings in a Backpack every weekend. So she is voting for the man who would make her life so much harder. I wonder if she realizes that and there is something else more important, or if she thinks he’s just lying and will not really carry through on his agenda to cut programs to the poor.

  26. November 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight 31 Oct

    7 polls released in Ohio in past 48 hours: Obama +2, Obama +3, Obama +3, Obama +3, Obama +5, Obama +5, Obama +5

  27. 94 forus50
    November 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

  28. 95 sherijr
    November 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Bruce is hilarious! Loved his ‘forward’ song 🙂

  29. November 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Bruce: I watched the first debate and . . . I WAS FREAKED OUT! Then the next two he schooled Mitt Romney….FORWARD!!

  30. 97 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

  31. 99 Bill R.
    November 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

  32. 101 sherijr
    November 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

    wow really proud of Bruce’s words here.

    • 102 daisydem
      November 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      He speaks from the heart! I love him and his music and the E Street Band! And I love that he loves New Jersey and it plays a role in his music just as his Catholicism and his politics do. He is a man of conviction and passion. He is a storyteller. Again, became a Springsteen fan in my 50’s (though Springsteen and I are the same age), go figure. It is my son’s fault!

  33. 104 GGail
    November 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

    My first time hearing Springstein speak politically and I’m truly impressed!

  34. 105 taiping1
    November 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    No retreat, no surrender. We will win and continue to fight to realize the American dream for all of us. Bruce gets it.

  35. 106 yardarm756
    November 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Ahoy mates. I’m a bit late get this vessel underway but we’ve managed and are steaming for calm waters. By my reckoning I should be in calm water on the morrow 36 hours from now.

  36. November 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The crowd seems to be really listening. It’s a typical rally but the seriousness of the moment is evident.

  37. 120 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  38. 124 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm



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  39. 127 yardarm756
    November 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    • 128 Nena20409
      November 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      Joe Scarborough is a lying cheating sack of crap. If he believed that, why was he still saying last Friday that if Pres Obama were to win, he would be Shocked?

    • 129 57andfemale
      November 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Even if this claptrap was true (the ‘mittmentum’ was over after Biden’s smackdown of Eddie Munster), it wouldn’t be the storm that halted it: it would be PBO’s excellent governance, understanding of the role of government in our lives, and his utmost class and grace.

      Still waiting for DimMitt to pull together all those dunces eating dollar bills (who are now all CEO’s I’m sure), having them all write checks for Sandy relief.

      Crickets. How can a campaign and a major political party be that stupid? When the RWNJ’s and their enablers object to a telethon to raise money for victims and call it ‘political’, we’re in an alternate universe of what it means to be a decent human being.

    • November 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      So Willard isn’t much of a sailor then, if he couldn’t navigate a storm.

      • 131 yardarm756
        November 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

        Sorry it took so long to respond. Willard wouldn’t make it through ‘boot camp’ in my Navy. Poot-butts don’t survive.

  40. November 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm


  41. 133 Dudette
    November 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  42. 134 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    • 135 Ladyhawke
      November 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm


      DING DING DING – Isn’t that the truth. That’s the key to resolving all of the obstacles to moving forward. When people complain about (fill in the blank) the answer is get involved and vote for leaders who will do the right thing. Vote for politicians who don’t feel that compromise is a four letter word. Nothing will change until we get more elected officials in congress who don’t put their party before country. Until we get more patriots in congress moving forward is going to be a challenge.

      Can you just imagine how glorious it will be to have a Senator Elizabeth Warren in the senate to work with President Obama? A powerhouse only interested to doing the right thing and getting things done for the American people. I would like nothing more than seeing Senator Scott Brown (aka the fair haired boy of Wall Street) driving off into the sunset in that pick-up truck. Make it happen MA. Please I’m begging you.

      • 136 Obama Grandmama
        November 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

        I would think both Right and Left and for that matter Center would want to get rid of those impeding the vote. Does anyone know if Rick Scott is term limited as FL Gov? If not wouldn’t his actions insure little chance of re-election? If these GOP governors and SOS officials that are trying to keep people from voting are on term limits that points out a negative for term limits I had not thought of previously. If they are not term limited I would hope these actions would keep them from getting any further political offices. I suppose they are heroes in their party though.

  43. 137 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    A lol bj post to the rw troll there. http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/11/05/36-hours-to-gotv/#comment-3927850

    yeah, if I’m Obambi I’m just terrified of the big, bad, scary House Republicans (current approval rating south of the Mendoza Line) and their ginormous list of accomplishments since ‘06. Hey, weren’t they going to repeal Obamacare? Gee, wonder how that worked out? Maybe they can invite him to their Retreat, away from the source of his strength ( it’s the teleprompter, stupid), and gang up on him and embarrass him out of office. Oh, yeah. Right.

    They’ve done nothing but try to destroy him for four years, and all they have to show for it is – wait for it – another four years of Obama. Fucking geniuses.

  44. November 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Ok, someone explain to me this. There confirmed reports that Romney will be campaining on election day in Ohio tomorrow. I assume he’ll be in a GOP county and will get voters from rally to polls?? But wouldn’t that mean that voters will be at rally rather than polls???

    I’m confused, I can’t decide if this is good strategy or not? My gut is telling me it’s an act of desperation

    • November 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      It’s pure desperation. Candidates don’t usually hold rallies on Election Day. PBO does things like goes to greet shift workers or just pop up places and shake hands. But no rallies, per se.

    • 142 hopefruit2
      November 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Regardless of what Romney does or doesn’t do in Ohio tomorrow, Obama is winning Ohio.

    • 143 Obama Grandmama
      November 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      I thought there were voter rules about not campaigning on election day nor even wearing or displaying signage etc. I see all kinds of signs and t-shirts though with people waiting in line to vote. Maybe the rules are controlled by the individula states, or voting precincts. I voted two weeks ago by vote by mail in Oregon. I like the hassle free method. I got my voters guide about a week prior to receiving my ballot. It can be mailed back (needs your own stamp) or dropped in a voter box outside the courthouse. WA started a mail-in system this year too. It sure would save all of those lines and hours that seem to be in question right now.

  45. November 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    YES!! I see Reggie Love is with him!!

  46. November 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  47. 148 itgurl_29
    November 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    For all the lambs out there, don’t forget the legendary Mariah Carey will be with our wonderful First Lady in North Carolina today.

  48. 149 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

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