Heads up: NY Campaign Speech

5:05: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Rubin Museum of Art (but these things sometimes start early!)

Coverage has started at CBS live streaming (second CBS link here) and at CNN live streaming

58 Responses to “Heads up: NY Campaign Speech”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    May 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm


  2. 19 Allison
    May 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm


  3. 20 vitaminlover
    May 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    President Energizer is on his game.

  4. 21 sherijr
    May 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    woohoo I just finished his Barnard speech.. and it was indeed inspiring. I actually needed to hear the words: perserverance and persistence today bigtime.. and “don’t quit”. Thank you Mr. President.

  5. May 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    YORKTOWN, VA – On Tuesday, May 15, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy will participate in a ceremony to announce a new initiative to honor our military, their families, and America’s public lands.

    The Armed Forces Week ceremony will take place at Colonial National Historical Park and will include members from all five branches of the military.


  6. 23 sherijr
    May 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    being introduced by Ricky Martin right now..

  7. May 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    PBO: “I’m here to ask for your help. Not just your help for me, but your help for our country.”

    • 25 theo67
      May 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      This is important – people area always talking about this election like it’s about President Obama, but the consequences are for the entire country. President Obama might have a bruised ego if things go badly, but he’ll ultimately be fine. The rest of the country will be in serious hot water – and the whole world!

  8. May 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Fermi National Laboratory accelerator scientist Stuart Henderson took some time discuss the role of particle accelerators in basic science, manufacturing and our daily lives. There are more than 30,000 particle accelerators in use around the world. This breakthrough helps to make them more efficient and powerful. 

    This Q&A and video are part of the Lab Breakthrough series, which highlights innovations developed at the National Labs.


    But somebody told me Science is Evil…

  9. 27 collegekay
    May 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    He’s not using a prompter or notes.

    • 28 donna dem 4 obama
      May 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      I had a sense during the Barnard Speech that he wasn’t using the prompter as well. Even if it was there he seemed to have just been speaking from the heart.

  10. May 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Natural‐gas‐fired generation continues to expand its share of total generation at the expense of coal‐fired generation. During the first quarter of 2012, natural gas accounted for 28.7 percent of total generation compared with 20.7 percent during the same quarter last year. In contrast, coal’s share of total generation declined from 44.6 percent to 36.0 percent over the same period.
    Prices for natural gas delivered to the electric power industry fell by 7.5 percent in 2011, which contributed to a significant increase in the share of natural‐gas‐fired generation. EIA expects this trend to continue in 2012, with electric power sector coal consumption falling by 14 percent. Natural gas in the electric power sector grows by almost 21 percent in 2012, primarily driven by the increasing relative cost advantages of natural gas over coal for power generation in some regions.


    Natural gas burns 50-60% cleaner than coal.

  11. 32 Bill R.
    May 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This President is way cool!

  12. May 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Have you guys seen this?

    (CNN) – A well-known, openly gay supporter of Mitt Romney in New York has decided to withdraw his support for Romney and back President Barack Obama instead.

    The clincher: Romney’s stance on same-sex marriage.


    • 34 hopefruit2
      May 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Oh oh….and the rats begin to jump ship..

      But the question remains: Why was he supporting Willard in the first place? What did Willard promise to do to promote equality for LGBT?

    • May 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Did that Romney supporter ever expect that Romney would support same sex marriage? Hmmmmm—-must not have known much about him.

    • 36 donna dem 4 obama
      May 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      People such as this guy simply amaze me. Nothing that Romney said at that commencement is any different than what he has been saying for months. His friends are probably starting to give him a hard time about supporting Romney now that the President has come out in support of SSM. So now he has had a “very visceral reaction” to Romney. Give me a break!!! I’m sorry but if you are a gay person and you support Romney or any Republican for that matter, you are a fool.

    • 37 nospin
      May 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      “”I felt we gave ‘Hope and Change’ a chance and I was looking for something different,” White said.

      “Quite frankly, I was not supporting Barack Obama – I was supporting Mitt Romney. And my support is not just words or my vote, it’s also putting my money where my mouth is.”

      White said he does not agree with the president on fiscal policy – something he sides more with Romney on.”

      This fool right chere. . . . I am not a fan of Romney but I would tell Willard would be well within his rights to tell him to stfd and sthu.

  13. 38 Linda
    May 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Did he seem subdued to anyone ?

    • 39 itgurl_29
      May 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      He seemed to be serious for a giddy Manhattan crowd who thinks this election is going to be a cakewalk. He will win, but it’s gonna get ugly and people need to be ready to fight. I think his tone was stressing that.

    • 40 COS
      May 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      He just seemed more relaxed to me. I like when he speaks off the cuff and in a relaxed tone.

    • 41 hopefruit2
      May 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Actually, I think he was deliberately trying to temper down the atmosphere, which already had a “fired up” electric vibe going on – in keeping with the idea that it was a commencement address and not a campaign rally.

      So subdued is probably not how I would describe it – I think he wanted it to be more serious and professorial and less “Fired up-ready to go” type of stump speech 🙂

    • 42 hopefruit2
      May 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Oops sorry Linda I thought you were referring to the Graduation…my comments are about the graduation and not the fundraiser…Sorry about that.

  14. 43 Dudette
    May 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    In case anyone’s interested in finding out about The Rubin Museum of Art, where the President just finished speaking, here’s their website:


  15. May 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Love Ricky Martin. He has a good heart and talent to spare.

  16. 46 Hachikō
    May 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Did I miss it? Is it done?

  17. May 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Looking forward to hearing it. Thanks, Chips.

    That Republican congresswoman just made an absolute fool of herself on CM’s show.

    • May 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      I’ve rarely seen SO MANY HAPPY WOMEN at a social event. Whether students, faculty, or board….. huge smiles (grins, actually) all around!

  18. 52 Linda
    May 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Seeking to combat charges from the Obama campaign that Bain Capital extracted value from companies it purchased by firing employees and cutting benefits, Mitt Romney’s released a web video today profiling Steel Dynamics, one of the companies that Bain invested in.

    The ad implies that the plant would not have been built without Romney’s assistance. Steele Dynamics “almost never got started,” the narrator says. “When others shied away, Mitt Romney’s private-sector leadership team stepped in.”

    But the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported at the time (via Nexis), that Bain was just one of eight financiers for the project — hardly the lone white knight:

    Financing to build the plant is coming from the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, NBD Bank, Fort Wayne National Bank, Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Germany and the Paris Bank. Capital and Bain Capital are also investors.

    And while the video touts Romney’s “private-sector” team, the company was successful thanks, in part, to big government subsidies and grants — $37 million from the state of Indiana and DeKalb County. And as the Los Angeles Times reported in January of this year, the county even raised taxes on residents to help fund the mill:

    The county promised $23.4 million in property tax abatements and tax increment finance bonds, as well as a new income tax to generate economic development funds. The latter was required by the state, which shelled out another $13.6 million in tax credits, energy grants, workforce training and funds for roads.

    A new quarter-percent tax on DeKalb County residents financed infrastructure improvements such as roads and railroad exchanges that benefited Steel Dynamics.

    Indeed, while Romney and conservative allies have attacked President Obama for employing “corporate welfare” and “crony capitalism” to create green jobs, Romney-backed Steel Dynamics enjoyed government largesse on the local level. As the LA Times noted, “The story of Bain and Steel Dynamics illustrates how Romney, during his business career, made avid use of public-private partnerships, something that many conservatives consider to be ‘corporate welfare.’”

    Bain invested $18.2 million in Steel Dynamics in 1994. Five years later, it sold its stake for $104 million, walking away with $85 million profi

    Romney steps in it again……

  19. May 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    WOW. What Chris is saying right now sounds VERY much like what I heard in our sermon yesterday–subject: Compassion. In fact, it’s very close to what we hear every week. He’s talking about being against stoning……that Jesus was about grace and mercy.

    • May 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      That Repub woman who has been pushing the Repub agenda about women all over tv was really flumoxed when she was challenged by Chris’ questions and couldn’t come up with any rational response. LOL!! Loved watching her splutter.

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