Heads up: President Obama in Cincinnati

Now! President Obama attends a campaign event at Cincinnati Music Hall (it started early)


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161 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama in Cincinnati”

  1. 1 4morefor44
    July 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    oh boy!

  2. 3 TrumpDog
    July 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm


  3. 4 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Cool can’t wait!

  4. July 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Ooh, so close, yet so far!

  5. 8 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Mitt Romney’s Claim That Shrinking The Government Will Help Americans Isn’t Rational

    By Steven Strauss, Harvard University


    Mitt Romney’s shibboleth that shrinking government helps the American people — isn’t based on any rational analysis of costs and benefits. Government isn’t a parasite destroying the American economy. Government is the provider of public goods (infrastructure, education, police, safety standards, etc.) that the private sector can’t or won’t provide. If citizens select lower taxes, smaller government and less regulation, they’ll get: less infrastructure, fewer police, teachers and inspectors, resulting in worse outcomes.

    This isn’t a universal defense of every government employee or program. Nor am I claiming that bigger government is always better government. Government programs should be evaluated, and terminated (or restructured), if they aren’t efficiently serving taxpayer needs.



  6. 12 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks Chips!

  7. 14 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Crowd spontaneously erupts in “Four More Years!”

  8. 15 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Anyone know of any local links?

  9. 20 GGail
    July 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Chipsticks – you’re the greatest!!!! THANKS!

    • 21 HZ
      July 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Hi GGail. Yes, our Chips is brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And have I said today, how much I thank you, Chips?

      Well, here goes: “I Thank Our Beautiful Gift, Our Chipsticks, the Best.” ((((( Love you, Chips)))))HZ

    • July 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Helloooooooooooooooooooo GGail!

      • 24 GGail
        July 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        Hellooooooooo Chipsticks! This turned out to be a bonus event – a townhall style Q&A.

        Hi HZ! I’m so glad that I am able to sneak some time in with you beloved people here at TOD. I hope you’re feeling well. Love you!

  10. 26 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm


    No one can afford to sit out this election. President Obama is asking the American people to take ownership and make their voices heard. PBO can’t do this alone. The American people need to get registered and vote in November. Give president Obama a second term and a congress that will work with him for the common good of all Americans.

    • 27 HZ
      July 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Beautiful crowd that is fired up for sure. “4 More Years”, they shout out. Yes, Yes, Yes, Mr. President.HZ

  11. July 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Wow! All these standing ovations!!

    • 29 HZ
      July 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      “I still have confidence in the American people.”

      “We are going to finish what we started in 2008.” Yes We Will, Mr. President.HZ

  12. 30 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    The Scariest Chart for the Romney Campaign on Bain Attacks


    Although there’s some polling evidence and Mitt Romney’s allies are getting worried, it’s a little early to tell how effective President Obama’s attacks on the Republican nominee’s time at Bain Capital will be — or how much that will affect the ultimate result of the campaign.

    But we can say with some confidence that the attacks are getting Americans’ attention. Via Politico’s Alex Burns, here’s a chart that shows that Google searches for “Bain Capital” have increased exponentially since late last week, when reports about Romney’s confusing involvement — or non-involvement –with the firm from 1999 to 2002 started to surface.



  13. 31 sherijr
    July 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Oh I love his townhalls 🙂

    • July 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      I know, right? LOVE his ability to exchange openly and directly with voters. He always connects very well.

      • 33 4morefor44
        July 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        i hope he starts getting a lot of republican challengers at these things. he’s really good at knocking down republican talking points, and does it so nicely too. it’s a win-win for him when he gets challenged/heckled.

      • 34 sherijr
        July 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        yes he does, thats the ingredient- he talks TO US.. he LISTENS/ HEARS US. I will have his back the rest of my life.

  14. July 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Talking points memo now says that Colorado is now a tossup. Based on what facts?

    • 39 4morefor44
      July 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      expect a wave of positive polling for rmoney this week and next. clearly, it’s from the great weeks rmoney has been having recently. it doesn’t, and doesn’t have to make any sense. the media, of which the polling companies are part of, are desperately trying to stop the bleeding for rmoney.

  15. 40 4morefor44
    July 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    for future reference, since i’ve been seeing him mentioned here recently, but i’d take charles pierce with a grain of salt. he’s full firebagger all the way. today he’s back to saying he might not vote for PBO because of one highly specific issue:

    there’s never satisfying a firebagger. they will always find something no matter how much amazing, world-changing, and life-saving policies for millions of people, PBO will enact. he will never be good enough for the firebagger, if he doesn’t get himself involved with whatever highly specific story the firebaggers decide is important. as if PBO should and can get involved with every injustice that happens within government. they argue the president should be a micro-micro-manager, that is as long as it’s their latest outrage of the day. complete utter selfishness – that’s a firebagger.

    • 41 ChristiMTL
      July 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Wow thanks for the info 4more….I recommended the article Chips posted earlier on Twitter….I don’t really know him that well, just from here when Chips or a TODer post a link.

      I checked just now…

      First 2 lines of his article

      I have a suggestion for the Constitutional Law Professor In Chief.

      Knock off this scarifying pissantery. Today.

      He is on my **** list from now on, never again will I read anything from him!….

      • 42 ChristiMTL
        July 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        Btw what a disrespectful way to address the President, even if it’s in writing, who the hell does he think he is?……and he might not vote for him?…ef him…

        • 43 theo67
          July 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

          I’ve never heard of him. Clearly, I’m not missing out on any nuggets of wisdom or deep thinking – just a lot of douchebaggery. I’ll pass.

      • July 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

        Hi ChristiMTL, I honestly wouldn’t lump Charles Pierce in with the general Firebagger low-lives, he’s way better than them. He is, certainly, far left, and is often hugely critical of PBO on some issues, but I just think he’s sincere in his own particular beliefs, unlike most of the Firebagger frauds. And in fairness to him, he regularly gives huge credit to PBO, which is something no Firebagger ever does. You have to take the rough with the smooth with Pierce, but when he’s good I don’t think there’s a better writer out there. No one, I think, sums up Romney better than him.

        • 45 ChristiMTL
          July 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

          Ah ok Chips, thanks 🙂 I don’t really know him…..I just reacted strongly…….I trust you!!

  16. 46 pugeretto
    July 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Bait ‘n switch humor, our PBO

    • 47 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Love what he said about staying loyal to his barber. My mom was a hairdresser for 40 years. I know what he speaks. 😀

      “Maybe I’ll let you give me a line or something” — cracked me up!

      • 48 pugeretto
        July 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        Dudette, my daughter recently opened up her Hair Salon Business…..her clients all followed her to new location…they wouldn’t dare not! Ha!

  17. 52 pugeretto
    July 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    PBO is on a role in Ohio, Barber loyalty, funny, smart,….all in one package, as we all know. Can’t wait for the debates.

  18. 53 Bill
    July 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    “You would not want a president who is disloyal to his barber”. PBO, July 16, 2012.

  19. July 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    He’s such a natural — connects with people, is humorous. People learn and have FUN at his town halls. He can tease people and thety can tease him back. At one point he mentioned the people who were giving huge sums to his opponent and one guy yelled out something that must have been “not me!” – or along those lines. PBO stopped and chuckled and nodded to him, “No, not you” — and all were laughing.

    Lots of laughing here.

  20. 57 Dudette
    July 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Was watching on MSNBC — Tamron Hall just interrupted the Town Hall to report that Dept of Homeland Security has agreed to give Florida access to the database that they wanted to use for their voter purge! WTH!!

    • 58 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Don’t be alarmed. Don’t fall for MSNBC’s ploy to distract with another BS nontroversy. Have trust in our DOJ and O-campaign. They will ensure that voters who are eligible to vote, get the chance to vote.

      • 59 Dudette
        July 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

        Switching to one of the streams now. There’s not ONE news outlet on TV that’s carrying it live — at least none of my Comcast channels.

      • 60 pugeretto
        July 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

        Now they have Beyonce Ad! (after a Palin worthless discussion)

    • 61 57andfemale
      July 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      I think — although I’m not entirely sure — that the use of DHS database REQUIRES that FL must have more than driver’s licenses in order to make someone prove they are not a citizen. I believe there has to be multiple pieces of evidence — like a green card or other identifiers that someone is not a U.S. citizen.

      The problem with the original purge was that they took driver’s license numbers and made those people respond to and prove that they were citizens.

      I really am not entirely sure and I’m connecting dots — but the conditions under which the database would be made available required that FL actually have some proof that people were not citizens, the opposite of what the situation was before.

      I’d love to find some clarification of that. Work does get in the way of me checking that out right now however.

    • 62 Sharon
      July 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Isn’t that old news by now. Seems I first heard that ages ago.

  21. July 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    We just have to cut the Presudent off because my name is Tamron!

    • 64 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      That’s why I’m NOT watching MSNBainCapital, but linking to the CBS livestream instead. This voter purge nonsense is a well-timed “breaking news” to distract viewers from the President’s townhall and the Bain story. I’m sure MSNBainCapital is conveniently omitting some key context to this story…

      To HELL with MSNBainCapital.

    • 66 Bill
      July 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      And speculation about Willard’s running mate is so critical.

  22. 67 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    President Obama is kicking butt in such a folksy and mater of fact way. He is so comfortable in his own skin. It’s downright hypnotic listening to him. He just makes sense.

  23. July 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I was watching MSNBC as well — had to switch to CNN livestreaming….

  24. July 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Hello everybody.

    Good news. I took spousal unit to the cardiologist, and he doesn’t think she has congestive heart failure. She’s had a persistent cough for about 6 weeks, and he thinks it’s one of her medications. She’s also making an appointment for her weight loss surgery, so yay for health.

    Took yesterday off from the intertubes. Going back in today. This is NOT your daddy’s Democratic Party. This is Obama’s house now.

    • July 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Great to see you LL, I’m completely out of the loop and didn’t know about these medical problems, I hope all’s good?

      • July 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

        For the most part. Her struggle with weight has been a long thing, but she’s finally deciding to take care of it. Once she drops the weight most of her health problems will go away—diabetes, high BP.

        • July 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

          Ah, okay LL. Weight issues are such a curse, the domino effect is alarming, they create so many other problems. Wishing her all the best in her battle, and much, much better health.

        • 73 desertflower
          July 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

          Glad to hear that she doesn’t have chf! Also glad to hear that she wants to take control of her health and well being the way she does. Good for her! The best to both of you.

    • 74 57andfemale
      July 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Did you ask the doctor if the cough is asthma-related? NSAID’s like aspirin and Advil can cause asthma in 20% of adults.

      My husband has had allergy-like responses to one of his medications. So it’s entirely possible.

      • July 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

        She has had asthma, but it’s not chronic. It’s gotten much better since she moved out here to L.A. I never see her using her inhaler.

        • 76 57andfemale
          July 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

          Just that a persistent cough, particularly at night, can be asthma. Just thought I’d mention it. You don’t need to wheeze to be asthmatic, but you want to nip it in the bud as soon as possible, if that’s what it is.

    • 77 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Some blood pressure meds do that. My mom switched from one because of that.

    • 82 GGail
      July 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      LL, that is indeed good news! I have a friend who’s husband developed a persistent cough and it turned out to be a result of his high blood pressure meds and his doctor changed it and the cough went away. Loosing weight is always good for the body. I wish her well and success!

  25. 83 Bill
    July 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    The Arizona Cardinals of the NFL donated $5000 to JAN PAC, Gov. Jan Brewer’s super PAC. Have they lost their mind?

  26. 95 Dudette
    July 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    If you’re on the mailing list for Charlotte 2012, you probably got a letter from Donna Brazile today

    “…September is getting close and I’ve been to many Democratic Conventions, but never one quite like this. I want to make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be in North Carolina for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. This is the most open and accessible convention to date, and I want you to have a chance to be there.

    Give $5 or whatever you can right now and make sure to have your name entered to win free airfare and accommodations for the week in Charlotte. This historic event will start on Labor Day with CarolinaFest2012 and continue throughout the week with hundreds of events, culminating with Thursday night at Panthers Stadium with President Obama. You could be a part of this unforgettable experience.

    But you have to give to be entered. Give $5 right now and you’ll be entered to win. We’ll cover credentials and a place to stay. Your grassroots donation makes it possible for more Americans to be involved in this process.

    I hope to see you in Charlotte.

    Donna Brazile”


  27. 96 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm




    Mitt Romney blasts President Obama for going negative on Samoas.


    • 97 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      “Obama pretends to reject lesbian symbol stamped on Trefoils cookies, but we know the truth!”

      • 98 Ladyhawke
        July 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm



        Great news, everyone. @Politifact just gave the President’s claim that he prefers Thin Mints a “Mostly True”!


      • 100 Ladyhawke
        July 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        ok, this is getting out of control. Last one for now. This one made my stomach hurt from laughing so hard. My guess is girl scout cookies is trending on twitter right now. Hilarious.



        Nugent blasts the President’s praise of Thin Mints: “This Kenyan missed a perfect chance to say he’d love to eat a Brownie. UNAMERICAN!”


    • 103 Debz
      July 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Mittens would probably thinks Samoas is a country!
      I just love when POTUS does town hall events. I hope we will be seeing many more between now and Nov.

  28. July 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    PBO looked so down today. 😆

    • 105 theo67
      July 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      There was an awful lot of (cute) giggling at this town hall today – I’m so glad he enjoys these things!

  29. 106 marachne
    July 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Here’s a visual/giggle for you all — you probably have heard/seen the meme equating Robney and wife as Thurston Howell III and Lovey, and maybe you’ve heard the extension to then “cast” the president as The Professor…the latest? Ron Paul as Gilligan.

  30. 110 yardarm756
    July 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    The lack of enthusiasm turned on my water works. Why don’t the people like him? It’s got to be the color of his shirt.

  31. July 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I’ve been trying to imagine Romney at town halls. He’s going to have to do them. Is he going to have to have his wife standing by him answering most of the questions? It will only work for him if he has smaller crowds with like-minded thinkers.

  32. 119 utaustinliberal
    July 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    No one. NO ONE can match Pres. Obama at town hall events. He has such a natural charm and charisma. He easily adapts into any situation. His sense of humor and connection with people is off the charts. This is why his likability numbers have always been up. People are willing to give a person they like, second chances, than someone whom they can’t connect with on any level. Can you imagine Romney doing what we just watched?

  33. 120 anniebella
    July 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I watch Martin Bashir, Rev. Al, Ed, sometimes Rachel and sometime O’Donnell. I do not watch Tamron and all that other B.S. which comes on MSNBC.

  34. 123 GGail
    July 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    That was such a TREAT today!!!! A Town Hall with President Barack Obama 🙂
    Thank you Chipsticks for being the Blogger Extraordinaire!

  35. 124 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Republicans Advise Mitt: Attack! Defend!

    By Jonathan Chait


    Most campaign advice falls into two broad categories, each with its own cliché. One cliché is: When You’re Explaining, You’re Losing. The argument here is that attempting to rebut the details of attacks simply allows the campaign to remain on your opponents’ chosen terrain, so you must avoid any such arguments, deflect attacks, and turn to your own themes. The second main cliché is Never Let an Attack Go Unanswered. This supposed cardinal sin is to decline to respond to an opposing charge.
    That’s probably why Romney is instead responding by returning to his go-to attack, which is to assail Obama as a “crony capitalist” for continuing longstanding policies of subsidizing green energy. (This is also how Romney replied to the last wave of attacks on his tenure at Bain.) It’s not the silver-bullet response anxious Republicans are demanding. That’s because the silver-bullet response does not really exist.



  36. 125 Marsha
    July 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    So have they reached the Q & A? Is President Obama delivering concise and direct answers?

    • 126 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Marsha, you’re a bit late I’m afraid (or was our Pres early??). The townhall finished about 15 minutes ago – and yes it went very, very well. Our president gave thoughtful, informative responses that were well received by the audience. He got some great questions and a few light-hearted ones (e.g., what’s his fav’rite Girl Scout cookie), but all in all, a wonderful Town-Halll session.

    • 127 theo67
      July 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      It’s over, Marsha. It was a love-fest. Good questions with good answers and plenty of banter in between. Really, quite a feel-good event. No hecklers. No stupid nonsensical questions. Chants of “4 more years”, applause at the President’s achievements, and acknowledgement that there’s still work to be done.

  37. 128 JER
    July 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Obama sings “Happy Birthday” to supporter – July 16, 2012 11:24 AM

    During a speech at the Cincinnati Music Hall on Monday, President Obama gave a nod to the venue by leading the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to a newly 18-year-old supporter named Adam. Video: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7415066n&tag=strip

  38. 130 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Your Affordable Care Act Rebate Can Save Lives



    WARNING: ObamaCare is a ticking time bomb that could go off and save millions of Americans from heartache and illness.

    Something strange is happening all over America: Insurance companies are sending checks to their customers.

    When I received mine, I was shocked. Aren’t I supposed to be paying you, Humana, more and more as I’m increasingly scared of using any service for fear of being branded with a preexisting condition? But no, it was an actual check for real cash money—enough to pay for most of month of coverage or a couple of co-pays. Nothing life-changing, of course. But a shock.

    Why is this happening? Some call it the “Bomb Buried In Obamacare” because it’s one of those AMAZING Affordable Care Act benefits—like gender equity, community health centers and the end of lifetime limits—that people rarely mention.



    • 131 theo67
      July 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      The GOP better get on this right away and stop payment on all those checks! It’s socialism, doncha know…

  39. 132 theo67
    July 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I’m glad the girl scout question came up – will give people a chance to remember that the GOP accused the girl scouts of being some mind-controlling organization, intent on turning little girls into some radicalized, lesbian communists and destroying the traditional American family… These people are actually insane.

  40. July 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm



  41. 135 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm


    Romney Camp Decries ‘Crony Capitalism,’ Can’t Name Single Ethics Reform To Stop It

    By Benjy Sarlin


    Cuccinelli repeatedly attacked Obama for appointing “bundlers,” or top campaign fundraisers, to his administration, but offered no assurance at all that Romney would institute a policy restricting their appointments. Even if Romney did insist on keeping bundlers out of his administration, it would be impossible to tell. Romney, unlike Obama, John McCain and President George W. Bush, won’t release a list of his bundlers, according to campaign finance advocates. The only ones publicly disclosed so far are bundlers who are also registered lobbyists, since they’re governed by disclosure requirements. Obama, by contrast, does not allow lobbyists to raise money for his campaign.
    A spokeswoman for the Romney campaign did not immediately respond to requests for further details on ethics reforms the Republican nominee would implement to keep donors from affecting policy. Romney has not pledged to maintain new standards instituted by Obama, including a restriction on appointing lobbyists to Cabinet positions.



  42. 137 JER
    July 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    PBO’s lunch: Cincinnati chili dogs, hold the onions – Video: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7415062n&tag=strip

  43. July 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    A caller to Thom Hartman said he’d been looking into Sankaty in Bermuda and it appears they specialize in credit-default swaps. IF that is true (this was just a regular caller, not a specialist), Romney made lots of money from ordinary folks losing their homes. That would be dynamite. The Republicans would HAVE to replace him.

    It’s going to be an interesting summer.

    • 140 Dudette
      July 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Little girl at the end of the video: “It was amazing! I got goosebumps just thinking about him coming here. It was awesome: [How surprised were you when he walked in?] I about fell out of my chair!”

      I envy her so! 🙂

    • 142 Ladyhawke
      July 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for that. The little girl at the end was just adorable. She had chills and it was awesome. I wanted to scoop her up in my arms.

    • 143 Claire
      July 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      That little girl is adorable. It would have been amazing for me too!

  44. 144 Sharon
    July 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    C-Span is now listing this town hall in Ohio as “next” after this live event, approximately 4pm ET.

  45. July 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Why Microsoft and NBC broke up:

    “In recent years, MSNBC TV has shifted toward political commentary favorable to Democratic and liberal causes, creating a potential clash between that mission and the website’s goal of producing a nonpartisan news report.”

    Yeah, we can’t have commentary favorable to Democrats, you filthy Microsoftians !

    See: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48180815/ns/business-us_business/#.UARv0xnK6JM

  46. 150 Ladyhawke
    July 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm


    Romney comes up with a tax-return spin

    By Steve Benen


    I’m delighted Romney is now saying something in response to the question, but I’m having a tough time wrapping my head around this one. He’s going to keep his tax returns secret and hidden from public view because … Obama might find stuff?
    Complicating matters, Romney also said on Fox that he shouldn’t be compared to other presidential candidates, but rather, compared to other candidates’ spouses. “John Kerry ran for president,” Romney said. “You know, his wife, who has hundreds of millions of dollars, she never released her tax returns. Somehow, this wasn’t an issue.”



  47. July 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    President Obama on Monday seized on a report claiming that Mitt Romney’s economic plan would create jobs overseas to ramp up his attacks on his Republican rival.

    Obama cited a Tax Notes newsletter by Reed College economist Kimberly Clausing that said Romney’s jobs plan “would increase employment in low-tax countries by about 800,000 jobs.”


  48. 159 Dudette
    July 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Folks, don’t forget there’s another candidate that we need to beat in November too!

    It’s gonna be a tough fight on all fronts! Keep your wits about you. Press On!
    Green Party Nominates Jill Stein for President

    Baltimore, Maryland
    Saturday, July 14, 2012

    The Green Party held their 2012 national convention in Baltimore where they nominated environmentalist Jill Stein as their presidential candidate in the first round of voting with 13.5 delegates out of a possible 292. Dr. Stein was our guest on the Washington Journal on Sunday (CSPAN).

    On Saturday morning, the delegates approved the party platform. They then proceeded to the nomination of presidential and vice presidential candidates. Jill Stein, a physician and environmental activist, began her work in the green movement from a public health perspective. She and other candidates for president will speak to the delegates before the official nomination.

    Comedian and activist Roseanne Barr also ran for the nomination, coming in second, and was considered a strong possibility to run for vice president. She was scheduled to address the delegates Saturday morning, but instead a surrogate made a statement on her behalf.

    On Wednesday, Dr. Stein announced that anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala was her choice for the second-in-command spot. In the past, the Green Party has run candidates who had prior run for office or served as Democrats. Dr. Stein will be the first nominee to come directly from the environmental movement.

    • 160 theo67
      July 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      What exactly does she stand for? It seems the only purpose for the Green Party these days is to attempt to take votes from the Democratic candidate.

  49. 161 Bill
    July 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Ron Christie is clearing up “retroactive retirement” for us. It is PBO’s fault.

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