What a welcome….. and there was an overflow crowd too

Yet another TOD post that has been reblogged by Jueseppi B, despite requests that he make his own effort to support PBO rather than copying others simply to drive up his reblog’s traffic. He doesn’t take kindly to being challenged, as another woman found out: explicit. Genuine bloggers are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD. Thanks

Video of the speech should be up on C-Span soon

Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas


Speaking to an overflow crowd of supporters at a campaign event at Canyon Springs High School



3:00: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Renaissance High School, Detroit

C-Span * CNN



5:00: VP Biden attends a campaign event in Detroit

7:35: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

9:45: Attends a campaign event at Jazz at Lincoln Center

(Not sure if there’s live coverage of the first two events – the last one is closed press)

149 Responses to “What a welcome….. and there was an overflow crowd too”

  1. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    August 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm


    • 5 Chi
      August 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Dear TOD family,

      If anyone knows how to reach Sue in Minnesota could they please check in to make sure she’s ok…

      Please tell her we love and miss her and hope she’s doing so much better and recovering well…

      • 6 donna dem 4 obama
        August 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Hi Chi. I’ll send her an email.

        • 7 Chi
          August 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

          Thank you so much Donna, she’s been on my mind lately…

          • August 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

            Hi Chi and Donna, I was asking earlier today if anyone had any news of Sue, but no word yet. I mentioned that I had emailed her at the address she used to sign in here, but I’m not sure it’s one she uses regularly. If I hear anything back I’ll let you all know. Praying she’s okay.

  2. 10 susanne
    August 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    happy hawaii morning, chips and tod!

  3. 11 dotster3
    August 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Great enthusiastic crowd there in Vegas! This is also enthusiastic—–not quite sure what to make of it, but it’s entertaining! This is the young guy who asked PBO for job search advice in Cedar Falls, Ia. He’s thanking President Obama because he did follow through and got a job and proposes a celebration. (one reason I think it’s authentic is all the OFA Ia. people seem to know him)

  4. 18 smoothscotch
    August 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Hi guys, just peeking in before a meeting. WOW, what an enthused crowd. I’ll watch for who’ll say “empty seats” regardless. lol.

  5. 19 smoothscotch
    August 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    btw, what magazine is that lady holding?, Dream Unveiled, anyone know and is it new, I can’t make it out.

  6. 23 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Mitt’s Most Shameless Lie

    By Gene Lyons


    That’s right, THEM. THEY are getting YOUR benefits.

    Of course Romney’s smart enough to understand what the letter writer clearly doesn’t, which is that YOU’VE ALWAYS PAID for others’ medical care in the most wasteful, inefficient way possible. No matter who’s elected, you’ll keep paying until Congress passes a law saying hospitals can refuse sick and injured patients who can’t pay. Which would not only be immoral, but a public health menace.

    That’s why Massachusetts has “Romneycare,” the only worthwhile accomplishment of Mitt’s public career, which he now wants people to forget.

    Romney’s also smart enough to know that not a single dime has been robbed, stolen or otherwise removed from the Medicare trust fund. Indeed, its life has been extended. Nobody’s benefits have been altered in any way.

    That’s a lie so craven and demagogic you’d think even Mitt Romney would be embarrassed.



  7. 24 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    PBO is driving the RWNJs crazier:

    They obviously forgot about G W Bush.

    • 25 Nena20409
      August 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      Clinton. Nixon. LBJ. Just the Modern POTUS.

    • 30 jackiegrumbacher
      August 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      Criquet–this is the good old GOPs belief that women are lesser. To which I say, women rule and Barack Obama is a lucky man to have fathered the stronger, smarter, longer living sex. Let the GOP tell the American people that all fathers of daughters are unmanly. I would so like to see that in a GOP ad.

  8. 31 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  9. 34 dotster3
    August 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  10. 36 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Just like PBO said presciently at the State of the Union address:

  11. 37 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Watching the event live was breathtaking. The crowd in Las Vegas was beyond pumped up. They were so enthusiastic. They were chanting, cheering etc. Even the media on twitter were taken aback. It’s going to be a wonderful 2 months until the election. I can’t wait for Pres. Obama’s speech and reception at the DNC convention.

    • August 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Well, the enthusiasm out in the real World, is ecstatic for the President. Yet, in the Beltway, we are told something totally different. This is a Great example of propaganda. Proof!

      • 39 nathkatun7
        August 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        “This is a Great example of propaganda. Proof!” Exactly Jovie! The mainstream media are the problem. They are pushing a negative narrative to help discourage people from supporting President Obama. So far their narrative has been an epic fail!

  12. 40 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    People are getting it little by little-that Mitt Romney is a serial liar:

  13. August 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    A senior Taliban leader — possibly the same man who allegedly helped al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden escape Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion in 2001 — was killed in a NATO airstrike this week, the International Security Assistance Force announced.

    In a statement Monday, ISAF said Maulawi Nur Mohammad, also known as Turabi, was among “dozens of heavily armed insurgents killed in a precision airstrike” in Kunar Province. A man of the same name was instrumental in helping bin Laden and current al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri escape from Tora Bora in December 2001, according to testimony from a detainee at Guantanamo Bay.

    Mohammad served as the Taliban’s shadow governor for the remote Chapah Darah district, where he was observed by Afghan and coalition forces with a “large group of heavily armed insurgents,” ISAF said. He was responsible for planning and conducting all Taliban activity in the area against coalition troops.

    According to files leaked to and published by WikiLeaks, Guantanamo detainee Harun Al Afghani told interrogators he had met Mohammad about 10 months after the battle in Tora Bora. It was then that he learned of Mohammad’s role — along with 40 to 50 of his men — in bin Laden’s escape.


    We Got this Guy, to?

  14. 42 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  15. 50 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Randi Rhodes is on guys……


  16. August 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    The thing I Hate about that Show -the Cycle, is the Guests are terrible. Fox News has the same Guests appear on their Shows. Not kidding.

  17. 52 dotster3
    August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Medicare Fraudster Fl. Gov. Rick Scott is furious at the Supervisor of Elections in the Florida Keys—–a Republican!—–for refusing to limit early voting. Scott seems to be threatening him with removal if he won’t agree to limit voting. All these Repub govs are determined to do all they can to restrict voting. Seems undemocratic and unAmerican to me.


    • 54 Lovepolitics2008
      August 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      DNC should run ads on it. Pretty radical. Like Joe Biden says, “this is NOT your father’s republican party ! “

  18. 55 hopefruit2
    August 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    VP BIden is here!

  19. August 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Just because I like to share my pain:

  20. 57 hopefruit2
    August 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Joe Biden is just hilarious! Has the crowd cracking up totally.

  21. August 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  22. 59 lisalovesobama
    August 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    i’m missing everything today. im in class being bored out of my skull. bring back the summer please! will have to catch up tonight on c-span. 😐

  23. 61 edwina3
    August 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    If any one needs a break from the comedy that is politics, this site called Dog Shaming is adorable and LOL.


  24. 62 cookemom
    August 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    John Sides, co-author of E-Book, The Gamble, says based on historical data, PBO shouldn’t be leading Robme at this point in time. If elected, he’ll be the only Pres to do so under the economic circumstances as they exist today. One reason is 58% independents/undecideds still blame Bush for the state of the economy. The other is PBO’s strong likability factor. Also, the unemployment rate, though at 8.3% is just low enough, and coupled with the other points mentioned keeps PBO ahead. Interesting.

    • August 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      I changed it after their first guest, so I did not get to see it.
      IMO, they need to put on better Guests. Just my opinion.
      Ok, off to OFA office to turn in Voter Tegistration forms. We have to turn them in, before 48 hours, after somebody signs them.

    • 64 EricFive
      August 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      What about FDR? He also inherited an economic mess (the Great Depression), wasn’t blamed by the voters (they blamed Hoover) and was re-elected.

    • 66 0388jojothecat
      August 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Ronald Reagan also had a crappy economy heading into his 2nd term. Things had not corrected itself fully and he was re-elected in a landslide because I think many Dems voted for Reagan back then and I could never figure out why.

  25. August 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    The New York Times reports that a new book on the Osama bin Laden raid is due out next month:

    The book, “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden,” which is scheduled to be released on Sept. 11, has been a tightly held secret at the publisher, Penguin. It promises to be one of the biggest books of the year, with the potential to affect the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the election.

    The author’s name will be listed as Mark Owen by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin. For security reasons, he used a pseudonym and changed the names of other Seal members.

    A former member of Seal Team 6, the author was a team leader in the operation that resulted in the death of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011.

    A co-writer, Kevin Maurer, is the author of four books and was embedded with Special Forces in Afghanistan six times.

    According to a description of the book, provided by a publishing executive, the author gives a “blow-by blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history.”


    • 68 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      “with the potential to affect the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the election.”

      How exactly will it affect the campaign? Who will it help/hurt?

      • 69 Obama Grandmama
        August 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        I’d like to know if it is proObama or con too. I keep seeing ads for 2016 saying it is the movie the WH doesn’t want you to see. Also there are a couple of authors out advertising their current book that is saying what Obama is worried about and other potentially troubling things.

        • 70 hopefruit2
          August 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

          The ads are put out by Republicans and are from a RW perspective, so they will always make it sound like there is something in there that is “bad news for Obama.” These kinds of “releases” are political and engineered by GOP operatives, so I wouldn’t worry too much about them. Thankfully, most people are aware of them and don’t take them seriously. The people who do are those who were never going to vote for Obama anyway. Most of the time, these attempts do not work well with Independent voters who are more interested in actual issues, and not smear campaings, and so they usually end up backfiring.

  26. August 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    It’s not even Sept and the magnificent VP Biden is just ripping #RomneyRyan to shreds …. and having a heck of a lot of fun doing it and the crowd just is going nuts love’n it …

  27. 72 Linda
    August 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    This is disgusting.

    NEW YORK — A first-hand account of the Navy SEAL mission that killed Osama bin Laden is coming out Sept. 11.

    Dutton announced Wednesday that Mark Owen’s “No Easy Day” will “set the record straight” on the raid in Pakistan in May 2011.

    “Mark Owen” is a pseudonym for the combat veteran who was one of the first fighters to enter bin Laden’s third floor hideout and also witnessed his death, according to Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA). The co-author, journalist Kevin Maurer, has worked on four previous books.

    One senior military official said the manuscript was not shared with special operations officials, to check for possible disclosure of classified information. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the vetting of classified information

  28. 86 edp4bho
    August 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Any body not watching VP Biden is missing out on the fierceness. He’s like PBO’s alter-ego, aka attack dog 😀

  29. August 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    My appraisal for my House came in- not good-
    First in late November I bought my House, and in august 2009 I got my first appraisal, 252k.
    Then, after Market crashed, august of 2009 it was 126k. 2010 it was 109, 2011 it was 101 and now this year it is all the way down to 87k.
    Holy shit!!!
    Pretty soon, my House will be worth nothing. LOL!

    • 88 57andFemale
      August 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Hang in there. It will improve.

      I had the opposite happen to me here in Chicago: at the height of the bubble my house was appraised at $273K. It went down in the bubble and now is magically back up to $264K.

      Here’s the kicker: my property taxes are now 50% higher than they were in the bubble. So my house is worth less and my property taxes have gone up $1,200/year, even with my husband’s alleged senior ‘freeze’. Doesn’t free the amount we pay but some multiplier or some such nonsense.

      • August 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        I don’t pay taxes, disabled Veteran! But, Governor Quinn may need more Revenue for public education, while in Florida Governor Scott is cutting taxes and gutting public education.
        So, their is that…
        Anyways…, thanks for your response.

        • 90 57andFemale
          August 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

          Property taxes are county and city. It’s complicated in IL — I want to contribute the money but the municipalities and the workers have to do their part. Even for a staunch union supporter like me, I know too much about certain public unions in this city. I have multiple family members and good friends who are firefighters, city workers, sanitation, paramedics, cops. They need to meet the mayor and the Governor halfway, and all Emanuel wants is an honest days’ work and the right to factor outcome into the big picture.

          Quinn has an impossible job to do in this state. We have these weird Dem’s who aren’t really Dem’s, but they are not Blue Dogs. It’s a Chicago/Illinois thing. Politics is a sport in IL.

    • 92 Obama Grandmama
      August 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Plan to stay in it for the near future. Give the housing industry time to come back.

  30. 96 vitaminlover
    August 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    My President is soooooo charismatic. He’s just got it like that.

  31. 97 Dakota
    August 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Lord knows I’m grateful to have my job, but I don’t appreciate being so busy I can barely post here!!! Love you TOD Family!!! Love my POTUS, my FLOTUS and “Ride or Die Joe!” Great afternoon everyone!!!

  32. August 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    A new Marquette Law School Poll finds the presidential race is tightening in Wisconsin following the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate. The poll, conducted August 16-19, finds that 49 percent of likely voters say they will vote for Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, while 46 percent say they will vote for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, and Ryan. In the previous Marquette Law School Poll, conducted August 2-5 before Ryan’s selection, Obama led 50 to 45 percent.

    “The two-point shift in Romney’s direction is within the margin of error for the poll but suggests Ryan’s addition to the ticket may have slightly increased Romney’s chances in Wisconsin,” said Professor Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll.


    In the U.S. Senate race between former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson and Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Thompson holds a 50 percent to 41 percent advantage following his victory in the GOP primary Aug. 14. In the early August poll, Thompson led 48 percent to 43 percent.

    Marquette is very accurate.

    • 99 donna dem 4 obama
      August 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      This is the third poll that has shown the race tightening in WI. I had hoped we wouldn’t have to waste money on more ads than normal in that state but it looks like Wisconsinites like their Ryan so I guess the campaign in going to have to educate them. 😦

      • 100 hopefruit2
        August 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        I noticed that the O-camp doesn’t seem to be rushing to put resources in WI or to campaign there at this time. It’s quite possible that they anticipated this tightening trend as part of a normal pattern (plus with Ryan being put on the ticket).

        I looked at the WI polling for 2008, and I see a similar trend with the polls tightening in Aug/Sept and then Obama opening a wider lead again from early October onward. Incidentally, I noticed the same general trend for most of the battleground states – the polls tighten around Aug/Early sept, and then PBO widens the lead from late September onward…

        • 101 Obama Grandmama
          August 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

          Hardball had a poll with Romney ahead in MI and WI today.

          • 102 hopefruit2
            August 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

            That was just one of three polls, two of which had Obama leading. Like I said, I don’t see the O-Camp panicking about this and it’s consistent with 2008 patterns around the same time of year.

            • 103 vcprezofan2
              August 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

              BTW, Hf, I haven’t said it before but I really appreciate your consistent effort to locate past polling trends and adding perspective in this area when the need arises. It helps (me). Thank you, muchas gracias y merci! 😆

        • 106 jackiegrumbacher
          August 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

          HF, McCain had a real surge in September after Miss Sarah was selected. Ryan is still being defined and a lot of people aren’t paying attention.

          • 107 hopefruit2
            August 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

            That’s true. Also, even before Sarah there seemed to be a bit of Obama slump around August of 2008 as well.

  33. 108 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    OMG I LOOOOVE VP Biden. He is a one man enthusiasm builder.

  34. 109 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    • 110 Lovepolitics2008
      August 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Joe Biden is an absolute treasure. I can’t wait to hear him speak at the Dem convention !!

      In the mean time, his campaign speeches are very good tools to convince that brother-in-law of yours, that neighbor, that friend who’s a bit on the fence … Send them CSPAN links, make them listen to Joe before Romney and Ryan have a chance to trick them with their promises of “restoring America”.

      Like Joe said (paraphrasing) : “don’t listen to what they say, just look at their budget ! ”

      Last thing: Joe has some great, effective lines in that speech. I think President Obama should borrow some of them !!!!!

  35. 111 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  36. 112 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  37. 113 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  38. 115 lola
    August 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hey Chipsticks check this girls twitter she pictures with the players practicing for the obama classic

    • 116 utaustinliberal
      August 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      I looked through her time line. She has so many behind the scenes pictures. Made sure to RT all of them. Carmelo, Irving, Rondo, Michael Jordan, Chris Bosh etc.

      Pres. Obama is the COOLEST.

  39. 117 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  40. 118 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Paul Ryan Insults Women Voters, Calls Forcible Rape a ‘Side Issue’

    By: Sarah Jones


    We are left wondering if Paul Ryan is a sociopath or if he is just so ignorant that he has no idea and no curiosity to learn about the impact of his “ideas” for women. Side issues, like our lives? Okay then.

    You can’t claim to be pro-life as you advocate for the painful death of women, whether that death comes from a complication from pregnancy or a desperate and unsafe attempt to end a pregnancy that results from rape or incest or intimate partner violence coupled with rape. This is pure evil. There are no other words for it. The lives of women are not up for debate.

    Paul Ryan is trying to run from his record, but women won’t be fooled.



  41. August 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

  42. August 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The TV broadcast networks will not air the segment of the Republican National Convention in which Ann Romney’s currently scheduled to speak.


    • 122 COS
      August 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Did they say why they would not air her speech?

      • 123 FiredUpInCA
        August 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

        “The New York Times confirmed Wednesday what anybody who has glanced through the schedules of the broadcast networks could have guessed. ABC, CBS and NBC are only airing three hours of convention coverage during both the Republican and Democratic gatherings — the same as they did in 2004, but one less than they did in 2008.

        All three networks are skipping Monday night’s proceedings, meaning that Mrs. Romney will be cut off from the largest pool of television viewers. (One network, NBC, is also skipping a day of the Democratic convention in favor of football.)

        That’s not to say, of course, that her address will be invisible. People will be able to watch the speech on MSNBC, Fox News or CNN, or on any one of a boatload of websites — or even on PBS, as that network’s Gwen Ifill pointed out.”


    • August 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      They may change when she speaks! I would not put anything past them!

    • 132 anniebella
      August 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Who want to hear Queen Ann stand up there and tell “YOU PEOPLE” what a honest and great man her lying husband is.

    • 133 cookemom
      August 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      They are broadcasting the last 3 days of both conventions, not the first day. If they want Anne to be seen, then they will have to adjust the schedule. It’ll be the same for the Dems. Actually, if Ron Paul’s crew shows up on day one and make a mess, we may see Anne afterall.

  43. 134 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm


    • 139 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks Sharon! Our FLOTUS is fired up and so is the crowd!!! I believe that one of our TODers is supposed to be at that rally – can’t wait to get a report from her 🙂 🙂

  44. August 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

  45. 142 closerange
    August 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I believe someone already posted this New Yorker article about the disgusting behaviour of these so called Democratic leaning millionaires and billionaires who are sitting on their butts and not contributing because either PBO didn’t suck up to them enough or they don’t like Citizens United. Obviously the quickest way to get CU repealed is to prove to the Repubs that it’s not a major advantage for them. Letting the Adelson & Kochs swamp the Dem Super PACs almost guarantees that it won’t be.

    These people (Gates, Buffet, Soros, Pritzker, Geffens etc.) need to called out and told in no uncertain terms that WHEN PBO wins they won’t be welcome anywhere near the Whitehouse.

    PBO is practically killing himself trying to raise money and these assholes are sitting it out because their butts weren’t kissed.


    • 143 dotster3
      August 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      There’s a bunch of people in the entertainment and sports fields who can well afford to cough up some dough also. I know some have hosted and attended fundraisers, but there are many who are lingering on the sidelines even tho I know their sympathies lie with PBO and the Dem Party. In some story the other day about the political contributions in the NBA—–most billionaire owners contribute to Willard—-duh—–and most players and coaches to Obama—–but it seemed like a paltry number of players who have contributed. C’mon people—–this is your country too—–to whom much is given, much is expected.

    • 144 anniebella
      August 22, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I agree with you, the President need money to fight these lying bozos. And for any rich Democrat to sit on there rich behinds and not donate money to help this President, to me they might as well be helping elect that lying Mitt Romney. These rich Democrats might as well be saying we don’t give a dam about the middle class and poor just like the Republicans don’t.

  46. 145 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  47. 146 donna dem 4 obama
    August 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Ha! I rushed home from work today to go do phone banking at the new OFA office in my city tonight only to find them locking up the office when I got there. Today’s phone bank was from 12-3. Mine is tomorrow night from 6-8. What a dunce I am! It’s PBO’s fault because he got me all FIRED UP at that rally he had in Las Vegas this morning 😉

  48. 149 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm


    If Mitt Romney were running a “post-truth” campaign, would the political press report it?

    By Jay Rosen


    I think there’s evidence that the Romney forces have figured much of this out. And so even though we have a political press that believes itself to be a savvy judge of campaign strategy, here is one that will probably go unnamed and un-described because (…and this may be the cleverest part) a post-truth campaign for president falls into the category of too big to tell.

    Meaning: feels too partisan for the officially unaligned. Exposes the press to criticism in too clear a fashion. Messes with the “both sides do it”/we’re impartial narrative that political journalists have mastered: and deeply believe in. Romney will be fact checked, his campaign will push back from time to time, the fact checkers will argue among themselves, and the post-truth premise will sneak into common practice without penalty or recognition, even though there is nothing covert about it.



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