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Iowa State University

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See the full speech at C-Span

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Iowa State University, August 28

More photos at the Des Moines Register

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President Obama greets supporters after arriving at Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport in Colorado, August 28

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62 Responses to “Iowa State University”


  1. 1 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    whoop here it is!

    • 2 cookemom
      August 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      In case you missed it on the last thread:

      I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch Anne. The Food Network is airing Chops where the chefs have to use Indian gourds in the appetizers; lutefisk in the entrees; and Chinese sausage in the desserts. I mean, c’mon lutefisk? How do I pass that up?

      • 3 eyecandi
        August 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

        Will not be watching either.

      • 5 susanne
        August 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm

        there are few things in this world more disgusting than lutefish, but yes indeed, miss ann is high on that list!!

      • 7 Dakota
        August 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

        LOL! You can also watch the US Open. Venus won in fine fashion today.

      • 8 veryslowwriter
        August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        I have never watched a convention — oh maybe I saw some part of the 1956 (or was it 1960?) convention. It was black and white, grainy as hell, and the TV guys wre Huntley & Brinkley. You had no idea what was going on because the conventions were were not yet staged entirely for the teevee.

        • 9 cookemom
          August 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

          I think I remembered the one where Eisenhower was elected. I was little but I remember we would poke holes for arms and head in those brown bags you got from the cleaners and walk around with I Like Ike on them. I remember everyone excited about him and all the aunties and uncles and neighbors gathered around the TV watching. I’m sure it was the convention, but not sure. My vivid memory of conventions was probably Kennedy.

        • August 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm

          I remember when each state would go on for about 20 minutes extolling the virtues of the state in one long run sentence ending with “,,,casts it’s votes for….” They were pretty rip-roaring I think.

      • 11 Puddin'
        August 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

        I don’t like her and I will not waste my time listening to her lies.

      • 12 anniebella
        August 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        Watch Queen Ann, I know not.

    • 13 theo67
      August 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Congratulations, Coookemom!

  2. 14 Bill R.
    August 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Viva Il Presidente Obama!

  3. August 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    6000 Iowans showed up. A nice Crowd.
    I am waiting for the 25-30k people, that will be nice!

    • 17 hopefruit2
      August 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      I may be wrong but I recall hearing or reading that this year the campaign is keeping crowds to a minimum because of crowd control issues?

      • 18 4morefor44
        August 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        yea, i think you’re correct. 2008 he was a senator/candidate only, and now he’s a sitting president. can you imagine the secret service challenge with a crowd over 100,000 people, which now-president obama had multiple times in 2008? wow.

      • August 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        Yes, I’ve seen the same thing. But the damn MSM feeds into the RWNJ talking points by emphasizing crowd size for PBO, but not for R-money (unless more than a handful of people show up).

      • 21 0388jojothecat
        August 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        Good one hopefruit2..”keeping crowds to a minimum because of crowd control issues”. Also, they probably did not want to put too much financial pressure on the city of Tampa because of cities and states are suffering due to the GOP caused recession.

  4. 22 lisalovesobama
    August 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    The Willard Campaign: “Say Nothing!”

    • 23 vcprezofan2
      August 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      You are decidedly bad for me Lisaloves! I actually spent 61/2 minutes watching the above when I meant to catch up on what I missed while I was out. 🙄

  5. August 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

  6. 26 squarepeg
    August 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    LOL!

  7. 29 RegularGuy
    August 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Whoa! RegularGuy here. It’s all good. PBO will win/

  8. 30 theo67
    August 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Every time I see President Obama just honestly working hard, reaching out to every voter, asking for their votes and for them to care more about their futures than he cares about their futures – it breaks my heart. He really shouldn’t have to be working this hard – especially against Mitt Romney and the Republican party, given their lack of integrity. It’s a real shame. But, I’m glad he’s doing it.

    • 31 Sara
      August 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Amen … it breaks my heart too. Barack Obama has spent blood, sweat and tears trying to bring our country back from the ruins of Bush shenanigans. And the wars. And a fiscal cliff. I don’t think average citizens realize how critical the financial crisis was. Our President is a brilliant man and he works harder than any predecessor in the last 60 years. We don’t deserve him.

      • 32 0388jojothecat
        August 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        I see our hard working, compassionate, President working hard for ALL americans and all the grey hairs those unwarranted grey hairs due to the GOP is acting like SOB’s, I feel sorry for the American people because history will show that we wasted an opportunity to be further ahead then we are as far as the economic recovery. In PBO’s term I am hoping that he has the house and senate that will not waste more time. In my opinion America does not deserve PBO but I am proud and glad we have him.

  9. 33 utaustinliberal
    August 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Gorgeous pictures.

    An acid trip isn’t as bizarre as the GOP roll call. These delegates are insaaaaane.

  10. 34 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    There is something about Ezra Klein that sickens me. I am not going to link anything here but for those of you who have the time, and are on Twitter, just take a brief look at his timeline, and see how much he is waxing peotic about Mitt Romney’s political prowess, and his great skills which we dullards underrate because we are only impressed with things we can sea (like speaking skills – note the not-so-subtle dig at President Obama), and we underrate the other skills like picking one’s staff. At this point I’m willing to say that Klein is not on our side. He might as well stay home or vote for Mitt Romney. That’s okay with me. With friends like this..

  11. 44 Claire
    August 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I’ve had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad and extremely tiring day…. but what a joy and a pick me up to see the happy faces in Iowa!

  12. 45 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    • 46 lisalovesobama
      August 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      “good politician” in the sense that he is a bald faced liar? In the sense that he embodies all the nasty, negative characteristics we think of when we hear the word ‘politician’?…….. Ezra? Get the fuck over yourself. 🙄

      • 47 susanne
        August 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        exactly–‘good politician’ is not a compliment, in myth’s case. it just means he lies every time he opens his mouth, and he has no regard whatsoever for the nation or the people he wants to lead–he just wants to win, and he’ll do any dirty thing to get votes.

        • 48 0388jojothecat
          August 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          What’s so good about a politician that uses despicable tactics, lies, and lies to get elected….how fucking hard is that?

    • 49 veryslowwriter
      August 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      A good politician. That’s why he draws the overflow crowds everywhere he goes. Americans of every type, age, background are willing to travel miles to hear him speak. Every town and city has bustling campaign offices. People spend all their spare time calling voters and knocking on doors. — whoops, not Mittens.

    • 50 0388jojothecat
      August 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      “A Good Politician” ? He only served ONE term as Governor and had a miserable record at that….

    • 51 amk for obama
      August 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      The pushback against his stupidity

    • 52 nathkatun7
      August 29, 2012 at 1:55 am

      Is this what passes for intelligence? If Romney was “a very, very good politician” how come he lost the Senate race? If Romney is “a very, very good politician” how come he was a one-ten governor? If Romney is “a very, very good politician” how come he lost the 2008 race to be the Republican nominee for president against an opponent that he outspent? If Romney is “a very, very good politician” how come he struggled to win the nomination in 2012, despite running against a crowd of imbeciles? As far as I am concerned, Ezra Klein is not a very astute political observer. Romney is where he is because of the moneyed people supporting him. Without his money and the money of his millionaire and billionaire backers he would not have gone this far.

  13. August 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    In His speech Tuesday night, boner will tell the Delegates to throw out the President.

    And they complain about us?

    • 55 anniebella
      August 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      I think Boehner better be worrying about himself, because do he remember Nancy Pelos? Speaker Pelosi.

  14. August 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    re: R-money’s Cost Co trip:

  15. August 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Wish the MSM would call out GOP hypocrisy:

    • 58 theo67
      August 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      They are simply takers and users. Hard working Americans provide that money that they are using, yet they can’t bring themselves to say “thank you”. I hear they even have some song they’re planning to sing at the Convention, touting how they’ve “built it” without any help from Uncle Sam. It takes a certain kind of obtuseness to take that position inside a government-funded building.

  16. 59 cookemom
    August 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    The thing about the circus starting tonight is the Dems get to go second. We get to take notes and knock whatever the Pubs have to say or do right off the front page coverage. Expect the Dems to give the MSM a new shiny object for them to chase.

    • 60 anniebella
      August 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      I am looking forward to the Democratic Convention. The Republicans don’t have anyone to compare to Bill Clinton as a speaker.

      • 61 anniebella
        August 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        Of course you know I am looking forward to seeing our First Lady speak, and I also am looking forward to that guy FLOTUS call her husband.

    • 62 nospin
      August 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      actually tonight was not very good for Mitt Romney unfortunately.

      Ms. Ann did not change any minds after her speech.

      None of the other speakers got any real applause except Christie.

      Chris Christie got the most genuine responses but he is running for himself in 2016 and then he added an oh by the way, support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and then he tried out Pres Obama’s speech where he added “if you would stand with me” blah blah blah

      It wasn’t very good for poor Mitt.


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