410 Responses to “Charlotte: Bill”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Bill

  2. 2 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    BIG DOG TIME!!!

  3. 3 Betsy
    September 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Still love Bill, can’t help it.

  4. 4 Smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Perfect timing.

  5. 5 cookemom
    September 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    There’s definitely some swag in that step. Can’t be taught, you got it or you don’t.

  6. September 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Anyone know where Hillary is?

  7. 12 99ts
    September 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Oh WOW – the man who married Michele Obama

  8. 15 smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Michele Obama is bashful at that praise.

  9. 16 Rita
    September 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “I want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside, but burns for America on the inside…. I want to nominate a man who… had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.” – Bill Clinton

  10. September 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm

  11. 20 hopefruit2
    September 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Bill is bringing it!

  12. 32 Smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I like the way he tied Hilary’s appt with how PBO is. BEST interest of the country.

  13. 33 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  14. 34 Rita
    September 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    “Democracy doesn’t need to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest.” – Bill Clinton

  15. 35 sherijr
    September 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    okay he’s rather funny tonight.. I admit I’m enjoying his speech.. full throated support here. very nice.

  16. 41 99ts
    September 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Bill does enjoy being Bill – but he mentions the President over and over – so maybe I’ll excuse him.

  17. 42 cookemom
    September 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I just got an email from Bill Clinton. How’d he do that from the stage? That man is mighty good right thar.

  18. 45 Smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Audience looking rapt.

    Are we better off? Hell Yeah!

    No one could repair the damage he found in just 4 yrs. NO SHIT!

    OK Bill, you GOT IT.

  19. 46 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    The economy is growing again. All around in my area, there is new construction going on — commercial and residential. Additionally, I’m seeing an uptick in the precentage of real estate taxes collected. Things are better and continuing to improve.

  20. 48 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm

  21. 51 vcprezofan2
    September 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    President Clinton is doing a terrific job!!!! And he is packing a whole lot of credibility! Man oh man, why can’t we have elections early next week?

    • 52 vcprezofan2
      September 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Also, Democratic leaders are IMO more intelligent. I cannot see Bush speaking about all these issues so convincingly and knowledgeably. Pres. Clinton is doing far more than I thought he would. I am impressed.

  22. 53 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  23. 54 sherijr
    September 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Loving the FACTS! woohoo 🙂

    • 55 daisydem
      September 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      I love that he is giving all the specifics … facts, numbers! He is good at that and it is just perfect. At the RNC there were no facts or figures, just hate directed toward our President and our Democratic Party. But I love, love, love the “Wait … Just listen …”

  24. 57 Rita
    September 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    “The Republicans blocked the President’s jobs plan. So here’s another jobs score: POTUS plus 4.5 million, Congressional Republicans 0.” – Bill Clinton

  25. September 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

  26. 60 hopefruit2
    September 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    OK with Bill Clinton’s speech, I can see Tweety having tingles going up BOTH legs right now.

  27. 65 Dakota
    September 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Bill is doin’ it!

  28. 66 Elle in MI
    September 5, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    President Clinton is KILLING it! Love it – love him! Thanks for your support of President Obama President Clinton.

  29. 67 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm

  30. 68 prettyfoot58
    September 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Listening to this case for the re-election of PBO….Bill Clinton is blasting on all cyclinderssssssssss…Ooooooooooooooooo weeeeeeeeee

  31. 69 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    easily the best speech bill clinton has ever given. i’m a constant critic of the clinton’s and i’m about ready to eat crow. this is beyond what i ever could’ve imagined and i might have to start referring to him as president again. thank you, president clinton. thank you.

    • 70 daisydem
      September 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you. He has earned our respect. I too did lose respect for him once personally, but never as a President or as an intellectual. He did us a favor tonight to lay it all out in detail, with numbers, with plain speak!

    • 71 Obama Grandmama
      September 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Prez Clinton was so successful at explaining the things Prez Obama did that I heard my 88 yr old mom murmur I didn’t know that several times during his speech concerning the numbers of job increases from Obama. I had told her several facts that included those facts previously but did not explain it as plainly.

  32. 72 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

  33. 73 daiseymay1
    September 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    The big fellow is slamming it into the stars. He is doing a great job in laying out “why Obama”. Simplly step by step delineating each policy and why it works and it means to everyday people. Thank You President Clinton.

  34. 74 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

  35. 76 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    wow. president clinton is only 1.5 years older than the mittbot, and look at how much more each man has done for the world in almost the same amount of time on this earth. even in my most critical years of president clinton, i at least respected him for where he came from and where he got himself. and mittbot….pathetic.

  36. 77 Rita
    September 5, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Finally, Bill talks about Medicaid. The Romney/Ryan plan will destroy it. The people who need help the most!

  37. 78 Melanie
    September 5, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    In case you wanted to know what Bill’s original “script” was here it is. He has strayed way off his remarks and I think it’s great!! Apparently it was only supposed to be 4pages long:))
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/bill-clinton-speech-text-_n_1850531.html?ir=Black%20Voices

  38. 79 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

  39. 80 Melanie
    September 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  40. 83 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    first, first lady obama then president clinton. what an incredible 1-2 punch, and tomorrow president obama tomorrow night with the knockout!! we have got to get elizabeth warren into the senate. we must. you in???????????

    • 84 Obama Grandmama
      September 6, 2012 at 12:20 am

      I’ve donated to Elizabeth Warren before and intend to again tomorrow. She would replace Ted Kennedy so much better than Scott Brown does.

  41. 85 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  42. 86 cookemom
    September 5, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I think by putting the meme out there that Pres Clinton would go off message only increased the size of the audience. Folks tuned in to see if Bill would go rogue. They wanted to see him slight PBO. What happened instead is that many many many more people are hearing him take it to Pubs. If I didn’t know better, I’d think our guys may have floated that balloon.

  43. 89 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    ARITHMETIC

  44. 92 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Best tweet so far:

  45. 94 Pamela
    September 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Double down on trickle down…

  46. 95 Rita
    September 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    “Republican policies quadrupled the deficit before I took office and doubled it in the eight years after I left. All because of Arithmetic!” – Bill Clinton

  47. September 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    So, wasn’t there a hubbub earlier today about the platform? I think there was. Can’t quite recall what it was.

  48. 99 prettyfoot58
    September 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    how long has he been speaking….

  49. 100 Ladyhawke
    September 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Romney-Ryan and the Republican Party is being pummeled into a pulp. President Clinton is preaching. This is like a college course in how the Obama administration has governed for the last four years. And how the Republicans have opted to do nothing but obstruct. This is just remarkable.

  50. 101 smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    (((((Clapping)))))he did it. There PBO yeahhhh

  51. 102 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    OMG – I’m at my twitter limit for the day – WTF??? That’s never happened. go. me. 😀 😀 😀

  52. 107 Pamela
    September 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    There he is! There he is! Oh oh oh!

  53. 108 cookemom
    September 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    This is how it feels to have been speechified.

  54. 110 LadyTNT
    September 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Bill Clinton did the damn thang!!!! YOU MUST VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA!!!

  55. 111 Pamela
    September 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Who ARE these two nobodies on CBS now going to tell us what we just heard? Have I mentioned how much I like my MUTE button?

  56. 112 desertflower
    September 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    PBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  57. 113 lisalovesobama
    September 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Oh my god. Gotta admit, Bill did good.

  58. 114 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Bill gave ’em hell!

  59. 115 0388jojothecat
    September 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I can’t wait to re-hear Big Dog’s Speech…..He sent Robme/Liar Ryan into oblivion. FUCKING FIRED UP AND READY TO VOTE BABY!

    DAMN THAT WAS A BARN BURNING SPEECH AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TOO!

  60. 116 Pamela
    September 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I wanted to hear the Rabbi give the benediction… Is that off now?

  61. 119 Don
    September 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    the Big Dog still got it!

  62. 121 vcprezofan2
    September 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    THAT was another lost ball – way, way, way out of the park! Thank you Bill Clinton! You have restored by respect in you.

  63. 124 lamh35
    September 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I’m telling ya’ll, I bet there was no plan for the POTUS to be there, but I bet they realized Clinton would be longer than the national nets would allow, so it was leaked that POTUS would show up so that the nets would cover the whole speech so they get the shot of POTUS and Clinton together. And guess what, after PBO arrived, the nets left coverage. That will be on the front page. The Obama camp are pros

    • 125 99ts
      September 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      They also have the facts and the truth – and know about arithmetic

    • 126 susanne
      September 6, 2012 at 2:24 am

      call me naive, but i thought pbo came out to show respect for the past democratic president, who gave a great nominating speech for him. and also to maybe hustle him off that stage! big bill loooves the crowd!

  64. September 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Hmmmmm…..

  65. September 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

  66. 134 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    michelle, now bill. two of the best convention speeches i have ever seen, and in back-to-back nights. omg!! tomorrow night is going to be off the chain!!

  67. 135 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm

  68. 139 0388jojothecat
    September 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    They’re gonna be all night with these speeches……come on!

  69. 148 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Pres. Clinton’s speech was masterful, beautiful. In a way though, he was doing the job that the TALKING HEADS who are running their mouths right now SHOULD have been doing all along. Reporting FACTS.

    • 149 nathkatun7
      September 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Exactly! Finally those American who watched Pres. Clinton got to hear the facts about Pres. Obama’s record, which have been obscured by the GOP loving media.

  70. 150 Ladyhawke
    September 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID WHAT NEEDED TO BE SAID WITH GUSTO. THIS IS WHAT I CALL STANDING UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND HAIVNG A BACKBONE.

  71. 151 vcprezofan2
    September 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Oh dear, they are all giving a speech! This voting isn’t going to end anytime soon.

  72. 157 Ladyhawke
    September 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    PRESIDENT CLINTON TO MITT ROMNEY: “HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW’?

  73. 158 yardarm756
    September 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Bill Clinton is a Baaaaaaaaaaad Ass Dude!

  74. 161 terim
    September 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Bill was magnificent! He decimated Romney & the GOP!!

  75. 162 a4alice
    September 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm

  76. 164 lisalovesobama
    September 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Chris Hayes aka Debbie Downer aka Fuckwit!

  77. 174 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  78. September 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Barry Goldwater’s granddaughter a dem! WOW

  79. 177 smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    the two prez hugged like brothers. probably “in arms”

  80. September 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    YYYAYAYAYYYYYAYAYAYYYYYYYY, CALIFORNIAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

  81. September 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Bubba did it, he really came through.
    What a Convention. I am Telling you all DWS is doing a great job putting this Convention together.
    Just fantastic.

  82. 181 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    ROFL!!

  83. 182 sherijr
    September 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Now of course the chatter heads, I suspect, will be all about “can Obama top Clinton” Because that is how small our ‘media’ has become. Be prepared for that whole nonsensical setup tomorrow – prolly all day long. anything to attempt to divide us from each other.

    • 183 LunarSea
      September 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      I don’t plan to let them tell me what to think. I won’t be listening because we all know they just like to create drama at every turn. Not. This. Time.

      • 184 Obama Grandmama
        September 6, 2012 at 12:31 am

        Just watch on C-Span tomorrow night. It is nice just seeing the speakers without any side comments. Make up your own mind about what they say. I like it a lot better.

    • 185 theo67
      September 6, 2012 at 12:56 am

      Yup – they’ve already started…. That’s all they’ll be talking about tomorrow – for sure!

    • 186 susanne
      September 6, 2012 at 6:31 am

      if that gets more people to tune in and watch pbo speak, then hallelujah!

  84. 187 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  85. 188 smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    A shot was caught after they walked off stage, behind the curtains, they’re arms went to each other again. No photo op there, real respect.

    Even Clinton said his time wasn’t as bad a mess as what PBO inherited.

    I feel REAL GOOD right now.

  86. September 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    John Saveland ‏@johnsaveland

    #Clinton’s speech is the kind that excites Democrats, informs & attracts independents, and infuriates conservatives. Heh heh. #DNC2012

  87. 191 vcprezofan2
    September 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    What’s this 181/2 votes – a half vote? What does that even mean?

  88. 192 purpleshoesla
    September 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    THIS!

    PBO’s going to deliver the final uppercut tomorrow nite!

  89. 195 sherijr
    September 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    good on DC delegates.

    • 196 LunarSea
      September 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      Yeah you never see these ‘no tax’ congresscritters and teabaggers standing up for them. The idea they are taxed without representation is so anti-American

      Iowa youth are kicking it.

  90. September 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    President Clinton’s speech was OUT OF THIS WORLD. PERIOD.

    And I’m not usually a Clinton fan.

  91. 199 Cman
    September 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I’m trying to donate but O’s site does not seem to be working. Take my money damn it!

  92. 201 99ts
    September 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Living in Oz – I’ve never watched a “roll call” before – what an amazing event – the enthusiasm is off the planet

    • 202 daisydem
      September 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      I just can’t tonight; have to go to sleep, but 99ts, I used to watch it every Dem Convention; it is worth doing at least once. Some of the delegates get really, really into it! It is a hoot! And it is so parliamentary, and such a part of our election process!

  93. September 5, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    love the delegation voting…..just so proud

  94. 204 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    let us not forget that elizabeth warren rocked the house big time right before president clinton. we have got to get her into the senate! forward!!!

  95. 208 LunarSea
    September 5, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    OMG That was another great night. I’m sure to be dragging again tomorrow, but who cares! I am fired up and oh so ready to go.

    And Bill did step up tonight in a big and effective way. That speech left skid marks on the VultureVoucher duo

    I’l have to catch up tomorrow on all the posts I missed here. I’m sure there lots of great stuff.

    Someone said on twitter that after Bill spoke, Mitt threw up. he he he.

  96. 209 Ceb
    September 5, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    The Big Dog taught school tonight. He made it so clear and so plain, point by point, that anyone could understand. I liked his humor and the fact that he went off script at times. The full- throated, fact-filled support of PBO was wonderful to hear. I also loved his comments about MO and our Joey. When PBO came out at the end to give him a bro hug, I found that touching as well as masterly. I was one of those who had some doubts about what Bill would say, and I am so happy to be wrong. The come back kid, former President William Jefferson Clinton did President Barack Obama proud.

  97. September 5, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    “This convention is done. This will be the moment that probably re-elected Barack Obama.” — Top Republican strategist and CNN yacker Alex Castellanos just after Clinton’s speech.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/09/out_of_the_park_1.php?ref=fpblg

    • September 6, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Uhm…can we let Pres.Obama speak first? 🙂

      • 212 Puddin'
        September 6, 2012 at 12:54 am

        Thank you…they know Pres. Obama is going to sign it, seal it and deliver it to them like never before!

      • 213 edp4bho
        September 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

        Thanks gobrooklyn. I didn’t stay up to watch the coronation, though I am glad BC was supportive. I decided I need to sleep so I can be alert to see and hear the “man of my hour”, PBO. Of course, I would like to have seen him walk out, as I kind of figured he would.

  98. 214 LunarSea
    September 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Ohhh Hawaii’s delegation was so sweet. They are voting for ‘the child of Hawaii, Barack Obama’

  99. 217 Elle in MI
    September 5, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I am turning into a politicalk junkie, I am watching the roll call, never did that before, really never knew about it actually, but I am hooked. It looks likke itr will be a long night. I want to see my home state of Michigan, my birth state of NY be fore I call it a night.

    • 218 sherijr
      September 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      I haven’t watched it in years- the roll call- I always find it fun & funny… and I just love their pride tonight.

      • 219 nathkatun7
        September 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

        This is what political conventions are all about! Showcasing the pride of States. It is also a time to advertise for people running for office. I feel bad because I missed the voting of my great state, California, the home of the great and fearless Senator, Barbara Boxer.

    • September 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

      Hey Elle, I’m ‘in the mitten’ too and am STRUGGGGGLIN’ waitin’ for Michigan… lol

    • 222 LunarSea
      September 6, 2012 at 12:03 am

      Last time with the mystery of the Clinton /Obama delegate split was exciting. They escorted HRC in and one state gave their floor to another then another gave it to someone else and eventually they gave it to NY state and Clinton committed her delegates and the crowd went wild (altho some started the PUMA faction of the party that night)

    • 223 daisydem
      September 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Watch it, watch it. If you have never seen it, you should watch at least once. I like it when they get all proud and they embellish their turn to vote with all kinds of comments about their state … it is great!

    • 224 Obama Grandmama
      September 6, 2012 at 12:43 am

      I have turned into such a political junkie that I watched the entire day and am still watching the roll call. I watched it on C-Span with my 88 yr old Mom. All the while I was having my Tivo record CNN and MSNBC’s showing so I can watch later and see what the pundits say. Talk about over the edge!! I am hopeless.

  100. 225 COS
    September 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Robney/Ryan and the republican party are really going to look like fools if they continue the meme that PBO has no record to run on.

  101. September 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I agree

    • 231 Lovepolitics2008
      September 6, 2012 at 12:05 am

      On MSNBC, Steve Schmit was silent. He was totally floored. He knew too it was over.

      Bill Clinton was SO good I think he probably convinced some republican operatives and republican staffers to vote for President Obama lol…

      • 232 theo67
        September 6, 2012 at 1:02 am

        I hope Steve Schmidt is thinking about how they were lucky there wasn’t a landslide in 2008, especially after they offered such a poor VP candidate to run against such an awesome would-be President. He should be ashamed.

    • 233 4morefor44
      September 6, 2012 at 12:06 am

      you know what…i was totally stoked after president clinton’s speech, but i’m already getting pissed at all that kind of talk. i think i need to turn the computer off for the night and sleep.

      one of the other big liberal blogs is filled with comments about bill being better that michelle already, and “bill clinton just won the election for obama.” F- THAT!! PRESIDENT OBAMA ALREADY HAD IT WRAPPED UP ON HIS OWN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! HE DOESN’T NEED TO SOME GREAT WHITE HOPE FROM HOPE TO “WIN IT” FOR HIM.” WTF!!

      every single person i’ve seen so far say something like that on “the news” or write about it is white. wonder why that is…

      how about the fact that the entire dnc was carefully planned, and that michelle had a completely different task to achieve, bill clinton had a different objective tonight, and president obama has a specific task for tomorrow? how about that? and so far, each person has been spectacularly successful, including elizabeth warren. they are all part of a team, and this comparing and pitting one against another is exactly what republicans and bob schieffer want to happen. why do so many fall into the same trap over and over again?!?!?

      forward with president obama and democrats 2012!!!

      • September 6, 2012 at 12:14 am

        What Clinton did was decimate pretty much the entire RNC from last week. What PBO will do tomorrow is decimate the GOP in its entirety while encapsulating what everyone — including Michelle and Bill — have been saying this week. Read what I’ve been writing for months on TPV: PBO’s game isn’t just to win re-election, but to fundamentally remake American politics and society. I think tomorrow’s going to be something special.

        • 235 daisydem
          September 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

          I too think our President is trying his best to remake American politics and society. It is a dream of mine, a fervent hope that he succeeds or at least gets us firmly planted on the path to doing so. I sincerely hope with all my heart that we have a Democrat in office of President, and a majority in the Congress for at least 12 more years. That would be my dream come true and salvation for this country.

        • 237 nathkatun7
          September 6, 2012 at 1:05 am

          LL, your posts at TPV have been quite insightful and illuminating. The way this convention has unfolded is quite masterful! The Obama team is so organized and strategic. Like you, I think these two days are building up for what will take place tomorrow. I’ve recently been listening very closely to both POTUS and the VP. They’ve both been stepping up their pointed attacks on the Romney/Ryan policies and outright lies. I am absolutely convinced that tomorrow they will both deliver a final coup de grace that will make it difficult for Mitt Romney to recover.

      • 238 hopefruit2
        September 6, 2012 at 12:15 am

        Trust me..after tomorrow night, all the talk will be about Barack Obama. Without Barack Obama, there would have been no Bill Clinton speaking tonight. Bill Clinton did what he needed to do, and he did a terrific job as a surrogate. However, the single most important thing responsible for Barack Obama’s re-election is his SOLID record of accomplishment as President during the last 3.5 years.

        • 239 4morefor44
          September 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

          thanks, you two. none of what i said was directed at people here. it’s a general frustration i feel when talking with/reading other so-called liberals. president obama is so often diminshed as being “lucky” or riding on some other person’s (almost always white) coattails. our president is one of the world’s most amazing self-made success stories in history, and i just want to make sure that’s not lost in the discussions and in history, since “the news” is 24/7 working to belittle this great man and his family.

          yes, i noticed months ago that president obama is taking direct aim on trickle-down economics once and for all, and i think tomorrow could be a knock out punch on this 30 year fight. and as bobfr is often saying, we could be seeing the end of the 150+-year american civil war this election, and essentially tomorrow night could be the culmination of president lincoln’s work from so long ago. president obama has never made secret his study and admiration for president lincoln, and i do not think it’s hyperbole to suggest that he feels that his work is a direct extension of president lincoln’s.

          to really succeed in ending the civil war though, we’ll have to have the house and senate, so we must make sure that happens in our local levels too!!!

          • 240 Puddin'
            September 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

            I FEEL YOU 4morefor44…I totally feel you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

          • 241 theo67
            September 6, 2012 at 1:12 am

            I agree with you, 4morefor44. I started to get really annoyed with all that nonsense. President Obama is actually the current President, and he won that role fair and square. How many times have we heard people talk about how effective a speaker the President is? Every time they say that Bill won it for President Obama, or that President Obama will have a hard time tomorrow, etc. – and I’m hearing that from Dems – they do to him just what the GOP do, which is to take a strength and make it a weakness. However, I’ve been skipping around on MSNBC, and I have to say that Rev Al Sharpton has been setting them straight, and even told them to stop acting like Bill Clinton just descended from heaven, when he’s actually ascended from a hell of his own making – and then he went on to praise him.

            Bill Clinton gave a masterful speech and definitely worked for President Obama’s re-election tonight. There’s no need for a competition – just as you’ve said. These pundits should be praising a strong Democratic convention and excellent messaging and display of talent. Instead, they’re trying to pit them against each other – especially the PUMAs. I won’t let them steal my joy. This was a good night. And I’m just going to fast forward most of the nonsense.

          • 243 edp4bho
            September 6, 2012 at 9:49 am

            In place of a like button….LIKED times 20 !!

        • 244 nathkatun7
          September 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

          Exactly, Hopefruit2! I have yet to see President Obama give a speech that was not soaring both in delivery and the ability to personally communicate with people. Bill Clinton was great tonight. I truly appreciated his strong support for President Obama. But I still think that President Obama is a much better inspirational speaker than Bill Clinton. I also think that VP Biden’s no nonsense folksy speeches are very, very, effective.

      • 245 Obama Grandmama
        September 6, 2012 at 12:49 am

        I really don’t care who they give credit to. I just want Prez Obama to win. Clinton did good. Everyone did good. We finally seem to be speaking with one voice.

  102. 246 Smoothscotch
    September 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I wish I could. Keep trying.

  103. 247 LunarSea
    September 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Holy Crap. Kansas is taking no prisoners with their speech

  104. 248 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

    *~*~*What a night! What a night! What a night! What a night! What a night! What a night! What a night! What a night!*~*~*

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  105. 251 squarepeg
    September 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I need to go to bed, but I keep seeing good tweets.

    https://twitter.com/SETH_ROGAINE/status/243559062875295744

    • 255 0388jojothecat
      September 6, 2012 at 12:49 am

      I LOVE HER…..I WISH I WERE IN MA BECAUSE I WOULD BE WALKING, TALKING, AND KNOCKING ON DOORS FOR HER. PLEASE MA VOTE FOR ELIZABETH WARREN…..GET RID OF THAT BROWN-NOSER FOR TEDDY!

    • 256 nathkatun7
      September 6, 2012 at 1:40 am

      I’ve listened to this speech over and over again!. It’s, without a doubt, one of the most powerful speeches I’ve listened to. If the people of Massachusetts were listening tonight, Sen. Brown is going to be history.

  106. 257 Lovepolitics2008
    September 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I feel guilty for everything bad I’ve ever said about Bill Clinton. What he did tonight for Barack Obama, what he did for his country, was simply extraordinary.

    I may be mistaken, but I think there has been some healing in Bill’s heart about what happened in 2008. And his respect for President Obama has grown over the past few years.

    The embrace with President Obama at the end was genuine. They are not dear friends, but the relationship has gotten better.

    This convention will be historic.

    Poor President Obama, he must be a bit nervous about HIS speech lol…

    • 258 hopefruit2
      September 6, 2012 at 12:36 am

      “Poor President Obama, he must be a bit nervous about HIS speech lol…”

      I seriously doubt that. He’s looking forward to it.

    • 259 nathkatun7
      September 6, 2012 at 2:07 am

      “Poor President Obama, he must be a bit nervous about HIS speech lol”

      A word of caution: Never underestimate President Obama! I see absolutely no reason why he should be nervous. Instead, I am sure, he is quite appreciative of President Clinton who gave a great nominating speech. On the other hand, I still think that when it comes to giving inspirational speeches President Obama is one of the best. Therefore, contrary to what you and the media may think , I don’t think President Obama is worried about competing with Clinton or any one else. By the way, the same is also true of Vice President Biden. These are two men who are honest to the core and who are deeply focused on their vision to move this country forward. I am quite sure that tomorrow we will hear from two great leaders who know where the country was when they took office, how far the country has come during their term in office, and where they want to take the country in the next four years.

      I think tomorrow we will see and hear two determined leaders who will offer a practical vision for the future that is not based on gimmicks and shiny objects.

    • 262 nospin
      September 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

      “Poor President Obama, he must be a bit nervous about HIS speech lol…”

      It was a joke ya’ll.

      I get it lovepolitics2008

  107. September 6, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Loving this roll call!! What a hoot. America and the Democratic Party is so interesting and wild. Love it!!

  108. 264 daiseymay1
    September 6, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I love the roll call and just keep yelling and clapping along with them. ENTHUSIASM!!!! Love these Dems. Used to listen to it on the radio years ago, first as Adeli Stevenson

  109. 265 Grab a Mop Grace
    September 6, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Does anyone know if the Networks stayed with President Clinton’s speech til the end?

  110. September 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Democrats are bringing it! I can’t wait til thudded night.
    I have to drive Home early, so I will talk to you all later.

  111. 274 LunarSea
    September 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Okay what’s up MS passes for Ohio?

    • 275 Zekke LyDonna
      September 6, 2012 at 12:13 am

      Courtesy. Allowing OHIO to put PBO over the top.

    • 276 desertflower
      September 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

      I think that Ohio. being such an important state to win,was the reason why MS passed to let Ohio be the state to put his nominating numbers over the top….

    • 277 LunarSea
      September 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

      Yeah, that was kewl. They had the delegates to take him over the amt needed to clinch it and looks like since they are battleground MS yielded the floor to them. The rest as they say is gravy

  112. 281 LunarSea
    September 6, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Celebrate good times! #ObamaBiden2012

  113. 282 sabreen60
    September 6, 2012 at 12:10 am

  114. 287 utaustinliberal
    September 6, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Barack Obama is now officially the Democratic nominee for president. Mississippi gave its turn to Ohio so that Ohio could be the one to put Pres. Obama over the top. 😀

  115. September 6, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Our home girl Eva still working the press for PBO!

  116. September 6, 2012 at 12:13 am

    what does that mean…Mississippi passed it to Ohio?

  117. 301 4morefor44
    September 6, 2012 at 12:18 am

    the best political convention ever, and i cannot wait until the the finale tomorrow night. here’s a little taste:

    forward!!!

  118. 306 lisalovesobama
    September 6, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Schmit is so stupid. Why doesn’t he just give up and vote for PBO.

  119. 310 Claire
    September 6, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Massachusetts will be known as the dumb ass state if they don’t elect Elizabeth Warren.

  120. September 6, 2012 at 12:27 am

  121. 314 pinkbunny92
    September 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I can’t express how much I loved tonight!!! After dealing with so much anger and frustration with Romney and GOP lies, I felt so happy to see GOP getting their comeuppance!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And now I’m in twitter jail …. 😦

  122. 315 daisydem
    September 6, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Thanks Chips for being here. Thank you for imbedding the link to watch it live, so I didn’t have to go to CNN or whatever to watch. Love to all of you who watched the states roll call for the first time ever. As a life long Democrat, I have watched it many times. Such fun. Such a tradition. I know you enjoyed it and that makes me happy! Thank you Debbie Wasserman Schulz for the best Convention maybe ever; thanks Elizabeth Warren and President Bill Clinton and the Cotsco guy, and just everybody.

  123. 316 prettyfoot58
    September 6, 2012 at 12:34 am

    here comes the anti Obama stuff…deep

    • 317 HZ
      September 6, 2012 at 2:01 am

      Someone stated that this is the first time that they have been so involved in politics before, and I hear this quiet often now that we are almost over the finishing line.

      I would just like to take this time to thank Chips for being here with this beautiful site that we all can come together and learn from each other, and most of all lift up POB each day. This is a time where I count my blessings more and more in this setting because in so many countries, people do not have this wonderful freedom

      Plus we are so blessed to have the opportunity to participate in this history of President Obama’s election and re-election. Because of Chips, many of us have grown to like each other, listen to each other, share intellect on a level that does not tear down, but lift up, and most of all, respect each other.

      Thanks to all of the TOD family who daily bring into my space loving thoughts, brilliant information through discussion, and most of all,

      caring so much for a president who leads with intellect, courage, and honesty.

      Chips, you give to this senior so much each day of my life. To all of you who bring so much knowledge to this site, I thank you. I feel that we have become such a beautiful family who supports a beautiful, brilliant, and loving president, and will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents of our time.

      Thanks so much, Chips.((((((( My heart is so full of joy tonight))))))))) HZ
      .

  124. September 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

    still on c-span…..rest of media irrelevant until they put truth in front of self-interest

  125. 319 joyfulmeme
    September 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Another great night for the Dems. Forward!!! Nite all.

  126. 321 purpleshoesla
    September 6, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Oh the rank desperation! 😆

  127. 331 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Bill was spectacular. My eyes are closing but I am staying up to watch all the states vote. I never saw this before. It’s fascinating. Utah, is up. The delegate called it the great swing state of Utah! lol!

    • 332 Elle in MI
      September 6, 2012 at 12:56 am

      walking on sunshine, this is my first time too and I can’t tear myself away. Enthusiasm gap? What enthusiasm gap? This is great, I might as well watch until the end.

      • 333 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        September 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

        They tried to tell the country we were not behind him. How stupid of them. I watched until it ended. I’ll be a wreck tomorrow. We can catch up with sleep at the weekend.

  128. 334 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 6, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Wisconsin gets huge cheers from the crowd.

  129. September 6, 2012 at 1:00 am

    If you are still awake and on twitter, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo is making fun of the very serious CNN. @joshtpm

  130. September 6, 2012 at 1:02 am

  131. September 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

  132. 340 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Thank you to the delegates and guests that remained to the end. Everyone in a hurry to get to the parties — wish they had locked the doors until the rollcall and benediction were completed.

  133. 341 sherijr
    September 6, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Night 2 ~ Outstanding,,. this has been like the greatest two night movie ever 🙂 … and then theres tomorrow night. ~OBAMA~ Sleep well folks.

  134. 342 desertflower
    September 6, 2012 at 1:09 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG…they have lost whatever brain matter they ever had left! hahahahahaha

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/krauthammer-dnc-has-known-what-weather-will-be

    They’re scared. I say go for the jugular.

  135. 343 Smoothscotch
    September 6, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Good night all, early to work tomorrow so I can be home early to take in everything.

    Rev Al in preaching on Mathews late show, even said Don’t pretend Clinton came down from heaven, he came up from hell then got better (to paraphrase)’ lol.

    Tomorrow night all.

  136. 345 desertflower
    September 6, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Night all…it really was a Lovely Day!!!

  137. 346 Ladyhawke
    September 6, 2012 at 1:11 am

    After watching President Clinton school everyone on “The Obama Administration First Term 101, there is one word for the Republican Party:

    BUSTED!

  138. 348 sabreen60
    September 6, 2012 at 1:16 am

  139. 350 vitaminlover
    September 6, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for the truthful and fantastic DNC convention. As it progresses thank You in advance for what else you will do. Thank You for First Lady Michelle Obama and all of the other fabulous speakers. Protection, Sir, for all of them. Now also favor, blessings and protection for the Great President Obama and Vice-President Biden. Let their speeches be so powerful and uplifting that there will be no denying who is winning this re-election. Thank you for the continued Secret Service protection and them doing their job to the utmost. Thank you for the ministering spirits and keeping you Strong Hands on them. I am so grateful to you, Lord for allowing this blessing of a man into our lives. Praise You Sir for the cotinual manifestations of answering these prayers with your everlasting love. Amen.

  140. 358 donna dem 4 obama
    September 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

  141. 360 LDS
    September 6, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Amen.
    I have been praying and fasting that the truth will be revealed.
    Thank you God for “Hearing” our prayers.

  142. 361 utaustinliberal
    September 6, 2012 at 1:23 am

    This was such a wonderful moment.

    • September 6, 2012 at 1:37 am

      Winners! The people on twitter are having serious fun with the line, “I want to nominate the guy who has the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.” Two wonderful days of truth telling, passion, and compassion. I can’t wait for tomorrow. Bonne nuit TOD.

    • 363 anniebella
      September 6, 2012 at 3:09 am

      The President walking out there was just fabulous. Bill Clinton really did his job and did it well.

  143. 365 purpleshoesla
    September 6, 2012 at 1:49 am

    From a Commenter at Balloon Juice. 😆 😆 😆

    Geeno Says:

    the general consensus…. was that he [Clinton] not only took the chair to Romney/Ryan, he beat them with whole Ikea catalog.

  144. September 6, 2012 at 2:15 am

    If Obama can put the past behind him and embrace Bill, so can I! We Democrats need to stay together … we need to fight together!

  145. 368 Ladyhawke
    September 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

    WHICH SPEECH DID THE ROMNEY-RYAN TEAM WATCH?

    ——————-THIS IS GIBBERISH, TOTALLY INCOHERENT.

    ———————————-TOTALLY DETACHED FROM REALITY.

    Romney campaign responds to Clinton DNC speech

    By CNN

    ———————————–

    “Bill Clinton worked with Republicans, balanced the budget, and after four years he could say you were better off,” Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams wrote. “Barack Obama hasn’t worked across the aisle – he’s barely worked with other Democrats – and has the worst economic record of any president in modern history.

    “President Clinton’s speech brought the disappointment and failure of President Obama’s time in office clearly into focus,” Williams continued.

    —————————————

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/05/romney-campaign-responds-to-clinton-dnc-speech/

    • September 6, 2012 at 2:22 am

      My guess is that it’s a canned response they had ready to go for whatever Bill said. Bill could have gotten in front of the crowd tonight and said, “fuck Romney” and dropped the mic and they still would’ve gone with this ridiculous, over the top release.

    • September 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

      They’re charcoal and they know it …

    • September 6, 2012 at 3:45 am

      FTS, it’s all nonsense. Romney has the nerve to claim that PBO hasn’t reached across the aisle when that evil bast*rd Mitch McConnell said that the GOP’s #1 goal was to make Barack Obama a one-term president, and Kyl, Cantor, and others met to agree to not work with him on the day he was inaugurated? FTS!

    • 373 57andFemale
      September 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

      And PBO TRIED to work with Republicans, who spat in his face, obstructed his every move, and drove the country to lose its credit worthiness and lost jobs.

      What’s the point?

  146. September 6, 2012 at 2:30 am

  147. 376 canadabarb4obama
    September 6, 2012 at 5:47 am

    It’s 2:44 am…..came home at 9pm, watched every minute of the day 2….wow! loved every word….good on Bill Clinton; he did the job he was supposed to do!

  148. September 6, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I couldn’t stay up to watch last night…from reading the comments it would appear I can forgive Bill Clinton now for all the crap he’s pulled during PBO’s term. Yes?

    • 378 susanne
      September 6, 2012 at 6:06 am

      it looked like a ringing endorsement to me. bill also gave a tutorial on the robmey/rlyin falsehoods. very satisfying.

  149. 379 susanne
    September 6, 2012 at 6:02 am

    in response to the ‘where’s hillary’ question:

    “It’s a great honor for him (Bill Clinton) to be nominating the president and I’m delighted to be here in Timor Leste (East Timor) on behalf of the United States,” she told a news conference. She later said she had spoken to her husband after his speech.

    “This is the first convention that I have missed in many, many years. For decades, secretaries of state have not attended political conventions because of the non-partisan nature of our foreign policy. I think it’s a good rule. It’s one that I certainly accepted.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/06/us-usa-campaign-hillaryclinton-idUSBRE88508J20120906

  150. 380 anniebella
    September 6, 2012 at 6:47 am

    We had Bill Clinton, the GOP had Clint Eastwood. Enough said.

  151. 382 susanne
    September 6, 2012 at 6:49 am

    vanity fair finds the ten best ad libs in clinton’s speech:

    ‘ Those of you familiar with social media might have heard tell that former president Bill Clinton’s 48-minute-long speech was about fifteen percent ad lib. For media members with copies of the prepared remarks, the address was something epic fight between the former president and the TelePrompTer, which, per design, stop rolling text whenever Clinton went off script. ‘

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/09/top-10-bill-clinton-ad-libs-dnc-speech

  152. September 6, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Just packed up Car on my way Hone to Tampa, after I Eat, I checkout, great time here in Asheville.
    The right wing Rebuttal to Clinton? He gave a DLC speech and Democrats are really more radical than Bill Clinton.
    That is crap! DLC???
    Anyways, talk to you in the Evening…

    • September 6, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Oh, and Michelle has an interview with Brian Williams tonight.
      I think it is wise, to give interviews with Williams. He has Miss Todd and Mr Mitchel on every night, smearing the President.
      Bill Clinton gave a good interview last night with Williams, also.
      See ya in a few!

  153. 385 Ladyhawke
    September 6, 2012 at 6:57 am

    PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS ARBITER OF “TRUTH” – “No president could clean this up in one term.”

    Watch The Democratic National Convention: Night Two

    By LOLGOP – September 5th, 2012

    ——————EXCELLENT LIVE BLOGGING EXCERPT—————————

    Here are some excerpts:

    “In Tampa the Republican argument against the President’s re-election was pretty simple: We left him a total mess, he hasn’t finished cleaning it up yet, so fire him and put us back in.

    “I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a lot better. He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a more modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators.

    “The most important question is, what kind of country do you want to live in? If you want a you’re-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility — a we’re-all-in-this-together society — you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”

    It wasn’t so much a speech as an upload of what every Democrat has been trying to say for months.

    In the days leading up tonight’s event, the press has been trying to craft a conflict between the two presidents. They imagined what Clinton would talk about and what he wouldn’t. And the answer to it all was, YES. He talked about every domestic issue that looms over this election.

    From the mess President Obama inherited to the cold reality: “No president could clean this up in one term.” President Clinton’s speech was the most wide-ranging yet granular speech given this election season. He spoke of his passion for cooperation and respect for Republicans. Our Henry Decker points out that thanks to Bill Clinton, George W. Bush got more applause at the Democratic Convention than he did at the Republican convention.

    But the key role Clinton played was as an arbiter of truth. He told the story of ObamaCare the way every Democrat has wanted to. He told the origin of the debt the way every Democrat has wanted to. He debunked the lies about Medicare and Welfare Reform the way every Democrat has wanted to. He even went into the voter suppression that indicts the Republicans true fear of democracy.

    ————————————————————————–

    Much more here …..

    http://www.nationalmemo.com/watch-the-democratic-national-convention-night-two/

  154. 386 57andFemale
    September 6, 2012 at 7:57 am

    heh.

  155. 387 57andFemale
    September 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Chris Hayes (and God knows he is not one of my favorites) made a great observation last night: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both championed and signed into legislation many things that haunted us long after they left office: For Clinton, DOMA, DADT, Telecom Bill, repeal of Glass Steagall, etc. Bush: unpaid for wars and Medicare Part D, deficits as far as the eye can see, etc.

    Here was Hayes’ point: Everything that PBO has championed and signed into legislation is GOOD — ACA, Dodd-Frank, Lily Ledbetter. He has done far-reaching GOOD while his last two predecessors left a great deal of damage.

    • 388 pinkbunny92
      September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

      I think the other good point, which I think others on this site had an issue with, is that this is going to get people thinking about how critical it will be to elect Democratic Congress.

      I admit when I first heard Chris Hayes talk about the point about what if President Obama is elected again, but it’s still Speaker Boehner, I thought he was concern trolling, but then I listened to a rerun and heard it again, and I think what he’s really saying is that this will motivate people to vote to make Congress Democratic, because it’s clear that the GOP Congress will continue to obstruct.

      I’m not a fan of Chris Hayes, but I do think he made two good points: what you pointed out and what I heard….

      • 389 57andFemale
        September 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

        I ran it back, too to listen again. He said it inartfully but for once I’m going to defend Chris Hayes — he wasn’t saying that PBO’s reelection would be meaningless because of Rethug obstruction. He was saying that we need to give PBO a better Congress. even with the awful Blue Dogs he was able to make some real progress before the lefties who listen too much to Chris Hayes decided they were ‘disappointed’ and didn’t vote in 2010.

        I really liked the point about the kind of legislation that PBO instituted as his legacy as opposed to the damage wrought by Bush and Clinton.

  156. 390 57andFemale
    September 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

  157. 391 Melanie
    September 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

    July’s job growth revised up to 173,000 from 163,000. ADP # strong at 201,000 for July. Don’t wanna get too giddy about ADP because before last month their number was way off corollating with the actual Dept. of Labor number. Prayerfully though the numbers will match up tomorrow and we’ll see some strong numbers.

    • 392 57andFemale
      September 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

      ADP is always higher than BLS. However, I have not seen a number this high from ADP in a very long time. It’s a good sign.

  158. 393 57andFemale
    September 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

    My best friend’s husband — a burly firefighter, said, “Put me in a blue dress and I’ll do anything for Bill Clinton”.

    • September 6, 2012 at 8:28 am

      OMG I’m in hysterics – what a way to start my morning. THX 57andFemale

      • 395 57andFemale
        September 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

        They’re great Democrats and raising two girls to be great Dem’s as well. She takes her girls with her to the voting booth at a very early age. You should have seen her (then) 10 year old cheer when PBO was elected in 2008.

        And really, I cannot get the image of my firefighter friend in a blue dress out of my brain.

  159. 396 Melanie
    September 6, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Michelle Obama did Letterman’s top 10 last night. Also saw that 26.2 million watched the opening night of the convention. Not sure how that rate’s all time or against the R’s but I do know people are still talking about her speech.
    http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/2276200504/david-letterman-michelle-obama-convention-top-ten

    • 397 57andFemale
      September 6, 2012 at 9:22 am

      It was a little higher than the RNC first night.

      Usually the incumbent gets less than the challenger because people know the incumbent, so that was a good sign.

  160. September 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

    WOOOOOOOOTTTTT!!!!

    GOOD MORNING, TODVILLLLLLLLE!!!!

    • September 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Last month was also revised up 10K.

    • September 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

      I know but ADP is usually off so I’ll wait until Friday. However if it’s anything close to this that’s going to be great news for the country as well as John McCain.

      Good morning everyone

      • September 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

        I still celebrate this number because you know the entire RWNJ population is praying for a bad report to overshadow POTUS.
        I think we’ll do well.

      • 402 57andFemale
        September 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

        ADP is usually higher than BLS, but they trend together. So if they’re seeing a healthy increase in their employment # then we should be able to expect a healthy increase in the BLS numbers as well but we’ll have to wait until Friday.

        Of course if Dem’s were ruthless, they could say during the last day of the convention — in truth — that ADP says jobs went up 201,000.

    • September 6, 2012 at 8:43 am

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  162. 405 criquet
    September 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

  163. September 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

    A pic of Hilary watching Bill from East Timor

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