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12

Let’s go

BarackObama.com

C-Span * MSNBC

MSNBC’s Presidential Debate Live Blog, with Joy-Ann Reid and Richard Wolffe

The Guardian’s live blog


203 Responses to “Let’s go”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Ahhh

  2. 3 Rita
    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I have full faith in my President!!

  3. 4 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Yay!!!1

  4. 5 Kreen
    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Wooohooo ready!

  5. 6 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Shorter Lehrer: to the audience STFU!

  6. 7 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jim Lehrer is not playing. He is telling everyone to basically STFU and do NOT interrupt.

    Just saw FLOTUS. C-SPAN has the best coverage.

  7. October 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I’m shadow boxing. Well, in my head I am. In fact, I’m watching the end of the Ajax-Real Madrid match.

  8. 12 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Let’s do this thing!!! Love you, PBO!

  9. 13 ber6964
    October 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Ohhh Here we Gooooooooooo….

  10. 14 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Jim Lehrer is the Honey Badger right now. He is not playing. He’s telling the audience he will NOT put up with crap. STFU and don’t make noise.

  11. 16 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    All the Tweeters fingers warmed up? Jim just said there’s about 5 or 6 minutes to showtime!

  12. 17 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Atleast I found the correct thread instead of waiting on the other one.

  13. 18 Smoothscotch
    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Good luck, Mr President

  14. 19 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Miss Ann keeps sighing and taking deep breaths. I think she knows something—–like—Willard is a bozo.

  15. 20 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    6 minutes to go!!!!

  16. 21 NurseShar
    October 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I think I’m going to throw up, I’m so nervous.

  17. 24 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    4 minutes to GOOOO!!!!!!!

  18. October 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Jim’s being a comedian. LOL

  19. 28 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I’m watching on C-Span.

  20. 29 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    2 1/2 minutes

  21. 30 sherijr
    October 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    thanks for the links Chips, was getting scared… couldn’t even link to cspan!

  22. 31 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Jim Lehrer is joking with FLOTUS about the last debate 4 years ago when his teleprompter went blank and he had to wing it.

  23. 32 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Prelim is weird with Lehrer practicing his lines etc.

  24. October 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    WOOOOOOOOTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

  25. 34 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    1 minute to go.

  26. 35 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    1 minute 30 seconds for silent thoughts Jim says:)

  27. 36 WilTal
    October 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    PBO Will show those creep ass pundits how he can kick ass with a smile.

  28. 37 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    1 min to go

  29. 38 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Woosh! I’m ready.

  30. 39 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Watching on PBS (no cable)

    Fired Up!

  31. October 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    alright now…let’s do this…

  32. 41 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Lehrer tells audience: “1 minute 30 seconds. Start thinking silent thoughts.”

  33. 42 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I feel like I’m waiting to write am exam. Once it’s officially started the jitters usually go away.

  34. 43 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Wait up!!!! The New York Times is live blogging and fact checking during the debates: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/debates/presidential/2012-10-03?hp

  35. October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Sweet:

  36. October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    It’s time. Lets get this party started!

  37. 46 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    It’s too quiet. I thought the sound was out.

  38. 47 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    aaaaaaand we’re OFFFFF. T minus 30 seconds!

  39. 48 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I’m watching on pbs so probably a minute or two behind cspan – excited! 😀

  40. 49 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    love you guys

  41. 54 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

  42. 56 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    GM folks.

    Chips, my cuppa milk ?

  43. 58 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    It’s on!

  44. 59 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Guys! I’m here with you! 🙂

    Woot! Go PBO!!

  45. 60 Smoothscotch
    October 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Aljazeera carrying it as we’ll. I don’t think there’s a news channel out there that doesn’t have this live.

  46. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Here’s our PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. 62 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Look at that swagger!

  48. 63 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    POTUS is so handsome!

  49. 64 pugeretto
    October 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I’m watching

  50. 65 Smoothscotch
    October 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Here we go, sip of wine. By the end of the night I’ll be guzzling it.

  51. 67 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Both Romneys even have weird waves

  52. October 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Yay!!! There goes my handsome president!!

  53. 69 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    AWWW, so sweet to begin with a public declaration of love for his “sweetie.”

  54. 70 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Romney looks old. POTUS looks refreshed.

  55. 71 Dakota
    October 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I’m here! I’m here! Let’s rock!!!

  56. 73 Vicki Green
    October 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Good start! “Sweetie” Soft and human, now on to the economy.

  57. 74 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    economy is a “tender” topic?

  58. 75 LadyTNT
    October 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Just finished phone banking and I’m FIRED UP and READY TO GO!!!! I had all Obama supporters in NC, no less!!! LET’S GO OBAMA!!!!

  59. 76 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Romney threw a zinger. DRINK!

  60. 77 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    4,000,000 jobs from energy???????????

  61. 78 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Romney just set himself up. for PO. He is going to ask Willard how is he going to create 4M jobs.

  62. 80 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Trying so hard to seem sincere, but his eyes have a strange startled look.

  63. 81 Vicki Green
    October 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Mitt is nuts. His 5 points: Rape the planet. Free trade(free labor) small bix, yadayada

  64. 82 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I do believe Mitt’s a tad nervous, but don’t expect him to barf on his shoes. This is going to be two very able men doing good jobs. Both will be Presidential, but PBO wins in the event of a tie. Of course this is just the opening round, when the gloves come off, it’ll be more telling.

  65. 83 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    What the fucking mittbot know about ‘small business’?

  66. 86 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Ah, the “zinger”. The trickle down gobinment.

  67. 88 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Romney looks like he’s ready to shit his pants on stage.

  68. 89 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    my husband just shook his head at Mitt and said, so we’re going that route? ‘populist Mitt’? anyone? don’t make me laugh.

  69. 90 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    WTF is Mitt doing not wanting to help the upper class but the middle class?

  70. 91 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Nice pivot to deficits by PBO.

  71. 92 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Willard is a Champion of the MIddle Class! Who knew? (lie)

  72. 94 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    How fake is willard?

  73. 95 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    PO is cracking up.

  74. October 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  75. 97 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    For some reasons my stomach is still jumping. I kinda feel like neither debater is listening to the moderator YET. Tell me I’m wrong.

    • 98 99ts
      October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      I agree VP – on the govt trickle down & the 4,000,000 jobs the President could have come back BIG – govt trickle down works – private does not – There will NEVER be 4.000.000 jobs in pipe lines!

  76. October 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    OMG. R-money is so damn condescending. I want to slap him across the face. GAG.

  77. 100 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Looks at PBO smiling at Mitt trying to be Mr. Populist!! 🙂

  78. 101 LadyTNT
    October 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    WTF is he smiling thru everything he’s saying!!!

    • 102 daisydem
      October 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Because if you slap a wig on that head, and lipstick on him, he is Palin all over again, only this time he is running at the top of the ticket instead of just thinking one is!

  79. 103 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Wait…..didn’t Mitt just agree with everything PBO just said.

    • 104 jacquelineoboomer
      October 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      By the end of the night, he’ll be carrying PBO’s briefcase out for him. Unreal dorky Mitt. He’ll forget who he is soon, methinks.

  80. 105 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Trying to cover ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the talking points at one time!! Mitt, Mitt, Mitt…..

  81. 106 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Read my lops, no tax cut that adds to the deficit!

  82. 108 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    workers need to get their own training ? dafuq?

  83. 109 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Willard is just reciting a whole buncha stuff he crammed over the weekend. Nothing he says is true, and when he’s pressed for the truth he’s going to fall apart. Just watch…

  84. 111 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Oil, coal, driil, drill, dig, dig, baybee.

  85. October 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I can’t stand Mitt’s smirk

  86. 113 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    good. Make your point Mr. President.

  87. 114 forus50
    October 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    This is kind of like an overhyped Super Bowl. Going to go get ready for my trip to Paris tomorrow!

  88. 115 Joy
    October 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    If I were playing the drinking game throwing back a shot for every lie Romney says, I’d be already on my way to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. We are only into the first 10 mins. lmao! Geeeez, I would be dead by the time this is over.

  89. 119 Vicki Green
    October 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    POYUS hitting stride, now. Speaking more slowly and hitting the target on the nose. Taxes and pinning Mitt to the wall.

  90. 120 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Romney is spinning some BS that doesn’t make sense. He does want a $5T dollar tax cut for the wealthy.

  91. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Jim Lehrer not likin’ Mitt’s interruption. STFU, Mitt, said Jim’s look. Ha!

  92. 123 sherijr
    October 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    POTUS pushing well on HOW is Romney going to pay for his tax cuts to wealthy???

  93. 124 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    no he dient. lolololol

  94. 125 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    So Mitt’s boys are liars too?

  95. 130 Vicki Green
    October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Seems to me Mitt is losing it already.

  96. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Big, easy, comfortable smile on PBO’s face. He’s got this <<<< my extreme grasp of the obvious.

  97. October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I’m sure this is referring to R-gag-me-Money. Sent at 9:07 pm EDT.

  98. October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  99. 134 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Did he just call his kids liars? Did he just call PBO one? Mama said knock you out.

  100. 136 Smoothscotch
    October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    How does he pay for the $5T cuts. Here we go with the small bus. Taxes. Wtf does he know about paying taxes.

  101. 137 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    lolololol

  102. 138 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    He plans to just lie his way through this. Like with his debate with Kennedy, he is just going to try to out Obama Obama! President is still going to box his ass in tonight or later!

  103. October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Number 1. Number 2. Number 3….Oh. oh….Mitt’s losing it….lol

  104. 140 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    HA! Nevermind! Love it! ZING

  105. 141 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    OOO, shit. pBO went there!!

  106. 142 Boazwife
    October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    His big bold idea is NEVERMIND!!!

  107. 143 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Romney is getting pissed off and angry. Pres. Obama is just smiling.

    Romney just compared Pres. Obama to “one of his boys” What a fucking twerp.

  108. 144 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    His big bold idea is “never mind”!

    Ding, ding, ding!!!

  109. 145 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts = deficit deduction, right.

  110. October 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Romney knows his tax plan is a shit sandwich, but he continues to lie about it.

  111. 148 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    It’s ‘rithmetic. Yup.

  112. 149 Obama Grandmama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Romney actually seems to be blinking tears away when looking at PBO speak.

  113. October 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Flip-flopper:

    “his big, bold idea is, ‘never mind.'”

  114. 151 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Pres. Obama: “According to Gov. Romney, Donald Trump is a small business.” BOOM!

  115. 152 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Donald Trump woulld be considered small biz under R’s plan, even though DT does not like to think of himself as small anything! Oh but Mr. Prez he is!

  116. 154 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    There is the zinger against trumpster. Nice Mr President.

  117. 155 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Romney’s voice is getting raspy. Sign of nervousness. Ha ha ha.

  118. 156 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    R- 3% of small biz account for 1/4 of jobs. Hmmmmmm, could he be lying!

  119. 157 lisalovesobama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Willard is such a liar.

  120. October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    So far, the President has got Romney on the defense.
    Ha!
    That’s my President, please keep up the good work.

  121. 159 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    R- first mention of Bowles-Simpson! Head nod and smile from PBO

  122. 160 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Instead of looking like he’s talking to PBO who doesn’t “get it,” he’s looking like he doesn’t get it.

    And the only one showing any manners toward Jim Lehrer is PBO. His mother raised him right!

  123. October 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

  124. 162 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  125. 163 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    damn. PO is KICKING his ASS. Don’t try to play the dozens with a man from CHICAGO!

  126. October 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  127. 165 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    mittbot – taxcuts, taxcuts, taxcuts. – The fucker knows nothing else.

  128. 166 LadyTNT
    October 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Shorter Obama- Vote for this stupid idiot if you dumb enough to believe his bull shit!!!

  129. October 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Did Mitt Romney just compare the President to one of his “boys”?

    “Is Romney repudiating his support for extension of all Bush tax cuts? Because if so, that’s news. If not, he’s lying.”

  130. 168 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Romney smirks – when he really wants to call someone out – He is now over-riding the moderator

  131. 169 nospin
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Ask him what is your plan.

  132. 170 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Oh Romney is head scratching now and still sticking to no 5T tax cut.

  133. 171 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Romney – the would-be King – is now telling the subservient Jim Lehrer what to do.

  134. 172 Claire
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    willard has a new plan tonight, what will be his plan tomorrow??

  135. 174 cookemom
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Ok why is Robme allowed to step all over the moderator? Don’t let me come through the TV screen.

  136. 175 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Pres. Obama is getting under Romney’s skin. Mitt is turning red.

  137. 176 NurseShar
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Dang it ask him how much his plan will cost. Come on moderator!!

  138. 177 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Romney has lost the tax debate. He’s on foodstamps.

  139. 180 CEB
    October 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    romney thinks he is running this shit, I thought Jim Lerher would be in more control. I am disappointed in him

    Lots of talking points from Romney.

  140. 181 a4alice
    October 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    lehrer needs to take a bullhorn to romney. Mittens just ticks me off.

  141. October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    R-money is so obnoxious. POTUS got in good points just now.

    Sent at 8:07 pm:
    “My god, carly fiorina is ridiculous. Just said that Bush had basically cleaned up the econ crisis by time he left office. Recession was over”

  142. 183 yardarm756
    October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Oh no he didnt go there with the food stamp thingy. That mealy mouthed bastard!

  143. 184 Melanie
    October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I’m watching on CNN where they’re showing speaking time and the response from “undecided voters” in Colorado.

  144. October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I think Obama won round 1.

  145. 186 Vicki Green
    October 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Moral issue?? sweaty lip-smacking conman. Immoral is parking your money overseas and sending our jobs overseas as well.

  146. 187 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Per Stephanie Cutter on OFA twitter -Romney is extremely hot tempered. He’s now arguing with Jim Lehrer? I guess he didn’t just come to debate but to host too.

  147. 188 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Not sure Mr. Moderator is reining in things enough. Is he timing?

    • 189 veryslowwriter
      October 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Making ridiculous faces is not exactly mature. (I first wrote ” manure” — which is exactly what it is.)

  148. 190 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Was that first zinger- R refers to Obamacare as he apologizes- Prez says he likes it 🙂

  149. October 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    What a FUCKING Jerk!!! I love Big Bird but I’m cutting PBS??!!!?

  150. 192 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    reminding them of 10 to 1 cuts to revenue.

  151. 193 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Q: do you support simpson-bowles? The prez shoud have taken it and ran with it. Now Mittster says he has is own plan (forget simpson-bowles)

  152. 194 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    PO- let’s talk corp welfare- 4 B for oil industry. They get those breaks that small biz gov R mentioned don’t get. No tax breaks for companies going over seas.

  153. 195 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Budget reflect choices. PO gives example of a young school teacher

  154. 196 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    mitt already lost- corp taxs to schools to medicare

  155. 197 elo4obama/biden
    October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Oh Mitt is probable toast- he claims with his 25 yrs of biz, he disputes you get a tax break for taking jobs overseas

  156. 198 LadyTNT
    October 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    “Your poor” What the fuck you mean Mitt!!!

  157. 200 Joy
    October 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Robmey is starting to lose it! He won’t shut up and listen to Lehrer. LOL

  158. 201 sherijr
    October 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    my gawd he is full of shit. not one specific word about ‘his secret plans’. And that 716 billion dollar lie repeated endlessly.. and the lies about military cuts is total bs.. come on factcheckers. and Jim Lehrer.. pffft.

  159. 202 lisalovesobama
    October 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    So my friend is watching CNN and apparently they are attacking PBO, I see Steve Shmidt is saying that PBO did as bad a Bush. Fucker.

  160. October 3, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    It must be really hard to debate with someone who just keeps lying with out saying “you lie” over and over again. He could have used Reagan’s line “There you go again”.


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