Heads Up: President Obama in Virginia

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2:30: President Obama delivers remarks at Cleveland State University in Ohio


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  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Yea!!! Love PBO and TOD Family

  2. 6 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I’m talking to big bird on the last thread

    • 10 99ts
      October 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

      It’s racism as much as ignorance df – they are not so dumb that they realize they can’t use racial slurs so they use religion instead. Imagine the outburst if Mitt Romney’s religion became the attack word of the month.

    • 11 dudette9t9
      October 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Not that I’m the literary genius myself, but it’s interesting how the people who do this kinda of thing are the absolute WORST spellers.
      “Muslim lier” instead of “Muslim liar”? Come on, dude, you’re not even TRYING! 🙄

  3. October 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Just taking a look at the remaining debate schedule: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/ – do you think any of those “moderators” are having second thoughts on how to handle Mitt? I don’t especially like Candy or Bob, I guess Martha’s OK. What’s the word on the TOD about these “moderators”?

    • 13 TrumpDog
      October 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

      I hope so.
      One of the issues I had with the debate was how both the President and Romney went over the 2 minutes.
      I wanted Obama to keep it short and sweet so that he could make Mitt look like someone who would not follow the rules and look long winded.

      I hope at the next debate, the moderator is more forceful with the rules and that Obama shortens his answers

  4. 14 desertflower
    October 5, 2012 at 10:37 am


    There is a tactic in debating called “spreading” that involves throwing as many unproven assertions as possible at an opponent in hopes they waste time refuting lies instead of expounding their message. If the President had spent his limited time refuting every lie Romney told in Wednesday’s debate, he could not have shared his vision for America’s future or how he intended to fight for Americans who are not in Willard’s wealthy elite class. What Americans were treated to, was a President with a clear vision and message, replete with specifics, that the people have come to expect from Barack Obama. Romney’s tactic was popularized by a creationist maniac, Duane Tolbert Gish, who without facts or valid arguments to back up his creation myth ideology, drowned his opponents in lies, half-truths, and straw-man arguments in rapid bursts they could not answer in real time. Romney utilized the tactic well, but he failed to take one simple fact into account. His lies on Wednesday night do not square with his campaign rhetoric and he came off looking more transient on the issues than ever, and it is a misstep he has made throughout his run for the White House.

  5. 22 lisalovesobama
    October 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Tim Kane(sp) talking

  6. 23 Don
    October 5, 2012 at 10:44 am

    And just yesterday every goddamn liberal pundit under the sun couldn’t find a fainting couch fast enough to faint on to show their displeasure at President Obama’s performance at the recent debate. And now the Jobs report, good grief, can anything stop the Obama train.

    • 24 TrumpDog
      October 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

      I call them fair-weather friends.


    • 25 dudette9t9
      October 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

      every pundit except LOD — go watch his “Rewrite” video on the Rise and Shine post! Brilliant!

      • 26 Nena20409
        October 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

        Rev Al didn’t and Maddow didn’t on her show. And neither did Bashir.

        • 27 dudette9t9
          October 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

          Good point, forgot about them! Thanks Nena!

        • October 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

          Neither did Stephanie Miller from Current TV. In fact, this morning she had me laughing at Matthews’ freakout.

        • 29 Obama Grandmama
          October 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

          Right! I think some of those pundits took a deep breath and realized they should not be dissing the Prez. I watched Bahir, Rev Al, Rachel, and Lawrence and they did not diss PBO on Thurs. Rachel even had a section that historically showed the last six incumbent presidents losing their 1st debate. Lawrence’s show was good. I was purposely staying away from Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz but accidentally caught a little of each on the beginning of my Tivo tapes seeing Ed seemed to have calmed down but not Chris.

          I think desertflower’s explanation above of the tactic Mitt used was famous for getting the opponent of message should be considered when being so critical of PBO for not attacking the lies. I remember a message in ’08 saying “Relax! I’ve got this.”

          • 30 theo67
            October 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

            I’m still glad I didn’t waste time watching Rachel, because the focus shouldn’t be “other Presidents have lost their first debate”, but “wow, how craven is Romney and how little respect does he have for the American electorate that he could bring his lying self to the national stage”. If President Obama had had a real opponent on Wednesday night, then people would actually see that he got in several excellent points. And ignoring the lies, instead of falling for the distraction, might not satisfy the “smackdown” crowd, but it demonstrated just how seriously he takes this job and his responsibility to the American people. He’s not playing games.

    • 31 EricFive
      October 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      PBO has few if any real allies in the MSM. Most of the “liberals” we see on TV are “former” republicans. Case in point Ed Schultz. I have been saying for years that Ed is a double agent. He ALWAYS turns on PBO at the most inopportune times (remember his advice that Dems not vote in 2010 midterms). Now today I hear Ed has embraced the GOP talking point that PBO is “dumb” and “lazy”. Why would Ed, a so called liberal, embrace such hateful and damaging rhetoric against PBO a month prior to election day? The fact that such charges are patently untrue and play to racial stereotypes should be an eye opener to those who think Ed is on our side. He has been in this game for a long time, and knows he is definitely not helping the liberal cause. I suggest others, to quote Samuel L. Jackson, WAKE THE F*** UP!!!

      • October 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

        Ed gets is boxers in a bunch over nothing. He always has. Stephanie Miller and Randy Rhodes distanced themselves from Ed Schultz years ago when they were on Air America.

      • 33 Betsy
        October 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        Can youbfind the link. There is no way I believe that Ed called PBO dumb or lazy, so I need to hear that. I watched the Ed show yesterday and he had calmed down a lot.

  7. 35 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

    • 36 anniebella
      October 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

      No Joe your lying GOP candidate don’t make sense.

      • 37 anniebella
        October 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

        Sabotaging the economy, and this country well fair just so your GOP party could have a chance to win, doesn’t make sense.

        • 38 anniebella
          October 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

          Giving Joe three hours to sit on tv ranting and raving, that doesn’t make sense. Maybe one day Msnbc will get get some sense and get rid of Morning Joke.

          • 39 Nena20409
            October 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

            So long as he beats CNN and last month had his best month in ratings, MSNBC would not get rid of him. Foe him to say and imply that the numbers were defective was totally wrong. The reason MSNBC in the am are not getting 1M viewers. CNBC was just as bad with Rick Santelli and his crowd really showing their true colors once more. They cheer when America is failing under president Obama, but the jeer when America does well under pres Obama.

            The attack for then sen Obama was he was an Elitist. Then he was shoving things down their throats. Then his birth right was suspect and his religion was Islam. Today, is he is lazy and dumb. Now in what Universe can these things be true? Only in the Rightwing media echo chamber world. The reason, just PURE HATE, nothing more. Clinton said it at the Dem Convention in his way. Carter said it in March 2009. But what is so good about it, many of these people are a dying bunch……Mother Nature would take care of it. Time passes by. Unfortunately, they are hurt America with their hate. Pres Obama understands this. But he is human. I take my hat off to him. This nation is the Good, The Bad and the Very Ugly. I am grateful that Pres Obama is in the GOOD category.

    • 40 smoothscotch
      October 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

      moanin’ joke can try to spin all he likes, it is what it is and it looks good.

  8. 41 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

    • 42 JER
      October 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Miss Anne is concerned about Mitt’s mental well being. Consider this: Dissociative identity disorder (DID), also known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states that alternately control a person’s behavior, and is accompanied by memory impairment for important information not explained by ordinary forgetfulness.

    • 45 Obama Grandmama
      October 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Can you imagine a foreign leader having confidence in the word of a President of the US that says whatever whenever?

  9. 46 whatisworking
    October 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Good Morning Everyone

    I have a suggestion and was hoping to bounce it off you guys and if you like it, a twitter person could pass it along.

    The Big Bird issue seems to be gaining lots of attention. I was wondering if OFA or Dems should get a big bird costume and show up at every Romney and Ryan rally with signs like you can pay for my “salary = 3 milliionaires tax cuts” or “I am the 47%”. etc.

    • 47 dudette9t9
      October 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

      I would be surprised if people aren’t suiting up RIGHT now! 🙂

    • 51 Michele
      October 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

      OFA’s job is to register voters and get these registerd voters to the polls for this amazing POTUS.

      The American people will suit up and get the Big Bird message out at ‘Mitt still ur money events”..

    • 52 dotster3
      October 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Big Bird is already showing up at Romney appearances. Big Bird is getting a real surge in popularity. He’s going to be all over the place——-extra production in BB Halloween costumes too.

    • 53 nospin
      October 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      everyday voters are already doing just that. They are even showing up at Romney rallies dressed as Big Bird. Saw pics on Facebook and also on youtube.

    • 54 Obama Grandmama
      October 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      I was hoping a t-shirt for toddlers saying Don’t Take My Big Bird Away or some such message might work with lots of little kids wearing them. What do you think? My son has two little ones and that was the first thing he mentioned about the debate.

  10. 55 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Damn it! Why is Pres. Obama failing as a business hating socialist?

  11. October 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Waiting for PBO and listening to that call-in show on CSPAN. OMG – how can those CSPAN hosts sit there and listen to that drivel without bursting out laughing? Or throwing something at the phone? They “lost” the democrat lady from KY and the next guy was droning on about “that spring thing in Iraq or Iran”. ???

  12. October 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Tears and shouts of ABSOLUTE JOY at the 7.8% number today. God is good. Bless you MR PRESIDENT.

    GM, TOD family.

  13. 64 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Lovely ex republican lady – Mitt wants to defund planned parenthood – and Sesame Street

  14. 65 xtine
    October 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Austan Goolsbee responding to Welch tweet — “Love ya, Jack, but here you’ve lost your mind.”

    Yup, yup! 🙂

  15. 69 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

  16. 70 Dakota
    October 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!!!

    I’m so happy this morning!!!

    Joe, Tweety and Ed: Fuck Off!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!

  17. 72 vcprezofan2
    October 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Made it! Good Friday Morning TODville! Morning Pres O, yes, it’s 1 month and 1 day away!

    • 73 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Youtalkingabout my b’day ?

      • 74 vcprezofan2
        October 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

        Well, um, no, um, sorry, Amk, didn’t realize um YOU hadoneofthose. Hope you have a good day when it arrives. /phew! Chips, did I keep the secret? Did I? Did I? I tried hard not to lie while not revealing the surprise we are planning. 😕 /

  18. October 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Good morning everyone … just now able to break free from work to say hi … and you’re gonna love this 🙂


      • October 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

        UGH …. sorry, Chips, won’t embed and I thought I had an incorrect YouTube link …. but, all of you really should watch this …


      • 78 dudette9t9
        October 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

        Got it for ya, Bob!

        • 79 dudette9t9
          October 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

          Romney’s Amazing Sleight of Hand Performance!

          “No props, notes, charts, diagrams or other writings can be used by the candidates; however, they can take notes on the type of paper of their choosing.The candidates cannot ask each other direct questions, but can ask rhetorical questions.The candidates cannot address each other with proposed pledges.Each candidate can use his own makeup artist.No candidate is allowed to use risers or any other device to make them look taller.The Coin Toss: At least 72 hours before the first debate, there will be a coin toss on the order of questioning and closing arguments.”

        • 81 Obama Grandmama
          October 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

          I heard there was a video out there but haven’t seen it of Mitt going back to the podium after the ending of the speech and taking something and giving it to one of his sons. I know if it was a handkerchef he wiped his face or blew his nose on it would have been highly unlikely he gave it to his son. Some say it was a handkerchef. I say it is known that Mitt lies repeatedly even his campaign says they are not going to be dictated to by fact checkers. We know he is a bully from history stories of his youth, his Univision demands, and his treatment of Jim Lehrer. So why is it hard to believe he is a cheat? He is missing the character we need in a President. Barack Obama has the character needed and he displays it daily.

    • 82 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Gm Bob. I was just about to ask about you.

  19. 86 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Good Morning again all and thanks for the congrats on 1st. I made CSPAN as a caller today.

    I am at the 26:00 Mark: http://www.c-span.org/Events/Washington-Journal-for-Friday-October-5/10737434734/

    How did I do?

  20. 92 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Talking the unemployment figures – I’m amazed how he just keeps going – I get tired watching

  21. 94 COS
    October 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

    WOW, he changed his speech around again. Love it.

  22. 96 criquet
    October 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

    More people are figuring it out:

  23. 101 khyber jones
    October 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

    A very timely rewrite of the stump speech. He led with the jobs report/unemployment, and made a tough characterization of Romney as a right wing, trickle down extremist. He also slapped down those GOPers who are trying to talk down the economy. Big bird is now a feature of the speech and bring out a good laugh. First half of this speech is a sign of a campaign that is seizing an opportunity.

    October 5, 2012 at 11:32 am


  25. 104 vcprezofan2
    October 5, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Okay, I missed what the lady said that made Pres O say she wasn’t a plant. Anyone caught it?

  26. 107 khyber jones
    October 5, 2012 at 11:35 am

    “Governor Romney was fact-checked by his own campaign”

  27. 111 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Governor Romney was fact checked by his own campaign – planned parenthood and big bird are driving the deficits

  28. October 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I’m really enjoying the lady to the right behind PBO – the one with the black outfit and the shiny necklace. She reminds me of an old friend from childhood. But more than that, she is really, really loving PBO and his message. 😆 Compare her (and ALL those ladies behind him) with the typical Mitt crowd. 😦

    • 113 vcprezofan2
      October 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      I enjoyed her too; almost commented on her above but I’m usually too slow to comment during a speech. She seemed so happy, involved and PROUD to be there. 😆

  29. October 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

  30. 117 TrumpDog
    October 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I can’t say this enough:

    I love my president.

  31. 122 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

    The girls at the front sure wanted a hug

  32. 123 Mariele K.
    October 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

    “Mitt Romney got fact-checked by his own campaign.”- President Obama

    October 5, 2012 at 11:44 am


  34. 126 dotster3
    October 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Wow, could those Va. women love President Obama any more? Their smiles could not be bigger looking at him and getting to shake his hand. Pure joy. Extra spunky speech today too—-liked it!

  35. 127 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Pres. Obama was fanfuckingtastic today! He was amped and pumped up!

  36. October 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Great Tweet from Rock!!

  37. October 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

    “EXTREME MAKEOVER”….Bwaaaah! 🙂 :)Take that Romney. PBO was on fire.

  38. 132 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

  39. 133 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

  40. 135 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

    There’s GOP idiots out there saying the job figures were “made up” – just because Mitt Romney and his cohorts lie and manipulate – it seems the business world and the RWNJs cannot accept that things are going well under President Obama.

    It is frightening – the lengths they will go to in their attempts to put in a puppet government under Mitt Romney. What has Mitt promised to his supporters?

    • October 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Over on The Daily Kos, they are coming up with names for proponents of this latest conspiracy theory. One was: Not-jobs Nut-jobs.

      It’s just sad that the GOP has to do this every time.

    • 137 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Every single day, every single thing. Bitch/moan/lie. uugghh – their lives must really suck.

    • 138 Obama Grandmama
      October 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      What has Mitt Romney promised to his supporters?
      More like what hasn’t he promised? Everything to everyone everywhere. Don’t worry 47% now he says he made a mistake he likes you. Didn’t catch I’m sorry though since his book is entitled No Apologies.

  41. 139 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Which one knows more abt how to be Pres candidate? .@BarackObama or .@chrishayes? Hmm, that’s a hard one! Fair weather friends ARE useless!

  42. 144 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

  43. 149 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  44. October 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Sorry to keep quoting another blog all day, but I really liked this comment on Kos:
    “And two days after his debate “win”, Romney is on the back foot, scrambling to Mittigate his 47% remarks to an audience of unconcerned Fox viewers after Obama cleverly denied him the opportunity to do so in front of the whole nation on Wednesday, and after having provided reams and reams of excellent ad material for us to spend our $150 million on during October…. AND the jobs market is on the up again. Heck, I’ll take a debate “loss” like that one ANY time :D”

    • 152 Obama Grandmama
      October 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      When I hear pundits saying he should have challenged every lie I see an equally frantic, volatile debate with PBO possibly being called the winner or most likely a draw. It would most likely result in his favorabilites dropping in the polls and take him off the high road causing him to lose credibility. He would not have gotten his vision for America out there. The day after fact checkers would not have much to say so the stories about the debate would have been shortened whereas now we are hearing the lies elaborated on and used in ads and on the campaign trail. The switcheroo in the 47% comment did not go out to as large of an audience and we his supporters got energized to stop the liar. I think the pundits were wrong.

  45. 153 FoxfireTX
    October 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    The Repubs are just nuts. Not as surprised as some, the one thing I check on the Gallup poll every day is the unemployment number they list on the website from their daily survey. It has been under 8% for the last 7-10 days.

  46. October 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  47. October 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  48. October 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Yesterday I was struggling to overcome all the negativity out there, so avoided the MSM completely. Today is a new day..7.8% brings sunshine.

    I LOVE my President.

  49. 158 JER
    October 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    STREAMING LIVE: Line forms [in the rain] for Obama’s stop at CSU http://www.newsnet5.com/subindex/news/news_livestream1#ixzz28RUqaHOw

  50. 159 dotster3
    October 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Slightly OT 🙂 Made me laugh

  51. 160 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  52. 161 donna dem 4 obama
    October 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I gave my ticket to see PBO at GMU to my niece who attends Bowie State Universary. She had never seen PBO in person. She just text me this message. This place went crazy when he came on stage. OMG, OMG, OMG Thank you Aunt Donna!. Now hopefully this will inspire her and her college friends to get out there this weekend and volunteer. There’s a method to my madness 😉

  53. October 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    The News just can’t handle ANY good figures. Always have to find something to be negative about.
    Got to be kidding me? They are addicted to be negative…
    Can’t they just once say one nice thing about, well how about both candidates?

    • 165 EricFive
      October 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      There is a fundamental difference in the way the MSM treats the two Presidential candidates. Mitt, by virtue of his numerous fuck ups and gaffes, literally forced the MSM to report negatively about him. For PBO, the MSM searches high and low to put a negative spin on everything the man does. This new aversion the MSM has for calling out lies and flip flops should erase any doubt as to their bias. The MSM painted Kerry as a lying flip flopper. They ran with a lie about Gore claiming to have invented the internet. They destroyed Howard Dean’s political career based on the hyped up “scream”. The MSM was ready to pounce on PBO no matter what he did during the debate. They wanted to put some stain on PBO (remember how the MSM attacked Gore b/c he would sigh during his debate with GWB?). They wanted to get PBO to lose his cool. PBO did not fall for their (Mitt/MSM) trap. On a side note: do those who castigated PBO for not explicitly mentioning the 47% statement during the debate now see that PBO prevented Mitt from being able to apologize for his remarks in front of the 67 million watching the debate? Mitt was forced to go on Hannity the next day to offer his mea culpa. Had PBO followed your sage and learned advice, he would have fallen into Mitt’s trap.

  54. October 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm


  55. 171 yardarm756
    October 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    The lower employment numbers must be driving ‘Rinse Privates’ nuts. 🙂

  56. 177 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  57. 179 anniebella
    October 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    114,000 Americans found a job and instead of being happy for them, Mitt Romney and Republicans are complaining. Once again it shows you that the Republican Party were wishing hoping wanting Americans to suffer, just so they could have a chance to get back in power. What a bunch of creeps they are.

  58. 187 JER
    October 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Live Stream – Awaiting President Obama’s arrival in Cleveland: http://www.newsnet5.com/subindex/news/news_livestream1

    • 188 xtine
      October 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks, JER, for the links to my addiction of airport streams! 🙂 Rain or shine, they’re on the tarmac!

  59. 189 amk for obama
    October 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Our lovely schaeffer

  60. 193 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  61. October 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet reports:

    To remedy this, there will be more extensive preparation for Obama before the next showdown — now much higher stakes for Obama — at Hofstra University. Obama will set up debate camp at the end of next week in Williamsburg, Va.

    Obama may not be adding more rehearsal time — but as senior adviser David Axelrod says, he’s going to be more strategic about how he uses it.

    And on Obama’s debate sparring partner — Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who wants to be secretary of state in a second Obama term — with his future in the balance, will he be able to be more aggressive and push back against Obama now that Romney has shown his stuff?

    • 195 amk for obama
      October 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      They need rahmbo, the muthafuckah out there.

      • 196 nospin
        October 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

        they really just need someone who has the ability to be a pathological liar, someone with no core, no sense of humanity and has no issues with continuing to spout the lies with rabid intensity, knowing he knows you know he is lying.

        So anyone would do as long as they do not have a conscience.

        • 197 EricFive
          October 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

          Well said. You described Mitt to a T. I think the townhall format will heavily favor PBO. He has superior people skills, unlike Mitt who will probably try to bully the audience (or come off as fake and syrupy). I hope audience members get to ask their questions directly to the candidates. In addition, Mitt has not no idea what to expect from PBO. The meme about people want PBO to call Mitt out on his lies is growing, and will give PBO more leeway in confronting Mitt without being branded “an angry black man”. As a plus, after alll the hype surrounding this most recent debate, ratings for debate #2 will be HUGE.

        • 198 nathkatun7
          October 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm


  62. 199 amk for obama
    October 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  63. 206 Marsha
    October 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Question : Is it true that Ronmey is surging in the polls? Some polls have him tied or behind one with the President? I don’t know what is accurate now. I come here because I get the truth.

    • October 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Same as it has been, Gallup and Rasmussen closer than others, this excludes Reuters daily tracking which has the president up 5-


    • 208 57andFemale
      October 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Don’t be surprised with a tightening and an uptick for Mitt. the polls will lag the debate and I expect the weekend to not be pretty (hope I’m wrong but I think it’s a reasonable assessment). But we’ve done a damned good job at reframing – Mitt’s ‘strength’ is increasingly being perceived as bullying, and Mitt’s lies are replacing any negative views of PBO. No thanks to the likes of Ed Schultz, who disgracefully ran his tantrum up the flag pole of the Today Show. Schultz and Tweety are off my list forever.

      When David Bender and Norman Goldman, who are often quick to criticize PBO, see the debate clearly that’s a good sign. Goldman roundly criticized msnbc for their tantrum — and I had stopped listening to him because he was so rabid about the President until the last year or so.

    • 209 99ts
      October 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Gallup & Rasmussen are the only ones out so far (for the President) that include some post debate numbers. Rasmussen is the same as yesterday (President up by 2) and Gallup is one better than yesterday (President up by 5). They are tracking polls 2-4 Oct – so only 1 day is post debate.

      Rasmussen has Romney improving in Ohio, Virginia and Florida – with him ahead in Florida – yet their “swing state” figures still have the President up by 5 – same as yesterday. Another group “We ask America” also has Romney improving in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

      My humble opinion is there may be 1-2 points involved but they will be gone as the employment figures and the debate lies from Romney hit anyone who temporarily changed sides.

    • 210 Cman
      October 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      In the pollster tracking at HP there are some state polls that show Romney ahead. Specifically the We ask america poll has Romney in Ohio (+1), Virginia (+3), and Florida (+3). Some rasumussen polls also have it close. These are not enough to suggest a movement, as I always say one poll is irrelevant, many polls paints a broad picture. We will have to wait and see what other polls show.

  64. October 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  65. October 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Unemployment falling to 7.8 – now that’s an October surprise in my opinion!!

  66. 214 jacquelineoboomer
    October 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Hey, TOD! Friday’s good. The 7.8% is good. It’s all good!

    But I just spotted ice crystals falling in lieu of rain and it’s cold here in Central Illinois and it’s only Oct. 5, so I guess that might not be so good! Yet, I’m stickin’ with glass half full!

  67. 218 Tally
    October 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    • 219 Obama Grandmama
      October 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I was surprised, Tally that there was not talk of the visual of Romney acting like he had ADD, sweating, and squinting almost crying with the intense stare then even wiping his mouth and upper lip before giving his final summary. There seemed to be so much more there than the Nixon sweat.

  68. 221 squarepeg
    October 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  69. 222 57andFemale
    October 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  70. 223 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  71. 224 JER
    October 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    AF1 has landed.

  72. 225 FiredUpInCA
    October 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

  73. 227 nospin
    October 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  74. 228 57andFemale
    October 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    This is a great assessment of the debate and some good smackdown of the tantrum-throwers (get past the nasty quotes hurled at the wonderful eclectablog and the rest of the post is pitch-perfect):


  75. 233 jacquelineoboomer
    October 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Who cares about figuring out the Romney family. Not I. But I’m muting Andrea Mitchell’s show and that gives more time to notice the images, and she’s played a clip about three times now. Mitt’s on stage after the debate with the family. Ann pulls on his arm – maybe to get him off stage – he ignores her and keeps waving to some fictional friend in the audience. One of his sons pulls on his arm – he ignores him, still waving. Ann and son exchange knowing glances and say something to each other, and both put on the fake smiles. I’m thinking there’s a lot of eyerolling, attention seekers, even in his own family, around him.

  76. October 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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