Heads Up: President Obama in Iowa

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12:45: President Obama delivers remarks at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa

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2:00: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Island Grove Exhibit Hall, Greeley, Colo.

6:0: President Obama delivers remarks at Ohio University, Athens

8:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Reno Ballroom, Nev.

154 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama in Iowa”

  1. 6 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    😕 Hi?

  2. 7 TrumpDog
    October 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Now it’s the president’s turn to crow. But he will be classy about it, unlike the Romney’s.
    Luv it.
    Wonder if the press will cover this rally?

  3. 8 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Not first, but a respectable 2nd or 3rd. Congratulations TrumpDog & vcprez on coming in at Number 1 🙂

  4. 22 Kreen
    October 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    poor Mitt, has one last chance at this debate thing, and the subject matter will be Foreign Policy? right…hahahahhaha
    Morning friends! I am basking in my post debate glow, what a beautiful morning!

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      October 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Dia ist Muire duit, my child Chips!

      (CC, if I remember correctly from decades ago the priest used to refer to me as ‘my child’, so until I get the language for that part, there’s my priestly blessing for you for today.) 😆

  5. October 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I just realized something. That movie the Green Zone depicted Dan Señor.
    He was the Guy in charge in Iraq, that corrupt neo con.
    You know who I am talking about?

  6. 29 dotster3
    October 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Local live stream here also, volume low currently


  7. October 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  8. 36 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    CSPAN one TV is carrying the event with Senator Larkin giving a fired up speech, but the internet streams seem to be lagging behind.

  9. 39 Melanie
    October 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  10. October 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    My mom just called and said front page USA Today, Robney won 7 of 9 questions.

    Oh yeah okay… And my real name is George Clooney?

  11. October 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm


    President Obama 66.2%
    Romney 33.7%

  12. October 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    How is this man not 20 pts ahead in the polls? Well, okay, we know why.

  13. 62 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Somebody please throw a sista at work a bone and do just a little live-blogging of this event…pretty please. The crowd response, the swagger, etc. Plllleeeeaaaase! 😀

    I didn’t go to bed til the wee hours of the morning, I was so geeked, and now I’m paying for it, lol. A little shot of PBO adrenaline will get me through…

    • 63 vcprezofan2
      October 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      If she’s not in class, I’m sure Utal will do her regular stellar job. If she is, someone else will try their hand at it. Don’t worry, PJ. Right now we are only enjoying the music, and it’s one of those times when I don’t need to cover my ears. Music’s pretty upbeat and light on the eardrums.

      • 64 PoliticalJunkessa
        October 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        Thanks, Sweetie. 😛

        • 65 utaustinliberal
          October 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

          Hey PJ. Got out of class so I caught some stuff from Pres. Obama’s speech. It had already begun, but here you go:

    • 67 theo67
      October 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      I know – I went to bed at 2am, and had a 7am meeting… I’m feeling it today – but it was so worth it!

  14. 68 anniebella
    October 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Look like it is hot in there, people seem to be fanning right much.

  15. October 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Virginia walt vote dies not give ID break down, but gives Male Female breakdown- update…;


    Female 55.2%
    Male 44.8%
    In-person 30.9%

    Is this good?

  16. 74 Joy
    October 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    It was a great debate last night TOD’s! I’m watching it again on CNN and there is no doubt in my mind that PBO won this debate hands down. It was nice to hear that the lady that asked the question about GWBush and how Romney would differ from him has made up her mind as an undecided and is voting for Obama, I also think he won a couple more that were in the audience as they spoke with CNN this morning.
    Next debate…foreign policy….ohhh watch out Romney! He smacked the crap out of Romney with the situation in Benghazi. Can’t wait to see him smack the crap out of him again in the next one.

  17. 75 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I’m tired of CSPAN and their stupid callers. I want the rally to begin now!

  18. October 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Cspan sure has some stupid people calling into their Show. I mean, uninformed? No! Stupid and deranged? Yes!
    That is all.

  19. 79 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    PJ: A well-spoken young lady gave an excellent introduction to the Pres and the place erupted on his arrival! PBO is currently doing his ‘thank yous’ & acknowledgements of those in the house.

  20. 81 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Commenting on warm weather – warmest you’ll be for the next 6 mnths. I’ve come back asking for your vote. In Iowa you can vote TODAY.

  21. 82 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    PJ: 2nd debate last night. I’m still trying to get the hand of this debating thing. Gov. R really only has a 1-point plan. (A couple of ladies behind him nodding their heads.) Giving examples of Romney’s 1-point strategy

    • 83 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm


    • 84 HZ
      October 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Good Morning and Afternoon Chips and TOD family. I just share this because POB is talking about education. I had to go out and get some special water, bread and then go over to one of my Trader Joe’s. Because I have a small car, the young lady asked if I needed help. I did because I was feeling very weak and the heat was getting to me.

      While putting the bags into the car, she brought up education. Then I started with my speech on education and what POB has done for students. Then we went to the Supreme Court Appointees for the cycle. She was in shock. Then we talked about the women issues. This young lady is young enough to be my great niece. She listened; and she also asked questions. I told here where to go and make sure that she knows where she needs to go to vote and make sure her friends and family knows.

      I told here about the debates. She had not watched the last one. Then she said to me, ” I am going to make sure that I watch it tonight.” I told her to get some great popcorn from Trader and invite her friends to come over and have a debate party. I will see her later this week because I need to get a few more items.

      The phones calls were also great on Monday!! Yes, I am working because you all also give me so much energy. I will take care of myself, I promise. Yes, I am in pain, but this is too important to all of us. I will fight with POB to the end. So let us be encouraage and continue to work to bring this home.

      Tonight is very important for our FR, so please go to our FR pages and give to help POB make it tognith.


      ((((((( I love you all so much.)))))

  22. 87 lisalovesobama
    October 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Mitt Romney trying to sell you a Sketchy Deal!

  23. October 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  24. October 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Anyone notice the girl standing behind PBO? She sure is having a good time 😀

  25. 92 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    4PJ: Gov R refused to tell you how he’ll finance his plans. Credible experts say he can’t pay 4 it without blowing a hole in the deficit.
    Turns out his jobs math isn’t any better than his tax math. ………Mitt R is trying to sell you a sketchy deal……we are not going back. We are going forwards. That’s why I need your vote. You don’t want to invest in that sketchy deal.

    Listing the ways he has kept HIS word over the last years. (No lack of enthusiasm in audience response)

  26. 94 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Today….we are moving forward again. Stock market have nearly doubles……home values back on the rise………look we’ve got a lot more work to do. We’ve got to build on that progress

  27. October 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    • 96 Dakota
      October 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      I wonder how Candy Crowley feels about that comment. I gave her props last night for fact checking Romney. She did what real journalists are supposed to do. Then I hear that she tried to back-track later. How very stupid and sad.

  28. 98 Grab a Mop Grace
    October 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting conversation between Andrea Mitchell and a female Romney surrogate Kerry Healey (Massachuetts Lt. Gov.) regarding the women’s issues discussed last night. I gotta give Andrea Mitchell credit here. She’s not letting the talking points get past her.

    The surrogate confirms that she personally went through some of the binders full of women and that the Massachursetts Women’s Political Caucus presented lists of women BEFORE the governors election to both candidates to take a pledge that they would hire more women.
    That doesn’t sound at all like what Romney described. Hmmm
    And Andrea Mitchell pushed her on the Blunt Amendment and the surrogate pulled the usual “we’re being distracted by this discussion” blah, blah, dodge, weave.
    Surrogate says “Governor Romney strongly believes in access for contraception for all women”
    Andrea Mitchell adds “…if they can pay for it on their own”.
    BAM! Nice going Mrs. Greenspan:)

    Obama/Biden 2012

    • 99 57andfemale
      October 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      I loathe Mrs. Greenspan, but I find on basic women’s issues, her gut reaction is feminist. I remember when that jackass Romney surrogate said to put an aspirin between your knees, and you wouldn’t need ‘free’ contraception. Her visceral response was horror.

      • 100 Grab a Mop Grace
        October 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

        I agree 57. It is the only time that I’ve ever seen her really push back on the GOP lies.
        That is, when it’s a women’s issue.

        Obama/Biden 2012

  29. 101 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    PJ, there is no lack of enthusiasm. The Pres is relaxed and things are going well.

  30. 102 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Mentioned wind jobs in Iowa and that Romney things such jobs are imaginary. …..I tried to talk about education last night….we kept on getting waylaid…..you guys understand that you’ve got to be equipped……mentioned Michelle’s story and his own, briefly

  31. October 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  32. 104 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    We don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to make sure women…. I want my daughters paid just like somebody else’s for the same job etc. etc.

  33. 107 amk for obama
    October 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  34. October 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  35. 110 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    We passed Obamacare…… I want to put these choices in your hands where they belong. Gov R and I have a different take on …….Romney said it was tragic the way we ended war in Iraq……………………. as long as I’m CIC we …..

    I want to cut the deficit by (oops forgot the amt) …. we will ask the wealthy citizens to chip in with everybody else. Gov R said it’s fair to pay same taxes as someone earning $50000. He’s wrong. ………………………….. I’m not going to kick children out of head start programmes. When asked what he’s gonna cut, Gov. R offers PlannedP, wind tax credits, Big Bird. He claims his proposal will create millions of jobs…….doesn’t add up.

    The choice is going to be up to you….we are in this thing together – everybody!

  36. 113 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    If we don’t fight as hard as we can over the next few weeks, we’ll lose what we have already done. We can’t let that happen. I’m not going to let that happen. Back in 2008 it started here in Iowa…..everything we fought for is now at stake… etc. etc. You can choose…….or you can stand up and say ‘we want to move forward (eruption of applause)

  37. October 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  38. 116 vcprezofan2
    October 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    If you are will to stand with me, to knock on some doors with me, to …… God bless the U S of A!

    (I’m going to give UTAL a huge hug when I see her again, and tell her, like AnnD, ‘this is hard’. 😉

  39. 120 dudette9t9
    October 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    AZ: Don’t let them get away with this crap…

  40. 121 utaustinliberal
    October 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This was one of his best lines. BURN.

  41. 122 dudette9t9
    October 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  42. 123 Joy
    October 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I’m watching the automatic weapons question by one woman in the audience. I sure hope that Obama is going to attack this problem better in his second term. I worry that if he brings this out that he might be in danger as a president. But dammit! There has to be better gun control laws in the U.S. How a young man in Colorado can go to a walmart store and buy the kind of bullets to fire off so many shots all at once easily is just insane. Respecting gun laws and the ease of getting them is a huge task for this President. Probably the worst job as a Democratic President.

  43. 129 dotster3
    October 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I always get a little sniffly whenever President Obama is in Iowa and he mentions that ‘this is where it all began’. Iowa did give him a “fair hearing” as he asked for back then, “kicked the tires a little bit” as he used to say, and gave him that great approving send off. That caucus win was HUGE there.
    President Obama seemed to be a little extra spunky today after last night, and everyone was thrilled to have him there. And isn’t he just adorable, if you can say that about a president?

    • 130 otter44
      October 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Yes, my niece just called me she was in the hall, got to shake the President’s hand…said that the energy was amazing, very loud cheers for President O. scored big on equal pay, women’s health, wind energy jobs, LGBT issues… everyone fired up to go vote.

    • 131 Vicki Green
      October 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Yes PBO IS adorable and you may say it all you want. I surely will.

  44. 132 utaustinliberal
    October 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  45. 134 amk for obama
    October 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

  46. 135 edp4bho
    October 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    PBO’s mentor Dr. Charles Ogletree says we should write PBO personally and thank him for all he is fighting for and for the magnificent debate showing last night. He reminded us of the letters PBO still reads.

  47. October 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This was the President speaking to the overflow crowd of 800;

  48. 138 amk for obama
    October 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    with that happy prediction, gunnite folks.

  49. 141 dudette9t9
    October 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  50. 142 dudette9t9
    October 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm

  51. 143 dudette9t9
    October 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

  52. 144 criquet
    October 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hello all . Great night last night and a fabulous day today. Forward all to Nov 7th. GOTV.

    Could everyone on Twitter send this to all the media people who keep citing Gallup numbers. They have today’s number Romney 51-46 PBO but their cross tabs show:

    Obama Romney Margin

    East 52 48 O+4

    Midwest 52 48 O+4

    South 39 61 R+22

    West 53 47 O+6

    So this means Romney will win the South but that does not mean the Electoral College votes so this daily tracking poll is far too misleading.

    The media people need to called out to put these Gallup polls in proper context.

    • October 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    • 146 EricFive
      October 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Great catch criquet. No one should doubt that the MSM/GOP’s propaganda offensive will continue and intensify. As I stated in the past, I suggest all poll watchers to check the crosstabs or wait for poll analysis from a trusted source (like JeffersonObama). PBO destroyed the MSM narrative of “Mitt the Great Debater” last night. They will probably rely even more heavily (if that is possible) on these skewed GOP polls to create the impression that the race is closer than it is in reality. That is why CNN gives republicans an 8 point edge in its likely voter model for no legitimate reason (I don’t consider creating poll results more favorable to republicans a legitimate reason). PBO did all anyone could ask of him last night (he kicked Mitt’s sorry ass). Please don’t let the predictable MSM spin (expect “Not a Game Changer” headlines to accompany the phony polls) to detract from what you witnessed with your own eyes/ears last night.

  53. 147 dudette9t9
    October 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Sent this to a few others: Martin Bashir, Rev Al, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow, Joy Behar, Jennifer Granholm, Tweety, John Fugelsang, Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Stephanie Cutter


  54. 149 57andfemale
    October 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  55. October 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    If government does not create jobs, How do Romney intends to create the 12 millions jobs he is been clamoring about? Having gotten lot of Women in his Binders, why would Romney blame Single Mothers of being partly responsible of Gun Violence in America. Why is it that news and medias are not pounding on this? Please check Daily kos and Huffington: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/17/1145698/-Mitt-Romney-s-Horrid-Take-on-Crime-Blame-Single-Mothers

  56. October 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Please send to OFA Arizona and DOJ.

  57. October 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Marquette poll says Wisconsin is tied. 15 points 2 weeks ago- to tied???? No way!

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