A perfect day….




12:05: President Obama tapes an interview with “The Michael Smerconish Show”

12:45: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

2:0: President Obama travels to the Democratic National Committee HQ

3:45: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

5:0: President Obama is interviewed by Sway Calloway of MTV

5:40: Tapes an interview with April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks


Cleveland (John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer)



(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

(Steve Helber/AP)

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Richmond, Oct 25


President Obama has a laugh as an official checks his drivers license to verify his identity while voting early in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

President Obama playfully jokes around with the way election official Marie Holmes, looked over his drivers license (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Residents of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood wave at President Obama after he voted early at the Martin Luther King Community Center in the South side neighborhood, Oct. 25 (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


President Obama is hugged by a campaign worker as he surprised them during an unscheduled stop in Chicago (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


You can see all of President Obama’s speeches today at C-Span


See here


You can read the brilliant Rolling Stone interview here


Read Oprah’s interview with the Obamas here







There were so many blissful photos from today, I couldn’t fit them all in – will catch up tomorrow.

Oh boy, what an amazing day.

231 Responses to “A perfect day….”

  1. October 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    congrats, a4alice! My computer freaked out!

  2. 18 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    The most photographed man in the world.

  3. 28 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Conversation in the Chitown voting place

    Voting Official : May I see your ID, Sir ? (gulp)

    Prez: Yes, Mam. Here ya go.

    VO: You look cute, Sir (blush)

    Prez: Yeah, that’s what my wife tell me. (million dollar smile)

    VO: But you haven’t driven in the past four years, Sir. (gulp).

    Prez: A ha, Gotcha there. I stole a few chevy volt drives around the WH just last week. (wicked smile)

    VO: Okay Sir. May I ask whom you are voting for, Sir ? (gulp)

    Prez: For that kenyan muslin usurper ? (with a raised eyebrow)

    VO: (Rolls on the floor, LHAO.)

    • October 26, 2012 at 1:02 am

      Please send a link to your comment to @BarackObama amk — they’ll scream with laughter when they read it 🙂

    • 31 nathkatun7
      October 26, 2012 at 1:53 am

      Amk! you must be an exceptional human being to chose to spend your time working hard as an engineer while missing out on all the millions and millions of dollars you could be making as a comedian?

      • 32 HZ
        October 26, 2012 at 2:27 am

        I say the same thing everytime I read amk’s comments. When I am in great pain, I always find his comments comforting because they make me think or they will make me laugh and think, as this one above.

        Thank you amk. You are so loved on this site.HZ

  4. 33 a4alice
    October 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  5. 34 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Wow! Just Wow! Gorgeous stuff Chips!!

  6. 35 cindysweatt
    October 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I don’t know how our President does it. He is magnificent. I read the interview in O. I wish she would have just interviewed the Obamas and not the R’s.

  7. October 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Chips, when you get a chance, may I have a picture for first on the last thread? Maybe one where PBO is looking right at me? Or even PBO and VP BIden? Either one:) Not that I’m picky…

  8. 39 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Lucky ducks out in Pittsburgh!

  9. 40 Pamela
    October 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Hey y’all lovely people… Have mNGd to get through almost 2 earlier threads, so much to comment on! Great day, Chipsticks is the bestest! I know she signed off go get working on df’s b-day cake, so a surprise will be waiting in the morrow…. Meantime, could the twitter wizards of TOD make sure W gets the recognition he deserves for endorsing Myth Congeniality too? Clever of all the media wackos to overlook that very special shout out to Myth! And he earned it so well.. Goodnight, I am done for this blessed day. {{{{{TOD}}}}}

  10. 42 a4alice
    October 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Well you guys it’s been another successful downtown canvass! It’s nice to be able to come to someplace where so many from all over are doing the work necessary to re-elect our wonderful President. Are heartfelt thanks to Chipstah for all the FABULOUS coverage and to everyone else for all your hard work!


    and now I must really get to be


    (nitey nite)

  11. 43 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

  12. 47 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Desertflower… Work it Girl!!

  13. October 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I don’t get why the Robney camp is asking for another 50 million smackeroos?
    They say they are only behind by 3 points and need the money to win.
    With 11 days left??? What could they possibly have in store for 50 million more dollars?
    Top down approach, alright!

    • 62 Jey
      October 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      My guess: They (gop) know that they are going to lose, why not milk their base as much as possible for their ilk. At this point, they are probably just looking to fill the coffers of (salaries and what not) their ‘staff’ … take whatever they can get.

  14. October 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    President Barack Obama’s re-election effort brought in $90.5 million in the first part of October, lower than the nearly $112 million raised by his rival Mitt Romney during the same period.

    Obama’s team made the announcement on the president’s official Twitter page. They also noted the new haul came from more than 1.2 million donors, with more than 200,000 who had never before contributed to the Democratic effort.


    This actually makes me feel a whole lot better.

  15. 69 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has broken with diplomatic protocol by openly expressing his hope that Barack Obama wins the upcoming US presidential election.

    “If I was an American citizen I wouldn’t hesitate to vote for Obama,” he told a radio interviewer on Wednesday.

    While it is hardly surprising that Ayrault, a Socialist, would support the Democrat candidate in a US election, prudence normally restricts politicians from making such remarks given the possibility they will end up having to deal with their Republican rivals.

    Ayrault is not however the first French minister to offer public support for Obama in his neck-and-neck battle with Republican Mitt Romney.

    On Tuesday, Bernard Cazeneuve, the European affairs minister, said: “As far as I’m concerned, I totally support it (Obama’s re-election) and I would be astonished if the government had any other wish.”

  16. 75 isonprize
    October 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Pres. Obama, that’s one HELLUVA home court advantage you got there.



    😯 WOW!!! 😯

  17. 77 vitaminlover
    October 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Mr. President Obama, Sir. Please get 8 good hours of SLEEP like deep sleep. Get comfy with your lovely wife and snuggle a little. If you want to read a little well you may but you can spare 1 good night’s sleep after all is said and done. We all here love you and want you rested fired up and ready to go. Be sure to hug and kiss your precious daughters. I know you will. Get 2 or 3 nice fresh-smelling pillows and snuggle down. Please.

    • 78 cindysweatt
      October 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. When he was in Denver I wanted to urge him to have some tea with honey, take some vitamins, skip the caffeinated drinks. I worry about him like I am his old (favorite) aunt. Then I look at how wonderful he looks and those aren’t aunt feelings I have.lol

      • 79 vitaminlover
        October 26, 2012 at 12:03 am

        Lol he is like the son I never had. Sometimes I guess because he lost his mother and his grandmother before they could see him become President I get a motherly protectiveness towards him. He is strong and great however he needs rest. But I know that Mrs. First Lady Obama is on his case about getting rest also.

  18. 80 yardarm756
    October 25, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Bless you Admiral Chips for your yeoman service.

  19. October 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Extraordinary work, Chip.

  20. 101 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

  21. 102 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

  22. 103 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

  23. 108 lisalovesobama
    October 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Colbert was good with Tom Hanks…..until that bitch Matt Damon showed his ugly punkass face. Ugh. Worst 2 minutes of my day. Creeper. 😡
    Ps- Colbert has Mitch Daniels on the show. He asked Daniels where the surplus money went when Clinton left and Daniels said that the dotcom bubble burst so all the money we thought was gonna come, never came. fricking liar! What happened to the two tax cuts, the two wars and the prescription drug program that weren’t paid for? Stop lying fucker!!!!

  24. 110 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Vote for Somebody!

  25. 111 yardarm756
    October 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

  26. 119 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Just scanned today’s newspapers. FP news in one of the Indian newsies – Obama is the first President to vote early. 🙂

  27. 121 Boazwife
    October 26, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Thanks Chips for all you do, I’m here everyday!!!

  28. 122 anniebella
    October 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

    GEtting ready to watch FLOTUS on Jimmy Kimmel Show. That clown Trump is on Letterman.

  29. 126 vitaminlover
    October 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

    First Lady Obama on Jimmy Kimmell in a few. Excited!?

  30. 131 lisalovesobama
    October 26, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Jimmy’s unnecessary censorship is horrible.

  31. 137 anniebella
    October 26, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Do the First Lady have a campaign event in Nevada tomorrow?

  32. October 26, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Well folks, it’s been a hell of an afternoon/evening. Was driving back to work after lunch when I get a call from the wife. She’s dizzy, feeling faint, and freezing. Could I go pick her up? So I get back to the office, make my apologies, and head to her work. Pick her up, and she says she needs to go to the ER. We get there at around 2.30 pm. The short of it is that an infection she had a few weeks wasn’t quite eradicated by her antibiotics. So, they’re keeping her overnight to do IV antibiotics. Came home, put together a care package for her, went back, got her dinner, and now I’m back home. I am wiped out, and of course worried. Fortunately, our doggie daycare goddess is, well, a goddess; Stewie is safely stowed away at her place on a sleep-over. Now I’m going to collapse in a bit.

  33. 149 99ts
    October 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Thank you Chips from down under – I watched PBO all day yesterday – but today had to head out and do some chores and granddaughter cuddling – so now I am home for coffee and to read the last 3 posts. The pictures are, as always amazing. This is the best of the best news channels on the tubes.

    • 150 amk for obama
      October 26, 2012 at 12:32 am

      This is the best of the best news channels on the tubes.

      I agree. The tyrant does put in lotsa effort and time into this.

      • 151 99ts
        October 26, 2012 at 5:12 am

        And you probably need some tyranting (mmm I’m told that is not a word) – but you know what I mean. Years ago we had a TV show called “the good news week” – well this is Miss Chips’ good news diary.

  34. October 26, 2012 at 12:39 am

    So far, 1 million People have early voted in these States-
    Florida, NC, Texas and Ohio…

  35. 154 lisalovesobama
    October 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

    That skit with Miche is hilarious!!!

  36. 158 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 12:48 am
  37. 160 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 12:52 am

  38. 161 Smoothscotch
    October 26, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Good night all. Catch up tomorrow.

  39. October 26, 2012 at 12:58 am

  40. 163 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

  41. 164 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 1:04 am

  42. 165 4morefor44
    October 26, 2012 at 2:16 am

    sorry for anyone here who is a fan, but the truth will set you free…someone burned the meatloaf:

  43. 167 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 2:28 am

  44. 178 Joy
    October 26, 2012 at 3:03 am

    A wonderful 48 hours of Obama and his endurance to get his voice heard with people. GOOO, Obama! Congrats to all of the massive hard workers out there that have made it possible for this President to get his second term. He’s going to win and it’s not only from his voice of what he will do for Americans, its about Americans voice’s educating themselves of true facts and how they believe in him, and how they are going to help him get re-elected.
    May we borrow him in Canada when he is all done his next term in the U.S.A? Canadians would give him his citizenship very quickly. 😉

  45. 184 forus50
    October 26, 2012 at 6:07 am

  46. October 26, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Happppppy Happppy BD desertflower!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. 190 prettyfoot58
    October 26, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Goooooood Morning Chipssssssssss…GM TOD…..

  48. 191 forus50
    October 26, 2012 at 6:30 am

    So I guess we still call it a tie in Ohio? NOPE.

    “According to a new survey from Time magazine, Obama and Mitt Romney are knotted at 45 percent among those Buckeye State voters who have not yet gone to the polls. But when you factor in those who have already cast a ballot in the race, the president leads by 5 points, 49 percent to 44.”


  49. 192 desertflower
    October 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Found this on Dashboard….It’s my birthday…thought I’d share with all of YOU!!

  50. 198 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    October 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Happy Birthday desertflower!!!

  51. 199 cluny
    October 26, 2012 at 6:59 am

    very happy birthday desertflower! xx

  52. October 26, 2012 at 7:48 am

    He just traveled to six states across four time zones in two days. Now, President Obama will hit seven more battleground states. On TV.

    The president will sit for 10 interviews on Friday at the White House — seven with local stations, one with MTV, one with a black radio network and one with radio host Michael Smerconish of Philadelphia.

    Obama has done spurts of local television during the campaign, but, like his travel on the campaign trail, this marks a significant ramping up as the race enters its final days.

    The campaign did not release details about which stations in what markets scored the one-on-ones. I will post more information here as I find it.

    The MTV interview will be with Sway Calloway and will air live. “During this live interview, young people across the country will hear directly from the President as he answers their questions on the issues most important to them,” the campaign said in an announcement.

    Wow! 10 interviews…!

  53. 203 ouapiti
    October 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

    The following quote helps me put all the Romney/Ryan negativity in perspective: we can choose to focus on the positive. That’s why I so appreciate this site:

    “Reach for the highest vibration! If you are in a crowd, connect with the person who has the best energy. If you are navigating your day, plan for the best possible outcome. Ask yourself, what’s the most incredible thing that could happen right now? And reach for that.”

    Obama/Biden 2012!

  54. October 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Morning everyone….ok, who else is hitting the ‘refresh’ button waiting for Rise & Shine so they can pounce? LOL

  55. October 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

    First of all, any poll that has more than 3% undecided with 11 days left, is bunk.
    Suddenly, with 11 days left, pollsters are now telling everybody that their is 8-10% undecided. BS.
    Allegedly, that undecided meme favors Robney. Surprise!
    Patty Hearst syndrome…

    • October 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Also, PPP has Robney polling really high with Hispanics, 36% favor Robney??? Surprisingly, the only pollster that had picked that up, and yet their daily tracker has it tied, at 48 this morning.

      • 213 hopefruit2
        October 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

        I agree. There’s no way that almost 40% of Hispanics favor Willard. No freaking way. Because so few people are actually answering the phones, and the pollsters are making wild guesses/extrapolations from limited data.

    • 215 anniebella
      October 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

      jovie141, I agree with you 100% on what you said. Seem to me I recall some poll saying that their wasn’t that many undecided out there and that was weeks ago. These polls are doing all they can to favorite Mitt.

  56. 216 LDS
    October 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Happy Birthday, DF!
    God bless and many many more!

    What a hard working, serious President we have working for us. He makes Congress looks like the video of Mitt/Meat Loaf. All over the place, singing loud, off key, stuck on stupid and just in the way.
    Thank you, Mr. President for taking my life and my concerns serious. You have truly earned my vote. It has been and will be an honor to have you as President of the United States for four more years.

    O/T: Took some time out to view the fall foliage in Hudson Valley in Upstate N.Y.(very beautiful scenery this time off year).
    I interrupted the tour guides as often as I could while on the grounds and inside the Montgomery Place with the question, “Where were the slave quarters?” I could see that they were not prepared for that question. They kindly gave me the little information they knew, but shared valuable information of a “freed slave” who helped keep the grounds and did a lot of research in study of botany and horticulture, specifically borgoneias(sp). The Montgomery/ Delafield women played a crucial part in preserving and making this historical site what it is today. But I just wanted to know where were the slaves’ quarters, burial grounds…something. I had something to tell them.

    Finally, when the tour was over(the guides were very informative and kind) I just stood on the porch of the mansion and whispered, “Hey you guys, we have a Black President.”
    As a beautiful as the landscape, architecture and gardens are, it felt good to say that and I was proud to be the messenger. And then to come here late last nigh and see Air Force One iin the background as our 44th President ran down those steps, it most certainly was a “perfect day.”
    Thank you, Chips. Good morning TOD…. those who can vote early,VOTE!

  57. 217 dotster3
    October 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

  58. 218 sherijr
    October 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday DesertFlower… have a very lovely day 🙂 Good morning Chips & Happy Friday all of TOD~

  59. 219 LDS
    October 26, 2012 at 8:46 am

    LL, sorry to hear about your wife. How is she today?
    How are you?

  60. 220 a4alice
    October 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Happy B-day Desert! Hope today is a great day for you! 😀

  61. 221 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

  62. 222 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2012 at 8:53 am

  63. 223 dotster3
    October 26, 2012 at 8:53 am

  64. 224 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Happy Birthday df! Hope your day goes fabulously well from dawn to dusk! Apparently you also share a birthday with our illustrious SOS Hillary Clinton who turns 65 today 🙂

  65. October 26, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Ok, I’ll bid you all a goodnight….lots and lots of good news out already, esp. the higher 3rd quarter GDP rise.

    This lead up to last day of election is in stark contrast to the fear and unknown in 2008, PBO, OFA, DNC and every other group and individuals are actively involved this year, I can feel it’s going to be a huge win for PBO and Dems.

  66. 226 anniebella
    October 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

    A nice interview with POTUS , FLOTUS and Oprah. Happy Birthday df.

  67. 227 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    That cute ad with voting = loss of virginity is really great. CNN actually posted one of my comments…they usually don’t here it is:


    Sorry, as a mother of one daughter and two sons…I thought it was cute. My sons cast their first vote in 2008 and my daughter cast hers in the 2010 primaries…they all are likely voters under the age of 25. This ad beats the ads I am seeing in Florida from all of the GOP candidates. Two of my children voted absentee already. They are in college and voted for PBO. My other son is working and going to get his masters but is registered in NY. He will be voting early like his mom. Early vote starts tomorrow in Florida. I will be out the door by 6am with a car full of Obama voters. We hope to be among the first to cast votes for President Obama in Palm Beach County Florida. My husband is a Republican and will vote on election day. He too is pledging his support for President Obama this election.

  68. 228 vcprezofan2
    October 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I think this last round of baking has been too much for Chips! How else to explain the extended delayed arrival? Poor overworked soul!

  69. 229 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Bang, bang, bang. Wake up.

  70. October 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Jen Psaki only gets a two minute interview, to which she nails everything. State by state and Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa the Presidents message is really resonating.
    She is great. I bet she will be the new Wh press Secretary!

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