145 Responses to “Stunning: President Obama arrives in Cleveland”

  1. October 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    TIME TO KICK willard’s ASS!!!

  2. 3 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    And amk arrives at TOD.

  3. October 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Gee, where’s the enthusiasm? LOL! GObama! GOhio!

  4. 20 desertflower
    October 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    That was pretty awesome.

    • 23 daisydem
      October 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      I absolutely love Margaret and Helen. I really do. I frequently print out their posts for hubby to read. This one is so good, it has me sitting here dumbfounded. It is so en pointe that I cannot even react. Wow. God, I hope the women in this country wake up before it is too late.

  5. October 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  6. 29 vitaminlover
    October 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    It feels like I am right there! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

  7. 30 Pamela
    October 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Hey, y’all! So, who is going to fill me in? I have missed every thread today! Ready…

  8. 31 amk for obama
    October 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Look at the crowd at this time of the night.

  9. 36 andogriff
    October 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Wonderful pictures, thanks Ms Chips! I can go to bed happy now, good night all!

  10. 37 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Fired up crowd for our Fired Up President!
    I hope he gets some rest and something to soothe his voice/throat tomorrow.

  11. October 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    The first video is unbelievable, I’ve watched it 10 times already. I’m looking for a clip of him coming down the stairs and running to the podium. That gave me real chills.

    • 40 COS
      October 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      So have I BWD, and I am sure I will watch it again. I sent it to a friend who love videos like this. 🙂

      • 41 hopefruit2
        October 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

        Romney to try to copy this scene by driving up one of his super expensive private jets in front of a RNC-paid and RNC-bused crowd in 3…2…1..

  12. October 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm

  13. October 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This great Lena Dunham video is driving the crazies nuts, meaning it’s working. Spread it!

  14. 57 desertflower
    October 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    As if we needed another reason to give this man 4 more years….and his DOJ, too. h/t Bob Cesca

    In other news, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit yesterday against the city of Meridian, Lauderdale County, two juvenile court judges, and the state of Mississippi for its “school-to-prison pipeline” that has been imprisoning children for minor classroom offenses.

    • 58 dudette9t9
      October 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Thank GOODNESS! The ginormous Prison industrial Complex is another big thing we need to tackle in this country! Enough with the damned private prisons.

  15. 59 Soca Sweet
    October 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Does anyone know how many people were at this rally?

  16. 62 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  17. October 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    The President is on NBC in a few minutes, fir a whole hour.

  18. October 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm
  19. October 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    You watching Rock Center?

    • 74 hopefruit2
      October 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Yes, and I don’t like Bri Wi’s initial framing of the campaign in terms of smaller crowds and people not as enthusiastic. That is FALSE.

      • October 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

        I didn’t like it either. He was arrogant and condescending.

        • 76 theo67
          October 26, 2012 at 5:09 am

          I didn’t like it either – he was slanting everything as a negative. And complaining a lot. All the while, the President was working his butt off – traveling around the country and asking Americans for their vote so he can work FOR THEM! I thought the President was resting a little bit when he was done with each leg of the trip – only to find that he was being hounded by Brian Williams!

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      October 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Love David Plouffe!

  20. 78 COS
    October 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    It was about 12,000 tonight at the airport in Ohio, according to this article.


    Obama’s Cleveland visit capped a two-day, round-the-clock tour that also stopped in Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Florida and Virginia. Before arriving at Burke, Obama detoured to Chicago, where he became the first sitting president to cast a ballot in person before Election Day.

    About 12,000 turned out for Obama’s 25-minute speech. It was his second event in Ohio in three days – he and Vice President Joe Biden rallied Tuesday in Dayton – and his voice was hoarse.


  21. October 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Just got a DM from


    asking me to join PBO’s twitter team. So TOD twitterati, be sure you’re following them and RT them as much as possible so we can carry forward this momentum through November 6th.

  22. October 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    From PBO:

    Three things
    By Barack Obama on October 25, 2012

    No matter what state we’re in or how many of these grassroots events we’ve done in a row or even how little sleep I’m running on, I’m always thinking three things when I walk off the stage at a rally.

    First, if it’s a hot day like it was today in Virginia, I’m thinking about whether everybody’s getting enough water and staying healthy.

    The second thing I think about is the incredible energy I see in our volunteers and supporters. It’s meant so much to me to feel just how geared up people are—they understand what’s at stake in this election, and they are putting in the hours and logging the miles it’s going to take to win.

    Finally, I think about all the lives that we can change for the better in a second term—the work we still have to do to put people back to work, build more manufacturing here in the United States, support small businesses, make sure that our tax code is fair as we’re reducing our deficit. There’s so much ahead of us, and I’m really inspired by the prospect of having another four years to get it done together.

    This trip has been great so far, and I can’t wait to see what our last stop has in store. Thanks for tracking our cross-continental all-nighter—and most of all, thanks for having my back.


    P.S.—I just cast my vote in Chicago, and I hope I can count on yours.

  23. 85 Soca Sweet
    October 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you for the numbers hopefruit, pickle48 and COS

  24. October 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Can someone answer ths for me? Krystal Ball tweeted that she has big news being revealed on the Cycle today. What was it?

  25. October 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Gorgeous panoramic photo of Cleveland:

  26. October 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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  28. October 25, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  29. 101 utaustinliberal
    October 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    The video is freaking amazing.

    • October 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I’m always in AWE of the optics in these events. The settings, the huge FORWARD signs in perfectly placed positions so they meet every camera angle, the placement of the podium. Just brilliant.

  30. 106 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 25, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    What a spectacular setting in Cleveland….goosebumps!

  31. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    October 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    BriWi seemed a little tired out about his coverage on Rock Center, just from trying to keep up with President Obama for part of his whirlwind trip! But it was pretty good coverage, overall, since – at the end of the piece – President Obama got to speak directly to the viewers about what the presidency means, and that is having the (moral) compass to do your best for the American people, each and every day. He’s got my vote.

  32. 108 COS
    October 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I find it very funny how the media changed their tune on the Romney “faux mentum”. 🙂

  33. 113 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Didn’t even realize this turkey was still kickin’


    • October 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      He endorsed Willard last week.

    • 116 jacquelineoboomer
      October 25, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Looks like a parody Twitter account?

      • 117 dudette9t9
        October 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

        That would make sense. 🙂

        • 118 jacquelineoboomer
          October 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

          I read a few of the tweets there, and I’m thinkin’ maybe. 🙂

          Plus, if I recall, he was more the “whiteboard” type – like the other loser, Rombo!

          I recall that before he ran for President and kinda “lost it,” Ross Perot was extremely well regarded by the military, too (not just for business sense but because of his support for the military) and I recall a couple of high-powered Navy seminars where he was keynote speaker. And why I’m reminiscing about Ross Perot, whom I would never have voted for, I have no idea — but I seem to be “killing time” tonight! Ha!

  34. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    October 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    My friend’s daughter (who’s a teacher in Florida) just posted this on her Facebook page, after someone posted an anti-Obama link there:

    “I am sorry but i find it extremely disrespectful that you would choose my positive post to share something like that. I WILL VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA. I am NOT an idiot. I do NOT live off the government. I work hard everyday. I pay taxes and i take care of those around me. Maybe they should make a video of me and my reasoning. This is the one and only time i will share who i am voting for. i don’t believe that it’s anyone’s business and i wouldn’t dare shove my opinions down anyone’s throat but this is MY PAGE and i plan to fill it with peace and hope not ignorance, hatred and ARROGANCE!!”

    • 120 jacquelineoboomer
      October 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      By the way, this teacher is 40-ish, white, lives in a red part of Florida, and is a huge NASCAR fan. So, you never know where O’supporters can be found. (Plus, she voted Obama in ’08.)

      • 121 yardarm756
        October 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

        Good for her!

        • 122 jacquelineoboomer
          October 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm

          I’ll pass that on – she’s a spitfire and the kind of 5th grade teacher we’d all want our kids and grandkids to have in school. Each student in her class is like her own, and she “worries” about them when they go on to middle school. Oh, and, she’s a Navy brat – her late Dad (enlisted, band leader, great guy) was career Navy!

          • 123 yardarm756
            October 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

            ’nuff said. Sounds like a worthy ship mate.

            • 124 jacquelineoboomer
              October 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm

              Yes, like you, he didn’t suffer fools gladly, either! He retired and moved to Florida – kept in touch with many of his fellow Navy Band members who also moved there – and also ran a fishing boat operation, so he was surrounded by his former shipmates and water, no matter what he did!

              • 125 yardarm756
                October 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm

                I wish. I loved the sea.

                • 126 jacquelineoboomer
                  October 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

                  Sweet. I was “only” a civilian for 30 years, but I also loved working for the Navy all that time, being around other people who loved the sea! Only was on one USS Big Boat during my career, on a hosted tour, and remind me never to do that again (August, Norfolk, hot as blazes).

  35. 127 utaustinliberal
    October 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    She is NOT voting for Romney. 😆

    • 129 amk for obama
      October 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      Payback time?

    • October 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      She certainly isn’t 🙂

      • 131 4morefor44
        October 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        they might as well name it “the hunstman post” now. there’s been a giant frontpage feature with jon hunstman being interviewed in their “studio” today to pontificate about whatever he wants, and his daughter abby seems to be one of their featured propagandists every day. with this abby, yet another millionaire/billionaire child with no professional accomplishment whatsoever given a huge megaphone to carry on the big sham for the next generations. it’s clear we’re going to have to deal with jon running again in 2016 on the usual false republican “moderate” lie, just as rmoney’s family did 4 years ago. we must stop these people and their “trickle down” snake oil once and for all, otherwise they’ll just keep coming back again and again.

    • October 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    • 134 anniebella
      October 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      That’s a good one Abby. This Sununu is a senile racists old bastard. Ask the people who are supporting Mitt, why are they supporting him and the answer you will get is we want to get rid of that black guy in the WH. So Sununu need to shut his sick racists mouth.

    • 135 nathkatun7
      October 26, 2012 at 1:39 am

      John Sununu, like Rush Limbaugh, is a racist. They think that it’s o.k. for them to endorse a white guy but it’s racist for a black person to endorse another black person. I’ve got news for them. Here are some of black people that will never win the endorsement of the majority of black people: Allan Keys, Allan West, Kenneth Blackwell, and Clarence Thomas.

  36. October 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Something we’ve all known ….

    • 137 amk for obama
      October 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Yup. All that rash of cooked up rw polls after 1st debate. silver boy fell for them with dubious reasoning that they are out there.

  37. October 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    11:30 AM
    Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
    12:05 PM
    Obama tapes an interview with “The Michael Smerconish Show.”
    12:45 PM
    Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
    2:00 PM
    Obama travels to the Democratic National Committee HQ.
    3:45 PM
    Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
    5:00 PM
    Obama is interviewed by Sway Calloway of MTV.
    5:40 PM
    Obama tapes an interview with April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks.

  38. October 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I just got back home from the event! Seeing Air Force 1 land near the podium was the most spectacular thing Ive ever seen!!! OH MY GOD!!!! I LOVE OUR PRESIDENT!!!

    • 140 theo67
      October 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

      Dannie – it looked so exciting online, I can only imagine how amazing it must have been to see it in person – and to know President Obama was inside. How wonderful!

  39. 141 dudette9t9
    October 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  40. 142 a4alice
    October 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    That Lena D Vid upthread is so CUTE. Loved it.

  41. October 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Glad to see PBO safely home! What a trip! My fav pic…the hug with the firefighter.

  42. October 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    This stinks of desperation to me, begging donors, please dint key us lose-


    But, they keep telling the press they are ahead?

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