119 Responses to “Champion”

  1. 5 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Every Vote Counts.


    • 6 vcprezofan2
      November 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

      😆 Shadowing you today, that way you can keep an eye on me. /smirk/ 😀

      • 7 amk for obama
        November 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

        If you aren’t in bed in 5 minutes, then all the sin of my drinking will be on you.

        • 8 vcprezofan2
          November 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

          Harsh and undeserved punishment. See, I am actually in bed with my laptop close by. The plan is that my eyes will close on their own when I get too tired to cope.

  2. 13 Vicki Green
    November 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

    As I mentioned on the last post I was without TOD for 104 hours and am catching up. Can someone please post the link that tells us about early voting as I am pretty sure seeing those numbers will lift my spirits as high as my first shower since Monday just did.

  3. 16 ourmanflint
    November 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Good morning Chips TOD

  4. 17 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Right on! The good people of NY need to be able to vote on Tuesday, and celebrate their President’s re-election on Wednesday.

    • 18 amk for obama
      November 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Planning, planning, planning. I read that PBO and FEMA did a dry run of cat 3 storm hitting NYC and how to tackle it in 2009 itself.

      • 19 hopefruit2
        November 3, 2012 at 10:33 am

        That’s exactly right. For all those pundits who insist that Sandy was “luck” for PBO – if that were the case then why wasn’t Katrina “luck” for GWB?

      • 21 vcprezofan2
        November 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

        True. Our President is planets ahead of Mitt on the subject of preparedness and leadership. Here’s an Aug. 2011 article on subject


        Washington (CNN) — As it became clear this week that Hurricane Irene had her eye trained on much of the East Coast, federal officials began setting in motion preparations that have been two years in the making.

        Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama and other high-level authorities participated in a national level exercise simulating a Category 3 hurricane striking New York City, Deputy White House Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.


        • 22 vcprezofan2
          November 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

          Tweets of same article

        • November 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

          How are you today, VC?

          Take care!

          • 24 vcprezofan2
            November 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

            Morning Bobfr! Feeling good. 😆 Lower back sore, head feels fine, and I’m staying very close to home and monitoring the feelings. That extremely timely little talk did wonders for my ‘knowledge’ and morale. Thanks! {Bobfr}

          • 25 vcprezofan2
            November 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

            Drat! Drat! Drat! Am going to miss the President’s speech after all! Bobfr, I just got a phone lecture from a friend about going to the walk-in clinic. She said what you said, THEN pushed the guilt button about going and check despite fact I may feel okay right now BECAUSE of my only offspring and the fact she knows I haven’t yet written a will. :roll:. So catch you later. Give the Pres a virtual hug for me. 😆

    • November 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

      This is very very good news. Trying to get from borough to borough was a nightmare. I had to literally push my way through a crowd yesterday in order to get on a bus from Manhattan to BK. Also had to keep some people from crushing this little girl. If we had to do this “Bus Bridge” any longer, chaos would have broken out.

  5. November 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

  6. November 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Congrats on 1st Kari!!!


  7. 30 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Here’s an excellent Lima Ohio Newspaper front page!!


  8. 33 utaustinliberal
    November 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

    This is bloody fantastic!

  9. November 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Dear Chips!!!!! That is the finest video you’ve produced. Thank you so much!!!!


  10. 45 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Morning!! http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20121103latino-voters-surge-arizona.html

    Registration push has helped increase rolls by 40% since ’08
    Latino groups say they have registered tens of thousands of new Hispanic voters in Arizona leading up to the Nov. 6 general election.

    They also say the controversy over the wrong election date printed in Spanish on some Maricopa County election handouts may help boost voter turnout.

    Over the past six months, a coalition of 10 Latino groups has been going from door to door, registering new voters and encouraging voters who are already registered to sign up for early mail-in ballots. The groups also have been encouraging voters who have received early ballots to mail them in and even offering to deliver them to county election officials on their behalf.

    The voter-registration drives are part of a concerted effort by advocacy groups to increase the number of Latino voters in Arizona to counter what they consider anti-Latino policies such as Arizona’s immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration-enforcement sweeps.


  11. 47 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

    HA! From Political Wire:

    Campaign insiders tell Politico that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was actually Mitt Romney’s first choice as his running mate, “lending an intriguing new context to the continuing drama around the Garden State governor.”

    “The strong internal push for Christie, and Romney’s initial instinct to pick him for vice president, reflects how conflicted the nominee remained about choosing a running mate until the very end of the process. At least on the surface, Christie and Paul Ryan are about as opposite as two Republicans could be: a brash outsider from the Northeast versus a bookish insider from the heartland.”

    “And yet Romney switched from Christie to Ryan in a span of about two weeks… Romney was so close to picking Christie that some top advisers at the campaign’s Boston headquarters believed the governor had been offered the job.”

  12. November 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Fabulous video Chips! Awesome… Thanks

  13. 54 Judith Fardig
    November 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Love your video Chips – shared it on my Facebook page! Now for four days of being a staging location at my house 9-9. See you all on the flip side WHEN WE WIN!!!

    • November 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

      So impressed with all you are doing, Judith!!! Enjoy every moment of strengthening our Democracy and expanding the future for all Americans because that is what you are doing each of these next 4 days!!!


  14. November 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

    OMG, Chips. That video is just fantastic. Really choked me up. It’s not even 8am here and I’m already tearing up? GAH!

  15. 63 Eveingeorgia
    November 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    That video is beautiful, Chips. BTW, you’re a champion too.

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  17. 66 desertflower
    November 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Darling Chips 🙂 SUCH a fabulous job with the Champion vid!! That’s what it’s all about:) Thank you, thank you!!

  18. 67 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

  19. November 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

    President Obama headed to FEMA headquarters Saturday morning for briefings on storm response to Hurricane Sandy, including administration and state and local officials via teleconference.

    “”We still have a long way to go to make sure that the people of New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and some of the surrounding areas get their basic needs taken care of and we get back to normalcy,” he said, noting that everyone is putting in “120 percent” effort, according to a pool report. “We don’t have patience for bureaucracy. We don’t have patience for red tape.”

    He has a weekend packed full of campaigning planned. On Saturday, he heads to Ohio, WIsconsin, Iowa and Virginia. On Sunday, he hits New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio and Colorado.


  20. 70 CEB
    November 3, 2012 at 10:57 am

    He has always been a warrior for and from the people. I really liked it when he starting adding the statements about being our champion. This is a wonderful video, Chips.

    • 71 cos
      November 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

      GM everyone. I remember how Guiliana and the republican convention mocked PBO for being a “community organizer” at their repug convention. Appears that those organizer skills are paying off and have served him well in many ways.

  21. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    November 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

  22. 75 ctgirl7
    November 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Beautiful video, Chips! Just beautiful 🙂

  23. 76 Don
    November 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Long lines tell the story, if you see people lining up to vote even before the sun rises you can bet your bottom dollar they are voting for President Obama. The middle class is accustomed to getting up before the sun rises and going to work, no difference, and besides, you have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool an Obama voter.

  24. 78 cluny
    November 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Hi all – wonderful work Ms Chips. Thank you.

  25. November 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

    This tweet from Governor Crist is a thing of beauty 🙂


    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      November 3, 2012 at 11:15 am

      I like how he fit “Drove my Jeep” into the conversation, too! Nothing like a “new convert” to our O’team. Charlie’s a happy man, again, methinks.

    • 81 Vicky
      November 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Oh, Christ, Kerry, and my favorite General (!! Wes Clark) out in Ohio for PBO today! Marvelous! Each provides a different voice, a different dimension, to the final argument for our President.

    • 82 ctgirl7
      November 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

      He has been hard at work for our team! Just impressive!

  26. 83 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

    So I took a little stroll down Twitter Lane – just to check to see how both campaigns were feeling about the days leading up to the election. And I can tell you that the differences couldn’t be more stark. I checked on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s TL and I see many, many fired up tweets (with pics) of early voting, OFA volunteers, etc. Her last tweet was just 2hrs ago and featured early voting enthusiasm among Latinos in FL. I also checked on Barack Obama’s TL and I also see many many tweets, pictures and videos about early voting, OFA ground game, PBO’s sterling, fact-based record of accomplishments, etc.

    I then checked on Reince Preibus’s TL and I see many tweets about ad buys in this state or that state, RomneyRyan rallies with bused-in crowds, shitty endorsements from a few news papers (e.g., Des Moines Register), and other nonsense about Barack Obama’s campaign schedule. His last tweet was 12 hrs ago about that Ohio concert which had about 15K come to see kid rock but 3K come to hear Romney speak. I checked on Mitt Romney’s TL and see a whole bunch of vapid tweets with empty right-wing platitudes, interspersed with hogwash about the unemployment rate, gas prices and PBO. Not a single tweet in the last 72 hrs about early voting or the GOP ground game.

    This my friends, shows the contrast between the two campaigns in this election homestretch — now which side would you want to be on?

    • 84 jacquelineoboomer
      November 3, 2012 at 11:17 am

      YOUR side! The O’side! (Help me – I can’t stop using ” O’ ” with everything!)

    • November 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

      I take great joy in how Romney has taken millions and millions and millions of dollars and squandered all of them on a very lousy campaign.

    • 86 99ts
      November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

      hopefruit – I just can’t believe the number at the Ohio Rally for Willard – even the lower, correct figure of 15,000 – I was thinking he must pay people to go – does he bus them in and pay them – is there any information on this on the intertubes?

      Romney has lost & your twit stroll shows it in yet another way.

    • 87 Don
      November 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

      I’ve got a feeling that when the dust settles about the Des Monies Register endorsing Romney there will be a coup going on inside that newspaper.

  27. November 3, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I so detest Mitt Romney. Can’t wait until we squash him like a bug.

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  29. 90 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

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  31. 95 JER
    November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

    | Live | Pres. Bill Clinton stumps for Pres. Obama in Virginia: http://CNN.com/live3

  32. 97 dudette9t9
    November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

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  34. 102 donna dem 4 obama
    November 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Have a great Productive O’Day Everyone!!

  35. 106 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

    My most adorable 3 yr. old Chgo grandson just called, and this was our conversation: “Guess what I doing today.” “I give up, what are you doing today?” “I voting!” “Great! Who are you voting for?” “Brock Bomma!” “Excellent choice! Yay!” “Yay!”

  36. 109 Don
    November 3, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I gotta believe that somewhere John McCain is laughing his ass off about Romney.

  37. 112 JER
    November 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Soon – President Obama speaks at a campaign event in Mentor, Ohio. – http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/cvplive/cvpstream2#/video/cvplive/cvpstream2

  38. 113 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

    TOD Election Tip #1: Keep a supply of tissues on hand for the Tuesday allergies. There’s something in the air, and our eyes and noses will be running. I can feel it coming…you can feel it as well. Plan ahead.

  39. November 3, 2012 at 11:40 am


    Ohio votes Sunday too.

  40. 119 dotster3
    November 3, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Great photo and great front page

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