Rise and Shine

Lima, Nov 2




9:15: President Obama departs the White House

10:40: Arrives Mentor, Ohio

* 11:50: Delivers remarks at Mentor High School *

2:15: Departs Mentor


2:25: Arrives Milwaukee, Wisconsin

* 3:0: Delivers remarks at The Delta Center, Milwaukee *

4:20: Departs Milwaukee

5:05: Arrives Dubuque, Iowa

* 5:25: Delivers remarks at Washington Park, Dubuque *

6:50: Departs Dubuque


9:45: Arrives Bristow, Virginia

* 10:40: Delivers remarks at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow (with Bill Clinton) *

11:35: Departs Bristow en route Washington, DC






8:0: Departs the White House

9:30: Arrives Concord, New Hampshire

10:25: Delivers remarks at Capitol Square, Concord

11:50: Departs Manchester, New Hampshire

2:50: Arrives Hollywood, Florida

3:40: Delivers remarks at McArthur High School, Hollywood

5:0: Departs Hollywood

7:10: Arrives Cincinnati, Ohio

7:55: Delivers remarks at 5th/3rd Arena, Cincinnati

9:10: Departs Cincinnati


9:50: Arrives Aurora, Colorado

10:25: Delivers remarks at Community College of Aurora at Lowry

11:30: Departs Aurora



Monday: The President will travel to Madison, Wisconsin and Columbus, Ohio for campaign events. In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will travel to Des Moines, Iowa for a campaign event. In the evening, they will travel to Chicago where they will remain overnight.

Tuesday: The First Family will spend Election day in Chicago.

Wednesday: The First Family will return to Washington, DC.


NYT Editorial: …. The truth is that Mr. Obama was right when he talked about “real progress” in the economy during a campaign swing in Ohio, where the state unemployment rate has declined from 8.6 percent a year ago to 7 percent recently. Republican obstructionism has made it much harder to achieve the improvement we have seen, but it has failed in its seeming intent to ensure stagnation.

That left Mr. Romney flailing around for a response. His proclamation that the economy was at a “virtual standstill” is believable only if you adopt Mr. Romney’s denial of stark reality. A candidate who could ignore Chrysler’s announcement of 1,100 new jobs in Toledo and claim that Chrysler was moving jobs to China can just as easily see a flat line in an upward trend.

…. Republicans have been determined to keep the economy as weak as possible to hurt Mr. Obama’s campaign. The Republicans’ last-minute tactic has been a cynical one — to make it clear that they will continue obstructing Mr. Obama if he wins. That is a hollow argument for Mr. Romney. And it does not change the fact that Mr. Romney has no good ideas and Mr. Obama has plenty.

Full editorial here





Washington Post: Through all the flip-flops, there has been one consistency in the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: a contempt for the electorate.

How else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information? Defying recent bipartisan tradition, he failed to release the names of his bundlers — the high rollers who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. He never provided sufficient tax returns to show voters how he became rich.

How, other than an assumption that voters are too dim to remember what Mr. Romney has said across the years and months, to account for his breathtaking ideological shifts? ….

…. Mr. Obama has a record; voters know his priorities … Mr. Romney, by contrast, seems to be betting that voters have no memories, poor arithmetic skills and a general inability to look behind the curtain. We hope the results Tuesday prove him wrong.

Full editorial here





Steve Benen: In a way, I blame my friend Greg Sargent. In the first week in January, he noted, almost in passing, that Mitt Romney seemed to be making a lot of false claims, and someone “really should document them all”. That struck me as a good idea, so I decided to tackle this on my own.

After all, I thought at the time, how hard could this be? Once a week, I’d let readers know about Romney’s whoppers, which I assumed would total about a half-dozen a week, and maybe after the election, I’d do a top 20 list of my favorites. The project would be a nice little Friday-afternoon feature.

Little did I know at the time that Romney would become an ambitious prevaricator, whose rhetoric would come to define post-truth politics. Nearly 11 months after Greg Sargent’s harmless suggestion, I’ve published 40 installments in this series, which, before today, featured 884 falsehoods. (If you include today’s edition, the new total is 917 falsehoods for the year.)

I wish that were a typo. It’s not…..

More here




Hilliard, Ohio, Nov 2





Speaking to the overflow crowd at Lima Senior High School, Nov 2

Lima Senior High School, Nov 2




Hilliard, Ohio, Nov 2


Morning everyone 😉

154 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 Bill R.
    November 3, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Buon Giorno a tutti!

  2. 4 Vicki Green
    November 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I am back! 104 hours with nothing. No heat, lights water phone and maybe worst of all no TOD. Catching up would be impossible but I will tune in often to see how we are all doing.

  3. 20 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

    GM folks. GM Chips.

    Congrats Bill.

  4. 21 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Chips please delete the earlier post with the vid alone.

  5. November 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Good Morning!!!

  6. 28 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congratulations Bill on #1!! 🙂

    Fantastic roundup Chips!

  7. 36 utaustinliberal
    November 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Fantastic and hilarious round up.

  8. 37 donna dem 4 obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Goodness I was over there trying to post on that humongous thread. Good Saturday Morning TOD.

    3 Days to Victory!!

  9. November 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Hey, Brad Woodhouse RT’d me!!

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

      It was in response to this ridiculous tweet from Sean Spicer, communications guy at RNC

      • 40 anniebella
        November 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

        This speaks volume as to the what kind of people are over there at the RNC, the signs bit would concern Spicer to comment on, but lying about Jeeps moving jobs to China doesn’t. Even after it’s been proven to be a lie, where were Sean Spicer?

        • November 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

          Sean Spicer is pretending that the GOP and Mitt’s campaign isn’t crumbling in front of his eyes. The other day he sent out two tweets about Joe Biden getting his states mixed up at a rally. Sent them out as if it was serious news.

          • 42 Mary Jones
            November 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

            I get that but stealing signs is pretty low no matter who is doing it. I would be pretty angry if someone stole my Obama sign, and if Romney supporters were going around stealing Obama signs I might tweet about it too. No one should do stuff like this.

            • November 3, 2012 at 11:41 am

              Sean Spicer’s intent was to make it seem like Dems are stealing signs because they know or are afraid they will lose election. He could care less about anyone stealing signs. He is also the communications guy at the RNC. He shouldn’t be reporting something so minor.

    • 44 amk for obama
      November 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Go GB.

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

      AWESOME SAUCE, gb!!

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Thanks guys. Sean Spicer thinks he’s clever. He then tweeted to me about an employee that the DNC had to fire after a James Okeefe “sting”. So I reminded him of how the RNC had to cut ties with an entire GOP firm suspected of voter fraud. Sean Spicer has not responded since.

  10. November 3, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Wow! Great Rise and Shine. Chips, thank-you for all you do! I grabbed my phone this morning to check out the blog before I turned on the TV! I realize I am addicted:)
    Time to read through all the lovely info you posted, have coffee,watch a rally then out to canvass!
    FORWARD GUYS! Lets do this!!!

  11. 53 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    🙂 🙂 I suspect that lisalovesobama is back to loving on her ex-love Christie. She’s been in a great mood all week. (Shhh…don’t tell her I said that!)

  12. 54 Vicki Green
    November 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Thanks everyone for the welcome back.
    I had a transistor and so I could hear the news.
    NO polls were reported so I figured we must be Winning! If Mitt was leading they would have been trumpeting the news.
    Cannot wait until Tuesday.

    • 55 hopefruit2
      November 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

      You’re right Vicki. The reputable polls that have been released in the last 24-48 hrs mostly show PBO winning with one or two showing a tie. NONE show Willard ahead.

    • 56 99ts
      November 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

      How true about the polls – the right has spent your 104 hours trying to trash Nate Silver ( and Gov Cristie). Nate responded by putting PBO up to 83.7% chance of winning

  13. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

    That video of the President making calls is too funny. “No, it’s not a tape it’s me” 🙂 😎 🙂

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

      “This is old school, right here.”

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      November 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Baby O’Donna – Just a few more days, honey, and we’ll be through our second O’campaign season. Are you going to take a week off, after the election, to rest up? We’re almost there!

      • 60 donna dem 4 obama
        November 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

        Hey JOB!

        We are almost there….huffing and puffing to the finish line 🙂

        I’m always anxious that people will actually come out and do what they say they are gonna do so I have to keep busy these final days. If what I witnessed here in Maryland through the early vote period is duplicated throughout this country on election day then its a slam dunk. The calls to VA, OH and WI were really great last night. I’ve got the 12:00 – 3:00 shift at OFA today so I get to spend sometime catching up this morning.

        • 61 jacquelineoboomer
          November 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

          Thank you a million times over for all of your efforts. I could weep at all of the O’people who step away from their “real lives” to help get this dear man re-elected, along with our wonderful Joey. But, actually, the next time I plan to cry is when PBO is taking a victory lap on Tuesday night, with Michelle and his girls.

  14. 62 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      November 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Love Frank Schaeffer! And Chuck Hagel and Colin Powell and Charlie Crist. Love the fact they’ve come over to the light. Even feeling good thoughts for Chris Christie.

      Must be Obama-inspired!

      • 64 amk for obama
        November 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

        Did you notice that the sane repubs are trending with PBO while the flow from our side is nil. Even joe effing lieberman has stfu so far.

  15. 66 auntsis522
    November 3, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Good Morning, All: I wanted to check in before heading out. Hope to check in on my iPad at the polling location. Its kind of breezy today in South Florida…winter weather for us. LOL. Have a blessed day. Now lets go out and VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT!!!

  16. 67 squarepeg
    November 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

  17. 68 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

  18. 70 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Thanks so much for all your tweets. We’ve got to hit twitter on the weekend with all these endorsements so people can catch up. In the aggregate, it’s overwhelmingly shifting the tide in our direction. STOKED.

  19. 73 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Folks, when Geraldo (FOX NEWS) is telling folks to apologize to the President, you know the tide has shifted big time.

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      November 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Oh, Geraldo, if only you were still relevant. Too bad, you could have been on the right side of history.

  20. 75 amk for obama
    November 3, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Dragging over from prev thread

    sam wang at pec is giving away the house election to that kenyan muslin.


    As of November 3, 8:03AM EDT:
    Obama: 323 (up from 319 y’day)
    Meta-margin: Obama +3.02%
    Probability of Obama re-election: Random Drift 98.1% (up from 97%), Bayesian Prediction 99.8%

    20 more to 343 baybee. 🙂

  21. 77 CEB
    November 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Good morning, Chips. You have out done your marvelous self with the outstanding coverage of the past week. Thank you.

    To the rest of the TOD family, thanks for all of your many and varied contributions to the site. I get home too late and too tired to do more than donate and scroll through comments during the weekdays, however, I am fully on board to join everyone on Tuesday as we count down the minutes and the electoral votes to victory for Obama/Biden, us, and the entire world.

    I live in Florida and I am encouraged by our GOTV; have high hopes that the state will bring it on home for PBO again.

    Happy Weekend, everyone.

  22. 78 vcprezofan2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

    /All I’m going to say …(today)…on the subject of our lost and found mayoress:/

    {{{{Chips Chica}}}} 😀 😀 😀 😆 😆 😆

  23. 79 Pamela
    November 3, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Okay, I get it now, a girl goes to make a pot of tea and feed the cat, and through the looking glass you go! But I found you, yes it did! 😆
    {{{{{{{{{Chipsticks}}}}}}}}}} yo’ how are ya’ today? 😆

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

      I am suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper fantastic Pamela!!! And I hope you are too 😉

      • 81 Pamela
        November 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

        Just fine, thank you, dear! I tried to round up all these TODObots last night, back onto an earlier thread with fewer comments, but they were so wound up on that tsunami one, I couldn’t their attention! I figured the CIA had called you in on a mission which you could not refuse, and eventually you would surface! I have missed so much this week, with no chance in sight of catching up, but I’m used to that! Bye again, I am away shortly, will try to peek through the door when I have a moment! {{{{Chips}}}}. {{{{TOD}}}}

  24. November 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Good morning, TODville and very happy return to our Chipssssss!!!! So thrilled to see you today.

    TODers, I found a MUST BOOKMARK brilliant interactive tool to calculate needed EV to victory. If you’re feeling confused or anxious about which states we have to win and what’s contingent on what else and which combinations of EVs will win this thing, THIS is your tool. It’s easy and magnificent. SAVE IT!!


    If you’re wondering why Axe is feeling so confident or why POTUS has that extra spring in his step, this will clearly and succinctly illustrate why!!


    • 83 hopefruit2
      November 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Thanks meta and g’morning to you! This is excellent. A very handy tool indeed – I will hold on to it.

    • 84 amk for obama
      November 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Yes, I tweeted it y’day. Had some fun killing mittbot. 🙂

      All O needs is two to three states.

      • November 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

        Ohhhhhh, I didn’t see your tweet. I love this tool! It’s so easy to eliminate that weasel and I love it when you click on a combo of states and it shows that PBO has a billion ways to win and Idiot Mitt has like 1. And then POTUS’ gorgeous smiling face pops up. HAW!!


    • November 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Oooooooh, excellent Meta – love that! Thank you!

    • 87 EDP4BHO
      November 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Thanks meta, and good GOTV weekend to TOD. Will be phoning this evening, and the next three days, won’t know if I’m coming or going, but the outcome will be pure ecstasy 😀

  25. 88 vcprezofan2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Good Saturday Morning TODobots! Offspring is listening to his favourite Saturday morning political show 😕 , and passing by I discovered that the US presidential election is just 72 hours away and the race is ‘just too close to call’. I keep telling the kid he shouldn’t poison his mind with such garbage but he actually LIKES to listen – go figure! 🙄

    Me, I’m staying close to home today as I’m feeling sleepy and offspring can now toss an occasional eye my way, something he would not have done during the night – sleeps like a log.


    • November 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Moooooooooooorning VC!

      • 90 vcprezofan2
        November 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

        Hi ya, old gurl! Ni-i-i-ce to see your smile and know (even though I suspected) you are in one(??) piece.
        You ever remember that real frantic email I sent you the first time we lost touch with you on a super delayed** ‘rise and shine’?

        More importantly, you ever wonder at our TODobot effrontery in daring, indirectly (some of us), to question the way you use your time. 🙄 Nevertheless, just so you know..AGAIN, we love you and our effrontery is one sign of our love and concern. Have a great Saturday, CC!

      • 94 amk for obama
        November 3, 2012 at 10:19 am

        She should be in bed. The night owl was up all night after a hairy day to boot.

  26. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    November 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Keep Calm and Obama On!

  27. 107 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

    For those who have family/friends in the NYC area:

    // Governor Cuomo Announces Deployment of Temporary Fuel Trucks Throughout the Region

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that temporary fuel trucks will be deployed in key locations in New York City and Long Island in order to help provide gas to emergency vehicles and the general public. The trucks are provided by the U.S. Department of Defense at the direction of President Obama and are being deployed in coordination with the New York National Guard at the direction of the Governor. The 5,000 gallon trucks will be deployed throughout the morning and there are an additional 150,000 gallons of fuel available to restock the trucks throughout the day. There is a 10 gallon limit per vehicle. Cars can fill up directly off of the truck.

    The trucks will be sent to the following locations:

    Queens Armory
    93-05 160th St.br />
    Jamaica, NY 11433

    Bronx Armory
    10 West 195th St.
    Bronx, NY 10468

    Brooklyn Armory
    1579 Bedford Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11225

    Staten Island/Elizabeth Armory
    321 Manor Road
    Staten Island, NY 10314

    Freeport Armory
    63 Babylon Turnpike
    Freeport, NY 11520 //


  28. 113 Bill R.
    November 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

    More from Sam Wang at Princeton Election Consortium:
    The latest odds of an Obama win hit 99.8% according to the Princeton Election Consortium:

    Electoral Votes:
    Obama: 323
    Romney: 215

    Obama +3.02%

    Probability of Obama re-election:
    Random Drift 98.1%, Bayesian Prediction 99.8%

    More below the squashed orange bug.

    In the words of Professor Wang (see Princeton Election Consortium):

    President Obama is peeling away. As you can see from the electoral vote (EV) estimator, he is the candidate with the momentum, not Romney. In terms of EV or the Meta-margin, he’s made up just about half the ground he ceded to Romney after Debate #1. And the indicators are still headed straight up.
    * * *

    A few days ago, the word was that Team Romney was buying ads in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. If he wins either of those states I will eat a bug. Ohio…a really big bug. And yes, I will post a photo.

  29. November 3, 2012 at 9:43 am

  30. 116 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

    That’s FEMA at work.

  31. 119 carolyn
    November 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I read the notice about refueling in NYC to my husband, and he said, “It’s like D-Day. You have to have the co-ordination at the top.” Yes, you cannot have a number of little entities doing this kind of work. The Feds have the knowledge, expertise, and manpower to do this. I hope this event wakes up many people. The President and his administration have made so many constructive changes in operations these past four years!

    • 120 amk for obama
      November 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

      NBC/Marist poll found that 9 out 10 people including republicans in OH and FL have approved of the way Obama has handled sandy. I am betting many repubs will switch come Nov 6th.

  32. 121 99ts
    November 3, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I picked this link up at BJ – good for result watching

    This I liked “On election night, the first state to watch for will be Virginia, where polls close at 7PM EST. If Obama takes that state, he’ll almost certainly have won the election”

    But I’m still not sure why North Carolina has not been moved into the President’s side. The early voting there was higher than in 2008 until the storm hit – and to my eyes the early voting looks good for PBO regardless. Maybe I’m missing something??

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:57 am

      That’s the State the Pundits say because of the President coming out for Marriage equality, that a lot of AA will vote for Robney.
      At least, that is what they are hoping for, thus the wait…

      • 123 99ts
        November 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

        Thanks jovie – the pundits have been wrong about alot of things over the past few months …

      • 125 anniebella
        November 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

        As a African American, these pundits don’t understand that we care about more than one issues. There are people who disagree with POTUS on the gay marriage issue, but if you were to ask us you would learn that we can disagree with POTUS some things, but when push come to shove, we agree with him on most things. And anything the pundits refuse to talk about is that alot of African Americans have watch all the B.S. this President have had to deal with, we have seen the disrespect he has had to deal with, and we know it’s only because he is black. We have seen how our right to vote is being threaten. So what I am saying these pundits don’t know us.

    • 127 Betsy
      November 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

      I have the same questions about NC. Nate Silver has Romey’s chances of winning at 88%. That doesn’t measure up with what the early voting seems to indicate. Does anybody have an IAEA what is going on?

  33. 128 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

  34. November 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

  35. 134 JER
    November 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Live – President Obama departs for Ohio – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  36. November 3, 2012 at 10:02 am


    I slept in. Did you miss me? Don’t answer that.

  37. 140 Pamela
    November 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

    A special hug to {{{{{Theresa}}}}}… my FR page is out of order! Still accepting donations, but OFA has unintenionally confused my 2 emails, and now I cannot manage it properly! I am guessing they won’t have it repaired this close to the election, but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for the recent donation! 🙂

  38. November 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • 143 jacquelineoboomer
      November 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Not to be irreverent (wouldn’t be the first time), but, see, Mayor, you get your head outta your butt and endorse PBO and your city gets free food and water. And gas. Nice, huh?

      What a country!

    • 144 99ts
      November 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

      This is a wonderful effort from everyone. I’m crying about what could have been done before/after Katrina – obviously the President and his administration thought long and hard about what was needed – as did the state governors.

  39. November 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Today is a great day. Just looking at these pics makes me realize that I am blessed to have this President and to see him reelected will be the best belated birthday present.

  40. 147 99ts
    November 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Nate Silver has stopped writing pundit stuff (not his forte) and has a great statistical discussion up today. He says the 17% still with Romney is to cover the fact that there may be bias in the polls. After explaining all this – and he thinks polls could be more biased – in EITHER direction than for 2000-2010 – for various reasons – he then adds

    “Yes, of course: most of the arguments that the polls are necessarily biased against Mr. Romney reflect little more than wishful thinking.”

    “Nevertheless, these arguments are potentially more intellectually coherent than the ones that propose that the race is “too close to call.” It isn’t. If the state polls are right, then Mr. Obama will win the Electoral College. If you can’t acknowledge that after a day when Mr. Obama leads 19 out of 20 swing-state polls, then you should abandon the pretense that your goal is to inform rather than entertain the public.

    But the state polls may not be right. They could be biased. Based on the historical reliability of polls, we put the chance that they will be biased enough to elect Mr. Romney at 16 percent.”

    Nate uses the maths to talk back at those who attack him.

  41. 148 hopefruit2
    November 3, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Hey amk – Looks like Little Nate is coming to Papa!

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