Rise and Shine

Milwaukee, Nov 3



8:0: President Obama 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



NYT: This year, voting is more than just the core responsibility of citizenship; it is an act of defiance against malicious political forces determined to reduce access to democracy. Millions of ballots on Tuesday – along with those already turned in – will be cast despite the best efforts of Republican officials around the country to prevent them from playing a role in the 2012 election.

Even now, many Republicans are assembling teams to intimidate voters at polling places, to demand photo ID where none is required, and to cast doubt on voting machines or counting systems whose results do not go their way. The good news is that the assault on voting will not affect the election nearly as much as some had hoped. Courts have either rejected or postponed many of the worst laws. Predictions that up to five million people might be disenfranchised turned out to be unfounded.

But a great deal of damage has already been done….

Public outcry, with support from the courts, may eventually remove these threats to democracy. For now, those who contribute to a heavy turnout on Tuesday will send a message that Americans reject any underhanded effort to place political gain above a franchise for which people have given their lives.

Full editorial here


Heading to New Hampshire, Nov 4


I hate linking to Huffington Post, but it’s worth it for the ‘Open Letter to President Obama’ that accompanies this amazing photo – see here (Thank you DesertFlower)


Milwaukee, Nov 3


Greg Sargent: Nate Cohn looks at all the most recent polling in Ohio, Wisconsin and Nevada — three states that would put Obama over 270 — and concludes:

As of today, there is not a single non-partisan survey showing Romney ahead in any of these three states.

The RCP averages show Obama leading in those states by 2.9, 5.4 and 2.7 points respectively. This comes after two polls yesterday put Obama up three and five points in Ohio. Meanwhile, Cohn notes there is evidence Obama is edging ahead in Colorado. And in Florida, an NBC/WSJ poll put Obama up two points…..

…. As always, the polls could be wrong, and Romney could still win. But the polls would have to be overwhelmingly, systematically, catastrophically wrong in multiple states for that to happen.

More here




I didn’t read on after these first two paragraphs – they should be enough to get out every vote:

NYT: Representative Paul D. Ryan may have largely disappeared from the national spotlight down the campaign homestretch, ceding attention to Mitt Romney. But if the Republican ticket prevails, Mr. Ryan plans to come back roaring, establishing an activist vice presidency that he said would look like Dick Cheney’s under President George W. Bush.

Mr. Ryan would dedicate most evenings to dinners with senators and House members of both parties, aides said, as he steps into the role Mr. Romney promised: architect of a Romney administration’s drive to enact a budget that shrinks the government and overhauls programs like Medicare….

More here


Bristow, Nov 3


Haaretz: …. for various reasons, Mitt Romney has made incumbent President Obama’s policy toward Israel a hot-button issue in the campaign. One of those reasons is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s open support for Romney, who like him enjoys the patronage of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Obama has been accused of taking a cool and hostile stance in relation to Israel on several issues, from Iran to Palestine. Romney promises a warmer, more supportive approach.

…. But a deeper examination …. reveals no grounds for portraying Obama in a negative light….

…. The outcome of the elections will be determined by the voters’ decision as to which of the two candidates is good for America. But if any of them are vacillating in their vote over whether Obama has been a good president for Israel, the answer is yes.

Full article here


Dubuque, Iowa, Nov 3

Mentor, Ohio, Nov 3



Morning everyone – another quiet day!

70 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 3 Nena20409
    November 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

    2 Days….to Go. GM all.

  2. 4 cos
    November 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Good morning all.

  3. 6 magapie
    November 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!! (I guess we’ve all been sitting here poised at our keyboards for hours….. hehehe…)

  4. 7 Nena20409
    November 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Oh….It is going to be a great Day…..3 Firsts?

    Oh what a beautiful Morning…….

    I am Loving it.

    Hello TODville…..be well all.

  5. 8 vcprezofan2
    November 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Happy Sunday Morning, Martha, TODobots, Chips Chica! 😆 😆 Today’s prayer = #LANDSLIDE Please!

    • 9 Nena20409
      November 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

      GM VC.

      The nut, Jim Cramer of CNBC is predicting some over the top landslide. Jim is a Nut Cramer.

      But I am with you and I am wanting a landslide.

      • 10 Lovepolitics2008
        November 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

        Well, if he contributes to the new positive narrative for President Obama, I’m all for it lol !!!

        • 11 Nena20409
          November 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

          Well he is predicting a 400 plus electoral Vote for pres Obama and 90 plus for Romney.

          From his mouth, things come out.

  6. 12 Kreen
    November 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Good morning everybody! Getting ready to phone bank all morning! 2 days to go until we reelect our beloved President!

    • November 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Have to tip my hat to those of you who actually volunteered for President Obama. I confess to doing nothing except donating $$$. Living in a solidly blue state makes one kind of lazy.

  7. 14 Pamela
    November 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

    WTG, Martha, Kreen, Nena, COS, and Magapie! Wowser, a 5 way tie! You guys are Rockin it, have a fantastic day! I’m outta here soon, will do my best to keep up (dreamer much?) 😆 {{{{{{Chipsticks}}}}}} {{{{{TOD}}}}}

    • 15 Nena20409
      November 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

      5 way tie? That stamped outside the door…..was intense and it looks like the door was wide enough to accommodate 5 entrances at ONCE.

      Anticipation? I will say.

  8. 19 57andfemale
    November 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Top 10

  9. 20 utaustinliberal
    November 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

    VP Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have an event today in Lakewood, Ohio at 11:15AM ET/ 10:15AM CT on CSPAN One and here


  10. November 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Moooooorning everyone 😉

  11. 22 Nena20409
    November 4, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Chipsticks…..2 days to Go and You are On Top of the TOD world.

    A tip of the hat to your Great Work. Lady, you are It. No one….there is No One Like You. Thank you.

  12. 23 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Good Day Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone. Congratulations Martha on #1! That second pic of PBO walking from the WH….oh my…

  13. 24 GGail
    November 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Goood West Coast morning Chipsticks and TOD family.

    Thank you so much Chipsticks for the vid of Bill and Barack!!!

    I’m LOVING IT!

  14. 25 NurseShar
    November 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Morning folks, any morning show critiques yet?

  15. November 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Plouffe: Rove will have some explaining to do
    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 11/4/12 9:06 AM
    In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” this morning, President Obama’s adviser David Plouffe waved off Karl Rove’s assertion that Hurricane Sandy was a benefit to the president politically, and suggested he has a motive for the statement:


    • 27 Pamela
      November 4, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Perhaps pos Rove could have a wee chat with GOD’S HAND? oh wait, he would barely get close enough…… In fact…

  16. 28 overseasgranny
    November 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Who is the man crying with joy? Makes me want to happy cry along with him. I cannot wait for this election to be over and we can get on the the 2nd term

    • November 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Hiya OSG, it didn’t say in the caption, just supporters in the crowd at Mentor. It’s a beautiful pic. Hope all’s good with you, we’re nearly there!

    • 32 amk for obama
      November 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Hi osg. Long time no see.

      • 33 overseasgranny
        November 4, 2012 at 9:59 am

        Hi AMK, I’ve been here every day for every post but usually don’t have time to read all the replies not to reply myself. I’ve missed that a lot.

        • 34 amk for obama
          November 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

          Busy eh ? How are things looking from across the pond ?

          • 35 overseasgranny
            November 4, 2012 at 10:19 am

            AMK, The newsie’s over here don’t understand the US elections and can’t grasp the Electoral College votes at all. Some of them believe Fox and think R will win in a landslide. So pathetic. I am stuck with CNN, Fox and Murdoch’s Sky News and have torn every hair out of my head by this time. I will sleep twice and it will be over except for the republican whining.

            • 36 amk for obama
              November 4, 2012 at 10:23 am

              Yeah, I know what you mean. Even friggin BBC has been peddling it’s still a close race bs for some time now.

  17. 37 proudmemberofglobalzero
    November 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Good Morning all. Just got in from playing Frisbee with my dogs this morning. Getting ready for work this afternoon then I will be working to GOTV here in FL. We have had very long lines and the numbers for Dems look good,,,,at least in South Florida. That would be Palm Beach County down through Monroe in Key West.

    Have a great day!!! GOTV!
    Chips, thank you for all the posts!

  18. 38 Martha
    November 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Is everyone watching the bin laden raid tonight at 8pm on the national geographic channel tonight? The trailer looks good

  19. 48 amk for obama
    November 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

    The nyt decides two days before the election is the time to castigate the thugs about voter disenfranchisement ? Where were these assholes when we ere crying hoarse about the real voter fraud being perpetrated in various state assemblies ?

  20. 50 57andfemale
    November 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Is there a way I can post a picture at TOD?

    • 51 amk for obama
      November 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

      you can post via your tweet.

      The blog tyrant won’t let you post pics directly here.

      • 52 57andfemale
        November 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

        That’s what I thought. I was able to link to my friend’s FB page. I’m assuming she wouldn’t mind a few views from PBO supporters.

  21. 53 desertflower
    November 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

    All of you HAVE to see the picture that goes with this amazing “Thank you” to the President. I wasn’t prepared and burst into tears when I slowly scrolled down after reading…..THIS is why we vote!


  22. 62 57andfemale
    November 4, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Let’s try this:

  23. November 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

  24. 69 desertflower
    November 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I just want to take a moment and say thank you to all those bloggers that put their heart and souls into getting out the info that all of US needed to do our jobs that the MSM NEVER did. To present factual info about the successes of programs that this administration worked so tirelessly for, that made lives better for so many Americans. People like WIW, who has assembled such great information for all of us during these last 4 years…..we love Chips for so many reasons…but WIW’s site is also a labor of love and I just wanted to encourage all of you to visit in these remaining days and pass along her site for others….Thank you, Linda for your labor of love.

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