‘What We’re Fighting For’


What a welcome….

You can see the speech at C-Span


4:40 ET Bill Clinton in NC – CNN


Coming up:

7:55 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at 5th/3rd Arena, Cincinnati

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

135 Responses to “‘What We’re Fighting For’”

  1. 2 utaustinliberal
    November 4, 2012 at 4:40 pm


  2. 3 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Gloves on

  3. 4 yardarm756
    November 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Top 10!

  4. 8 utaustinliberal
    November 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    • 9 Nena20409
      November 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      A great day that needs to be remembered. Thanks UT and Chips.

      Look how young those two especially were then; Malia and Shasha.

  5. 10 meabloom
    November 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Afternoon All!


  6. 11 anniebella
    November 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I see that Paul Ryan is in Minnesota.

  7. 13 vitaminlover
    November 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm


  8. November 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

  9. November 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

  10. November 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

  11. 21 vcprezofan2
    November 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    One beautiful thing in voting/working for Pres. Obama & VP Joe is that they make it absolutely clear what we are fighting for!

    • 22 vcprezofan2
      November 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      And, better still, far from not taking responsibility we are fighting for our own future. That’s empowering IMO.

  12. November 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    • 24 idon
      November 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      LOL!! I know the Secret Service is not laughing but the woman just seems like she’s trying to express her love for PBO.

      • 25 daisydem
        November 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        And that would probably be me … and I’d say, NO, I am holding onto him for 4 more years …. and then you all would be visiting me in prison (bring cake).

    • November 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      That’s where the failing media underestimate the enthusiasm toward this man. There was never anything like that and the pundits can’t deal with it.

  13. 28 utaustinliberal
    November 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Pres. Obama made the right choice with VP Biden. What a solid partnership. He’s on Hardball right now and he’s fantastic as usual.

  14. 29 cookemom
    November 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Wunnerful, wunnerful speech ending with a firm but not too intense 3 point podium slap. #2 described it as his, I.(slap) GOT.(slap) THIS.(slap). It’s part of his closing argument meant more to fire up the troops to GOTV now. The closing podium slap maneuver.

  15. 31 Left-Indie
    November 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Great Biden interview with Matthews. This guy can make a great case for the prez.

    • 32 vcprezofan2
      November 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      IMO VPJoe makes a great case for the President because every word he says is the unvarnished truth. He obviously has tremendous respect for,and confidence in, Barack and that shines through. When you believe in your product selling it to others is a labour of love.

      • 33 veryslowwriter
        November 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

        Biden was an inspired choice for VP. (As was Hillary Clinton for SOS.) Joe has been around the block a few times. He’s known tragedy. He’s had a kid serving overseas. He knows DC inside and out. He’s loyal. And he’s effing funny! Love the guy.

  16. 34 squarepeg
    November 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  17. 35 cookemom
    November 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Special Hardball edition. Tweety interviews VP Joe for the entire program.

  18. November 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    President Clinton ON … CNN … NC

  19. 39 dotster3
    November 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Well, I got two more Fl. voters for Obama—–one was my 95 year old mom! I waited till now to bring up the subject because at her age I wanted it all clear and fresh in her mind. But she was adamant! Of course, honey, I’m voting for President Obama! What do you think? I hope he wins!” Good! so we’re all cool with that! And she just has to shuffle down the hall to vote as there is a polling station in her sr. citizens bldg. And—-Howie, her 94 yr. old beau is voting for Obama too, she said. They’re going together——a date, of sorts!

  20. November 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  21. 51 lisalovesobama
    November 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    how many people here just want it to be Tuesday night already? I’m so over this damned wait!!

    • 52 Esmerelda
      November 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      I am. Supposed to be studying, not done anything productive this weekend.

      • 53 lisalovesobama
        November 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        same here. I feel as though my life is on hold till after this fricking election.

        • 54 Esmerelda
          November 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

          I’ll probably be watching random videos while constantly refreshing TOD until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

        • 55 daisydem
          November 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm

          ME TOO! Fortunately, I made myself get on top of the billing at the office; send a couple of very important faxes, do some filing … I will see how Monday goes and if my nerves are frayed … I may have to tell my boss (who is my hubby) that I need to be away on Tuesday – to where, I don’t know.

    • 57 cookemom
      November 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      I just said to someone, that though I never, ever, try to wish time away (need to hang onto every minute), but it sure would be nice to wake up and it’s Wednesday tomorrow and I’m hung over from celebration.

    • 60 cman
      November 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      I sure as hell am. My nerves cannot stand this anymore.

    • 62 squarepeg
      November 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Yeah I am ready for this to be OVER. lol

      • 63 vcprezofan2
        November 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

        Well y’all, how about a little choir practice to perk up the waiting room?

      • 64 debz
        November 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        I am more than ready for this to be over and for POTUS to be re-elected. And, also, so I don’t have to see that vile Chuck Todd shilling for Romney.

        • November 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

          In one way, I do want it to be over. In another, after this,won’t be so many speeches, so many opportunities to see him, and people will lose the unity and go back to squabbling over details. I hope that everyone will continue to show up here because I would hate to lose touch. (My obstetrician said I was also the only pregnant lady he’d ever had that was reluctant to go into labor – long story!)

  22. 66 vcprezofan2
    November 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    As we wrap up the closing days of this election let’s remember…

  23. November 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm


  24. November 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm

  25. 73 lisalovesobama
    November 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    i just got off the phone with my aunt in Philly. we were talking about the election and how she’s going to vote early tuesday morning before going to work. she was pissed as all get out that Willard has set his sights on PA. She said: “and now I hear that fool is coming to PA. what the heck does he think he’s going to get here? is he crazy?!” Then she talked about how dishonest and ridiculous he was. She then went on to list all his faults and i was so shocked she had so many details about his lies since she doesn’t watch cable news or anything like that. She talked about all his ‘day one’ plans i.e.: repeal ObamaCare, getting rid of Planned Parenthood, etc and she was just disgusted. We talked about how important OH and FL were and how the repukes better not try to steal the election, etc. She also talked about how the repukes have been trying to sabotage PBO from day one and that even though they’ve tried throughout his presidency, PBO has always managed to come out on top. we agreed, I don’t think that after all these trials and tribulations, all the sabotage that PBO has weathered, that we will be going backwards now. It just doesn’t make any kind of sense. So we ended the conversation, both hopeful about the results tuesday night. I told her I’d be fleeing to Canada if Willard steals the election, to which she responded that it’s easier being an illegal alien here than in Canada where she stated, “they hunt you down and kick you outta their country!” hahahahhahahhaha! πŸ˜† Say what now?! Really Canada? Do y’all do that?! πŸ˜† well la di da! I didn’t know it was like that in Canada! So that’s how y’all roll. Hm!! She said if Willard stole the election, then we might as well all be dead— that’s how much she hates him. I told her I’d rather have a third term of W. because even though he was an idiot, he did have some core principles and he wasn’t an asshole, just a dumbass. She agreed. Then she had to hang up to go get ready for church again tonight.

    • 74 veryslowwriter
      November 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Canada: It’s easy to be here LEGALLY. Why bother being a fugitive? It’s hard on the digestion.

    • November 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      lol…dumb ass versus asshole….You’ve nailed it Lisa. You know it’s bad when a 3rd W term would be preferred over Willard. That won’t be necessary because we’re gonna bring it home on Tuesday night.

  26. November 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

  27. November 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  28. 83 anniebella
    November 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you Bill Clinton for all you are doing to help re-elect President Obama.

  29. 84 utaustinliberal
    November 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    You guys have got to check this picture out. John Kerry is hilarious.


  30. 87 cookemom
    November 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    So Romney’s starting with the blame game. Now it’s Christie’s fault and the only reason he gave PBO such praise was because he’s jealous that Ryan was picked for the VP slot. His jealousy has cost Mitt the election, stopped the Mitt for Brains momentum. Then there’s the one about folks tampering with the voting machines in Ohio……oh wait….

  31. November 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    What ho peeps?

    Lurking mostly today. Doing chores, cooking, taking care of the spouse. Having a cocktail right now.

    God, I wish it was Tuesday already. I’ll have TOD up and electoral-vote.com starting at 7 pm EST. I’ll be damned if I watch any of the “news” networks.

    • 100 lisalovesobama
      November 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      polled out. at this point, they don’t matter. Tuesday night’s the only poll that counts.

      • 101 cookemom
        November 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm

        polled out, and Todded out, the only ‘out’ we need now is the Get OUT the Vote!!!

      • 102 prettyfoot58
        November 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm


        • November 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

          Well, I’ll read it for you πŸ™‚ It’s a good article, here are two good bits from it: Romney’s lead with voters 65 and older has slipped 10 points in a week, and “As Pew’s analysis notes, “Perhaps the best news for Obama in the poll is the strength of his supporters’ enthusiasm. Eight in 10 Obama supporters say they’re voting for him rather than against Romney, while only 60 percent of Romney supporters say they’re primarily voting for him rather than against Obama. In past elections, dating to 1960, the candidate with the higher percentage of strong support has usually gone on to win the popular vote….And far more registered voters expect an Obama victory than a Romney victory on Nov. 6 (52% vs. 30%)

  32. November 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

  33. 107 dotster3
    November 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I’m mad because I waited till after the Packers game to make my calls because I thought OFA would have me calling Wi. again, same as yesterday. (everyone in Wi. watches the Packers, and I didn’t want to run into crabbys who were mad I was interrupting their game) But when I logged on, they had me calling Iowa again. And this was a little tougher duty today. I don’t think these were former Obama voters, seemed like just a random list of registered voters because I ran into a lot of low infos. (Obama voters have seemed more clued in, aware of all the issues). And the list was not set up with their polling addresses and election day hours like yesterday. So, even tho I got some clear Obama voters, I also got “Oh, I don’t know. I don’t really like either one.” etc. One person said she thought she might vote for Romney because he would protect social security. YIKES! So I went to work on that one and straightened her out. Think I brought her into the light. Think I also convinced some wishy-washy peeps which candidate would protect their interests. Needed to do a lot of fast talking with these small town folks so they don’t cluelessly vote against their self-interests. So I think I did some good. Calls and persuasion still are needed. People still need to be taught the facts.

  34. 111 dotster3
    November 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Has anyone posted this excellent column from Michael Smerconish in the Philly Inquirer? I give him credit for writing this. I heard he has taken a lot of backlash from the same people he was describing in the article, the irate name-callers. Irony.


  35. 113 dudette9t9
    November 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  36. 114 dudette9t9
    November 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  37. 117 utaustinliberal
    November 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  38. November 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    • 120 Obama Grandmama
      November 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      One encouraging thing I noticed from seeing the photos posted is that it is starting to be hard to distinguish between the rally crowds and the voting line crowds.

  39. 121 Bill R.
    November 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

  40. 124 yardarm756
    November 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Hey folks. It is what it is. Everybody take a deep breath and focus. It’s now up to the media to dramatize bullshit to help increase their ratings!

  41. 125 dudette9t9
    November 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

  42. 126 dudette9t9
    November 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  43. November 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  44. 128 xtine
    November 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Chips, emailed you photo of NEA banner a few days ago. I think it fits in this thread. What we’re fighting for also: education. It’s such a cool banner on an busy section of lobby haven. That’s what made me LOL!

  45. 130 dudette9t9
    November 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

  46. 132 dudette9t9
    November 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

  47. 133 yardarm756
    November 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  48. 135 dudette9t9
    November 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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