193 Responses to “President Obama Campaigns In Charlotte”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    November 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm


  2. 6 Judith Fardig
    November 4, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Congratulations, Mighty Pamela! Heading off soon for another phone bank to GOTV.

  3. November 4, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Just finish listening to hopefully our new Governor Roy Cooper.

  4. 14 arapaho415
    November 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    GE TODville.

    Bittersweet watching PBO on the campaign trail — LOVE it, but know he won’t be doing many more as President. 😦

    Add voter “enthusiasm” to the list of things MSM lies and spins to create false narrative in this election:

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      November 4, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      And the crazy part is Hillary supporters are also enthusiastic about THE MESSAGE. Trump supporters are merely against EVERYBODY he’s against, and are finally getting their last gasp of hate out.

      Thank goodness I grew up in a Democratic family, with Democratic values! 🙂

    • November 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      Don’t let anyone say her supporters are not enthusiastic! At the rally today we were fired up and ready to go! Hillary gave a great speech; funny, sincere, and inspiring. Our mayor, Mike Duggan opened it up and Brenda Lawrence, John Conyers, Gary Peters, and UAW president Dennis Williams gave rousing speeches. Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of Detroit brnch of theNAACP, preach to thecrowd and set the tone as he introduced Sec. Clinton. She gave a great speech and looked totally at ease, fresh and happy. I couldn’t believe she’d just come from another rally! She’s 3 years older than me – how does she do it?

  5. 21 globalcitizenlinda
    November 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm

  6. 22 arapaho415
    November 4, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Not sure who introduced PBO, but he sounds like he’ll be running for office soon…

  7. November 4, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I’m already crying…

  8. November 4, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Who was the brother that did the intro? Caught the tail end; blew me away!

    • 26 arapaho415
      November 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      GE Alycee, hope you’re feeling better, giving your body the rest it deserves.

      CarolMae and I agree with you (see just above).

      Will have to check the local Charlotte newspaper for info…

    • 27 Dudette
      November 5, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I missed the event, but I read that Donovan Livingston would be introducing PBO.

      Here’s him speaking at his Harvard graduation ceremony last May. Impressive young man.

  9. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    So scary to see four Secret Service members surround the President. God protects him, too!

  10. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    How to tell you’re at a rally where the President’s speaking: everybody in the audience is smiling!!!! #NoHate

  11. 32 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2016 at 8:03 pm


  12. 36 Nena20409
    November 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Media Coverage matters.
    Their constant distortions while reporting about HRC is a huge contributor to Voters misunderstanding of her.

    • 37 Obama Grandmama
      November 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Just letting campaigns spout talking points without challenging them with the truth is not journalism. Letting the spokesperson talk over the host, change the subject to the opponent and run out the time slot is not only irresponsible to the audience but nonprofessional, showing inexperience, and deplorable (as in Hillary speak). I think if the campaign representative uses this ploy the station should refuse to put them on air for a number of days so there is a consequence for their actions. I also think a similar approach should have been used with televising Trump’s rallies. If he kept using debunked lies either they quit broadcasting his speeches till he quit repeating the lies or they run a disclaimer fact check across the bottom of the screen. Not many people research fact checking on their own. They want to believe what they want to believe.

  13. 38 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Crowd at this Charlotte rally estimated to be ~ 8,500.

  14. November 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm

  15. 40 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Since 2012, I tried to warn folks about Lil’ Nate….

  16. November 4, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    The president sure does make a lot of sense in this interview ..
    Then at ten he’s on bill maher show👊

  17. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    November 4, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Excellent interview by Rev Al with PBO tonight on Chris Hayes. The rest will air on Rev Al’s show Sunday morning. I’ll be setting my DVR

  18. 50 JER
    November 4, 2016 at 8:47 pm

  19. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    November 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    LIVE NOW: Beyoncé and Jay Z campaign for Hillary.


  20. 53 JER
    November 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm

  21. November 4, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I have said this so many times, now POTUS said it tonight, if he had said the things Trump said, or done, these same Republicans and the media would have said he is not qualified to be President of these United States. These Trump supporters who have no problem with what Trump have said, would be having a dam fit if Obama said anything like that.

  22. 56 donna dem 4 obama
    November 4, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    • 57 99ts
      November 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      My problem would be the trump sticker – not the announcement. I would not want a Trump supporter as my pilot – anywhere, anytime.

  23. 58 Ladyhawke
    November 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    LMAO …..

  24. 62 Ladyhawke
    November 4, 2016 at 9:31 pm

  25. November 4, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    More good news, record final day of early voting in NV. New record.

  26. November 4, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    TOD is such a blessing, a life saver through this election. It’s a daily reminder to me that goodness and truth still exist in the world. Thank you NW and all TODers.

    • 67 keltuc
      November 4, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      I’ll heartily second that sentiment, Bill R! I have shared TOD with many of my friends who have been despairing over daily news for the duration of this election campaign. I always tell them “turn off your TV, and make a habit of checking in on this site (TOD) as often as you can. It will keep you sane, happier, AND much better informed.” I cannot wait for Nov 8th to be behind us. Even though I’m Canadian, I was horrified to discover several months ago that a couple of my obviously extremely uninformed/misinformed friends are Trump supporters. To say that it broke my heart, and made me physically ill is an understatement. And now, this close to the election, I refuse to take any phone calls from those friends, because if we got back onto the topic of DT, I don’t think I could control either my temper or my tongue. And it’s very bad for my blood pressure! My only consolation is that they’re unable to vote in the US election. Thank God for small mercies.

    • November 4, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Second, third, fourth…………..what you said, Bill. I can’t imagine surviving this without TOD. I, too, have told so many people about this lovely place.

      Thanks to those who responded to my post on last thread about the crazy right-wing link that someone shared on my Facebook page. I knew when I saw the website name, i was some far out right-wing site. Still astounding to me that people believe this S—!! Sorry.

    • 69 99ts
      November 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      I’m with you on that one Bill – a delight to be here. So wonderful of NW to help when Ms Chips not able to be here

    • 71 Obama Grandmama
      November 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      I also agree. TOD is my refuge. The place I go to to avoid a heart attack or insanity. I am living in a rural Oregon community where people are narrow minded and always do the same as their families always have done. Reasoning with them does not work. They do not listen to learn or participate in a discussion they only speak louder escalating their volume to a shouting level. Facts are just propaganda to them. Anything that does not match with their own beliefs is discarded. Trump gets by with his crap with them cuz “Hillary is far worse”. They believe he will surround himself with knowledgeable people even though he has shown by whom he surrounds himself with now not suggesting he would be open to that. They believe he is a successful businessman even with the business history of bankruptcies and stiffing contractors, hiring immigrants instead of Americans, and making and buying materials in and from foreign lands. Unbelievable to me. Thank you TOD for being here. Thank you fellow participants too.

  27. 72 99ts
    November 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I find it so telling that many many GOP politicians do NOT give their party on their twitter, facebook or web sites. It’s like they don’t want folks to know their party of choice.

  28. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    November 4, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    it is so amusing to see read all the rightwingers complaining about the GOTV concert for HRC in Cleveland tonight.

    I am just two hours away but I could not go tonight … now I wish I could have gone but I have work to do here for the GOTV;

    • 75 COS
      November 4, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      I notice that all of these expert pollsters are questioning each other’s methods and predictions.

    • 76 99ts
      November 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Their nominee said it all – they got nothing and no-one. Can’t even play a song without the writer/singer complaining.

  29. November 4, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    OK, “S” just got real! My town of 2800 has a kick-ass team; we turn out our BLUE vote, and are actually door knocking in the surrounding RED towns. In recognition, on Sunday, Chelsea will be door knocking with my team!

    No, I won’t be there… 😦

  30. 81 99ts
    November 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Sheldon Adelson paper lying about when the polls change – voter suppression – Nevada going very blue

  31. 84 No Child Left Behind
    November 4, 2016 at 10:28 pm

  32. 85 No Child Left Behind
    November 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    What’s wrong with that joker???

  33. 89 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    This was a good segment! 🙂

  34. November 4, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Update from NV. Moving on 50k registered today. Building the Dem Clark Country firewall lead for election day, close to 70K advantage..

  35. November 4, 2016 at 10:58 pm

  36. 92 JER
    November 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm

  37. November 4, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    HEE HAW!!!!

  38. 103 FoxfireTX
    November 4, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    This is wild….

  39. 104 FoxfireTX
    November 4, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    • 105 CEB
      November 4, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      This is why the GOP want to cut early voting, polling places, and put other restrictions on voting. Black and Brown people show up and show out to vote when given the opportunity. Thank you, NV for showing what an election process should look like.

  40. 107 FoxfireTX
    November 4, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    This video shouting down one of the Trump kids kills it. Go girls!

  41. 109 FoxfireTX
    November 4, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    • November 5, 2016 at 9:39 am

      At Trump rallies they want to hang the reporters, and Trump eggs them on. That is why if Melania want to do anything about bulling she better start at her house with her husband.

  42. November 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm

  43. 113 FoxfireTX
    November 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm

  44. 114 desertflower
    November 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Love the cc:

  45. 116 FoxfireTX
    November 4, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    For the first time in this campaign, my heart is singing! Seeing all the Latinos turn out in NV and FL, all those young girls going after Trump Jr, it is time for all to have their voices heard. From the looks of it, the GOP has lost women, POC and millennials for years to come, possibly a generation. And no one is more deserving given what they have pulled with PBO these last 8 years, and now capped off with that disgrace of a candidate. Hallelujah! I was beginning to wonder if the day would ever come when they would pay a price. Just maybe it has arrived.

    And with that, off to watch PBO’s interview with Bill Maher!

  46. 117 CEB
    November 4, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    One of the things that makes me so proud and hopeful is that we (everyone voting for HRC and against the carnival barker) do not cower in fear; that we do not let the msm hype and lies stop us; that we, with our feet, our voices, our prayers, our talents and our individual votes are boldly doing everything to save the country that we love for now and for the future. The GOP forgot that even with gaming the system, it is still one person, one vote and this can make all of the difference. We also have leaders who have courage and heart, who will stand alone if necessary to fight the good fight (I often think of PBO, alone on the stage, taking on the R’s at their own retreat, with cool intellect and sang froid and of HRC, alone, in front of a pack of dogs doing the Benghazi witch hunt for hours without breaking). The privileged white males have lost control of their party; the very dogs that they unleashed have turned on them and they are left to lick the boots of the usurper who has brought the barbarians from outside of the walls into the courtyards.

    • 118 jacquelineoboomer
      November 5, 2016 at 1:20 am

      If it weren’t after midnight here, and if I weren’t 70 years old (playing the age card), I’d take to the streets after that battle cry! It was GREAT. 🙂

  47. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2016 at 12:08 am

    • 120 jacquelineoboomer
      November 5, 2016 at 12:12 am

      • 121 jacquelineoboomer
        November 5, 2016 at 12:18 am

        • 122 jacquelineoboomer
          November 5, 2016 at 12:19 am

        • 123 CEB
          November 5, 2016 at 12:29 am

          As long as we get it done, it does not matter if we are Black or Brown. This talking down of the A-A voting numbers is needlessly divisive. When all is said and done, A-A’s still make up less than 12% of the overall population. Latinos out-number A-A’s. It is all good; we are all here to do our part. So glad that Hispanics/Latinos are stepping up and claiming their place in the U S.

          • 125 jacquelineoboomer
            November 5, 2016 at 12:41 am

            Agree. When I first saw his tweet, I thought I’d add on (not to take away) … but by the end, I got to the point where I also reminded him it’s ALL of us, and as long as we’re all on THE SAME (SANE) TEAM, it’s all good!

            • 126 COS
              November 5, 2016 at 12:50 am

              Jacqueline my response was more to O’Donnell’s tweet. I am happy that you set him straight. 🙂 Yep, it’s all good.

            • 127 CEB
              November 5, 2016 at 1:12 am

              You handled him. My response was for Tim’s tweet and for other similar observations that I have heard about the A-A vote.

          • 129 Obama Grandmama
            November 5, 2016 at 2:15 am

            I dislike the divisive quality of blaming and crediting groups of people for political wins or losses. I like The Stronger Together meme. I am Native American/White and hate when I hear Whites are electing Trump. I am a Dem voter, an elder and a woman. I am annoyed when I am lumped in with Whites and my vote is not valued as being different than the majority of that group. However, if my being a woman was separated from my race I would think I was in the majority.

            • 130 99ts
              November 5, 2016 at 5:08 am

              I’m a baby boomer – and I hate it when we are lumped together as republicans. I am sure millions of boomer women are voting for Hillary. She is one of them.

          • 131 sherijr
            November 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

            Exactly right, CEB.

  48. November 5, 2016 at 12:10 am

    YES WE CAN!!!!

  49. November 5, 2016 at 12:13 am


  50. 142 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2016 at 12:23 am

  51. 143 donna dem 4 obama
    November 5, 2016 at 12:40 am

    😉 😉 😉

  52. November 5, 2016 at 12:57 am

    55k and counting in NV in Clark County, record numbers.

  53. 153 donna dem 4 obama
    November 5, 2016 at 1:23 am

  54. 154 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2016 at 1:30 am

    • November 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

      I am puzzle at why black Americans is not turning out to vote. We have had years to see what Trump, the right wing Republicans, and some of Trump supporters are about, and that ought to be reason enough for all of us to come out to vote.

    • November 5, 2016 at 9:06 am

      I can not understand how anyone could sit on the sideline. For years we have seen the Republicans and how they treated this President, we have seen what kind of person Trump is, and the people that he attracts, and that ought to be reason enough for all of us to get out and vote.

  55. 158 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2016 at 1:38 am

  56. 163 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Haven’t read the story yet, but as a woman in her age bracket, this intro really got me. Good for her.

  57. 164 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2016 at 1:41 am

    And having found this, ladies and gentlemen of TODville, is why I’m glad I’m still awake (but off to dreamland now!):

    • 165 CEB
      November 5, 2016 at 1:53 am

      Good night, JO and to any lurkers who are still awake in the village.
      Off to listen to what should be one of the anthems of the past year and this election: Beyoncé’s “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar, then off to bed. I hope to be celebrating with you here late in the hours of 11/8-9 if/when our hopes and dreams come true.

    • 167 99ts
      November 5, 2016 at 1:59 am

      Glad you found it – I started smiling as soon as I watched – seems the stopped clock = Brian Williams. Nicole couldn’t stop laughing & Steve Schmidt (who gave the election to Hillary weeks ago) couldn’t stop staring at Halperin.

      Payback time. Waiting for someone to call out Morning Joke for his non stop Trump support (that he denies depending on the polls).

    • 169 CEB
      November 5, 2016 at 2:08 am

      No more of this election’s version of “Good news for McCain” from Halpern, the dick. Yes, I said it. Will not forget that he referred to PBO as one on national television.
      Okay, really signing off this time. Good night, all.

  58. 172 99ts
    November 5, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I gather a large part of the early vote in Nevada is Hispanic voters – hopefully that will translate well into Arizona & Texas

    • 173 arapaho415
      November 5, 2016 at 7:56 am

      GE 99ts.

      Meta’s twitter timeline has good examples of what happened yesterday (i.e., Friday night US PDT time). And of course, there’s apparently no political pundit on Twitter who doesn’t follow the person who sent this tweet, @RalstonsReports, for NV info.

      VAP = voting age population:

    • 174 arapaho415
      November 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

      One other thought about Latinos voting in record numbers in NV.

      Really pulling for @CatherineForNV to retain Harry Reid’s seat — despite stonewall obstruction by GOP, Harry Reid managed to get the Senate to do the right thing whenever possible.

      He’s had PBO’s back for 8 years, his legacy deserves a Dem successor, who will be the first Latina US Senator ever!

      Saw a tweet earlier this week that said something to the effect of “Has anyone seen Joe Heck this week? Is he OK?” Don’t know where or what #HeckNo was doing this week, but looking forward to Senator Cortez-Masto.

      • 175 99ts
        November 5, 2016 at 9:03 am

        Link from Jon Ralston mentioned various GOPers spending $$$ to support Heck – after the early voting – seems that was wasted. Hillary has coat tails and Harry Reid has supporters.

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  61. 180 99ts
    November 5, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I can remember when Ms Chips got mad at folks in 2012 for thinking PBO would lose – so now I am mad at myself for doubting that Hillary would win. Despite all they threw at her – she is a fighter and a big winner. No complaints, no it’s not fair, no talk of voter suppression or cheating – and despite she has every right to complain about the media – she takes them on board her plane & answers questions.

    Hillary has so many folks working for her & the fool admits he has none – not even his VP.

  62. 181 susanne
    November 5, 2016 at 5:40 am


  63. 183 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 6:16 am

  64. November 5, 2016 at 7:04 am

    POTUS is not playing.

  65. 186 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Mass data releases, like the Podesta emails, conflate things that the public has a right to know with things we have no business knowing, with a lot of material in the middle about things we may be curious about and may be of some historical interest, but should not be released in this manner.

    All campaigns need to have internal discussions. Taking one campaign manager’s email account and releasing it with zero curation in the last month of an election needs to be treated as what it is: political sabotage, not whistle-blowing.
    We can’t shrug off these dangers just because these hackers have, so far, largely made relatively powerful people and groups their targets. Their true target is the health of our democracy.

  66. 187 arapaho415
    November 5, 2016 at 8:13 am

    GM TODville.

    Just heard this on the radio, so thought I’d share.

    James Dyson (of Dyson vacuums fame) is opening a 4-year university in Britain for engineering — and will be tuition free. That’s a great way to encourage local engineers — think some of the US billionaires who have more money than they could ever spend should consider doing likewise here. Wouldn’t it be something if you got awarded higher points on an application for not being an affluent white with alumni ties to the school?

    While on the subject of billionaires, @CBSradionews quoted Carlos Slim saying that US would suffer rampant inflation if DJT were to win.

    I have faith in sane Americans to keep the (true) orange menace and his deplorable supporters at bay.

  67. 188 Dudette
    November 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

  68. 190 Dudette
    November 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

    It’s elementary, my dear, the Blue Wave is coming! 😄

  69. 191 sherijr
    November 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Good Morning and happy Saturday to all of TOD, thank you as always Nerdy for keeping it going here for all of us.

    Cannot wait to vote on Tuesday 🙂 However I am a little worried about our Baltimore City Mayoral race: Catherine Pugh won the Democratic primary.. but Sheila Dixon (an ex-Mayor) refused to accept the outcome and has been pushing a write-in campaign. My concern is that because both are popular, what if they split the votes and we end up with a republican winner? I am certain that this city will be the biggest loser if that happens. I know that Baltimore City is largely Democratic, so don’t know if this is even a real possibility, but I admit I am concerned.

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