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The President Connects the Boss with His Biggest Fan

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On what is supposed to be a day focused on swing states, New Jersey continues to pop up. White House spokesman Jay Carney confirms that Mr. Obama put Mr. Springsteen on the phone with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while the president and the Boss were flying to Columbus from Madison, Wis. on Air Force One.

Mr. Christie, a Republican, is well known as one of the biggest Bruce fans ever, but he’s not gotten love from Mr. Springsteen, a die-hard Democrat, in the past. Mr. Springsteen is notorious for not inviting Mr. Christie backstage that the more than 100 concerts that his No. 1 fan has attended.

But in these days of bipartisan bonhomie between Mr. Obama and Mr. Christie post-storm, who better to serve as yenta between the Boss and his fan? The president!

Mr. Christie promptly relayed the fact of the phone call to reporters. When asked, Mr. Carney confirmed: “When POTUS told the governor he had someone who wanted to speak with him, Springsteen, who was using the handset across the table from the president, said, “Governor, this is Bruce.”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/campaign-diary-candidates-spending-final-day-in-swing-states/#the-president-connects-the-boss-with-his-biggest-fan

Jay-Z: "99 Problems But Mitt Ain't One"

Jay-Z: "99 Problems But Mitt Ain't One"



Jay-Z, warming up a crowd for President Obama in Ohio today, rewrote the lyrics to his much-analyzed song 99 Problems to declare that he’s got “99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one”:

http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/11/05/1143051/jay-z-has-99-problems-mitt-aint-one/

Best Candidate & A Baby Pic EVER!


larger:
http://media.talkingpointsmemo.com/slideshow/campaign-final-push/1-284783?ref=fpblg

Ten Yr Old Girl Writes To Obama About Her Two Gay Dads, Obama Writes Back

Obama Responds to 10-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads
The Cute, It Burns

Apparently, a ten year old girl wrote President Obama last week to thank him for his position in favor of gay marriage (aka marriage equality).

You see, the girl, Sophia Bailey Klugh, has two dads. But Sophia mentioned something else in her letter. Some kids at school make fun of her because she has two days, and she says “it hurts my feelings.” She then asks the President what she should do about it.





Dear Sophia,

Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family. Reading it made me proud to be your president and even more hopeful about the future of our nation.

In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity. And we recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another. You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you. They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.

Our differences unite us. You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.

Thanks again for taking the time to write me. I'm honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to dinner, but I'll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.

Sincerely,
Barack Obama


MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-mcgonnigal/obama-responds-to-10-year-olds-heartfelt-letter-about-her-dads_b_2074213.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices
http://americablog.com/2012/11/obama-romney-gay-rights-marriage.html

Barack & Bruce!!!

Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio, Pennsylvania

Source: NBC

Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio, Pennsylvania
By NBC's Garrett Haake

STERLING, VA -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign announced Monday afternoon that the candidate would add two campaign stops on Election Day in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

A campaign official said Romney would make stops in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, part of what the GOP nominee's campaign called an effort to "keep working until the polls close."

Romney campaign advisers have eyed Pennsylvania in recent weeks as a backstop against losing other battleground states, especially as Obama has managed to maintain a mostly consistent if slight advantage over Romney in Ohio. Pennsylvania lacks a robust early voting effort and the vast majority of ballots are cast on election day. Romney's campaign and outside groups supporting it have poured money into television advertising there in recent weeks.

Read more: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/05/14947371-romney-adds-election-day-stops-in-ohio-pennsylvania?lite

Arizona GOP Senate Candidate Robocalls Democrats And Tells Them To Vote In The Wrong Place

Source: Think Progress

Arizona GOP Senate Candidate Robocalls Democrats And Tells Them To Vote In The Wrong Place
By Ian Millhiser on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

According to a report by Phoenix, Arizona’s NBC affiliate, Rep. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) U.S. Senate campaign called Democratic voters telling them to vote in the wrong precinct — in some cases as much as 11 miles away from their actual polling place. After telling the Democratic voters to vote in the wrong place, the calls also encourage the voter to “vote Flake for U.S. Senate.” Watch the report:




Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/05/1137841/arizona-gop-senate-candidate-robocalls-democrats-and-tells-them-to-vote-in-the-wrong-place/

made me smile...

Yeah, But Can Mitt Do THIS?

WOOT! PPP - final Colorado poll finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 52/46.

PublicPolicyPolling@ppppolls
Our final Colorado poll finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 52/46.

https://twitter.com/ppppolls/status/265463410018365440
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