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(pic) Joe Biden Stands in line to Vote

and who's that next to him?


File Under Stupid Criminals: Sean Hannity tweets his ballot -- possibly violating state law

Fox News host Sean Hannity apparently tweeted pictures of his ballot today. This may be a misdemeanor under New York State elections law which prohibits voters from showing a ballot “after it is prepared for voting, to any person so as to reveal the contents.”


Intrade Moving Big Time For Obama... Currently at 73.5%


Obama, Tearful, Finishes Campaign In Iowa, Where It Started

Source: huffington post

WASHINGTON -- As sentimentality goes, President Barack Obama hosting the last campaign event of his political career in Des Moines, Iowa, is hard to top. The Hawkeye State launched the then-junior senator from Illinois to national prominence. And there is a movie script-like quality to having such a historic political trajectory emerge out of the frosty cornfields.

Speaking just steps from his 2008 caucus headquarters on Monday evening, it seemed at times as if the magic hadn't faded.

"I came back to ask you to help us finish what we started because this is where our movement for change began," Obama declared. "To all of you who’ve lived and breathed the hard work of change: I want to thank you. You took this campaign and made it your own ... starting a movement that spread across the country.

"When the cynics said we couldn't, you said yes we can. You said yes we can and we did. Against all odds, we did," he said.

Wiping the occasional tear from his eye, and looking over a crowd of 20,000, Obama concluded with the same story that he told on the last day of his '08 campaign: about the origins of his signature "fired-up-ready-to-go" chant. The arc of his first term in office was seemingly complete.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/obama-tearful-finishes-iowa_n_2080862.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

***Right Now President Obama is Giving the Last Campaign Speech of His Life... Watch Live***


also on MSNBC - slightly better image http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbcnews.com/49693516

I finally figured out the difference between Bloomberg and Buffett and Romney's Billionaire Buddies?

Bloomberg and Buffett can read

Why Obama Now

love this video - will be relevant well after the campaign

Mother Jones did some follow up and found 4 of 5 Town Hall Debate Undecideds Now Support Obama

At the second presidential debate, a town hall forum held at Hofstra University, 11 undecided voters from Long Island asked President Obama and Mitt Romney questions on a range of issues, including unemployment, gun control, and equal pay for women. Mother Jones caught up with five of them, all of whom are still dealing with the aftermath of Sandy, and asked if they finally have decided. Results? Four of the five say they're voting for Obama. Here's why:

VOTER: Nina E. Gonzalez

QUESTION: "President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your administration done or plan to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?"

VOTING FOR: OBAMA. "If I could have had a clear understanding of how Gov. Romney would have provided jobs, I would have gone with him. The bottom line is we need food, shelter, and clothing before we can take care of any other needs. I never got a clear understanding about how he would do it. With my question at least [Obama] showed some concern. Romney just reiterated that he would advocate that people be able to possess weapons. And he essentially said that single mothers were the problem. They have enough problems. He also flip-flopped in regard to his thoughts about abortion. So, I was not happy with his response."

VOTER: Jeremy Epstein

QUESTION: "Mr. President, Governor Romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all I hear from professors, neighbors, and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. Can—what can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate?"

VOTING FOR: OBAMA. "I feel that both Mitt and Obama have completely different paths for our country. I think [Romney] would undo a lot of the work the president has done in the few years of his presidency. We're already on one track; let's give it a chance and see where we are in another four years. I liked Romney's answer to my question better—his business experience swayed me, but the third debate swayed me towards Obama. That was a commander-in-chief test. Romney looked uncomfortable; he didn't look presidential like he did in first debate. How are you gonna lead if you're uncomfortable?"

VOTER: Kerry Ladka

QUESTION: "The State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed four Americans. Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?

VOTING FOR: OBAMA. "It was always a toss up for me. Romney's business skills are well established, and I think we need a strong economy, but more important is Obama's backing of social plans like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. I don't think he'll hurt them, but I think the Romney-Ryan ticket will try to destroy them. Also I'm a fan of Obamacare. I think this nation needs a national healthcare plan. I'm not crazy about that entire episode with people dying in Libya, but still, overall, I think he's a better man than the governor."

more: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/11/town-hall-debate-undecided-voters-obama-romney

Beautiful short note my wife posted on facebook about the President's Rally last night in Aurora, CO

My wife doesn't post much in the way of politics on facebook... but she posted this note on her impressions from the Rally last night, I thought I would share.

via facebook:

Last night, 20K + gathered for a late night rally. A mixed crowd. A middle school boy in a collared shirt with glasses was inching his way toward the front. His eyes eager and his smile wide when he looked back to his parents and younger siblings, asking them to come forward.

I moved over for his family to go in front on me. The dad, in a colored shirt, no jacket, work keys attached to his jeans, the smell of home cooking and a family excited to see the President. The dad trying to shirk off the cold, rubbing his eyes, looking at his watch but patient for his kids. Quiet. Maybe this bright eyed boy sees his reflection when he looks at the president...

The president arrived, the man smiled wide, lifted his kids high in the air and then, they turned around to leave. Quietly back to work, the kids back to school.


btw, Dave Mathews was great:

SHOULD VETS VOTE FOR OBAMA? Heartfelt view of Vet who is casting his first vote for a Democrat

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