President Obama & President Clinton campaign together next week in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia
[quote]Obama, Clinton to share stage in Orlando Monday on three-state tour
October, 25 2012
President Barack Obama will be coming to Orlando Monday, and he’s bringing former President Bill Clinton with him.
Obama, who has seen Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and the Romney family make several visits to Central Florida since the president was last here, is doubling down for the last few days of the 2012 campaign.
No details are available yet on the Obama-Clinton visit to Orlando, or on subsequent visits to Youngstown, Ohio, and Prince William County, Virginia.
It will be the two presidents’ first campaign rally appearances together though the pair were together at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in early September.
Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, then New Hampshire, is the order of importance in this race.
We are way up in both Ohio and Nevada. And now Virginia.
I'd keep hitting NV and VA and try FL.
Pretty sad that it only comes down to a few states every damn time.
I hope they hit more than just the "big cities". I hope they go into the counties and cities that need the boost the most... (Southern Ohio, for example, as the Cleveland area is a lock for Obama).
I'd like to see 20,000 people at these rallies.
I just heard on CNN Dick Cheney and W are going to fundraise for Romney. Supposedly Cheney has already appeared at some events for Romeny.
I'm sure rich bastards will be happy to give Cheney money. Will this affect the opinion or vote of anybody else?
Most people, including Republicans, are soured on Bush. It can only hurt Romney and I'll be surprised if this happens. Why do you think Bush was absent during the entire Republican campaign?
Rich bastards r6? Clinton and Obama are paupers I guess?
Don't be an idiot, R8. Seriously.
Clinton & Obama have nowhere near as much money as the Bush family, nor have they inflicted as much damage on the country.
So why is this being brought up anyway?
Hey, Paul Ryan had a major policy speech yesterday in Cleveland in front of a huge crowd of 500.
This is so great that a conservative and a Progressive can get along so well. This shows me that World Peace can happen if everyone shares some tea together. My boy friend from Seattle told me Romney the Evil person will lose because Obama only has to win Ohio to become Prez again, yeah. So go ahead Evil Romney, you can win all the states but if Obama wins Ohio, you lose. Take that Evil Romney!!
I wasn't referring to Bush and Cheney being "rich bastards," actually, R8, although they are rich.
I meant that the kind of people that admire Bush and Cheney, and think their endorsement of a candidate is a valuable endorsement, are people who are rich and have an "I got mine fuck you" attitude. Bush and Cheney are a pilot that went AWOL and was never prosecuted, due to his influential and wealthy father, a draft dodger with five deferments, which offends many older wealthy people who did serve their country. Bush and Cheney are pro-pollution, pro corporations destroying democracy, pro voter fraud, pro-torture. Cheney seems to have had a falling out with Bush after their second term was over, or towards the end. They don't usually appear together anywhere anymore unless they really have to.
The only people that really sign on for this worldview are selfish, greedy bastards. There are plenty of rich people who hate them both intensely.
Thank GOD Senator bBarbara Boxer's face work has FINALLY settled!
Here is Rachel Maddow’s report on how Obama criticizes the neoconservative Bush/Cheney regime for violations of the US Constitution and US statutory law and then proposes the same thing himself.
Obama is the best President we have ever had. He will lead us to a Nation of one like Europe. He is so great, when I hear his voice I get the chills. He will give us everything we want. Romney is so Evil like all Republicans. Obama should arrest all Republicans and put them in jail. Then our Country would be Utopia.
I'd settle for him giving the death penalty to freepers who come up with really bad material, r17
The freeper troll at r17 is pretty pathetic. F&F. Is that what passes for wit with these guys?
Whatever Happened to Free Speech?
by BRUCE JACKSON
The senior curator of a large art gallery that is currently putting together an exhibit of my photographs said a curious thing to me recently. “I want you to know we’re okay on your exhibit, we’re on track, but several of our usual Jewish contributors have turned us down flat because, they say, you’re an anti-Semite and they won’t underwrite an exhibit by an anti-Semite.”
“This is crazy,” I said to the guy. “I’m a Jew from Brooklyn.”
“Yes,” he said, “but you invited Norman Finkelstein to give a talk and you cannot be forgiven for that.”
“I never invited Norman Finklestein to give a talk. I never met Norman Finkelstein. The Palestinian students invited him and asked me if I’d contribute $200 to his transportation. I said yes. I say yes to every student group that asks me for help like that.”
“No difference,” the guy said. “As far as they’re concerned you invited Norman Finkelstein and he should not be allowed to talk anywhere and you helped him do it.”
“What’s the First Amendment all about?” I said.
“They don’t care about that,” he said.
A week later, a friend called to say he’d been at a dinner in another art gallery where a prominent Buffalo attorney had attacked me without pause for fifteen minutes. The attack came up because I’d had two exhibits in that gallery in the previous two years, something about which the attorney still seethed. I’ve never met that attorney. What he was raging about, the friend said, was that I’d invited Norman Finkelstein to Buffalo and I had disparaged Israel in print.
The disparagement he had in mind, so far as I can tell, was a Counterpunch article in which I reported on Israeli artillery killing two giraffes and a zebra in the only zoo in the Palestinian territory. There was never
any dispute about the artillery attack or the deaths of the animals; my crime, as far as this attorney was concerned, was that I had reported it.
About four years ago the dean and provost of my university got a letter from an organization in Los Angeles suggesting I be investigated for anti-Semitism because of the same article in Counterpunch and the Finkelstein visit. A blessed coincidence. Not long after, the chair of one of the departments in the university’s school of Architecture said at a public meeting that the people responsible for Finkelstein’s visit had committed “blood libel” because letting him speak was a betrayal of Israel and the people responsible for his visit should be expunged from the university. I was in the room. I heard this idiot say that. He was looking right at me when he said it.
In the past, I’ve taught in the school of Architecture. When I tried to do it again a year or so ago I was totally stonewalled. My first two emails to the dean were ignored. He and I know one another well; it’s not like I was a stranger knocking at the door. The third, in which I asked if this anti-Semitism business was the reason for the silence, was answered by the dean with complete fluff.
What the fuck has happened?
When I was a little kid, growing up in Brooklyn, Israel was the land of hope and truth. It was those little blue boxes in all the stores into which you deposited your spare change. The money would go for trees, for bringing water where it wasn’t. It was the place for getting away from everything that had gone wrong in Europe, starting over, doing it right, doing it decently.
Now Israel is the place that maintains a blockade of the people whose land it has stolen and counts imported calories so the UN won’t be able to say the blockade amounts to a war crime. Now it is a place that wants us to start a third war in the Middle East. Now people who report on what Israel does are attacked not for telling lies, but for telling the truth, or for helping people say what they think.
They did kill those giraffes and that zebra in the Palestinian zoo. People like Norman Finkelstein do have a right to speak. The First Amendment is the Amendment the Founders put first for a very good reason: if you shut people up, none of the other rights matter because we never get to talk or hear about them. The advocates of Israel are the last people who should be demanding silence and punishing the users of honest words.
I’m not the anti-Semite. They are. I know what my tradition is all about. It is a tradition that treasures words. I’m proud of it. And I want my goddamned nickels back.
I suppose cheney can help the romney campaign raise money from millionaires (how do they really need any more money?), but how can photographs of mittens with cheney be helpful in the closing days of the campaign - I would think that could be a real negative to a significant number of "undecided voters: -how can ANY thinking voter be "undecided" at this point?!?... Oh, I see... it's that adjective, isn't it.
Obama drew 16,000 to a mid-afternoon rally here in Denver Wednesday (very chilly day with a forecast of rain turning to snow). He's pulled ahead here in the polls by about 2 points. I'm fairly confident.
What I'm wondering is, after the epic Clinton speech at the DNC, why haven't they done more campaigning together? I've only recently seen the Clinton campaign ad, and 4 out of 5 TV ads here are political in nature. Gore refused to use Clinton in 2000, and it cost him the presidency. I think Obama should have better utilized Clinton in the past several weeks. There's no one like Bill to fire up the base and get them to the polls.
R23, the Obama Campaign has been using Clinton constantly since the DNC:
1. Clinton campaigned in New Hampshire for Obama
2. Then Clinton went to Nevada for a Vegas rally for Obama (& Shelley Berkley)
3. Then Clinton went to Arizona for Carmona
4. Then Clinton went to California for an Obama fundraiser
5. Then Clinton went to Indiana for Donnelly
6. Clinton was in Ohio on Tuesday for Obama with Bruce Springsteen
7. Clinton is going to Connecticut at the DSCC's request to help Chris Murphy
8. Clinton was also in Orlando, Florida for Obama (& Bill Nelson)
9. Clinton then visited Massachusetts to help Elizabeth Warren
10. Then next week Clinton campaigns with Obama in Ohio, Florida & Virginia
Clinton can't be with Obama the whole time, otherwise the Republicans & the media will say Obama isn't popular enough to succeed on his own.