Obama + Springsteen in Madison 11/5/12 = 15,000-18,000
Kerry + Springsteen in Madison the day before the election = 75,000
Obama in Madison in October = 30,000
– In the interview conducted on Sept. 12, Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” asked the president about his remarks in the Rose Garden: “Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?,” Kroft asked.
“Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans,” Obama said. –
Can we get a real journalist on this? I have no idea why CBS withheld this section, but everybody has it wrong, including Steve Kroft. POTUS did reference “an act of terror” in the Rose Garden, and he didn’t reject it in the 60 Minutes interview. Politico quotes “too early to tell” as being the answer to the question “Was it terrorism”. As you can clearly see, Obama said it was too early to tell who did it.
Can we get a real journalist on this?
Not until after the election, if even then.
You want the media to DO THEIR JOB and hold a critical eye to government in general (and the Executive Branch in particular) and hold them accountable? You know who to vote for tomorrow…
My dog bit the neighbor kid. An act of terror to all of us.
Putting a bomb in my neighbors house is something quite different and specific. IT IS AN ACT OF TERRORISM.
I saw Dick Morris on Hannity and he thinks Romney will win in a landslide for reasons that even Hannity wasn’t buying. In fact he looked a bit embarrassed by Morris’s BS.
When I watch Karl Rove on FNC I can see why he sounds credible even when he’s spinning like a top. With Morris it sounds like he’s a nutcase. Oh yeah he is.
With all the happy horsesh|t that Hannity throws out, it’s a wonder that Morris would strike him as unusual.
Heck, every host who talks to Morris has that look about them. I really want to know what he has on them.
Hannity thinks Romney will win, but not by the large margin Morris thinks.
I don’t know why I did that last night. Honestly, it was just an impulse of the moment when I answered the land-line phone, spent the twelve minutes answering the polling questions, and told the person on the other end that I was leaning toward voting for the Democratic candidate for House of Reps but definitely voting for the Dem US Senate candidate and Barack Obama for president.
Yeah, I lied. At least the nice person on the phone was appreciative that I didn’t hang up.
THE POLLS ARE WRONG!!
Don’t understand why there are separate election specials for Fox, FNC, FBN, NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC. Seems kind of wasteful.
Interesting to see the Fox affiliate in Spokane has only two hours of election coverage. The rest of the night is just reruns of different sitcoms.
Karl Rove & Joe Trippi make for a good polling analysis team. It boils down to whether or not the polls have it right with their D-2008+ survey weighting. If they’re right then Obama wins re-election, possibly by a sizeable margin in the electoral count. If they’re wrong then it’s Romney and also possibly by a substantial amount.
We’ve seen in past elections that the polling can be pretty damn close to final vote tallies, so the Dem model showing it real close with an edge to Obama could very well be right. But we’ve also seen recent elections in which the polling has been way off – most recently in Wisconsin where they said the recall was a toss-up but Walker won by 10 – so it’s entirely plausible that the polls are just plain wrong. They have to base their numbers on something and using the most recent presidential election results does kind of make sense.
The one thing… all year they’ve been saying that it’s a base turn-out election and that the final result will be determined by independents. Polling shows the indys breaking heavily for Romney… I like not knowing.
Larry is near tears covering the Obama rally in Iowa. Are the internals that that bad, Larry?!?
I am not going to watch any TV or use the Internet from 7:00 PM tomorrow night until 7:00 AM Wednesday morning. I no longer want predictions. I want results. I have a good book to read. Something about a young girl who falls in love with a non-biting vampire.
Don’t understand why there are separate election specials for …
I have all these choices here and… unfortunately my local CBC affiliate’s telly schedule won’t load, but the survey on their website shows that a strong majority of viewers belive the US elections are very important to them.
The polls are wrong if everybody wakes up tomorrow and decides en masse that Mitt Romney as president is a ridiculous notion. It could happen.
Or, you know, maybe they’ll decide that the guy who’s still selling “Change” is full of sh\t.
At least we have a reasonably good idea how Obama would govern. I have NO CLUE what Mitt Romney would do as President, and I’m insulted by it. Massachusetts Romney? Primary Romney? General Election Romney? Guy who makes up sh!t about Jeep Romney? Which one would we get? I don’t know, and neither do you.
The results are in from Dixville Notch, NH. 5 for Obama, 5 for Romney. So goes Dixville Notch…so goes Dixville Notch, I guess.
— we have a reasonably good idea how Obama would govern —
Yes. Poorly. And there’s no reason to expect any improvement, unless you’re living in a dream world where it hasn’t been so bad. You are.
I didn’t vote for Obama, so I don’t know what you’re babbling about. My problem with Romney is that he flip-flopped and lied all the way to Election Day. The guy’s a jerk.
Independent like O’Reilly.
Dammit, I didn’t say I was independent. I’m a liberal who voted third party because of dissatisfaction with both major-party candidates. I don’t have to be for Obama to be against Romney. Now enough of this. No one is interested in you and I having a personal snipefest on ICN.
Of course you have a clue. Romney’s tenure as governor of Massachusetts shows us that he knows how to lead and how to how to work things out with legislators. Necessarily, the policies he will advocate for the country will be different than those he pushed for his state. The make-up of the House & Senate will be the determining role in how he governs. Unlike Obama, we can know that Romney will be fully engaged.
-FEMA, My new pet peeve-
I wish the cable news programmes would spend at least a little time educating the public in the role of FEMA. It was true during Katrina and it’s still true during Sandy – FEMA does not do rescue or aid work, they coordinate supplies and funding that the states request. I’ve seen several complaints that the agency hasn’t provided generators for gas stations without power, for example, but FEMA doesn’t have the say on where the equipment goes. It’s the state disaster operation in charge of all that.