It is time to get this done…

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All that matters now is getting out the vote. In less than 8 hours polls begin to open.

24 hours from now we should know how it went.

If President Obama is re-elected it will be because of GOTV.

This will not happen by magic. Doors need to be knocked. Calls need to be made. The occasional voter and casual supporter need to be nudged to the polls. The voting process needs to be protected. All of this takes a massive volunteer effort. Be part of it.

Wherever you are, there is something you can do to GOTV on Tuesday.

Pick your spot and do something. You’ll feel better.

I’m in Ohio and I have to say that Columbus is Fired Up and Ready to Go. I can’t wait to get back and knock on some doors and re-elect the best President of my lifetime.

Cheers

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    MikeJ says:

    Does Dixville Notch vote in 10 minutes, or is that primaries only?

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    lamh35 says:

    Tale of 2 speeches tonight. Obama inspirational love letter to supporters…Romney…Obama bad, me good…whatever!

    President Obama wiped away a tear as he gave his last campaign speech as a Presidential candidate. Tomorrow he finds out if he will be continuing his political career as President of the United States. He ended his speech by telling the story of his “Fired Up!!! Ready to Go!!!” and asking the supporters if they are “Fired Up and Ready to Go”.

    Pretty emotional. FLOTUS hugged POTUS and you could read her lips when she said “I’m proud of you”

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    Dixville Notch is indeed on in 8 minutes.

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    @Joseph Nobles:

    Obama is getting his pro-gay mafia to vote first and discourage conservatives! Why do you think they call it Dixville?!

    {/wingnut}

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    dogwood says:

    I took the time to watch the President and First Lady at their last campaign event in Des Moines. It was really rather moving. I’ve lived through 11 presidencies and hope to see many more. Some I will approve of and some I will hate. But I feel pretty confident that we won’t see a finer family than the Obamas live in the White House in my lifetime.

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    lamh35 says:

    posted this in a previous thread, but wanted to post it here too. Cause I’m fired up for tomorrow.

    Just watched FLOTUS and POTUS at the last rally of his political career. The final rally was in the place where it all started…Iowa.

    I think it can definitely be said that without Iowa there would be no 44th President Barack Hussein Obama.

    I know that his Iowa win is what woke up me and my fellow Black voters to the possibility that Barack…our Barack could actually do this thing and almost instantly, we realized the Obama, one of us, one of OUR guys could actually do this, so we took him and his family into our homes, into our neighborhoods, into our churches, into our families and into our hearts and we never looked back. Call it what you want, racial pride or racial bias (conservatives), but he was here and Michelle was here and the WeeMichelles were here and they had a chance and we never looked back.

    Tale of 2 speeches tonight. Obama inspirational love letter to supporters…Romney…Obama bad, me good…whatever!

    President Obama wiped away a tear as he gave his last campaign speech as a Presidential candidate. Tomorrow he finds out if he will be continuing his political career as President of the United States. He ended his speech by telling the story of his “Fired Up Ready to Go” and asking the supporters if they are “Fired Up and Ready to Go”.

    Pretty emotional. FLOTUS hugged POTUS and you could read her lips when she said “I’m proud of you”

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: KagroX wondered on the Twitter box why no DC bar had Dixville Notch-os yet. I think they should have Nate Silver Dollar Pancakes, too.

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    Sara says:

    I agree, it was a very emotional speech and Michelle always supports him. I live in WV and even though this is a red state we have a blue state government. Tomorrow I am knocking on doors, offering rides and making phone calls to swing states to help the GOTV effort. FOUR MORE YEARS! This is my first presidential election that I am old enough to vote in, but I volunteered for Obama when I was 17 and I am doing it again!

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    MikeJ says:

    Ok, the polls should be closed in DN now. Who’s got the scoop?

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Dixville Notch results are in:

    Obama 5

    Romney 5

    It all tied up.

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    MikeJ says:

    @MikeJ: BTW, the primary had 6 Republicans and only 3 Dems. So don’t slit your wrists if we don’t carry it.

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    mdblanche says:

    @MikeJ: Tied 5-5.
    Get ready for the horse race narrative. Never mind Dixville Notch is traditionally GOP and Obama was only the second Democrat to win there. Given the history, a tie is good.

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    aangus says:

    BREAKING.

    Dixville Notch gives 5 votes each to Obama & Romney.

    : )

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    lamh35 says:

    Whoa in the first election in the nation,

    @politicoroger Dixville Notch: TIE! Obama & Romney get 5 each! First time ever.

    This is gonna be a long day guys!!! From what I understant, Dixville is pretty Republican and still a TIE!!

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    Joel says:

    @Mike: fuck that defeatist conspiracy shit. I’m tired of it. Save it for the fucking wingnuts.

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    @MikeJ:

    Obama in ’08 was the first time they’d voted Dem since Humphrey.

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    Jeff Spender says:

    What is Dixville Notch?

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    @aangus:

    I hope that’s not a premonition…

    “With every single vote counted and accounted for, we’re all tied up, 124,693,759 to 124,693,759. What are the odds, eh, Wolf?”

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    MikeJ says:

    @Jeff Spender: Small town in NH, first primary in the country, traditionally this town votes at midnight, and with only 10 voters gets it over with and results reported first.

    A fun time if you’re working on a primary. You literally talk to every single voter.

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    dogwood says:

    @Joel:

    Thanks for that. I’m tired of it too.

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    redshirt says:

    @Jeff Spender: Northern New Hampshire. And now they’ve got a media thing, so you really can’t trust any of it.

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    Jeff Spender says:

    Ah, I see. Thanks for the replies.

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    The Other Chuck says:

    “Dicksville Notch” is my gay porn name.

    Edit: bah, already beat to it by comment #5

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    redshirt says:

    I am 60 miles from Dixville. I have some Vikings who are itching for pillaging.

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    lamh35 says:

    Picture of POTUS at the Iowa rally tonight. He wiped away a tear.
    http://twitter.yfrog.com/9fyft6j

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    guachi says:

    I’m an absentee CA voter living in Maryland. I just now realized that if I were a Maryland resident my polling place would be at the elementary school around the corner. How easy is that?!?!

    And, because of redistricting, my new representative is Donna Edwards and not Steny Hoyer any longer. Yay!

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    Ben W says:

    Jeff: I don’t know either.

    Dennis: thanks to you and everyone else who is GIngOTV!

    I’m heading to PA tomorrow to canvas.

    Ready to go for four more years!

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    JWL says:

    January 16th, 2013

    “I, Mitt Moroni, do solemnly swear to preserve, protect, and exploit.. [ha hah ha].. I mean, of course, to defend.. [ha hah ha].. the what’s-the-ma-jigger of the United States of America”.

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    David Koch says:

    I’m writing in Michael Moore/Cenk Uygur.

    Not too late to turn this election around.

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    MikeJ says:

    @David Koch: Fuck that, I’m writing in Michael Moorcock/Stormbringer.

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    A nice sidebar somewhere might be why Dixville Notch had 21 voters in 2008, but only 10 in 2012. Plague?

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    lamh35 says:

    welp, looks like Obama’s got Christie’s vote locked up!

    Obama Connected Bruce Springsteen, Chris Christie During Call From Air ForceOne
    http://livewire.talkingpointsm.....uring-call

    y’all think Christie cried like a Lil….

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    lamh35 says:

    that previous comment was a mistake.

    The Associated Press (@AP)
    11/5/12, 11:36 PM
    Two New Hampshire villages have voted. Obama wins one race 23-9, while he & Romney are tied in the second race, 5-5: apne.ws/SQeCjc

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    Violet says:

    @lamh35: Christie’s going to vote for Obama. The person who gets the Boss to talk to him has to get his vote.

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    MikeJ says:

    Hart’s Location also voted: BarackObama 23, MittRomney 9, GaryJohnson 2, according to GOS.

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    collaborotter says:

    @Joseph Nobles:
    Delurking to say I’m still laughing at this, thanks. I needed that today :)

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    Triassic Sands says:

    If President Obama is re-elected it will be because of GOTV.

    If Mitt Romney is elected, it will be because there are tens of millions of really stupid people in this country. Criminally stupid.

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    Laura says:

    It’s so cute how the town website looks like it was made using Geocities – http://www.hartslocation.com/

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    MikeJ says:

    @Laura: Comic Sans is *always* the way to go.

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    guachi says:

    My favorite part – isn’t that Comic Sans font? For election results?

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    RaflW says:

    @lamh35: And you know the press will eat up the 5-5 vote and ignore the 23-9.

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    PeakVT says:

    @Laura: In places like that the webmaster is probably also the town clerk and dogcatcher. The site probably was originally made on Geocities umpteen years ago, and they just copied it over to the new hoster.

    ETA: some of the small VT towns don’t even have web sites.

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    Laura says:

    @PeakVT: Yes, but surely even the dogcatcher knows that Comic Sans is literally the Font of the Devil?

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    Violet says:

    Does anyone else think Romney looks like the Snow Miser?

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    handy says:

    @Violet:

    Looks vaguely like a zombie John Kerry. BRANNNNNEZZ!!!!!

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @lamh35: I posted in a dead thread, reposting here. I went and found this so everyone could see it:

    Here it is. Last stop Iowa. Next stop, 4 more years.
    Yes, we can.

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    Juror #7 says:

    @Violet: Now, now. Let’s not slander Snow Miser that way! (Also, I love Heat Miser and Snow Miser, so I prefer not to have them associated with RMoney.)

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    kay says:

    We feel good here. We think we’re going to win.

    I start tomorrow at 6 at our “problem polling place” which is in the Veterans Building. Hopefully they will open on time, but I doubt it, they are, after all, the problem polling place :)

    I finish at the Bd of Elections when polls close, but I’ll be there until at least 9.

    Thanks so much for coming and helping us, Dennis.

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    Violet says:

    @Juror #7: I love them both, but I saw a profile shot of Romney and it was bugging me who he looked like and then I realized it was Snow Miser. Both Snow Miser and Heat Miser are superior to Romney, of course.

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    Kane says:

    I think there’s a book waiting to be written about the love story of Barack and Michelle Obama. Twenty years of marriage, two daughters, a busy political and public life, and they still seem to share an intimate playfulness with one another and look at each other with a love as if they can’t get enough of one another.

    I know it might sound sappy, but if republicans can celebrate the love between Ronald and Nancy Reagan, surely democrats can celebrate the love story of Barack and Michelle.

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    Violet says:

    @kay: Thanks for all you do, Kay.

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    mdblanche says:

    @Elizabelle: But what does their husband think?

    @Violet: No, Snow Miser’s smile doesn’t give me the creeps.

    @Laura: Looks like an awful lot of straight ticket voting going on there.

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    Triassic Sands says:

    If Mitt Romney is elected, it will be because there are tens of millions of really stupid people in this country. Criminally stupid.

    Or because the Republicans manage to steal a few key states.

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    Kane says:

    @Joseph Nobles:

    A nice sidebar somewhere might be why Dixville Notch had 21 voters in 2008, but only 10 in 2012. Plague?

    Discouraged by the long line to vote.

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    Juror #7 says:

    @Triassic Sands: Seems like the two are not mutually exclusive propositions.

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    kay says:

    Also, True the Vote can’t enter polling places in Hamilton County and bother OH voters because they fucked up their credentials and used signatures they weren’t allowed to use. Or they forged signatures. I myself think it’s stupidity, not crime, but who knows?

    They’re idiot incompetents trained and managed by grifters and crooks and we don’t have to fear them. Nor should we.

    With that happy news, I’m going to bed.

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    Radio One says:

    I don’t care what people say about Bill Clinton, we’re never going to have a Democratic candidate quite like Barack Obama in this lifetime. So let’s try to win the House, as impossible as that sounds, so that he can realistically get the rest of his agenda accomplished.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Getting up early tomorrow, putting on my Democrat socks, and going to the polling place as early as I can. There probably won’t be a long wait, but there was a bit of a wait in 2008, so I want to have time to stop at Starbucks on my way to work.

    (No, the socks aren’t a metaphor. They’re these. I wore them for the VP debate and the last two Obama/Romney debates, so I’m hoping that little bit of luck will help put the EV count over the top.)

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    Joel says:

    By the way, thanks for doing this Dennis and everyone else working the ground. Without you, we’re not in the position we are now *knock on wood*.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    I’m signed up tomorrow for door knockin’ from noon until quittin’ time. OfA’s pretty amazing, they keep giving their volunteers reminder calls. The one I got today ended up saying “Okay, sounds like you’ve got some experience at this.”

    High of 45 tomorrow. Where the hell did I pack away my gloves last spring?

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    Yutsano says:

    Almost everyone I know in Washington and Oregon has voted. Thank you sane systems!

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    CW in LA says:

    @RaflW: Considering I knew about the 5-5 an hour ago and only found out about the 23-9 reading this thread, I daresay you’re right.

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    @Radio One:

    I don’t care what people say about Bill Clinton, we’re never going to have a Democratic candidate quite like Barack Obama in this lifetime.

    I think I get what you’re saying. It is a fact that Obama has had to do his whole career with the weight of American history on his back. How he and Michelle manage to stay sane is a subject for future study.

    At the same time, we don’t need to choose one or the other. It’s The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. We have both.

    And look what the other side has.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @Radio One:

    we’re never going to have a Democratic candidate quite like Barack Obama in this lifetime.

    Yeah, who knew a community organizer could organize a country? Go figure.

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    Wally Ballou says:

    @James E. Powell:

    And look what the other side has.

    Starland Vocal Band?

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    IM says:

    I wish you good luck.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:

    I see Joe Trippi has predicted a Romney victory. Has he been anything since he was Howard Dean’s campaign manager?

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    IM says:

    @Bubblegum Tate:

    Joe Trippi, the Matt Stoller of campaign managers.

    really sad to see this, me being an old deaniac and all.

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    Narcissus says:

    Isn’t Trippi the new Alan Colmes

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    hhex65 says:

    @Bubblegum Tate: wiki says in 2011 he did “public relations work for Bahrain following its violent repression of protests by Shia citizens during the Arab Spring.”

    but who knows? wiki says a lot of things without any accountability– it’s like a vast, living electronic pundit.

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    @kay:

    I saw something at GOS that said Franklin County. Could it be both?

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    pkdz says:

    Saw Tammy Baldwin, Bruce, and Obama in Madison. Love these words from Bruce:

    “Finally I’m here today because I’ve lived long enough to know that the future is rarely a tide rushing in. Its often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. We are in the midst of one of those long days right now. I believe that President Obama feels those long days in his bones for all 100 per cent of us. He will live those days with us.”

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    I know it doesn’t present consequences & repercussions on the level of the presidential election, but Nate Silver really has his ass hanging out there, doesn’t he? Changing Florida to light blue the night before the election? Damn.

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    amk says:

    Awriiight.

    Sam Wang with his Presidential final prediction 2012 (Election Eve final)

    ELECTORAL PREDICTION (mode): Barack Obama 332 EV, Mitt Romney 206 EV. The mode is the single most frequent value on the histogram. It corresponds to the map below, and has a chance of being exactly correct.

    That’s what I am talking about baybee.

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    magurakurin says:

    @Violet:

    Christie’s going to vote for Obama. The person who gets the Boss to talk to him has to get his vote.

    Does anybody else get the feeling that Christie has had some sort of epiphany? I wouldn’t be surprised if he becomes a Democrat, because the wingnuts are going to throw him under the bus big time when Rmoney loses tomorrow.

    If he has had a real change of heart, I say, welcome back to the fight…

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    Darkrose says:

    @Mnemosyne: I’ve already voted by mail, but I will be wearing a black t-shirt, silver-and-amber earrings, and kitty socks. That’s what I wore for the postseason games that the Giants won.

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    magurakurin says:

    @James E. Powell: Well, I guess technically his model’s ass is hanging out there. By extention that is him, but his prediction is just what the model tells him. And that is a lot better than going with what the voices in Peggy Noonan’s head tell her, as Atrios most aptly just stated.

    Did you see Dick Morris’s prediction? Rmoney 325. That’s delusional. George Will has it Rmoney 321. right.

    And both of them will still have a job after tomorrow. In fact, they will be writing articles telling us how Silver and Wang just “got lucky.”

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    opie_jeanne says:

    @Elizabelle: A couple of the comments below that were disturbing, but most were good.

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    opie_jeanne says:

    @James E. Powell: Wang shows Florida as blue tonight too.

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    JGabriel says:

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    Mnemosyne:

    Getting up early tomorrow, putting on my Democrat socks … No, the socks aren’t a metaphor. They’re these.

    Neat-o. They should make footie pajamas like that.

    .

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    IM says:

    I have to go. You just win this election, yes?
    It’s important.

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    Elias says:

    True The Vote barred from Ohio polls in Franklin County. Why?

    Turns out the forged the signatures to get in as observers. Universal agreement among D and R members of the Board of Elections that they should not be allowed in. They’re also promising an investigation of the fraud, which is a felony.

    Oh, the irony!

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    👽 Martin says:

    @magurakurin:

    Does anybody else get the feeling that Christie has had some sort of epiphany? I wouldn’t be surprised if he becomes a Democrat, because the wingnuts are going to throw him under the bus big time when Rmoney loses tomorrow.

    His epiphany was that Romney was certain to lose and he had a moment-in-the-sun to lay a foundation for 2016.

    Christie is a smart politician. Don’t mistake his actions the last week for anything other than that.

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    piratedan says:

    @MikeJ: c’mon now, we know that Stormbringer can’t hold office, so it’ll have to be Moonglum or Jhary-al-Conel.

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    NotMax says:

    If President Obama is re-elected it will be because of GOTV.

    Don’t discount that also he is the better candidate as well as a better person.

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    Elias says:

    @👽 Martin: Completely. Christie is already running for ’16.

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    NotMax says:

    Putting the chances of his changing his name after re-election run for governor at 50/50.

    To Jesús Christie.

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    NotMax says:

    Christie is exercising his job well in a time of extreme crisis.

    Good for him. That’s what he is paid to do.

    But all the fawning over him I see as no different than when the same was done for Giulani.

    Once the crisis work has abated, he’ll revert to form. Loud, testy and bullying bluntness are not an attractive combination.

    When he announces his killing of the proposed new NY/NJ tunnel was a mistake (as if he ever would) I’d consider a second look.

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    PalGirl20008 says:

    From out side the US
    Bring this home people….. the world is counting on you

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    NotMax says:

    Disgusting sentiment from someone theoretically in an office serving all the people:

    [Nevada] Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki introduces Romney, but not before putting in a pitch for the down-ballot candidates, including praise for Republican candidates Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei. “Get your friends out to vote,” Krolicki tells the audience, adding, “Make sure they’re like-minded before you do it.”  Source

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    gene108 says:

    @Sara:

    I applaud your enthusiasm.

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