(CNN) – Two days before he will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama rallied supporters in the key battleground state of Virginia while giving a hat tip to the first lady.
“You’ll hear tonight from the star of the Obama family,” Obama told a large crowd at Norfolk State University. “This is just like a relay, where you start out with the fastest person.”
First lady Michelle Obama is among the prime time speakers who will kick off the first night of the Democratic Convention Tuesday.
“I’m going to be at home, watching it with my girls and I’m going to try not to let them see their daddy cry,” Obama added. “Because when Michelle starts talking I get all misty."
The Norfolk event was the president’s second visit to Virginia in the last week and is expected to be his final public appearance before accepting his party’s nomination for president in a prime-time speech on the final night of the convention Thursday.
From there, he will embark on a campaign swing through New Hampshire, Iowa, and Florida over the weekend.
After his remarks Tuesday, the president made an unannounced stop at a local fire station, where he presented firefighters there with a case of the White House’s home-brewed beer.
"It needs to be chilled, its been sitting in my trunk,” Obama replied when one firefighter asked if he should drink it right away.
The White House later said that the case of beer included a mix of Honey Ale, Regular Ale, and Dark Ale.
what a wimpy sell out.
If Obama is already planning on crying when his wife talks, he must have been coached how to cry on command infront of the cammera!
Are you illiterate? He will be at home with his daughters, not at the convention site.
When Michelle spent TWENTY YEARS along side Barack, in Jeremiah Wright's 'God Damn America', anti-American, racist church, they swore allegiance to the church's 'Black Values' pledge, in which they promised to give preference in all matters to Black Americans, ahead of all other races. Therefore, when you say the first lady represents 'everyone' ... I'm sure that's the image her public relations people, and her speech writers want us all to believe.
OBAMA IS THROWING AMERICA UNDER THE BUS, TO HOLD ONTO POWER IN 2012 ... AND ...
CLINTON IS THROWING AMERICA UNDER THE BUS, TO GET HILLARY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2016.
Republicans love you. You are the goldmine of the republican elite. You are the reason why the dept of education is a threat to the republican elite. Were you home schooled?
If Oblameo stays in office, education wont matter THERE WONT BE ANY JOBS TO GO TO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually maine I learned everything I needed to know in Kintergarten and I didn't go to Kintergarten. I can see now that was a waste as I am surounded by Idiots. For at least the last 75 Years the Peasants were in charge of the Henhouse. So what is your experence with intellegence? Never mind. It won't matter if so and so is Re-elected.
BOB WOODWARD'S NEW BOOK reveals how Obama's arrogance sabotaged our economic progress, early in his Presidency. The book describes how even top Democrats, who had come to a bi-partisan economic agreement, were betrayed by Obama. It's time to replace the incompetent egomaniac with two leaders who know what they are doing ... Romney/Ryan in November !!!
Don't let your mind wander, it's far too small to be out by itself
JASON BIGGS THE DISGUSTING NEW FACE OF OBAMA'S FOLLOWERS.
WHERE'S THE DEMOCRATIC OUTRAGE TOWARDS THOSE WHO DISRESPECT WOMEN ???
Wasserman Schultz is a disgusting liar. The Democratic party is so desperate ... they will say, or do anything to hold onto power. Obama, and his corrupt henchmen have ZERO credibility !!! Time to kick them out of the White House ... good bye, and good riddance !!!
Howard – I completely agree with you. How many Dems just come out with a BIG LIE (like W-Schultz) and then they just walk it back after the lie has been put out there? It should be prosecutes as liable.
But, not to say you right about Debbie, but
When your team is lying it is okay?
* note : Team Champion Lyin' Ryan.
Speaking of liars the GOP people lied about the reasons for a change of venue for the president's speech due to the weather. The Charlotte area has been hit with thunderstorms everyday for a week. So the reason is not lack of interest its because of the weather I live here so I should know.
No actually that is "LYIN RYAN" who lies on demand in front of the camera. I'm no fan of his but,I DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS SUCH A BIG LIAR. Win or lose he has lost any and all credibillty. SAD.
I wonder who leaked the classified material about his plans to get "misty". I wonder if his teleprompter at home will say "get misty"?
Obama spent the entire weekend, prior to the Democratic convention, hammering Mitt Romney for staying in the past ... and, then on the first day of the convention, the Democrats spent most of the day showing OLD videos of Teddy Kennedy hammering Mitt Romney ... and, videos of Bill Clinton (our President TWENTY YEARS AGO) endorsing Obama ... Obama is the one who is stuck in the past ... another example of Obama HYPOCRISY !!! This desperate, pathetic loser will do, or say anything to hold onto power. Save America ... Dump Obama ... and Elect Romney & Ryan !!!
could not agree more!
I think when compare records
President Obama has quite a winning streak.
And Senat .. no, Presid .. no, Governor Romney has not done so well,
That is because the closest we can relate to anything good is pre-G. W. Bush. You remember those Bush years like in 2008 when jobs were dissolving at the rate of 800,000 per month, Banks and financial institutions were going belly-up, and retirees dreaded opening their monthly IRA investment statement. The answer to the question: "Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?" Is a resounding "YES!" I can again open my monthly statement and not cry over the depreciation of a lifetime of savings that had melted away.
Obama thinks all he has to do is trott out people with brown faces and Hispanic sir names, and it means the Hispanic people of America should vote for him. However, where was Obama for the first 3 1/2 years of his Presidency ... after promising to help the HIspanics in 2008 !!!
News flash...its more people in America and the (World) with brown/tan/olive/beige faces than it is with white faces. So in essence what you saw yesturday at the DNC is the true diverse America. Last week we heard and saw the issues with the GOP and we did not see the true America as it really is in 2012. We saw it really crystal clear...(smile)!
IN HER SPEECH ... MICHELLE TOLD US THAT BARACK STARTED OUT POOR ... UNTIL WE MADE HIM A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE ... AND LET HIM LIVE LIKE A KING IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR 4 YEARS ... AT WHICH TIME, HE MADE ALL OF US POOR.
The out sourcers and Wall Street made us poor.
No George W. Bush and his policies did that.
CHECK OUT THE 35 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE THE OBAMA'S
INTEND TO PURCHASE ... http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas
99 PER CENTERS ... FEEL BETRAYED YET ???
Obama all of a sudden has $35 million, to blow on a house ... which he obviously got from us citizens, along with secret deals, under the table pay offs, and pay back from special interest groups. If you wonder where the 5 1/2 TRILLION dollars of tax payer money ... which nobody has accounted for, went ... check out how the Democratic CROOKS, like Obama continue to live like royalty, on the backs of Americans, who are suffering economically. Defend them all you want, but his culture of corruption, are all thieves and liars ... picking the pockets of suckers like you ... who are stupid enough to defend him ... while he is robbing you blind !!!
Once again, Obama made a speech full of soaring rhetoric ... platitudes ... and empty promises ... while, after 4 years, and an economy which is much worse than when he took office, Americans are wondering what happened to his last list of broken promises. This President is an empty suit. America needs REAL leadership ... not more inspiring sermons.
Save America ... Elect Romney & Ryan in November.
Crying on demand.
And here's another post by a person who either cannot read, or chooses to be selective when it is self-serving.
An article based on being a seer is pathetic to begin with. So are people that defend the article.
You are a human stain on the underwear of life.
Why are they a stain? For commenting on a laim story saying that he is planning on getting misty. How pathetic can the image makers get? They have to leak his plans to mist up? That is pure theater. I wonder who the director is? Maybe he will get an Academy Award!
IF SCUM BAG, JASON BIGGS, TWEETED THE SAME DISRESPECTFUL COMMENTS ABOUT MICHELLE OBAMA, AS HE MADE ABOUT JANNA RYAN ... I'M SURE OBAMA WOULD BE CRYING !!!
Have you ever had one of your children get married? I found myself saying over and over again that I would be crying at the wedding. And those tears were genuine. Quit questioning every single thing about this man.
That must make him cool. And releasing his beer recipe. And doing an ad with the actor from Harold and Kumar. Trying much?
We would be okay with Willard being cool,
if he could.
oh yes obama will put on a real act...that is all he has and act.
The whole country will cry when friday's jobs report comes out.
It is progress that the country is talking about a slow recovery. Thats a far cry from where we were 4years ago when the country was about to tilt over.
23,000,000 out of work...now thats progress. What about the problems with russia, china, iran, and the continuing senseless afghan war? Look at the whole picture...and obama inherited all of this? NOT! obama is a dismal failure and everyone knows it...just look at the body language at the convention..hahaha
Am I better off today? You bet I am! My retirement savings is back to what is was before George W. Bush's 8 years of deregulation had gutted it.
Question: Are you better off than you were 3.5 years go as 4 yrs ago Bush was still President first off.
Answer: Yes we are better off NOW than when President Obama took office in January 2009. When President Obama took office Unemployment was at 10%, was losing millions of jobs...hello losing millions of jobs...gaining no jobs. Therefore, Bush jobs report would have been a negative what. Or better yet in his 8 yrs his jobs report was negative he had extremely low job creation during his Adm. President Obama actually created more jobs in his 3.5 yrs than Georgy Boy did in his whole 8 yrs. The auto industry has been saved and is doing very well again. Bin Laden is DEAD, and no more fighting troops are in Iraq. The looming depression and the recession was slowed down and he stablized the economy. Not to mention Bush did not tell the US the economy was worse off than he reported. Affordable Healthcare..he got it done. He had to repair our global image GW Bush "F" up. In addition, he actually told us our real debt as Bush left 2 unfunded wars and unpaid prescription bill...then he is blamed for increasing the US debt...seriously. When Bush thought he had unlimited funds to create wars all over the place and because he never revealed it or included it in the budget he gets a pass on it...really! That's just a few. Yes we are better off!
what i want to see is him crying is eyes out as the moving van hauls aways four years of garbage after Nov 7th i'll be crying too – tears of complete JOY!!!!!
All that are negative towards Obama, here is what he would say, "Go F*** yourself!"
Now you finally get Clint's speech. That would be a pretty terrible tink for a prez to say.
did you copy that from Clint?
OK Tracy but the Titanic is on the bottom, Rome has burned to the ground and the Emperor is out of clothes. So and So's answer is the standard Vaudvillle speech, WITH YOUR MONEY AND MY BRAINS, WE WILL GO PLACES. So what do you think Tracy, you gonna send all your money up to So ansd So?
Don't think our president would say that. More like GO VOTE. I think there are so many people on here that complain about the president who have never set foot in a polling place. Whether or not they vote for the other guy, or not, they should also protect every citizens right to vote. That is a fundemental right we should all protect.
come on CNN. Truthfully, how much time has he spent with his family? Why are you willing to let him get away with telling such sappy stories. Why don't you hold him to the same standards as other men. Is it because you feel the need to protect him, is he really that week?
"weak" is the word you're looking for. You'er welcome.
Read 'YOU'ER' (haha) own sentence. Your welcome.
HA! 'You're welcome' - see we all make boo-boos so get over it. Not trying to make you feel bad but, just sayin'.
Actually, technically "you're welcome" is the correct term. It's short for you are welcome. Though I admit defeat to my "you'er" part, just the slip of a finger.
It happens. No big deal. Makin' light of the fact our fingers can't keep up with our brains and our brains can't keep up with our fingers. Ha!
another angry and insulting republican
I predict that Obama comes on stage after Michelle's speech, copying Mitt Romney.
And all this talk about White House beer is explaining a lot about this president. He's a Drunk!
Politics is getting to be nothing more than a soap opera with two bit actors. Now our President announces to the public he might cry. How cute.
God we need help!
I have my box of tissues’ at my side and await with baited breath the slop that will be attempted to force feed us.
My comment is waiting for moderation . . Amazing it was posted at 5:56 pm and we are still waiting!
I love how so many people love to play "arm-chair president."
more and more tea bags out tonight, hey mr. rove hypo you got your base out,,,,ahahahhaahhaha
This is one of the most wonderful families to inhabit the white house in many, many years. So proud of my President and Michelle – doing such an amazing job and such a great example for everyone. Forward – Obama/Biden 2012!
rubbish! wake up from that dream, would you?
obama is not a good president, only brainwashed delusional democrats think he is.
Mitt made his kids millionaires,
Barak & Michelle made their kids good citizens.
Vote for the man you can trust,
Barak H Obama, in 2012.
Pathetic!!!! How fake he is....what is he trying to prove? Romney/Ryan in Novmber/12!!!!!!!!
Better go get granny out of the nursing home and pay that bill out of pocket when Ryan gets through.
Don't you mean Vulture-Voucher?
For sure we do not want Obama/Biden. They have wrecked our country enough. We just cannot take anymore of his failed policies!!!!!!
first lady knocked one out of the park. Her speach was great. And the crowd loved her. THe gal who introduced her was a real patriot.Lots of great speaches by some really sharp people. Great looking audience. Lots of diversity. for you repos that means lots of different types of people unlike your whitebread convention. No lies told just facts how refreshing. Loved the money summering in the caymens and wintering in switzerland. Not one repo posting has ever explained why a guy running for president would try to duck paying taxes in the USA and keep his money in another country. Forward 2012
I think we all know you'd love the speech, that's hardly a surprise.
and we all know you don't listen to reason,
so when that Judy said
"No lies told just facts how refreshing."
that doesn't seem to have an effect on you.
Well of course they will love her....are they not all liberals/democrats. What else do you expect????????? Stupid comment!!!!!!!!!! As far as I am concerned everything about her and her husband are fake. They belong in Hollywood with all of the other fake people.
You mean adled ones like Eastwood?
Send the wife out to defend your record. Obama's legacy..
Didn't Ann give a speech at your convention?
Ann was trying to make her husband look like a human instead of a robot. That wasn't a schmooze job?
So it's okay for Mrs. Romney to speak for her husband but not Mrs. Obama to speak for hers? Sounds like some one-sided thinking to me.
Who is the person moderating this site?
Is their work being supervised?
Why do comments not get moderated for 11 hours,
while others go up immediately?
Democrats should take mini sessions of the convention on the road.
Do a night, say Friday or Saturday, in Swing states. Call it 'Best of the Convention'.
Pick a nice Theater, like the Fox Theater in Downtown Detroit.
Invite key opinion leaders?
I get misty eyed when I think about that Fiscal Cliff. Yesterday the National Debt ran right over 16 Trillion Dollars. It didn't even slow down It's going to be a hard landing with no Parachute. What was it, one of the Castro Bros says Romney doesn'r "Get it" What else would you expect from "Rome" The Democrats are Fiddleing as Rome Burns to the ground.
DID YOU CRY WHEN IT RAN UP TO 10 TRILLION? 5 TRILLION? WHERE IS THE CUT OFF POINT FOR YOUR TEAR DUCTS WHEN IT COMES TO THE NATIONAL DEBT?
CAPS-LOCK IS FOR LOSERS; HOLD SHIFT KEY DOWN TO BE UBER PRO!!!
Jokes aside, dec2012 makes a very good point. Whats the point of looking and complaining about numbers if you don't understand them?
I remember the fiscal cliff of 2008 when my IRA looked like it had melted to nothing, and I had worked hard and saved so a bunch of Wall Street bankers could walk away with the cash. All thanks to Bush era deregulation.... "NO!"
If I were you i'd put some effort into finding out why the markets crashed...and it was not President Bushes fault. Check the recored and you will find Bush could not get congress to back him up on regulating the markets...and obama was ALL in on freddie and fannie buying those loans...up to his filthy neck!
WORD = GOP Association
Old People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Sick People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Poor People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Female People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Non-white People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Non-christian People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Unemployed People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Gay People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Glob of cells in a womb = Something we PRETEND to care about just to get votes.
Gun Control = Something ELSE we PRETEND to care about to get dumb redneck votes.
What are the words for Obama who spending, spending and sending our country totally broke. When you and your family are out of jobs and your home is in forclosure, I hope Obama will look out for you.
Like Bush looked out for us? Hahahahahahahahha
Democrat word association.
unborn child – a glob of cells that we don't care about. let them die.
"I'm going to cry over a speech my political handlers wrote for you to read..."
Seriously.. how pathetic is that?
I got all misty thinking about how many cattle were killed for Christie's lunch! Hahahahahahahahah
Good God. What a piece of "journalism".
After weeks of back room deals to get Hillary elected in 2016 ... tonight, I watched the master snake oil salesman, Bill Clinton, sell ice boxes to a room full of liberal Eskimos. Sure the economy was bad when Obama took over in 2008, but Obama, not Bush, squandered 5 1/2 TRILLION of our hard earned dollars in just 3 1/2 years ... and, it was Obama, not Bush, who kept unemployment at over 8% for 42 straight months. Thanks to Obama, our current enconomy is NOW in shambles ... and, Obama wants to double down on his failed policies ... at OUR expense.
Save America ... Dump Obama ... and Elect Romney & Ryan in November !!!
Repubs keep saying govts dont create jobs , that the wealth creators do, so dont blame Pres Obama blame the wealth creators with there temporary Bush cuts that the repubs forced congress to extend for the high unemployment . Pres Obama also had to pay for the continuation of the wars in Iraq and Afganistan that were underfunded . or do you think Obama should have all the troops home on the 2nd day of his presidency.
Everyone knows Bush burned down the forest. Now, the GOP expects the new ranger to magically make the seedlings grow. Obama said in his inaugural speech that the turn around would take longer than 4 years. Grown ups know that. There is just no way the American voter is going to hand the country back for more of the same failed policies the GOP has used for 30 years. No way.
Howard loves Obama, don't be fooled.
Howard....many things cost a lot more than they did in 2008. 5 1/2 trillion on the books now to fight 2 fake wars. How much of an increase in debt if the shrub had actually added (arithmetic) the total costs. instead he left that for Obama. Every time you post you make Obama's point a little clearer each time, which is what your intent is. thank you.
MAYBE PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS NOT AT HIS BEST AT THE FIRST DEBATE.....BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT IMPORTANT THINGS WERE GOING ON IN THE WHITE HOUSE THAT DAY TO MAKE HIM THINK ABOUT OTHER THINGS THAN THE DEBATE. I FEEL BAD FOR THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE WAS LEFT WITH SO MUCH MESS FROM BUSH.....ALMOST LIKE A HOUSE LIKE ON THE SHOW 'HOARDERS'.....WHERE HE HAD TO TAKE CARE OF ONE THING AT A TIME WITH NO HELP AT ALL FROM CONGRESS TO CLEAN THINGS UP. AND THERES'S LOTS OF ROOMS IN THAT HOUSE AND IT SEEMS HE HAS TO DO IT ALONE. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HONEST I THINK. PLUS I DON'T KNOW HOW SOMEONE LIKE MITT ROMNEY COULD EVEN BE ELECTED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT WHEN HE HAS HIS OFF SHORE BANK ACCOUNTS WHERE HE DOESN'T PAY US TAXES. A LOT OF RICH PEOPLE DO THAT AND THAT IS WHY THE DEFICIT IS SOOO HIGH. THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T GETTING THE MONEY THEY SHOULD FROM PEOPLE EARNING THEIR MONEY. I TOALLY HOPE PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED. AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT BECAUSE I'M BLACK. I'M WHITE WITH NO BLACK FRIENDS. BUT PUTTING ROMNEY IN OFFICE WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE EXCEPT FOR THE RICH PEOPLE. THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT WILL BENEFIT. US POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE WILL BE POORER THAN WE ARE. WAKE UP PEOPLE AND LISTEN TO WHAT ROMNEY IS NOT SAYING. VOTE FOR RE-ELECTING PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!