Obama says ‘nothing more important’ than getting Sandy response right
November 3rd, 2012
11:03 AM ET

Obama says ‘nothing more important’ than getting Sandy response right

(CNN) – Meeting with Cabinet officials at the headquarters of FEMA before a long day of campaigning, President Barack Obama said his government was singularly focused on improving conditions for people still living without power and amenities after Superstorm Sandy devastated areas of the East Coast.

"There is nothing more important than us getting this right,” Obama said to a group of reporters. He was flanked by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate. Also present were the secretaries of defense, energy, HUD, health and human services, education and transportation.

The president listed a series of items still on the federal government’s punch list, including restoring power to parts of New York City and New Jersey. The president said crews from as far away as California were being deployed to help restore electricity as temperatures drop in the East. About 2.7 million customers remained without power Saturday across 15 states and the District of Columbia, and some may be in the dark for another week, according to utility officials.

There was light for some Manhattan residents late Friday however – cheers erupted in areas downtown as electricity sparked back on for the first time in five days.

Obama also said pumping out flooded areas, removing debris and relaunching the country’s largest concentration of transportation infrastructures were all priorities as the recovery effort enters its second week.

“We're going to spend as much time, effort and energy as necessary to make sure all the people of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut know that the entire country is behind them in this difficult recovery effort,” Obama said.

The president’s remarks came as he was set to embark on a day-long campaign tour through Ohio, Iowa and Virginia. A White House official said Obama was briefed overnight on storm recovery efforts.

In his remarks, the president said “our hearts continue to go out” to the families of the 106 people killed in the storm as it bore down on the Eastern Seaboard early last week.

"That's obviously heart-breaking. But I'm confident that we will continue to make progress as long as state and local and federal officials stay focused,” Obama said.


Topics: FEMA • Hurricane

soundoff (139 Responses)
  1. E Hamptons

    WHAT ABOUT THE US NAVE SEALS and our Ambassador murdered ! Ignore that? Unimportant to get that right? The ignorance of the Obama camp is grotesque!

    November 3, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  2. Sean

    Giuliani is the one who should resign!!!! He is a disgrace to our great nation at a time when our nation was in need of healing. He would rather play politics and give his poor assessment of a great President. Obama has done the best job he could do and has even proven he can work across the aisle. Our President is a true leader and has been there for all of us since he took office. He has even put up with the abuse that these right wing fanatics have put him through. I hope all Americans see what they truly stand for on the right! The republicans today are no "Abe Lincoln".

    November 3, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  3. fred

    "There is nothing more important than us getting this right, SO I CAN GET RE-ELECTED."

    November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  4. singlemom

    Ha Ha.. Every state has Governor and Mayors. Let them do their job and you worry about the nation. First, come straight on Libya Attacks. Stop acting.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  5. joe

    even though the president is doing a great job there will be plenty of repos to complain To bad your guy had to go buy his own relief stuff and hand it out to his people so they could give it back to him to get the photo op. What a slime some relief rally.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • gemini33

      Romney can't win. If he writes a check, he's tagged as a rich plutocrat who can't understand regular people. If he underwrites an activity you still find something to grouse about.

      You might check his annual contributions against your own candidates for comparison. And what is on his taxes only shows what he gives in his name, not the anonymous gifts that he has made.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
      • josebear5

        I wonder about you people do you live in fairie land .He was there for a publiity. wakeup . then he went to las vagas

        November 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
      • Meagain

        The president said during the debate, "my 401K is not as big as yours (Mitt)"

        November 4, 2012 at 5:27 am |
      • Franky

        Bloomberg gave 1 million of his own cash. If Romney caredit wouldn't be about what is the right "photo op" it would be about doing the roght. This shouldn't be a campaign moment.

        November 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
      • SAdams

        if romney wrote a check it would be deemed nothing more than a political ploy

        November 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • joep199

        I have no doubt that Mitt Romney, the man, is a nice person who has helped a lot of other people. My quarrel is with the policies that he has said that he would implement if he's elected President. In support of these policies, and his political/economic philosophy, many people would suffer needlessly.

        November 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      If he's doing a great job then why do people there still not have gasoline or food? I know you love Obama but your ignorant leftist rant denies the reality there.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
      • john

        Why don't you cut the president some slack, He's trying his best . I think the man is sincere and genuine. people like you do nothing but trash and complain stop publicizing a tragedy and act of nature . Show the American spirit and let's work altogether to overcome such disaster!!!

        November 4, 2012 at 1:07 am |
      • Tim

        @Frank Marshall Davis

        I don't think you realize how much money they actually have to spend and how much flood damage there is. It's not just one state that's affected either. I think Fema has about 3 billion to spend. Damages were way beyond that. They were also prepped with food and shelter well before the storm hit. If you paid attention and actually read the articles, you would know that.

        As for gas, if it's heating you are referring to, that is an electric company issue. Not an Obama issue. If it's transportation your referring to, that's a gas company / electric company issue. Also not an Obama issue.

        You can thank the Republican party for slashing some of the Fema budget which could of gotten things done a lot faster...

        November 4, 2012 at 3:01 am |
      • Tim

        And, if a national / federal effort is too slow, guess how long it would take the states to handle it?

        November 4, 2012 at 3:06 am |
      • Jack

        Don't be an idiot!! Getting in and out of those states is rough, instead of critizing get of your American butt and do something to help. FEMA is there helping, Red Cross etc. If Romney was in office, FEMA would not be there helping at all, he intends to cut there budget by millions, that means, people on the east coast, Florida, tornado alley, Oklahoma, Kansas etc, will get no help during a disaster, hope you don't leave in one of those states. We have already seen how the Republicans respond to disasters, CAN YOU SAY KATRINA, KATRINA, KATRINA, New Orleans is still rebuilding etc.

        November 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
      • HincEtInde

        You have now clue do you? It's was the worst storm ever recorded that hit and you expect everything to be back to normal one week after. Duh!

        November 5, 2012 at 9:26 am |
      • Bill in STL

        And what did you say about Katrina? Do you remember??? Do you remember what this president said about it? How is he doing compared to then?

        November 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
      • joep199

        You ignore the facts and just keep spitting your political venom. Sort of shows where your priorities are, doesn't it?

        November 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Is it political venom to ask questions? Rules sure have changed....

        November 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
    • Howard

      OBAMA'S DISMAL TRACK RECORD HAS DONE AWAY WITH ANY CREDIBILITY, HE MAY OF ONCE HAD.
      TO ALL YOU OBAMA STOOGES ... Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

      November 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
      • Meagain

        You should be thanking Mitt and Beain Capital for sending you jobs to china

        November 4, 2012 at 5:30 am |
    • Patrick FL

      Howard, you just typed alot of stuff but you didn't say anything.

      Frank, are you implying the governement should be responsible for providing people with gasoline, food and power? That sounds alot like a government takeover of our free market system.

      November 4, 2012 at 1:44 am |
      • Bill in STL

        That is the most rediculous question I have ever heard. What kind of person would try that question or stance in light of situation in the North East??? Go pedal your bs elsewhere

        November 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
    • Ray E. (Georgia)

      After pondering it for a while Obama's Statement shows a last deseprate move for votes. His Re-Election is in desperate trouble and most likely down the tubes. Why would he make such a statement? Just as bad as saying 57 States, The Private Sector is doing fine, you didn't build that, We can't change Washington from the inside, now this. Does anyone really think Obama has a clue. on anything???

      November 4, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Howard

      While obama says the MOST IMPORTANT thing is to get the hurricane Sandy response right ... he returns to the fund raising / campaign trail ... while the east coast is sill in havoc ... what a HYPOCRITE !!!

      November 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
      • HincEtInde

        Do you really think the President has to sit behind his desk in the Oval office to run this country or walk the streets of Staten Island with a tool belt to get things fixed?

        November 5, 2012 at 9:29 am |
      • karen

        have you ever experienced a disaster? I live in KY we were hit with the last vestages of Katrina. The snow and ice had us trapped in our house and on the property for 11 days, as tree limbs had fallen all over and prevented us from moving any vehicle. It was 13days before we had power. We had closed off one room with plastic and blankets we heated that space with a kerosene heater and I cooked on same and washed dishes. Never once did I blame Bush although his response in NOLO was horrible. I blamed the weather and recognized that it takes longer to clean up that thee storm to doo the damage. This is why I frequently make the statement grow up

        November 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Yes I was... it was called Hugo and I lived in the Carolinas when he hit. Without power for weeks trees down on my house for weeks... Yes I know what it is about... We did more for each other than the govement did. Let me ask you Karen Hince.. what did you say abour Katrina?

        November 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama's Military Endorsements:

      General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret)
      General Colin Powell, USA (Ret)
      Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)
      Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret)
      Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret)

      Mitt Romney's Military Endorsements:

      Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.)
      General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.)
      General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret)
      Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.)
      Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.)
      General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)
      General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret)
      General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret)
      Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret)
      General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret)
      Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret)
      General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret)
      General William Kernan, USA, (Ret)
      Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret)
      General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret)
      General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret)
      General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret)
      General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret)
      Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret)
      General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret)
      General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret)
      General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret)
      Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret)
      Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.)
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      Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral John Theodore "Ted" Parker, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Charles Henry "Chuck" Pitman, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.)
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      Lieutenant General Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
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      Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.)
      Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Claudius "Bud" Watts, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General William "Bill" Welser, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.)
      Lieutenant General Richard "Rick" Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.)
      Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General John E. Bianchi, USA, (Ret.)
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      Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General John L. Borling, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General Tom Braaten, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.)
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      Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.)
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      Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.)
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      Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Charles Fletcher, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.)
      Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.)
      Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.)
      Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General William Moore, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.)
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      Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, USN, (Ret.)
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      Major General Gerald F. Perryman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General David C. Ralston, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Roland Rieve, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, USN , (Ret.)
      Major General Richard H. Roellig, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.)
      Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Edison E. Scholes, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, USCG, (Ret.)
      Major General David J. Scott, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard Secord, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Joseph K. Simeone, USAF and ANG , (Ret.)
      Major General Darwin Simpson, ANG , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN , (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral David Oliver "D.O." Smart, USNR, (Ret.)
      Major General Richard D. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Major General Donald Bruce Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, USN, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Robert H. "Bob" Spiro, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General William A. Studer, USAF, (Ret.)
      Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, USN, (Ret.)
      Major General Hugh Banks Tant III, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Larry S. Taylor, USMC, (Ret.)
      Major General J.B. Taylor, USA, (Ret.)
      Major General Thomas R. Tempel, USA , (Ret.)
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      Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.)
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      Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, USAF, (Ret.)
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      Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Fred F. Caste, USAFR, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.)
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      Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.)
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      Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.)
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      Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA, (Ret.)
      Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA, (Ret.)

      November 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
      • Francisco

        What is your point?

        Obama is still winning. You think you are changing people's minds because you posted this? You don't win by endorsement, you win by electoral votes.. Take care boy.

        November 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
      • Lizzie

        Nice all generals, not a foot soldier or Sargent in the crowd.

        November 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  6. bill pike

    REMEMBER NOVEMBER
    President Obama's Accomplishments speak for themselves
    This is a different way to look at the "success" of President Obama accomplishments. He has managed to pull off more than any other President before him. He has an impressive list of accomplishments:

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a Social Security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States .

    First President to violate the War Powers Act.

    **First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

    First President to terminate America 's ability to put a man in space.

    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

    First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.

    First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    First President to go on multiple global "apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.

    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.

    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

    First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences".

    Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs. Arizona).

    How is this hope and change working out for you?

    ~ J&J

    November 3, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  7. Ronaldo

    22 deaths in S.I., no gas, no food, no hope. How is it going Janet (Napolitano)! The Obama adimistration and his DHS and FEMA boss have far surpassed Bush and "Brownie" in their ineptitude. Wake Up America and realize CNN is nothing but a lapdog for Barack and Michelle!. Wolfe, Andrea, and especially Soledad are all part of the left wing media conspiracy. Why don't they and CNN aknowledge they are an extension of the Obama campaign. So much for independent, objective journalism. More people in the wagon that working people like me have to pull.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  8. Joe Licari

    Joe Licari · Wagner College
    I want to hear Obama advise the unions to stop interfering with non-union volunteers who are attempting to help in NYC such as reported this week when electricians from Alabama were turned back by the IBEW. The Alabama folks took it upon themselves, at their cost, to bring people, equipment and supplies to aid in restoring power but were denied access by the IBEW at the New Jersey line. This is un-American and shows that the union is self serving at the cost of human lives in N.Y. The union should not have the power to decide where help comes from. And a special thanks to the Alabama workers who attempted to help their fellow Americans-a truly unselfish act. joe licari

    November 3, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  9. gemini33

    Sounds good Mr. President. Why not weigh in on the unions turning away non-union electrical workers who traveled to the storm areas and were turned away unless they became union members? People have been without electricity in the rain and cold for days, why not ask them if they would prefer to wait until union workers can get to them?

    November 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • joep199

      Can you back that statement up with a reliable link?

      November 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
      • josebear5

        Yes call governor christis

        November 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
      • trueindie

        Snopes has it as a mixture of true and false

        http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/sandyunion.asp

        November 4, 2012 at 12:28 am |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        There was a News Story maybe on Fox news. I saw it. And it was legit but it was denied by the participents so read into it what you want.. Usually where there is smoke there is fire.

        November 4, 2012 at 10:15 am |
      • econgal

        If Obama was really concerned about all the Hurricane Viictims, why is he still campainging? Bush and Guiliani were around NYC constantly after 9/11, visible, and on the television addressing the nation every day. Where is Obama? Partying with Springsteen on the day before the election. What happened to cut the red tape for FEMA?

        November 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
      • Howard

        The biased, partisan, main stream media has consistently promoted and sold Obama to the American public ... while trashing and demonizing his opponents. Along with the brain washed Obama zombies, they have catapulted Obama into the role of 'Fuhrer' ... and of 'Dear Leader'. The Obama Stooges love Obama more than they love America. Obama is destroying America. America is more important than Obama. Obama is expendable and replaceable ... America is not. Save America ... Elect Romney and Ryan in November !!!

        November 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
      • trueindie

        Check out sno pes for the union story. They determined it a mixture of true and false information. CNN won't let me post the link, apparently.

        November 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
      • 1coloradogal

        Here is the link to utility workers from Alabama who traveled to help:

        http://www.foxbusiness.com/government/2012/11/02/union-red-tape-in-nj-causes-alabama-recovery-crew-to-head-home/

        November 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
    • Cory D

      Oh, come now...How in the heck can that be Obama'a fault? I mean really...I wouldn't blame that on Bush if that was on his watch...and I can't stand the man for what he has done...That has to be dealt with by the proper authorities (most likely FEMA and State level).

      The next thing you know, Sandy was Obama's fault too.

      Some of your neo-conservative and liberals are something else...

      Let's put this back to reality, folks.

      The area that was hit is a densely populated area. You know darn well that the logistics of this has to be left to the professionals. Obama would have no better idea on how to deal with the issue on the ground than Bush did during Katrina.

      Such organizations such as FEMA, the Department of Defence, and State agencies are the folks that will deal with this and will ask for the President for financial assistance if needed.

      November 6, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  10. millipede

    If anything, the President is predictable. Say anything and then do nothing unless it will get you re-elected. Oh yeah, he waisted a year on Obamacare that half the country didn't want, when jobs is what everybody DID want. The greater problem is ALL politicians follow the same format. Sometimes, I think all of us we be better off without government.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  11. Dan B

    Obama is the loser gemini, at least on Nov 6. But you are right, the media lives to make Romney the loser.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      The media are too heavily invested in Obama to report anything negative about him so they'll continue to lie and prop him up from now until tuesday.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
      • karen

        WHAT MEDIA HAVE YOU BEEN READING? The media especially report negatives about Obama and act cherfull about it.

        November 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  12. Dan B

    MSNBC is not a news station, and for the next 4 days it is more invested in Obama winning than Obama himself, made evident by the first debate.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • jean2009

      it is just as much a news source as Faux Myths. Look at their line up say O'Really and Loofa in the same sentence, or Lying Limbag.

      November 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Jean, is that what you are hung up on? A news story from 2002? That is all it was, a news story. I fail to see how it impacted your real world in any way shape or form. Now for a dose of reality. Obama has put us deeper in debt, $6,000,000,000,000 in less than 4 years. That is $20,000 per person.

        Now I know, I have heard it for 4 years, it is President Bush's fault. But Obama promised that he would cut the deficit in half. Was that a lie? Oh, I see, he could say it but if he failed, then just blame Bush. See, this is exactly why we need to get Obama out of the White House. We do not need 4 more years of blame Bush. We need a real President. One that takes responsibility.

        I guess if Romney does become president and things don't work out we can always blame it on Obama. Kind of sounds nice, Obama's fault. I like the sound of that.

        November 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Do you like HUFFPO Jean???

        November 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  13. Obama 2012

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShdiYQ1EHvA&w=640&h=390]

    November 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  14. Name*liz

    I am so tired of all the bad comments of the president at least if u dont agree with him,respect him he is still your president,and get a life ,he will win,so shut up your big nasty mouth all obama hater's

    November 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      I respect the office.... I disagree with the person currently occuppying it. So does that mean I can't say anything?? How about you and the previous president... did you follow your own advice ????? Some how I doubt it...

      November 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  15. Name*liz

    I am so tired of all the nasty name of u president haters,get alife he is still the president like it or notso get alife he will wim

    November 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  16. Larry

    can't lie about Sandy , obama should have worried about getting Benghaza right . Why vote for obama when Bengahaza and the lies along with his stupid leadership come out he will be impeached anyway

    November 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • Jack

      Get a grip, that is what is wrong with us, worry about the people in this country. People over seas were fighting before the US was the US and will continue when you become an ancestor. Worry about the people in New York, New Jersey, the east coast, go out and help a neighbor etc, send a generator to the east coast. They are now expecting a winter storm.

      November 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  17. bill pike

    how about getting Libya right-you have had 7 weeks now to get your story straight--you did not even try to save our troops and then the cover up. IMPEACH OBAMA

    November 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  18. karen

    A large number of you need to grow up. If you did your own research instead of embracing all the one liners from the pundits you might actually have something to say rather than just repeating what you heard on tv/radio, read on twitter, etc.
    some of you don't even get bthe comments accurate

    November 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      We will all happily folow your lead Karen... when do you plan to start?

      November 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  19. karen

    for all of you claiming MSNBC is not a news network, i would like to remind you that Charlie Ergin through FOX off of Dish Network for a couple of weeks about a year or so ago. His statement was FOX not a news organization, but a political propaganda machine. Grow up

    November 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Are you honestly claiming that Matthews, Fat Ed, Dykstra Maddow, Racist Al and the rest are real journalists? Please list their credentials if you can find them. Sheesh you must ultra hard left.

      November 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
      • karen

        I never said either was better or my voting intention. I just commented on the lack of honesty from the media in general and an opinion about the political hype that keeps so many just hysterical about their choice. I find most I read vapid

        November 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
      • karen

        If I were to believe that those people were journalists reporting unbiased news, you have your right and left mixed up. That would make far right and off in a fantasy land.

        November 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
    • josebear5

      O please he was a dem.

      November 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Caramon

      Karen, Charlie Ergin contributes substantially to Democratic campaigns. Why would his opinion be considered fact? I used to watch MSNBC. I stopped after Ed Schultz talked about stomping on Cheney's heart and sending him to the promise land. And for the dismal way they edited the Zimmerman tape. I also watch CNN. It at least makes some attempts to report news. But compare that to the people on FOX, Charles Krauthammer, Juan Williams and so forth, MSNBC isn't even dignified.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Actually, Fox has itself tagged as an 'Entertainment News' channel.
        ROMNEY HASN'T GIVEN AN INTERVIEW TO ANYONE FOR 24 DAYS. Guess he's afraid of having to defend his campaign declarations, especially now about FEMA. or, answer questions why, after he said he would, not bothering to release his second tax return before Tuesday. Or, why he hasn't taken down his LYING Jeep outsourcing story. But, when Romney's campaign announced after his convention that their campaign wouldn't be run by FACT-CHECKERS, it is plain to see at least that, was the truest thing they've stated.
        MSNBCs Rachel Maddow is a top notch, political commentator who goes on air immediately to correct any incorrect information or data she may have given. She also has guests from both parties on her show. Mitt won't go on there, no surprise ( he said himself, he's scared of the women from the View. So, sent his wife on there who just continued to say ASK MITT when asked about his policies). The man is a skater. Hope he falls through the ice on this election.

        November 4, 2012 at 9:11 am |
      • Jay in NC

        You think that The View is hard hitting news?

        November 4, 2012 at 10:14 am |
      • karen

        I stopped watching all news outlets except for CNN a number of years ago. Then they decided to compete with all the rest.
        I watch the news to hear what is happening and make my own mind up about what it means. I don't care what Candy Crowley or John King 's opinions. All of the media act as if we are too stupid to think for ourselves and they have forgotten what it means to be a journalist. They are supposed to present the info. Some of the greats are rolling over in the graves.
        I watch BBC now, they report the news

        November 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Jerry, where in what I posted said I watched The View for news?? Nowhere, that's where. A lot of people DO watch The View. Lots of daytime watchers and you can think what you want, but want they want – IS AN INTERVIEW. Mitt is afraid of what, 5 women?? Oh-hhh, poor, wittle mitt.
        24 DAYS WITHOUT AN INTERVIEW TO ANY NEWS SOURCE. Mitt, doesn't care what you think. Mitt doesn't explain ANY THING he says are his 'policies' that change with the wind. He thinks he's already won, as alas, isn't what ALL THAT MONEY SPENT BY WHO KNOWS WHO???

        November 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
      • Lizzie

        The VIEW, 4 are so left that they almost fall the chairs each time the scream, haved heard yet people are not deaf, one who thinks she is a comidian but nothing she says is funny only abrasive and mean, but then if called on it she is the same as BIll Moher who use it as an excuse, I'M A COMIDIAN,

        November 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  20. Bill in STL

    No matter how long it takes

    November 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Keep dreaming on, Republicans will be the losers this time around.

      November 4, 2012 at 9:13 am |
      • Bill in STL

        If this response is so much better ... why is The HAIR sending water and the red cross servin hot cocoa and cookies? Why did the Mayor of NYC had to be chastised into heping his people rather than sending them t support the Marathon??? How would you feel if the policeman you needed was assigned to protect the runners... and the bottled water you needed was dumped on the head of a runner to cool down rather than to help your family? AND where is all that federal aid? any answers??

        November 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
  21. Obama 2012

    REVENGE, yep, this is the type of gutter politics Obama has been running all campaign!!!

    November 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  22. josebear5

    Obama is good at making faces. He is a horrable president

    November 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  23. jerry

    NY and NJ is a mess...obama has handled this about as bad as the Libya mess.... FACT is we supported the overthrow in Libya and turned it over to radical islamists and obama dont want you to know this until he is in four another four miserable years.

    obama's plan is hire more teachers, advance green energy, and obama care....NONE OF WHICH WILL BRING JOBS TO AMERICA...don't vote for this fraud....if you do you deserve what you will get!

    November 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Gee, Jerry, the last time I heard, TEACHING IS A JOB, duh.
      As far as Libya, we promoted free elections as we do everywhere, but WE DON'T GET TO DECIDE WHO THEY VOTE FOR. Get it? That's why they are called 'free elections'. But, seeing how the Republicans try to snuff the vote all around our country, I can understand why you think the way you do.

      November 4, 2012 at 9:20 am |
      • Chaz

        Gee Cynthia Jerry wasn't saying teaching wasn't a job we all know it's a job.
        He was just saying obama's plans won't bring in more jobs.
        Obama's plans only benifit his union buddies if you listen to what and who his plans are for. Teacher, Police, Fire, Contstruction, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Who the heck provides the funding once all the federal funding is gone? The local government and taxpayer! Obama's jobs plan is nothing more than a short term solution at the expense of the taxpayer. Where is his plan for private business? That's what will really get the ecomony going again not more public employees. More public employees lead to increased debt and further reduction in private companies being able to start and expand their businesses because they are having their money taken from them to expand the size of governement through tax increases. Get it!
        BTW funding for teachers, police and fire protection are local issues not issues for the federal govt. Unless you are a politician who has a failed record and believes gov't is the answer.

        As far as Libya, LOL! Obama new from the onset what type of place the middle east would become during the arab spring. The Muslim Brotherhood was at the forefront of many news articles before Libya fell. So yes we don't get to decide but we had a pretty good idea who would lead! Why didn't he support the people in Iran? Now his foreign policy failure have been exposed at least partial through Bengazi and the cover-up.

        Your comment here is truly and utterly false. Republicans and sane minded people don't want to snuff the vote, they just want you to prove you are who you say you are when you vote. That proof of who you are a photo id. To claim it as being racist or whatever is absolutely absurd! Honestly, you have to show id to cash a open a checking account, cash a check, buy cigarettes, buy alcohol, get a new phone, obtain a credit card and get a freaking pell grant etc. Asking for photo id to vote is only logical and the argument against it is simply ignorant.
        Thanks for letting me vent Cynthia and remember to vote Romney/Ryan!

        November 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
      • jerry

        more teachers when our both rate is dropping? This is a political ploy you morn.

        November 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • jerry

        birth rate...that is.

        November 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Why not? Why can't we decide? People who are not citizens here do! Cindy you have gor some splaining to do!

        November 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
    • Jack

      And what is wrong with any of that. America's children need more teachers and all of that, what is wrong with you nuts. Obviously, you don't have a woman in your life, a person needing medicare, help the people, help the people.

      November 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  24. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Obama says ‘nothing more important’ than getting Sandy response right...

    How about the truth on Benghazi BEFORE election day ????

    " "I" will have the MOST transparent administration in american history"

    November 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  25. Dan B

    Karen, MSNBC has NO NEWS, just Obama propaganda. Fox has people like Shep that only do news. And Fox gets a somewhat independent backing. Plus it gets as many viewers as MSNBC and CNN combined.

    November 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  26. karen

    to those of you who have responded to my posts, Thank You for proving my point. I never said anything about either of the candidates. I was commenting on the state of the various media companies. You are so programed you made huge assumptions and you know what that means

    November 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      You DID claim MSNBC was a news network.

      November 4, 2012 at 5:11 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        MSNBC does cover news, but the majority of their broadcasts are devoted to politics, which is ALSO NEWS. Republicans and Democrats both get airtime, otherwise, I wouldn't watch it. I also, spend a lot of time reading the news rags and magazines. It's funny when you all list how many viewers Fox has, because it proves that it's just the ONE AND ONLY channel a lot of folks listen to, NOT getting any other sources of news for real 'fair and balanced' commentary. Wonder why America is so screwed up? – that's one of the reasons. It's what happened to Frank, and we are left with him trying to steer the fate of this country from his Lazy-Boy.

        November 4, 2012 at 9:48 am |
      • jerry

        I watch all the new sources...and Fox is the only one rally demanding reporting on Benghazi and other messes obama has created...so dont give me this crap about how worthy some of these main line new sources are...they are leftists!

        November 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
      • Caramon

        Well Cynthia, MSNBC may have some Republican representation on their program. But very little. Fox has such a large viewing because it is the primary news source providing a Conservative perspective. In fact it is the only news organization that provides a Conservative perspective. Basically your statement supports the Liberal media bias. Look at the comments. Faux news? They lie? They should be shut down? Like it or not, FOX has some pretty good commentators including some representing left, Juan Williams for example. Can you name one commentator on MSNBC who represents the right? Be honest, you feel MSNBC is fair and balanced because it agrees with your perspective.

        November 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
      • Cory D

        I don't give Faux New any more credence over MSNBC. Both are One directional "news" outlets. I follow the fact checking sites when I read some of the things published on any site and form my own opinion. So far, while I believe both sides are misleading, the Conservative Right (and I mean FAR Right) have had more out-right lies than the Liberal Left. I can say this because I am a Centralist. The Jeep thing should have been dropped faster than a hot potato when it was clearly proven that it was false by multiple sources just hours after it was released. it was not and they depended on the "stupidity" of the American people to close their ear and eyes to it. I, quite frankly, don't appreciate it when I am told one thing and I have to fact-check it to confirm or dismiss it.

        November 6, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • Bill in STL

      Well, relying on CNN exclusively isnot much better... which Karen stated earlier in this thread, But she now watches the BBC to get her news....,,,, I believe she said

      I stopped watching all news outlets except for CNN a number of years ago. Then they decided to compete with all the rest.
      I watch the news to hear what is happening and make my own mind up about what it means. I don't care what Candy Crowley or John King 's opinions. All of the media act as if we are too stupid to think for ourselves and they have forgotten what it means to be a journalist. They are supposed to present the info. Some of the greats are rolling over in the graves.
      I watch BBC now, they report the news

      November 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
    • joep199

      A true NEWS channel should have neither a liberal nor a conservative slant. Its only bias should be toward reporting the TRUTH, and exposing lies and misinformation spread on any topic by any source.

      November 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  27. Dan B

    The biased WMUR poll has Romney and Obama tied in NH. This means Romney will win.

    November 4, 2012 at 12:41 am |
  28. 2012

    REVENGE, yep, that's the type of gutter politics Obama has been running all campaign!!!

    November 4, 2012 at 12:55 am |
  29. Jack

    Free Man in the Republic of Texas,

    Let me ask you the following, do you have the intelligent reports from the CIA, NSC, The Statement Department and etc. If you do then you have enough information to pass judgement!

    If not zip your lip!

    You remind me of someone that only opens his mouth to exchange feet!

    November 4, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • Bill in STL

      Okay.... I am sure he does not have the INTELLEGENCE reports.... I am not sure about the intellegent reports though ... The question is will you be found on either of them? You like the others on this thread seem to think you know more than any other citizen in this country.... So tell me Jack,,,, 48 hours aftger the embassy in Libya was destroyed ... did you think it was an act of T E R.R.O r?

      If you did ... how could you have known if you did not have the intelleGENT reports??

      November 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  30. truth8585

    Its pretty sick how vested the media is on getting Obama re-elected, what happened in lybia is a shame and the fact that the media is sweeping it under the rug, to save Obama butt makes me sick to be in the country. Never seen the media work so hard to get 1 man elected. If obama wins we will never know the truth about anything, cuz him and his cronies with the help from the media will do whatever it takes to keep us from the truth. They already do, i know alot of you libs bash Fox News, BUT THEY ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO REPORTS WHATS REALLY GOING ON!!!!! its a sick sad world with obama as our leader.

    November 4, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Name*liz

      President Obama will win this election and he is doing what he can for this country and the people,if u think mitt will do better because he is rich thimk twice ,he wont give a bulll about the poor he will do his fellow rich cronies,he dont know what its like to be poor,he had diamond spoon inhis mouth a birth,,s o if ur richy rich will vote for him ,i know what poor like

      November 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        The president is quite a bit richer since he took office... so what does that have to do with it??? Did you expect him to not take advantage of the situation and make his family much better off?

        November 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
    • Fauxoff

      Besides being the Truth, you are also Fair and Balanced, not!

      November 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  31. Terence Fallon

    Obama is a fraud!

    November 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  32. Lorraine

    Obama is good at promising, but his follow through is sadly lacking. Anything CNN says is because they were paid to say it. His promises were nothing more than a election ploy... if he really gave a damn about America or its citzens than Benghazi would have never unfolded like it did. Obama wouldn't know the truth if it hit him square in the face and every person that votes for him is only putting one more nail in the coffin of America. The man is killing you and you don't even see it!

    November 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  33. Dan B

    There is a reason you are called truth. THANK YOU! I have been trying to say that to people for a Lomb time. If Fox did posts on articles, I would never read CNN articles.

    November 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  34. Bill in STL

    Vote On Tuesday... End the Community Organization!

    November 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Yep, everyone needs to vote. I already cast my vote against the marxist Obama.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  35. Dan B

    Me too, not that my vote means anything in Massachusetts.

    November 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      Well it means a lot to me! Please Vote Dan B

      November 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  36. REDFIRESTORM

    BUILDING A BIGGER AND BETTER NEW YORK CITY TEAM:

    ROMNEY
    RYAN
    CUOMO
    BLOOMBERG
    SHUMER
    SILVER
    GIULIANI
    PATAKI

    POTUS - YOU WERE WARNED: "JUSTICE BEFORE POLITICS" - First, you announced pre-storm intent to place politics over New York pain. Your wife sent out campaign donation letters during the storm. Now you proved post-storm incompetence. You made the Democrat New York Political Machine and media angry and turn on you. The New York Daily News - A VERY LIBERAL LEFT-LEANING PAPER - has endorsed Governor Romney for President and calls you a "political failure with misguided foreign policies and poor budgetary discipline." Native New Yorker blood is thicker than political sewer water. Governor Andrew Cuomo will work closely with President Romney to build a "bigger and better" New York City. Few politicians within all 50 States would deny knowing what happens when the New York Machine turns its back on you - ask Joe Bruno. Although a Republican, I feel sorry for David Axelrod and you. Good luck with your political future - and stay out of our city.

    November 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
    • SAdams

      but they media still is soft on Pres. Liars! He knows there is no proper help for Easterns, just like NO HELP for Navy Seals and AMB in benghanzi

      November 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  37. natali

    Vote for American! Be American! Your Country Needs You NOW!

    November 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
  38. Jay in NC

    Obama has failed, much of the greater New York area is still without power; gasoline is scarce.

    November 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
    • S.I. Daniel

      To you Jay in NC, is a pet rally platform for you and your fellow to campaign for Romney. Perhaps, you all lack serious education that you don't even know the effect of such a storm in a city like New York. Uneducated person speaks foolishly

      November 5, 2012 at 7:34 am |
      • Bill in STL

        So what does this really mean????

        November 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  39. S.I. Daniel

    Gov. Christie, there is something call hypocrite, you are one of them. Nobody tells you to praise Obama, you knew you performed badly on the day of the Superstorm Sandy, you got nervous that New Jersey people may turn against you, therefore all what you have to do is to show face by praising someone we all know you hate – The President on National TV. Do you forget your TV speech, unless you drunk that day, you were like a loose animal need to be stopped before it injures somebody? So Governor, you did not fool anyone. I can assure you that you will not be re-elected as a Governor, you throw your Mayor of Jersey City under the bus, that’s not leadership.

    November 5, 2012 at 7:38 am |
    • Bill in STL

      wow... are you posting from another planet??? I think I know what you mean but with this sentance structure (or lack) its hard to tell.

      November 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  40. S.I. Daniel

    Gov. Christie, for the record, we all know you are lying the day after the Superstorm Sandy. We knew that it’s just a matter of time that your republican fellow will gang on you through phone calls and you will change your mind. It’s so easy to bet on Republican, you all are so predictable.

    November 5, 2012 at 7:41 am |
  41. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Obama says ‘nothing more important’ than getting Sandy response right...

    "I" will leave NO one behind !!!
    Just like "I" did in Benghazi !!!

    REMEMBER: "Character Counts"

    November 5, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  42. bill pike

    you had your picture taken and went on to vegas-wow. As a vet I would not follow you to a free dinner, you let our troops down in Libya and then lied about it. IMPEACH OBAMA. Look what a real hero has to say about you.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/05/mccain-veterans-anger-over-benghazi-could-affect-election/

    November 5, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  43. skoldylox1

    You CONservatives are so cute, the way you spew talking points and all. You're all so rabid that you refuse to recognize the president for ANYTHING he's done right, even as Chris Christie, who is no Obama voter, claims he's done an amazing job. Republicans are a disgrace to the nation and are the reason Americans are looked down upon as fools.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • Bill in STL

      And this little diatribe makes you what????? So much better?????

      November 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  44. SAdams

    Obama hasn't got it right....heck, you guys don't report anything but favorable to O – just like benghanzi..........But there are plenty forgotten out east............but oh no Obama King.....and they all fall.

    November 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  45. Dan B

    When Obama loses, what will Romney do on the first day of his term?

    November 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • karen

      sigh a breath of relief that he beat....... Call all his friends and let them know everything great in store. plan for his removal of all the items that help the little people(not going to list) and the quickly learn it ain't the same as being the Boss. You don't send a memo and everything you said magically happens. But it will be an ugly 4 years and the middle class will suffer.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
      • jerry

        well a weekend of better news for obama...when in fact this morning the media has to report the democratic bias in the polling...and over sample of 11% for dems...and then we learn the early poll voting was expected all along to be to obama's advantage to 74%...this is why the democrates filed the law suit in Fla to keep the polls open...hahaha The fact is obama is sinking and will probably lose by a land slide, unless he can somehow steal the election....and no one would put that past him...no character president not seen since LBJ (and yes that includes Nixon, who was a saint compared to these two progressive marxists)

        November 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • jjjj

      Start taking care of the mess ohole left behindd.

      November 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  46. rudyG

    Uhuh. Meantime thousands freeze to death. If this president were Republican the media would be all over him!! Just like bringing our boys home from Benghazi? Just like telling the truth about Benghazi? Just like putting the 14 unemployed back to work? Just like being a 1 termer if he didn't get the economy right? Just like reforming immigration? Just like changing the tone in Washington? Just like HOPE & CHANGE? Wow!

    November 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  47. jerry

    Yes...the victum in NY NJ and connecticut are really mad...many have flocked to Romney campaign events in Virginia...they are suffering the consequences of obama cronyism and a bloated screwed up FEMA. But then obama does believe he has NY and NJ and Conn in the bag...hahaha an other Benghazi!

    November 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  48. California Consevative

    Yet you're screwing it up Obama. That's what happens when you did it for all the wrong reasons like just to get reelected.

    November 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  49. Dan B

    Obama has 1 MORE DAY! I haven't been so happy about politics in 4 years. Even the Liberals like Bob Beckel admit Obama had work to do, but he doesn't have time!!!!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  50. jjjj

    Where is the importance? What we have is a 'prez' who promised to part the seas, lower the ocean levels and bring world peace. All he had to do was raise the hands, all messiah-like, and he didn't. Yet another broken promise.

    November 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  51. Bill in STL

    I will even pay for his U-Haul to get him home to Chicago! AND I am not worth 13 million,,,,, LOL ;-)

    November 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
    • Sickofobammy

      I WILL HELP HIM PACK

      November 6, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  52. Francisco

    Obama was smart and Sandy made things much better for Obama.... His decision was definitely critical. And after Christie spoke good about Obama's help. Oh boy, Romney's momentum was not only already stopped but Obama restarted his momentum.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  53. Sickofobammy

    IF IT'S SO IMPORTANT, THEN WHY IS HE PLAYING BASKETBALL INSTEAD ???????????????

    November 6, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  54. Dan B

    I call helping him unpack in Chicago!!!!!!

    November 6, 2012 at 11:54 am |