Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening
August 28th, 2012
05:25 PM ET

Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening

Fort Collins, Colorado (CNN) – Kicking off a three-state tour of college towns on Tuesday, even as Republicans hold their convention, President Obama told students in Iowa that his rivals are actively trying to keep young voters home come Election Day.

“Last week my opponent's campaign went so far as to write you off as a lost generation. That's you, according to them,” Obama told a crowd that numbered 6,000 at Iowa State, his first of two stops Tuesday. “What they hope is that by telling you these things you'll get discouraged and you'll just stay home this time. But you can't - you can't believe it”

The push for younger voters has become a key strategy of the Obama campaign, which overwhelmingly won those under the age of 30 in 2008 by a margin of 66-32 percent, according to exit polling.

While the president continues to garner a strong advantage in the demographic, there are signs it is weakening. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll of registered voters suggests the president currently holds a 56-37 percent lead among those between the ages of 18-29. Moreover the campaign acknowledges it is going to be difficult to match the intensity of four years ago when voters under 30 made up 18 percent of the electorate – among the highest presidential turnout of that demographic in modern history.

“As tough as times have been, you're tougher,” Obama also said. “I've seen your passion, I've seen your service, I've seen your generation eager and impatient to make a difference. And already you've proved that you can.”

The Obama Campaign notes more than 15 million young people have become eligible to vote since 2008. But many of these new voters came of age not during the “Hope and Change” era of the president’s first campaign, but during the prolonged recession and bleak employment outlook that has followed.

Still, Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki insists that “young people are going to come out and support President Obama because he’s taken action important to their generation.”

But the Romney campaign too is pushing for the youth vote, arguing the president’s policies have caused college costs to skyrocket while making it more difficult for recent high school and college graduates to find a job.

“After nearly four years in office, the President has left young Americans facing higher unemployment, mounting debt, rising costs, and fewer opportunities in the Obama economy. They deserve better,” campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said.

Obama next heads to Fort Collins, Colorado, where he is expected to make similar remarks on the campus at Colorado State. On Wednesday, he heads to Charlottesville, Virginia, for a rally just outside the gates of UVA, the University of Virgina.

The two-day swing is largely intended to steal some of the media spotlight away from the Republican National Convention, which kicked off Tuesday. In his remarks in Iowa, the president said he expects the event to be a “pretty entertaining show.”

“I'm sure they'll, you know, have some wonderful things to say about me,” he joked.

Topics: 2012 Election

soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. Willis

    This is a great decent man who avoided a 2nd Depression in this Wonderful Country. He did what he had to do cleaning up bush mess. George had no intetion of paying for 2 wars. He had the economic sence of a 4 year old. time for the rich to pay their fair share including tax evading Mr personality Mitt.

    August 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • Caramon

      Tell me Willis, what is their fair share? Who makes this decision. Is it people from the 46 percent that are currently paying no federal taxes? And what will allowing the tax cuts to expire for those making over 250K actually do? The CBO has already reported this will only increase revenue 70 billion each year for the next ten years. How exactly will this small sum decrease a deficit growing over 1 trillion each year. Are you certain that our current President prevented a second depression, or did he extend the current recession? Remember that President Obama placed a tax evader in charge of the IRS.

      August 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
      • ronb

        Wow. ....and you want to make a tax evader president. Yeah, "only 70B" a year in savings. Over ten years, that's only 700B. Sounds really nice when you recall republicans' fight to cut 1T in spending, doesn't it? Don't be so blinded by the politics of it. If republicans had gathered around to support OUR COUNTRY instead of gathering to figure out how to ruin the president, would we be in this position now??

        August 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        August 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
      • Steveo


        Tax evader? I'm betting you cheered when Geithner got his job and when Rangel got his too!

        August 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
      • John

        Ron B – McCain released the same – two years – of taxes and it wasn't an issue. You lib lap dogs are a riot – Obama says lets make up an issue our stupid lib friends can get behind us on. Anything to avoid what this con man in the WH has actually done.
        At least we don't hear "he saved the auto industry" anymore. I guess the libs finally realize that was just another line Obama threw out there for his blind followers... GM still owes us billions we will never see – that is success to a lib I guess.

        August 29, 2012 at 8:42 am |
      • Caramon

        Ron, please feel free to provide any facts that show Mitt Romney evaded paying taxes. Who exactly was trying to cut 1 trillion in expenditures? The President submitted a 3.7 trillion dollar budget that would increase not decrease spending. It was voted down in the Senate 99-0. That would include every Democratic Senator as well as Republican. Do you honestly believe that 47 million people on food stamps, 8.3 percent unemployment and increasing the deficit more than 1 trillion each year is best for the country? The point is that the expiration of the tax cuts our President is pushing for will do absolutely nothing to reduce the deficit as reported by the CBO.

        August 29, 2012 at 9:29 am |
      • tom

        I see the idiots are out in full force.

        All evidence points to 1) Obama's stimulus turning the economy around and 2) we needed more of it, which republicans blocked. republicans also held the economy hostage and caused massive harm to it as a result during the debt ceiling debate. and the rich paying a fair share would simply be the same tax rate as everyone in the middle class. the 46% of people who don't pay a federal income tax don't because they're kids, or retirees, or poor as shit- people who simply can't pay it. the super rich can pay it.

        August 29, 2012 at 10:32 am |
      • tom

        also the auto industry turn around was huge, those companies were going to die and now theyre thriving. thats a lot of jobs saved.

        August 29, 2012 at 10:40 am |
      • Caramon

        Tom, if I understand your comments you believe that 54 percent of the population are rich and the other 46 percent are poor. I thought that poverty was only 15.7 percent. The 46 percent is a number that represents households not children, retirees and so forth. If the wealthy population does not pay taxes as you state, and we know 46 percent of the households doesn't pay taxes, then where exactly do you believe the money is coming from? As far as the stimulus turning the economy around, have you actually looked at the economy. There has never been any real growth. Businesses know that the money invested in infrastructure, tax cuts and small business credits are only temporary fixes. Businesses need something more permanent for incentive to hire. As far as more stimulus, I think you will find plenty of economic experts that will state that the continued increase in the deficit will be a big problem in the future. The President cannot continually remove money from the private sector for the public sector and drive the economy forward.

        August 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
      • Howard




        August 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Howie, those Navy Seal guys you are talking about have an office in space occupied with two Republican consulting firms. One guy, Ben Smith said that he was head of a Tea Party group and has run for a Republican seat in Congress and is coordinated and funded by Karl Rove's TAX-EXEMPT Welfare group, Crossroads GPS.
        Other military men are laughing at these guys for being partisan hacks and unprofessional backhanders. Ouch.

        August 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Now that wHousHinne is a little older,,,

        he is taking on some of the traits of a CLOWN!

        Get out!

        He does have Roots in Great Britain, maybe even Iris Roots, and he took the Prizzy Plane there to have a Guniess Beer!


        Just put a Red Bubble Nose on Barry!

        The Fox News Lefty,,, Chris Wallace,,,,

        Would agree!

        Clowns, Slow Jamming the NEWS!

        Chris Wallace and Barry Sotero,,
        Chris Wallace and Geraldo and BARRY
        ALL SLOW JAMMIN'!!!!

        Now that wHousHinne is a little older,,,

        he is taking on some of the traits of a CLOWN!

        Get out!

        He does have Roots in Great Britain, maybe even Iris Roots, and he took the Prizzy Plane there to have a Guniess Beer!


        Just put a Red Bubble Nose on Barry!

        The Fox News Lefty,,, Chris Wallace,,,,

        Would agree!

        Clowns, Slow Jamming the NEWS!

        Chris Wallace and Barry Sotero,,
        Chris Wallace and Geraldo and BARRY
        ALL SLOW JAMMIN'!!!!

        Now that wHousHinne is a little older,,,

        he is taking on some of the traits of a CLOWN!

        Get out!

        He does have Roots in Great Britain, maybe even Iris Roots, and he took the Prizzy Plane there to have a Guniess Beer!


        Just put a Red Bubble Nose on Barry!

        The Fox News Lefty,,, Chris Wallace,,,,

        Would agree!

        Clowns, Slow Jamming the NEWS!

        Chris Wallace and Barry Sotero,,
        Chris Wallace and Geraldo and BARRY
        ALL SLOW JAMMIN'!!!!



        CNN will love this one!


        CNN will love this one!


        CNN will love this one!

        September 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Turn Waldo's CLOWN's FACE and turn it a bit,,,

        Or Take the DemocRAT's CLOWN and turn his FACE A BIT IN THE OTHER WAY,,,

        Either way,,,

        They both can be on Jiimy Fallon's Show to
        SLOW JAM,,,,

        Grow the CLOWN's Hair a little and see Barak Housiane Obummer's Twin,,, UMM UMM UMM,,,

        Take the Red Nose off the Clown,,,,

        Wrinkles are the SAME!!!!

        Ut Ohhh!

        September 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
    • myviewis

      I think this article says it all: "But many of these new voters came of age not during the “Hope and Change” era of the president’s first campaign, but during the prolonged recession and bleak employment outlook that has followed." ........And "more difficult for recent high school and college graduates to find a job."..... And "the President has left young Americans facing higher unemployment, mounting debt, rising costs, and fewer opportunities in the Obama economy." Perhaps you missed the long unemployment lines, a huge increase in the Food banks, soup kitchens, high gas prices, etc....

      August 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
      • TruthandFacts

        I grew up in the middle of this "Hope and Change" era you seem to remember with little facts. I remember the US economy bleeding 750,000 jobs a month, 2 unlawful wars, and a Senate Minority leader saying that their number one goal is to make this president a one term president....fast forward today.....positive job growth(granted not enough, but where are the republican jobs plans), one war ended, another country liberated without** a single American soldiers life loss, and a Republican Presidential nominee who says "corporations are people".....thanks I'll take Obama any days

        August 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
      • ronb

        Perhaps you should ask Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell "Where are the jobs!?" That is why republicans won the 2010 elections, isn't it. Their mantra was JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Since winning the election, their efforts have been ABORTION, ABORTION, ABORTION. Classic bait and switch. Can't believe so many people are ready to fall for it again. incredible.

        August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
      • Maggie

        So VERY VERY True!

        August 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
      • John

        Stop deflectiong. Obama is either in charge or he is not. We know he is not, that is why he needs to go.

        August 29, 2012 at 8:43 am |
      • tom

        dont be dumb john. the president cant force congress to do as he likes, and he's not responsible for the insanity of the GOP house members, who have made it their mission to stop him from getting anything done just to make him look bad.

        August 29, 2012 at 10:34 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        dont be dumb TOM. the president (BUSH) couldn't force congress to do as he liked, and he's not responsible for the insanity of the DemocRAT (PELOSI AND REID during 2006-2008) house members, who made it their mission to stop BUSH from getting anything done just to make him look bad

        August 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        August 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
    • michael

      d.saint. What about btwin 2008-2010 ???? please tell me

      August 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
    • carolinaguy1946

      you are wrong fellow he hasn't helped either hes just as stupid.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • jeepmanjr

      I think I'm gonna throw up.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama ... the con man and snake oil salesman, is desperately trying to hold onto power, at any cost. The idealistic, naive, gullible, vulnerable, young people are the easy marks ... the low hanging political fruit, this charlatan is pandering to, in order to hold onto his power. Thanks to obama's failed policies of the last 3 1/2 years, he has America's economic survival hanging by a thread. Even with the biased, partisan, main stream media pitching and protecting Obama at every turn, the American people are finally seeing the truth about this liar and thief. On November 6th, America still has a chance to restore our country to it's former exceptionalism ... by dumping Obama ... and electing Romney & Ryan !!!

      August 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Where is the proof that there would have been a 2nd depression? I was against all the bailouts, period. Cover the depositers but other than that I would have let Citi and the other banks fail. I guess we'll never know what would have happened.

      August 29, 2012 at 6:02 am |
      • John

        Obama said so. To a lib that is enough.

        August 29, 2012 at 8:44 am |
      • tom

        http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/17/13337744-define-worse?lite see what was happening before the stimulus?

        August 29, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • memo2

      Sorry, but not every person think like you,just look around and tell me what you see.

      August 29, 2012 at 8:10 am |
      • 1FreeWorld


        August 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • Hopinghere

      You sound like you have been fully indoctrenated into the Obama gang. As seems to be the norm now for Obama supporters, you can not defend your idol's terrible performance as president and all you have left is to try to blame others. Face it Obama has failed or lied about every promise he made in 2008. Including deviding the country as no other presidnet has. Try thinking for yourself and realize that allowing Obama to think for you is a dreadful mistake and look at the facts. Another 4 years of Obama will be a diasater for our economy and America. There is nothing wrong with expecting people to EARN their way instyead of stealing money from tax payers that DO work. Grow up and EARN your own way and stop allowing Obama to tell you it's ok to live off others hard work.

      August 29, 2012 at 9:27 am |
      • Chase

        Obamas slogan he is for the Middle Class is right on. He needs us go pay for the millions of illegals up to the age of 30 who can now get SS numbers and sign into college grants and benefits they never will pay into because they are going to school, or working under the table. If Obamas people told the truth about how many millions of illegals there are signing into that program there would be a Civil War. If the told the truth about the amount of people under 30 streaming in here from the Latin
        South, he would never get reelected.

        August 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
    • EKIA

      The rich are the only ones who pay their fair share. The bottom 47% of income earners pay NO federal income tax at all. The top 1% pay 40% of all income taxes. Romney would give a tax cut to everyone, but nearly half the country already pays nothing and just mooches off the other half.

      August 29, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • bb

      Oblunder is lying P.O.S. and u all know it, aahh where to start, Ill close gitmo=lie, i wont run again if unemploy over 6% = lie, the privat sector is fine = lie, how many freaking examples do u dumbocraps need , all of u really cant be this stupid, well than again....

      August 29, 2012 at 9:59 am |
      • tom

        the private sector thing wasn't a lie at all, and romney just said the exact same thing like a week ago. the private sector is raking in record cash- just none of it is 'trickling down', heh

        August 29, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Wes Sorenson

      Sorry but your guy is on the wrong track and is taking this country down the wrong path to prosperity. My vote this time is going to Mitt Romney................I'm all stocked up on "Hope and Change".

      August 29, 2012 at 11:18 am |
      • Steveo

        Wes, many dems are going to start yammering how you NEVER voted for Obama in the first place. Question, who accompanied you into the voting booth back in 2008? Some of these folks cannot bring themeselves to actually believe there is NO ONE who for voted Obama in 2008 who is not disappointed in him today! Correct me if I am wrong but it sound like you might be one of those who voted for him in 2008 and is now disappointed in him in 2012!

        August 29, 2012 at 11:28 am |
    • Oakspar

      (1) There was a second depression – he did not avoid it, it happened, during the time period he said would be a recovery. It might not have been a "great" depression, but there are rules for what makes a "depression" and the "great recession" met them.

      (2) Bush had two unpaid wars and stimulus borrowed from China. Obama had two unpaid wars and stimulus borrowed from China. He continued every Bush policy that you claim led to the trouble. True, there was an Iraq withdrawl, but met with an Afghani surge. True, we steped out/down from Iraq, but on the time table in the treaties signed by Bush – not on the time table Obama ran on.

      (3) What makes something a "fair share"? If you believe that fairness is a system where taxes are based off of the surplus wealth of those who make more than is needed to survive – then we have such a system, where the bottom half of society does not pay direct income tax (only sales, property, etc) and others pay more the higher than make.

      Thus, Romney likely paid MILLIONS of dollars more in tax than you did this year (unless you also pay millions each year). True, his "tax rate" might be lower than yours (if you make enough to PAY taxes in the first place), but Obama's was only a few points higher (both were lower than mine, and I make MUCH less) – but capital gains taxes are lower, because they are taxes on taxed money (double taxation). Add in the coporate tax on those, and Romney has one of the highest tax rates in the country.

      A truely fair tax system, however, would not look at how much someone makes, but how much of the government's servicies someone consumes. That 46% ride on roads they barely pay for, recieve benefits they never paid into or will pay back to society, and recieve public educations that they never compensate for with taxes is not just unfair – it is theft! So, you might not want to use "fairness" as a rhetorical point – since "fair" and "how I wish the universe was" are NOT the same things.

      (4) – To the article / president – the "lost generation" is not a slight on young people. They are not "lost" as in "not knowing where they are or how to proceede" they are "lost" as in "abondonded, neglected, and cast aside."

      My many un/under employed friends in their 20's and 30's have lost half a decade of job development, pay growth, mortgage payment, and hope. Even if the economy turned around today, it will take them years of continued personal austerity to pay off their homes, send their children to college, and prepare for retirement.

      Those years they will never get back. That time is what is lost for them, since the best the economy can do it get them started – at a time when the next generation will be starting as well – demanding that either this coming generation be likewise delayed, or compelling the "lost" generation to live a generation behind in earning, savings, and owning.

      August 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • Howard

      WHAT YOU MEAN WILLS ??? ... Obama has always been a coward. After registering minorities to vote in Illinois, he ran for senate, only to cancel out their votes, by disqualifying his opponent (a black woman) on a technicality. Obama attended Wrght's church for TWENTY YEARS, to create a political base in the Black community ... only to throw Wright under the bus, when it benefited him, for political expediency. Obama ruthlessly used baseless character assassination to destroy the reputations of all who stood in the way of his self-serving ambitions. Obama is a lying snake oil salesman, who will say, or do anything to hold onto power. America is much more important than Obama ... Obama is replaceable ... America is not ... Save America, replace Obama with Romney & Ryan in November.

      August 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • Eve Brock

      Obama campaign slogan should be " I am a failure and I'm proud of it.

      August 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • Dine

        "Now rldide me this..." I don't think it is any rldide. Mr. Obama has appointed himself King/Dictator. Has the "King" thought through how he plans to control these people once he gives them all amnesty. The agendas of many of these people may not be compatible with his. Has he given this any thought? The "Left" complained endlessly about how George W. Bush was a "tyrant" or was trying to be a "King." Now when faced with a far more blantant usurper of powers that are not constituntionally his, the "Left" is silent. From this I think we can conclude that the "Left" is unconcerned about "dictators." Their concern actually lies elsewhere and the "dictator" slur leveled against Mr. Bush was actually a cover for something else.

        October 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • Chase

      Is that why this great man just put millions of illegals, still crossing the border as fast as they can get here, on Social Security and Tax IDs so they can dip into our benefits and free college from federal grants they will never in a million years pay back? Why is PEW and Obamas politicians afraid to admit how many "it's the right thing to do" people 30 and under we are now paying for? The million they admitted to is so low-balled they are afraid to tell the truth because Obama would never get reelected. Americans are treated like idiots and lied to so badly by this administration, Mexicans, Hispanics and your great Obama that it's disgusting. I'm tired of Mexican anchor babies telling us America is "changed" because they are now here to take over, and given a free ride to do so. I'm voting for anyone but Obama.

      August 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  2. Bob

    Many young voters who voted for Obama in 2008 were seeking change from the Bush administration and its policies and Obama promised change, however most have become disenchanted over the change that Obama brought, it was not the change they were expecting....this time around they are more watchful of what dialog Romney brings to the table and if it appears that he brings the change they expected in Obama, then Romney will get their vote.......

    August 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  3. 2008-2016

    I find it interesting that people are comparing this election to the Presidential elections of 1980 and 1992. In both of those,
    Carter and Bush, Sr. (respectively) were incumbents who lost, presumably, due to a bad economy. However, upon closer examination, you'll find two factors: 1) Carter also had the additional baggage of the Iran Hostage Situation and
    his failure to resolve that crisis helped to portray him as a weak and ineffective leader. A fuel crisis and racial tensions
    in Florida in the spring 1980 didn't help. 2) Bush, Sr. was seen by many young voters as old and out of touch with
    outdated ideas and zero charisma. True, Obama has the economy to deal with, but does the GOP have anyhting better?
    Mitt? Ryan? Yeah, that is about the size of it. . .

    August 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
    • november2012

      Bush Sr. raised taxes to pay down debt, this was a bipartisan move the demss hung around his neck...then we got slick willie clinton...lost a good and moral president who loved his county to a real scum bag...great move.

      August 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
  4. david saint

    the GOP made it harder to get a job by stalling every job creation bill Obama put forth...just like McConnell promised they would do in 2010 in his speech. dont be fooled, know the truth!

    August 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    • Steveo

      "dont be fooled, know the truth!"? Wise words. but the truth is NO bill stands on it's own but is back loaded with STUFF that is worthy of a sewer system and BOTH parties do it! So it is REAL easy to say somebody stalled a jobs bills but give no details as to what else was sandwiched into that bill! THAT is the truth so don't be fooled!

      August 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
      • Mackmoy

        This congress has been the most obstructionist since the 20s. It's not business as usual. They don't want anything to improve while Obama is in office.

        August 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
      • tom

        the truth is the house republicans have stalled every single major bill democrats have put forward, and they've done it by abusing the filibuster repeatedly. the GOP tactics for winning this election basically boil down to 3 things- super pacs, stalling the economy and killing jobs to make obama look bad, and voter suppression to keep minorities from voting. its disgusting.

        August 29, 2012 at 10:38 am |
      • Steveo

        You know Tom, I keep hearing that but please explain why Reid has blocked many bills that were approved in the house that cannot see the light of day in the Senate? Why?

        August 29, 2012 at 11:52 am |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Just ask Commie Reid to open up all the Bills
        in the House of Representatives
        so that the SENATE can vote on ALL OF THE BILLS
        passed in the Hissy!

        Prezzy Obmama may sign the bills,,,
        but he would rather

        I would be upset IF I WERE YOU!

        When the Republicans are in OFFICE
        Giving DICTATORIAL COMMANDs,,,

        Can you see that HARDBALL GUY SPIT NOW????

        My SIDE is SPLITTING,,, I cannot laugh as long as DEcember2012,,, Sorry

        Might be a Federal Offense,,, you know,,,
        to be spit upon by that
        BIG CRONY-GUBmet

        All y'all DemocRATS!

        with the Obama-like DICTATES!

        Where will DOJ Eric Holder be then?
        Where will DHS Napolitano be then?

        We all know they will be in jail soon,,,,
        just not soon enough!

        September 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
    • Gina K.

      Jobs aren't created by the government by passing a "jobs bill", they are created by gov't getting out of the way of business, by deregulating business and not over taxing business. That is what the Republicans mean by creating jobs....they don't intend to create wasteful, useless, gov't jobs, or by spending nearly a trillion in "stimulus" and giving it to companies like Solyndra that create about 6 jobs for $750,000 each and then go bankrupt. Stop looking to the gov't to provide for you.

      August 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld


      August 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • red panther

        you know people talk alot of assine bull on the internet cause there now they can be incognito but u wont say that crap in a room full of open-minded people . you are a fool you gassious sycophant.

        August 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Contrary to your post,,,

        I will sit with you and discuss why Dictators and BIG GUB'MENT
        is NOT GOOD FOR YOU!

        Big Gubment is the OLD WAY!

        OLD,,, like Russia's Socialist Union, (all those guys that can speak multiple languages like DEcember2012, but they were never for Freedom of the individual and family)

        OLD,,, like King so-n-so from England, (all those guys thinking they are better than Cynthia L.)

        OLD,,, like the guy from Germany we cannot talk about (shickelgrubber, never was for Freedom for aybody but Boot Lickers)

        OLD,,, like that old guy in Cuba (castro, never was for Freedom, and was happy to bury his fellow "cubans")

        OLD,,, like the guy from France (nepolean, never was for Freedom)

        OLD,,, like the guy in Venezuela (chavez,,,they used to be for Freedom, but bought into the Gubment Owned everything),

        OLD,,, like the guy in Iran (used to be for Freedom and we even taught the Iranian Gubment how to fly US Military Jets)

        Wanna sit down and talk about your Individual Liberty and HOW YOUR GUBMENT is WORKING FOR YOU?


        Better move to Cuba where you have a better chance of FREEDOM!

        September 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
    • John McDowell

      David Saint – it is only the GOP who has a jobs bill. They have presented them and passed them in the House. However, the Senate has not passed them to have the President sign them into law. Please get your facts straight.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  5. drake mallard

    hat Washington insiders eventually work for lobby firms daily promoting powerful interests is now a given. We the People that once ran government, maybe a hundred years ago, has become “Them” the People.

    What’s a joke is American politics. Nearly everyone in the country would agree, judging by congressional approval ratings in national polls.

    Super PACs, Religion, & Lobbyists: “The Tea Party is funded by Koch Industries, or Big Oil. The Koch brothers gave over $55 million in bribes to scientists to say global warming is a hoax. They are a vast political network, sponsoring Christian conservative rallies and funding political ad campaigns nationwide. They are instrumental in busting unions and they pushed for the Citizens United/ ‘corporations are people’ law.”

    August 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • Steveo

      Are you done? I was hoping you would address the influence of George Soros and the Hollywood elite! What happened?

      August 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
      • Mackmoy

        you are obviously not a serious person

        August 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
      • Steveo


        you are obviously not a serious person
        Oh but I am . And if you don't think Soros and the Hollywood elite does not pour money into liberal causes, it is you, my friend who is not serious!

        August 29, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • Gina K.

      Have you been listening to Michael Moore again? Go to your room.

      August 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
    • EKIA

      I'm much more concerned about the relationship between Unions and the Democratic party, George Soros, and censorship by the liberal media.

      August 29, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  6. Diane

    The country needs to wake up and take the "Common Sense" vote and its sure not for Mitt Romney. If this country plans to run our country by the person that has the most money in his pockets and the most campaign money, that's the first wrong mistake we are making. Healthcare will not be affordable, not everyone will be able get insured that needs it! By cutting out "Free Stuff" per Romney in the Affordable Care Act is going to cost the states, government and Americans more money!! Seniors will be paying more from all the "Medicade" cuts, there will be more Americans needing welfare assist through the government programs, someone who has a disease could live longer if it was early detected. These preventative tests and birth control, we need all of these in our country. This saves lives and saves money!!! Mitt Romney, you plan is absolutley wrong. I am not running for president but I feel I can do a better job than you are doing, so with that said money has no business in determining who can run this country and what is best for the American people. President Obama is the first person, who got anything passed in "Health Care", he has sold plans that are not going to cripple the Americans physically and not going cripple us financially. You expect everyone to go to college and ask their parents "Really" In this econmoy, what parent have any money??? Have you not noticed the parents are all still working and they are struggling themselves. If the parents can survive, do you really think they will be able to financially be able to help their child or children. Yes, we all want to but only if it's possible! The economy is a mess!
    With you Mitt, that is all we are going to get and how would anyone be able to afford to go to college. You have no solid plans for anyone or in any positions that you stand in for this country. This is exactly why the next President will be Mr. Obama and not you.

    August 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
    • Diane

      I do not understand why above my comment it says "Awaiting Moderation" Please forgive me if I have offended anyone by telling the truth and no it's not my place to tell anyone who to vote for. I can voice that there are drastic differences between Barrack and Romney on how they plan to run our country. By their plans, you can get the feel of what direction it will lead our country. Read the paper, online, watch television and listen and you will see. Alot of Americans are unsure. Feed back is always a good thing for anyone in life, no matter who you are. No one is perfect, except for God. Did you not see all the type o's mistakes I made in my writting. lol. Pick the person with the best vision for our future.

      August 29, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  7. keeker

    OMG what a liar Obama is. So the Rep. don't want the college people to vote. You Obozo is a ruthless liar. You are a prime example of a perfect loser. I honestly believe that these young adults sees you as the idiot you really are. Enough class warefare ok. Tell them the truth? God you are so pathetic Obama

    August 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • rr

      What does that mean Keeker? What is pathetic? Name calling. This approach to airing ones feelings lends itself to school yard bully mentality. Also for the increasing number of republican people blogging on these pages, what is is that is missing in your statements? I think, it is facts? It is hard to decipher logic and empirical facts from anything that most repubs are saying on these blogs but I do get a sense that Repubs are still covertly angry at G Bush , but were too afraid to air there feelings at that time in fear of being ostrisized by your party for not following along and agreeing with the robotics of a republican platform. Fast forward and Juxtipose the two presidents and you really can't complain about Obama's efforts. So name calling only shows how limited people are in their ability to argue and debate points. Given the mountainous hole Obama has tried to dig your country out of economically,it holds no substance when Repubs attempt to frame the time lines a such that OBama put your country into this mess. It is illogical to attempt to argue points that are inane. Ie business isn't hiring because of Obama. Is it not congress's job to create the policy that the Prez signs off on? Was it not the prez that got the house and senate together umpteen times in an effort to get a economic solution and jobs bill? Is it not the prez that is saying and research this if you will, that he is very willing to work across the aisle to pass legislation? Is Beohner even at work right now? Would it not be smart for the REP House to pass something bipartisan to make them look good before the election.......... etc

      August 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Can he still lower the Seas?


        August 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  8. scott

    Look at him crying he knows he is going to lose come November.

    August 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • ronb

      Don't be silly. nominating Romney hood was just the first step towards making Jeb Bush the nominee in 2016. The GOP knew Romney had no chance, but the guy just wouldn't go away! He's been dogging the GOP for 10 years!! Now, he can have his shot, get slammed into the dirt, and run away with his tail between his legs. Then, in 2016, the GOP will put forth Jeb Bush for the presidency. If Willard wins, it kinda screws the whole plan.... Play chess; not checkers.

      August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        George and Martha are looking on as

        BB King (sans Lucielle)

        is allowing the Omen to come out,,,

        letting Obummer and Michelle know that the,,, yes,,,



        Who is Martha?
        Who is George?
        Who is Lucielle?
        What is Lucielle?
        What is an Omen?
        Who is Obummer?
        Who is Michelle?
        Does Obummer protect Babies in a Momma's Belly?

        August 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        I made a mistake!


        Michelle was not wearing a top showing too much!

        It was a LITTLE BLACK dress!

        Just look at the end when Michelle stood up and showed her outfit!

        Yes, PBS will make sure that you see all!

        Wait,,, Did I miss something?

        Everybody is standing,,, except for,,,


        PBS is such an Honest Media Outlet!

        You Go PBS,,,

        and you go away, PBS, along with that Little Black Dress!


        August 28, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Now we see that Little Black Dress –
        that Michelle was wearing
        under that
        OVER-the-TOP EXPESIVE Jacket with
        PETA FEATHERS and,,,
        and the Jacket that only the 1%'ers could afford !!!

        They were serving CAKE to all the UnEmployed that night in Washington, DC!


        what is a PETA?
        what does CAKE mean when you are talking about

        WOMEN on VACATION?


        August 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
      • tim

        That's exactly what going to happen but who would want to put another bush in office?After Obama cleans up this mess Hillary Clinton should give it one more try if that's the case.

        August 29, 2012 at 1:53 am |
      • Steveo

        I don't know of ONE person talking about 2016. I hear a ton of folks talking about now and the near future. Consider this:

        Senate Democrats Propose Letting All Tax Cuts Expire – …

        But, but your side keeps talking about how they are lovin' on the middle class! What happened? We don't need that kind of love!

        August 29, 2012 at 9:45 am |
      • 1FreeWorld


        August 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  9. @getmecash

    This is too funny to watch. The repubs make me laugh. Tell me this... if Romney is so great why didn't he encourage any of his 5 sons to join the military? Oh of course not....they are RICH. Military is for the needy...OBAMA BIDEN

    August 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  10. We need the GOP leadership!

    Remember 8 years of GOP leadership under George W Bush.... Over 800,000 jobs lost in his last month in office! America needs the GOP in office so we can resume the GOP's legacy of serving the wealthy, and pissing on the rest of American's.

    August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
    • Steveo

      We remember! Sadly YOU have forgetten the little fact that Reid had the Senate and Pelosi had the House when things went south! You forget that on purpose?

      August 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
      • rr

        Steveo. re: pelosi and reid were they not over ruled by executive order many times and were the wars something they fought for. Remember the wars? And the tax cuts during those wars and Cheney who ran the country and the 6 years before them. Oh and the veto pen? Oh and the oil refineries that The Bushes owned and the company that Cheney owed in Iraq? You so convenientially frame all the USA problems on Obama as if nothing existed prior to this unless it was democratic. Idiot talking points. that being said I condemn Dem talking points that can not be backed up empirically as wll. You say way too much without backing it up with a empirically driven rational. Billy Cunningham ore Limbaugh ring abell?

        August 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • Steveo

        Glad you brought up executive orders. Pretty much a stranger to this adminstration, huh? YOU forget Both DEMS and GOP voted to fund and fight these wars. Sorry , the votes have been recorded and there are no do overs!
        I don't listen to Limbaugh. You listen to Matthews? The fact remains the DEMS had the House and Senate funding during the last the last 2 Bush years. How' s that for empirically driven rational?

        Funny when dems boldy proclaim "Obama is the best", I don't see you looking for empirically driven rational. Why is that? I say too much? Really? Stick around. I 'm just warming up!

        August 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
      • Steveo


        One other thing. Show me where I EVER said ALL of this mess is Obama's fault. i'll wil save you teh time, YOU CANNOT! Why? I NEVER SAID IT WAS ALL HIS FAULT! But I will say, he is certainly ADDING to the mess! Oh btw I never said this was ALL Bush's fault either! You can thank Clinton for the HOUSING BUBBLE! You want Empirical data, look it up. I not giving lectures here!

        August 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  11. Chalupa

    The status quo has got to go. Nobama is what is called a BSr. Sounds good but is leading the country down a yellow brick road to create an America like we've never seen and the Founding Fathers never imagined.

    August 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
    • tom

      The radical right is what the founding fathers never imagined broski. Obama's a basic moderate economist using standard tried and true strategies for fighting a bad economy. Republicans try to label him as some sort of radical to distract from the fact that they're the radicals.

      August 29, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  12. Wisconsin_@theist

    Just talking about college students in general I think Obama is set. Unless the college student is getting their college paid for by their parents no sane college student would vote for Romney. Mainly because both Ryan and Romney seem to see education as useless and talk about cutting federal financial aid. Which would lower the number of college graduates. Not only that, but Mitt also made things worse for college students in MA when he cut state aid to colleges and the colleges raised tuition to recover the cost

    August 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  13. Gary, Hunt Valley, Md.

    Obama is clearly the lesser of two mediocre choices for the middle class. Romney is clearly the choice for the upper class. And the American political system - strangled by special interests, lobbyists and controlled by the rich and powerful - clearly would make our Founding Fathers puke. Bring on another election!

    August 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Hunt Valley?

      Isn't that close to the NORTHROPE GRUMMEN HQ?

      You know,,,,

      The Company that used to be in Maryland,
      BUT DUE TO HIGH Maryland TAXES,,,
      Moved to Virginia where TAXES are a LOT LOWER???

      Go figure!

      Maryland needs to lower thier TAXES if they want to
      attract Companies that want,,,
      that want to Hire the unemployed Marylanders!

      Oppps,,, Maryland is about to become the NEXT GREECE!


      I have heard that nobody wants to come to Baltimore!
      Too much Crime there!

      LOL,,, Cal Ripken's MOM was KIDAPPED!

      Get Out!

      August 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Can we get a New Holiday?

        a new way to Celebrate?

        another Hope and a way to Change,,,

        Ummm,,, HALLMARK may want to know about this one!?!?!?!?

        Aother Holiday for the Unions!
        YES WE CAN!

        How about,,,,



        CONGRATULATIONS on Your Day
        where you almost became a
        Sort of like Mother's Day,,,
        but more like

        ABORTION's DAY!

        We could send
        pictures of wHousinee and Slick WIlley

        Current Brothers and Sisters can help thier Mothers!

        Yes,,, HELP THEIR MOTHERS!

        Can we say Sorry Bro' and Sis' in the same Hallmark Card???

        It may help the Mother and the Father say goodby to the CHILD!

        August 28, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  14. JOE

    Young know what you're trying to do you piece of -t.

    August 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  15. november2012

    how is he going to buy their votes...the hope and change is gone...what now?

    August 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
    • tom

      he can run on sanity and intelligence. republicans don't have that.

      August 29, 2012 at 10:45 am |
      • november2012

        just show me obamas academic record..so I can place it in comparison to Romneys, you know Romney...the guy who got his MBA and JD from Harvard at the same time...and obama who sealed his records and at best graduated by the skin of his teeth. Intelligence indeed.

        August 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
  16. john s.

    He is courting college kids because most of them do not have to worry about the jobs numbers for another few more years.

    By that time it is after the election and then it wont matter anymore.

    August 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  17. november2012

    Romney is center left...never thought the GOP would let this happen, and they are squelching the far far right wingers at the convention....now, all you left wingers where is obama if Mitt is center of right? Yes, he is a Marxist to the bone...and what are you? What-r-ya-gona-do-when-the-money-runs-out? Ask Greece...go ahead ask them you little cowards, ask those slackers...hahahaha

    August 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
    • DEcember 2012




      August 29, 2012 at 11:47 am |
      • november2012

        you are a sick little person. sick, sick, sick.

        August 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  18. mikle

    Where is hope and change? Now forward. Obama, where we go the last 3.5 years? Nobody know. Change is coming. Obama go forward to Chicago.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
  19. It comes down to this

    Obama is counting on the youngsters to keep believing in him but they aren't stupid like he thinks they are. Our young people know he is pitting youth against elders, black against white, poor against rich. I believe of Romney and Ryan are elected our nation will begin to prosper again and the poor will be given more hands to help them up rather than "progressive" hands keeping them down and under government control.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
    • Jonquil

      Um, no. This "youngster" thinks we have a good government that simply needs to be reformed to run more efficiently; I don't want to see it dismantled and sold-off to billionaire investors. I think Ryan's "rich people we can believe in" budget plan is absurd and insulting and defies all decency and logic. Why should we give more of our shared investments away, for super-rich individuals to invest on behalf of themselves, in overseas markets - and free of charge? I don't want to see our social contract dissolved and elderly people forced to beg for services that their minescule "vouchers" couldn't possibly cover.

      What's more, the general attitude of The Republican Party and their core constituancy, is totally devoid of tact and compassion. They are cruel, secretive, uncouth and incapable of having a genuine debate of ideas. Maybe if their party ideology didn't demonize inquiry and critical thinking, things would be different. But just try having a neutral conversation with them; it immediately resorts to lines repeated ver batim from Conservative idols (with no credit to resources, I must add), childish name calling or slackjawed yokel jokes - "Heee haw, how many OBUMMERS does it take to swing a dead bobcat? ONE, cause one spins it all around! HAR har hee har!"

      So, no, "it comes down to this", I can't say that I agree with you. Nice attempt trying to speak for young people, though. Mitt should stick to the people he's really trying to bring out: elderly voters. He can explain to them that vouchers are good for bartering and as long as they don't tell the government, they can try selling them to pay for the cat food they'll be forced to eat, once they would no longer be receiving benefits from social security.

      August 29, 2012 at 1:39 am |
      • Howard

        Jonquill ... you and the other young fools, who buy into the obama B.S., won't even have an America to grow old in.

        August 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • joy13xx

      I'm tired of the insinuation by Obama that we are stupid. The only stupid people are the ones who vote for him because he is a black man, because he "seems" cool, because he says what you want to hear based on his audience... Insulting. The rest of us can see right through him and he makes us sick. How can anyone with a mind of their own, vote for this failure???

      August 29, 2012 at 9:28 am |
    • TheonlyJGlenn

      Yes he is pitting these groups against each other, but I disagree with the blacks against white. I believe the Republicans and white people are doing that themselves. With the Troy Davis case and constantly attacking public services that they think help black people. That is my assumption of why that is occuring. The poor should be against the rich, because they do not care to help the poor they only want the poor's money to make themselves richer. That is the capitalism of America. Young should go against the old. The old people want to get rid of the debt over thinking about my educational security. They don't care about cutting education to fix a debt that they allowed their politics to do.1

      August 29, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  20. It comes down to this

    Excuse me: that should be "when" Romney and Ryan are elected.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  21. Judy

    the president will still get most of the youth vote.Unlike romney he acts like he cares as is morein tune with the youth. Romney is not intune with anyone making less than a million dollars. The only things he has built is his bank account and new houses. Forward 2012

    August 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • Howard

      judy ... part of what you said is true ... obama ACTS like he cares. Obama is a phony, who has never had a real job in his life ... he has always been on the public dole. Romney & Ryan don't have to act ... they are REAL ... they REALLY LOVE AMERICA ... unlike obama, whose only concern is holding onto power ... at any cost. Like obama, you obama stooges love obama more than you love America. America is much, much more important than obama. Obama is expendable and replaceable ... America is not !!!

      August 29, 2012 at 12:00 am |
      • john

        Howard ..... Romney will do to America what he did to Bain capital

        Where the Money Lives
        For all Mitt Romney’s touting of his business record, when it comes to his own money the Republican nominee is remarkably shy about disclosing numbers and investments. Nicholas Shaxson delves into the murky world of offshore finance, revealing loopholes that allow the very wealthy to skirt tax laws, and investigating just how much of Romney’s fortune (with $30 million in Bain Capital funds in the Cayman Islands alone?) looks pretty strange for a presidential candidate.

        August 29, 2012 at 12:43 am |
      • comptown

        He taught at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years—as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, and as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004—teaching constitutional law. In 1993, he joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004.

        August 29, 2012 at 12:46 am |
      • TheonlyJGlenn

        So, being a director of a community organization does not count as a real job? May I ask why? He did more for America than you. He helped a small base of America, but that is more than you. He made a change. That takes work.

        August 29, 2012 at 9:46 am |
      • tom

        if republicans love america so much then why do they lie about how it's recovering, why do they sabotage job growth, and why are they trying to keep americans from voting? we see this every time there's a democratic president, the republicans are clearly the ones desperate for power. they've never done anything to help this country.

        August 29, 2012 at 10:47 am |
      • Howard



        ROMNEY ... Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in
        Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores
        employing 90,000 people.

        Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business
        miracles again and again, with companies like Domino's, Sealy,
        Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group,
        Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

        August 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • joy13xx

      Educate yourself Judy. You're so far off base with that comment. Even the youth are opening their eyes. Just what is it that Obama has done to improve the economy? Even Democrats are abandoning him.

      August 29, 2012 at 9:32 am |
    • november2012

      polls say obama is losing the youth and women votes... and obama was nothing more than a lecturer..not a legal expert, just a goof ball lecturer working a couple of hours a day for part of the year an getting paid real well for it... he does not have the academic background or intellect for anything more involved.

      August 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
  22. hotdog

    Romney will take the country backwards. Why do you think that there is a concerted effort for voter suppression? It's very obvious what the republicans are doing. Just watch the voting returns from these three states during election night: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Do a little research on the Koch brothers and note the various federal violations that they have committed concerning their business operations. Then you should be able to see their hand print on republican party's platform,

    August 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  23. Sophie

    are there no moderators for this board working tonight, these posts are shameful. You people with these hateful remarks, you think you're being partiotic with this trash? our brave young men and women are at war to protect our freedom, and we can't express our opinions in a civil manner?

    August 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  24. ColoradoJoe

    Remember it was House Republican Majority Eric Cantor that purposely changed the Stock Act (the one about inside trader knowledge) so politicians can still make trades on insider knowledge (just via family members). It was in the original bill, he changed it. Congress had to vote twice to get it done right!!! Who's looking out for whom???

    August 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
  25. ColoradoJoe

    what I want to know is what/how Romney is going to guarantee that the banks/hedge funds never cause another meltdown like in 2007/2008? If that happens again it'll destroy the economy this time vs just putting us into a major recession. What's he going to do? If all out savings are in the bank or invested in 401K/IRAs and our SS is sitting in some mutual fund, we cannot afford another financial crisis. The 1% can handle it, we cannot. If I want to vote for R&R, I want to know what THEY WILL DO. The democrats want to try to restrict the thieves/gamblers from doing it (the Dodd-Frank bill). At least the democrats are trying, what are the republicans doing?

    August 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
  26. ColoradoJoe

    1st Romney criticizes Obama on the comment about business doing well, then he himself says close to the same thing.
    2nd Now Romney has joined the birther party.
    3rd now R/R have amended their health care plan. What, the original wasn't correct? Question on the voucher: does this mean you no longer have to look for a doctor that will accept medicare? They can charge what they want? Cost increase here we come. The voucher is to help pay for private health insurance. As we all know the premiums for reasonable insurance is high. Also insurances WILL NOT cover pre-existing conditions... therefore the vouchers are useless... especially for the elderly that usually have pre-existing conditions.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
  27. ColoradoJoe

    Now let's assume, the birt certificate comment was really just a bad joke. To say the least, his sense of humor is bad. Is this like when he was in high school? He was just "having fun" with the gay student? Also on the international stage, his "humor" has already caused problems.
    Search "Florida Governor Snubbed by Romney After Political Gaffes" By Michael C. Bender – Jun 20, 2012 4:00 AM MT (Bloomberg). Read first paragraph.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  28. mshumanique

    Obama 2012! Let move Forward and not for the same policies for the 1%.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:13 am |
  29. Dee

    Some of those pictures are appalling people have no respect for the President or the Office of the President we can agree and disagree on policies but this is a new low.

    With all the baggage that Romney is bringing he would never be betrayed in this light and some would elect him knowing he is for the wealthy. The GOP convention if you watched it was a disaster everyone got up and talked about themselves and at the end of their speeches they finally mentioned his name.

    President Obama is for the miiddle class and poor and can relate to us not Romney.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:38 am |
    • john

      God bless you Dee....

      August 29, 2012 at 12:45 am |
  30. ourjungle

    Since Obama's election,over 1.7 million young workers (18-30) have lost their jobs, due to Obama's horriable management of our Nation's economy,his broken promise of shovel ready jobs.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:42 am |
    • john

      Ourjungle...George Bush distroyed this country for good 8 years from healthy surpluses at the end of Cliton era to 1.3 trillon shorfall during W, Bush era.You Replicans are now yelling at Obama to perfom magic in a short period....You are all jokers!

      August 29, 2012 at 12:53 am |
    • TheonlyJGlenn

      But we forget 5 million more jobs were created. So, what is your argument?

      August 29, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  31. the 3rd race

    Stop dividing the country Obama..SHOW US YOUR PLAN... heck,show us a Budget, you lazy bum !!!

    August 29, 2012 at 1:52 am |
    • joy13xx

      He has nothing. What a waste of 4 years.

      August 29, 2012 at 9:33 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Oh-hhhh, Joy-yyy.
        Associated Press Headline: "Ryan Budget Proposals Have Caused HEADACHES For Romney"

        So tonight, Ryan is gonna go HEAVY ON PERSONALITY and LIGHT on POLICY. But, you can be sure HE WON'T admit that HE ISN'T A DEFICIT HAWK. Wonder if he'll admit he is just a Party Baby – Washington Careerist? He kissed Bush's ring-a-ding-ding every time he was asked to. ETCH-A-SKETCHING before our eyes, you'll see it happin' LIVE!!

        August 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
    • TheonlyJGlenn

      So, he has not shown or offered plans during his time in office? You are just wasting the oxygen of this precious earth saying that>

      August 29, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • tom

      he has? his plan is just as detailed, if not more so, than the republican one. and the republican one basically amounts to tax hikes on the middle class to pay for tax breaks for the rich. because, you know/, theyre job creators. nevermind that, just like during the great depression, the 'job creators' have been getting more and more money these past few years without creating new jobs.

      August 29, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  32. tim

    :Obama gets blamed for what theRepublicans in office won't do there job.November cant come fast enough the republicans are going to see another lost election .OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    August 29, 2012 at 2:14 am |
  33. TheLoneStar

    Young people may not be happy with Obama, but they better wake up and vote for him in November. The alternative is too scary to contemplate.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:42 am |
    • josh rogen

      I know, they might have to get jobs

      August 29, 2012 at 3:19 am |
  34. josh rogen

    I know the only way for Obama to get re-elected is to spread his us vs them hate, but people are tired of it.

    August 29, 2012 at 3:26 am |
    • bob

      We need to hear that message Josh. We can't stay in our little cocoon and believe nothing is wrong with our country. We need to stop the "business as usual" that has put the country in decline for the last 30 some years. If we see what has gone wrong but don't fix it, shame on us. The GOP has orchestrated the biggest campaign to divide the country because they just couldn't stand Obama, his popularity, his blackness. End of story.

      August 29, 2012 at 10:20 am |
    • tom

      if republicans hadn't worked so hard to oppose every positive thing he did, he probably wouldn't be pushing that rhetoric. he wanted to work with them and they refused, and made things worse.

      August 29, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  35. josh rogen

    I hope for change

    August 29, 2012 at 3:27 am |
  36. josh rogen

    the same people who hoped for change now work for it

    August 29, 2012 at 3:29 am |
  37. Iamnotfooled

    Romney & Ryans plan calls for cutting pell grants, the interest on loans will go up again, do away with the Dept. of Education, repeal Obamacare which will take you off your parents healthcare plan through the AHA, banks will go back to making student loans, cutting lots of Programs that will cost even more job losses. Oh and women-you will lose lots of your rights. STILL WANT TO VOTE FOR THEM?

    August 29, 2012 at 5:20 am |
    • EKIA

      Anytime the cost of something is subsidized to the consumer the cost goes up because more people can "afford" it. All this does is push the price out of people's reach again. This creates bubbles, see housing, education. The government should be funding the education of thousands of sociology or psychology degrees. People should go to college to gain skills for a job, then pay back their educational loans using the money they earn. Just like a small business must make investments before turning a profit.

      August 29, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  38. shawn

    i think USA needs to understand where it is coming from and where you are going. The repulican got you into a mess. Bad public imagine, increased terrorist threat, hated by many for your aroganance and sometimes ignorance. You lost your respect in the world due to your greed to make fake monies. Obama did not create you problems......YOU ALL DID!!!!! and if you want to get back stop being lazy and work to restore your country...... I do hope romney wins at least you wpuld loose the last thread of pride you have..........b

    August 29, 2012 at 7:32 am |
  39. WiredUpTheBass S.F.

    The parody video "Obama that I used to know" says it all.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:06 am |
  40. J

    If you're a middle/working class American, then Romney/Ryan are NOT for you. The only groups that will truly benefit in a Romney/Ryan Presidency are for the following: Rich people, Military, and Law Enforcement. If you're not in any of those groups you're essentially screwed. The Rich will benefit first because it's their interest and agenda that will be priority. The Military, because they're going to get them busy again with "nation-building", or spend on a useless enterprise like "Star Wars" or something like that, and law enforecement, because when they start cutting from a lot of social programs, it's naturally going to make a lot of people upset, and you got to maintain order. I'm not downing the military or law enforcement at all, (quite the contrary, they're very much needed in our society). What I'am downing is how the Republicans, and a Romney Presidency would use those groups as tools; not for national defense or maintaining social peace, but for the selfish and greedy agenda of the super-rich and far-right war-hawks. As far as everyone else is concerned, you better figure it out. President Obama has done a lot over the last four years for the interest of middle/working class Americans. Sure, things have been tough, and the recovery slow, but at least the country is going in the right direction. As much as the Romney and the Republicans bash Obama, where are THEIR better ideas and solutions? What do they have that's different and better than what Obama is offered? Can a right winger on here actually offer something that's better? Or can all you do is bash the President with insults and Fox News type psuedo-facts. Come November, there will be a stark choice to make for sure. Hope people will realize this...OBAMA/BIDEN, 2012!

    August 29, 2012 at 9:11 am |
    • Steveo

      useless enterprise like "Star Wars" or
      Yet under Obama, we sent a probe to MARS! STILL have huge debt and deficts. But our National defense is useless?
      Again slamining Fox? Yet am I to believe you came up with all this lefty talking points all by your lonesome? Really? Sounds like you've been mesmerized by Mr." Tingly Legs" and Company. Nice!

      August 29, 2012 at 9:19 am |
      • TheonlyJGlenn

        All you did was bash their comment. You did not offer any facts to counter what they were stating. You sir are not very intelligent. Sending a Probe to Mars really, You are bashing Obama because NASA was able to send a probe to Mars from their budget? So we forget how many space shuttles were sent to space during the Bush administration. Your argument is invalid, and is not appreciated to people on here who offers real facts, both liberal and conservative.

        August 29, 2012 at 9:34 am |
      • Steveo

        Show me one word in my post that bashed Obama! I am waiting! What "real facts' have you offered? What "REAL FACTS" did J offer? I see lefty talking points and you see facts? Wonder why you said NOTHING about the lack of facts in the post I responded to?

        August 29, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • Caramon

      You know something J, not all of us have insulted the President but have discussed his policies. We have not used Democratic talking points like felon, killer or tax evader. You may notice these are personal attacks aimed at Romney. The focus, instead, of my talking points has been on policy. In 1980, unemployment was high, inflation was high and interest rates through the roof. Some believe the economy was in worse shape then than it was in this current recession. Ronald Reagan, who had to work with a Democratic Congress, is reported by Forbes to have created an average of 350 K jobs a month. The economy not only moved in the right direction, it was one of our biggest economic growth periods. It was done by decreasing government spending and decreasing taxes. He put more confidence in the private sector to create those jobs.

      The President believes it is best to take money out of the private sector and employ in the public sector with infrastructure jobs. Jobs in construction, fire fighting even police are not jobs that require a college education. Police go to an academy. I have never seen a student go to college for a degree in road construction or fire fighting. Teaching is the only exception. So, our President emphasizes college education mostly for employment in the private sector. However, he removes money from the private sector to fund jobs in the public sector. See the problem? Forbes stated economy growth over the past four years was only 4 percent. Jobs created is about 150K per month, below population growth. The only way for unemployment to go in this economy is up.

      Romney and Ryan want to return to the policies that produced the big economic growth period. It worked before. It will work again. This is what the middle class needs, not more welfare and food stamps.

      August 29, 2012 at 10:51 am |
      • DEcember 2012



        August 29, 2012 at 11:53 am |
      • Caramon

        Did you even read what I posted. It has nothing to do with those with a college education against those without. The President has emphasized that infrastructure is the key to economic growth. Infrastructure is government jobs. It almost sounded like you are unsatisfied with the status quo. Why then would you vote for 4 more years of the same. Taxes are the means to take money out of the private sector and place it into the hands of the government.

        August 29, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  41. TheonlyJGlenn

    I really do hate reading comments on CNN articles in the morning. Thats when the older conservative individuals are up early waiting to bash any type of liberalism. I am liberal, but the things people say even from liberals is outrageous. Maybe one day someone will spread information that is backed by an unbiased source. In economics, it takes at minimum 4-5 years before the effects of policies are seen. We are still living through the Bush economic policies. This is a fact, not an attack at Bush. Maybe some of you people will research how political economics works on the national level before attacking my comment.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Hmmmm, are you saying

      if the Gubment OPENED UP DRILLING FOR OIL

      In ALASKA, off the Atlantic and the Gulf Coast, etc,

      That GAS PRICES will not be affected for 4-5 years?

      Would that be 4-5 Years after giving the OK to DRILL, or
      4-5 Years after the 1st Barrel of Oil came from the DRILLING PROCESS?


      ONLY because those that are currently Selling the OVER_PRICED Oil
      would like to make it Economically Foolish for Entreprenuers to start the Next Drilling Project.

      August 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld


      So Liberal States/Cities hike their multiple State/City Taxes and it takes 4-5 years before you can see a change?

      Seems like Wise Folks are moving out of the Blue States/Cities even before the Taxes are Due, not 4-5 Years LATER!

      Seems that only Liberal Economists believe that it takes 4-5 Years for policies to yield their rewards.

      Imagine if the USA lowered Corporate Taxes to being in the Lower Half of all Countries...
      Where would the Foreign Corporations OPEN/MOVE their Companies, I mean in the first 2 years?
      How many EMPTY Commercial/Industrial Buildings in the USA would be Bought/Leased in the first year?

      August 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • Caramon

      Then you believe that Congress plays no role in policy making, correct?

      August 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  42. EKIA

    When was the last time Obama talked about the economy, or his record. He promised to cut the deficit in half by his first term. It is up 50%. National debt is up 5.3 trillion or more than Bush accumulated in 8 years. Obama promised unemployment would remain below 8% if Congress passed the $800 billion stimulus. It is 8.2% and rising and we are out $800 billion. If Obama could run on his record he would. However, his record is a failure so he can only demonize Romney.

    Romney is a rational adult with an employment record of turning failing enterprises around. Obama's America is a failing enterprise in need of a turn around. Obama is incompetent, Romney is the man for the job.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  43. bob

    RE: Anti-Obama Song. Now there's 2 guys representaive of the GOP. Plain and simple. Just saying.

    August 29, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  44. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening

    Ask NOT what you can do for your country.
    Ask ONLY about what free stuff government can give you !!!

    The freeloaders...
    You know the working tax payers who are NOT
    paying their fair share; the ones pulling the cart you are riding in;
    the evil ones who have a business that makes... makes... a profit !!!

    FORWARD -> -> ->
    To the good life on the government plantation !!!

    August 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  45. Reggie19

    The young voters have to ignore Obama because he is not really there for them. All he wants is their votes and he has nothing to offer them jobwise. I hope they will not give into him and the democrats because they are not looking out for for the young people of this country. The only people that Obama shows any commitment to are the union leaders who are destroying our jobs here in America. Please young people, do not be taken in with this man's words because there is no real meaning behind them....he only wants your votes and then you are totally forgotten!!!!!!

    August 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  46. Cynthia L.

    Good Golly, I counted maybe 5 black people at the WHITE CONVENTION. No Asian Americans, either??
    Two people were ejected from the convention for throwing nuts at a black camera woman, telling her, "This is how we feed animals."
    That's exactly how they treated the RON PAUL SUPPORTERS!! Changing the rules at the last minute to avoid announcing the delegates they had won. Also, sticking them up in the nosebleed section behind America Somoa and the Marianna's.
    And, what was totally pathetic was Ann begging for women to vote for her husband. CHOKED.
    So, the Gov.'s that were speaking all talked about themselves except for the last minute for Robme. Had to laugh at Kasich forgetting that his state benefited from the Auto Bailout and that his state is heavily into voter suppression in the Democratic districts. Do they think we don't read the different news sources on this story alone?
    And, the continuing lie that the JOBS required to collect Welfare had been taken out earned them 4Pinochio's from the Washington Post on the lie they think if said enough us WHITE VOTERS will believe it. No wonder they have to cheat and lie – THEY ARE LOSERS!!
    Experts saying Mitt needs at least 61% of the 'white vote' to win. He isn't carrying the lead with any one demographic.
    The guy is toast.

    August 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Was Mia Love one of the Black People?

      See Mia Love's Speech in a posting above!

      How about Artur Davis?

      See EX-Obummer Supporting Black Man Artur Davis here:


      and discover why so many Black People will not be voting for wHousehinnie!!!

      August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Oh No!

        Found another Black Person FIGHTING for AMERICA!


        Pay close attention here!

        FREEDOM for ALL!

        ALL Y'all
        NEED TO DO IS TO ,,,
        Receive the Transmission!

        Meaning HEAR,,,
        YOU need to Hear the message!

        Pay attention to what you have now
        what you have once had!

        Let us know what you want,
        of that, that you have remaining...

        of that that you may have remaining 4 Years from Now,
        that you want to leave your Kids!

        What DO you want to give to your Children and Grand Chil'ren!


        Even for Women, Youths, Men, Elderly, - Blacks, Browns, Orientals, Indians, Cubans, Latinos,
        AMERICANS in General !!!!

        How is that TYRANICAL Hope and Change working out for YOU?

        I mean y'all according to RACIST VP Bite Me!

        August 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
    • Reggie19

      Why does everything have to fall back on color or race? If the black or asian decide that they want to be democrats, it is their right to do so and that also applies to the white people. If white people choose to be republicans then so be it. I would like all black people to remember who gave them their freedom....it definitely was not the democrats and now they still enslaving them by offering them entitlements rather than jobs to better support themselves and become independant. Democrats want to keep the black people in their place.....dependant on government so they will always get their votes.

      August 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Here is a White Person that the DemocRATS are so PROUD!


      He was going to be in Tampa during the RNC Convention.

      He finally found foud out what Obummer can do with Chains!

      August 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Just for FUN,,,

        If you are a DemocRAT,,,

        Take a moment and get your Blood Pressure UP!

        Get Motivated!

        Get the BLACK PERSONS vote up in arms!


        All y'all need to see this WHITE GUY!

        August 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Look at what the DemocRAT Racists have done for Black People OVER THE YEARS!


        Watch this Black Man dis the DemocRATS!

        Bill Clinton is in this one!

        August 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld


      Black Man for Freedom!

      I Salute You ET WILLIAMS!

      August 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        I can see Michelle and Barack rock thier heads to this Blues/Rap Song!

        Sort of like they did with The Thrill is Gone with BB King and Lucielle


        Compare the 2 and see if Bo and MO might Rock their Heads to the 1st song!

        August 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  47. Tatiana

    Obama is touring colleges because so far they are one of the only demographics who have hopes and dreams that have not been crushed yet (and spring breaks and keggers). Ask the recent college graduates living in their parents basement who can't find a job how they feel now. I am sure they are kicking themselves for voting Obama in 2008.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  48. Cynthia L.

    Yeah, I counted Mia and Davis. Didn't see any Mexican Americans either. Christy was so deperate he was demanding people to Stand up. Get up on your feet! The audience wasn't moved by anything up to that point until he looked like he might THROW HIS WEIGHT AROUND!....Yikes! BWAH HA HA

    August 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • Howard

      MORE B.S. FROM CYNTHIA L. ... obama marches out his cast of minorities for photo ops, to give the false impression that he gives a damn. Where were the Mexican Americans, Cynthia asks ... Well, where was obama's promised help for latinos, during the first 3 years of his Presidency ... NOW, that obama, and his stooges are desperate to hold onto power, they ACT like they care. People were HAPPY to stand up for Chris Chrisie ... as he inspired, and united the audience ... as opposed to obama, and his stooges, who pit Americans against each other, to win the election at ANY cost. America is much, much more important than obama. Obama is expendable and replaceable ... America is NOT. Save America ... Replace Obama with Romny and Ryan in November !!!

      August 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Suck it up, Howard. Chris Christie's speech had the word "I" 47 TIMES! He mentioned Mitt's name only 8 times!!
        Ann was all LOVE,LOVE,LOVE, I LOVE WOMEN!!!! (maybe but, women don't love yer husband, dearie-doo.)
        THEN the BIG Christie theme was – "We have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved!" (Haha) And, "Choose Respect over Love." (who? the guy he is supposed to be talking up? Nah, we don't respect him, either.)

        When reporters were calling them out on the lie that they kept up about the no jobs for welfare crap. The Romney Campaign came out with a statement saying "WE are NOT going to let our campaign be controlled by FACT CHECKERS! BWAH-HA-HAhahahahhahaha!!!! Like that's gonna work.
        Lots of AKIN buttons attached to the participants walking around the convention area. Huckabee is speaking – OH GOODY- MORE RELIGIOUSITY CHEST THUMPING ( reason women cant' stand the GOP)
        Oh, the only Cuban in Texas is there speaking. Wonder if he'll mention the United Nations plot on environmental issues that threaten GOLF COURSES AND PAVED ROADS in Texas?? Beep-beep. The weinermobile guy is speaking later. HOT DOG!!!

        August 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • november2012

      you are truly a nut case... god help you.

      August 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
      • november2012

        to Cynthia

        August 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Susana Martinez,,,

        where is she from?

        what does she do in the FREEDOM LOVING COUNTRY?


        I am thinking that Cynthia L is looking for this one!

        August 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
    • Reggie19

      Obama had all the talk and look at the mess he has our country in right now. It is not what you say, it is your actions that counts and his actions have been disasterous. So we do not need 4 more years of Obama's telecompter speeches. We need Romney/Ryan business sense to bring our country back on track.

      August 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        To 1freeHelmet Boy,
        I counted 7 black folks that included Condi
        3 Asian-Americans
        I Susanna Martinez -- NOT A BIG TENT after Chris Christie took the most fabric.
        Ron Paul left the convention in a huff and went back to Texas early, leaving his kissy-butt son to kissy-butt the best he could to preserve a place to run for Pres. next time.
        Oh, yeah, Paul Ryan is so-oooo confident that he'll be on the winning ticket as V.P., THAT HE IS STILL RUNNING FOR HIS SEAT IN CONGRESS at the same time. Gotta look out for that job security AND THAT GOVERNMENT PAYCHECK.

        August 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        You have forgotten many!

        Rubio? A man that is Latino and does not want anythig to do with Centralized Gubment (like Cuba)!

        How about CL Bryant?
        Denine Berrelli?
        MLK was a Republican!

        Just watch this one!

        Gubment is NOT GOD!


        How about Black Bishop that says ALL BLACK CHRISTIANS need to run away from the DemocRAT Party ?!?!?!

        August 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Let us listen to George Obama!

        George (like George Washington),,,

        We voted for the WRONG OBAMA!



        Look at South Korea!
        Look at South Africa!
        Look at Indonesia!

        Might be better if the Whites Stayed Longer????

        ABSOLUTELY, according to the Black Keyan Bro of BO!


        August 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Just wondering what REV Wright's position is on this!


      Might not be so good for the Prizzy!

      Might be time to allow the Educated to Decide!

      August 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
  49. truth8585

    this bozo wont be happy till everyone is dependant on welfare and i think for anyone with common since and not living solely on goverment aid that obvious. Not to mention the fact that hes FOR illegal immagration which makes me sick. I mean what good are laws if our president doesnt even uphold them, other than the ones that benefit him. Im sick of hearing people saying they vote for him cuz hes going to take care of them. LIES LIES LIES... get real this guy will say and do whatever to get re elected and i thinks that become quite obvious in this election.

    August 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  50. november2012

    Romney said no one has ask where he was born...truly sad there is any doubt about obamas birth place. He has not really proven his birth place...his pseudo birth cert does not prove anything, you need not be born i Hawaii to get a cert like that. We need an American President with an American brain...go for it Mitt.

    August 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  51. 1FreeWorld

    For Cynthia L,

    The Liberal Counter of Minorities at the RNC....

    We forgot one,,,,

    Super Star!

    Maybe even the Elected President in YEARS-to-Come!

    There are a lot of FOLKS that will follow this guy!


    Oh, did Prizzy Obama make it to Na'Leans?

    Maybe the Prizzy is against the 2nd Generations in the USA????

    Can you tell me what I just said?

    If so,, you are really into the Music!

    September 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
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