Archive for October, 2012

Afghanistan veterans for Obama

Twin brothers from Charlottesville– veterans of the war in Afghanistan– explain why they support the reelection of Barack Obama.

Ground game may give Obama the edge

Molly Ball has an excellent article for The Atlantic comparing the field operations of the Obama and Romney campaigns in a number of swing states, including Virginia. She suggests that the Obama campaign has a more organized and sophisticated ground game which could be crucial in a close election.

Two weeks to go: GOTV critical in Virginia

Blue Virginia reports:

Hot off the presses from PPP.

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Virginia, conducted on behalf of Health Care for America Now, finds Barack Obama continuing to hold onto a lead in the state at 49% to 47% for Mitt Romney. PPP has conducted three Virginia polls since the first Presidential debate and has found Obama with a 1-3 point advantage on each of them.

In other words, this race is very much President Obama’s – and ours – to win right now, but it’s close. So close, in fact, that it could very well come down to which party is more effective in getting out its vote. Which is why, if you have any free time at all the next 2 weeks, and you can possibly spend some of that helping GOTV, please do so. Not to put too much pressure on, but the future of our country could very well depend on what YOU do the next two weeks. 🙂 Thanks.

P.S. Plus, we have to counter Republican voter suppression efforts like this.

Romney at VMI

Remember Mitt Romney’s “non-partisan” foreign policy speech last week at VMI in Lexington?

It turns out that his staff tried to convince the school’s authorities to manipulate the event in an effort to boost his presidential campaign. And the authorities, to their credit, resisted.

[I]nternal emails obtained by Mother Jones show that Romney’s campaign pushed to burnish his commander-in-chief credentials by maximizing military optics around the event. Members of Romney’s staff sought to use the VMI logo in their campaign materials, requested that uniformed cadets be let out of class early to attend Romney’s speech, and asked VMI “to select a few cadet veterans and give them a place of honor” standing behind Romney during his address.

As the campaign pushed for these requests, VMI officials pushed back, concerned that they were for partisan purposes. Each request was denied by the state-run institution, whose students serve in the US military’s Reserve Officers Training Corps, so that VMI would not be seen as endorsing Romney’s candidacy. The Romney campaign also pressured VMI to play host to “15 to 20” retired admirals and generals at the school who traveled there to endorse Romney; VMI eventually relented to that request.

Obama diagnoses “Romnesia”

Speaking today at George Mason University in Fairfax:

Details of Romney tax plan

Finally Mitt Romney’s campaign has released a detailed explanation of how his proposed $5 trillion in tax cuts will neither explode the deficit nor require a tax hike for the middle class.

Go to RomneyTaxPlan.Com.

Mitt Romney’s 31 debate lies

Watch this informative video documenting Mitt Romney’s astounding series of lies during last week’s debate with President Obama. And spread the word.