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It's almost down to counting hours now, and each campaign is trying to make the most of the final weekend. President Obama has the most satisfying finish to the day, hooking up with also-campaigner Bill Clinton and singer Dave Matthews for a rally in Virginia.

Barack Obama — Mentor, OH; Milwaukee, WI; Dubuque, IA; and Bristow, VA

Mentor High School (Mentor)
11:50 AM ET

Delta Center (Milwaukee)
3:05 PM CT

Washington Park (Dubuque)
5:30 PM CT

Jiffy Lube Live, with Bill Clinton and Dave Matthews (Bristow)
10:35 PM ET

Joe Biden — Arvada and Pueblo, CO

Arvada West High School (Arvada)
11 AM MT

Central High School (Pueblo)
1 PM MT

Michelle Obama — Oxford and Gambier, OH

Miami University (Oxford)
2:25 PM ET

Kenyon College (Gambier)
6:40 PM ET

Jill Biden — West Chester, Norristown, Germantown, Northeast Philadelphia, PA; and Parma, OH

OFA field office (West Chester)
10:40 AM ET

OFA field office (Norristown)
12:10 PM PET

OFA field office (Germantown)
1:40 PM ET

OFA field office (Northeast Philadelphia)
3:10 PM ET

OFA field office (Parma)
7 PM ET

Bill Clinton — Chesapeake and Roanoke, VA

Indian River High School (Chesapeake)
10 AM ET

Patrick Henry High School (Roanoke)
7 PM ET

Mitt Romney — Newington, NH, and Dubuque, IA

Portsmouth International Airport (Newington)
9 AM ET

Dubuque Regional Airport
12 PM CT

Mitt and Ann Romney — Colorado Springs and Englewood, CO

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
3:50 PM MT

Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (Englewood)
6:25 PM MT

Paul Ryan — Marietta, OH; Harrisburg, PA; Richmond, VA; and Panama City, FL

Dyston Baudo Rec Center, Marietta College (Marietta)
10 AM ET

Avflight Harrisburg
1 PM ET

Richmond International Airport
3 PM ET

McKenzie Park (Panama City)
5:45 PM ET                                                   

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:00 AM PDT.

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  •  Ryan is going Pan Handling (3+ / 0-)
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    Maverick80229, mdmslle, Lefty Ladig

    So is Ryan going to wash more pots and pans in four states today? He is going to have dishpan hands after this!

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:06:18 AM PDT

  •  Dare to compare? (5+ / 0-)

    Rmoney at Dubuque Airport at noon.

    Obama in a park in Dubuque at 5:30.

    Anyone expecting to see crowd control issues to develop out at that airport hanger in Iowa?

  •  Fond memories of Germantown (2+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, Amber6541

    I did some work there for the last election or was it the primary against HRC. Don't remember but had fun. Rmoney is wasting his time in two states that are way out of his reach - Iowa and NH.

    •  My folks were raised in Germantown, PA (0+ / 0-)

      I still have cousins up in the area.  

      Hope they're going out to see Dr. Biden!

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:04:17 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The differences are so stark! (5+ / 0-)

    Obama has, including himself, five on the road going to different places, Romney has just two (since Ann is going to the same place as Mitt).

    Where are Romney's top surrogates...and why aren't the women out there "holding their own." Indeed, where has Mrs. Ryan been THROUGHOUT THIS RACE?

    Wow, nothing illustrates the differences better than the way the two contenders value the contributions made by their wives.

    (Granted, I acknowledge the oddity of Hillary having never shown her face at all on the campaign trail, but Bill's presence has always been a huge exception to all rules. Expecting Hillary to be a part of that may just be a bridge too far.)

    It is ignorance which is hopeless.

    by IdeaTipper on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:12:44 AM PDT

  •  Jiffy Lube Live (3+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, Tannen, zoebear

    That Jiffy Lube Live concert spot is sweet! We used to call it the Nissan Pavillion. I went there once for a Sting concert years back. If the weather is nice it should be a great night!

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:13:31 AM PDT

    •  i have a ticket but 10:35 pm?!?!? It was (1+ / 0-)
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      zoebear

      supposed to be at 7 pm. and I was thinking I'd need to be there at 3 or 4 pm...but now this 10:35 I don't think I can do.

      shit.

      For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

      by mdmslle on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 05:35:25 AM PDT

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      •  This is in northern Virginia, (2+ / 0-)
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        Amber6541, zoebear

        one of the most highly contested areas in the country.
        Let's get Northern Virginia to Jiffy Lube Live!
        Time to show our support, and the fact that we can still vote Dem as we did in 2008!
        I know it's late, but we turn the clocks back an hour tonight, so you won't lose sleep.
        Get out there Northern Virginia!
        Bill Clinton, Dave Matthews and Barack Obama... what a line-up!

    •  I will be there, (3+ / 0-)
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      Little Flower, Amber6541, evdebs

      along with my husband and several co-workers!
      FIRED UP and READY TO GO!!!

  •  No McCain? :( (2+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, diffrntdrummr

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:16:42 AM PDT

  •  Airports for Mitt!!! (6+ / 0-)

    Will the Romney/Ryan campaign make it out of the airports this weekend?

    And Portsmouth NH has an international airport???  Is that the old Pease Airbase? It's out in the middle of nowhere!

    •  Yes It is the former airbase . . (2+ / 0-)
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      mdmslle, Amber6541

      Plus it is home to your passport when it is being renewed.

      There are a lot more international airports then you realize in the US. It doesn't mean there are international fights at a given airport. Just that there is a customs and immigration presence to process flight from abroad.

    •  I thought that was weird (1+ / 0-)
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      evdebs

      why aren't they actually leaving the airports and going out to the cities?  Did they not plan far enough ahead to get a place?  Arrange security?  

      Having a campaign event at an airport is just strange - most airports charge for parking (if you can find it).  

      I'm going to Obama's event tomorrow here in Hollywood, FL.  It's on a high school football field - there is no parking anywhere around - it's all residential.  They are doing shuttles from the local community college, but I scoped out the neighborhood and there are some shops and strip centers within a mile of the school, so some of us are going to meet there and walk to the school.  The gates don't open until 12:30, but we're going to be there early - I'd rather wait in line with friends - I have a feeling, even though we have tickets, that there won't be enough room for everybody who wants to go.  I'm really excited, it's the first time I've been able to go to a campaign event since I saw Kerry at CB Smith park - every time the President has been here (or Michelle) I'm stuck at work or I'm up at my mom's taking care of stuff for her.  

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 10:46:02 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The schedule tells a story (6+ / 0-)
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    eeff, mdmslle, Rumpole2, Amber6541, askew, evdebs

    Obama/Biden and family are all over the map in all of the battlegrounds.

    On the other hand...

    Romney/Ryan are sticking to friendlier locals. Two airport stops starting in NH then IA on the way CO Springs, and the Denver Subs. Then Ryan bailing out of OH to Richmond, VA and the "Dem stronghold" of Panama City, FL. They are not acting like the last 72 hours is on. Their internal polls must tell them they are about to get flattened because they are acting like it.

    Reality is beating ideology head on... again.

    PLUS: We are going to get Indiana for the Senate !!!

    Who is John Galt? An ASSHOLE, thats who

    by Max Runk on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:20:45 AM PDT

    •  seems so. It looks like they're only (1+ / 0-)
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      evdebs

      visiting their own strongholds which i guess is fine but could they be worried that their own voters won't show up?

      Panama City hardly needs a freaking visit from a republican. Nor Colorado Springs.

      For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

      by mdmslle on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 05:37:45 AM PDT

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    •  CNN says Rmoney has added a stop..... (0+ / 0-)

      ....in PA on Sunday.

      You certainly have a right to your own opinion, but you do not have a right to your own facts!

      by Rumpole2 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 06:45:22 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  It definitely tells a story. (1+ / 0-)
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      evdebs

      I was invited on a live listening call with President Obama yesterday at 11:30am eastern.  And Obama said flat out that as it stands now "we should win this."  Of course he went on to say that the only way it comes to fruition is if we don't let up now, yadda yadda yadda.  And he sounded TIRED.  But it is clear that we are in the lead.  And it's apparent that the Romney camp knows it as well.  They are clearly discouraged and simply running out the clock now ... essentially hoping for a miracle from Kasich/Husted in Ohio and Scott in Florida to steal the vote from enough people through their various shenanigans in order to win.

  •  Good Morning (8+ / 0-)

    It's all about running up the score.

    Will Obama Biden take North Carolina ? ?

    I'll put my feet on the ground today to help make it happen !

    Go Barack & Joe !

  •  That NH stop (6+ / 0-)

    Should not actually count as a campaign stop.

    That's a "we were at our NH house and are flying out." stop, in the middle of nowhere.

    It should actually count as avoiding a campaign appearance or two.  With minimal additional effort, he could have flown out of Manchester and either had a reasonable appearance there, or stopped at Concord on the way, or both.

    Which is to say, he thinks NH is such a lost cause, he just blew off two chances to have meaningful campaign appearances there.

    Astounding.

  •  lets bring it home america (1+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle

    you can see the lack of energy in the romney rally's, forced enthusiasm is not energy and can't be faked, look at ann as she stands behind mitt, that expression says it all.

  •  the schedule is a major tell (7+ / 0-)

    what I mean by this is that the Dems are going with 4 speakers with minimal overlap and effectively the Republicans are going with only 2, because Ann Romney only appears with Mitt.

    That gives the Dems a huge coverage advantage, a better opportunity to rev up enthusiasm for their side.

    Dems seem to be doing a better job of turning out people for events.  Let's take just the event in Bristow with Obama, Bill Cllinton and Dave Matthews:  so far our household has received 3 phone calls and email invitations from 4 different lists, some more than once.

    Because we are not registered by party in Virginia, we also get invitations to some Republican events, never more than once.  Checking with active Republican acquaintances, their contact level is less than what we are receiving from Dems.

    I think we are also seeing this in terms of size of crowds - there is space at some Romney and Ryan events, but to use one example Michelle Obama's event at Hampton was overflowing.

    Given the amount of early voting in some of the states being visited - Iowa, OH and FL in particular - not sure how much impact late appearances has.

    As a former Pennsylvanian, I can note that Joe Biden was considered our third senator, both because of his proximity in Delaware and his roots in Scranton.  Jill will be an effective surrogate in her multiple stops in the Keystone State.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:32:56 AM PDT

    •  Glad to hear that about the Obama crowds. (1+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541

      I saw some internet chatter yesterday that his crowds in Ohio were what I would call small, but, if they filled the hall, even if small halls, then so be it.  I just wish we could begin to see crowds like we did during the last weekend of 2008

      You certainly have a right to your own opinion, but you do not have a right to your own facts!

      by Rumpole2 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 06:48:17 AM PDT

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  •  So it looks like OFA is playing in to the (3+ / 0-)
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    Sloth, mdmslle, Amber6541

    PA is in play not in the way that it hurts Obama, but in the way that it may hurt Romney, by diverting some attention his campaign should be spending elsewhere.

    If Romney uses ads and a Ryan stop to get from losing PA by 8-9 points to only losing it by 3-4 points, it doesn't matter.

    But OFA may sneak in and take FL, NC, and CO, while already securing the victory through WI,  VA and NV.  (that gets Obama to 270 without OH).  Of course, OFA is confident they'll take OH and IA (getting to 294).  

    And if they are able to pick off CO, FL, and NC (from most to least likely).  The Electoral count goes from 294 to 303 (with CO), 332 (with FL as well), and up to 347 (with NC as well) which would really be a pretty huge victory for Obama.

    I like Michelle more than Barack.

    by duha on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:45:17 AM PDT

    •  PA is not in play (6+ / 0-)
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      Mariken, khyber900, KiB, mdmslle, Amber6541, evdebs

      100% sure.

      Here's how you can tell, if you have any doubt.  Last night, Mitt was in Ohio.  Then he flew home to spend the night in NH - and is heading back out to CO, stopping for that rally on the tarmac on the way.

      If PA was in play (or MI or MN or WI or IA), he'd have spent the night there and would have done something this morning before heading out to CO.  Just cutting out the trip to NH would have made plenty of time for a "free" event.  Even if that event was only symbolic.

  •  Getting ready to go to Ohio (12+ / 0-)

    We are assembled this early morning in our OFA Louisville, KY office ready to make our trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to GOTV. The office is more packed today than usual. Lots a excited volunteers from all backgrounds. Staffer is now sorting us into carpools. Wish us luck in banking as many Obama voters in Boehner's backyard.

    "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them." -- Pres. Obama (1/20/2009)

    by zizi on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:47:33 AM PDT

  •  Excellent schedule for the Obama campaign. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, Amber6541
  •  What - no Dubya? Or Cheney? (3+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, Amber6541, evdebs

    If the Republicans are so proud of the Bush tax cuts, why isn't the previous Administration out there campaigning?

    We know the answer to that! :-)

    "We don't have village idiots any more; we have Republicans." - Positronicus

    by Maverick80229 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 05:23:07 AM PDT

  •  Everyone's Pitching to Mostly Red Zones In Ohio (3+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, Amber6541, evdebs

    Romney's trying to gin up his base, while Obama's working on expansion.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 05:58:01 AM PDT

  •  Bill Clinton is supposed to be at Bristow (3+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, Amber6541, evdebs

    with President Obama.

    Is he actually going to speak at both Roanoke and Bristow?

    Shop Liberally this holiday season at Kos Katalog

    by JamieG from Md on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 06:01:19 AM PDT

  •  Where are the gop surrogates? (3+ / 0-)
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    redding888, Remediator, evdebs

    Dubya is in the Cayman Islands --the gop doesn't even want him the country. lol

    Where is Romney's top dog to embrace Romney's vision now Christie is praising both Obama's and Fema's efforts?

    What a joke. They rather bitch about Planned Parenthood when they deny the most powerful economic problem because it's a hoax. Fuck that.

  •  I live in Ashburn Va- loudon county (4+ / 0-)

    I see Romney bumper stickers mostly on cars that must be over 30,000k. They are always driven by people over 50. And a few of the mega mansions here have large Romney signs.

    But this county will split 52-48 obama because of the government workers and the professional newbies here that value 21st century economic policies that don't favor the mega rich.

  •  Obama in FL in the next few? (1+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541

    good to put a face in there

  •  I hope things calm down nationally and (0+ / 0-)

    internationally after the election so the Obama and Biden families can get some rest before the new term starts.
    Wow, what hard-working people they are.  Amazing campaign schedules they all have had.

    Mother Teresa: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

    by Amber6541 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 07:23:59 AM PDT

  •  Airports?? (0+ / 0-)

    What's with Ryan and Romney holding rallies in airports?  What about the people trying to make their flights or get to their destinations?  Airports are congested enough without having political rallies held in them with more cars and people!

    May save them time but at the same time they are alienating the passengers.

  •  You'd think Romney wouldn't want to (1+ / 0-)
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    PatConnors

    make it that obvious with all the airport visits, wouldn't you?

    Wow. Talk about looking like you're just calling it in.

    If you ever get to the place where injustice doesn't bother you, you're dead. ~~ Molly Ivins

    by zoebear on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 10:01:38 AM PDT

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