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  • Mitt Romney: Wrong then, dishonest now

    Mitt Romney is trying to deceive Ohio voters with false claims about the auto recue.

    Mitt Romney is trying to deceive Ohio voters with false claims about the auto recue.

  • This election is personal

    If you ask supporters from Sioux City to Miami why they support President Obama, they'll tell you stories about their kids, their grandkids, their student loan debt. "2008 was historic; 2012 is personal" is more than a campaign catchphrase—it's a reality for so many folks like Jack, who stopped by a Gotta Vote event near his home in Coconut Creek, Florida, yesterday. This year really is personal.

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  • Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

    Colin Powell, the former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and four-star general, made his 2012 endorsement this morning. He's supporting Barack Obama once again.

    Colin Powell, the former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and four-star general, made his 2012 endorsement this morning. He's supporting Barack Obama once again.

    "I signed on for a long patrol with President Obama, and I don't think this is the time to make such a sudden change," he told CBS This Morning earlier today. "Not only am I not comfortable with what Governor Romney is proposing for his economic plan, I have concerns about his views on foreign policy. The governor, who was speaking Monday night at the debate, was saying things that were quite different from what he said earlier. So I'm not quite sure which Gov. Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy. … It's a moving target."

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  • "God intended"

    “Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Those words were uttered yesterday—in the year 2012—by Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana.

    Guess who Mourdock's most prominent booster is? Mitt Romney, the man who could be your president-elect in just 13 days.

    Romney has only endorsed a single Senate candidate in this election. In a Mourdock campaign ad that was released on Monday night—and is still on the airwaves—Romney looks directly into the camera and tells Indiana, "There's so much at stake. I hope you'll join me in voting for Richard Mourdock."

    Well, Romney got one thing right: There is a lot at stake, especially if you're a woman. The sad fact is, Mourdock's rape comment is just the latest outrageous and demeaning episode in a larger Republican platform that's openly hostile to women. Remember: Romney and Paul Ryan agree that a women should not have the right make decisions about her own body—even in cases of rape or incest. He's trying to hide it from voters, but Romney supported so-called personhood policies, a no-exceptions human life amendment to the Constitution, and vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. His running mate—like Todd Akin—supported legislation to narrow the definition of rape. And now, Romney refuses to request that his Mourdock ad be taken off the air, and he refuses to pull his endorsement.

    Romney won't stand up to Mourdock and the extreme wing of his party—he shares their extreme policies. So if you're outraged, let him know. Tell Romney it's unacceptable to endorse a candidate who thinks pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

    "There's so much at stake."

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  • Mitt Romney: Extremely conservative and endorsing Richard Mourdock

    Mitt Romney has only endorsed one Senate candidate in this election: Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who said last night that pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

    Mitt Romney has only endorsed one Senate candidate in this election: Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who said last night that pregnancy from rape is what "God intended."

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  • Mitt Romney Has Failed the Commander in Chief Test

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement tonight on the final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida:

    “Tonight, the American people saw their commander in chief in President Barack Obama, and it’s more than clear that Mitt Romney is not ready to step into that role. The President didn’t just win; he dominated tonight’s debate because he was strong, clear, and steady—while outlining a real vision to make our nation safer and maintain America’s leadership in the world.

    “Mitt Romney, on the other hand, was incredibly unclear, uncertain, and unsteady. He endorsed President Obama’s foreign policy leadership so frequently that it looked like he was auditioning to be the President’s secretary of state. But that doesn’t change the facts—Mitt Romney was wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan, bin Laden, al Qaeda, Syria, Russia, and defense spending. Tonight’s 90 minutes simply cannot undo six years of being wrong on every major foreign policy issue. At each and every turn—including several times tonight—Romney has failed the commander in chief test.

    “The President said it best tonight: Mitt Romney would take us back to the foreign policy of the 1980s, the social policy of the 1950s, and the economic policy of the 1920s. Meanwhile, President Obama’s policies would keep building on the progress of the last four years—standing strong with our allies, maintaining our unbreakable alliance with partners like Israel, honoring our country’s veterans, doing critical nation building here at home, and moving America forward, not back.”

  • Seniors in The Villages phone bank for Barack

    Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver stopped by a standing-room-only senior-to-senior phone bank in The Villages, Florida, this morning on the Gotta Vote bus tour. Florida is one of the key battleground states in this election, and the race remains close—but seniors here know who's fighting for them, and it's not the guy who's planning to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program.

    Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver stopped by a standing-room-only senior-to-senior phone bank in The Villages, Florida, this morning on the Gotta Vote bus tour. Florida is one of the key battleground states in this election, and the race remains close—but seniors here know who's fighting for them, and it's not the guy who's planning to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program.

    "I don't know how a senior citizen in the state of Florida could vote for [Mitt Romney]," said Culver. "I just don't know how. He's telling you right now, along with his running mate, that they're going to turn Medicare into a voucher system. That voucher system could come up at least $6,000–$7,000 short. Do you all have an extra $6,000–7,000 lying around each year for the next five, 10, 20 years? This is an issue I care about, you care about, my mother cares about, my father cares about. This guy is wrong, and Florida, you can' t let him win."

    Seniors aren't just fighting for Medicare. They're fighting for a president who's not going to write them off as dependent victims.

    "I would be ashamed if I were Romney," says Nancy, who participated in today's senior-to-senior phone bank. "The rest of us struggle all the time. I'm in one of the groups he calls the 47 percent. If we didn't have Social Security and Medicare, we would be bankrupt. My husband and I would be bankrupt. That's just how simple it is.

    "He doesn't have a clue about what people go through to pay the bills and save a little bit."

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  • Blunder and Bluster

    Get the facts wrong, undermine relationships with allies, assemble a team committed to endless war: If you're looking for someone who will blunder their way through foreign policy, then Mitt Romney's your guy.
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