The Rasmussen and Reuters/Ipsos surveys showed Obama with a lead. In the Rasmussen tracking poll, a three-day average which has tended to show better results for Romney, Obama led 46%-44% among likely voters surveyed, up from a 1-point deficit on Friday and a six-point swing upward since the Republican convention.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen noted that for the first time in his survey, Democrats were now following the campaign as closely as Republican voters, a measure that often predicts turnout.In the Reuters/Ipsos poll Obama led Romney among likely voters by 47%-44%, up a point from Friday’s three-point lead.
Since Romney scored no upgrade after the RNC, Obama’s lift as of Friday is an interesting factor.
- Polls detect signs of bounce for Obama (upi.com)
- Obama takes slim post-convention lead over Romney: Reuters/Ipsos poll (news.terra.com)
- Obama widens lead over Romney in poll (marketwatch.com)
- Poll: Obama opens up four-point lead on Romney nationally (thehill.com)
- Obama widens lead over Romney despite jobs data: Reuters/Ipsos poll (news.terra.com)
On Wednesday night, I spoke on the floor at the Democratic Convention about what a Romney-Ryan America would mean for women.
An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. In which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again. In which someone decides which victims of domestic violence deserve help, and which don’t.
And six months from now, we could all be living in that America.
– Sandra Fluke, Georgetown Law School Graduate
Fluke expands on the speech she made at the Democratic convention… a speech that was extremely well received.
- WATCH: Sandra Fluke Explains The Republican War On Women (smd12364.newsvine.com)
- A ‘Conservative’ vision for America : ‘WATCH: Sandra Fluke Explains The Republican War On Women In 144 Seconds’ (thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com)
- Sandra Fluke Warns of Romney-led America in DNC Speech [VIDEO] (bostinno.com)
- Sandra Fluke Slams GOP War On Women, GOP Demeans Her Over It (lezgetreal.com)
On Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, onetime Bill Clinton ally (now foe) Dick Morris suggested the former president secretly wants Barack Obama to lose the election but won’t say so publicly because the Obama administration is holding Hillary Clinton hostage and it will kill her if he loses.
The look on Bill O’Reilly’s face and the tone of his voice during the interview demonstrates that even he thought Morris’ suggestion was ludicrous, though it is rather appalling that the two men appeared to laugh at the supposed “joke.”
A congregation of assholes, no?
- ICE chief of staff resigns after allegations of lewd conduct | Fox News (genomega1.wordpress.com)
- Dick Morris Repeats His Outlandish Claim That Bill Clinton Doesn’t Want Obama Re-Elected (newshounds.us)
- Is Dick Morris the world’s worst political pundit? | Harry J Enten (guardian.co.uk)
TPM has posted a 100 second summary of last night’s DNC. I love these things:
- No balloons to close Democratic convention (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Democratic Convention Opens With Pitch to Middle Class – NYTimes.com (policyabcs.wordpress.com)
- Conventions on; funding a mystery (charlotteobserver.com)
“If you want a winner-take-all, you-are-on-your-own society, you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we-are-all-in-this-together society, you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”
Some of you may have missed Clinton’s speech due to football or the lateness of it’s presentation (if you are an early sleeper like me), so here it is in it’s entirety:
- Quote of the Day (jasontromm.wordpress.com)
- Democratic National Convention 2012: Loyalists fret over unvetted Clinton speech (thestar.com)
- Five things to watch at the DNC this week – CNN (edition.cnn.com)
His speech was fun, but not carried on all the networks… so here it is:
- Video: Kal Penn pokes fun at Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech (cbsnews.com)
- Kal Penn Speaks To Democrats Tonight (m.deadline.com)
- Kal Penn Cuts Up (news.yahoo.com)
- Actor Kal Penn Says His Buddy Kevin and His Boyfriend Are His Inspiration (advocate.com)
- Kal Penn – Kal Penn Leads Celebrity Political Panel At Democrat National Convention (contactmusic.com)
This makes the Democratic platform have more understandable content.
- Gay Americans Can Thank The Democratic Party As Convention Places Marriage Equality In Party Platform (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- Democratic Convention Begins in N.C. (huffingtonpost.com)
- 5 things to watch tonight at Dem convention (content.usatoday.com)
- Democrat Platform Backs Tax-funded, Partial-birth Abortions (thenewamerican.com)
- Democrats Unveil Platform Endorsing Marriage Equality (advocate.com)
- Kennedy Family Still A Part Of Democratic National Convention (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- Watch the Democratic Convention live online – Live Streaming (imns.wordpress.com)
Kal Penn will be hosting live coverage of the convention on BarackObama.com.
Kal Penn and the First Lady rehearse for the convention. The First Lady speaks tonight.
- Harold and Kumar Help Obama Promo Democratic National Convention (mashable.com)
- First Lady arrives at Time Warner Cable Arena (charlotteobserver.com)
- TV/Film Actor Kal Penn To Host Democratic Convention’s Livestream Celebrity Special (deadline.com)
- When Michelle Met Kumar (buzzfeed.com)
- Michelle Obama Preps for Democratic National Convention (justjared.com)
- Kal Penn leads celebrity political panel at Democrat National Convention (hollywood.com)
Remember last week when the Republicans put up black, woman, hispanic and other speakers (in front of the virtually all white audience) and said their convention represented a much more diverse America than the Democrats ever could? Well, they ought to take a look at a convention where the speakers AND the conventioneers are made up out of a great mix of Americans.
“This is truly the most diverse, the most open, the most transparent, the most exciting convention we’re about to undertake. It is big, it is bold, it is beautiful, it is America.”
– Alice Germond, Democratic National Committee Secretary
“We’re doing things a little different than the Republicans. A lot more delegates, Latino delegates, African Americans, women. In addition to having very prominent roles like the keynote speaker, and in my case chairing the convention, you’ll also see that our platform reflects our values.
“The face of our party will reflect the values of our party”
– Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Convention Chairman
Makes me proud to be a Democrat.
- DNC theme: Building economy from middle out (charlotteobserver.com)
- Villaraigosa Touts Diversity as Half Democratic Delegates Women – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Obama, Democrats to make their case as convention opens (reuters.com)
- In a Switch, GOP’s Speakers Highlight Diversity (cornhusker4palin.newsvine.com)
- DNC 2012, by the numbers (politico.com)
- NBC’s Chuck Todd: ‘Democrats Wish They Had The Diversity’ Of The GOP (mediaite.com)
- Open, accesible and diverse, versus secret, exclusive and white (proseandthorn.wordpress.com)