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November 6, 2012 | By Carla Hall
And now we find ourselves in the torturous postelection, pre-result period: We wait. Not in vain like those guys in “Waiting for Godot.” Definitive answers will eventually visit us all, whether we're waiting to hear about the president of United States or the results on Proposition 285 (yes, I made it up, you didn't miss it on the ballot). With near-Shakespearean fatalism, President Obama seemed to acknowledge that even in the final hours of the campaign, there was little to be done accept wait for the campaign ground workers and actual voters to have at it on election day. Obama told a crowd at a rally in Concord, N.H., on Sunday that and he and his advisor, David Plouffe, had said to each other, “We're no longer relevant now. We're props.  Because what's happened is now the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids who are out there knocking on doors and making phone calls.” But in fact neither he nor his rival, Mitt Romney, maintained that Zen state of acceptance during the early hours of election day. Obama, in Chicago, went to a campaign field office and made phone calls, himself, to stunned voters who probably thought they were being terrorized by pranksters.
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November 3, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
BRISTOW, Va. - The commander in chief is now the prop in chief. That's how President Obama described himself - well, the prop part, at least - during a late-night rally in which he shared a stage with another powerful set piece, former President Bill Clinton. Winding down his remarks at his fourth and final campaign stop Saturday, Obama told supporters that, as he waited to get on stage, he was chatting with David Plouffe, his 2008 campaign manager and, as Obama put it, a “mastermind" of campaign organization.
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November 2, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show Presidential election: John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Joy Reid, SNBC; and Gloria Borger, CNN. (N) 4:30 a.m. KNBC Today Reports from Ohio. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
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October 24, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- To Mitt Romney's apparent surge in polls, the Obama campaign offers this counter-argument: Momentum? What momentum? Speaking to reporters in Iowa on Wednesday, Obama advisor David Plouffe argued that there's no evidence Romney is picking up steam in the key battleground states necessary to win. He said Romney's recent gains in polling merely show him reclaiming ground lost and approaching his "ceiling. " "Gov. Romney was not going to get 44% or 45% in battleground states," Plouffe said.
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October 16, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Hours before a crucial debate, President Obama tried to flash some confidence and calm for the cameras. "I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day,” Obama said as he strolled under blue skies at the Virginia resort where he has been preparing for his faceoff with Mitt Romney. The president has been largely out of sight since Saturday, when he arrived here for three days of intensive debate preparations. After a lackluster performance in the first debate two weeks ago, advisors say Obama needs a strong performance Tuesday night to block Romney's growing momentum.
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October 3, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
President Obama will debate Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Wednesday night in the first of three presidential debates ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Tonight's focus: domestic policy. Though Romney's certainly suffered from a steady stream of gaffes , tonight's debate could turn things around for the candidate who's been suffering in the polls as of late. Fortunately for Romney, he is a particularly gifted debater, as the Atlantic's national correspondent, James Fallows, documented in the September issue of the magazine.
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September 30, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Brushing away the “tough couple of weeks” in which Mitt Romney 's standing has dropped in polls, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took to the Sunday talk shows and declared that Wednesday night's presidential debate will “restart” Romney's campaign. “Come Thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change,” Christie said in an interview on NBC 's “Meet the Press.” He repeated that prediction in appearances on ABC and CBS . The Wednesday debate will be the first time in the campaign that President Obama and his Republican challenger will share a stage.
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September 30, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
WASHINGTON -- He has debated both of the candidates who will square off Wednesday in the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. He was the last person to debate President Obama, in 2008. John McCain said Sunday that he expects the debates between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney will be “excellent,” but that he doesn't expect a major moment that sticks in people's minds. “That doesn't happen very often,” McCain said in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley. “Frankly, I can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention because, frankly, the candidates are too well-prepared.
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September 30, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
HENDERSON, Nev. -- President Obama landed in southern Nevada on Sunday, where after a Sunday night rally he'll hunker down to prepare for his first debate against GOP rival Mitt Romney. Obama will be cramming for the Wednesday debate at Lake Las Vegas, a resort community in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. Aides said he'll keep a low profile while working on his somewhat rusty skills with a full team of aides and advisors. As the president settled into debate camp, his aides worked to lessen expectations for the session, to be held in Denver.
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