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  1. The Denver Post's panel of 15 undecided voters in Colorado has shrunk to just four, but all of them agreed that Barack Obama won the last presidential debate.

    Two of the four say that they’ve decided to vote for Obama; the other two are still undecided.

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  2. So, Iowa, everybody here has heard of the New Deal; you’ve heard of the fair deal; you’ve heard of the square deal. Mitt Romney is trying to sell you a Sketchy Deal.”

    - President Obama, testing his newest anti-Romney zinger on a crowd at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa on Wednesday.
  3. Photo by Logan Ouellette, junior at Southern New Hampshire University
President Obama, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D), and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) greeted a crowd of about 6,000 assembled at Veterans Park in Manchester, N.H. on Friday morning.  
The President keyed in on one of his messages from Tuesday night’s presidential debate, knocking Mitt Romney’s explanation of his proposed tax plan.
“He took another swing at it, and he whiffed,” Obama said of Romney. “Instead of telling us how he’d pay for it, he said, ‘I’ll let you know after the election.’ And then when I asked him about it, he said, ‘I’m a business man, I know the numbers will work.’”  

    Photo by Logan Ouellette, junior at Southern New Hampshire University

    President Obama, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D), and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) greeted a crowd of about 6,000 assembled at Veterans Park in Manchester, N.H. on Friday morning.  

    The President keyed in on one of his messages from Tuesday night’s presidential debate, knocking Mitt Romney’s explanation of his proposed tax plan.

    “He took another swing at it, and he whiffed,” Obama said of Romney. “Instead of telling us how he’d pay for it, he said, ‘I’ll let you know after the election.’ And then when I asked him about it, he said, ‘I’m a business man, I know the numbers will work.’”  

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  4. Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 
You can read more in this Associated Press article.
But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

    Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 

    You can read more in this Associated Press article.

    But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

    (via huffingtonpost)

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  5. The Rocky Mountains as seen from Breckenridge, Colo., in April.
Colorado was mentioned a couple of times during the second presidential debate Tuesday evening.
Obama on energy:

When you’ve got thousands of people right now in Iowa, right now in Colorado, who are working, creating wind power with good-paying manufacturing jobs, and the Republican senator in Iowa is all for it, providing tax breaks to help this work and Governor Romney says, ‘I’m opposed. I’d get rid of it.’   That’s not an energy strategy for the future.

Romney on the president’s response to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya: 

On the day following the assassination of the United States ambassador, the first time that’s happened since 1979, when we have four Americans killed there, when apparently we didn’t know what happened, the president, the day after that happened, flies to Las Vegas for a political fund-raiser, then the next day to Colorado for another event, another political event.

Only a handful of states were referenced during the second debate, but along with Iowa and Colorado swing states Florida and Pennsylvania were also among them.

    The Rocky Mountains as seen from Breckenridge, Colo., in April.

    Colorado was mentioned a couple of times during the second presidential debate Tuesday evening.

    Obama on energy:

    When you’ve got thousands of people right now in Iowa, right now in Colorado, who are working, creating wind power with good-paying manufacturing jobs, and the Republican senator in Iowa is all for it, providing tax breaks to help this work and Governor Romney says, ‘I’m opposed. I’d get rid of it.’   That’s not an energy strategy for the future.

    Romney on the president’s response to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya: 

    On the day following the assassination of the United States ambassador, the first time that’s happened since 1979, when we have four Americans killed there, when apparently we didn’t know what happened, the president, the day after that happened, flies to Las Vegas for a political fund-raiser, then the next day to Colorado for another event, another political event.

    Only a handful of states were referenced during the second debate, but along with Iowa and Colorado swing states Florida and Pennsylvania were also among them.

  6. yahoopolitics:

According to the fine folks at Tumblr, this was their most shared gif last night. Quite a contrast to the bored stylings of Lana Del Rey, from the first debate: 

    yahoopolitics:

    According to the fine folks at Tumblr, this was their most shared gif last night. Quite a contrast to the bored stylings of Lana Del Rey, from the first debate: 

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