Obama advertisement accuses Romney of killing a woman
A television ad produced by a pro-Obama super-PAC featured a former steelworker who said he could not afford healthcare for his wife who was dying of cancer. His company was purchased and shut down by Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney.
Presidential quips get out of hand
At a fundraiser in Stamford, Conn., Obama accused Romney of “Romney Hood” because his tax plan amounts to “Robin Hood in reverse.” Obama said Romney’s tax plan would take money from the poor to help the rich.
Romney responded saying the president’s statement was “Obamaloney.”
Obama gets bear-hugged
During an unannounced stop at a pizzeria in Ft. Pierce, Fla., Obama received a bear-hug from the 6-foot-3, 350 pound owner.
Reddit receives presidential visit
Obama took part in an “Ask Me Anything” forum on Reddit, a social news website, over the summer.
Obama criticized for debate
The majority of tweets composed during and after the first presidential debate were in agreement that Obama lost the first round.
Sixty-seven percent of debate watchers questioned in a CNN poll believed Romney clearly won the debate — the highest number in the history of that poll.
Romney was captured on video at a fundraiser saying “there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them … these are people who pay no income tax … I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their own lives.”
The 47 percent comes from the 46.4 percent of American households that paid no federal income tax in 2011.
Paul Ryan’s workout
Paul Ryan is a fan of the P90X workout regime and creator Tony Horton said Ryan’s interest in the workout helps to promote the workout videos.
Ryan was photographed demonstrating his workout technique for Time in December 2011 and the photos were featured in the Oct. 22, 2012, issue.
Bye-bye Big Bird
Romney told Jim Lehrer he wants to stop the subsidy to PBS.
He mentioned he likes PBS and loves Big Bird but he is not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it. (is this really what he said, or can I change it to “spending money on things if we need to borrow money from China to pay for it )
Binders full of women
When issues regarding women in the workplace came up during the second presidential election, Romney said he went to his staff to seek out hiring women while he was building his cabinet.
He also said he went to a number of women’s groups who brought him “whole binders full of women.”
Paul Ryan’s soup kitchen photo
Questions arose out of Paul Ryan’s visit to an Ohio soup kitchen.
Critics said the visit was just a setup for a photo opportunity and he was aggressive in trying to set up the picture. However, the charity’s president said Ryan did wash dishes though his visit was not officially sanctioned.
Romney’s conversation with a veteran
A Vietnam War veteran who met Romney at a campaign stop in New Hampshire got into a civil conversation about same-sex marriage and their rights to veteran benefits.
Romney told the veteran he believed marriage was between a man and a woman.
After Romney left, the veteran told a reporter that he felt strongly about the issue because he is gay.
Romney announces running mate
When Romney stepped up to announce his running mate, he said, “Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan!”
He corrected himself moments later.
“It was a strong retort when Obama said, ‘I don’t look at my pension, it’s not as big as yours,’ when Romney kept asking Obama about his pension and it seemed like Romney couldn’t take the heat,” communication studies sophomore Jessica Singleton said.
“I’ve seen a lot of funny quotes on Facebook that don’t make sense if I’ve missed them like the whole ‘binders full of women’ quote,” nutrition sophomore Sarah Tofani said.
“What’s interesting (is) that I have noticed throughout the election is how companies are writing to employees trying to tell them who to vote for and what repercussions will come out of voting for the wrong nominee,” communication studies senior Lily Gonzalez said.