Finally!!! Women SPEAK!! Live Blog and it’s women issues now!

Candy Crowley is making sure that women get to ask questions!    Romney’s best answer is that women want to be home to make dinner!   There are questions about contraception and pay equity!

It looks like Sully’s back in love!

9.44 pm. It’s fascinating how contraception is now an issue in this campaign and Obama is owning his Obamacare position; and he is doubling down on Planned Parenthood. This is going to hel win him back women’s votes. He’s on tonight. Nice touch on his daughters. And obviously sincere.

9.42 pm. Romney’s response on women’s pay is strongest when he mentions his old cabinet in Massachusetts. But his segueway to the economy seemed a little desperate.

9.38 pm. Obama has owned the first half hour. This campaign is turning again. Now we get a very Obama-friendly question about women’s pay. And a great answer on women’s pay. Hard to beat that answer.

Some sample Tweets:

ShelbyKnox ‏@ShelbyKnox

“Governor Romeny feels comfortable having politicians control the health decisions women are making.” – President Obama #debate

The FixThe Fix ‏@TheFix
My read: Obama much improved. Romney steady. #debates

Jodi JacobsonJodi Jacobson ‏@jljacobson
RT @morgmeneshets#Romney if U R such a crusader 4 women, what have U done 2 push #GOP 2 pass #VAWA#equalpay,#familyleave…nothing.
Charles M. BlowCharles M. Blow ‏@CharlesMBlow
Romney: In my economy there’ll be so many jobs that they’ll have to hire women, or something. Help me y’all. What is this man saying?
rachelsklarrachelsklar ‏@rachelsklar
Jim WhiteJim White ‏@JimWhiteGNV
emptywheelemptywheel ‏@emptywheel
Ding ding ding!! This is a win.
Alan BeattieAlan Beattie ‏@alanbeattie
Collective nouns: flock of sheep, herd of cows, binder-full of women.
partners at Bain Capital during Romney’s tenure.

Next up:  WHY aren’t you like President Bush, Mr Romney given that ALL of your advisers are BUSH advisers?

126 Comments on “Finally!!! Women SPEAK!! Live Blog and it’s women issues now!”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    We welcome LEGAL immigrants into this country. Doesn’t answer the question.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I will not grant amnesty. People who come here illegally will be sanctioned, won’t get drivers’ licenses. Their kids could have a pathway–like military service.


    • Andy Borowitz ‏@BorowitzReport

      Romney: “My dad was from Mexico, my wife is from Wales, and my microcircuitry is from Japan.” #debate

  2. bostonboomer says:

    I want to hear about the 47 percent!

  3. RalphB says:

    We’re a nation of immigrants. I myself was born in Kenya. How hilarious would that be? 🙂

  4. bostonboomer says:

    J. Bradford DeLong ‏@delong
    Romney would have boosted his chances if he had skipped the debate and gone to a casino with John Yoo to decapitate a pet exotic bird…

  5. bostonboomer says:

    All right! Obama points out that Romney’s main adviser on immigration designed the Ariz. law. Also Candy tells Romney to SIT DOWN!

  6. Fannie says:

    The shady side of Romney is showing big time tonight.

  7. Benghazi question from dude who had to plug his company!

  8. bostonboomer says:

    Obama hit all the right points on Benghazi.

  9. bostonboomer says:

    Romney coming across really phony now. He also sounds nervous.

  10. Fannie says:

    Your’re right women are hiding, he had to seek them out for his committee in Mass……..and now he expects the president to hide out in the white house after Libya instead of going to Las Vegas……

  11. bostonboomer says:

    Obama looks cool and calm while Romney attacks him for going to fund raisers the day after Benghazi. Now rambling–apology tour???

  12. NW Luna says:

    Just got off work and joining in. Obama’s SO much better than last time!

  13. Fannie says:

    The bus stops with the president, and Obama has to say that, and has said it twice tonight.

  14. bostonboomer says:

    Sec. Clinton has done and extraordinary job, but she works for me. The day after the crime, Obama stood in the Rose Garden and a few days later met the caskets.

    Obama is furious!!

  15. bostonboomer says:

    Obama did call it an act of terror. Romney claims he didn’t. Candy says Obama did say that.

  16. pdgrey says:

    Ball crush!

  17. bostonboomer says:

    Romney really rattled now!

  18. bostonboomer says:

    Question about assault weapons. Obama says he believes in 2nd amendment, but….is he going to say something real?

  19. NW Luna says:

    Iran, Syria, …. So, how many wars does Romney wants to start? Vulture.

  20. bostonboomer says:

    Obama is crushing Romney and Romney knows it.

    • bostonboomer says:

      We need to look at the sources of violence, catch it before it gets out of control. Will try to get control of automatic weapons but also increase opportunity, etc.

  21. pdgrey says:

    Wow, i didn’t see a gun question coming.

  22. Fannie says:

    Get married, and they won’t get AK47, and there will no violence. Ok, fast and furious.

  23. NW Luna says:

    Ooooh. Romney is really loosing it.

    He’s always lost on the facts anyway, but he is out in ramble tangent land.

  24. bostonboomer says:

    Romney copies Obama’s answer. I totally agree good schools (except I’m going to cut education funds.)

    Romney now channeling Rick Santorum. Get married before you have babies.

    Now brings up fast and furious. He’s all over the place.

  25. dakinikat says:

    Oh, sheesh … Fast and furious under THIS administration … can we trot out more lies, MITTENS!!!

  26. pdgrey says:

    right , mitt, everybody needs a A-K47 and it’s all the parents fault. Oh, looky fast and furious.

  27. Fannie says:

    Good question Candy, why is that?

  28. Beata says:

    Romney rambling. Candy tries to get him back on track.

  29. bostonboomer says:

    Romney rambles and Candy tries to get him to say on the subject.

  30. Fannie says:

    Oh no, the NRA is going eat his ass on signing that assault ban in Mass.

  31. bostonboomer says:


    Fuck you Mitt.

  32. Boo Radly says:

    Romney is an arse – consistently Seems his shalllowness is shining through more than ever and I certainly see a different Obama tonite – Candy is stellar. .

  33. pdgrey says:

    Please, please don’t let the China jobs thing go!

  34. bostonboomer says:

    Bainport! Bring it up Obama!

  35. bostonboomer says:

    Mitt changes subject. Trickle down government.

  36. Beata says:

    Now Romney, the destroyer of U.S. jobs, must answer a question about how he will get and keep jobs here. Blubbering something about making other countries play by the rules.

  37. RalphB says:

    Hello 911. There’s a black man beating the crap out of an old white guy on my TV.

  38. NW Luna says:

    Healthcare! How about mental healthcare to help reduce gun violence by those with mental illness?

  39. RalphB says:

    And don’t stop there! We have tax cuts, tonight, only– oh folks, I cannot believe this price, is this true? This is true? But we’ve only got a handful left so call in now…

  40. bostonboomer says:

    Obama is cruising.

  41. bostonboomer says:

    Romney wants a level playing field with China. What he really wants is low pay for Americans.

  42. Beata says:

    Yay! Obama talking about need for investing in research and development!

  43. bostonboomer says:

    Hard question for Romney. Asking him to talk about his feelings. He says he cares, but it doesn’t sound like it.

  44. surfric says:

    There’s the opening; Romney saying he cares about 100%. Now get in there and let him have it Obama!

  45. Fannie says:

    He’s already lost this debate, go home Romney.

  46. bostonboomer says:

    Romney is pathetic.

  47. pdgrey says:

    My, God, I know it won’t happen but could Obama say he is an american, born here and is an american and a christian? Maybe not a communist, too.

  48. Beata says:

    Romney missed a change to sing “Feelings”. I really wanted to hear that.

  49. pdgrey says:


  50. surfric says:

    And there it is!

  51. bostonboomer says:

    47 percent is the last word!!!!!!!!!

  52. bostonboomer says:

    The corporate media talking heads will call it a tie, but Obama crushed him.

  53. Fannie says:

    There you have it sky dancers, 47%, and then some.

  54. pdgrey says:

    And now comes the shit storm of spinning. Every time someone goes in the spin room a puppy dies.

  55. Beata says:

    Obama finally said one thing about Romney’s “victim” meme in his closing statement. But no mention of the 47%. Very big missed opportunity!

  56. NW Luna says:

    That Reagan “trickle-down” idea is “trickle down” from the rich, Mitt, not from the government.

  57. NW Luna says:

    Like Romney always plays by the rules. Riiiight.

    And he did NOT insure 100% of the people in his state. And many that are can’t get into a PCP for months.

  58. ANonOMouse says:

    Do you feel a little better know BB? It was a great performance and I think Obama nailed Mitt to the wall on every question.

  59. Fannie says:

    Romney blew it big time on Benghazi…………………and Candy proved it. Yes he did………..fucked it up, and we knew he would.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      He fucked it up on gun control too. Candy spiked him on that one as well

      • pdgrey says:

        I would like to slap some people on MSNBC Obama nailed it, crushed his balls, exposed for the fruad he is! I wish it had happened on my birthday! But I have to be satisfied Joe did that for me! Marlarkey!!!!