CHICAGO -- President Obama will use tonight’s debate to talk about what we’ve accomplished over the last four years to rebuild our economy and restore middle class security, and his specific plans for the next four years to continue moving our country forward. He’ll also hold Mitt Romney accountable for dishonestly trying to mislead voters about his positions, which would take us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy and punished the middle class.
To fight back against Romney’s dishonest practices during the debate, OFA will continue to fact check and respond to Mitt Romney’s statements in real time using the @OFAdebates Twitter handle. Followers of the campaign’s existing @TruthTeam2012 account will automatically receive tweets from @OFAdebates. Go to www.barackobama.com/OFAdebatesto follow.
Outside of the debate hall, the President’s grassroots supporters will be working to remind voters of what’s at stake in this election. Tonight, more than 1,500 grassroots voter contact events are scheduled across the country – and in nearly every battleground state, our margins in voter registration and early voting are bigger now than they were in 2008.
After the debate, the following campaign officials and surrogates will be in Hempstead to respond immediately to Romney’s performance:
· David Axelrod, Obama for America Senior Strategist
· Rep. Karen Bass (D, CA-33)
· Rep. Xavier Becerra (D, CA-31)
· Stephanie Cutter, Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager
· Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), OFA national campaign co-chair
· Patrick Gaspard, DNC Executive Director
· Robert Gibbs, Obama for America Senior Advisor
· Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
· Jim Messina, Obama for America Campaign Manager
· Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Chair of the Democratic Governors Association
· Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA), OFA national campaign co-chair
· David Plouffe, 2008 Obama for America Campaign Manager
· Jen Psaki, Obama for America Traveling Press Secretary
· Mayor Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
· Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund*
· Cecilia Rouse, Princeton University Economist
· Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
· Governor Ted Strickland, former Ohio governor and OFA national campaign co-chair
· Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D, MD-8)
· Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D, NY-12)
· Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles and OFA national campaign co-chair
· DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D, FL-20)
* For identification purposes only
Nice to see that OFA realized that sending out 4 people to talk to the media after the debate was a bad idea. If the media gets to talk to 30 Republicans and 4 Democrats who do you think is going to get more play? And no... it wasn't because of how Obama did in the debate. They only scheduled 4 people to come out before the debate.