On the Trail: October 17, 2012
October 17th, 2012
09:34 AM ET
7 years ago

On the Trail: October 17, 2012

(CNN) - Fresh off of the second presidential debate, both candidates for the White House and their running mates hit the campaign trail on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama will stop in two swing states - Iowa and Ohio - while GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in the battleground of Virginia.

Vice President Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail, too, after postponing events Monday and Tuesday following the death of former Sen. Arlen Specter. Biden will campaign in Colorado and nevada, while GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan stumps in Ohio, joined by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

See the full schedules after the jump.

11:30 a.m. ET: Ryan attends a rally at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.

12:45 p.m. ET: Obama attends a rally at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

1:00 p.m. ET: Biden attends a rally at the Island Grove Regional Park Exhibition Hall in Greeley, Colorado.

1:15 p.m. ET: Romney attends a rally at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Virginia.

6:00 p.m. ET: Obama attends a rally at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

7:05 p.m. ET: Romney attends a rally at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, Virginia.

7:45 p.m. ET: Biden attends a rally at The Reno Ballroom in Reno, Nevada.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Is Ryan going to force his way into another place where they feed the homeless (after they are all gone) and wash some more clean pots?

    ha ha ha haha haha ha
    What a JERK

    October 17, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Lies, lies, lies with Mitt the Twit.

    October 17, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. Jeff in Virginia

    Same picture, different day. Romney always gets the staged shot- he must enjoy the privileged position bestowed upon him by the CNN Political Unit.

    October 17, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    20 something days left and this thing will be over! please vote a straight Dem ticket!

    October 17, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. Borderless

    Everyone, Romney supporters and Obama supporters alike are missing the big picture. Neither candidate has or will have the votes in Congress necessary to get their agendas passed. The only way to get anything done is to be willing and able to work with both sides of the aisle and compromise. Whatever we would get from either candidate is at best a watered down version of their agenda. But Obama has shown an unwillingness to work with Republicans preferring instead to blame them when things don't happen. Obama is such a weak leader he even struggled when he had a super majority. Romney has shown an ability to work across the aisle. If he is elected there is at least a chance that, through compromise, we can avert disaster.

    In all likelihood, Obama will get re-elected. He may lose the popular vote but he will get a majority of the electoral votes. This will probably happen after a long, painful, drawn out process similar to the Bush-Gore election. Then he will go back to Washington and nothing will get done. He will blame, but in the end, we will head right over the cliff.

    October 17, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  6. Malory Archer


    20 something days left and this thing will be over! please vote a straight Dem ticket!

    I'm in Florida and just put my mail-in ballot in the post this morning, and I DID vote a straight Dem ticket. I also voted NO on all of the proposed constitutional amendments and YES to keep the State Supreme Court judges our illustrious governor had targeted because they wouldn't just roll over and do his bidding for him.

    October 17, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. joe

    Borderless better Obama than a lier like romney. The prez did good last night. Just keep hammering away at the repo lies.Romney actually look confused when called out on his lies. This bully needs to be put in his place. He was rude evasive and showed no respect for the audience the narrator or our president. Not what I look for in a president

    October 17, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  8. Borderless

    Even if Romney did lie, embellish or exaggerate more than Obama (which he didn't, both men are about equal on that front) he still shows more leadership and an ability to compromise. A vote for Obama is a vote for nothing but blame.

    October 17, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  9. Borderless

    Romney had no reason to respect the moderator. Crowley did the absolute worst job as moderator. The debate was completely out of control. She gave Obama extra time to speak. At one point she actually stepped into the debate herself and took sides with Obama, crossing a major ethical line. She is obviously unable to remain unbiased and she should never be allowed to moderate again.

    October 17, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  10. Borderless

    Wow. CNN scrubbing any and all criticism of the moderator. Does that violate their Rules of Conduct? However, Raddatz, who did an amazing job and Lehrer who did awful, were both fair game. Sad, CNN. Just sad.

    October 17, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. GOP = Greed Over People!

    Golf clap to Crowley for calling out either party when caught telling a bald-faced lie!

    We expect the "fourth estate" to seek the inconvenient truth, regardless of party!

    October 17, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  12. Borderless

    Crowley crossed a major ethical line when she stepped into the debate and sided with Obama. Unacceptable.

    October 17, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  13. Kathleen Farrell

    Borderless, you're wrong. A journalist seeks the truth no matter what ignorant people who never met a real reporter say. Ms. Crowley was highly professional in seeking the truth. It is much easier to support lies (kill the messenger ring a bell?) when they come from your guy, but America deserves to hear the truth.

    October 17, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  14. Thomas

    What I learned from last nights debate ..

    Romney is no Reagan and never will be , no mater how much he tries to act like him , that was another time .

    Why didn't Romney tell the truth when asked what makes himself different from GW Bush , he didn't mention that 80 % of his staff preveusly worked for Bush . And why is Karl Rove one of his Advisers ?

    October 17, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  15. Dave Morgan

    I find it hard to believe that republicans can accuse Ms. Crowley of crossing an ethical line, when all she did was tell the truth. She fact checked Mr. Romney on the spot because, she had been in attendance of the Rose Garden speech. Ethics violations, are usually prefaced by lies, or half truths. Romney was called out on a subject of which he was drastically ill informed. He was losing the debate and attempted to get a gotcha moment. The next time he should he get his facts straight. Ms. Crowley, did not cross an ethical line. Romney, was called out and the republicans cannot accept that their guy looked foolish in the moment.

    October 17, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  16. Guest

    The moderator was WRONG, read Obamas transcript you blind followers! Anyway, after another conservative victory I am more optimistic about this nations future than I have been for years. Romney will bring us to a much better and more prosperous America. ROMNEY/RYAN 2012.

    October 17, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  17. GI Joe

    Romney disrespects and hates women. He went Psychotic when he didn't get his way. ha ha ha ha ha

    Ann is worried about his mental health - SO AM I.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 17, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  18. Jeannette Abraham

    Did anyone pay attention to Presidents Obama response to gun control. He was praying with a mother about a month ago when her son was shot through the head and two months later the son came to see him and he was recovered and looked really good. Lets do the math a month ago he prayed and two month later the son was recovered that would be November. I was just wondering was I the only one doing the math.

    October 17, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |