‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Oct. 25

Updated

A dozen days to Election Day and President Obama is emptying the tank for the final push.

Meantime, Mitt Romney literally runs away from questions about his support of Richard Mourdock, the U.S. Senate candidate in Indiana who says rape victims should be forced to carry her rapist’s baby to term ”as God intended.”

Tonight, Ed welcomes Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on Romney’s failure to lead.

Then, Republicans have accepted Richard Mourdock’s non-apology for his comments about rape, but will voters?  Republican Strategist Ron Christie and Keli Goff, author of “The GQ Candidate” and Political Correspondent for TheRoot.com, join Ed for that debate.

Gen. Colin Powell doesn’t mince words when it comes to his thoughts on Mitt Romney. Michael Tomasky, Special Correspondent at The Daily Beast, will comment on why Powell endorsed President Obama.

Tea Party activists at True The Vote are planning to harass minority voters across the country on Election Day.  And new reporting suggests they will target Latinos.  Ed will have reaction and analysis from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

Another CEO threatens employees with cuts to benefits if President Obama wins a second term. We’ll have the details.

And in the Big Finish, a look at the extent of Bain Capital’s outsourcing, and what it means for American workers if Mitt Romney is in charge. You don’t want to miss Ed’s commentary!

It’s going to another blockbuster @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Oct. 25

Updated