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Old 05-06-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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"The official Barack Obama Tumblr boasts a figure from ThinkProgress that 14,000 attended the event--70% of the stadium's seating capacity."

Obama Launches Campaign in Empty Arena

IDK. Maybe you think 70% of capacity is a great turn out for the president's re-election campaign kick-off. Depends on your expectations, I guess.

70% filled = empty?

Really?

Shall we compare?

Mitt Romney's economic speech falls flat at near-empty stadium | World news | guardian.co.uk
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Does Obama just assume that his crowd is clueless?
Obama's campaign strategy is based on the idea that the naive and clueless will propel him to victory (again). It is up to us to show him that America is smarter than he thinks.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Hahaha, talk about empty stadium. Good find TigerLily.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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So, actually closer to 77% filled.

Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Looks like there were more people for that one rally than all of Romney's combined to date. Obama still has the touch.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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So, actually closer to 77% filled.

Thanks!
Well, if you think 70 or even 77% turnout for a POTUS who was expecting an overflow crowd (as should be) for the launch of his re-election campaign a sign of impending victory, enjoy your delusion! I guess that fits in with the Obama crowd's expectations for the exceptionalism of our country.

Put away the brass instruments; bring out the kazoos. The POTUS is about to speak on the greatness of America.

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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Looks like there were more people for that one rally than all of Romney's combined to date. Obama still has the touch.
Absolutely. And, the enthusiasm is unmatched.

Did you see the glum faces of the students behind Romney when he gave the "borrow money from your parents" speech?
They were not happy campers.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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Talking More bogus Romney deception. But Obamaphobes eat it up with a spoon!

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"Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state."

"During the speech, Obama ripped into the presumptive GOP nominee and discussed nation building at home, but the most newsworthy item of the day was not the talking points Obama delivered: it was the crowd... or lack thereof. According to ABC News, the Obama campaign had expected an "overflow" of people. Instead, the arena looked half-empty. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Obama organizers even had people move from the seats to the floor of the gym in order to project a larger crowd on television."


Obama Launches Campaign in Empty Arena

How embarrassing!

Sure doesn't bode well for his re-election.

From your "unbiased" Breitbart link:

"A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance. The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President's first official campaign speech.


So, a twitter photo from a Romney campaign worker posted on a wingnut website convinces you the president is in re-election trouble.

That's known as "reaching."

See ya in November, pal.

David Plouffe on crowd size: ‘We’re happy to have that debate’ - The Washington Post

Wanna see "sparse?"

Romney draws 1200 in Detroit

And that's one of his home states. He claims several.

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Well, if you think 70 or even 77% turnout for a POTUS who was expecting an overflow crowd (as should be) for the launch of his re-election campaign a sign of impending victory, enjoy your delusion! I guess that fits in with the Obama crowd's expectations for the exceptionalism of our country. Put away the brass instruments; bring out the kazoos.

Sorry to burst the hyperbole bubble.

Doesn't matter how you characterize it, 77% is not empty.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Sorry to burst the hyperbole bubble.

Doesn't matter how you characterize it, 77% is not empty.
That's right, dear. Just like handing the country a pile of sh*t and saying, "dig in," doesn't mean we don't have "shovel ready jobs" waiting.
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