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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:33 PM

Where are the Obama signs?

Our little corner of western PA is suddenly plastered with Romney yard signs but not an Obama sign in sight. The local Obama office doesn't have any yet but keeps saying they expect to get some. What's the problem that the campaign can't get signs out?

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Reply Where are the Obama signs? (Original post)
spinbaby Oct 2012 OP
Life Long Dem Oct 2012 #1
spinbaby Oct 2012 #3
mzmolly Oct 2012 #22
doc03 Oct 2012 #9
CherokeeDem Oct 2012 #2
TroyD Oct 2012 #4
Comrade_McKenzie Oct 2012 #25
Siwsan Oct 2012 #5
K Gardner Oct 2012 #6
spinbaby Oct 2012 #21
bak3000 Oct 2012 #23
doc03 Oct 2012 #7
TroyD Oct 2012 #8
doc03 Oct 2012 #11
spinbaby Oct 2012 #24
doc03 Oct 2012 #27
bak3000 Oct 2012 #10
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2012 #12
cherokeeprogressive Oct 2012 #16
doc03 Oct 2012 #18
cherokeeprogressive Oct 2012 #20
MiniMe Oct 2012 #13
Andy823 Oct 2012 #14
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #29
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #15
tokenlib Oct 2012 #17
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #19
GallopingGhost Oct 2012 #26
bak3000 Oct 2012 #28
JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #30
handsofthedevil Oct 2012 #31
Freedomofspeech Oct 2012 #32
mshasta Oct 2012 #33
WI_DEM Oct 2012 #34
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #35
SheilaT Oct 2012 #36
GallopingGhost Oct 2012 #37

Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:38 PM

1. They can't make them fast enough

 

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Response to Life Long Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:43 PM

3. But where are they going?

Sure, PA is considered safe, but I still hate to see all those &^%# Romney signs with not an Obama sign in sight.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:54 PM

22. .. to my neighborhood.

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Response to Life Long Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:58 PM

9. Where are they? I am in Ohio and they are nearly totally absent here. I

feel let down after all the money I have donated for this campaign and Obama doesn't even
show up for the debate.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:40 PM

2. I live in Lexington KY...

while we won't play a role in the election...today as I drove through town...Obama-Biden signs are everywhere. Lexington and Louisville are the sole remaining Democratic areas in KY I believe. So sad....

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. Bill Clinton won KENTUCKY Twice

So while it's not winnable in this election, it should be a target for 2016, particularly if someone else with the name Clinton runs.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:13 PM

25. Hillary could easily win Kentucky. People are still in love with the Clintons here. nt

 

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:46 PM

5. Our local campaign headquarters doesn't have any Obama signs, either

I'm using my sign from 2008. It's a little worse for wear, but hopefully it will hold out. I've seen some as I've been driving around, and two of my neighbors have signs in their yards, but in 2008 this whole neighborhood was full of Obama signs. At least there are no signs for Willard. I haven't seen a single one.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:52 PM

6. You could order one from OFA, or you could complain about it and write a post

making it seem like something is wrong with the campaign and post it on DU.

Or, you could volunteer to be an OFA Organizer and have the campaign ship signs to you for distribution. Lots and lots of options here.

There are signs all over East TN, but then again, we have tons of ground game here and lots of motivated people.

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Response to K Gardner (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:52 PM

21. I've done my share of door knocking for Obama

And me ordering a sign isn't going to solve the problem of rural western PA being dominated by Romney signs.

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Response to K Gardner (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:07 PM

23. OK

Now this is the spirit I like. Thats how we win! This is the TICKET!

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:55 PM

7. I live in eastern Ohio and it is the same, there are at least 20 "Stop

the War on Coal Fire Obama" signs for every pro Obama sign I see. Our former Congressman
Charlie Wilson (D) that is trying to get back in has every Democrat's sign running for office in the state I think but no Obama sign in his yard. Of course he did get tea-bagged out of office for voting for health-care. This last week I took a trip through parts of WV. VA, MD and PA and it was the same anti Obama signs and Romney signs are everywhere, Obama's are AWOL. I am starting to get a bad feeling about this election, everyone was gloating on DU last week.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:58 PM

8. There's an ad running that exposes Romney for forcing coal workers to attend his rally

Without Pay.

Make sure everyone knows!

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Response to TroyD (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:04 PM

11. I know that very well it happened just a few miles from here. The problem is

the mine owner has raised well over a million dollars so far to defeat Obama. His mines are non-union but the UMW won't even support Obama. There are some generic signs that say "Workers for Obama" but I haven't seen any backing from any union.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:08 PM

24. Murray is a piece of work

I don't know if he made up the "war on coal" business, but I know he had the signs printed up and sends his employees out with armloads of the things and orders to use them.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:16 PM

27. You got that right I am sick of seeing the damn things everywhere I

go. I heard a squirrel told Murray to buy his first coal mine, maybe a squirrel gave him
the War On Coal idea too..

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:02 PM

10. Oh boy....

Why bring this downer spirit to an environment where others are trying to kick things into gear. We're 30 friggin days away. No time for fair-weather support. PERIOD!

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Response to bak3000 (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:11 PM

12. High five. It's obvious that some here are working at cross purposes, if you know what I mean.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:21 PM

16. In case you're interested, the jury voted 5-1 to leave your post.

Not sure whether I was juror #2 or 4.

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ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

Being positive about Obama's election chances is gloating? Not to a Democrat it's not. The pile on tonight is amazing.

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:16 PM, and the Jury voted 1-5 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I can't vote to hide this. The poster is talking about what he see in his area. Autumn
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Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT and said: The alerter has a very astute point about the concerned poster's use of the term "gloat". Makes one wonder which angle their really looking at this from...
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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:36 PM

18. By gloating I meant everyone seemed overly confident last

week. From watching the talking heads on MSNBC the election was over. Mike Papantonio actually had it right the day before the debate, no matter what happens the media is going to call Romney the winner. I have seen a lot of elections and it happens every time, it was starting to look like Obama was going to win by a landslide and now they are piling on.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:52 PM

20. No need to explain. I got it. n/t

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:15 PM

13. i think the campaign made a mistake making people pay for the signs.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:18 PM

14. I live in a the red part of Washington state

I have seen a few signs for president Obama, and up till Thursday, not one single sign for Romney. Not that's very rare in this neck of the woods. There are all kinds of signs out for the local, state and national races, all pretty much republican, and every year it's this way, except that every presidential election there are also signs for whoever is running on the republican ticket, yet this year I have seen only one, and it was a small bumper sticker stuck on a wall with a bunch of other signs.

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:29 PM

29. That's how it's been here in South Carolina, too.

I live in Joke Wilson's district. There were a few up around town during the primaries. They are long gone. I can count on one hand the number of Romney bumper stickers I have seen. All on the vehicles of old white retirees. A few weeks ago, I was near Hilton Head. Lots of Romney signs along the main drags, but the were paired to those of the teabagger clown who is running for Congress for that district. The party stuck them out there, not his supporters.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:19 PM

15. In Texas.

Quite a few signs here.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:33 PM

17. A lot of people can't afford them..and a lot of campaign offices don't have them...HOWEVER,

there is a place called the Liberal Store (part of Evolvefish) online that has the plastic bag ones real cheap.. When I stopped by the local OFA office the people working there were glad to hear of a cheaper place to get them..they didn't know when the OFA office was going to get some.

I'm not trying to advertise...

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:39 PM

19. In 2008 my Obama signs were stolen, so I now keep mine inside the house :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:15 PM

26. Mine too, and I had six in the yard!

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:25 PM

28. Cam

There are cheap perimeter security cams at well-known technology stores online. If you could afford one, that would be nice so you could use your sign without concern. Just a thought!

Maybe an aggressive doggie would do the trick

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:30 PM

30. We took it upon ourselves.

Our local Dem party uses that demand to raise funds. So far we've bought 2000 of them and we don't have many left. We'll probably place another order next week.

Demstore.com

Julie

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:30 PM

31. NJ

I've seen lots of bumper stickers in Jersey, but no yard signs except Romney.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:38 PM

32. They are all stolen...

Here in SW, PA, as soon as we put them out they are stolen. Never last 24 hours.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:44 PM

33. here in sacramento ...we have no signs

I went to the small office in downtown....closed no freaking life there...went to headquarters well they don't have any...went to another office 5 miles away...they don't have not even bumper stickers..wtf, really wtf!!!

I am using my old one from 2008

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:58 PM

34. I see many more Obama signs here than Romney--only seen one Romney.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:12 PM

35. I'm seeing Obama signs all over California, but none in Washington State. nt

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:29 PM

36. I'm in northern New Mexico

and there aren't many yard signs of any kind here, and weren't four years ago, either, which is when I moved here.

But there are lots and lots of stickers on cars. My favorite, which is apparently kind of a local thing is http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&sa=X&biw=1440&bih=791&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=6oYrnCIxC9Hp-M:&imgrefurl=http://www.squidoo.com/obama-bumper-stickers&docid=BfKlgXwlmHFFJM&imgurl=

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:49 AM

37. I live in a red area

of a blue state, and I have seen more Obama signs than Romney.

Surprising and heartening.

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