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Mon May 7, 2012, 09:19 PM

The Face of Failure: Only 500 People Show Up To See Mitt Romney In Ohio






Remember when the right was claiming that Obama failed when he drew 14,000+ people to his Ohio rally? Today, Mitt Romney showed us what failure really is by drawing 500 people to his Ohio event.

According to Cleveland.com, “Before Romney began his town hall forum at Stamco Industries, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost dismissed the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as an Obama accomplishment. A Romney backer, Yost told a crowd of more than 500 that giving the president credit for bin Laden’s death would “be like giving Ronald McDonald credit for the Big Mac you had for lunch. Everyone knows it’s the man working the griddle, not the man on TV.”

The Romney people called the crowd estimated at anywhere between 300-700, “great turnout.”

Let’s do a little comparison shall we?

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Rest of article here: http://www.politicususa.com/romney-ohio-attendance.html



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Reply The Face of Failure: Only 500 People Show Up To See Mitt Romney In Ohio (Original post)
Tx4obama May 2012 OP
corkhead May 2012 #1
TheCowsCameHome May 2012 #2
arcane1 May 2012 #3
schmice May 2012 #14
Bjorn Against May 2012 #4
Maeve May 2012 #26
Botany May 2012 #28
CTyankee May 2012 #37
liberal N proud May 2012 #5
ChairmanAgnostic May 2012 #30
and-justice-for-all May 2012 #6
struggle4progress May 2012 #7
Drunken Irishman May 2012 #8
ailsagirl May 2012 #9
Marie Marie May 2012 #10
Skittles May 2012 #11
happerbolic May 2012 #12
CubicleGuy May 2012 #13
high density May 2012 #15
ailsagirl May 2012 #16
otohara May 2012 #17
WI_DEM May 2012 #18
ailsagirl May 2012 #19
janx May 2012 #20
groundloop May 2012 #21
janx May 2012 #24
louis-t May 2012 #23
jdadd May 2012 #22
janx May 2012 #25
The Wielding Truth May 2012 #27
Politicalboi May 2012 #29
Kyad06 May 2012 #31
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #32
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #33
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #34
Beartracks May 2012 #36
Beartracks May 2012 #35
yellowcanine May 2012 #38

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:21 PM

1. Their prospects for Tuesday in Lansing MI must be so grim they invited ME to their rally. No Kidding

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:25 PM

2. Empty seats for empty suits.

Sounds logical to me.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:25 PM

3. And how much, Mitt, do you think "the man working the griddle" needs to earn to survive?

You said you and your fellow conservatives believe "everyone" should live like the Papa John's Pizza guy lives. "The man working the griddle" is making the pizza too. They deserve the credit. How much should they rightfully earn compared to the mis-credited Ronald McDonald? He just gives the orders, right? No credit for that!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Mon May 7, 2012, 11:50 PM

14. (APPLAUSE)

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:42 PM

4. They are even dumber than I thought

I thought they were dumb for going after crowd size when it was clear Obama draws much larger crowds than Romney, but to do it on a day which they know Romney is going to be hosting a rally that would be only a small fraction of the size? Idiots.

I am starting to think the Republicans might be right about evolution, they are clearly still the same people they were in the stone age.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:27 PM

26. they are still trying to turn his strength into his weakness

"Not as good as he used to be"

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:47 PM

28. I wonder how many are company employees that had to be @ Mitt's talk?





now that is a crowd

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Response to Botany (Reply #28)

Wed May 9, 2012, 04:50 PM

37. Wow, it must cost the Obama campaign a bundle to pay ALL those people

to come out and stomp and cheer...

That's really tough...

(as if it is needed...)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:44 PM

5. Obama Saturday in Columbus Ohio: 14,000

That should quite the smaller crowd than 2008 claims.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:55 PM

30. but Cleveland is so much smaller than Columbus.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:52 PM

6. he is a pathetic bastard

Who is going to get his ass kicked, and I think we will get the majority back as well.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:54 PM

7. GOP leaders sort of start to rally around Romney

By The Associated Press, Herald-Tribune
Sunday, May 6, 2012

WASHINGTON

Republican party leaders are starting to rally around Mitt Romney, but it’s not exactly a stampede of support for the expected GOP presidential nominee ...

http://htpolitics.com/2012/05/06/gop-leaders-sort-of-start-to-rally-around-romney/

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 10:26 PM

8. Romney will pull in even less crowds than McCain...

At least McCain had a cool personal story and some charisma.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 10:29 PM

9. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words...

Whoever coined the phrase certainly knew whereof s/he spoke!
Nitt = 500 people
Obama = 14,000 people
Yet "the polls" have them neck-and-neck?
Utter and absolute BS. I'm not giving the polls any credence after this.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 10:37 PM

10. Oh now that is just sad.

Last edited Tue May 8, 2012, 01:36 AM - Edit history (1)

So why am I laughing my ass off at this massive FAIL?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #10)

Mon May 7, 2012, 11:00 PM

11. I will join you Marie Marie

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 11:01 PM

12. is something 'fishy' about this showing?

 

Besides air time, can't any of the uber-wealth Rove, Koch bro's and their cronies are hoarding buy out attendance? Make's me really wonder what is in the works come convention time. A planned Paul take over or something? Making Obama spend a good chunk dealing with the wrong guy.

Like, if that kind of strategy is going to work this time around...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 11:41 PM

13. When your base is the one percenters...

... you should only expect 1% of the turnout a Democratic candidate would get.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 12:23 AM

15. Republicans attacking Obama for killing bin Laden

They simply won't concede to Obama doing anything right...

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Response to high density (Reply #15)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:15 AM

16. The escalated absurdity of their attacks

Last edited Tue May 8, 2012, 12:29 PM - Edit history (1)

smacks of desperation and clearly is indicative of their panic.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 12:26 PM

17. When All You Have to Offer

is more right-wing anti-Obama lines, you might as well stay home and watch FOX and listen to Limbaugh.
No vision, serial liar.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 12:32 PM

18. and they snickered about Obama's 14,000!?

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #18)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:05 PM

19. In reality (which they have so much trouble with)

I think it was a real sob-fest





Hee hee

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:13 PM

20. Here's another one from the NYT:

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Response to janx (Reply #20)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:37 PM

21. Go figure, that shot doesn't show all the empty seats.

It's amazing what you can achieve with the right camera angle.

Edit to add: Those people sure look damned bored.



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Response to groundloop (Reply #21)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:09 PM

24. The article in the OP has different shots.

Have you seen them? They are very enlightening.

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Response to janx (Reply #20)

Tue May 8, 2012, 04:52 PM

23. The guy in the front row looks like he's asleep.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 02:46 PM

22. This was probably attended only, by the employees of stamco Industries....

He probably wouldn't get this large of crowd with a public venue....

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

25. Is Mitt's campaign going to stay this way?

What were the crowds like for McCain at this stage, relatively speaking? Because this is so pathetic as to be embarrassing.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:08 PM

27. Projection again! Ronald McDonald is exactly what Mitt is. Mitt is even more vacuous.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:50 PM

29. It would have been packed

If Rmoney hadn't saved GM. You see those empty seats are for the workers who couldn't attend due to working, due to Rmoney. See.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:35 PM

31. I think the Repukes are writing this one off....

Like Dole in '96 they know he has no chance and are looking to 2016

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Response to Kyad06 (Reply #31)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:39 PM

32. I tend to agree with that assessment

OTOH maybe they think that if they somehow manage to smear President Obama enough and/or create the perception that President Obama is doomed/evil enough, they just *might* get lucky?

IMHO we need to make sure to keep our eyes on House/Senate races and other down-ticket races that the Super Pacs are already pouring lots of money into.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:42 PM

34. I'm curious

if this got blasted all over the media and/or if anybody thinks that the Romney campaign should be concerned about such anemic turnout?

Somehow, I very much doubt it.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #34)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:44 PM

36. They'll run him in small venues so they can bleat about sellout crowds!!

Because, Hey! What's better: Obama filling an 18,000 seat arena to 78%, or Romney filling a 1,000 seat gymnasium all the way up to 50%? Oh, wait, never mind.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:41 PM

35. Uh, Dave Yost: Really?

You think that 100,000 terrorist master-minds are killed each day like a standardized product in a highly-automated industry? You think Seal Team 6 members are just like fry cooks? Do the people of Ohio really pay you to be serve as an auditor? Aren't auditors supposed to be skilled at analysis? Your attempted analogy is false, not to mention lame.

Ohio, you might think twice about keeping Dave Yost on your payroll. He's displaying a serious bias issue, and digging for facts does not seem to rank high in his skillset.

By the way: anywhere between 300-700 people? Even "losers" can pull over 20 times that number.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 04:56 PM

38. They compared killing Bin Laden to cooking a hamburger?

Ok, whatever.

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