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Mon May 7, 2012, 06:40 AM

 

Conservatives trying to downplay the crowds President Obama's been getting

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. . . I can see why.


Obama Richmond Rally - Four More Years Chant


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Reply Conservatives trying to downplay the crowds President Obama's been getting (Original post)
bigtree May 2012 OP
12AngryBorneoWildmen May 2012 #1
bigtree May 2012 #2
FailureToCommunicate May 2012 #9
peace frog May 2012 #3
bigtree May 2012 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2012 #12
ailsagirl May 2012 #10
a2liberal May 2012 #14
left on green only May 2012 #15
ailsagirl May 2012 #16
BumRushDaShow May 2012 #5
GoCubsGo May 2012 #7
struggle4progress May 2012 #6
Ezlivin May 2012 #8
mfcorey1 May 2012 #11
ailsagirl May 2012 #17
Control-Z May 2012 #13
ailsagirl May 2012 #18
bigtree May 2012 #19

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:09 AM

1. Nice, although the chant

stirs up memories of Nixon and RayGun. Your advocacy is mucho appreciated.

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Response to 12AngryBorneoWildmen (Reply #1)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:14 AM

2. lol

 

Four more years,
Four more years,
Four more years,
Four more years of THAT?

-- Gil Scott Heron, 'H2O Gate Blues'

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Response to bigtree (Reply #2)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:16 AM

9. +1 for citing Gil Scott-Heron

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RIP (a year ago)

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:34 AM

3. Of course they must downplay the enthusiasm of Obama's supporters

Mitt Romney barely rates a polite yawn when he goes out stumping. But the polls are sooooo close!11!

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Response to peace frog (Reply #3)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:36 AM

4. I read where

 

. . . he hasn't yet draw even a third of the Richmond crowd to his rallies.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/in-virginia-a-test-of-the-obama-machine/256787/

Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, seats 65,000, but Romney managed to draw just 1,200.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #4)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:37 AM

12. That's because only the 1% were invited.

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Response to peace frog (Reply #3)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:58 AM

10. That's really true

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Every time the news shows Nitt doing his boring boring dog-and-pony act, it's typically a fairly tight shot. The shots don't show the periphery of his audience. If they did, we could see that it ends just off-camera. Now with the President (as evidenced by Saturday's 14,000-strong rally in Ohio), the camera pulled back to show a long shot that showed the arena, and you couldn't even pick out Obama from the thousands of cheering supporters. I also hear how the two are running neck-and-neck, but how can that be? If crowd size is any indication, President Obama has nothing to worry about. If anyone thinks I'm exaggerating, go to barackobama.com and follow the links to Saturday's rally in Ohio. I'm starting to really question the veracity of the polls that show them in a dead heat. Something is off.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #10)

Mon May 7, 2012, 12:01 PM

14. polls are part of the fix

People are less likely to question voting anomalies if the polls showed that the election was close.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #10)

Mon May 7, 2012, 12:31 PM

15. Just a gentle reminder.....

.....The news media are all about the same thing, ie:stirring people up and creating hysteria amongst the public so that they can show their advertisers how much the public tunes into them; which thereby makes their venue a more attractive target in which the dishonest advertisers should spend their money, in order to cram their trash down our throats. IT'S ALL ABOUT ADVERTISING.

If the news media admitted that the political race is looking like a landslide, how many people would be "dying to know" the details of the story, compared with the unbridled masses who clamor to read the latest scintillating scoop about how the race is in a dead heat where some minority segment of the population is expected to make all the difference.

It sure would be nice if having a free press meant that Americans could count on being able to read the truth.

Advertising = Wall St. = 1%

Sad but true.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #15)

Mon May 7, 2012, 12:59 PM

16. Thanks for the reminder

I feel like dropping out until, say, mid-October because this stuff really riles me up!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:45 AM

5. Bill Press mentioned this morning

that someone (either Rmoney or his staff) were supposedly pointing out that there were "4000 empty seats" I think at the venue in Ohio where the Prez. spoke despite the fact that over 14,000 were in attendance. And Press then noted that the largest crowd that Rmoney ever had was 3000.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:05 AM

7. Yep. Romney couldn't even fill those empty seats.

I really can't believe they're trying make an issue of this. The stupid. It hurts.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:56 AM

6. David Plouffe on crowd size: ‘We’re happy to have that debate’

Posted by Felicia Sonmez at 04:56 PM ET, 05/05/2012

... Obama senior adviser David Plouffe says the campaign is pleased with the turnout at its Saturday afternoon event at Ohio State University, where the 14,000-strong crowd fell short of the stadium’s capacity of 18,300 ...

Romney has drawn crowds of several thousand people during the GOP primary race, but none topping 10,000 ...


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/david-plouffe-on-crowd-size-were-happy-to-have-that-debate/2012/05/05/gIQAYLc83T_blog.html

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:11 AM

8. None of them had to produce a Voter ID

Whereas Romney's crowd arrived in chauffeured limousines.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:34 AM

11. Bill Press nailed it this morining on the false reports that enthusiasm for Obama

is very low. This has become the MSM's talking point on all the stations.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #11)

Mon May 7, 2012, 01:05 PM

17. The repugs are freaking out

Saturday's display of emotion, enthusiasm, and firm commitment from the audience of 14,000 in Ohio really gave me a boost. It actually took me aback because to hear the repugs tell it, no one likes our President and half-filled venues are par for the course.

See? Even I can get pulled into their BS.

They must be really going berserk over Obama's latest victory!!


But, hey-- Nitt is so rich he could afford to hire 20,000 people to cheer for him!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 11:40 AM

13. On MTP

someone made the statement that both campaigns were getting small crowds and lukewarm enthusiasm. I had just watched Obama Sat morning and couldn't believe the statement was left standing. Don't remember who said it. Probably Gregory himself.

He was insufferable this last show. I've actually watched a couple when he asked some hard hitting questions and even pushed for answers. Thought possibly he had grown some. Not.


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Response to Control-Z (Reply #13)

Mon May 7, 2012, 01:09 PM

18. What is he-- a repuke??

I am never sure with him though I do remember him saying, "This is BS" at a WH press conference back when junior was supposedly president. He didn't say it very loudly but it was audible.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 10:15 PM

19. look at all those empty seats in Ohio . . .

 

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