Skip to comments.Administration: The stadium at Ohio State was full
Posted on 05/06/2012 10:44:03 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
(Washington, D.C., 5/6/12) Responding to unconfirmed reports President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign in a half-empty stadium at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, response to the photograph has been swift. Ohio will play an important part in the election of 2012 as it's considered a swing state.
According to our sources, a spokesman for the campaign called the allegations of a half-empty stadium ludicrous. His statement, made on condition of anonymity, follows:
Attempts to paint this kickoff re-election effort as a failure fall far short of reality. Had the photographer taken his picture 3 hours later, the world would have seen the arena was filled to over-flowing with enthusiastic, adamant fans of Obama. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous.
Take any photo of an NFL stadium 3 hours before kickoff and you'd assume no one cared. Such is the case here. Fans were overflowing outside the stadium but adequate security measures prevented everyone from being there at the time this photo was taken. Our dear, dear leader deserves better than this blatant racism being displayed and the right-wing ought to be ashamed of itself for choreographing this charade.
“Our leader? I thought he was our president.”
I believe for a while Michelle was making comments about how her partner would make a great “ruler,” until one of her handlers took her aside and gave her a short lesson on US civics and the aversion of Americans to kings and such.
It may have been something like Truman calling fertilizer “manure” at an Independence, MO flower club meeting: Someone complained to Bess and she said, “It took me years to get him to say manure.
Mookie was either just saying what she was thinking, or maybe she thought “ruler” sounded better than what she was really thinking.
First, the event was at Value City Arena, which is a basketball venue, not Ohio Stadium, where they play football. The local papers reported attendance at 14,000. Seating capacity for the arena is 20,000.
Now that guy could REALLY draw a crowd.
Further - an arena that was less than half-full. Notice that not only was the upper deck completely empty, but where are the photos that show BEHIND the President? I have strong suspicions that only half of the lower level was full... which would imply that the arena was far less than 50% filled.
No, "ruler" really is how they see it. It is part of their defective thought process of what the governing of this Republic actually is.
Valerie Jarret told Brokaw that "given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one."
The sad truth - Racial guilt will be back in force when November rolls around. Add to that fact, many conservatives just cannot get enthusiastic about voting for Mitt Romney (who admits he is a “Republican” out of convenience.
Anyone who has ever worked on large campaigns knows that the ‘kickoff’ is a special important event.
Political mavens spend hours determining exactly the location where the most impact on desired demographic groups and swing voters will be found. You know that they thought an Ohio arena would be perfect.
Once a site is determined, the advance men spend weeks and months setting up the event and making sure that their ‘base’ is revved up and there to cheer with enthusiasm.
Think about the Obama 08 campaign and the crowds he drew. It may be telling that they picked a medium sized arena instead of a open air facility like a one for a rock concert.
This turnout, seen with the entire upper deck emptied down to the lower areas to fill in the vacant areas had to be disappointing. It the type of thing advance men get fired for.
Actually, you couldn't care less.
I am guessing 5,000 or less. There would be no one seated in stands behind the kenyan I would bet. The upper deck is completely empty and it looks like it holds quite a few seats. Come to think of it, 5,000 might be to high of an estimation.
“The Americans have been stopped in their tracks at the gates of Baghdad by the brave and invincible Republican Guard! They have turned their tanks around and are fleeing!”
Have to disagree, the slavery guilt has been repaid in most of those minds without “mo reparations cash” to gain. Remember the first couple of years with holders people in yo face 150%? Am betting most of those non-black voters vividly remember, no one likes their nose rubbed in someone else’s victory.
The Messiah enthusiasm is worn out, required too much hope and wrong kinda change. No doubt 95% of holders people that vote will vote racial again, trouble for nobama is the turn out.
Not only that, even though it's kind of hard to tell from the photo, it looks like everybody in the seating areas are standing. Why would everybody be standing 3 hours before Obama was scheduled to appear on stage?
“They said Rizzo died from pneumonia”
Nah. At home watching Judge Joe Brown on their big screens.
And, several people on the floor are taking pictures ... of something.
“It will be reported as so, beloved Fuhrer!’’<< “If the Fuhrer wants it two and two make five!’’— Hermann Goering.
Obama couldn't lead rats to a garbage can.
Can’t say that I agree - seeing lots of freshly-applied Obama 2012 bumper stickers on the automobiles of a wide variety of Caucasian-driven automobiles, from junkers through the Lexus and Mercedes SUV crowd. It just blows my mind.
May p!$$ be upon his name.
That photo absolutely amazes me. Such a vast crowd. It is almost beyond comprehension.
And today, less than 4 years later, not a single white person you stop on the street would remember voting for Obama...or admit to it.
ain’t that the truth!
Don’t know your 10-20, but I have not seen a one, none even on holders peps cars here in Texas.
Heh..I thought the “dear leader” part would give it away.
10-20 - Little Rock/North Little Rock, Arkansas. There are some wealthy liberals around here... the perfect illustration of idiots.
You are in Texas? Last time I was that direction, even the mention of the name “Obama” (even when cracking a joke) would draw a minimum of ugly stares.
Exactly what part of stating that the arena was half empty equals "racist"?
OH - year, right. How could I forget. Another Liberal Codewords. Anything against Obama = "racist"
In Congressman Louie Gohmert’s home district, Tyler. Any ol Yeller Dog dems left, hide around here.
Sure don’t have much overt “O” enthusiasm even from the reparations crowd, although those that do vote in Nov, will sty with Nobama.
ROFL, see, it was a right wing plot (Note: my satire came out well before this):
See, told ya it was a right wing plot:
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