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Obama Campaign: “We’re Purposely Limiting Attendance”
Race 4 2012 ^ | August 16, 2012 | Mark B. Lowe

Posted on 08/18/2012 2:43:49 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

Obama’s and Biden’s campaign events have been marked recently by less than impressive attendance. Meanwhile, attendance at Mitt’s events have been overwhelming. Here is a couple of pictures of his recent visit to Chillicothe, Ohio.

Well, it turns out there is a reason for Obama’s less than overwhelming attendance. It seems that his campaign is purposely limiting tickets:

“We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.”

Big rallies are expensive, especially given the logistical and security challenges for a president as opposed to a mere United States senator. And Obama campaign operatives, both at the Chicago headquarters and in swing states where Mr. Obama recently has stumped, say the campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets. The reason is to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.

So when reporters report half-empty Obama fundraisers, his Campaign responds, “Hey, we sold out!”.

If they are being on the level, I’m not sure that is wise. But then, they’re the experts, not me.


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He's toast, I tell ya'. Toast.
1 posted on 08/18/2012 2:43:58 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Another lie told by the BO campaign. BO needs as many worshipers as he can get-they just aren’t showing up. LOL!


2 posted on 08/18/2012 2:46:58 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I don’t want him just beaten.
I want him to lose by an historic margin.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 2:48:49 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

ROFL!!!!


4 posted on 08/18/2012 2:48:49 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I smell trouble...

Although it IS plausible, in that it is easier to “control” (i.e., seed, plant shills into) a smaller rally, and, let’s face it, there are security issues on both sides, but one candidate is the President and one is not (yet).


5 posted on 08/18/2012 2:49:26 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Can’t just show up as an appendage to a rock concert and fake that he was the main draw of 75,000 drunks and higher than a kite tokers.

Our synthetic present is a fraud, a woos and something less than a mommas boy whatever that is.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“....................But then, they’re the experts, not me.”

Experts at what!? Blatantly obvious BS?


7 posted on 08/18/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

Ping! LOL!


8 posted on 08/18/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Obama is not less popular, his appeal is more selective...

9 posted on 08/18/2012 2:56:19 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Obama and Biden, aka the Teleprompter Twins.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 2:57:29 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I wonder if the Democrats will be able to fill that stadium they have reserved for the final night of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte. The big clue will be when they start giving away free tickets just to help fill the empty seats.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 2:59:17 PM PDT by TIElniff (Autonomy is the guise of every graceless heart.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
purposely...??????....
12 posted on 08/18/2012 2:59:19 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Obama and everyone around him are such a bunch of effing liars. Do they really think anyone will buy this lie?


13 posted on 08/18/2012 3:05:14 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Doogle

LOL Alert!


14 posted on 08/18/2012 3:05:40 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Ha Ha Ha!! Change your name to Oscar Meyer obama,because you’re full of Bologna! Ha Ha Ha!


15 posted on 08/18/2012 3:08:29 PM PDT by ohiobushman (Only in N.Y.C can u buy beer by the case,liquor by the gallon,but be a criminal buying a soda!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

The truly nauseating thing is that they say this stuff with a straight face.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: TIElniff
I think they may have a problem. I talk to people especially at the Grocery store, mostly old farts like me. They are not happy especially Granny.
17 posted on 08/18/2012 3:10:41 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Doogle

The spin masters at work. Too bad it isn’t working.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 3:11:23 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: Gay State Conservative

And more vomitous, the enemy of the Republic, the euphemistically called mainstream media, will report this blatant lie as truth. Guillotines from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure


19 posted on 08/18/2012 3:12:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: dandiegirl

Exactly!


20 posted on 08/18/2012 3:12:43 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Da Bilge Troll

R&R have to win by a big margin to keep the stinking dims out of the cheating courts.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 3:12:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Signs of the Times are clear. The days grow short. Your only way to avoid is BELIEVE in Him!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

The Ryan/Romney ticket needs to keep on with the positive message. RSVP in kind mud at the Odummmer bunch, but, at the rallies, keep up with the positive.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT by crz
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To: Snickering Hound

lol!
geeez-he looks arabic.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 3:16:56 PM PDT by Republic (Keep uhbama desperate - seems to force slips of honesty from his angry interior)
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To: dandiegirl
BO needs as many worshipers as he can get just to feed his ginormous ego.
24 posted on 08/18/2012 3:16:56 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“thee campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets... to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.”

Horse feathers! NO ONE but NO ONE gets into any of these events without already being on the campaign’s or local party’s list of supporters. There is no connecting with minds to be changed. How pathetic.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 3:17:12 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Da Bilge Troll
And Nigel Toughnel is in charge of the sound. They go to eleven.

Seriously this "selective audience" is a line from the Spinal Tap movie.

26 posted on 08/18/2012 3:18:23 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

"We meant to do that."


27 posted on 08/18/2012 3:20:23 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I want them to keep peddling bilge like this. Every time they come out with one of their thoroughly non-credible rationalizations, another group of undecided Americans says, “Jeeze, they really do think we’re stupid enough to buy that”, and makes a decision not to vote for people who insult their intelligence.

Keep it up spin artists, we’re counting on you.


28 posted on 08/18/2012 3:21:10 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Electioneering for Complete Morons:

Large crowds all chanting the same slogans, waving the same signs and wearing the same buttons energizes supporters. Small crowds listening to candidate lectures and “engaging” with supporters do not. This is not an attractive side of human nature, but it is a fact, fully elaborated on by Eric Hoffer in True Believer, and unfortunately excessively exploited in the past by demagogues and tyrants. Anyone who claims otherwise when they have small turnout is either a fool or about to lose, or both.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 3:21:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: TIElniff

If they do that, I’d suggest that tens of thousands of Republicans take them up on the offer . . .

and then not show up.

Bwahahahaha!


30 posted on 08/18/2012 3:21:35 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: RetiredArmy
R&R have to win by a big margin to keep the stinking dims out of the cheating courts.

Like franenstein in Minnesocold and Dino Rossi in WA.
31 posted on 08/18/2012 3:21:39 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

>> It seems that his campaign is purposely limiting tickets:

They only allow those who are Kool-Aid drinking worshippers of The Won.

Its getting harder and harder to fill a venue with those people since most are in jail, hiding from ICE, or have been dead for a decade.


32 posted on 08/18/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Isn't there a line in “This is Spinal Tap” where the manager say about the small audience that there being “selective”?
33 posted on 08/18/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by MCF
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To: Da Bilge Troll

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

From THIS IS SPINAL TAP:

Ian’s office
Marty: The last time Tap toured America, they where, uh, booked into 10,000 seat arenas, and 15,000 seat venues, and it seems that now, on the current tour they’re being booked into 1,200 seat arenas, 1,500 seat arenas, and uh I was just wondering, does this mean uh...the popularity of the group is waning?

Ian: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no...no, no, not at all. I, I, I just think that the.. uh.. their appeal is becoming more selective.


34 posted on 08/18/2012 3:24:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

This just in.....

Obama Campaign: “We’re Purposely Limiting Campaign Donations”

“We have plenty of time for big donors,” a Obama campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between fundraisers on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on begging our Obot supporters for $3 and scaring undecided voters into donating $5 and a chance to dine with Barry...er.. Barack. Tese small donations allows us to expand our donor database so that come October we can allow those same donors to choose between a larger cash donation to the campaign or face a federal tax audit.”


35 posted on 08/18/2012 3:25:49 PM PDT by UglyinLA
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" Better to fight for something than live for nothing."

~George S. Patton




please click the pic
Thank you for your support!

36 posted on 08/18/2012 3:26:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Personally, *I* dressed as an empty chair when Obama came to Scranton some months ago. No one recognized me.


37 posted on 08/18/2012 3:26:20 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You're a worn-out face in all the hang-out places where the lost souls congregate." Al Stewart)
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To: TIElniff
I wonder if the Democrats will be able to fill that stadium they have reserved for the final night of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte. The big clue will be when they start giving away free tickets just to help fill the empty seats.

I thought that read that the Democrats have already canceled the big rally at Charlotte Motor Speedway. I thought that I read that but I could be wrong.
38 posted on 08/18/2012 3:28:00 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: Vinnie

On election night, I want to lay out a table of delicious goodies for my favorite peeps, Joe and Ranger; inflate balloons, hang streamers and celebrate Obama and the Dem’s complete and utter defeat. Hopefully, Obama’s end will showcase the biggest, most humiliating pratfall in presidential history.


39 posted on 08/18/2012 3:28:26 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Da Bilge Troll

ONE and DONE.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 3:28:33 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
My football team says 10,000+ seats aren't for sale most weeks. that way they can call it a “sellout” and not get blacked-out on TV. Of course, if they could sellout by making the seats available they would.
41 posted on 08/18/2012 3:29:10 PM PDT by LostPassword
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To: Snickering Hound

LOL!


42 posted on 08/18/2012 3:29:41 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: The Antiyuppie

Maybe is he could break out those Styrofoam Greek columns again it would help!


43 posted on 08/18/2012 3:30:19 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

LOL so Obama likes small crowds..LOL yeah you keep telling yourself that Commie, he knows he’s done he’s even sending Watermelon Head Joe Biden to “Safe” blue states, they can’t even keep blue states blue anymore


44 posted on 08/18/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Da Bilge Troll
"He's toast, I tell ya'. Toast."

Here is your problem, you are equating "live" Democrat crowd size to "dead" Democrat voting power.

Don't be surprised if certain precincts in Ohio go 120% for Obama.

Locally the Democrats are out in force setting up their "voter outreach program" where they "reach out" and get unconscious and mentally impaired Seniors in nursing homes to vote a straight Democrat ticket by "helping" these poor folks with their Absentee Ballots.

This is gonna be dirtier than 2000 and 2004 with outright riots and beatings. Mark my words. This is gonna be bloody!

45 posted on 08/18/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: KansasGirl

It has the stink of Dem’ desperation all over it, doesn’t it? ;-)


46 posted on 08/18/2012 3:32:35 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: The Antiyuppie
Although it IS plausible

Plausible? LOL. It IS the biggest crock of BS I have ever heard. I have done advance team work. The idea is to get as big a crowd (friendly) as you can. It is all about optics. The idea that a politician would want to limit the size of the crowds is ludicrous.

Good God we are in a heap of trouble if we have gullible people that believe this "plausible" BS. So called conservatives no less.

47 posted on 08/18/2012 3:33:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: TIElniff
The big clue will be when they start giving away free tickets just to help fill the empty seats.

I know for a fact that if you volunteer for a 9 hour telephone bank stint, you get a free ticket to the acceptance speech.

48 posted on 08/18/2012 3:35:23 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: ohiobushman

Obamaloney!


49 posted on 08/18/2012 3:37:18 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: doug from upland

R&R need to study the entire movie. Is the O-team pathetic, or what? LOL!


50 posted on 08/18/2012 3:37:30 PM PDT by floralamiss
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