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Posted on 09/26/2012 9:12:33 AM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I don't live in a battle ground state but I've noticed a lack of yard signs this year for politicians. Four years ago it seemed that everyone had a yard sign and Obama was everywhere, even here in southern Kentucky. I've seen a few bumper stickers on vehicles over by the university but really haven't seen a lot of them either.

I'm curious if anyone else could tell me if I'm just early or just in the wrong place to see the usual mania that the elections provide.

I keep seeing the polls and wonder if there's so much support then why am I not seeing tangible support for either candidate.


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1 posted on 09/26/2012 9:12:33 AM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Nothing in Seattle either and we’ve been driving around Capitol Hill, Ballard, Lake City, and all the other foofoo neighborhoods! In 2008 Obama was EVERYWHERE and on EVERY THIRD CAR (especially SUVs, which ticked me off)


2 posted on 09/26/2012 9:15:37 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
I've noticed it. 45 minute trip home.
3 posted on 09/26/2012 9:15:45 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

i live in Northern VA and i see NO obama signs, but i do see Romney. Now my 18 yo daughter volunteers for Romney so we have yard signs and have been giving them to neighbors and friends, but even apart from our’s i am seeing them. But in places which were blanketed with Obama signs four years ago, i see none. i have no idea what’s up.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 9:17:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Personally, I think it is apathy and disappointment and shame for the 2008 voters, and I think it is prudence on the part of those against Obama.

His voters aren’t enthusiastic, but if you let them know in their face with a bumper sticker or yard sign you are asking for a “Burger King Hissy Fit” on your lawn or at your car window. So it is quiet support.

Even in Atlanta or surrounding metro, I see far, far, far fewer Obama stickers on cars. Only one yard sign so far.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 9:18:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

We have talked about this in several threads. There seems to be a significant reduction in the number of Obama bumper stickers and yard signs, as opposed to 2008. In 2008 they were all over the place. I drove from the NYC area to Boston, and back, this past weekend and saw two Obama bumper stickers ad o yard signs. IMO, this is a very good sign (pun intended!) for R&R!


6 posted on 09/26/2012 9:19:39 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
Boston conservative columnist/talk host Howie Carr has had some moonbats stealing his signs.

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Here in MA (Northeast corner) I see lots of signs for Scott Brown and the GOP candidate for 6th district, Rich Tisei. Though in a couple towns, Gloucester and Rockport, lots of signs for Obama/ Liz Warren/ John Tierney (Dem incumbent in MA-6). Romney has had tough time getting signs to people (or maybe they're getting ripped off?)

7 posted on 09/26/2012 9:19:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Good point. Very sparse in the Indy area.
I think people are just tired of it all and just want to get to the vote and get it over with, one way or the other.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: Gaffer

Agreed. I think people expect trouble this time around.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 9:20:27 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: raccoonradio

Carr:
>>This time, they’d rubbed our noses in it. The moonbats not only kidnapped both Republican signs, but they replaced them with a Granny Warren sign AND two Barack Obama signs. (His wife) was livid. She called the cops — the moonbat mob had been on a veritable crime wave that night, hitting at least three other houses in our neighborhood...It’s the old double standard. They rip down my signs and defend it by saying dissent is the highest form of patriotism. It’s civil disobedience, speaking truth to power. But if I rip down their signs, it’s a hate crime.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Either no money from both campaigns to fund free yard signs or the Print shops have all gone out of business, thanks to the narcissist’s economy!! I believe the latter!


11 posted on 09/26/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I live in what is considered an upper middle class neighborhood in suburban Minneapolis. It trends liberal, and my very liberal state senator lives just up the street from me. Every presidential year, I walk around my neighborhood and count the presidential campaign signs. In 2008 I counted 12 Obama signs and 1 McCain sign (mine). This year, there are 2 Obama signs and 1 Romney (mine).


12 posted on 09/26/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

The only place we’ve seen a concentration of yard signs is on Deer Isle in Maine. In this relatively small area a couple of dozen Obama signs. No GOP signs. I think that most of the properties with the signs were the homes or shops of “artisans.”


13 posted on 09/26/2012 9:21:45 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: xsmommy

I NH, very few Obama signs. Starting to see a few more Obama stickers. What is curious is the dems that have signs for the state reps races and US congress races but not Obama signs. Either they are disgruntled or they do not want to admit they are voting for Obama again.

Meanwhile Romney signs everywhere.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 9:21:54 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I am the only Romney sign on my block.

2 Obamugabe signs.

Battleground state of Florida.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 9:21:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Gaffer
I'm not voting for Romney, but I'd let him put a sign in my front yard.

If people are scared of retaliation, the country is lost.

/johnny

16 posted on 09/26/2012 9:23:14 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
I will put a Romney sign; but I'm going to choke a bit while doing it!
17 posted on 09/26/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Putting an Obama sign in your yard is the same as announcing, “I support using government force to confiscate the fruits of your labor so the government can give me ‘free’ stuff. Now get to work, tax slave!”

Now, just because they don’t want to display a sign doesn’t mean they won’t support Obama and the party of looters and moochers behind close doors. I have friends who I don’t even care to speak to anymore because I know they support Obama.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 9:25:04 AM 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: JRandomFreeper

“I’m not voting for Romney, “

We need to talk about that...


19 posted on 09/26/2012 9:25:46 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I like the yard sign that said “ YOU VOTED FOR 0BAMA THE FIRST TIME TO PROVE YOU WEREN”T A RACIST ,,, DON”T VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN TO PROVE YOU’RE AN IDIOT “ .


20 posted on 09/26/2012 9:26:51 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

There’s a definite lack of yard signs and bumper stickers in the Puget Sound for national elections.

Still waiting for my Romney sign... they’re supposed to ship next week.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Just got an email from Romney campaign in FL that they will have yard signs on Oct. 1st. Can pick them up at campaign offices.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 9:27:39 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: xsmommy; Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I am also located in NoVA, but have noticed just the opposite. This morning I observed an approximately 5 to 1 Obama advantage in yard signs while driving through my neighborhood.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 9:28:01 AM PDT by VORTAC (Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important - T.S. Eliot)
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To: Cruising For Freedom

no obama signs in ballard or lake city?? hard to believe.

am seeing far more mckenna stickers than inslee ones. theres reason to hope, but the margin has to be wide enough
that the king county democrat machine can’t steal the election as happened with governess fraudoire!


24 posted on 09/26/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (my French needs no pardoning..)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Here in Yankee-infested Central NC, very few Obama yard signs, a few auto stickers of his, a few Romney yard signs...most supporters advertise in support of Pat McCrory, the Rep. who’ll be replacing our execrable Gov. Bev Perdue.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 9:29:02 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: raccoonradio

Rub your signs with Poison Ivy! I do. Neighbor’s teenager was covered in Calamine lotion a couple days later!
“Hey Joe! That’s a nasty case of Poison Ivy! Where did you get into it?”
“I dunno.”
BWAAAAAAA!


26 posted on 09/26/2012 9:29:02 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
If people are scared of retaliation, the country is lost.

Sad to hear that, because I think they are.

27 posted on 09/26/2012 9:29:02 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Its lost.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: No Socialist

Thank you for that response, perhaps it’s just too early.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 9:30:02 AM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: Gaffer
“Burger King Hissy Fit”

I wouldn't dare put any sign on my car this cycle. I used to, but that was when there was still some semblance of civility.

Only seen one for Zero sticker. Okla.

30 posted on 09/26/2012 9:30:45 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
I do live in a battleground state and there is a noticeable lack of Romney and Obama signs and bumper stickers. There are more Obama stickers than Romney stickers, but that perhaps reflects the popularity of hybrid cars and Subaru Forresters in the Northeast, and it seems that nearly every Prius and Subaru you see sports an Obama sticker.

But this is more disturbing: I have now visited Romney's regional campaign headquarters and the Republican state headquarters a total of five times over the past month.

They have no yard signs and no bumper stickers. None. Zero. I have been told that the entire state is "dry" and that repeated requests from the campaign offices have gone unfulfilled. Today I saw the first Romney campaign ad that I have seen in weeks (although Obama ads are on every day).

Make of that what you will, but if they're going to start a ground campaign here, they'd better do it soon.

31 posted on 09/26/2012 9:32:28 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I’ve see no signs in for either man in Nassau County New York. I’ve seen a lot of Romney signs on the northeast end of Suffolk county.


32 posted on 09/26/2012 9:32:31 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I’m seeing a majority of Romney signs here in Hampton Roads in Virginia. Bumper stickers are about even. Overall, a fraction of both, compared to 2008.


33 posted on 09/26/2012 9:34:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I live in northern NH, travel the length of the state daily. Very few signs. Mostly local ones. I normally have them for all repub. candidates as I live on a good corner, and I normally bring up signs for friends.

NOT this year! I have one sign, for a local candidate for state rep, Leon Rideout. He's the ONLY one on the repub. ballot I trust.

While I will tightly hold my nose and vote for Romney, Ryan, Ovide LaMontagne (governor), I trust NONE of them and support none of them.

I think a lot of folks are in the same boat.

I got a call from the repub national committee yesterday begging for money. Gave her an earful. Am sick to death of the RINOs they shove down our throats.

The Repub (so called) party will get no more dough out of me or support as long as they push RINOs.

I think on the democRAT side the lack of signs and stickers is that we are no longer silent and give them an earful over their stupidity.

34 posted on 09/26/2012 9:35:20 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: annieokie

“I wouldn’t dare put any sign on my car this cycle. I used to, but that was when there was still some semblance of civility.”

I got a magnetic R&R bumper sticker from a friend of mine. I put it on the bumper when I am going on the highway and take it off when I am in the neighborhood. I don’t want to get my new car keyed.


35 posted on 09/26/2012 9:35:36 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Cruising For Freedom

No need. WA is locked up for Obama. Why waste money on signs and bumper stickers?


36 posted on 09/26/2012 9:35:58 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

In my neck of the woods (NC), Romney signs are far more numerous than Obama signs.

Probably a good indicator if you believe that conservatives are less likely to shout their intentions to the world.

Looks like the magic is gone for Obama.


37 posted on 09/26/2012 9:36:16 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: annieokie

I live in a heavily conservative area and I don’t bumper sticker or yard sign. I’ve come to realize the leftist are militant and vile. We are at that point folks.


38 posted on 09/26/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT by Naplm
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To: RitchieAprile

Well, I’ll be fair here. I saw one podunk yard sign when I took a wrong turn in Lake City. That’s the only one I’ve seen in King County.

Where are you? Inslee is everywhere where I live around Greenlake, alas, but no Obama. Go further north to Snohomish and there’s some McKenna signs though.


39 posted on 09/26/2012 9:37:04 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

LOL! That’s great!


40 posted on 09/26/2012 9:37:20 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Astonishingly few yard signs and bumper stickers this year, but I finally did start seeing a smidgeon. Traveled about 500 miles across Texas this weekend, and consciously looked for and counted Romney bumper stickers, spotting five examples. First I’ve seen. Normally would have seen at least two dozen or more GOP stickers, by this proximity to the election.

On the more positive side, there were even fewer Obama stickers (and it wasn’t always evident if they were new ones for 2012 or older ones).


41 posted on 09/26/2012 9:37:37 AM PDT by greene66
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To: JRandomFreeper
If people are scared of retaliation, the country is lost.

This is not an ordinary election and a lot of people can feel it. So, if people choose to exercise the better part of valor, I won't count that against them (as long as they get out and vote).

42 posted on 09/26/2012 9:37:37 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: DannyTN
No signs in my area either. I emailed the Republican comitte in my area and told them I would display one for Romney but not pay for it. No response.
43 posted on 09/26/2012 9:38:50 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

We’re in Kucinich’s former district.

There are only three yard signs on our street - all Obama, and all the homeowners/renters are in “protected classes”.

We generally don’t put up signs or bumper stickers anymore. Not only are they a target for vandalism (and we don’t have the time to post guard on our property) before the election, but this election, the potential for post-election mayhem seems particularly accute. Not advertising our political affiliation is a form of (possibly futile) pre-emptive camouflage.


44 posted on 09/26/2012 9:40:43 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Rub your signs with Poison Ivy! I do. Neighbor’s teenager was covered in Calamine lotion a couple days later!

Paintball CO2 "land mines", filled with India ink or something similarly permanent.

And maybe a game trail camera with IR flash, to capture some evidence for the cops.

45 posted on 09/26/2012 9:41:05 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

I posted a vanity about this very observation a few days ago. Weird, isn’t it? The air is thick, here, with a sense of foreboding.

I hope the voter turnout is like Chick Fil A Day!


46 posted on 09/26/2012 9:41:16 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Most of the Shmoos that voted for Obama in 2008 are to ashamed to acknowledge same by posting Obama Signs on their lawns this time around?


47 posted on 09/26/2012 9:44:25 AM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

From the Romney camp, mine have been “in the mail” for 5 weeks.

They seem to be slow in production & distribution, which I don’t understand.

Post convention spending limitations?

If they spent more money getting the message out, rather than sending me 40 requests for more money, they might see better results.


48 posted on 09/26/2012 9:46:47 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

The visible yard signs here seem to reflect pretty well what I hear. One or two for the kenyan here and there and a wide and consistent sprinkling of Romney signs, maybe 50 t0 one ratio for Romney, but not a high total at all. Very few people care for the kenyan and enthusiasm for Romney is muted. “At least he is better than Obama,” seems to sum it up. And with the Republicans not advertising hereabouts, it is not so good for Romney as it might seem. The Republicans are not advertising here and the SIEU ads have a lock on the airwaves. Lots of these people won’t vote if they don’t think the candidate they prefer doesn’t care whether they vote or not. This is Northwest Florida. A large turnout is needed here to offset the South Florida leftist vote. It can happen but it probably won’t. The Republicans really don’t care whether these folks go to the polls or not. Non FR Folks only hear about Romney on the news.


49 posted on 09/26/2012 9:47:46 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Batman11; Naplm
I used to TAPE the stickers to my back window, I would never put a sticker on the outside. Good idea with magnetic ones.

I also used to write on inside of my back window, different things I wanted said, using white shoe polish. Kinda difficult writing backwards right to left.

50 posted on 09/26/2012 9:47:58 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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