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I have noticed the distinct lack of campaign signs (vanity)
Free Republic ^ | 9/13, 2012 | Moi.

Posted on 09/13/2012 8:00:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear

I have noticed that there is a SEVERE lack of "Presidential" campaign signs in my area. NOTHING like it was in 2008. I mean......I don't even see bumper stickers of support for either candidate.

When I drive through the Black neighborhoods to picks up my kids.....nothing. No Obama signs.

Other parts of town......nothing.

Not even bumper stickers.

I think people are TRULY afraid. This is TRULY CREEPY!

There is a great family around the corner, bless their hearts, who have a sign that says "Vote Like Your Freedoms Depend On It". And I smile every time I pass it.......but NOTHING else.

I think people are afraid. Afraid to voice their opinion because of retaliation.

I NEVER thought we would become a country like this. But, here we are.

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1 posted on 09/13/2012 8:00:35 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Dem voters are embarrassed, and Rep voters don’t want to get their cars keyed.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 8:03:04 PM PDT by MCH
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

same here..someone usually offers me one.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 8:03:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Indicates low voter turnout... we WIN when there’s a low turnout.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

This bodes well for Romney / Ryan, I think. Very few are still in love with Barry. But many don’t want to be “against” him (by showing outward support for Romney) in order to avoid the shitstorm from idiots on the other side: vandalism, accusations of racism, etc.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 8:03:49 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Obama supporters slice tires.

Republicans and conservatives where I live are afraid any public Romney support will result in violence from the democrats (code word for AAs).


6 posted on 09/13/2012 8:04:08 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I noticed the same thing here the other day. No bumper sticker or signs, other then my neighbor who has a Romney yard sign.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 8:04:11 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Sadly I live in KANSAS, and I have been seen "Ubama2012" stickers for over a year now.

Last week I seen my first and to date only "Romney2012" sticker on the back of a car.

America is being Blakanzied like you said. Support the wrong candidate who is "against" one particular ethnic group and you are inviting trouble.

That is one of Ubama's biggest goals in his next term. He must divide this nation down as many lines as he can, so he or his successors can exploit that to the hilt.

Divide and Conquer.

8 posted on 09/13/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Along the same lines ... I have yet to (in the last three elections (state and national)) see any political signs that indicate any party affiliation.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 8:06:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (Turn Medina into a glass parking lot and all this crap will stop.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I wrote the following on another thread earlier tonight:

We were talking about this earlier today. Remember all the pro-Obama bumper stickers and signs you saw in 2008? Well, when you are out tomorrow notice how few of them are around this election cycle. I have been paying close attention to this for a couple of weeks, we are now less than 60 days out and it seems that there is a lot less enthusiasm for Bozo. I think this is a very encouraging sign, no pun intended, for R&R!

If you all are seeing anything different out there in your communities, I would interested to hear about it!


10 posted on 09/13/2012 8:07:02 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I don’t know what it means, if anything, but I had to pick my son up from the Birmingham airport this evening. I drove through several heavily black areas on the way. I saw exactly one Obama/biden yard sign.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 8:07:29 PM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Many states are all ready decided and the money is being focused on the “swing” states. One of the good things about living is California I don’t have to see a bunch of Obama adds.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 8:07:48 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Surprising.
Here in Virginia, we are seiing more Romney signs and fewer Obama signs. Four years ago it was loaded with Obama yard signs.

May mean nothing, or that the Reps are better organized this year, or that Obama’s appeal has faded. It is just unusual to see more Republican presidential yard signs than Democrat.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 8:07:48 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m in Texas but I have only seen one sign, in the street being stepped on and run over for days, an Obama sign. There are signs for other races but nada on the big one.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’ve noticed the same thing. I’m in a state that Obama has no chance of winning this time around. I see hardly in signs or bumper stickers for either candidate.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 8:08:36 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: MCH

What state are you in? I think most of the effort will be placed in the swing states. I don’t think you will see very much in NY or CA.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 8:09:10 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Nothing here either.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 8:11:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The 45 million Americans on food stamps might not be happy with Romney voters.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 8:11:50 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: TigerClaws
"Republicans and conservatives where I live are afraid any public Romney support will result in violence from the democrats"

Sure . . . why not. It works for Islamic lunatics.

19 posted on 09/13/2012 8:11:50 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Same thing here in my neighborhood in eastern Wa State. 76 houses in this development, exactly one sign (Romney). It is actually the only Romney house sign I have ever seen. Earlier there were a couple of Herman Cain signs. There were a scattering of Obama signs in 2008 but not now.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 8:12:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The only thing out of the ordinary in my front yard is the empty chair I left there from labor day.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 8:12:54 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’ve seen a few Obama bumper stickers and car window stickers, almost nothing at all on cars for Romney. A few coworkers have the Obama photos as if he’s a saint, all of them black, but the images may date to 2008.
I haven’t seen ANY Presidential yard signs for either candidate, and I have an 80 mile round trip each day.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 8:13:19 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I live in Oak Park, IL, which is basically Berkeley on Chicago's West Side. In 2008 one out of two cars had an Obama bumper sticker, easy. Verging on 2 out of 3 some days, it seemed. Lots of yard signs.

This year, nothing. Very few bumper stickers, not even 1 in 20, and almost no yard signs except for some state senators that have an Obama/Biden attached.

23 posted on 09/13/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by Snake65
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To: MCH
Dem voters are embarrassed, and Rep voters don’t want to get their cars keyed.

That's exactly right, and I plead guilty, but would this guy worry about getting his car keyed?


24 posted on 09/13/2012 8:13:58 PM PDT by TChad
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To: chesley

Here in NE Ohio I have seen maybe a half dozen Obama/Biden stickers.

It’s typically some 40-50 year old white pedophile-looking male, or some young 20-something dyke looking woman driving a hybrid with a Coexist sticker too.

And I mean that.

Just my own private profiling.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 8:14:06 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: youngidiot

That’s what I’m thinking as well.

I mean.......I live in a small town, but drive through a nearby city....and there is NOTHING.

I tell ya’, folks. There is a HUGE “black cloud” hanging over our nation at the mo.

Lives are at stake.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 8:14:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I was noticing this earlier today...I've not seen any yard signs and very few bumper stickers.
27 posted on 09/13/2012 8:14:30 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Here in Southern California, I haven’t seen a lot of presidential signs, but signs for Congressional candidates are popping up, and there will be a lot more in the coming weeks.

I was once part of a crew that went “signing” for a Congressional candidate. We would start at around midnight and look for appropriate spots to place signs.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 8:15:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Surprising.
Here in Virginia, we are seiing more Romney signs and fewer Obama signs. Four years ago it was loaded with Obama yard signs.

May mean nothing, or that the Reps are better organized this year, or that Obama’s appeal has faded. It is just unusual to see more Republican presidential yard signs than Democrat.


29 posted on 09/13/2012 8:15:56 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Kudsman

i just put my empty chair out today


30 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:03 PM PDT by mt tom
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’ve noticed this, too. No Presidential stuff. Yet we had some yard signs for the primaries in March and almost as many for the Ted Cruz/David Dewhurst run-off. People happy to say they wanted one conservative or another for the primary and the run off don’t have signs up for the Republican for President. People happy to endorse a Democrat for sheriff or city counsel don’t have anything up for Obama. Street corners littered with signs for one side or another or various propositions on the ballot are mostly empty.


31 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

My friend picks them up for me. They said they were out last week though I don’t see any. I finally got one today but it’s just Romney. They said they’re behind on Romney/Ryan signs.

But I’ve already had people question the wisdom of putting the signs up, car keyed whatever. Sounds to me like the Germans in Hitler’s day, don’t rock the boat. Personally, my signs are up and I’ll ask my neighbors if they’d like me to pick some up for them.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: oldbill

I have seen a lot of local election signs, but none of them indicate the candidate’s party. What is up with that?


33 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I have seen no Romney signs or stickers here. I see maybe one Obama bumper sticker about every two weeks (saw one today, in fact). The driver is usually black, but a few times I’ve seen post-menopausal white women. I figure they’re probably the teachers union types.


34 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:57 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hardly a bunper sticker on the cars in Phoenix today.


35 posted on 09/13/2012 8:19:02 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: Fiji Hill

Yeah....the local elections have a few signs out (not as much in past years).....but I’m finding this scary that people won’t admit that they do/don’t support a particular Presidential candidate.

In 2010.......the place was LIT UP! Signs EVERYWHERE!


36 posted on 09/13/2012 8:19:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: KC_Lion

“America is being Blakanzied like you said. Support the wrong candidate who is “against” one particular ethnic group and you are inviting trouble.”

That’s either a typo, or a trendy new phrase! :)


37 posted on 09/13/2012 8:19:37 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: TChad

I’m gonna put that guy’s sticker on my car.


38 posted on 09/13/2012 8:20:04 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
In my area the democrats are displaying huge clusters of signs with every democrat running for office included in the cluster, the line or, the tree. But very few of them have OBAMA included in the flock.

Recently a few Obama signs have shown up in odd places. They are smaller signs than normal and are cheapo two color jobs that simply say "Obama" and don't mention crazy Joe Biden.

39 posted on 09/13/2012 8:20:10 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I agree that you have to be careful not to have a Republican bumper sticker in many place, for fear of getting your car keyed.

I live in Vermont and spend the summer in Maine. I particularly noticed in Maine that most cars still have Obama 2008 stickers on them, but I haven’t seen ANY Obama 2012 stickers. And no yard signs, whereas last time Obama signs were everywhere.

I think there’s no question that the earlier enthusiasm for Obama is gone. But frankly, I don’t think there’s much enthusiasm for Romney, either.

I know, we need to throw Obama out of the White House. But Romney was a very poor pick to do it. I certainly approve of his comments about Obama and the embassy attacks, but it’s one of the very few times that I have done so, regretably.

Anyway, the complete lack of Obama 2012 bumper stickers and yard signs is certainly encouraging.


40 posted on 09/13/2012 8:20:15 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: doc1019

Along the same lines ... I have yet to (in the last three elections (state and national)) see any political signs that indicate any party affiliation.

i saw one for a county board member


41 posted on 09/13/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

There are signs everywhere here. Everyone wants Romney/Ryan signs and bumper stickers and they’re hard to come by.


42 posted on 09/13/2012 8:20:38 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Ziva
SW Pennsylvania, a swing area of a swing state. Lawn signs are starting to pop up for state and local candidates, but so far nothing on the national level. The local GOP Hq doesn't even have Romney/Ryan signs. If you want one, you are asked to sign a waiting list.

Really weird compared to four years ago. They couldn't give McCain signs away at first. Then, as soon as he named Palin, they started flying off the shelves. FWIW, McCain-Palin carried out county by 58% and Reagan lost it to Mondale in his 1984 nationwide landslide.

43 posted on 09/13/2012 8:20:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Bshaw

“It’s typically some 40-50 year old white pedophile-looking male, or some young 20-something dyke looking woman driving a hybrid with a Coexist sticker too.”

Bahahaha! That is a classic description!!


44 posted on 09/13/2012 8:21:25 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m surrounded by Ron Paulites. Some neighbors have even updated their Ron Paul signs for the 2012 election.


45 posted on 09/13/2012 8:21:50 PM PDT by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: TigerClaws

Only Obama bumper stickers are on cars with lots of union stickers and such—like Pro-Choice. Lots of the stickers do not have Biden’s name on them.


46 posted on 09/13/2012 8:22:05 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I live in New York....Today I saw three different Romney signs in front yards....One empty chair, and a partially scratched off Obama bumper sticker.
47 posted on 09/13/2012 8:22:08 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: TigerClaws

“Republicans and conservatives where I live are afraid any public Romney support will result in violence from the democrats (code word for AAs).”

Sad but true. I long for the days when men were not ‘afraod’.


48 posted on 09/13/2012 8:22:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m in southern New Hampshire and I hadn’t thought about it until now, but I’ve seen quite a few Romney signs and I don’t think I’ve seen any Obama signs. I’ve seen a few Obama bumper stickers, but some are from 2008. My teenage daughter just signed up with a friend to work with the Romney campaign, so maybe I’ll get the scoop on the lack of signs nationally. Perhaps the campaigns are spending their money differently this time around.


49 posted on 09/13/2012 8:22:43 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Same here. But I'm about ready to get off the fence. The last 2 days events have infuriated me and motivated me to do what I can to replace the most anti American President ever.
50 posted on 09/13/2012 8:24:20 PM 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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