Skip to comments.Yard Signs (shameless vanity)
Posted on 09/25/2008 6:47:42 PM PDT by badpacifist
A quick little vanity because we have a need to know. In Missouri, the lack of yard signs compared to Bush-Kerry race in simply amazing. We see them here and there but I would say here it is at least 80% less than previous races. Bumper stickers are probably 70% less than before. Is it fear of vandalism, apathy? I apologize in advance for this vanity but it would be an asset to hear what it is like in other states right now. Some of my neighbors who usually are big Dim supporters and always have signs... do not have signs this time around. If a thread similar to this has gone around I missed it so thanks for your input. So am I nuts or what?
Very few yard signs in Texas as well
The only house in my block had a Hitlery sign....NO sign this time...I LOVE IT!
Others have mentioned similar observations.
It may be your neighbors are bitter gun loving Christian nascar rednecks. ;-)
Here in Texas, I have seen ONLY Barry stickers and a couple of Barry yard signs.
BTW, ALL were on vehicles being driven by blacks.
I ordered mine Labor Day weekend, Sunday I think, and still have not received them. They sent an email saying due to the overwhelming demand they were backordered and working hard to fulfill all orders ASAP. My sister who ordered a day or two after me received hers on Monday so hoping mine show up soon.
What do you attribute this to?
My guess is they are not behind the ‘O’.
People usually always do signs to show who they suuport.
Keeping hidden may mean they know others konw how rhw usually vote. But this time they are voting R.
I’m in PA and I’m actually surprised at the number of McCain yard signs that I’m seeing! My kids even come home and report that a new McCain sign went up!
I’m safe to assume you are not in Austin? < grin >
Houston Texas and areas north of it.
LOTS of McCain signs in my little corner of Ohio (near Dayton). I don’t see many bumper stickers for either candidate.
I haven’t seen a single yard sign here in Orange County, CA. I’ve seen one McCain bumper sticker and a handful of Obama stickers on granola-mobiles.
I’m not seeing many here in Michigan.
I think the campaigns realized yard signs and bumper stickers are not an effective use of money. They are more useful in local/state elections where name recognition is important. The local Obama campaign was charging $10 a piece for signs back in July. Not sure if they are still doing that. Not to mention the threat of vandalism has been rising over the last decade for cars with Republican bumper stickers!
Here in southeast Virgina I haven’t noticed many, just a few here or there, slightly in favor of McCain.
Much different than the 2004 elections.
Reporting in for Florida —
Just saw 2 Obama yard signs and 1 McCain yard sign this week !!
No car stickers at all !!
Lots of Obama TV commercials !!
I still have a McCain sticker on one car - but lock it in the garage each night ...
Someone took black spray paint to all the large Obama signs by painting a large circle with a diagonal slash mark through each circle. (the vandals left the other large democrat signs alone that were set up right next to the Obama signs.)
I should take some pictures of them and post them on FR.
I just laughed my @ss off when I saw it. (even though it is vandalism)
The past few days, in Vermont and the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake region of upper New York state, I saw hundreds of political signs for local elections and amazingly none for Obama and a handful for McCain. Very unusual.
You ain’t nuts. Well, maybe you are nuts, but not b/c of your observation.
Here in CA there are far fewer signs/stickers. I’m near a UC campus & normally I’d see cars plastered with them.
And on my street? One Obama (which makes me grit my teeth every time I see it) & 2 McCain. Course one’s mine, but the other, I had nothing to do with!
NO, not Austin, Fort Worth.
Austin is probably awash in Bambi paraphenalia.
can’t afford any...the tax man cometh...
As a former Democrat, I can speak to the issue of apathy. Demonrats most members here know and I had come to know are very negative. I grew to dislike the negativity then I grew to loathe it, then I found a more positive party. But, when I was still trying to figure things out politically, I was apathetic to my party.
As mentioned the number of yard (roadside) signs is way down here in rural central New Mexico.
What is interesting I see more Kerry bumper stickers than I do Obama bumper stickers. And yes even a couple of cars with both Kerry and Gore stickers (but no Obama sticker on either).
We have many in Michigan. Do you suppose they sent them to the swing states first and will get them to the other states after that. If so, it would be pretty smart.
But I think SO CA will deliver CA for McCain because of Prop 8, 4 and because of Sarah Palin
McCain was selling them for $7.00 each which included free shipping. (check his website)
It took about 3 weeks to get mine. But I ordered mine the day after Sarah Palin was announced as his VP pick. I believe I was order 120 something out of 400+ for that day.
and as far as local races goes, the LAST thing i want, is some azzhole cop/DA/judge to see a sign in my yard that i might someday have less than favorable contact with and then have them remember that sign let alone that sign let alone be the reason for the encounter.
I was behind a Mercedes today that had a Hillary! bumper sticker on the bumper and a McCain/Palin sticker in the window!
Boy that says protest vote lols
The McCain/Palin signs just came out this week in Michigan. I have only seen one Obama/Biden sign of the two together. That was at the neighboring county's dim headquarters. I have seen a lot more McCain/Palin signs, about the same as I've seen McCain alone signs which have been out a lot longer.
In my neighborhood, from what I’ve seen, it is 10 McCain to 2 Obama. I ordered my sign/bumber stickers the Friday she was announced. I was order 400 or so of 550..... I got mine 3 weeks later and got the sign and bumper stickers on the cars...
My DH can’t have a bumber sticker on his car - he works at UPS. Lots of teamsters....
You know, now that you mention it - no, I haven’t noticed a single yard sign in my travels in New Jersey, and you’re right, they were much more prevalent during the last election. Strange.
I always find it interesting, though, that any Obama campaign materials I do see fail to mention his running mate, Joe Biden.
I was in the McCain headquarters today & picked up a dozen for free. And 3 more yards signs in case I can talk some of my worker bee collegues to stop fence sitting.
The McCain volunteer was so excited that she actually had a live body to talk to, I spent my lunch 1/2 hr there.
Very few signs in Springfield. I live in a rural area outside town...my neighbor and I have McCain-Palin signs.
The Pubbie headquarters here did not get McCain-Palin signs until last week. No bumper stickers, either.
I’ve actually seen more Obama stickers, but still not many. In ‘04, it was easy to get signs months ahead of time and they were everywhere.
You must be from Santa Fe NM....bawhahah
Several Obama yard signs here in suburban KC (Kansas side). There were more on my street but some disappeared. I did see a few more McCain signs today. I’ve only seen a few McCain bumper stickers but tons for Obama.
That’s Springfield in Missouri, like you.
OTOH, I'm seeing quite a few NOBAMA bumper stickers.
In Denver, Co area, VERY few Obama bumper stickers or signs compared to all the Kerry/Edwards morons who still have them on their vehicles. Don’t know what to attribute it to. As I said in an earlier post, I honestly don’t know if it will be razor-close, a blowout either way, a handy win either way, or what! Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I work in the Boulder area and there are plenty of Obama idiots here at IBM, but few outward signs of support. They do hate my guts for my McCain/Palin ‘Country First’ bumper sticker though! (grin)
Unfortunately where I live we don’t have a McCain or Republican headquarters. (rural Southwestern IL)
It was cheaper for me to pay $7.00 each for them then for me to drive outside my area to get them for free.
There are no signs or stickers in my neighborhood outside of Denver, but driving into Denver I’ve seen a few for both candidates.
I too have noticed a surprising lack of yard signs and bumper stickers.
I see few signs but the one I see are McCain Palin signs. I haven’t seen a single Obama sign anywhere.
Same problem in Virginia.
Very few here compared to prior years (S.W. of Mpls.)
I’d chalk it up to the dems’ 2 year primary...
I think most of us are sick of hearing about it.
Obama Obama Obama bumper stickers and window signs, which I guess are yard signs propped in windows.
Reporting from San Francisco, the belly of the beast.
As to why I don’t have either - I don’t want a rock through my window or someone playing chicken with me on the freeway.
I have seen 3 McCain bumper stickers and no McCain yard signs.
In Texas the GOP is justing getting the McCain Palin signs in..Oh, and the McCain Palin bumperstickers..That’s why in these parts you haven’t seen them.
I assume the majority of them when the were printed went straight to Ohio, PA, and the swing states.
There are a lot of Hillary Dem’s in Texas who felt like TX shafted them-since some votes counted more than others here. I believe they will definitely go for McCain Palin.
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