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Democrats Draw Crowd of 100,000
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Posted on 10/18/2008 12:41:13 PM PDT by Chet 99

Democrats Draw Crowd of 100,000

In Garment District, Mondale Dresses Down 'Radical Preachers'

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 -- In their last joint appearance before Election Day, Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine A. Ferraro drew an estimated 100,000 supporters to a Garment District rally where the Democratic candidates denounced the "radical preachers" and "extremists who control the Republican Party."

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1 posted on 10/18/2008 12:41:14 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

IGNORE THE POLLS!

Go VOTE!

Turn out is the key to victory!
Ignore these staged events for 0bama!


2 posted on 10/18/2008 12:42:28 PM PDT by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: Chet 99

Great post. Love all the historical perspective you’ve been providing. This one is especially timely. Keep it up.


3 posted on 10/18/2008 12:42:57 PM PDT by Huck (Teddy Roosevelt vs. Che Guevera)
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To: Chet 99

Most are from neighboring Illinois.

So what.


4 posted on 10/18/2008 12:43:02 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Chet 99
the Democratic candidates denounced the "radical preachers" and "extremists who control the Republican Party."

Ironic, Wright?

5 posted on 10/18/2008 12:43:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It's Joe the Plumber vs Barack the Socialist.)
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To: Chet 99

Obama’s home base St. Louis and East St. Louis. Why is he camapigning where he shouldn’t have too.


6 posted on 10/18/2008 12:43:22 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: Chet 99

Nice find! And you know Mondale really did do well with those city-dwellers, as will the marxist messiah. But guess what, McCain will still win the electoral vote.


7 posted on 10/18/2008 12:44:20 PM PDT by scottinoc
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To: Huck

Of course, it works both ways. I’ve been saying the same thing about the Palin’s crowds. Enthusiasm within the “choir” does not equate to election day returns.


8 posted on 10/18/2008 12:44:36 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: Huck

Barack drew 100 thousand today in St. Louis.

Breathlessly reported on Fox.


9 posted on 10/18/2008 12:44:47 PM PDT by renosathug
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To: Chet 99

Interesting. 1984. 100,000 people at a Dem rally. Breathlessly reported by the MSM.

Same as it ever was... same as it ever was... same as it ever was...
(Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime)


10 posted on 10/18/2008 12:45:41 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Welcome PUMAs!)
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To: Chet 99

For a second there, I thought this was new. I was wondering why Ferraro was suddenly campaigning for Barry until I saw the date.


11 posted on 10/18/2008 12:47:05 PM PDT by Palin4ever
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To: Chet 99

“Democrats Draw Crowd of 100,000”

Govt. cheese being handed out?


12 posted on 10/18/2008 12:47:36 PM PDT by tumblindice (Govt. cheese is people!)
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To: 6SJ7

You do realize this was a MONDALE FERRARO rally lo these many decades ago?


13 posted on 10/18/2008 12:48:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: Chet 99

Absolutely correct, don’t believe what you read or hear about Obama’s got it hands down, THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO COME OUT AND VOTE. REMEMBER THE MEDIA IS IN THE OBAMA CAN, THEY WANT A LOW VOTER TURN OUT OF REPUBLICANS AND COSERVATIVES, GET OUT AND VOTE


14 posted on 10/18/2008 12:50:51 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (THE NEW MILLIONAIRES CLUB : YOUR FRIENDLY NIEGHBORHOOD CONGRESSMEN)
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To: Chet 99
Personally I think that republican crowds are more telling.

Democrats really have that whole cult of personality thing this year. “Followers”. And often we know a band is involved to help bring the crowds.

Republicans have “supporters” not followers.

Conservative thinkers know politicians work for us, far less “worship” going on there.

If Sarah draws large crowds, I think that is more significant. Each person there probably represents way more supporters at home then at a democrat cult gathering.

15 posted on 10/18/2008 12:51:20 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the polling gods and whimper.)
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To: livius
You do realize this was a MONDALE FERRARO rally lo these many decades ago?

That's the point, in 84 Mondale/Ferraro drew 100,000 in their voting base, NYC, and in 2004 Obama draws 100,000 in a heavily urban and African-American area St. Louis/East St. Louis.

16 posted on 10/18/2008 12:51:26 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: renosathug
Fox has gone into the tank for Obama the last 2 weeks. From that pithy negative reaction to McCains debate performance by the Fox All stars, to the posting of outlier polls and constantly editorializing the news reports as...McCain's polls slipping, Obama surging, Obama crowds enthusiastic I feel like we have no voice besides Levin, Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity.
17 posted on 10/18/2008 12:52:12 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: DallasBiff

I think yours is the question we should be examining.
Is there any doubt Sarah could gather such a crowd in
Alaska if needed? But why?


18 posted on 10/18/2008 12:53:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ronnie raygun

People also lie to Pollsters especially this year with African-American in the race they don’t want to be called a racist!


19 posted on 10/18/2008 12:54:13 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Chet 99

It would be sweet irony if MCain won Minnestota. Ya, you betcha!


20 posted on 10/18/2008 12:55:26 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Chet 99

Great Post!

Thought maybe Obie Kinobi from KRYPTON had pulled that olde bag of wind Mondale and the Demorat Beauty Queen Gerri for one last try at saving his pompous Bass!
Why haven’t any reporters asked him how much he enjoyed his IRANIAN CAVIAR? At the same time, the Reporters could ask him if its TRUE that he refuses to use anything except genuine IRANIAN PRAYER RUGS AND FIGS?


21 posted on 10/18/2008 12:56:48 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: Chet 99

Not that hard to get 100,000 down to the riverfront in St. Louis at all. Their July Fourth festival draws 2,000,000 or more for several days running.

Not sure McCain/Palin would draw. St. Louis City is heavily demo so the crowds would have to be from the suburbs.


22 posted on 10/18/2008 12:57:40 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: Chet 99; Jim Robinson
And your point for posting and article from November 2, 1984 WITHOUT the correct date of the article is what ?

23 posted on 10/18/2008 12:58:08 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: livius
You do realize this was a MONDALE FERRARO rally lo these many decades ago?

Yup. That's why I quoted the Talking Heads lyrics from "Once in a Lifetime". It seemed apropos.

"Same as it ever was... same as it ever was... same as it ever was"

24 posted on 10/18/2008 12:59:39 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Welcome PUMAs!)
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To: pyx

They say 100K but commie MSM does not even zoom out to see the evidence.


25 posted on 10/18/2008 1:00:29 PM PDT by jrolfedrev
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To: Chet 99

Democrats Draw Crowd of 100,000 morons looking for free handouts and shouting “Save us Obama! Save us!”


26 posted on 10/18/2008 1:03:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: pyx

That the MSM’s favorite number for Liberal Rallies is 100,000, no matter the year, or the candidate. They think we’ll crawl in a hole and bawl if that many people are going to vote Dem.

Doesn’t say how many of the 100,000 at the current Obama rally were for McCain/Palin.


27 posted on 10/18/2008 1:04:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Chet 99
To start with, good find on the article. Nice bit of old news. Secondly, I don't believe Bozo drew 100,000 people unless he had a band playing and furnished free beer. The media lies about Bozo's numbers and always deflates Sarah's and McCain's, especially Sarah's since she is outdrawing everyone. The big difference too is that Sarah does it day, after day, after day. Bozo gets one good day and the media plays it up.

Consistency counts for more than one big draw, and as I said, I think the media pumped up the numbers the way they always do.

28 posted on 10/18/2008 1:05:50 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Chet 99

I saw this on t.v. and thought, oh how convenient. Trolls on our conservative websites are picking up on the fact that their rally numbers pale in comparison with ours. So what do they do? Do’nt ya’ll think this is just a little wierd? I do. It was set up. Those people aren’t predominatly from MO, hell no. This was set up, it’s fake.


29 posted on 10/18/2008 1:10:44 PM PDT by SaintDismas (Starting to regret the handle I chose for this forum)
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To: Chet 99

I think another big part of it is, that even though I’m a conservative and heard that Bill Clinton was swinging through my neck of the woods, I went down there to see if I could catch a glimpse of him. It wasn’t an election year, but dang, there were a lot of people, and he did actually stop the limo along the hi-way and got out and shook hands. I shook his hand just for the hell of it.

My other conservative friend asked me, “why’d you do that?”

“Well,” I said, “if you knew the devil was coming to town, wouldn’t you want to see what he looked like in person?”


30 posted on 10/18/2008 1:11:12 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: pyx
Just to piss you off.

Glad it worked.

31 posted on 10/18/2008 1:13:53 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: pyx

Don’t you have anything better to do?


32 posted on 10/18/2008 1:18:35 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Chet 99

Do you know that when I was a Senior in H.S., Mondale came to my hometown in Ga. during his campaign? Students were FORCED to go see him campaign during school hours. At the time we were glad to be skipping classes, but looking back, I see things differently.


33 posted on 10/18/2008 1:18:43 PM PDT by a real Sheila (McCain is Obama, lite!)
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To: DallasBiff
I realize the talking heads have been reporting that 100,000 attended Obama's rally in St. Louis, but I don't believe it. I wasn't there; I am from eastern Missouri and have been to the Gateway Arch grounds on several occasions.

With the exception of one picture, all the shots I saw were close-ups of him and the people on stage behind him. The applause and cheers were muted and subdued, not nearly as loud or enthusiastic as one would expect from 100,000 people. The one picture supposedly of the crowd appeared to be a wide-angle view from the side of the Arch Grounds. (In the photo the arch looked distorted, and the "crowd" appeared to me to be a mirrored image.)

34 posted on 10/18/2008 1:19:06 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: calex59

Mondull and Ferraro drew 100K in New York City? Did them a lot of good. Reagan won New York State.


35 posted on 10/18/2008 1:19:49 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Jeff Chandler

a radical, to a democrat, is anyone who is to the right of v. i. lenin.

IMHO


36 posted on 10/18/2008 1:20:04 PM PDT by ripley
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To: DallasBiff

Obama has been put to shame at the numbers of people going to the McCain/Palin rallies.

So what does “the One” do, he heads to an area, on a Saturday, that people are going to be in large numbers anyway, and where people do not have to go out of their way to get tickets for an Obama event.

In other news, A bomb scare today in Colorado Springs which led to cordoning off an area where the Republican headquarters is located. The suspicious package was left where Obama supporters have held a very recent protest. The Republican office is now in the process of handing out tickets for a Palin rally to be held on Monday.

An attempt to suppress the numbers of people going to the rally?


37 posted on 10/18/2008 1:20:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: pyx

Maybe the point was to confuse and annoy people who refuse to read.

Or think Mondale is running.


38 posted on 10/18/2008 1:25:58 PM PDT by altura
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To: Chet 99
Of course, it works both ways. I’ve been saying the same thing about the Palin’s crowds. Enthusiasm within the “choir” does not equate to election day returns.

Except here there was no real effort to see Obama. Obama went to them where they would be on a Saturday. No tickets except maybe for the people sitting close "The One" in St. Louis.

39 posted on 10/18/2008 1:26:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Chet 99

Who was the Hollywood celebrity draw today?


40 posted on 10/18/2008 1:29:32 PM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: Chet 99
GREAT CATCH!!!

The MSM was reporting The Marxist's St Louis as a RECORD. NOT! Let's see... 100,000 in 1984 would be about 150,000 today.

41 posted on 10/18/2008 1:31:15 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Chet 99

More lies about size from a DemoPervert Bund Brownshirt Rally.


42 posted on 10/18/2008 1:35:28 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: pyx
"pqasb.pqarchiver.com"

That was kind of a clue for me...

and the fact that Mondale/Ferraro aren't running.

3rd time in as many days:
"Lighten up, Francis!"
43 posted on 10/18/2008 1:44:25 PM PDT by astyanax (If you need to wear a mask while speaking your mind, it is probably best you remain silent...)
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To: Chet 99

Yeah riight, where’s the photo


44 posted on 10/18/2008 1:54:43 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Islander7

FREEPERS! Go to the thread below and read what some Missouri Freepers have to say about the pictures of Obama’s crowd. They think the photos have been photoshopped!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2108988/posts?q=1&;page=1


45 posted on 10/18/2008 2:20:58 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: Chet 99

Well gee I’m impressed. Whats the deal? This is the 3rd article about the wonderous Obama drawing a big crowd. Am I at FR or DU?? Wheres the threads about the crowds Palin draws every day?


46 posted on 10/18/2008 2:51:29 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: beckysueb

Wow, just wow.


47 posted on 10/18/2008 3:06:18 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: Islander7

Stay home election day - volunteer at the polls, GOTV, or plan for a massive riot/protest if O and Acorn steal.


48 posted on 10/18/2008 3:52:32 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Regarding crimes committed by Mahoney, what did Emmanual and Pelosi know and when did they know it?)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Bused in a lot of People from Ill. Kansas City areas.

Lots of free goodie...concert....Obama is such a joke!!


49 posted on 10/18/2008 3:54:11 PM PDT by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: Chet 99

Who knew there were that many Germans in Missouri?


50 posted on 10/18/2008 4:50:13 PM PDT by matt1234
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