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Drudge: Clinton plays to half-empty high school gym
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Posted on 10/24/2010 6:29:57 PM PDT by GOPinCa

Headline on Drudge: Clinton plays to half-empty high school gym.

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; mi2010; michigan; x42
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1 posted on 10/24/2010 6:30:01 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

I guess Clinton can be the optimist and say the “high school” gym was half full. :-)


2 posted on 10/24/2010 6:32:41 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: GOPinCa

I thought the state run “media” told us that Slick Willie and Barry Soetoro are playing to crowds of millions. What the....!


3 posted on 10/24/2010 6:33:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Which are you voting for on November 2nd? Freedom and liberty or FREE ice cream?)
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To: GOPinCa

I guess they forgot to schedule a rock concert.


4 posted on 10/24/2010 6:34:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: GOPinCa

Easy explanation...Clinton is irrelevant.....he was the “Boy President” and just played for 8 years...now wants to be taken seriously but it isn’t selling for that is not his legacy. He is best known for shenanigans in the Oval Office.


5 posted on 10/24/2010 6:34:47 PM PDT by Tribemike1
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To: GOPinCa
Clinton the Motivational Speaker.....Democrats are going to be living in a VAN down by the River...
6 posted on 10/24/2010 6:37:27 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: GOPinCa

I was in Downtown Detroit in May. It’s a ghost town. There’s more traffic in Bentonville, Arkansas then there is in Detroit during work hours on a weekday.


7 posted on 10/24/2010 6:38:49 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: GOPinCa; DarthVader

Triple “D” Ping

Democrats Downfall & Destruction


8 posted on 10/24/2010 6:40:11 PM PDT by left that other site (Your MiQ-MaQ Paddy Wacky Bass-Playing Biker Buddy(El Kabong))
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To: GOPinCa

Altho the photo was probably taken at another time it says a lot.

So many captions, so little time.

Cartoon’s next book titled
My Life.......Sucks or
No Cuntry For Old Men?


9 posted on 10/24/2010 6:41:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Cicero

Maybe the rock band found a better gig playing for a wedding at a local fire hall.


10 posted on 10/24/2010 6:43:11 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: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks GOPinCa.


11 posted on 10/24/2010 6:44:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Cicero
I guess they forgot to schedule a rock concert.

No, they forgot to bus them in, provide free food and walking around money. How soon some former president's forget what it takes!

12 posted on 10/24/2010 6:44:17 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: left that other site; kingattax

Lepanto PING!!


13 posted on 10/24/2010 6:45:43 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: GOPinCa
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14 posted on 10/24/2010 6:46:02 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: no dems

***There’s more traffic in Bentonville, Arkansas then there is in Detroit during work hours on a weekday.***

Durn right there is! I stay away from the Centerton-Bentonville area during rush hour! It’s bad enough From Vaughn so I go a back route through Cave Springs to Rogers!


15 posted on 10/24/2010 6:46:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Musem in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Lockbox

Maybe he was looking for a date?


16 posted on 10/24/2010 6:48:01 PM PDT by Taylor42
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To: Cicero
I guess they forgot to schedule a rock concert.

What? No Pearl Jam? No Sheryl Crow? No Johnny Melloncamp?

Guess I'll just stay home, smoke some weed, and wait for Obama to give me my rent money like he promised...

17 posted on 10/24/2010 6:48:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 38 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: GOPinCa
Just for some perspective, I did a bit of digging in other Michigan newspapers to find out *where* his appearance was held. And found this:

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/10/bill_clinton_appears_with_john.html

"Clinton told about 500 people at Detroit's Renaissance High School that Bernero was the only candidate with an economic plan to turn around Michigan's battered economy and attract new jobs and businesses to the state's silent factories."

No word on the gym size versus attendance. Same thing holds true for the Ann Arbor stop:

"He was joined on the stage at the University of Michigan's Rackham Auditorium...The audience of more than 1,000 in Ann Arbor had to wait three hours to see Clinton and Dingell, as Clinton's appearance in Detroit got behind schedule. Clinton said it was important to re-elect Dingell and listed some of his accomplishments, including pushing through a health care reform law."

The Ann Arbor event was free, and Slick could only pull in 1,000?

18 posted on 10/24/2010 6:48:47 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I thought the state run “media” told us that Slick Willie and Barry Soetoro are playing to crowds of millions.

They were: Tom Millions and family, Sandy Millions and family, Tony Millions and family, etc. :-)

19 posted on 10/24/2010 6:49:27 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: GOPinCa
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20 posted on 10/24/2010 6:50:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Which are you voting for on November 2nd? Freedom and liberty or FREE ice cream?)
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To: Kieri

There were only 1000 tickets available for the Battle Creek event.


21 posted on 10/24/2010 6:51:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GOPinCa

Who forgot the Union buses and box lunches?


22 posted on 10/24/2010 6:51:48 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: GOPinCa
It appears the only people on the Democrat side without an "enthusiasm gap" are the media.

The only Democrat voters who have "come home" are in the media.

And the only polls in which the Democrats are closing the gap are the media's.

Accordingly, may I suggest that the only source of Democrat hopefulness is...the media.

23 posted on 10/24/2010 6:53:08 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: GOPinCa

But, how many fainted?!


24 posted on 10/24/2010 6:53:20 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: cripplecreek

The venue in Ann Arbor could only seat 1200 or so, and you needed to sign up to get tickets there as well.


25 posted on 10/24/2010 6:54:06 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: GOPinCa

A good omen: unmotivated voters don’t turn out to vote.


26 posted on 10/24/2010 6:55:26 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: DarthVader

Remember Lepanto !!!


27 posted on 10/24/2010 6:56:24 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Lockbox

Bussing and free food takes alot of walking around money . I can’t believe the toon let this happen :-0 They must be saving the bucks for lawsuits after the election .


28 posted on 10/24/2010 6:56:31 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: Kieri

It would be nice if the Tea Party express stop in Jackson could pull in better numbers.


29 posted on 10/24/2010 6:56:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GOPinCa

Liberalism is on the run.

Let’s keep chasing it until its gone.


30 posted on 10/24/2010 6:57:19 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: GOPinCa

I wonder how he got all those people to show up.


31 posted on 10/24/2010 6:57:45 PM PDT by mtg
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To: GOPinCa
The event was free and open to the public.

And all they could get was a half a gym full of curious kids getting out of class, who don't even remember the Clinton years. Enthusiasm gap--you bet.

32 posted on 10/24/2010 6:58:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DarthVader

Oh how the Mighty have fallen.


33 posted on 10/24/2010 6:59:36 PM PDT by left that other site (Your MiQ-MaQ Paddy Wacky Bass-Playing Biker Buddy(El Kabong))
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To: GOPinCa

Was he trolling?


34 posted on 10/24/2010 7:01:34 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: GOPinCa

I take it BJ doesn’t pay as well as Sor-0bamadinejad.


35 posted on 10/24/2010 7:02:21 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: GOPinCa

Even NPR reported that the gym was less than half full.


36 posted on 10/24/2010 7:05:17 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: GOPinCa
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37 posted on 10/24/2010 7:05:54 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: GOPinCa

Wow, and he draws a larger crowd than BO!


38 posted on 10/24/2010 7:07:02 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("May we always be happy & may our enemies always know it!"-Sarah Palin)
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39 posted on 10/24/2010 7:07:54 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Kieri

Ann Arbor is psycho left like Boulder, CO and Madison, WI - due to college prof vermin aka no one ever grows up in a college town.


40 posted on 10/24/2010 7:08:50 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: GOPinCa

"Better put some ice on that."



41 posted on 10/24/2010 7:09:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: no dems

It’s really sad to see a once great city dwindle to almost nothing.


42 posted on 10/24/2010 7:09:40 PM PDT by mia
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To: cripplecreek

I plan to go, but they still don’t have a confirmed location!


43 posted on 10/24/2010 7:11:02 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Mobties
A good omen: unmotivated voters don’t turn out to vote.

There are a number of ways to look at it.

On the positive side:

The educational system is so good, they know who he really is.

Students know he's a grifter.

Boys won't let their girls anywhere near him.

Girls are listening to their parents about him.

Girls know that only "loose" women are attracted to him.

Girls know that boys know his medical records haven't been released and "you'll never know what you'll catch...".

He's old.

He's infirm.

He sold national security secrets to the Chinese.

On the negative side:

The educational system is so bad, they don't know who he is.

The educational system is so bad, they think the only president in US history is BHO.

...

44 posted on 10/24/2010 7:14:48 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: GOPinCa

All the Dads wouldn’t let their high school daughters go anywhere near the old lecher . . .


45 posted on 10/24/2010 7:18:37 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Kieri

It needs to be at cascades again. That was ideal.


46 posted on 10/24/2010 7:20:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Ha ha! It is about time people are catching onto the facade of these fake creeps. He is just icky.

He can’t even discern what is is, why should anyone listen to him. His personal choices prove he has no honor or character—just stupid, immoral people would listen to him.


47 posted on 10/24/2010 7:21:18 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: GOPinCa

My favs from the article:

But he began his speech just before 3 p.m. in a high school gym that was less than half full. The appearance was in support of gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero, shown in most polls to be trailing Republican candidate Rick Snyder by 20 percentage points.
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Shortly before Clinton took the stage, the Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, urged attendees to leave bleacher seats along one side of the gym and try to fill the area in front of the podium before Clinton began his address.
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And my ultimate fav...
Though polls point to a strong Republican year, “we’re not buying that malarkey,” said U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “We don’t care about polls.”


48 posted on 10/24/2010 7:21:31 PM PDT by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Taylor42

LOL


49 posted on 10/24/2010 7:24:31 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: Kieri

Clinton is always late, very late.

He never thinks of other people who are waiting for hours.

I would just leave except for the fact that I would never be there in the first place.


50 posted on 10/24/2010 7:28:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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