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Obama Launches Campaign in Empty Arena
Breitbart.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Alexander Marlow

Posted on 05/05/2012 2:08:38 PM PDT by Twotone

Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state. A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals that the event was poorly attended. The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President's first official campaign speech.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012election; campaign; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama; obamacampaign; obamacampaignspeech; ohio
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1 posted on 05/05/2012 2:08:41 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Empty suit, empty stadium, empty head. All you need to know about Obama.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 2:10:06 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Twotone

And half of them were the Moonbat media.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Twotone
He has to be the most over exposed president in history.
Between Obama and the Mrs. even the weather seems to be under reported ;-)
4 posted on 05/05/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Twotone

He needs a much much smaller arena.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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To: Twotone

And at Ohio Hate University of all places. Very bad sign if you start with a cheating University full of sexual predators!


6 posted on 05/05/2012 2:18:36 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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To: King Moonracer

And here’s another article about the same event:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/obama-pleads-rally-im-believing/story?id=16286568

“If people ask you what this campaign is about, you tell them ‘it’s still about hope.’ You tell them ‘it’s still about change,’” he told a cheering mass of supporters at Ohio State University in Columbus, six months and one day before the election. “I still believe in you. And I’m asking you to keep believing in me.”

Enough with the hope & change already!!


7 posted on 05/05/2012 2:19:13 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

did dunham give a shoutout to karl marx.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 2:20:11 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: almost done by half

Overexposed ain’t the word for it. Michele was giving out clues on Jeopardy last night for crying out loud! I usually watch the show, even though Trebeck is a lib, but I clicked it last night.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 2:23:32 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Twotone

If Axelhole was half bright, he would “size” the arena to not quite fit the smallest anticipated crowd. “People were turned away, leaving enthusiastic crowds cheering in the street outside.” That’s a whole lot better headline than, “The President spoke in front of a nearly empty stadium.” Of course, when you own the press, I guess it doesn’t matter.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 2:24:23 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

dunham shoulda launched in an acorn office.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 2:25:48 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: MulberryDraw
Should have gone to the Natatorium on campus seats 500. /s
12 posted on 05/05/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: JimSEA

You know its possible even the dems are tired of nobama and are happy to put him on the spot or in a bad light. You just gotta know him and moochele are pure assholes to deal with.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 2:30:11 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: mc5cents

Once these two hacks leave office it will be interesting to see how they are treated.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 2:31:48 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Twotone

With the Food Stamp President it all about image. Just think about it ... he has Slow Joe around just to make him look better.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 2:34:04 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Twotone

this idiot is still using the “hopeychangey” garbage? Unreal.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 2:44:05 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Twotone
Meanwhile, Ron Paul at UCLA draws 7,800:


17 posted on 05/05/2012 2:47:33 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Twotone

18 posted on 05/05/2012 2:55:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Twotone

check out the few hundred in richmond...
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/05/obama_virginia_kick-off_rally_.html


19 posted on 05/05/2012 2:58:31 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: King Moonracer

Full moon, empty head.
Empty head, empty suit.
Empty suit, empty stadium.

“Forward! with Hope and Change. WTF? Win The Future!
Let a thousand flowers bloom!” Chairman Obama

As long as a mirror, monitor, recorder and teleprompter were available for Obama, I’m sure he mesmerized himself with the sound of his own voice and considered the embarrassing flop to be a resounding success.
Remember this is the guy who `wrote’ two books about himself in his 40s and considered a collection of DVDs of his speeches to be a suitable gift to our most steadfast ally.

I can’t help but think that the GOPee is encouraged by the disgust felt and expressed by ordinary Americans about the current WH occupants.
Romulans ... your guy is as bad, just as clueless and hopelessly “progressive.”
So, take heart: this may be a contest after all ..... Demo lefties vs. GOP lefties.

`Since my baby left me,
I found a new place to dwell,
It’s at the end of Lonely Street,
it’s Conservative Hotel.’

Note the `DND’ sign on the door knob—all gun-grabbers, homosexualists and perverts of both parties. Baby-killers. Empty suits of either party, enter at your own risk.
Two more days and counting until moderate statesman Dick `DREAM Act’ Luger is a lame duck!


20 posted on 05/05/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (Live Free or Die in 2012)
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To: Twotone
From the comments:

Øbama is well hated

+1

21 posted on 05/05/2012 3:09:44 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: X-spurt

Likable isn’t what comes to my mind when contemplating the Obamas either.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Twotone
I think we have to take a dispassionate look at obama. He has the usual democrat style--shout hateful things and say the word "fight" a lot. It always works for the disgruntled ten percent who are totally dispirited losers, who would gladly be made slaves for food and shelter. Then there are the 90+ percent of Blacks who still think the democrat tooth fairy will come and give them money from the "obama-stash." Add them together with the usual yellow dog zombies, Obama starts with 40% of the vote.

He will get fewer braindamaged republican votes than in 2008, and republicans are a greater percentage now than then, so that will work against him cf to 2008.

The "youts" will be less in the tank, just because you can't ever do the same thing twice, and the idiot children who voted for him in 2008 have now come face to face with grim reality, which is that obama just can't cut the mustard for them.

The new generation of 'youts' has less reason than their predecessors to vote for obama--no backlog of Bush hatred, no romance about "the first black Preezy;" no good job prospects, no exciting bullshit about "hope'n'change." No war to be against. IE, no reason to bother, so turnout will suffer. Works against obama cf to 2008.

Romney is not McCain. If the senile McCain had run a good campaign--not a perfect campaign, just a good solid competent campaign, he would have won and Obama would be the asterisk he deserves to be.

Romney is no Reagan, not very conservative, not very charismatic; I compare Romney to Nixon with a better shave and somewhat better personality. But Nixon won--twice--despite those challenges, by being a serious candidate who recognized essential issues and stayed focussed on them. Romney can do the same if he's smart. I assess him as being very smart, a lot smarter than McCain, and with a far better organization.

He has a Superpac who can deliver the goods on any candidate, and we have to believe will do the number on the Usurper, a large slow-moving target, in reality.

A few percentage points on polls right now mean little or nothing. If Romney runs a good solid campaign and keeps the heat on the Obama record, he will win in November. We better hope he does, like him or don't.

23 posted on 05/05/2012 3:49:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Twotone

Hussein, old chap:

“Ooh...that smell..can’t you smell that smell...?”


24 posted on 05/05/2012 3:54:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Twotone

Sorry for the sidebar, but this is the third time I’ve seen the word “Tumblr” today as if we are all supposed to know what the heck if is. I presume it’s a new Facebook or Twitter or some such, probably owned by Google or some other commielib media giant.

Can I assume we will soon see Mumblr, Fumblr and Stumblr to go with it?


25 posted on 05/05/2012 4:04:15 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: JimSEA

Maybe they will have women fainting like four years ago or perhaps they shouldn’t do that because it might be revealed they were fainting because they’re starving for not having had a job in three years.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 4:07:03 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: mc5cents

And THAT was an eye-opener. Moochelle, with a clue. . .(evil grin)


27 posted on 05/05/2012 4:39:28 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I like your “dispassionate” assessment. One gets tired of all the foot-stomping spoiled children that burden this forum.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 5:33:18 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Salgak

...which is the only reason they didn’t invite Obambi, since EVERYONE now knows he hasn’t a clue.


29 posted on 05/05/2012 5:35:21 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: OrangeHoof
Tumblr is a short-form blog, named a "tumblelog". It is said to be a form that works well with cell phone Internet. It's based out of NY..so your assumption that it's being run by libs is probably a good bet.

As far as the empty arena goes..it will never make the mainstream news.

30 posted on 05/05/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Excuse me? I am an alumnus of the Ohio State University with a son very recently graduated from the College of Engineering there (the arena pictured, by the way, seats 20,000 and for my son's end of Winter quarter commencement it was filled to the rafters - so attendance at Obama's rally was less than pathetic) and a daughter now attending in the same college. You're probably thinking of Penn State with their recent scandal as being "full of sexual predators". That in and of itself is grossly unfair to the thousands of good kids who attend that school.

And the "cheating" you're probably referring to at OSU was athletes selling their own possessions, mainly little key rings with U of M colored pants the players receive if they beat the Wolverines in football, for free tattoos. Their coach got fired for not reporting that major scandal to the NCAA.

So in light of all that, would you please be so kind as to bend over and perform a physically impossible act on yourself? Thank you.

31 posted on 05/05/2012 6:47:24 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Twotone
To hold a campaign event in a room that you can't fill is a mistake; to promise the media a more-than-capacity crowd then fall this far short of that promise is utter incompetence.

Team Obama's in luck - they're DEMOCRATS - - the MSM will pretend they didn't notice the place was half empty.

32 posted on 05/05/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: katana

Excuse ME. And that is more important than the empty stadium of Obama worshipers. Get your priorities straight my man.


33 posted on 05/05/2012 7:33:34 PM PDT by virgin (Don't screw with me.)
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To: Twotone

Are you going to post the picture, or shall we just use our imaginations?


34 posted on 05/05/2012 8:33:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Twotone

Never mind. FreeDumb posted it for you.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 8:39:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Twotone
HA!
36 posted on 05/05/2012 8:49:55 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: biggredd1

His slogan is ‘ready to go’? How funny, yes, we certainly are ready for him to go!


37 posted on 05/05/2012 8:51:58 PM PDT by HollyB
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As in say bye and leave the white house in 2013.


38 posted on 05/05/2012 8:54:32 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Twotone

The other half are the ones who don’t realize the economy isn’t any better now than in 2010, when he extended the Bush tax cuts for the rich because the economy wasn’t getting any better.


39 posted on 05/05/2012 8:56:21 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Earthdweller

Thank you.


40 posted on 05/05/2012 10:05:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: Twotone

Oh my..... I LOVE IT!!!!


41 posted on 05/05/2012 10:06:18 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I am praying everything you said is true.


42 posted on 05/05/2012 10:07:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mc5cents

I was embarassed for our country; for our First “Lady” to be giving out clues on a game show during a re-election campaign, was disgusting-and desperate.
And it’s teen week on Jeopardy too...give us a break!

One of the clues she gave was about a vegetable that had vitamin this and vitamin that etc. “and it is the President’s favorite!”

“What is a sweet potato Alex?” one of the teens asked. And Alex said “that’s correct! We are learning a lot about our President tonite!”

-took us 4 years to find out something he likes to eat besides beef and ice cream (I would have guessed grasshoppers-they’re green!) Wonder what else we don’t know about him?

The Obamas were also popping up on Animal Planet during March and April, that blew my mind....but,no rest for the wicked. I feel like I’m living in Russia or China with our Dear Leader’s face plasted everywhere...


43 posted on 05/05/2012 10:13:01 PM PDT by homegroan (yes, I'm still here...)
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To: freedumb2003
Still, looks like a large crowd of dumb downed mindless racist robots/parasites/"gimmes" to me. The up side - he is losing the youth vote. Many reasons why, but I predict they will be half or less of their numbers in 2008. They are becoming apathetic while Constitutionalists (read: conservatives) are becoming energized even with Mittens getting the GOP nomination.

Either Bambi gets for more years or his lite version (Romney) will get the Oval Office, but I strongly believe that the Senate is lost to the Dims. I'm not worried about the House. Either way, liberty busting legislation will not survive for either to sign.

Unfortunately, Romney will not repeal the egregious Executive Orders, Czars, bureaucracies, regulations, et al, put in place by the Marxist and Reid/Pelosi ilk. It will take major stones for Congress to find their rightful place and dare either to veto.

Our future rests on the USSC and their decision regarding Obamacare. If it goes down, then any future president will be minimized and Congress may find their cojones. If it stands, this great experiment in liberty and self-determination is over. A confirmation of Obamacare will open the path to the Fedgov declaring all must purchase other products for the good of the "people". It will be a "Fast and Furious" push to control everything everywhere (pun intended).

I'm on the back stretch of my life. While I adore my wife and love my little doggy, I will NOT succumb to tyranny. My wife has told me that she would respect me less if we just sat and hid and lived with it. Whatta gal!

44 posted on 05/05/2012 10:44:03 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: mc5cents

“Michele was giving out clues on Jeopardy last night for crying out loud!”

Obama can’t run on his record, AT ALL, so they are trying to make him in to a “Cool” media Icon again.

It may work, it may not. After all, the sheep WERE dumb enough to elect him in the first place!


45 posted on 05/05/2012 11:02:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: freedumb2003

I was in this arena just two weeks ago. BARRY MANILOW had a crows that was AT LEAST 4 times this size!


46 posted on 05/05/2012 11:04:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: freedumb2003
Good gracious! (Is that man in the foreground, on the left, actually PRAYING to OBAMA!!??)

I would not be surprised.

47 posted on 05/05/2012 11:41:04 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: King Moonracer

Empty promises, too.

Obama 2008: Hope and Change
Obama 2012: Running on empty, like his arena.


48 posted on 05/05/2012 11:44:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: JimSEA

It matters. This was their “first” official campaign event, and it was a FAILURE.


49 posted on 05/06/2012 12:31:12 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: freedumb2003

I understand Obamas campaign people had to ask people to come out of the bleachers to stand on the floor, so it would ‘look like’ more were there.

His first Cam[aign stop and he forgets Michelle while stepping off the plane...and then blew his first campaign appearance with low crowd numbers.....now that is Very Bad when usually the first stop is dynamic....

The thrill is gone it would certainly appear!


50 posted on 05/06/2012 12:45:24 AM PDT by caww
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