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Obama camp - We are intentionally limiting crowd size at rallies
The Washington Times ^ | August. 18, 2012 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 08/18/2012 7:17:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The presumptive GOP presidential and vice presidential nominees Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are attracting thousands of supporters to their campaign rallies since Mr. Romney named Mr Ryan to the bottom of the ticket.

However, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not drawing the crowds they once could. The New York Times is reporting that the Obama campaign is saying that it is intentionally limiting crowd size at their events because of security and cost:

“We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.

”Big rallies are expensive, especially given the logistical and security challenges for a president as opposed to a mere United States senator. And Obama campaign operatives, both at the Chicago headquarters and in swing states where Mr. Obama recently has stumped, say the campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets. The reason is to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.

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KEYWORDS: bho2012; crowdsize; dncstrategy; obamacampaign
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1 posted on 08/18/2012 7:17:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“We have plenty of time for big rallies,”

It just so happens that most public school systems are still on summer vacation. I would imagine within a month they will be able to bus in 4th graders against the will of the parents to increase the number of people in Obama's audience.

2 posted on 08/18/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

wHAT...NO ROMAN PILLARS??


3 posted on 08/18/2012 7:21:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

*snort*


4 posted on 08/18/2012 7:22:11 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 08/18/2012 7:22:11 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In related news:

Democrats More Willing to Tell Lies than Republicans... New Study Shows

6 posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:10 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1307 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Sacajaweau

Somebody needs to start hitting 0bama over the head with the foam columns.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

8 posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:54 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We have plenty of time for big rallies

What, is the SEIU too busy doing actual work to attend?

9 posted on 08/18/2012 7:24:01 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, that’s the ticket.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, that's the ticket!

11 posted on 08/18/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, that’s the ticket.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 7:25:08 PM PDT by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thanks for this post and the laugh - I love it! These people are so out of touch, they may be on the verge of going postal. What idiot thinks the general public would ever believe such nonsense?


13 posted on 08/18/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Virginia Republican candidates are not drawing crowds as well in 2012 as they did in 2008.

Security might be part of it, but FUR SHUR, if you rent a small gymnasium you get a small crowd at best.

That could be part of security. Janet Napolitano has released a number of nearly successful Presidential and Presidential Candidate assassins in recent months.

14 posted on 08/18/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Mr. Romney spoke to about 200 people at a school in Basalt"

Let's boogie in Basalt!

15 posted on 08/18/2012 7:26:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bwahahahahaha...really, this is rich.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SPIN FAIL...

EPIC SPIN FAIL


17 posted on 08/18/2012 7:28:30 PM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: notaliberal

That out of the Obama Administration comes under the category of “yea, yea, - sure, sure.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 7:28:50 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Such utter bovine scatology!


19 posted on 08/18/2012 7:28:50 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet the crowds that attend the Romney/Ryan rallies can rival rock concert crowds in numbers.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 7:29:35 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why yes....the frugal, notoriously penney-pinching Obama & Co. are so concerned about campaign costs (”...by God, we’ll raise a billion f**king dollars!!!!!!!”) that they will deliberately limit the number of attendees at their campaign stops. Such.....altruism; such....shepherding of resources.

Admirable.

Lying, miserable pieces of barnyard excrement. They can’t DRAW a crowd anywhere. The closest thing to a crowd is union thugs paid to be there.....yawning as Obama drones on and kisses a mirror.

Remember that this is the same “president” who couldn’t speak to a third-grade class without a teleprompter.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 7:30:17 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: tsowellfan

This is really just too much!

When they lose the election, they’ll say “We meant to do that”.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 7:31:45 PM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can hardly wait for the protesters in Charlotte at the convention. You can only squeeze so many nutcases in one spot and something has to give. They sure picked a set of ‘em to ‘lead’ ‘em.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Principled
When they lose the election, they’ll say “We meant to do that”.

You know, they might actually find a way to spin their loss that way. I can hear them now..."We lost on purpose so that we can run again in 2016 to clean up Romney's mess, just like we got done cleaning up Bush's mess...yeah, that's the ticket!"

24 posted on 08/18/2012 7:34:49 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah? Well we’re intentionally going to limit you to one term.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 7:37:31 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

26 posted on 08/18/2012 7:38:18 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Free ThinkerNY
However, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not drawing the crowds they once could. The New York Times is reporting that the Obama campaign is saying that it is intentionally limiting crowd size at their events because of security and cost:


HA HA HA
Keep telling yourself that Obozo

27 posted on 08/18/2012 7:40:26 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

I can’t wait for November 7 (?): “We lost on purpose,” says the White House.


28 posted on 08/18/2012 7:41:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SamAdams76

Debbie Marblemouth Schultz will rattle on about how this was all a clear message from the populace in support of obama...

I think there’s a real buy opportunity here on pharmacueticals that block out cognitive dissonance.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 7:42:31 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I saw this S.O.B. on fox today, there were a hundred people behind him and no one was ever shown in front of him......the lying was amazing in fact his speech lit a fire in this household.............one to get him the hell out of the office he falsely holds!

I want the Republic back.

30 posted on 08/18/2012 7:46:16 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: null and void

Democrats are More Comfortable with Lies!

Let me amend that for increased accuracy, Progressives are more comfortable with lies. Within the Republican party there are those who we call rinos. Rinos are Republicans in name only, they are infiltrators from the radical left.

The liberal/progressive world is one where to lie, cheat, steal even murder to further their agenda is laudable behavior.


31 posted on 08/18/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Absolutely hilarious.

Maybe its a ‘green’ thing. Perhaps they have decided that busing them in from other states is causing Global Warming.

This chickensh** moron has an excuse for EVERYTHING.

Dear God, I can’t wait to see him completely meltdown and cry like a baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pf8huWeoSo


32 posted on 08/18/2012 7:53:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SEIU bus caravans are expensive.


33 posted on 08/18/2012 7:53:43 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a classic, I haven’t heard it before except from Commie gensecs behind the Iron Curtain. Which, of course, is fitting.


34 posted on 08/18/2012 7:54:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
and just how are they doing it??? please...
35 posted on 08/18/2012 7:55:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: demkicker
"What idiot thinks the general public would ever believe such nonsense?

Democrap voters, being what they are will believe this crap. There's not a doubt in my mind.

36 posted on 08/18/2012 7:57:41 PM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Revolting cat!

Has anyone started a thread for the Holder’s pardon pool, between Nov 8 and Jan 19?


37 posted on 08/18/2012 7:58:09 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SamAdams76

38 posted on 08/18/2012 8:02:31 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good folks, Forget about the small turnout of Obama supporters at his campaign rallies. The Obama “thrill on my leg” magic is long gone. The real devastation is evident in the almost 100% absence of Democrat politicians running for office or re-election at all Obama campaign activities.

Obama is radioactive and toxic together. No sane Democrat wants be near him for an endorsement or otherwise!!! Obama is going to lose big time, come November, and....he is going to take many Democrats down with him.


39 posted on 08/18/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: muawiyah

They know they’re done

:)


40 posted on 08/18/2012 8:09:28 PM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will lead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I understand that they are also turning away millions of people who want to donate money to their campaign... Because, gosh darn it, it is such a hassle to count it and store it.


41 posted on 08/18/2012 8:10:13 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

THE FABLE OF ESOP

The Fox and the Grapes

ONE hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the things to quench my thirst,” quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: “I am sure they are sour.”

“IT IS EASY TO DESPISE WHAT YOU CANNOT GET.”


42 posted on 08/18/2012 8:10:29 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Free ThinkerNY

43 posted on 08/18/2012 8:11:18 PM PDT by tomkat (FU barry, you ignominious cowardly PoS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Baghdad Bob, is that you?


44 posted on 08/18/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Spin, spin, spin.

Hey, Obama...I have a better idea. Save a whole lot more. Don't go at all.

45 posted on 08/18/2012 8:15:34 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: chiller

You’re giving a motive to Napolitano to hold down Republican crowds as well ~ particularly outdoors.


46 posted on 08/18/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The New York Times is reporting that the Obama campaign is saying that it is intentionally limiting crowd size at their events because of security and cost...

Let me guess - the New York Times also believes Obama/Biden are limiting contributions... "cause it's difficult to count large amounts of money."

47 posted on 08/18/2012 8:24:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: tomkat
Not only is Obama going to lose, he is going to do major damage to the democrat party. They blindly followed this clown down the Obama Care road when it was plain to see the people did not want it. The voters are not going to forget it.
48 posted on 08/18/2012 8:27:38 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Free ThinkerNY


In the end, this guy also limited the number of people at his rallies too. /s
49 posted on 08/18/2012 8:31:24 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Kakaze
I saw this S.O.B. on fox today, there were a hundred people behind him and no one was ever shown in front of him......

Obama's lucky the press loves him so much - if they didn't - we'd all get to see the empty rooms he speaks to..

50 posted on 08/18/2012 8:33:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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