Skip to comments.Obama still a draw on college campuses (even though attendance has dropped significantly)
Posted on 08/29/2012 3:21:07 PM PDT by Zakeet
The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's best shot at enthusiastic audiences.
More than 26,000 people combined showed up to hear the president speak during his three-state college town tour this week, which ended Wednesday with a rally near the University of Virginia.
... even some of those who went through heavy security to see Obama speak said their enthusiasm had waned.
"It no longer has the distinctiveness that it used to have," said William Proffitt, a University of Virginia student. "That was amazing, seeing the first African-American president elected, but that died off within a year."
In 2008, more than 100,000 people showed up to hear him speak in Denver. He spoke on the same trip at Colorado State University, where upwards of 50,000 people filled a quad in the center of campus. When Obama returned to Colorado State on Tuesday, the crowd totaled 13,000.
Obama's campaign dismisses the notion that the smaller crowds equal less enthusiasm for the president this time around. Aides suggest the numbers are purposely being kept low, citing the cost of holding larger events and the president's desire to travel to smaller cities in battleground states.
(Excerpt) Read more at gazettetimes.com ...
Reading between the lines on this APe puff piece, it appears that for some mysterious reason, far fewer people want to hear this doofus read from his teleprompter than did in 2008, even among the most liberal and entitled masses.
Better than going to class I suppose.
Unemployed youth facing a mountain of debt... welcome to the ‘post American’ world and your Dear Leader.
Required attendance by professors.
Well, I am sure that these university students are just looking to hear detail from ‘the One’ on how all of the ‘working classes’ are going to forgive and repay their student loans..
“More than 26,000 people combined showed up to hear the president speak during his three-state college town tour this week” Now they add up all of the events, need to get to a respectable number I guess!
“Better than going to class I suppose.”
More than 26,000 people combined showed up to hear the president speak during his three-state college town tour this week Now they add up all of the events, need to get to a respectable number I guess!”
He played 9,000 colleges, though....
Now there's a turnout to keep the 'rats awake at night.
Was going to say something in the same fashion, any idea what the number of events actually was.. Secondly, they’d inflate the numbers either way...
Obama is just so inspiring - they simply can't stay away!
They were passing out free rubbers to the girls and free toenail polish to the boys.
The only people left that are dumb enough to vote for him are the youth and he knows this. They haven’t lived long enough to realize that just because someone looks you in the eye, smiles, speaks with confidence, and entertains them that it doesn’t mean they are telling the truth nor have they lived long enough to endure hardships that will make them understand the true impact that bad decisions will have on them later.
But deeply thankful to Baraq for their EBT and "free" healthcare to age 26.
The most heartening thing was the call to C-Span from someone named Matt, head of UVA's college Republicans. He said that there had been an activities fair a few days before at which their table had lots more people signing up that at the Dem table. The College Republicans held a counter rally at a park near Obama's speech, neither of which were on campus. The University had rejected a request to hold it on campus, according to Matt. I'm glad there are Young Republicans on college campuses.
Well lemmie see-—if junior registers to vote in Frostbite Falls (home of Watsamatta U.). That means he has established a residence, and must NOT be a dependent of Mommy and Dad.
Ergo, they cannot claim junior as an exemption, and he no longer is eligible for their health insurance until he gets his PhD.
In a more perfect world, your scenario is probably correct.
In the real world, I’d guess the cross-reference never happens.
“...and write a “reflection paper” on it.”
I doubt he could have read the brown smear on the paper I would have passed in...it would have been my true reflection on the left, though...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.