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Heard lots of anti-Obama talk in Tampa this weekend (vanity)

Posted on 09/10/2012 1:11:00 PM PDT by AUJenn

We took a family trip to Tampa this weekend and I was very surprised at how many people I heard talking about the election -- and how anti-Obama every conversation was. At the hotel pool, baseball game, breakfast, sitting outside our room on the balcony - we overheard many people discussing. And it was all types of people - a middle-aged Jewish lady (she identified herself as being Jewish), an older couple who seemed more rural, a young woman and man whom we had conversation with at breakfast, a large Italian family who was there for a wedding. It was so interesting to hear what they were saying. Obamacare seems to be the main concern everyone has, along with the poor economy.

At the gas station on the way home, a man told me he liked my Romney/Ryan car sticker and gave a thumbs-up.

Just a personal experience that gave me a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, more people are clued in than I think!


TOPICS: US: Florida; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 09/10/2012 1:11:07 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

I think they enjoyed all us Republicans who were there the end of August. :)


2 posted on 09/10/2012 1:14:54 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: AUJenn

Thanks for your encouraging words ... hope lots of FReepers stop by and that they will be encouraged as well :)


3 posted on 09/10/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: AUJenn
Bet you didn't hear a peep out of all those dead people the Democrats have lined up to vote.
4 posted on 09/10/2012 1:19:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: AUJenn
You just made my day!

Now you can make me even happier if you filled up your tank in Manhattan on your way home, of course. ; )

I was pretty down because my niece's roommates are for Obama and these three bimbos are business majors! WTF! My niece is conservative but not confrontational....unlike her aunt. More to your point, my niece attends University of Florida Gainesville. : (

5 posted on 09/10/2012 1:20:11 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: AUJenn

Good news - here’s something “fun” if you haven’t seen it already:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tE0M9R1YXH0


6 posted on 09/10/2012 1:20:13 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: AUJenn

A refreshing, impromptu focus group!


7 posted on 09/10/2012 1:24:35 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: AUJenn

WAR DAMN EAGLE!


8 posted on 09/10/2012 1:26:24 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: MissMagnolia

That’s real cute! Thanks for posting. : )


9 posted on 09/10/2012 1:29:38 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: MissMagnolia

Rut Roh!

He said hurry up November “4th” at the end....


10 posted on 09/10/2012 1:31:34 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: AUJenn

I believe what you overheard was a small part of the HUGE silent majority that is ready to come out of the woodwork November 6th.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 1:33:29 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: AUJenn

Personally.. I believe observations like yours more than many of the so called “expert” polls. I have seen more Romney/Ryan yard signs in my neighborhood (compared to Obama). Believe me, in my liberal area... the fact that Romney signs are being put up is a HUGE deal.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 1:37:21 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I noticed that ... even went & checked the date! Boo boo - needs to fix it ;-)


13 posted on 09/10/2012 1:42:42 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: AUJenn

Yeah, I am hearing LOADS of anti obama talk here in Nevada as well. Lets hope it translates to votes.. but we shall see.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 1:53:49 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: AUJenn

Had a discussion like this in Walmart, with a guy who said he’d vote for Mickey Mouse before he’d vote for Obama, because he couldn’t vote for Obama again but couldn’t vote for Romney.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 1:55:39 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: AUJenn

Went to a family reunion this summer and for the first time heard the majority of my husband’s relatives say they will not vote for Obama. This is in Western NY a very pro-union liberal town and several of the people are retired union. Was shocked. : )


16 posted on 09/10/2012 2:19:13 PM PDT by mia
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To: AUJenn

Among my hundreds of friends I only know of one who will vote for Obama, and now she lives out of the country!


17 posted on 09/10/2012 2:33:48 PM PDT by arzboy55
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To: Clint N. Suhks

You do know what Chizik’s alma mater is right?


18 posted on 09/10/2012 4:51:47 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: AUJenn

Jus curious about your trip since I am a South Tampa native: how was your overall experience? Where did you stay? Where did you eat? Where did you play? Will you come back?

If you do return, don’t hesitate to ask me for references on the above.

I hope you had a great time.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: AUJenn

You didn’t run into my idiot sister-in-law down there. Be glad!


20 posted on 09/10/2012 4:56:25 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Chgogal; dfwgator

Your niece is a smart girl...go Gators!


21 posted on 09/10/2012 4:57:13 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: Montanabound

What part of town does she reside in so I can keep an eye out?


22 posted on 09/10/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: AUJenn

Living in Tampa.... I can tell you there are Obamabots lurking about...

They just know not to open their mouths because they will get a verbal thrashing from most people...

I lot of them are not voting this year....


23 posted on 09/10/2012 5:07:22 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: representativerepublic

We live in Tallahassee and are big Rays fans. We took our small children to their first baseball game this weekend (Rays/Rangers). We stayed in Safety Harbor - have stayed there before - and really enjoyed it. Very quirky, small place but is nice for families. Weather was beautiful Saturday; Sunday it was a downpour. I could not find any hotels near the stadium that looked suitable for us.

If the Rays make it to the play-offs, we will probably be back this season.

I will say I notice that Tampa has an unusually large amount of thrift stores!


24 posted on 09/10/2012 6:46:57 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: Clint N. Suhks

War Eagle!!


25 posted on 09/10/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

Positive vib bump.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 6:51:54 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: AUJenn

Positive vibe bump.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 6:52:12 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: AUJenn

Tally is a nice town once you get past all the garnet & gold...ick...LOL. My wife’s best friend lives up there and we flirted with the idea of moving there. Unless she went to work for the university or the state, the job prospects for her were slim (corporate meeting planner).

I am glad you had a good time. Yah, The Trop is kind of a dump, but it is our dump...lol. But when those afternoon storms roll in like clockwork in the summer, it sure is nice to be indoors.

You might consider staying out at the beach next time. It is about the same commute as SH. St. Pete Beach or Treasure Island is pretty much a straight shot to the Trop.

Big series with the Orioles starting tonight. Go Rays!


28 posted on 09/11/2012 6:42:09 AM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: representativerepublic

Idiot sister-in-law actually lives in Clearwater, but that is close enough.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 12:26:48 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Montanabound

good...a whole bay of water between us...lol


30 posted on 09/11/2012 1:39:30 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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