Skip to comments.Where is All the Election Signage?
Posted on 10/02/2012 3:53:26 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
RUSH: People are sending me e-mails, folks. I got a note from a guy who was just in Washington. He said he couldn't find any evidence that there's a presidential campaign there. He didn't find any Obama signs. He didn't find any Obama bumper stickers. (Not much on Romney, either.) I got a story here from the Raleigh News & Observer: "At UNC-Chapel Hill, Finding Volunteers for Obama Campaign is Harder This Time."
Four years ago here in south Florida where we live, there were college kids all over the place carrying Obama signs and passing out Obama bumper stickers, and there's none of that. You know, I'm pretty much a recluse, so I have to ask people what's going on. (chuckles) Nobody's seeing them. There aren't any Obama signs out there. I don't even see Obama bumper stickers. I see some old 2008 stuff, but there's nothing new.
The guy that wrote me from Washington said there's no indication whatsoever that there's a presidential campaign going on, even in the DC suburbs. There are no Obama bumper stickers or paraphernalia on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and that's the belly of the beast. It really is weird. There is no automatic... It doesn't seem right, and I don't know what to make of this, if anything, by the way. 'Cause this is all anecdotal.
Maybe it's been decided it's a waste of money, all these yard signs and bumper stickers, but it's a big difference from 2008. There's no spontaneous combustion enthusiasm out there, certainly not for Obama. Nothing like there was in 2008.
RUSH: Now, don't misunderstand me out there, folks, when we were talking about the lack of Obama signage out there. There isn't a whole lot of Romney signage, either, that anybody sees. I mean, there's some. But it's odd. It's a presidential campaign. It's an election that many people feel is the most crucial and important in their lifetimes, and maybe in the lifetime of the country because the future of the country's at stake and what kind of country we're gonna be.
And in certain states, you travel around, and there's no indication that anything is going on for either candidate. You don't see a lot of Romney stuff out there; you don't see a lot of Obama stuff. So if you go into a state where it is assumed to be a slam-dunk Obama state, like New Jersey, and you don't see any signage, what would you think? What would you think it means?
You'd probably think that Romney's not lighting any fires, right? If you're in New Jersey, a definite Democrat state, and there's no Romney sign, maybe -- maybe -- there's no prayer there, or no energy, no enthusiasm. I don't know. It's just is weird, given how crucially important to so many people this election is, and yet eyeball evidence is that there really isn't one going on. Yet it is the only subject in the media, for the most part. It's fascinating.
its the economy....who can afford signs ?
In Southern California, there are plenty of signs, especially on vacant lots, abandoned store fronts, etc. They are mostly for local candidates and issues, which is the norm.
I would put signs out, but I don’t want my home torched.
I would put stickers on my car, but I don’t want it keyed.
We are the silent “ninja” majority.
I have a Romney/Ryan sign on my front lawn along with a Congressional candidate sign and state candidate sign. By the way I am in Orange County.
“.who can afford signs “
Who can afford having their car, house, or yard trashed ?
There is a lot of rage out there, and all the PC pressures of being called a racist for anything.
And how about one motorist in Florida claiming he got a ticket from a cop for having a Romney sticker on his car ?
I got a feeling Romney voters are keeping their heads down and the tidal wave will come Nov 6th.
Saw one 4 x 8 Obama/Biden sign on US 30 at the York/Adams county border—heart of the red flyover country of the PA midstate.
Lots of smaller Romney/Ryan signs springing up.
I heard this rant today, and I’m thinking of trying to get through. But that’s a waste of time, so I’ll put it here and see who see’s it.
It’s a “SIGN” of the times! (couldn’t help that)
There are a PLETHORA of yard signs here in West Pa. They just don’t say what BeeHOe likes.
Feature this, Western PA is churning out “STOP THE WAR ON COAL, FIRE OBAMA” signs like they were stink bugs or something.
No need for a Romney sign. War on coal sign tells you all you need to know.
Oh, and BTW, most of these WOC signs are in YARDS (not public intersections) where in ‘08 one found those dopey hopey changey signs.
Everybody wants Obama bin Biden gone, hence the dearth of Obama bin Biden signs, but nobody wants to admit they're a racist by putting up a sign for Romney/Ryan.
Obama bin Biden are going to be defeated in a landslide of historic proportions. Count on it.
I think there is very little real enthusiasm for either POTUS candidate. And that is reflected in the lack of signs and stickers. Compared to 4 yrs ago the number of signs here in Indiana might well be 50% less.
I called my local candidates asking for their sign and they put signs on my lawn for all of the GOP candidates.
You don’t need to buy them.
No political signs are permitted in our town until 3 weeks before the election.
Saw an Obama statue/idol mounted on a car’s dashboard.
I rode through local Obama territory last week, there are no signs in the yards.
i was at the Jets debacle/game on Sunday....the traffic was jammed from the parking lot of Met Life stadium across the George Washington Bridge after the game (10 miles) and on the way home for the 45 minute drive north. it was heavier than usual...I saw ONE obama bumper sticker on the way home...four years ago it would’ve been one on every two cars....
last week i had to drive to brooklyn (about 75 minutes one way) and back...again- i saw ONE obama bumper sticker...
on Monday i drove to a train station in westchester county, ny, parked my car and took train into NYC...one of the cars in the lot had two obama bumper stickers on them- but it was apparent people had been trying to pull them off...so i left a note on the guys widnshield which read, “Dear Friend- i saw someone vandalizing your car by putting obama stickers on it. I’m concerned as I’m sure you don’t want to look like a complete horses ass by driving around in a car which advertises the nation’s Worst. President. Ever”...
Basically this, mixed in with an equal amount of "America is sick to death of politics. I sure know that I am. One party is full-on Commie, the other just wants to give America away slower. We're so boned, it's barely worth crying over anymore. I can read a balance sheet and this country can't even service the interest on it's own debt anymore and both parties are responsible for the mess we're in. We're being led by a bunch of blow-dried fraudulent car salesmen and shrieking moonbat women. Still, my nuts are in a vice, so what else am I going to do but keep voting for my party? So NO, mother-F'er, you CANNOT place that political sign on my front yard. I don't want a bumper sticker either. Go get liver cancer, you SOB."
Well, I’ll get a sign in a week or so. And I’ll follow my proven procedure of rubbing it down with Poison Ivy. I’ve seen one obama sticker on a truck that also had multiple Grateful Dead stickers. So,,, brain dead driver. I have seen no obama signs in my town, but only one Romney sign.
That is good to hear.
Probably won't do that again but it sure is tempting.
There are no Obama bumper stickers or paraphernalia on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Candidates aren't going to spend money where the result is a foregone conclusion.
Results in 2008
Washington, DC - Obama 93% McCain 7%
New York State - Obama 63% McCain 36%
Unfortunately, I’ve seen plenty of Obozo stickers in the DC area. You would expect them inside the beltway but you see them in Fairfax County VA as well.
Baraq been good for NoVa.
That was obvious when I visited there in the spring.
Easy to see why folks there are feeling good.
Even less than that here. In terms of both yard signs and bumper stickers, I’m seeing probably 1/5th of what I saw back in either 2008 or 2004. If anything, I’m even highballing it at that percentage! It’s like it’s not even election season at all. Extremely strange. Nobody much is even talking politics, when I visit my normal venues.
I’m assuming the Obama voters are pretty down and despondent, while the GOP folks seem to view Romney as an untrustworthy yankee liberal. So, there’s just so little basic interest, it appears (and I say that trying my very best not to impose my own subjective attitude).
I see quite a few signs and some bumper stickers here in rural NW Wisc, for both parties’ candidates, but in large part not in the same yards where I’ve seen them in the past.
One other weird thing is, I took a drive around a nearby lake over the weekend, where the relatively rich people live, and noticed that almost all the “For Sale” signs that proliferated there up ‘til a month or so ago are gone, and there’s almost nothing there but Obama/Biden signs (but no signs for down-ticket races, unlike most other yards in the area). Don’t know what to make of all that.
You are onto the reason - in this environment, it’s hard to maintain neighborly relationships with folks on the other side. We look at them as enemies of America as founded, and they look at us as bigots, homophobes, polluters, etc.
Obama voters don’t want to admit it.
Romney voters don’t want to be vandalized.
I don’t think signs matter any more.
You see some idiots put 100 signs on their front lawn. What is that supposed to do?
Why identify yourself to the enemy? When any door to door people show up, I tell them I’m busy.
It’s a different world.
Just vote and make sure family and good friends vote.
People are afraid to express their affiliation these days. Put a Romney sign on your yard and you’ll find your cat dead on your porch or swastikas painted on your house.
Bumper sticker = car keyed.
Picture the bad guys strolling across an empty field toward thousands of foxholes full of us.
The calm before the storm.
Maybe the banks are hoping to collect the fire insurance on the vacant houses they can't sell?
No one is excited about their choice. Both candidates have terrible flaws for their base. No signs. Not stickers. No joy.
Wow.....that’s quite the mis-spelling you got there.. : o
Empty chair in yard works
I think at the presidential level, many are afraid of being considered a racist for sporting a Romney sign and similarly, many Obama supporters are embarrassed as being thought of as being less than intelligent for supporting such a loser.
I don't have a Romney sign in my yard because I think he's not conservative enough. However, I plan to vote for him because the alternative is just too awful to contemplate.
I sure am happy I like my work and have a lot of hobbies to keep me occupied. Because I think I would drive myself off a cliff otherwise.
According to my friend who is a political consultant and insider (doesn’t work for Romney), there’s a lack of R and O signs in most areas because both campaigns are selling the signs instead to increase their small donor base. There are very few Romney signs at the victory centers around here, and not just in my democrat county. There’s none in the republican county north of me either.
He also said that the policy is “extremely stupid” and that whoever thought of it on “our side” should in his words “be blacklisted from any campaign again.” I agree with him.
I have seen a few chairs out on lawns near the road. Subtle. But if you understand it... powerful.
Look for chairs.
Wouldn’t it be better to put R/R signs out if that’s the purpose?
Same for me. Sure am getting tired on holding my nose and voting for POTUS. I hope we nominate a true conservative in 2016. (If we last that long)
Obama bin Biden are going to be defeated in a landslide of historic proportions. Count on it.
By actual vote count, or by reported vote count?
There are some but not many around my area in WI. Frankly, I think our state is sick to death of constantly being in “election-mode”. I haven’t gotten mine yet but I will be in soon.
I hope that all the signs are in states that really matter. Here in NYState, I have seen only ONE Anti-Obama sign, none for Romney OR Obama, and several for Ron Paul and the other libertarian types.
I wish it made a difference here to give vocal support to the GOP Pres. candidate, but it absolutely does not. If Romney wins NY, he will be so far ahead of -bama that he won’t even notice our electoral votes.
Yes, but that would require rational thinking on the banker's part...
with their lady parts...
Frankly, I think you're due for one of your contemplative "what I'm doing/what's on my mind" posts.
ROTFLMAO !!!!! I was wondering if you were simply going to ignore that one ... LOL
Yes, I agree! I’m on hiatus due to the elections but I really need to tell the world about what I’ve been doing and all the oddball things that have been on my mind! For example, I’ve been getting aggravated with the people that work at Dunkin Donuts. I ask for a large regular coffee every morning but then they always have to ask me if I want a donut. No, I do not want a donut. I just want my coffee. If I wanted a donut, I would ask for a donut. It especially makes me angry because I’m on a diet and I need to lose some weight. Having a donut will keep me from losing weight and will make me even fatter. Also, I really like donuts and do not appreciate being tempted. Especially now that the apple cider donuts are now in season.