It’s how you tell who’s winning. The winning side is all pumped up and breaking out into spontaneous hoots, rebel yells and chanting. The losing side truly wants something to hoot, yell and chant about, and they try to fan any ember into a flame, but something’s just missing. They laugh at the jokes, they smile at the spin of the candidate, and then they fall silent again. In their eyes, you can see the mourning in advance and the desperation that never meets satisfaction. They are true believers, who’ve seen the leaks in the ship and want terribly to save it, but it keeps going lower and lower, and they don’t want to admit to anyone, least of all themselves, that the captain is out of touch with reality, so they look for anything to give them hope, and are always disappointed. You can see it in their eyes. Obama’s speech about how he wasn’t debating the real Romney had nothing but these true believers in the audience, and the sad look on their eyes as they forced their laughs and cheers was music to my eyes:-)
Excuse me, you say ROMNEY had nothing but people in the audience who had sad looks in their eyes and forced reactions? Did you mean Obama, not Romney?
Let me try to clear this up...”going wild” as you put it, vs being “reserved” was not my choice of words to describe what was going on at the Romney/Ryan rally in Fishersville, VA. The word I chose was, the crowd was very enthusiastic.
And that enthusiasm was a foregone conclusion, even before they arrived. People weren’t bused in, individuals in their own vehicles were streaming in from miles around and backed up traffic a long way. You don’t do that, just barely after WORK on a Thursday evening, if you aren’t already jazzed. Then, Romney/Ryan were delayed in coming out, in part because of an interview they did live with Hannity while the crowd waited. So there was great anticipation and eagerness. And in the meanwhile, Trace Adkins and his band were revving up the crowd with their fantastic music.
Then the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre came out and spoke very emotionally about what an Obama second term would mean to our freedoms. And pointed out that VA is ground zero in this fight. Then a VA House of Delegates member came out and announced that the NRA is officially endorsing Romney/Ryan.
I say all this to say, the crowd of 10-15 thousand was going to be enthusiastic. If not, they wouldn’t have bothered to come.
They are trying to save their country for their children and grandchildren. What’s not to be enthusiastic about??
All that jumping around you depict and call “going wild” is YOUR way of putting it.
Mine is different.
And I knew they would be enthusiastic before I even saw them, because they cared enough to go to a lot of trouble to turn out. And there were a LOT of them.
People like this are PUMPED. They can’t wait to vote O out, and that means voting R in.