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Brian Williams: Obama Crowds Down To 5,000 From 50,000 In '08
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/25/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Back in 2009, Brian Williams literally bowed to Barack Obama. Today, he's telling like it is from the Obama campaign trail: the size of the crowds is way down from last time around, and the candidate is not the same man he was in '08.

This is a stunning admission from a man seen as deeply in the Obama tank. Williams made his admission to Chuck Todd on today's Daily Rundown. Takeaway line: "palpably obvious to you: this is not '08. These are not the crowds, this is not the candidate."

View the shocking video here.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho2012; brianwilliams; campaign2008; campaign2012; nbcnews

1 posted on 10/25/2012 7:00:28 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

For Brian Williams of all people to be saying this has got to send a shudder through the Obama camp. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 7:02:21 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Na na na na....
Na na na na....
Hey Bar-ry
Good-bye!


3 posted on 10/25/2012 7:02:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama also has to go to colleges (young and ignorant) or bring musical acts to get a crowd. There for him or the free show?


4 posted on 10/25/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
WTH?

Is Barry-O wearing a pink bracelet, or is somebody else picking his nose for him?

5 posted on 10/25/2012 7:04:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Only 5,000?

Stick a fork in him, he’s done. There is nowhere near the kind of enormous enthusiasm Obama had on his side in 2008.

And that why every poll is way off since they use a 2008 turnout model.

This election won’t be like 2008 at all and Brian Williams just gave the game away!


6 posted on 10/25/2012 7:04:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

That’s got to be a real blow to his, very sensitive, ego.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 7:07:19 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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


8 posted on 10/25/2012 7:08:44 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s just someone that we used to know, I guess...


9 posted on 10/25/2012 7:10:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This is a stunning admission from a man seen as deeply in the Obama tank.

I sounds like the Obama tank is running on empty

10 posted on 10/25/2012 7:10:55 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Meanwhile...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_REPUBLICANS_ENTHUSIASM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-12-18-19-10


11 posted on 10/25/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hope and change has become piSS and moan.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 7:16:27 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Facing reality. They all want to have jobs after THE ONE is thrown out of office. But we already know who they are and what they stand for.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 7:18:50 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Obamabot media is deserting the badly sinking Obama/Biden ship. Shucks, that idiot, Joe Biden can’t muster a thousand supporteres at just about every stop!!!


14 posted on 10/25/2012 7:20:14 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The media is not exactly climbing out of the tank, but, they are sticking their pinkies out so when obammy is gone they can point to their even-handedness when raking Romney over the coals.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 7:21:10 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did you note how he hedged on the 5,000 number... my instincts tell me the actual crowd size he is referring to is probably more like 1,500 to 3,000.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 7:21:59 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air..
Where are the clowns?

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move...
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.

Just when I'd stopped opening doors,
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours.
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines...
No one is there.

Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want...
Sorry, my dear!
And where are the clowns
Send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here.





17 posted on 10/25/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: ConservativeDude

Thanks


18 posted on 10/25/2012 7:26:06 AM PDT by rushmom
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To: riri
That’s got to be a real blow to his, very sensitive, ego.

On a serious note, as I can't see where he has ever had to deal with adversity or rejection before, I am afraid he may become suicidal.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeDude

My daughter was only about 2 when she learned that song off the radio and began belting it out from her car seat.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 7:28:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Brian...

You didn't do the whole old fashion who what when where why gum shoe reporter thing.

You were in the tank for this guy for 4 years..

I don't watch you stupid show and little of your network.

I fired you eons ago, they guy @ 1600 Penn? I fire him on 11/6.

The news divisions will be the next downsizing victims post 11/6, America doesn't trust you Sir.

Brush up your Resume....

21 posted on 10/25/2012 7:37:33 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

22 posted on 10/25/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The parties over, Gilligan!


23 posted on 10/25/2012 7:44:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ScottinVA

Obama That I Used To Know - Gotye Parody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJnAp3YxCCw


24 posted on 10/25/2012 7:44:26 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!
Rush/Hannity/Beck: play this over and over!
Fox: show this over and over!
Team Romney: make a commercial from this!

Brian Williams must be in the WOOD SHED now, and the Lames are going to try to forget this ever happened!

BTW: did anyone notice how F.Chuck Todd was trying to get him to move on at the very end by going “Yeah”, but then Brian closed it up anyways...


25 posted on 10/25/2012 7:47:38 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama and Biden were in Dayton on Tuesday and the local media has studiously avoided giving an estimate of crowd size in it’s reports.
The venue chosen required parking downtown, difficult to access and expensive, then hopping a shuttle bus to the venue. The photos posted on the newspaper’s website showed three buses with perhaps 30 people in line.
In another photo, it appeared that a mere three portable toilets were provided for the crowd. The venue itself would not hold more than 1000 people comfortably. It is also the local homosexual hangout.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 7:48:29 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: ConservativeDude

http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/4fk2prKnYnI&hl=en_US&fs=1&;


27 posted on 10/25/2012 7:51:36 AM 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: governsleastgovernsbest

I would like a defeat of the democrat party that is so crushing that it will be politically impossible to have another democrat party elected to office. IOW the democrat party goes the way of the bull moose, whigs, tory, or commies.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 7:54:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Another lib smells defeat and begins to move to the right side of history.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 7:57:55 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Sadly I have to say that I am not afraid that he becomes suicidal.
But I am not wishing for it.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 7:58:00 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: Wiser now

“It is also the local homosexual hangout.”
Is he going back to his roots?


31 posted on 10/25/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Thank God!
32 posted on 10/25/2012 8:03:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s just too awesome. Two year old daughters singing in the car loudly is one of life’s great pleasures!!


33 posted on 10/25/2012 8:04:19 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That is because, after 4 years, people realize those Greek styrofoam columns from 2008 have more substance than the guy who used them has.

After all the grandiose rhetoric, the bellicose speechifying, the promises, Obama spends more time playing golf than working in the Oval Office.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 8:04:28 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So how many does the misus on the trail draw?

They kept saying ‘our beloved first lady’!!!

So? Where is the truth teller?


35 posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Gator113

That is a stunning piece of music from a true genius.

(It is also timely......)


36 posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:40 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

One thing I like about Newsbusters is that they publish transcripts with their vids, I can read and comprehend a lot faster than the vid or audio and that way i don’t have to hear the annoying sounds of Obama or his Amen Corner in the media. I wish Hoft over at Gateway would do the same.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 8:14:08 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: longtermmemmory
the democrat party goes the way of the bull moose, whigs, tory, or commies.

Won't happen.

After 2000, many predicted the end of the Democratic Party.
After 2004, many predicted the end of the Democratic Party.
After 2006, many predicted the end of the Republican Party.
After 2008, many predicted the end of the Republican Party.
After 2010, many predicted the end of the Democratic Party.

See a pattern?

==

The Democratic Party does, however, need a take over, a cleansing, a reformation. The Libs/Progressives have gained control and they are driving the party on the road to socialism. Unless the ole blue-dog, Reagan democrats can muster forces and take over the party, it will continue, with every election, on that road.

Of course, the GOP has the same problem. It is just a few steps behind. The moderates [that is conservativespeak for Libs and Progressives] are moving the party along the same road as the Dems -- just not quite as fast.


38 posted on 10/25/2012 8:15:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: certrtwngnut

LOL MY thought too. That park has such a reputation, I’m still puzzled by it’s choice.
Heck, I was priviliged to be part of a huge crowd downtown at Courthouse Square when Reagan spoke years ago.


39 posted on 10/25/2012 8:46:29 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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