Skip to comments.Describe any drop in Obama enthusiasm in your area.
Posted on 10/25/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by StandAndDeliver1
In Northern suburbs of Chicago:
2008: Obama intensity overflowing in every direction.
2012: Have NEVER heard enthusiasm expressed for Obama. What I have heard is low-key excuses for Obama or low-key sniping at Romney.
I am in NoVa and where I live it is hard to tell there is an election in 11 days.
Polk County Arkansas
In S. California so no hope for Romney, but unlike 2008 there are no yard signs and I think I’ve seen a grand total of 5 bumper stickers. People explain their support for Obama via their disdain for Romney/Republicans, but can’t explain his policies or what his plan is for the future.
I particularly enjoy asking Obama supporters to explain how you “grow the economy from the middle out.” It’s the quickest way to get a liberal to stop talking...
a lot of the libs at my work have that look like they are headed to the gallows. ; )
Northern Summit County.
Suburbs halfway between Cleveland and Akron.
one empty chair
one R&R sign
Seven obama signs.
I live in a very Conservative area but the few Obama signs that were around in 2008 aren’t popping up this year. I hope the people learned their lesson but folks probably can’t afford the signs because of the O-Conomy....LOL
In 2008 NoVa was a sea of blue obama signs, it was downright depressing but gave me hope that Virginians would no longer look down so much on Merryland (as if)
Please, just keep neutralizing our vote
Raleigh area of NC. Next door neighbors actively worked on Obama’s campaign in 2008 with many meetings at their home blocking the cul de sac. This cycle? Nothing. No posters. No meetings. No enthusiasm.
There were two cars out in front of their house the other day... both had Romney stickers.
The area seems to be almost devoid of obama or romney signs,, more local election candidate stuff.. which is good, the trade-off ,, all the mailers jammed in the mailbox the last two months.. we got so mnay dang props these days.. they burn real purty tho. ;-]
My car with the Romney/Ryan bumpersticker has not yet been vandalized by the “tolerant” and “enlightened” folks who supported Zero in ‘08.
I’m in a small town in NW Louisiana in which the population is 80% black. I have not seen a single yard sign or bumper sticker for —any— candidate. However, the people I talk to are singularly for Romney.
I have an Obama voting friend (2008) who e-mailed me today that he will be voting from Romney. We have tens days of early voting here. In 2008 the Obama voters turned out heavily for that, I saw it myself. As soon as early voting starts here I’ll be able to a gauge how 0Zero’s base will be turning out. I doubt it will be as heavy
I see more Romney yard signs than Obama
Southwest Ohio Report:
Homes that proudly displayed Obama/Biden signs in 2008 either have no sign or now have a Romney/Ryan sign.
Overall more Romney/Ryan signs and bumper stickers than Obama compared to 2008.
My nieces and nephew are voting Romney instead of Obama and I know of this case in another family’s situation.
Young folks aren’t being fooled again.
In 08, here in Alabama which went big for puke McLame, there were a few Obama yard posters and lots of car stickers, mainly on cars driven by blacks. But, not this year. I have YET to see one yard sign and the car stickers are the old faded ones. I have seen one that might be new, but hard to tell as the car needed a bath! Har. I have heard absolutely NO ONE mention his name in a positive manner. Every person that has opened his mouth to say anything was nothing but solid negative against Oscuma. He will not win the south. He might get LA, but I have seen no polls for the numbers there.
Still seeing some resistance along the lines of Republicans are evil but not much in the way of outer demonstrations. This is in the NYC area so that’s normal but the level of enthusiasm is way down.
It’s more of the reactionary type. Like Obama is good and vote for him but if Romney wins then it’s bad news in a year.
Actually digging out of this hole is going to be hard on everyone. Romney is the best steward this nation could hope for under the circumstances.
So to you folks in the Battleground, our Republic is counting on you.
Get it done!
There is an old democrat that lives at the corner of my street. He always puts democrat signage in his yard during elections. He had some out a few weeks ago, though he did not have an Obama sign, whereas four years ago he did. Then last week all the signs had been taken down... could have been vandalism but there are a few other life long democrats in our neighborhood with full tilt signage. Also, I see only a few Obama bumper stickers as I drive around, maybe only an eighth of what it was four years ago... Kansas City metro area.
Here in Fairfax, Virginia, there are a lot more Romney signs than O.
South Broward Co FL
2008: O signs everywhere, Cars blaring that “o-bam-ah” song at every third intersection, bumper stickers galore.
2012: Every yard sign poll I do is an RR win, hardly any bumper stickers for either side. The closest O office does not have any signage outside to identify it, almost like they are to ashamed to announce their mission to neighborhood.
Obama Support is in a complete crater from everyone I have talked to. The only area where I can find support not down phenomenally from 2008 is among academics. Everywhere else its in the toilet compared to 2008.
If Obama is winning PA its only by the slimmest of margins.. there is no way he’s carrying OH, IA or WI.
I live in central N.H. 3 Obama signs along a 25 mile stretch of rt103.1 is in the weeds
Furthermore, I have never seen such lack of support for a Black candidate over a White candidate in the Black community ever. WHen there's been a Black guy running for mayor or city council or president (remember when Jessie Jackson was trying to get his party's nod way back when?) the yard and window signs began to appear in Black neighborhoods. In 2008, they were like Obama wallpaper. This time, there's almost none.
Even with the recent increase in Obama support in the burbs where I live, Romney still has the edge. I have to believe the Pennsylvania race is very close. A nasty rainstorm in Philadelphia could easily put a hurting on the Obama turnout. I'm going to pray for rain.
After this whole campaign I have seen stickers on a total of three cars in my area, and I know who these people are. They’d support a dog turd with “D” behind its name. I think the dems in the area have been concentrating harder on local elections, but even then, the enthusiasm has been very lukewarm. There are far more signs for Romney.
Northern VA. Yard signs in my neighborhood are about 3 Romney to every 2 Obama. In 2008 they were about 4-1 Obama. Our Romney sign (along with several other Romney and Republican yard signs in the area) was stolen last weekend. We had a backup.
I’m seeing not even half as many Obama bumper stickers as I saw in 2008.
In 2008 there were 0bama bumper stickers and yard signs everywhere. This year there are very few.
People’s Republic of Boulder, CO
My local newspaper just endorsed Obama (naturally). The comments on their website usually are very liberal. I read them, and they are really ripping into the paper for supporting Obama. Great to see!
One on the points in the editorial praising Obama, is that he is the only one who can bring this divided country together. REALLY! He caused it.
In California’s 15th congressional district, which includes the cities of Los Gatos and Cupertino, heart of Silicon Valley. Not much in the way of Obama signs or enthusiasm, but then again nothing for Romney either. District went 68.4% for Obama in 2008 (62.9% for Kerry in 2004, 56.7% for Gore in 2000). It is a lost cause here.
2008.....wholesale gushing for bozo....this year, signage seems to be relegated to specific neighborhoods.
Lots of R/R signs, bumperstickers, and even saw a “fire obama” billboard downtown last week. dont see the fire this time for bozo....at least visibly.
fairly liberal eastern iowa.
I was just thinking theft of yard signs and bumper sticker vandalizing is a good indicator. This will happen more (2008) when the left/0bama voters are more jazzed up, confident and tripping out on their mocha messiah. Which is not the case in 2012
In Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Akron I counted 7 Romney signs to 2 Obama signs. The signs were more even last time around.
I’m in the only conservative part of New York City, Staten Island and I’ve been conducting a sandwich board campaign in the Ferry Terminal each Monday and Friday morning. I can say by reading faces that Blacks and Hispanics are much less enthusiastic about voting this year. My best readers are Black females and many thank and bless me and my buddy.
Here in the suburbs of North Denver, CO, I see ZERO Obama signs in peoples yards. A few scattering of Romney signs but no where near the level of enthusiasm of the McCain/Palin signage.
More anecdotal evidence, FWIW: there's a guy in my town, big-time Dem, well-known with a big house in the town center. Every election year, for as long as I can recall, he has displayed an over-sized yard sign in front of his house. Had one for Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama (in '08).
This year: he's got a big sign out there for the Democrat state senate candidate. But no Obama sign, anywhere to be found.
Since you are in Ohio, can you elaborate on what you think it means that you count 2 Romney yard things v. 7 for Obama?
What about now?
For what it is worth, I received a personal call from a Democrat looking for votes for Obama. I told her she had reached a conservative Republican household. They should certainly know it’s a Republican household.
If the Democrats are making cold calls in Maryland, well, I know BO will win MD but...wow.
Malden MA. No presidential signs at all. Few Brown and Warren signs. Some Katoujian for Sheriff but I know they all work for the Sheriff of Middlesex County.
He lives near tonight's rally site. Noticed 2 houses in his neighborhood suddenly sprung a bunch of Obama signs. That probably means the rats had many extra signs left over. Said he had a rough time just getting his 1 Romney sign.
I am in Columbia, MO. It was wall-to-wall Obama in 2008. Literally 100’s and 100’s of signs, the works. Huge enthusiasm. Bumper stickers everywhere. The entire town looked like an Obama campaign rally.
2012: Jack squat. I have maybe seen 10-20 Obama signs in the whole town..seriously. I am sure he will still get plenty of votes here anyway, but the enthusiasm is way, way down. He isn’t winning Missouri anyway, but I think it’s pertinent that the effort just isn’t there.
and when ya see that plane pulling the Romney banner,, you know what to do , right?
Bump for later.
Where I live Democrats hold a 3:1 registration advantage, yet you have to search long and hard to find an Obama bumper sticker or yard sign. You don’t hear the typical din of union types crowing in your face about how the Dem is “better for the workin’ man”. And Obama has had to open a storefront campaign office in a streetcar suburb that has probably not voted Republican since Warren G. Harding.
I’m in Birmingham, I’ve only seen a couple of Obama bumper stickers and I haven’t seen a single Obama yard sign. None of my Black co-workers are talking openly about the election. Last time there were signs everywhere and dancing and yelling his name at work. This time, nothing at all.
Eastern Washington State (Tri-cities) Seen mostly Romney signs so far. But, today I saw my first Obama sign. And it had a great big red “X” through it.
Note, this area is very conservative, unlike most the rest of WA.
Omaha, NE: Black, gay professional in the next office had 2 0bama bumper stickers, one each for 2008 and 2012 on his Lexus SUV. I noticed a couple weeks ago that they had been removed (he works in financial services).
Hartford, CT area: Was there last week. Probably about 50/50 on yard signs for the Pres/VP race. Saw LOTS of signs for Linda McMahon.
N.Pa is all small towns. My four mile trip to town I saw about two dozen Romney signs, one Obama sign and one Gary Johnson sign.
My one sister and her husband who told me they were voting for McCain last time recently let it slip they voted for 0bama ( BIL is a Democrat and uses the “n” word?) is going to vote for 0bama again.
Apparently “freebies” have the power overrule BIL racial hatred?
I forgot to mention, Condaleeza Rice is from Birmingham and she is very well respected here by both Blacks and Whites. People here listen to her and they see that she is campaigning for Romney. That may be playing a role in what I am seeing here.