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Yard Signs (shameless vanity)

Posted on 09/25/2008 6:47:42 PM PDT by badpacifist

A quick little vanity because we have a need to know. In Missouri, the lack of yard signs compared to Bush-Kerry race in simply amazing. We see them here and there but I would say here it is at least 80% less than previous races. Bumper stickers are probably 70% less than before. Is it fear of vandalism, apathy? I apologize in advance for this vanity but it would be an asset to hear what it is like in other states right now. Some of my neighbors who usually are big Dim supporters and always have signs... do not have signs this time around. If a thread similar to this has gone around I missed it so thanks for your input. So am I nuts or what?


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KEYWORDS: bumperstickers; campaining; missouri; stickers; yardsigns
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To: notdownwidems

I loved those Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers. When people took them off they removed some of the paint so you see partial Ker or wards before they realized the problem.
In CT I have seen few signs anywhere. However, one family put a McCain yard sign on his lawn and the next day it was gone, replaced by a Obama sign which was quickly removed.
Another Dem. in town usually puts up Dem signs and had a Obama sign which they took down and only has one local Dem Rep. sign up. Think they changed their mind.


51 posted on 09/25/2008 7:30:59 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: badpacifist

I live in the belly of the wackos. SF Bay area. I’m amazed how rare I see a bumper sticker for Obama. I mean gosh I have a Obama08 sticker. Okay Okay Mine says

NOBAMA08!!! : )


52 posted on 09/25/2008 7:31:36 PM PDT by Ugot2Bkidding
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To: badpacifist

I live in Madison Wi, so you can imagine.. That said, there are more Kerry/Edwards stickers than Bambi.. and there are noticably fewer signs...

The only McCain signs I’ve seen are the huge signs the farmers outside of town put up.. I’ve only seen two Bama yard signs, which is weird for Madison.


53 posted on 09/25/2008 7:31:58 PM PDT by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: badpacifist

Here in Georgia - just outside of Atl. I’ve seen a handful of Obama bumper stickers.... just started seeing McCain/Palin bumper stickers and no yard signs.... my guess is fear of vandalism.


54 posted on 09/25/2008 7:32:18 PM PDT by Momto2
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To: badpacifist

Well, here in my litle town in NJ, an ordinance was enacted about 5 years ago banning political signs. Needless to say, after my yard sign for Bush was taken down I immediately replaced it with another one, along with a large note which “don’t DARE take this one.” This year I have ordered 10; if one goes down one will go right back up again.


55 posted on 09/25/2008 7:33:40 PM PDT by adc (Rush '08All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: badpacifist

They don’t change voters minds. Ads on TV do. An economic decision.


56 posted on 09/25/2008 7:36:37 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (MSM Lied, Journalism Died. RIP 2008)
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To: badpacifist

So far here in north San Diego county I’ve seen far fewer bumper stickers, and almost no yard signs. Maybe a dozen Obama bumper stickers. One McCain. In 2004 there were many more W and Kerry stickers.

One thing I’ve noticed is that I haven’t seen a virgin, intact Obama bumper sticker since April. Most look like they’ve been ripped off the bumper somewheres along the line and reattached with tape. About half of them are taped to the inside of the rear window.

My guess is that Hillary supporters have been out with the paint scrapers.


57 posted on 09/25/2008 7:39:53 PM PDT by Strzelec
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To: badpacifist

So far here in north San Diego county I’ve seen far fewer bumper stickers, and almost no yard signs. Maybe a dozen Obama bumper stickers. One McCain. In 2004 there were many more W and Kerry stickers.

One thing I’ve noticed is that I haven’t seen a virgin, intact Obama bumper sticker since April. Most look like they’ve been ripped off the bumper somewheres along the line and reattached with tape. About half of them are taped to the inside of the rear window.

My guess is that Hillary supporters have been out with the paint scrapers.


58 posted on 09/25/2008 7:42:10 PM PDT by Strzelec
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To: stlnative

if you need more, drop me a note


59 posted on 09/25/2008 7:52:11 PM PDT by justkate
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To: badpacifist

I picked up a yard sign today at the Republican headquarters. They won’t have bumper stickers until next week. People are much more interested in the House and Senate races here and, in my area, the tribal elections (Cherokee Nation).

I’ve seen quite a few Obama signs in Tulsa, few McCain. But Obama doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hades in Oklahoma.


60 posted on 09/25/2008 7:57:01 PM PDT by PinkChampagneonIce
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To: badpacifist

Hardly any here in South-Central PA, where there are usually tons - but many of us were waiting for McCain/PALIN signs, which just arrived.

Once they got here, they went like hotcakes - we were lucky to get one of the last ones - so I expect we’ll be seeing more in the next few weeks.


61 posted on 09/25/2008 8:01:36 PM PDT by Savagemom
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To: OFR_supportingourwounded

Me too! I noticed BO signs here and there over the past few months but about a week after the Palin announcement McCain signs started popping up in suprising numbers.

I’m in Montgomery County - which has been going Dem a lot in the past few elections - and I’d say there are at least as many McCain signs here as there were Bush in ‘04, probably even a few more.


62 posted on 09/25/2008 8:04:46 PM PDT by marinamuffy (Proud McCain supporter since August 29, 2008!)
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To: badpacifist

Maryland (baltimore county(Towson)), usually all dem signs 80/20 this year I am freaking out in a good way, more like 90/10 Mccain signs, but... this is county, not city, city is all obamaland.

MD might tip over to MCcain.... its possible.... maybe... well my fingers are crossed, well, dreaming maybe... but it could happen.


63 posted on 09/25/2008 8:06:31 PM PDT by VastRWCon (OBAMA: Call me if you need me. AMERICA: We dont need you.)
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To: RoseofTexas
You must be from Santa Fe NM....bawhahah

No, actually from a little town outside of Albuquerque. One of the Gore Kerry cars was at Costco a couple of weeks ago and the other is an employee of one of the museums here in Albuquerque. The latter has the Bush Lied, People Died one also. I try to avoid Santa Fe except for the opera.

64 posted on 09/25/2008 8:28:44 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: badpacifist

we just got 30 barn signs and 200 yard signs yesterday from McCain Palin.

they are almost gone.


65 posted on 09/25/2008 9:12:41 PM PDT by IOWAfan (What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?)
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To: GatorGirl
I was behind a Mercedes today that had a Hillary! bumper sticker on the bumper and a McCain/Palin sticker in the window!

That's wonderful when you think about it!

Everyone with a "McCain/Palin" bumper sticker ought to slap a "Hillary" sticker alongside it to let those 18 million disgruntled Clinton supporters out there feel reassured about switching parties.

66 posted on 09/25/2008 9:28:58 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: sockmonkey

Drove through Ohio today, and also NO SIGNS anywhere - unlike 4 years ago now. Strange, real strange. I checked into local McCain office in Brecksville OH and they said they hope to have some in by tomorrow.


67 posted on 09/25/2008 9:34:19 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (..)
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To: Mrs.Z
NO, not Austin, Fort Worth.

Austin is probably awash in Bambi paraphenalia.

Not as many as I expected here in liberal heaven. There are a LOT of anti bambi stickers on the roads though. It uses his cicular designs, but they change that to something like this.


68 posted on 09/26/2008 9:26:23 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Sarah Palin is NOT worried about anything being above her pay grade!)
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To: badpacifist

HAHAHA!!

I just had a very nice gentleman stop by my house and asked me “WHERE DID I GET MY YARD SIGN?”

AWESOME!! I couldn’t help much, but he said he was going to find the local campaign office and get the sign in the yard!

The tide is turning!! Keep it up folks!


69 posted on 09/26/2008 1:19:27 PM PDT by birddog
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