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President's rally attracts 35,000 at Ohio State
Dispatch Politics of the Columbus Dispatch ^ | 10/18/10 | Mark Niquette

Posted on 10/18/2010 7:20:06 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta

Seeking to fire up the Democratic base and the young voters who helped put him into office in 2008, President Barack Obama urged an overflow crowd on the Ohio State University Oval last night to reject a Republican agenda "that nearly destroyed the economy."

"We need you fired up because in a little more than two weeks, you can set the direction of this state and the direction of this country for not just the next two years, but the next five years, the next 10 years, the next 20 years," Obama said to the crowd, which university police estimated at 35,000.

It's believed to be the largest Obama rally since his his inauguration.

"This is the same theory they have been peddling for years," Obama said of GOP policies on regulation, taxes, trade and other issues that he blamed for causing the recession.

"And Ohio, it is up to you to tell them we do not want what they are selling. We've been there before, and we are not going back."

Larissa Gerber and Johanna Moeckel, both 22-year-old OSU seniors who attended the rally, said they voted for Obama in 2008. They both think Obama has done a good job in office so far and "definitely" plan to vote this year.

But Ben Boeke, 30, a Grove City engineer who attended the rally with his wife and 3-year-old son, said he is leaning toward supporting Kasich in the governor's race because "nothing's really changed the last four years with Strickland."

The president also held a small fundraiser in Columbus before the OSU rally for the Democratic National Committee that was expected to raise $250,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at dispatchpolitics.com ...


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1 posted on 10/18/2010 7:20:09 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

They needed something to cheer about after Saturday’s football game with Wisconsin.


2 posted on 10/18/2010 7:21:24 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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Ohil State rally

3 posted on 10/18/2010 7:22:25 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Mr. Skittles, Ohio is lost. Best Regards.


4 posted on 10/18/2010 7:22:37 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Ohil must be one of those 7 extra states.


5 posted on 10/18/2010 7:23:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (Bring on the Yankees!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Meanwhile, an OSU home game draws over 150,000...


6 posted on 10/18/2010 7:23:42 AM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Keep smiling loser, your day of reckoning is coming.


7 posted on 10/18/2010 7:23:58 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Ohio State rally...

8 posted on 10/18/2010 7:23:58 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

He’s right about the Republicans getting the wrecking ball rolling.

The spinelessness when Andrew Cuomo first introduced the idea of allowing unqualified people to obtain home mortgages.

The “compassionate” spending.

The utter spinelessness in standing up to the DemonRATs Dodd and Fwank as they insisted there was no need to audit Freddy and Fanny.

But 0bama forgot to mention that the DemonRATs want another chance to finish the job of wrecking the economy.


9 posted on 10/18/2010 7:24:55 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
osomaobama comes to OSU and they get thumped by the Badgers.

Is this the Lords way of sending a prediction of what is coming on November 2, 2010.

Every where the one goes, destruction follows.

Strickland is going the same way that the buckeyes went this past weekend.

10 posted on 10/18/2010 7:25:29 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Did anyone notice that Zero is campaigning in BLUE states?
They have to campaign in Blue States to try and keep their majority?
They must be in DEEP DO-DO................


11 posted on 10/18/2010 7:27:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: AU72

“Keep smiling loser, your day of reckoning is coming.”

OTAY SPANKY :>)


12 posted on 10/18/2010 7:28:36 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Red Badger

“Did anyone notice that Zero is campaigning in BLUE states”?

...oh yeah! Delaware, California, Ohio! This spells BIG trouble for the kenyan usurper.


13 posted on 10/18/2010 7:30:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: dfwgator

Ohil State lost a football game to Wisc last week end.


14 posted on 10/18/2010 7:32:04 AM PDT by Ole Okie (American.)
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To: dfwgator
"Ohil must be one of those 7 extra states."

I believe it borders the lakes of Hope and Change just off the left coast........

15 posted on 10/18/2010 7:32:30 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: Red Badger

At this point his image is so bad that he’s having to do rallys in blue CITIES in soon to be former blue States. I’m not sure he gets 5000 to show up anywhere outside of a large school campuses at this point.


16 posted on 10/18/2010 7:32:43 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Sunday night. College town. Nothin’ to do. Hey, lets go to the Bama rally. I’ll make a beer run first!


17 posted on 10/18/2010 7:33:19 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Ah, yes, the college students.

During the 2008 elections in a nearby college town, some students were voting by absentee ballot in their hometowns, and voting again in the college town.

Must be nice to have all your expenses paid for and get the extra advantage of casting (at least) two votes for every election to guarantee your free ride.

Just don’t complain when you graduate and there’s no job for you.


18 posted on 10/18/2010 7:36:07 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: albie

and Wisconsin.................


19 posted on 10/18/2010 7:38:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
We need you fired up

No....we need YOU just plain fired, Bammy

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20 posted on 10/18/2010 7:38:30 AM PDT by repentant_pundit ("Summer of Recovery" now followed by "The Fall of Prosperity")
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Couldn’t help but notice ...

“the crowd, which university police estimated at 35,000. It’s believed to be the largest Obama rally since his inauguration.”

“estimated” and “believed” ROFL. Reads a lot like Hope and Change.

If the estimator was an Obama voter, then the crowd was ACTUALLY half that.


21 posted on 10/18/2010 7:39:18 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

No wonder they lost the football game.


22 posted on 10/18/2010 7:44:38 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; Grampa Dave; Condor51; stephenjohnbanker; TommyDale; GOPJ; hoosiermama; maggief

"Barack, you think these cheering suckers will vote Democrat, again, after all your screwups."

" My screwups? You the one who went globe-trotting to Spain. That dumba** trip killed my agenda."

23 posted on 10/18/2010 7:44:58 AM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

35,000 people who haven’t yet tried to find a job. Good luck with that.


24 posted on 10/18/2010 7:45:36 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: piytar

Close, 105k... but I see your point.


25 posted on 10/18/2010 7:47:01 AM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

And so, Obama continues his Diz Kids Reichstag Rallies in college towns across America. Among the many things the lamestram media is failing to notice (in addition to how small the crowds are compared to the available sitting) is that the carefully orchestrated Reichstag Rallies are more for the fading charlatan than for his candidates or party.

SOBama desperately needs adoration. Without it, he sinks back into the blue funk of knowing that he is nothing more than a “mongrel” (his word, not mine) with nothing more to offer than narcissism and platitudes.

As to the Diz Kids who turn out to watch the production, I have to think that a lot of them turn out for the very reason my pro-Vietnam War fraternity brothers used to hop in the car and drive down to the anti-Vietnam War rallies on the mall: “Come on,” they would tell me gleefully, “there’s going to be lots of good [word we cannot use on FR) there.”


26 posted on 10/18/2010 7:48:21 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: USS Alaska

You took the words right out of my mouth!


27 posted on 10/18/2010 7:55:36 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: hampdenkid
"Obama-worshipping [word we cannot use on FR) there?”

Yuk. No, thanks...

28 posted on 10/18/2010 7:58:51 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Our First Couple. On a Sunday afternoon. What a disgrace and diss to our country.

Her sweater is way too small and her pants are too big (thank goodness we were not subjected to tight pants on her ever growing backside). And it looks as if he got his wedding ring "repaired".

29 posted on 10/18/2010 8:02:10 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

“Attracts” or buses in?


30 posted on 10/18/2010 8:12:48 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

FWIW, it seems the band/artist “Legend” performed prior to Obama’s entry. Imagine that, kids went to a free concert for a popular singer.

Oh ... a singer who’s had videos produced by Spike Lee.

For your education: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-AbEO6J8s0


31 posted on 10/18/2010 8:21:47 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Apparently many, many more than four dead in O high O

( O^O .. ? )

32 posted on 10/18/2010 8:30:56 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Apparently many, many more than four dead in O high O

( O^O .. ? )

33 posted on 10/18/2010 8:31:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Apparently many, many more than four dead in O high O

( O^O .. ? )

34 posted on 10/18/2010 8:31:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Apparently many, many more than four dead in O high O

( O^O .. ? )

35 posted on 10/18/2010 8:31:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf
WTF ???? ...

Honest .. I don't know HOW that happened.

36 posted on 10/18/2010 8:32:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

i am really amazed he drew that many

was there free beer?


37 posted on 10/18/2010 8:33:00 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Vote 2010. LOL.

We will, Obama. We will.


38 posted on 10/18/2010 8:33:47 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa higher taxes.....yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 10% unemployment.....yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Zerocare.....yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa your in debt kid for about $60k.....yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


39 posted on 10/18/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT by geege
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

"Free lunch! Free lunch! Free lunch! Free lunch!


40 posted on 10/18/2010 8:35:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: hsalaw

They’re officially chillrun now till age 26 so they can just live with mom.


41 posted on 10/18/2010 8:36:45 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: daisyscarlett

She looks like she’s wearing maternity clothes


42 posted on 10/18/2010 8:36:46 AM PDT by fml
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To: DollyCali
Given that neighborhood he should have drawn more. OSU district is big time liberal. Especially given the free concert beforehand.

The surrounding area is lower income to the east and south, progressives in Upper Arlington.

43 posted on 10/18/2010 8:37:52 AM PDT by flying_bullet (El Conservo tribe member)
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To: smith288

Well, 105k in the stadium, and another 50k partying on Lane and High streets. WAY more for OSU-Michigan...


44 posted on 10/18/2010 8:40:03 AM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
In the movie "Gods and Generals", Stonewall Jackson addresses his troops at the very beginning of the Civil War. He reads a letter from Abraham Lincoln, advising states such as Virginia to "raise troops" in the event of Civil War. Jackson says to the lines of men in gray uniforms:

"Tell the president we have done so."

45 posted on 10/18/2010 8:40:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Of course there’s a huge turnout. It’s a huge state school. I think the American people have grown weary of the constant campaigning. Who’s running the show while he’s galavanting across the country trying to save his ego? He needs to do his job or get the hell out.


46 posted on 10/18/2010 8:43:57 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Note the “Vote” signs with the Zero logo.

I wasn’t aware that he was running in 2010.

It really is all about him, isn’t it?


47 posted on 10/18/2010 8:46:15 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

The Dems aren’t worried about Ohio. The word is that the ‘Progressives’ have requested absentee ballots 2:1 (DtoR).


48 posted on 10/18/2010 8:51:41 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Blueflag

“it seems the band/artist “Legend” performed prior to Obama’s entry. Imagine that, kids went to a free concert for a popular singer.”

That’s what Obama did during the 2008 election, I figured there was live music for this also to draw the kids in.

BTW, where are the white people in that video? Other than the white women used as props in the one dream sequence....


49 posted on 10/18/2010 8:52:20 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Is the reason he never wears a tie, because he doesn’t know how to tie one?


50 posted on 10/18/2010 8:53:11 AM PDT by nina0113
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