Skip to comments.Empty seats haunt President Obama
Posted on 05/08/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT by ColdOne
The people who were not there just would not go away.
It began with a huge and startling headline atop the popular Drudge Report on Saturday. This was the day President Barack Obama was kicking off his presidential campaign with a rally at Ohio State University.
Drudge was not impressed. OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN HALF EMPTY STADIUM, he screamed in large letters atop his webpage.
The headline linked to Breitbart.com, which had an even more startling headline: OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN EMPTY ARENA.
The story was accompanied by a picture of the inside of OSUs enormous Jerome Schottenstein Center, which is used for basketball and hockey games. The picture, supplied by the Mitt Romney campaign, showed a slice of the stadium with hundreds of empty seats.
The arena was certainly not empty nor even half empty, and it was not clear that the president was even on stage when the picture was taken.
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Expect photoshopped pics of future Obama events released to the undiscerning media.
The picture at Druge and Breitbart had Obama and Michelle - on stage.
An empty suit faces an empty stadium. Nothing can be more natural than that.
Mostly, I think, they stayed away because Obama chose Karl Marx’s birthday to launch his campaign, and the people wanted to stay home and celebrate with their friends and family.
Drudge is in the tank for Romney, which is bad news for Obama. Expect headlines blaring from the Drudge Report all summer long which will translate into millions of dollars worth of free advertising for the Romney campaign and a massive PR headach for the Obamabots. It’s tough for the MSM to spike a story when it’s got a flashing alarm light on the most-viewed website.
Reminds me of that famous Country & Western song: “If the phone don’t ring, you’ll know it’s me”!
I thought that was Jimmy Buffett, but I could be wrong.
It appears a few thousand people came disguised as empty seats.
An appropriate audience for an empty suit.
Half his audience, as is the case with half the nation, is either out looking for work or bumming quarters on some sidewalk somewhere.
But not to worry, Mr. President; when they’re in the privacy of the polling booth they’ll still pull the lever for ya, cuz, in their hearts, Americans all want your post-Soviet socialism and because you’re just so darn magnificent, right?
You got a LOL out of me with that comment. ; - )
Someone commented: “those seats weren’t empty, they were occupied by dead voters”.
You get my vote for post of the day.
People are just bored seeing Obama giving a speech with the teleprompter day after day; when he is not playing golf or on vacation. People are starting to catch on he is a con-artist who has run up such a high debt only higher taxes will bale us out. They know he is not willing to cut anything.
They lost their enthusiasm after he’s nearly completed his first term and not implemented their socialist utopia and killed all the conservatives.
There’s just nothing to look forward to.
Well, at least part of the stage was full.
The 770,000 square foot multipurpose venue seats 17,500 for ice hockey, 19,500 for basketball and 20,000 for concerts.
Enrollment (Autumn 2011)
Total at Columbus Campus 56,867
The enrollment figures in my previous post are for Ohio State University.
But seriesly, aside from their communist treason, those two slugs are a total visual embarrassment to the nation.
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Photos of empty seats from different angles. A few as Obama comes onto stage. Some with him hugging Michelle. You can clearly seat empty seats on the upper levels along two sides.
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