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Empty seats haunt President Obama
Politico ^ | 5/8/12 | ROGER SIMON

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 OSU’s 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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1 posted on 05/08/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Empty seats haunt President Obama

Perhaps he should change his name to "Cleveland Cavaliers"?


2 posted on 05/08/2012 12:21:57 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

Expect photoshopped pics of future Obama events released to the undiscerning media.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 12:23:03 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: ColdOne

The picture at Druge and Breitbart had Obama and Michelle - on stage.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid. And neither was/is Newt. . .)
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To: ColdOne

An empty suit faces an empty stadium. Nothing can be more natural than that.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: ColdOne

6 posted on 05/08/2012 12:38:34 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe not in 'that' picture, but another one showed that the upper section was 'darkened' for a reason.

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Using a simple graphics editor to lighten, without changing any content, the results show many empty seats in the upper section:

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7 posted on 05/08/2012 12:39:14 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ColdOne

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.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 12:40:11 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 12:40:19 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: ColdOne

Reminds me of that famous Country & Western song: “If the phone don’t ring, you’ll know it’s me”!


10 posted on 05/08/2012 12:43:41 PM PDT by TRY ONE (Obummer: The economy sucks......might as well go play golf)
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To: TRY ONE

I thought that was Jimmy Buffett, but I could be wrong.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 1:06:09 PM PDT by RGF
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To: TomGuy

It appears a few thousand people came disguised as empty seats.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: csmusaret
It appears a few thousand people came disguised as empty seats.

An appropriate audience for an empty suit.

13 posted on 05/08/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: ColdOne

Not surprising.

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?


14 posted on 05/08/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: dagogo redux
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.

You got a LOL out of me with that comment. ; - )

15 posted on 05/08/2012 1:28:56 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: csmusaret

Someone commented: “those seats weren’t empty, they were occupied by dead voters”.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

You get my vote for post of the day.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 1:53:02 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird

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.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 2:03:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tomkat

Well, at least part of the stage was full.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 2:07:58 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ColdOne
From the factoid page regarding the arena:

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

Men 29,259

Women 27,608

21 posted on 05/08/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

The enrollment figures in my previous post are for Ohio State University.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 2:10:39 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: RGF

It is.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT by Ricebug
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To: Fresh Wind
LOL !

But seriesly, aside from their communist treason, those two slugs are a total visual embarrassment to the nation.

RumpRanger & the First Load

24 posted on 05/08/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: PoloSec

Comment of the week!


25 posted on 05/08/2012 2:47:05 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: tomkat

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.

1. http://imgur.com/zovvN.jpg
2. http://imgur.com/jLAlF.jpg
3. http://imgur.com/crORC.jpg
4. http://imgur.com/Kxymy.jpg
5. http://imgur.com/OhesA.jpg
6. http://imgur.com/hbYlv.jpg
7. http://imgur.com/wkSZc.jpg
8. http://imgur.com/eiRen.jpg
9. http://imgur.com/NlG0v.jpg
10. http://imgur.com/Zcg2E.jpg
11. http://imgur.com/DK6Iv.jpg
12. http://imgur.com/7z8Dn.jpg


26 posted on 05/08/2012 10:04:42 PM PDT by NatashaK
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To: csmusaret
"It appears a few thousand people came disguised as empty seats."

He has a lot of imaginary supporters.
27 posted on 05/08/2012 11:25:38 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: NatashaK; FReepers
Thanks for all the photos !
Were you there ?

Welcome to FR !   :-)

28 posted on 05/09/2012 3:43:56 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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