Skip to comments.Obama camp - We are intentionally limiting crowd size at rallies
Posted on 08/18/2012 7:17:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The presumptive GOP presidential and vice presidential nominees Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are attracting thousands of supporters to their campaign rallies since Mr. Romney named Mr Ryan to the bottom of the ticket.
However, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not drawing the crowds they once could. The New York Times is reporting that the Obama campaign is saying that it is intentionally limiting crowd size at their events because of security and cost:
We have plenty of time for big rallies, a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.
Big rallies are expensive, especially given the logistical and security challenges for a president as opposed to a mere United States senator. And Obama campaign operatives, both at the Chicago headquarters and in swing states where Mr. Obama recently has stumped, say the campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets. The reason is to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.
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It just so happens that most public school systems are still on summer vacation. I would imagine within a month they will be able to bus in 4th graders against the will of the parents to increase the number of people in Obama's audience.
wHAT...NO ROMAN PILLARS??
Somebody needs to start hitting 0bama over the head with the foam columns.
What, is the SEIU too busy doing actual work to attend?
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Yeah, that's the ticket!
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Thanks for this post and the laugh - I love it! These people are so out of touch, they may be on the verge of going postal. What idiot thinks the general public would ever believe such nonsense?
Security might be part of it, but FUR SHUR, if you rent a small gymnasium you get a small crowd at best.
That could be part of security. Janet Napolitano has released a number of nearly successful Presidential and Presidential Candidate assassins in recent months.
Let's boogie in Basalt!
Bwahahahahaha...really, this is rich.
EPIC SPIN FAIL
That out of the Obama Administration comes under the category of “yea, yea, - sure, sure.
Such utter bovine scatology!
Yet the crowds that attend the Romney/Ryan rallies can rival rock concert crowds in numbers.