Skip to comments.Describe any drop in Obama enthusiasm in your area.
Posted on 10/25/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by StandAndDeliver1
In Northern suburbs of Chicago:
2008: Obama intensity overflowing in every direction.
2012: Have NEVER heard enthusiasm expressed for Obama. What I have heard is low-key excuses for Obama or low-key sniping at Romney.
I’m in southern California, and saw about a 9 to 1 ratio of Obama to McCain signs in 2008. This year it’s about 2 to 1 Romney to Obama. Not that California is in play, but the enthusiasm is way, way down for Obama. Even the folks around here who are voting for him are largely keeping quiet about it.
Private union member here. I’ve noticed we are not getting bombarded with pro Obama propaganda from our leaders as in 2008. They our focusing on the local elections, but we are getting anti-Romney propaganda.
Lifelong democrat voting neighbor in 60’s who of course voted O in ‘08 told me she woke up suddenly from a dream instructing her to vote Romney!
I married into a family of life-long NJ demorats who never met a Republican they liked, not even Reagan.
They ‘hated’ Bush and in 2008 fully embraced Obama and his hope and change BS.
Now, four years later, they’re singing a different tune.
My wife and I share common political views but whenever we are with her family we never talk politics just to keep the peace. In the past few months, however, every member of her family has gone out of his/her way to say what a disaster Obama has been and how they would never vote for him again.
Who knows, maybe even Jersey is in play.
Last year around this time a good number of houses in my area of the Chicago suburbs were blanketed in Obama signs. This year in my area I have only counted three in my county, McHenry County.
It started right around the first debate.
Prior to that they wouldn't shut up.
In northern Delaware.
Plenty of Obama, 2012 with the O logo, and Obama/Biden bumper stickers.
Yard signs for Obama was much harder to spot, while it was overflowing in 2008.
same as nyc metro area. Nothing whatsoever for obama around here.
Same area, around Mountain View I have seen more Romney signs than Obama signs (and the signs are staying up, which means no one is motivated to vandalize them). Definite lack of enthusiasm for Obama, and this is the SF Bay area.
I travel the State of Maine...I can honestly say Romney signs out-number obama signs 2-1. Is Maine in play? Never know.
Here in my part of the Southside — NO Obama yard signs. And my wife ran into a neighbor at the store who said she had never voted Republican before, but she will this year.
90% here for Romney in Belvidere N.J. in Warren County.
But we do not reflect the left leaners in the rest of this God forsaken state.
Northern King County, WA.
2008 - Obama overflowing, overflowing to the seas — the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. No McCain.
2012 - Have counted 2 Obama signs and 7 Romney signs. There are still some Obama bumper stickers but those are very, very rare, I’d guess I’ve seen maybe 10 so far. Have seen only 2 Romney stickers.
Drop? Hardly! I am in Ohio (that’s O H I O!) and people here are stoked!
We KNOW it’s over for “O”
Northern Ohio. Cleveland/Akron,,,, lotsa union members.
From the conversations I've had with lifelong Democrats, I'd say half or more of them are going to vote for Romney. Now, the city of Buffalo, that's another story.
People know if they have a Romney sign or sticker on their car, their property will be vandalized.
Wife and I will be early voting at the library Saturday (first day of early voting). I will report on how that went afterwards.
Just drove from Port St. Lucie to Pensacola Florida. Saw whole bunch of billboards attacking obammy, None supporting his sorry ass.
Saw multitudes of Romney Ryan stuff all the way very few obammy stuff and NO biden anything,
Course I failed to visit any of Holders neighborhoods
Bucks County(Phila. Suburb)PA
In 2008 Obama signs, bumper stickers, buttons were 10 to 1 for Obama. (Personally, know 3 Republicans who bought “Purple America” and Hopey Changey. All have confessed to making worst mistake of life.)
In 2012 many more Romney signs than Obama. Noticeable lack of Obama energy compared to 4 years ago.
Count California - only one lame Obama sign in the area (though it’s a relatively affluent suburban area - there were tons in 2008) - and the one lone sign I’ve seen is just the Obama “sun” logo without “Obama” name even. But, most notably, Bill Clinton was here stumping this week, followed by Obama on his “extravaganza”. Which leaves one puzzled - the only rationale I can come up with is there is the good union bill Prop. 32 and it may be more out of concern for the down ballot races & fulfilling obligations to the unions. Latest polls in CA do have Obama down significantly but “breezing” by 8%
Do you mean you've talked to a number of blacks and they are only for Romney?
In Evanston, just North of Chicago, I've been around many blanks. About a third of them that expressed an opinion were low-key Obama supporters, with the exception of one cheerleader, but she was nice about it.
When God asks you whether you stood and delivered in this pivotal election, you are in good shape!
Thank you for your example.
New Market, Va
Romney/Ryan signs are beginning to fade, grass is growing tall around them. Most of the rich hippies(Simon SlumLord) still have their cars plastered with Zero Is MY Hero Stickers. Note rich affluent white hippie types.
Gomorrah(A_Sheville, NC) to the south seems to be the center of the Obama universe according to family members still living there.
Word from there is bunko county is Romney 53, Zero 44!
Too good to be true, or is it?
Caddis the Elder
2008 they had about a dozen Obama signs in their yard plus another dozen for various Dem. state candidates.
So far this year, NO SIGNS AT ALL! Even in the VFW (Very Few Whites) neighborhoods.
Driving around central Florida, the only Obama signs are on cars driven by blacks or older white women. Have not seen a single yard sign for Obama.
Romney signs started showing up after the first debate and are now steadily multiplying.
Mind you this is in Polk County, Florida, where we are a bit more conservative than other parts of the state.
You may recall the famous quote from our County Sheriff, Grady Judd, after one of his Deputies and K-9 partner were killed, and another Deputy was severely wounded was asked by a reporter why the perp was shot over 100 times "It could have been more, but we ran out of bullets."
Western Washington-Kitsap Peninsula, I’ve seen a total of 3 Obama yard signs. 2 were removed overnight the 3rd remained defaced for a week or so until it was removed with a bunch of others.
Maybe her standing among blacks explains why she was so damn diplomatic when Greta asked her about Benghazi last night, which to think of it is a bit like Romney.
Judging from my Facebook wall, you’d think Obama was winning by a mile. I have misguided friends!
But in the real world, the signs around the east side of Cleveland are mostly Romney/Ryan. People may be voting Obama, but they’re definitely not showing it like four years ago.
Southwest Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh/Eastern Suburbs):
In 2008, there were Obama signs everywhere; same with bumperstickers. 2012 is a much different story. In my area, I have seen Romney signs EVERYWHERE! The only signs that had Obama’s name on them were the ones that said STOP THE WAR ON COAL, FIRE OBAMA. I’ve seen only 3 Obama signs thoughout my travels in Penn Hills, Plum, Monroeville and Murrysville, but countless Romney signs, even the big 3x5 foot signs in front yards. Penn Hills has a big black population and is heavily democrat. The majority of signs I’ve seen have been Romney. I’ve seen two Bam signs, but they were in the same yard.
In addition, I travel to Greene County a great deal. Romney everywhere, nothing for Obama. I was in Jefferson County last week. Again, Romney EVERYWHERE, no Obama.
The only place I’ve seen a lot of Obama signs has been in Mount Lebanon, a very wealthy community (lots of rich liberals), but even there, the Romney signs seemed about even.
In SWPA, you have a lot of coal jobs and businesses relying on the coal operations as well. I think that you’ll see a great deal of switching in the Pittsburgh/Scranton/Philly areas as there are a lot of coal miners in those regions. JMO, but I think that this, along with the Philly suburbs flipping to Mitt, will turn PA red on Nov. 6.
I remember this from talking to some young people who were in college...they'd be walking along, minding their own business, and some black guy who was a stranger and maybe not a student on campus would yell at them as they passed..."Obama!" It could be unnerving because it brought with it an air of intimidation and threat. I wonder if those students are remembering that with a kind of cheer that they get to vote against that kind of covert thuggishness this time around.
There’s so many Democrats pissed off at Obama here, I think this time around we might even have some of the dead voting for Romney.
SE Montgomery County PA. This area has leaned democrat for the past 15 years. I am seeing about 3-1 Romney over Zero signs lately. Up until this week the Zero signs were about invisible. I am not seeing a lot of bumper stickers either way. I saw one nauseating “Another Mama For Obama” sticker, and I thought a good response to that would be a sticker that had “Another Mama with a Brain: Vote Romney/Ryan”. I commute into Philly every day and see more Romney signs. Also, lawns that were painted with Obama signs last time have nothing this year. My wife’s sister who voted for the Chair last time is voting Romney. She is a typical soccer mom, Oprah- watching type. I had another soccer mom compliment on my R/R auto decal. There’s hope here.
The sad fact is this: Even if Republicans are elected to a lot more national-level offices, the Federal Agency officials can not be easily removed and THEY ARE the problem.
>>> In Evanston, just North of Chicago, I’ve been around many blanks.
Te he he, I see what you did there.
In Miami. We see many more Romney signs than OBungler signs.
Heard my first report on the radio today of Romney signs being stolen and/or defaced on people’s lawns. The people doing that had better be careful, or someone will take a shot at them.
(This is, after all, Miami.)
Obama’s policies have hurt blacks more than any toher single group. Obama is not black—he’s red.
No Obama signs , rare Obama bumper stickers.
East La Habra—”East LH”—is a “blue” neighborhood in “red” Orange County, Calif. Nonetheless, a couple of Romney yard signs popped up on a nearby street in the last couple of days.
“I am in NoVa and where I live it is hard to tell there is an election in 11 days.”
Perdogg —I agree. Also a native of No. Va. and you don’t hardly see any political signs. Usually they’re all over the roads, the medians and lots of folks with bumper stickers. This year, I’m seeing very few yard signs...very few....and NO signs on the roads at all. (was their an ordinance passed banning them? There were plenty two years ago during the congressional races).
I see only a few Obama stickers and many of those are the 2008 ones on older cars. Fewer Romney —but if folks are like me, we’re keeping it close to the vest. No one talking up either candidate at work.... It’s almost as if no national election is going on in Northern Virginia....
I am in west Michigan and not many signs or bumper stickers at all. I have been pretty active talking to just about anyone I run into. I have yet to find ANY enthuiasm for Obama, plenty of rage against Obama.
In one city in ‘rat-heavy Lorain County NE Ohio, the obama headquarters has opened—this week. The disciples can’t get signs, and what signs there are, in neighboring counties, are virtually unreadable from the highway— tiny letters on a field of plain blue. Obama ground game in this part of Ohio sucks.
In Norman, Oklahoma, there are a few Obama yard signs around the campus in the neighborhoods and a few Romney signs (usually stuck in a yard near an Obama sign), but I haven’t seen an Obama bumper sticker in a long time, come to think of it. No one else seems to be mentioning this influence, but here in Oklahoma, our OKC diocese has made available quite a lot of material on the teachings of the Church regarding the major issues in the current election. The information is carefully non-partisan, of course, but very clear.
I haven’t seen any Obama signs in our little town - and plenty of RR signs are popping up.
Just this week 2 ultra liberals on my FB list have declared they will not vote for Obama because they saw the movie 2016.
They will, instead, vote for Gary Johnson
I live in Charlottesville, VA which would vote for Hugo Chavez if he was on the Dem ticket. Not nearly the excitement here as in ‘08. Had a Obama supporter stop by the house. We told him we were voting for Romney and his response was “seems like everyone is”. Then he gave us an Obama flier and said “here you can throw it away if you’d like”, so we did.
One of my neighbors had an 0bummer sign on the lawn in 2008. This time NOTHING. I have seen only two vehicles with 0bummer stickers and one was a sticker from 08.
And that is because I live in deep South Texas. It is all dumocrat down here.
BTW, I early voted this morning. Felt good. Had to vote early. If the Good Lord should take me before Nov.6th, at least I got to vote, once again, against the petulent one.
In Albuquerque and surrounding areas we saw TONS of Zero yard signs and bumper stickers in 2008.
This year, very very few yard signs at all - saw 2 the other day and they were the first. More bumper stickers than yard signs, but still I’d say maybe 10% of the bumper stickers we saw in 08. LOTS of the stickers we saw in 08 were the Spanish ones, “Si se puede” but I have not seen ANY of those.
In fact, the other day my husband found one rolled up and tossed into the shrubs outside our credit union.
One idiot down the street from us has a large picture of Zero in his front window.