Skip to comments.Stevie Wonder Obama Rally: Hardly Anyone Showed Up (Less than 200!)
Posted on 11/04/2012 5:08:07 AM PST by NYer
Cleveland, OH — Perhaps because of its last-minute nature, only a small group of people were in attendance this morning for an Obama get-out-the-vote rally featuring legendary music superstar Stevie Wonder giving a free concert.
The event was held at Cleveland State University in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, starting at 9:30 am.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Fewer than 200 people showed up to watch Wonder perform a handful of his hits at the early voting event in support of President Barack Obama.”
The Washington Post reports that the crowd was only 50.
The Plain Dealer added that Obama for America Ohio tweeted its 34,000 follower about the event shortly before Wonder took the stage at 10:30.
Even though there was a shuttle bus standing by, Steve Wonder’s performance reportedly did not motivate anyone in attendance to actually head to the polls, however, although apparently many of them had already early voted:
” ‘I do a song. You go vote. You come back. We do some more music,’ [Wonder] said before opening with ‘Sir Duke.’
“No one left to vote after the first — or any — song.”
Stevie Wonder, who recently wrote a new song for the president called “Keep Moving Forward,” performed at a fundraiser for President Obama on October 7. He also joined Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, and Earth, Wind & Fire at a campaign rally on October 21 in Las Vegas. Wonder has also made other campaign appearances for the Obama-Biden ticket.
As a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Stevie Wonder has recorded more than 30 top ten hits and received 22 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
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Even though there was a shuttle bus standing by, Steve Wonders performance reportedly did not motivate anyone in attendance to actually head to the polls, however, although apparently many of them had already early voted:
I do a song. You go vote. You come back. We do some more music, [Wonder] said before opening with Sir Duke.
No one left to vote after the first or any song.
At least, Stevie didn’t know how small the audience was.
That is so bad....sorry....
It do indeed!
Wouldn't have changed my vote, but I'd go.
He is blind so I bet his hearing is razor sharp.
I bet he knows 20,000 attendees sound a lot louder than 20 or even 200 attendees.
“Very supersticious...the writing’s on the wall”.
Biden showed up and yelled “Hey, all you folks need to go vote. Stevie Wonder will drive you to the polls. How neat is that!”
I would say we should do the same, with the free concerts and buses lined up, and beat ‘em at their own game. Thing is, conservatives would balk. I know I would.
Biden to Stevie: “Look this way, Steve!”
“apparently many of them had already early voted”
Well, they only had 200 in attendance — so it wouldn’t have made a big difference even if all 200 went for a bus ride and voted for obama. And that’s expensive vote buying - can’t do much of that!
Stevey Wonder would have drawn a couple of thousand at least in Cleveland. But with Obama he only gets 200?
Obama is in deep electoral $hit.
IMHO Benghazi has hurt him badly, as it should have.
“I bet he knows 20,000 attendees sound a lot louder than 20 or even 200 attendees.”
Yeah; I know. I was just having a un-pc moment. Couldn’t help myself. I’m in to ridiculing anyone and everyone who is assisting Obama.
The cognitive dissonance of the Obama slavish media is astounding. This morning on WBBM Chicago, the Obama mouthpiece touted the SW concert as a big event for Obama. Breathlessly.....LOL......