Mitt Romney should not start measuring the drapes for the Oval Office just yet, but he should draw some comfort from the fact that Obama’s campaign kick off was underwhelming to say the least.
Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state. A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance. The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President's first official campaign speech.
During the speech, Obama ripped into the presumptive GOP nominee and discussed nation building at home, but the most newsworthy item of the day was not the talking points Obama delivered: it was the crowd... or lack thereof. According to ABC News, the Obama campaign had expected an "overflow" of people. Instead, the arena looked half-empty. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Obama organizers even had people move from the seats to the floor of the gym in order to project a larger crowd on television.
According to the Toledo Blade, the venue for Obama's rally seats 20,000 but "there were a lot of empty seats." Comparatively, Obama drew a crowd of 35,000 at Ohio State when he campaigned for former Governor Ted Strickland in 2010.
Had this been a conservative event or a Tea Party event, the media would have been all over the empty room.
This does not bode well for Obama. His team organized a very bad event. The mainstream media may not have spent a lot of time on it but Obama’s half empty room is all over the conservative blogosphere.
There is a rule for political events. You prefer small, just not too small. In other words, you want standing room only. You do not want a venue that is half empty. Regardless of the crowd it makes you look like a failure.
On the other hand, Obama is a failure and this is just one more, albeit minor, failure in his record of failure.
I just want him to get out of the way. Fed up with him.
I refuse to comment on that on the grounds it may incriminate me....
Good thing he's got a lot of campaign funds - he can pay people to show up like they do for the OWS shenanigans.
You mean taxpayers money & donations from marxist backers. :/
After he gets the boot from his pirch in the oval office, he will be able to draw
larger numbers of onlookers at his eventual trial for fraud and treason!
That will be a show that we all will look forward to.
Yes, Jack, the Obama trial will be the event of the century. It must happen after what he has been doing to us, but it is only the beginning. We have much work to do Patriots, but just knowing that we are placing our country back on the right path will be a motivating source of strength. There are plenty of people who will go down with the usurper, quite possibly the entire Democratic Communist Party. We need a new party anyway. AND the U.N. - we must get out of the U.N. and throw out Agenda 21. Better, let's get the U.N. out of the USA. Let us all pray for a complete recovery of our Republic and WORK towards that end. We have reached the lowest point in our history with this group of perverts. Our brightest days are still ahead.
You are 100% correct.
The truth has set us free!
Hahaha.... Halleluah, Brother! :)
I remember when Carter was President and what a disappointment he was to Everyone. Also know a lot of people (being from Wisconsin) who won't be voting for him. I just hope they Vote.