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(Vanity)--How big were the crowds for Mccain in 2008--at this time??
RCA2000

Posted on 11/03/2012 8:09:39 PM PDT by Rca2000

Ok--I went to the West Chester Rally last night. I had been wanting to go to one of the rallies for months now. I ALMOST went to the Lebanon Rally a few weeks ago--I used to live in Lebanon and still have a storage garage VERY close to the Golden Lamb-but it did not work out. Same with the Kettering Rally on Tuesday--had to work. and so on.

But when I heard that there was going to be a rally in W.C., about 12 miles from my house or less...on a Friday night--I decided i WAS going. So I got my tickets and went--with my sister.

I guess I picked the RIGHT Rally!! Of ALL four political rallies I have been to--one in 2000, for W--two more in 04 for W and this one--THIS was most definitely the BEST one --by far!! Everyone seemed so energized!! SO many people there!!

But I wonder...I know that in 2008--Sarah drew large crowds for rallies she hosted--but How about Mccain?? I never made to one then--though I tried to go to one with Sarah.

So--to those who where"there--or know someone who was and such--Were Mccains rallies ANYTHING like the ones this year--including Last night in WC?? And did they have the 'energy" of the one last night??

Or were they more like a "wake"" especially by this time in 2008??


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; obama; romney

1 posted on 11/03/2012 8:09:39 PM PDT by Rca2000
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To: Rca2000

Actually that’s a great question!


2 posted on 11/03/2012 8:10:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: Rca2000

Well, McCain had little to no crowds. It was Sarah packing them in. (but I am curious about the answer to this too)


3 posted on 11/03/2012 8:14:04 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Rca2000

A very insightful question...but it should be broken down to those rallies that included Palin. Now we have Ryan as the conservative half of the ticket and conservatives are sucked in to supporting a RINO once again. This time the lessor of two evils is slightly more pronounced.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 8:15:22 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Rca2000

A very insightful question...but it should be broken down to those rallies that included Palin. Now we have Ryan as the conservative half of the ticket and conservatives are sucked in to supporting a RINO once again. This time the lesser of two evils is slightly more pronounced.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 8:16:05 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Rca2000

I think we need to look at Obama’s rally size too. Because that may make Mitt’s rally size more meaningful.

I think Obama is not getting the publicity for large rallies because his have shrunk to fairly small size compared to four years ago. I think Brian Williams commented that Obama’s campaign didn’t look the same as four years ago. He was referring to the lack of energy and smaller crowds.

Romney’s rallies are looking more energetic and are consistently bigger than Obama’s especially this week.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 8:17:47 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: riri

Yeah, I went to a McCain Palin rally in Albuquerque and based on the reaction when McCain was introduced, it was clear we were all there to see Sarah. When McCain came out, sure there was a lot of applauding and yelling, but when they introduced Sarah the place exploded! You couldn’t hear yourself think it was so loud!


7 posted on 11/03/2012 8:19:53 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: conservativepoet
according to National Review

Obama Attracting Smaller Crowds than McCain in ’08

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/332413/obama-attracting-smaller-crowds-mccain-08-eliana-johnson

Campaigning in Mentor, Ohio today, President Obama drew a crowd of 4,000. RNC research director Joe Pounder notes that, four years ago, John McCain drew a bigger ground to the same venue.

8 posted on 11/03/2012 8:23:12 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: riri

Yep McCain had to start making joint appearances with Palin to get a decent crowd. A bit like but not as bad as having to appear with Katy Perry to get a crowd.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Rca2000

Sarah Palin sold out the Salem Va stadium. We still lost Va to Obama.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 8:25:52 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: saywhatagain

Well that doesn’t bode well for Obama. Thanks for the link too.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 8:27:00 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: Rca2000
Good question. I was wondering that, too. Now please post a question re where the polls were the weekend before the election.

; )

12 posted on 11/03/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Rca2000

the crowds were for Palin not McCain.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 8:32:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rca2000

George McGovern had massive crowds in 1972. Ralph Nader packed huge arena’s in 2000. Ron Paul can turn out incredibly large crowds in college towns. It’s a big plus if Romney can attract large numbers, unfortunately you can’t base too much on that. Palin DID attract large crowds to campaign events in 2008 and it didn’t help us win.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Rca2000
Great question . . .

came across a blog, (yeah I know, valid? who knows) but interesting.

Short version . . . Size does not matter, (yeah we have heard that before) rather more importantly is where they go

http://bobmannblog.com/2012/10/29/beware-the-crowdsmanship-when-it-comes-to-campaign-rallies-does-size-matter/

he writes . . .

John Kerry lost a close race to George W. Bush in 2004, but still drew large crowds at the end. In fact, it seems the only candidate in recent memory not to draw large crowds to rallies at the end of his campaign was John McCain in 2008. As the New York Times reported on Oct. 25, 2008:

15 posted on 11/03/2012 8:39:36 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Rca2000

The one Romney had the other night down around Cincinnati they said he had 30,000.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 8:39:42 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: riri

I’m not even sure about Sarah Palin. There were rumors of that one 60K but that was one guy’s high guess. I don’t think they got more than 15K.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 8:42:39 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Rca2000

Seem to recall Palin getting between 60,000 and 75,000 at the Villages in Florida. Other places varying roughly from 25,000 to 50,000 or so. Pretty massive for a Republican. And apparently caused a lot of embarrassment towards McCain, whose solo appearances’ attendence were comparatively paltry.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 8:43:45 PM PDT by greene66
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To: GloriaJane
This is the OVERFLOW crowd at rally in West Chester, Ohio 11.2.12.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 8:50:09 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Rca2000
Bill Cunningham was talking about this with Hannity the other night. According to him the last weekend before the election, they only had 30 people request tickets for one McCain stop and had to bus in McCain campaign workers from around the state to avoid a colossal embarrassment. Compare that to the 20,000 and 30,000 Romney is getting...
20 posted on 11/03/2012 9:00:05 PM PDT by apillar
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To: GloriaJane





21 posted on 11/03/2012 9:01:16 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Rca2000

Bravo to you! I attended a Dayton rally in September and there were around 3,000 at that one! Watched the West Chester rally on cspan and the crwod was HUGE!


22 posted on 11/03/2012 9:01:44 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: tsowellfan

Here’s a quick comparison...one of McCain’s last campaign events four years ago was in the same venue where Obama spoke yesterday. Both drew about the same crowd, just under 3,000. But the venue is in heavily Democratic Cleveland. In 2008, Obama drew almost 80,000 to a similar event in the city.

Romney had 30,000+ in suburband Cincinnati last night, and 18,000 in Colorado tonight. I’m going to his event in Newport News, VA tomorrow night. It’s supposed to be a quick rally at the Smithfield Foods hangar at the local airport. Guessing a minimum of 5K for that event, and possibly, a lot more.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 9:07:24 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: gorush

Please people, don’t think of yourselves as “above the fray” on Tuesday. There is nothing noble about not doing your part (voting for Romney) in attempting to avert an American catastrophe. The Marxist Punk MUST BE STOPPED! Bob


24 posted on 11/03/2012 9:18:09 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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To: Rca2000

I remember the crowds being huge because of Palin.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 9:26:33 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: riri
How did McCain win the nomination? The professional anti-Republican Republican won the Republican nomination with the goal to lose honorably. Who voted for him? Why?

Obama just did McCain one better, he was the anti-American who won election to President. Thank you establishment Pubbies, the dumbest political people on the planet.

26 posted on 11/03/2012 10:54:28 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: JLS

There were reports saying Obama drew 20,000 to his rally in Milwaukee today, but a quick check of the venue’s website shows that the room has a max capacity of 12,580.

Photos showed that areas were curtained off and some bleacher seats were empty.

Guess Katy Perry and her skin-tight Forward dress only goes so far.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 11:05:44 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

I think Katy perry draws the 14-18 year old demographic in. Maybe some soccer moms trying to regain their youth but that’d be about it. Not sure what they were trying to accomplish with this...


28 posted on 11/04/2012 7:50:28 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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