Skip to comments.Can we follow crowd size in the next few days?
Posted on 11/03/2012 12:21:53 PM PDT by proudtexasmama
Can we get an organized thread with links to actual crowd size or pictures of both Obama and Romney events for the next few days? I LOVED seeing the pictures from last night! Pictures tell the real story! I would love to compare the two! My guess is that we will see a far different picture with the Obama crowds than the Romney crowds. I don't think Obama will hold a candle next to Romney. I think somebody said that you don't get 30,000 people to a rally the weekend before an election in a state you are losing and according to Obama sources losing badly. I would also love to see some pictures from rallies in 2008 to compare and contrast. Again, I think the Obama before and afters will tell the entire story of what is coming on Tuesday!
The problem with crowd size is that it doesn’t necessarily mean the crowds that turned out for Obama 4 years ago are not voting for him or are less excited. Their new messiah is known to them now.
It is the same thing with signs and stickers. He was new and when something is new we celebrate.
A new marriage,a new baby, a new house, are all times we celebrate. After the marriage is 4 years old, or the baby is 4 etc, doesn’t mean we are love our spouse, child or home less.
I’m with you. I’d like to see side by side comparisons, too. I know it’s been reported Romney had 30,000 at a stop in Ohio yesterday. Obama had 2,000 (total stops?). I saw a post a few minutes ago where there were only 200 show up for Obama at one Ohio rally (with Stevie Wonder). So what if it’s not a reliable measure of Tuesday’s outcome? Comparison shots for the last 3 days would still be interesting.
I follow your logic about the new wearing off. However think back to that crowd in Ohio this exact weekend in 2008 where he had 80,000 and this year 4,000. I would assume at least 75% of that 80,000 would have voted for him on the low end which would be around 60,000. Now let’s assume that 100% of those 4,000 will vote for him as they are still the ones with enough enthusiasm to get out there. Let’s also assume those are not bussed in paid fans but true Obama voters. That is still a 56,000 vote difference. That is more than just the new wearing off I think. I think that will play a significant role in Romney’s win on Tuesday.
scroll down and click “The Reporters”
read their tweets on the trail, they also post pics of crowd/candidates.