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Biden Addresses Empty Seats at NAACP Convention
Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Jul 2012 | Alexander Marlow

Posted on 07/12/2012 6:51:02 PM PDT by VA Voter

The media was quick to point out that Mitt Romney was booed at the NAACP convention yesterday (or were they saying “Boo-urns?”), but will they acknowledge that no one was there to hear Joe Biden’s address? CBS News and National Journal campaign reporter Rodney Hawkins tweeted that “minutes before” Joe Biden’s speech at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston “seats are pretty empty.” He provided the visual above. The NAACP invites both presidential candidates to their convention every election year; in 2008, both Barack Obama and John McCain attended. This year, President Obama declined the invitation. There has been much speculation as to why President Obama chose to opt out, especially considering the convention’s theme: “Your Power, Your Decision – VOTE.” Apparently the convention-goers were hardly clamoring to hear his surrogate’s speech. The low turnout could be due to weather, as Hawkins suggests, or perhaps it could have been in protest because the NAACP was snubbed by Obama. Or, maybe people didn’t feel it imperative to hear America’s Grandpa ramble on about how much he learned in a Reverend Wright’s church (though not THE Reverend Wright...). Whatever the explanation may be, this is yet another misstep for a presidential campaign unable to find its footing.

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1 posted on 07/12/2012 6:51:08 PM PDT by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter

But he wasn’t booed, that’s the important thing.


2 posted on 07/12/2012 6:54:10 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: VA Voter

Empty seats, empty suit .... goes together.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 6:57:24 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

Good point. :)


4 posted on 07/12/2012 7:03:26 PM PDT by VA Voter
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5 posted on 07/12/2012 7:04:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: VA Voter
A picture is worth a thousand words..
6 posted on 07/12/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: VA Voter

7 posted on 07/12/2012 7:08:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: GSP.FAN

Wow, is that actual?


8 posted on 07/12/2012 7:22:25 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: j_tull

eyep


9 posted on 07/12/2012 7:27:54 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: VA Voter

What a waste of good pandering. Oh well, Biteme has a limitless supply.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: j_tull

So they say..

Would you be interested in turning up for a Biden speech?I can see the comedy factor but i don’t think they are there for the jokes
Obama never turned up so it’s a big bummer for NAALCP..


11 posted on 07/12/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: VA Voter

Obama is insulting millions of average americans lying about why he couldn’t make it to the convention. we all know its because they were going to boo him over gay marriage and high black unemployment.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 8:08:12 PM PDT by Reality_News
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To: VA Voter

I’ll bet there were a lot more people at the conference, but the attendees racism prompted them to boycott the white guy.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 8:11:49 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: VA Voter

If they showed up to hear Slow Joe speak, they probably didn’t boo because it’s difficult to boo in your sleep. How “stuck on stupid” does the NAACP have to be to not realize that the Food Stamp President deliberately and arrogantly sh!t in their dessert by not attending. Obviously, you can’t out-stupid the NAACP.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 8:13:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: GSP.FAN

That wasn’t really the hall he spoke in?


15 posted on 07/12/2012 8:29:59 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: GSP.FAN

Also — “A thousand empty seats are worth hoots of derision.”


16 posted on 07/12/2012 8:56:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: VA Voter

I’d be curious to know how many people showed for Romney’s speech vs. Biden’s.


17 posted on 07/13/2012 1:23:45 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

From the video I saw it was a packed house, for Romney.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 4:54:10 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie

Thanks much!


19 posted on 07/13/2012 5:50:26 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

Yesterday, I was riding a stationary bike at the gym. The TV suspended in front of me was showing Biteme’s speech. I was only able to read the crawl. Eventually, I thought that his Pinocchio nose would break through the screen and penetrate my chest. He is a national embarrassment.


20 posted on 07/13/2012 6:13:46 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Hildy

Thats the pic that goes with the article..


21 posted on 07/13/2012 7:40:45 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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