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Obama, Clinton campaign together in Virginia
AP ^ | 11/3/12 | Julie Pace

Posted on 11/03/2012 9:04:32 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog

BRISTOW, Va. (AP) — With the White House race in its final days, President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail together Saturday night.

Clinton, his voice hoarse from a flurry of campaign events, said he had given "my voice in the service of my president." The former president vouched for Obama's economic agenda, saying he had done a good job with a bad hand.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: clinton; obama; rally
Hmmmm. Can this be true? 24K people? VA, what's wrong with you?
1 posted on 11/03/2012 9:04:35 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I’m surprised. Bristow isn’t usually what I’d think of as a hotbed of liberalism. There are a lot of true Virginia boys in that area.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 9:06:35 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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3 posted on 11/03/2012 9:06:56 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: LittleSpotBlog

Which band performed to attract the crowd?


4 posted on 11/03/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2

The Dave Matthews Band.

That’s why there were 20K there if you believe that number.

It takes a South African to draw those kind of numbers for a North African.
How apropos.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 9:10:48 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Well his last rally on the same date, same place in 2008 had 90K pretty big drop I would say.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/11/the_last_obama_rally_draws_900.html


6 posted on 11/03/2012 9:12:04 PM PDT by funfan
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To: LittleSpotBlog
Clinton, his voice hoarse from a flurry of campaign events, said he had given "my voice in the service of my president."

Didn't Monica say something similar some years back?

7 posted on 11/03/2012 9:12:39 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: LittleSpotBlog

We’ve already had one suspicious 20k event (Milwaukee) turn out not to be true so I’d be careful about this one too.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 9:13:32 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Events like this in Bristow, with Dave Matthews, draws from the libs in Arlington and Alexandria, most of whom are college kids who can’t vote in Virginia.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 9:13:32 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Its going to be fun when both Obama and Hillary are hiring lawyers with no executive priledge in the Benghazi hearings


10 posted on 11/03/2012 9:16:07 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: loveliberty2
Which band performed to attract the crowd?

Dave Matthews
11 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:41 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: loveliberty2

“President Bill Clinton will deliver remarks and Dave Matthews will perform at the grassroots rally in Bristow with President Obama.”

http://kissrichmond.com/2049908/president-obama-and-bill-clinton-host-grassroots-rally-in-bristow-va-saturday/


12 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:56 PM PDT by funfan
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To: LittleSpotBlog

13 posted on 11/03/2012 9:19:22 PM PDT by goron (It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.)
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To: goron

14 posted on 11/03/2012 9:22:32 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: conservativepoet


There weren't 25,000 at the Obama-Clinton event. Maybe 10,000. 9,000 in the pavilion and 1,000 on the lawn.
15 posted on 11/03/2012 9:27:23 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: All

charliespiering1 hour agovia Twitter for BlackBerry®Twitter
Wow. Steady stream of cold people trotting towards the exit in the middle of Obama’s speech.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 9:29:35 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain

“The Dave Matthews Band.”

Who?


17 posted on 11/03/2012 9:29:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Wounded, old and dangerous.)
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To: jimbo123

So it seems Jake Tapper for ABC is the one reporting or tweeting these exaggerated numbers. He tweeted the false numbers for Milwaukee also.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 9:30:11 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: musicman

There is only one explanation why the Clintons kiss obama’s ass. And that’s because they know the power of the presidency. Therefore, they know the Chicago thugs will take them down. If obama wins don’t be surprised if Hillary stays in as SOS. She’ll do what she’s told to do.
They don’t want to spend their sunset years in prison. Then again, obama won’t need them anymore and he hates them. Maybe Jarrett had the Clintons in mind when she said they’ll get revenge on people who were against them.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 9:30:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: jimbo123

charliespiering1 hour agovia Twitter for BlackBerry®Twitter
Wow. Steady stream of cold people trotting towards the exit in the middle of Obama’s speech.
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I think Obama supporters in the media are getting nervous about the lower numbers and energy on the Obama trail. Even Brian Williams admitted Obama doesn’t have the same stuff that he did four years ago and it showed with much lower crowd totals.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 9:33:00 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: funfan
Alka Pateriya ‏@alkapateriya @jheil "@Alex_Roarty: Sitting amid the crowd at Obama rally. Reaction to this Dave Matthews performance is ... a little unenthusiastic." Expand Reply Retweet Favorite
21 posted on 11/03/2012 9:34:55 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: loveliberty2
The joint rally drew more than 24,000 people to an outdoor arena on a chilly November night.

Well let's be fair here. If you go the link you will see a photo of the enormous crowd...wait a second...well golly-gee...there actually isn't any photo.

If this were truly 24,000 there surely there would be photos to prove it. Gave it a good strong Google search and found a video and a single still photo. The photo is small, the video inconclusive as to the crowd size. Of the momentary glimpse of the crowd coupled with the crowd volume I would be generous and say maybe 10,000 at the most.

If this were truly a Romney-esque-sized crowd you know the net would be peppered with photos and videos to push the appearance of an energized constituency. Not seeing it and no reason to belief it.

And if you can manage to get through the video of the rally you surely would agree that this is not a campaign/candidate that is projecting calm assurance and confidence but instead a man with bubbling anger bouncing around just under the surface. His speech, his body language, his facial expressions and his tenor show a desperate man who surely knows his fate.

22 posted on 11/03/2012 9:36:30 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Middle East Islamic Democracy: "One Man, One Vote, One Time")
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To: LittleSpotBlog

"I'll have a mocha latte with whip cream on top in a blue cup.
And don't spill any."

"Does anybody else want coffee?"


23 posted on 11/03/2012 9:42:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: torchthemummy

If this were truly a Romney-esque-sized crowd you know the net would be peppered with photos and videos to push the appearance of an energized constituency.
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That’s exactly right. Very good point.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 9:48:15 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: torchthemummy
Was bouncing through the C-Span video again and at the 41:36 mark you get a full view of the crowd. That ain't 24,000. Note that the overall seating area is fairly narrow, easily twice as deep as it is wide. Clearly the attempt was to create the perception that with a photo narrowly centered the crowd could look like the slice of a 24,000 piece pie.

And again I will say it is worth checking out the video to see the palpable anger from Obama. Not the image of a winner.

25 posted on 11/03/2012 9:48:33 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Middle East Islamic Democracy: "One Man, One Vote, One Time")
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To: torchthemummy

If he needs a band and Clinton - he’s in deep trouble.

Romney can speak for himself without the need for a backup.

The libs were there for the band and Bubba - they weren’t there to see O.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 9:55:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

27 posted on 11/03/2012 9:57:38 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I’m assuming a typo and thinking they intended to say ‘Bristol, VA’(not BRISTOW). I’m having trouble buying that 24k number too. Bristol isn’t a small town, but 24k would be quite a draw there for two liberal politicians right out in the middle of Southwest VA, which is probably one of the most conservative areas in the entire country. Then again, dem operatives could have been bussed in from multiple states to there from far and wide.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: torchthemummy

“Of the momentary glimpse of the crowd coupled with the crowd volume I would be generous and say maybe 10,000 at the most.”

I understand that the Romney crowds in Ohio have been similarly inflated. I hope Romney is not trying offset the recent polling shortfalls by ginning up crowd attendances.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 10:12:20 PM PDT by Perkalong
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To: Perkalong

People come to see Romney. They don’t need gimmicks and free food to listen to him.

Enthusiasm cannot be faked. Either its present or the candidate doesn’t have the mojo.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 10:19:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Perkalong

“I understand that the Romney crowds in Ohio have been similarly inflated. I hope Romney is not trying offset the recent polling shortfalls by ginning up crowd attendances.”

Where are you getting your information? BTW I just read your post re “writing Iowa off”. You seem very negative, and seem to be putting a lot of stock in the MSM and heavily oversampled Dem polls. I see you just signed up two months ago too.....


31 posted on 11/03/2012 10:23:02 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Perkalong

“I understand that the Romney crowds in Ohio have been similarly inflated.”

Well, whoever or whatever gave you that information is wrong.

Maybe, you should check out your sources. Heck, some of them may be seeking.....revenge!!


32 posted on 11/03/2012 11:06:25 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I am glad that Clinton has found a new companion in his latter years.

He and Obama make a cute couple.

I hope Michelle doesn’t find out...


33 posted on 11/03/2012 11:08:59 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Perkalong
I understand that the Romney crowds in Ohio have been similarly inflated. I hope Romney is not trying offset the recent polling shortfalls by ginning up crowd attendances.

Romney's crowds have been REPORTED, SHOWN and covered on Fox News!

You're dreaming Obama dreams if you think they're inflated.

34 posted on 11/03/2012 11:11:20 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Perkalong
I understand that the Romney crowds in Ohio have been similarly inflated.

You "understand"? From whom? DU? Moveon? OFA?

35 posted on 11/03/2012 11:16:02 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
How quickly Obummunists forget...


Bill Clinton suspended from practicing law in Arkansas paid a $250,000 fine because of the Monica Lewinski fiasco.

Bill Clinton paid a $850,000 settlement over the Paula Jones incident.

Bill Clinton disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court.

So Bill Clinton, a disbarred lawyer, and a President who was impeached for lying under oath, is now asking the American people to believe him when he says the best thing for the country is four more years of Obama?

Obamacrats have memory problems



36 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:25 PM PDT by goron (It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.)
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To: torchthemummy
Not the same candidate as in 2008 when he knew he was winning. This time he knows the numbers aren't there and his campaign is failing just like his presidency.
37 posted on 11/03/2012 11:38:44 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

They must have the number confused with what will be the minimum turnout for Romney at GMU on Monday.


38 posted on 11/04/2012 2:54:04 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: ConservativeMan55

39 posted on 11/04/2012 3:11:24 AM PST by goron (It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.)
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To: KoRn

It’s Bristow. It’s in the DC suburbs and the home of the Jiffy Lube Live arena. It’s about three miles from our house.
We didn’t hear the crowds and we didn’t see the crowds but there were people there because of the minor traffic back-ups, Obama did show up (we heard the Marine One contingent) but we usually hear loud large concerts and this was not loud or large.

I would say he did draw upwards of ten-fifteen thousand which sucks for a free concert but it was cold and it was late, around 10:30 when we heard the helos wooping overhead. From the looks of them at the gas station, the car tags were from DC and MD as much as VA, mostly college kids looking for something to do on Saturday.

It’s what he did last time around to draw crowds only it’s out of desperation.


40 posted on 11/04/2012 3:19:28 AM PST by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: torchthemummy

seating capacity is 25,000

It must have been awfully full

lol


41 posted on 11/04/2012 3:28:51 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: LittleSpotBlog
...The former president vouched for Obama's economic agenda, saying he had done a good job with a bad hand.

A pair of Deuces and it's Jacks or better to open...

42 posted on 11/04/2012 4:17:23 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: newnhdad

“car tags were from DC and MD as much as VA, mostly college kids looking for something to do on Saturday.”

His Virginia campaign workers. This was to get them fired up for the GOTV effort.
I wonder why Obama has events just for campaign workers while Romney has them for workers and voters.

Barry seemed well rested from all the sleep he got during the Sandy campaign break. Laying around doing nothing for a couple days did him good. Nice finish to his speech.

Clinton’s wore out from carrying him though. At one point it sounded like he called him “Morooco Bomber” LOL!


43 posted on 11/04/2012 4:57:27 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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44 posted on 11/04/2012 6:13:38 AM PST by randita
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To: mrsmith

people in MD and DC haven’t really had a chance to see Dear Leader in person and this was probably their best opportunity to see him before he flies out one final time to Hawaii..


45 posted on 11/04/2012 6:23:13 AM PST by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Perkalong; torchthemummy; goldstategop; trappedincanuckistan; BlessingsofLiberty; onyx; okie01
You "understand"? From whom? DU? Moveon? OFA?
Hmmm. Perkalong throws out:

I understand that the Romney crowds in Ohio have been similarly inflated.

And six people respond. Perkalong never responds back. Perkalong signed up a few short months ago. Do I detect a...

Concern Troll?

46 posted on 11/04/2012 8:47:06 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java

That’s the comment that I found strange.

Some people here are naturally concerned. About Ohio. About Iowa. About Pennsylvania. That’s fine. I understand.

But...

When you say something like “I heard Romney crowds in Ohio were inflated. I hope it’s not to make up for Romney struggling in the polls” it sets off alarms. It sounds like an Axelrod/Messina talking point.


47 posted on 11/04/2012 9:40:34 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

In addition to suggesting crowds in Ohio were inflated to prop up Romney’s alleged sagging poll numbers Perkalong seems to be concerned about Romney’s presence in other swing states. From other threads:

“Add Iowa to the states likely to go sour. The Nov. 4 Des Moines Register poll is out showing President Obama with a 5 point lead - Romney only has 42.”

“This is why it is so mystifying that Romney has been spending so much time in other states like Wisconsin and now Pennsylvania. That is what McCain did.”

In each case Perkalong was confronted, and never responded. Concerned or trying to convince others?


48 posted on 11/04/2012 9:50:13 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Perkalong; torchthemummy; goldstategop; trappedincanuckistan; BlessingsofLiberty; onyx; okie01
When you say something like “I heard Romney crowds in Ohio were inflated. I hope it’s not to make up for Romney struggling in the polls” it sets off alarms. It sounds like an Axelrod/Messina talking point.

This you, Perkalong?


49 posted on 11/04/2012 9:51:14 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java
LOL & ^5!
50 posted on 11/04/2012 11:59:16 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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