Skip to comments.Obama, Clinton campaign together in Virginia
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 ...
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.
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Which band performed to attract the crowd?
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.
Well his last rally on the same date, same place in 2008 had 90K pretty big drop I would say.
Didn't Monica say something similar some years back?
We’ve already had one suspicious 20k event (Milwaukee) turn out not to be true so I’d be careful about this one too.
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.
Its going to be fun when both Obama and Hillary are hiring lawyers with no executive priledge in the Benghazi hearings
“President Bill Clinton will deliver remarks and Dave Matthews will perform at the grassroots rally in Bristow with President Obama.”
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Wow. Steady stream of cold people trotting towards the exit in the middle of Obama’s speech.
“The Dave Matthews Band.”
So it seems Jake Tapper for ABC is the one reporting or tweeting these exaggerated numbers. He tweeted the false numbers for Milwaukee also.
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.
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Wow. Steady stream of cold people trotting towards the exit in the middle of Obamas speech.
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.
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.
"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?"
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.
That’s exactly right. Very good point.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.....
“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!!
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...
Romney's crowds have been REPORTED, SHOWN and covered on Fox News!
You're dreaming Obama dreams if you think they're inflated.
You "understand"? From whom? DU? Moveon? OFA?
They must have the number confused with what will be the minimum turnout for Romney at GMU on Monday.
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.
seating capacity is 25,000
It must have been awfully full
A pair of Deuces and it's Jacks or better to open...
“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!
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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..
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...
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.
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.
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?
This you, Perkalong?