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Obama Ends Campaign in Half-Empty Arena
Briebart.com ^ | 5 Nov 2012, | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:54 PM PST by forbushalltheway

President Obama’s big rally tonight turned out to be just like his first, opening salvo of the 2012 campaign: a half-empty arena in Ohio. According toRealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy, there were “empty seats scattered around the upper-level of Nationwide Arena … Four years ago, after all, Obama was easily filling venues larger than that …” The event even featured Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, and Obama still couldn’t fill it out.

As it turns out, the empty seats didn’t look exactly “scattered.” They looked like substantial portions of the upper bowl of the arena, according to photos tweeted by those in attendance:

And thus the Obama campaign comes full circle: from tepid open to lukewarm close in Ohio.

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KEYWORDS: brucespringsteen; endofcampaign; onetermobama
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1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:56 PM PST by forbushalltheway
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People pay a gazillion dollars to go see Springsteen and Jay Z and they can’t even get people to fill it for FREE?


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:13:22 PM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: forbushalltheway

look at that second picture- not only is the upper bowl empty but the middle level is as well...


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:13:53 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: forbushalltheway

Compare that with what Romney got today:

“ROMNEY CAMPAIGN at George Mason Univ in Fairfax, VA, Nov 5 2012”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnIlPjuupkc&feature=player_embedded


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:14:07 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: forbushalltheway

That is an AWESOME sight. I bet Paul Ryan will get a bigger crowd tonight in an airport hangar at Sterling Aviation in Milwaukee that Obama got in Columbus. The Columbus arena holds about 18,500 so probably not even 12,000 people there.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:14:22 PM PST by barryobi
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To: forbushalltheway

6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:14:24 PM PST by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: forbushalltheway

Arena capacity is approx. 18,500.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:15:34 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Praying for an early bedtime and sweet dreams of renewed Hope for America.)
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To: forbushalltheway

I was hoping he’d end it in a soccer stadium. If you know what I mean.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:17:18 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: forbushalltheway

If Bruce Springsteen couldn’t fill it, you really have to wonder. Either people can’t stand Obama, or the planning for this event was miserably handled.

Actually, Obama’s rallies in 2008 were not very large, either. Sarah Palin regularly outdid him in numbers and crowd enthusiasm, whenever she was able to work around McCain’s bogus handlers. The only really LARGE rallies were the ones in Berlin, Oregon, and elsewhere where Obama was introduced by huge rock concerts.

Apparently not even that is working now.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 7:17:18 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: forbushalltheway
Don't think of it as half-empty. Think of it as half-full.

Snooooooork! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

11 posted on 11/05/2012 7:17:58 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Mygirlsmom

Ironically fitting - empty seats in support of the empty chair. The ghost of Clint Eastwood rides again as Obama silently shuffles off into the sunset (to his new home in Hawaii).


12 posted on 11/05/2012 7:18:20 PM PST by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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To: forbushalltheway

Did Brucie sing the old Jackson Browne song “Running On Empty” changing it to “Running On Half Empty”?


13 posted on 11/05/2012 7:18:58 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: forbushalltheway

I’ve seen community college basketball games with larger crowds!


14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:19:25 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: forbushalltheway

Bookmarked.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:23 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: forbushalltheway

                                         


 

16 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:59 PM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: forbushalltheway

Obama will be spending tomorrow in Chicago playing basketball. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says he is voting for Romney. Brian Urlacher said he doesn’t like to get involved with politics, but hinted what his vote will be by saying he doesn’t like paying alot of taxes.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 7:22:14 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: carriage_hill
yeh but look at the bottom shot...doesn't look like this middle section was to crowded either:


18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:23:13 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: forbushalltheway
Dear God, please, please, please let us be free of Obama after Tuesday.
19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:23:13 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: T Baden

“Ironically fitting - empty seats in support of the empty chair.”

They weren’t empty. They were filled with Obamaness. It was a completely full venue.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 7:23:44 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: forbushalltheway

I see enough room for a thousand Chris Christies up there!


21 posted on 11/05/2012 7:24:33 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: forbushalltheway

No! The arena was half-full!


22 posted on 11/05/2012 7:25:22 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Billthedrill

Reminds me of my favorite Engineer Joke! to the Optimist it is half-full, to the Pessimist half-empty.....and to the Engineer, twice as big as it needs to be......


23 posted on 11/05/2012 7:25:28 PM PST by Be Careful
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To: The Cajun

so long sucker


24 posted on 11/05/2012 7:25:31 PM PST by ping jockey (may I introduce The Honorable Mitt Romney President of the United States.)
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To: Volunteer

The only thing more empty than those arenas were the skulls of the few Obamabots in them!


25 posted on 11/05/2012 7:25:38 PM PST by CPC24
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To: carriage_hill

That flag is owed some long-overdue respect.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 7:27:37 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: forbushalltheway

Like it or not, the Illegal is POTUS and wasn’t in 2008. Lots of people will go to a rally just to see a POTUS. That being true, it’s astounding that the Illegal is profoundly failing to ge the crowds he got in 2008. GO MITTENS, GO!!!


27 posted on 11/05/2012 7:27:50 PM PST by libstripper
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To: forbushalltheway

There does appear to be a little ‘irony’ here (other than the Clint Eastwood ‘empty chair’ multiplied by many) the fact that you would know that if one such as Springsteen was a ‘supporter’ of yours he would probably be happy to ‘headline’ for you the day after the election, the point that comes up though is that BO ‘needs’ the help.

Kind of like

It is a great thing to be able to truthfully say I am healthy enough to work at 73.

The turn off is if you HAVE to work at 73.....


28 posted on 11/05/2012 7:28:01 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 BO/ 'Hope', "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: T Baden

Empty arena, empty chair.. empty suit? SURPRISED?


29 posted on 11/05/2012 7:28:17 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: forbushalltheway
That arena is home of the Columbus Blue Jackets it holds around 21,000. It looks allot like 10,000 0r less. Springsteen hasn't played to that small of a crown in decades, I saw him at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium in ‘85 with only 75,0000 friends.
30 posted on 11/05/2012 7:28:20 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: forbushalltheway

Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, Romney will be at a rally tonight and from the tweets Im receiving the line for that event is unreal, something that has never been seen before..just keeps going and going and going


31 posted on 11/05/2012 7:29:11 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Be Careful
to the Engineer, twice as big as it needs to be......

That's three times built in for the margin of safety.

32 posted on 11/05/2012 7:30:40 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Crimson Elephant
Well this is no longer the Jay-Z of The Blueprint or the Springsteen of Born to Run or the Obama of the receding oceans. These are guys deeply into the wind-down of their careers.
33 posted on 11/05/2012 7:31:02 PM PST by wideawake
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To: windsorknot

Based on pictures I’ve seen, my guess is considerably less than half full.


34 posted on 11/05/2012 7:31:33 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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</i> Hope that’s not necessary ever again.


35 posted on 11/05/2012 7:32:46 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: forbushalltheway

Only way this fraud ever stood in front of a full audience was as an appendage for a concert like The Dave Mathews Band.


36 posted on 11/05/2012 7:33:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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37 posted on 11/05/2012 7:33:32 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: forbushalltheway

The best revenge is an empty seat.


38 posted on 11/05/2012 7:34:07 PM PST by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Well, at least we know that Bronco Bama was full.......of himself.


39 posted on 11/05/2012 7:34:57 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: forbushalltheway

re·pu·di·a·tion (r-pyd-shn)
n.
1. The act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated.
2. The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.

It has legal and business definitions as well but in sum it will mean, IMHO, the American public saying, “We made a huge mistake four years ago.”

So about this time tomorrow night after the massive public repudiation of The One Formerly Known As The Won, his lawyers’ job will be to convince him to golf, travel, play hoops and stay-the-hell-out-of-the-way, until the grown-ups take over.
There it is.


40 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:14 PM PST by tumblindice (No more days.)
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To: wideawake

Well this is no longer the Jay-Z of The Blueprint or the Springsteen of Born to Run or the Obama of the receding oceans. These are guys deeply into the wind-down of their careers.

The picture of Obama standing with both of them on yahoo tonight? He looks like a total FRUIT. And playing pass the phone and giggle with Christie while ppl in Staten Island are still without homes, power, food, heat ....such class, I tell ya.


41 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:15 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: forbushalltheway

Well, Springsteen has nothing new and neither does Obama.... what’s to see?


42 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:44 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: LibsRJerks
These are guys deeply into the wind-down of their careers.

Those aren't the only guys winding down their career tonight!

43 posted on 11/05/2012 7:37:14 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: forbushalltheway

They couldn’t make it, looking for jobs.


44 posted on 11/05/2012 7:37:58 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: forbushalltheway

Kinda makes me want to watch Downfall. Except Obama is the despot that could have been, and wasn’t.


45 posted on 11/05/2012 7:38:52 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: God luvs America

Why is the American Flag all tied up?
Shouldn’t it be hanging freely during a “campaign”?


46 posted on 11/05/2012 7:41:20 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: xrmusn

Most pro singers who scream loud rock songs into the mic have pretty good voices.... Springsteen isn’t one of them.


47 posted on 11/05/2012 7:41:37 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: forbushalltheway

Mitt rally as I type

https://twitter.com/GayPatriot/status/265657993578835968/photo/1
https://twitter.com/PoliticsBlonde/status/265654401325232128/photo/1


48 posted on 11/05/2012 7:42:10 PM PST by jennychase
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To: SamAdams76

There were 20,000 people who tried to get in but didn’t have photo ID.


49 posted on 11/05/2012 7:42:26 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: wideawake
I have never watched the 5 (I think that is the name) before... but tonight I happened to stop on Fox and they were showing clips and discussing this. beckel was an obnoxius pigman as usual but they started joking about men over 50 with earrings and how they are losers... old men that see themselves as rebels but actually are childish adolescents that refuse to grow up. The woman said that watching bruce try to rekindle his past is like watching a Viagra pill go down and nothing coming up.

LLS

50 posted on 11/05/2012 7:46:15 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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