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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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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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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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