Skip to comments.Obama Ends Campaign in Half-Empty Arena
Posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:54 PM PST by forbushalltheway
President Obamas 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 couldnt fill it out.
As it turns out, the empty seats didnt 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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People pay a gazillion dollars to go see Springsteen and Jay Z and they can’t even get people to fill it for FREE?
look at that second picture- not only is the upper bowl empty but the middle level is as well...
Compare that with what Romney got today:
“ROMNEY CAMPAIGN at George Mason Univ in Fairfax, VA, Nov 5 2012”
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.
Arena capacity is approx. 18,500.
I was hoping he’d end it in a soccer stadium. If you know what I mean.
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.
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).
Did Brucie sing the old Jackson Browne song “Running On Empty” changing it to “Running On Half Empty”?
I’ve seen community college basketball games with larger crowds!
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.
“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.
I see enough room for a thousand Chris Christies up there!
No! The arena was half-full!
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......
so long sucker
The only thing more empty than those arenas were the skulls of the few Obamabots in them!
That flag is owed some long-overdue respect.
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!!!
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.....
Empty arena, empty chair.. empty suit? SURPRISED?
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
That's three times built in for the margin of safety.
Based on pictures I’ve seen, my guess is considerably less than half full.
</i> Hope that’s not necessary ever again.
Only way this fraud ever stood in front of a full audience was as an appendage for a concert like The Dave Mathews Band.
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The best revenge is an empty seat.
Well, at least we know that Bronco Bama was full.......of himself.
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.
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.
Well, Springsteen has nothing new and neither does Obama.... what’s to see?
Those aren't the only guys winding down their career tonight!
They couldn’t make it, looking for jobs.
Kinda makes me want to watch Downfall. Except Obama is the despot that could have been, and wasn’t.
Why is the American Flag all tied up?
Shouldn’t it be hanging freely during a “campaign”?
Most pro singers who scream loud rock songs into the mic have pretty good voices.... Springsteen isn’t one of them.
Mitt rally as I type
There were 20,000 people who tried to get in but didn’t have photo ID.