Skip to comments.'They're Starting To Seriously Worry': Concern Growing About Low Turnout At Obama Inauguration
Posted on 01/06/2013 3:35:37 PM PST by drewh
Hotel rooms remain unbooked ahead of January 21 inauguration ceremony Organizers expecting much lower turnout than 2009 ceremony, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall
Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president's 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won't be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol to watch Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama's public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.
Two weeks before the big day, plenty of hotel rooms still haven't been booked. Four years ago, some hotels sold out months in advance. There will be just two official inaugural balls this year, both at the Washington Convention Center, rather than 10 official balls at multiple locations around town.
The pair of celebrations are the lowest number since 1953, according to the New York Post.
A political insider told the paper: 'Some on the presidential inaugural committee are starting to seriously worry.' His inaugural committee has also scaled the celebration back to three days of festivities, instead of four.
Some changes are on account of the slowly recovering economy and a desire by planners to ease the security burden on law enforcement.
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Will the messiah even attend or will he still be in Hawaii on vacay as usual.
It is MLK day, Michigan has it off and many folks go the the International Auto Show, instead I predict many Unions will bus their Minions down and take the day off after to bus or fly back.
Remember just like November, they will always surprise us, even if they have to generate it....
If the libs were holding their coronation for Barry across the street from my house, I wouldn’t go.
It’s hard for dead voters to get a ride to the festivities.
Once union members see their latest payroll deductions maybe they won’t be so keen on supporting Obama.
Weird. These are strange times we live in. It begs the question: did he really win?
His autopen or teleprompter will be sworn in at noon.
Qween Moochelle just touched down today from the islands.
On SNL last night, they did a skit where a guy playing Bloomburg the mayor had a sign language gal standing right next to him.
When he said the word "Obama" she put her hands up to her ears and cupped them as if demonstrate the prez's huge ears.
Funny as hell.
But we will be told by the MSM a different story.....
Really? 1/20 is a Sunday, and everybody demanded MLK Day be a Monday holiday. Maybe they're having the inauguration on the 21st this year. I don't know. Things have gotten strange lately.
Best comment on the Daily: no need to worry obama has purchased one million phones to give away.
Why would 2,000,000 want to see him “Take The Oath”?He doesn’t BELIEVE in The US Constitution!!He referred to it as a”Flawed Document”!!!
You would if your outhouse was over there.
Just promise free birth control and food stamps, the moochers will come in groves
Yeah, worry that if this many people don’t care, how did you get elected? Voter Fraud?
Ooops. I noticed the Inauguration date is 1/21. Huh. Go figure. I thought 1/20 was the date specified by the Constitutional Amendment.
I feel stoopid.
What if they had an inauguration and nobody came?
At this point, even Michelle and the girls are not a sure bet to show up.
And Herself, the Cold and Joyless? Is she still too indisposed to venture outside for such a grueling ordeal?
Maybe Bronco Bama could just phone it in. Or send Biden to collect the award, like has been done on occasion at the Academy presentations.
Worry not, the MSM are already working on the proper camera angles to make 100 people look like millions.
That should get the numbers up.
Anybody out there who still thinks 0bama DIDN’T steal the election?? WAKE UP.
Think maybe lotsa folks voted less for Obama the man and more for Obama the money.
Sorry Mr Prez, I can’t make it. I’m a sub on a bowling team and I have to stay home in case they call.
“We’re giving away free basketball shoes, and there will be naked white chicks...”
VOILA, *THERE* IS YOUR CROWD...!
It's not the votes that count,
it's who counts the votes!
Maybe people can’t make it because they’re on vacation in Hawaii.
Oh wait, that’s Obama.
Maybe he won’t show up because he doesn’t feel it’s necessary, like a graduation ceremony back when he pretended to be in college.
More anecdotal evidence of massive voter fraud.
What are you talking about?! Øbongo has trillions of dollars to throw around, and if he starts to run short he’ll just print more. With all those Øbomabucks they’ll fill every seat in the joint.
> ‘They’re Starting To Seriously Worry’: Concern Growing About Low Turnout At Obama Inauguration
They were worried about a low turnout at the Dem. Convention too but that didn’t prevent Hussein’s return to the Oval Office.
NOT to worry.
They will get Bruce S, Barbara S and their cohorts to perform (they will claim free but WE will foot a gigantic bill — Yes, I know, free with expenses paid).
Is Krispie Kreme and BloomingIdiotBerg going to be in “Lady O’s box”? (I mean on the stage with her).
That is going to be quite crowded in there providing they ‘invite’ all the needy people and ‘heroes’ that stopped selling guns, ammo and fattening foods.
There is a tasty morsel of irony.
The ‘Fat’ first lady ‘lecturing’ us on diet etc and the whole shenanigans will be guarded by more firepower than was used in the Korean War with a ‘theme’ of gun control....
To borrow a ‘line’.....
Popcorn, heavy butter and salty with a 32 oz drink in paper cup.
No need for burdening of law enforcement. Anyone who has any idea of harming him needs to realize two things:
1. It's a gun-free zone, so no guns allowed. And,
2. Any fool who is anywhere in his right mind MUST remember what happened after that idiot James Earl Ray gave us MLK celebrations, street names in almost every city with two or more streets, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson Jr., Quanell X, Shelia Jackson Lee, and any illegitimate child of any one of them.
Just leave 'im alone and let him self-destruct over time. He will do a better job of it than anyone could possibly do. Look at Jimmy Carter and the fool he's made of himself. It gets better by the day.
The sheeples gave him their votes but not their money or time. Not any free stuff that day either.
Dead voters and imaginary “virtual voters” are notorious slackers when it comes to partying.
Bus in ACORN, SEIU, OWS, AFGE, AFSCME, bums and homosexual servicemembers. Problem solved.
In all fairness, I thought the event was going to be a much more scaled down affair than in 2009........
Yep. And especially strange considering that no ObaMao worshipers will have to miss work to attend . . .
They need to round up the OWS crowd. Feed them well to fill their bowels and let them camp out on the WH lawn.
No need to worry. Just have the unions bus in their Purple Shirt Brigade like they do for “grass-roots” protests and voting.
Heard the same BS during the campaign........low turnout at rallies, couldn’t fill venues, no enthusiasm........he is still the POTUS
The planners are making arrangements to line much of the route with large buses ~ that’s so you won’t get to see Obama’s limousine.
this is all well and good ... but I want to know when we start filing charges against the supervisors of elections in every state that did not collect eligibility documentation ... thereby promoting election fraud
I call Barbara Streisand on that one.