Minggu, 06 Mei 2012

Obama kick off lays an egg, speech given in front of less than half empty Ohio State arena

In the words of BB King, �The thrill is gone!�
The White House and the Obama-suck up media is desperately trying to explain away why President Obama didn�t fill the 20,000 arena where he kicked off his re-election bid.  
This is ABC News� spin
�Thousands turned out for President Obama today at his first re-election campaign rallies in Ohio and Virginia but there were no overflowing crowds � a distinct contrast from the scenes in the 2008 campaign, which Republicans are gleeful to point out.�
Notice how ABC didn�t report how many thousands?

CNN and MSNBC reported 14,000 which is extremely doubtful.
Look how CNN desperately try to boost the turn out.  �It�s a full crowd right?�
Video (h/t) Scared Monkey

The Washington Post also was spinning.
�Obama senior adviser David Plouffe says the campaign is pleased with the turnout at its Saturday afternoon event at Ohio State University, where the 14,000-strong crowd fell short of the stadium�s capacity of 18,300.�

In 2008 Obama willing filling 35K plus venues with ease.  But, after nearly four years of the country seeing with their own eyes that he�s noting but a radical Leftist hell bent in turning the United States into a European-style Socialist Nanny State, the people had seen enough. 
Breitbart reports Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state.  A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance.  The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President's first official campaign speech.  
During the speech, Obama ripped into the presumptive GOP nominee and discussed nation building at home, but the most newsworthy item of the day was not the talking points Obama delivered: it was the crowd... or lack thereof.  According to ABC News, the Obama campaign had expected an "overflow" of people.  Instead, the arena looked half-empty.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that Obama organizers even had people move from the seats to the floor of the gym in order to project a larger crowd on television. 
More here
In a great irony a few months ago BB King sang The Thrill is Gone to Obama�s face in the White House.
Story also reported at Gateway Pundit and Red State

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