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Enthusiasm Gap? Obama Campaign Ends How it Started, In a Half-Empty Ohio Arena


When we say that Obama has an enthusiasm problem, we mean it.  In May, President Obama kicked off his campaign in a half-empty arena.  Breitbart has the pic…

Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state.  A photoposted 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.  

According to the Toledo Blade, the venue for Obama’s rally seats 20,000 but “there were a lot of empty seats.” Comparatively, Obama drew a crowd of 35,000 at Ohio State when he campaigned for former Governor Ted Strickland in 2010.

The official Barack Obama Tumblr boasts a figure from ThinkProgress that 14,000 attended the event–70% of the stadium’s seating capacity.

Yesterday, Obama ended his campaign in Ohio-in another half-empty arena.  Breitbart has the coverage of that event as well…

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 to RealClearPolitics’ 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.

Um, if that doesn’t spell “enthusiasm problem,” I don’t know what does. The campaign is a sham, dead before it started.  Only the MSM, with increasing levels of oversampling, can even make it look close.

And just remember, you DIDN’T see this on the MSM.

  • No, we wouldn’t expect to see that on the Left Stream Media. What will they being saying tomorrow? Americans are racists?