Much is made about Obama’s campaign, and whether or not Romney has he “oomph” to defeat the sitting POTUS. In fact, I’ve been receiving emails from bloggers questioning that very point. While Romney is not the most scintillating candidate, I think he might have more of a chance than some are giving him. Yes, Obama has the smear machine; consisting of the unions, the community organizations, and even the occupods promise to disrupt anything good and wholesome. However, it seems that the Obama “get out the useful idiot efforts” have been a tad bit, shall we say, flat.
First, let me say that the idea that Obama’s “kick off” to the campaign is completely ridiculous, as he’s been in perpetual campaign mode since he was inaugurated. That being said, since he “officially” kicked off the 2012 campaign, we’ll treat it as such. We remember the 2008 campaign for it being completely controlled and artificial, with no real interaction and a complaint and controlled media. Awed crowds filled events venues, and the media trumpeted the arrival of “hope and change.”
But, the start of the 2012 effort, while still fawned over by the stooges in the MSM, seemed to be lacking in one important department…people. Breitbart has more.
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 anddiscussed 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. TheColumbus 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.
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.
OK then, let’s look at is this way. Obama is in an important swing state. It’s typically a big labor, democratic bastion. The event took place in an university arena, so the campus Marxists had to be involved, and he still couldn’t fill the place?
While we’re at it, let’s consider some other factors…
1. Obama’s big money donors finally figured out that he is a closet Marxist, and have cut the support.
2. The unions are spending big time cash on defeating Scott Walker, and anyone else that dares free workers from forced union membership. There has to be a limit on what they can spend, which means potentially less money for Obama.
3. The hard left is less than enthusiastic with Obama, because he hasn’t torn down capitalism and killed a few million people. Yes, they’ll vote for him, but I don’t think they’ll be as many goons to beat people up, commit voter fraud, or otherwise muck things up this year.
4. There is even a possibility that the few Voter ID laws out there will cut down on voter fraud.
So, back to Romney, he isn’t the thrilling alternative that we all wanted. Then again, none of the GOP candidates were. But, even though team Obama will have an impressive arsenal of useful idiots, dead voters, and the like, it probably won’t be close to what he had in 2008. Also, the moderates don’t like being out of work, nor do they like paying until they bleed at the pump. Both of those factors will work against Obama.
Please also remember to not trust polls unless you can look at the internals. We know that polls are being used to shape opinions, not reflect them. As Da Tech Guy points out, they’re not polls, they psyops! He also has a post on the empty seats.