Failed President Stumps in Ohio: “I know I’m not as popular here as I once was, so I’ll take what I can get”

Posted by on May 06, 2012 at 9:58 am
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If you’re part of the dwindling number of Americans who still rely on the news networks for your information, then surely you saw how awesomely popular our failed president is as he stumped in Ohio Saturday. Problem for him is even events he holds that are free to the public can’t fill an arena.

The president, who was propelled to power in the 2008 election thanks in part to huge rallies across the nation, hoped to regain that momentum with events in large arenas in Columbus, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia.

Come game time, however, with his first event – which was free and open to the public – held at Ohio State University, his numbers appeared to fall flat, according to several reports.

One photo taken and posted to Twitter by Republican rival Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesman Ryan Williams showed the floor and seats with more space than people.

The Columbus Dispatch reported 14,000 filling the center’s 20,000 seats.

According to the paper, event organisers busied themselves moving people from the stage’s surrounding seats to the arena’s floor to depict a better crowd to television cameras.

His glaring lack of support is ripe fodder for the RNC:

The Republican National Committee released their own email statement earlier Saturday morning, however, in the mocking form of fake prepared remarks for the president’s rally in Columbus.

‘Ohio, thanks for the tepid welcome. I know I’m not as popular here as I once was, so I’ll take what I can get,’ the RNC said in the imagined speech it dubbed ‘as prepared for reality.’

‘It turns out the hope and change I promised didn’t work out. So, we’ve launched a new strategy: hype and blame,’ the RNC’s email said.

 

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7 Responses to “Failed President Stumps in Ohio: “I know I’m not as popular here as I once was, so I’ll take what I can get””

  1. pat on 6/06/12 at 2:26 pm

    Those seats that appear to be empty are actually filled with all of Obama’s old girl friends.

  2. eon on 6/06/12 at 8:28 pm

    Considering how defiantly Columbus proclaims itself an island of blue-state enlightenment in the middle of a sea of red-state rednecks (NB; I live one county south of Columbus), if The Onwe can’t even get to 75% of capacity in OSU Stadium, with free admission, and everybody from ACORN and SEIU to the OSU faculty (who are defiantly socialist) and the Ohio state employees’ unions all pitching in…

    Well, all I can say is, barring rampant fraud on Election Day, he’s toast.

    Which is why I’m EXPECTING rampant fraud on Election Day.

    cheers

    eon

  3. rich b on 7/07/12 at 1:28 am

    Failed President Stumps in Ohio: “I know I’m not as popular here as I once was, so I’ll take what I can get”

    Hey President Berry Sotero – save your groveling for the people in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We aren’t gonna buy the shit you’re selling this time around. You had your chance and failed miserably.

    And here’s hoping that fifty-two percent of Americans (again) don’t have the same huge brain-fart they had in 2008 so we can fire his skinny ass. Every time Omama speaks he digs himself into a deeper hole. He’s gonna need a bigger shovel.

  4. Blue Hen on 7/07/12 at 9:12 am

    [i]Those seats that appear to be empty are actually filled with all of Obama’s old girl friends.[/i]

    Well played.

    I think some of those filled seats were former pet owners.

  5. Kell on 8/08/12 at 7:43 am

    Someone…quick, call attackwatch! Those empty seats at this FREE event are so obviously and blatantly RACIST!!!