Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tale of Two Campaign Events

Over 10,000 in High Point, North Carolina greeted GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and GOP Vice Presidential selection Paul Ryan, when they arrived for an afternoon campaign rally. 

The Daily Caller reports here -
Campaign officials for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tell The Daily Caller that well over 10,000 people attended a campaign rally at High Point’s Absolute Style Furniture showroom Sunday. The campaign estimates that 1,200 people were inside the venue while another 10,000 were outside.

The event, part of the campaign’s “Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class” bus tour, came a day after Romney named Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Guilford County Republican Party chairman Al Bouldin told the Greensboro, N.C. News & Record in advance of the event that enthusiasm for the ticket is high following the Ryan pick.

“I think that most Americans will be very excited over this ticket, and I think that the crowds that are going to show up in High Point will be a good example of that excitement level,” he said.

Cornell Law Professor William A. Jacobson, who runs the blog Legal Insurrection, highlighted the experience of one of his readers who attended the High Point event, noting that it was the first campaign event the reader, Tim, had ever attended.

“Going into the doors. Holy moly I can’t believe the people,” Tim relayed to Jacobson. “One picture is the front of the line, one picture kinda the back, EXCEPT my camera can’t capture two and a half blocks of people. Many are actually women (the shock).”
Scott Johnson, at Powerline, notes the huge overflow crowd and adds some video of the event which highlights the excited crowd waiting to greet Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan...

Meanwhile, in Chicago, President Barack Obama held a fundraiser intended for his younger supporters - a $51 / head event at the Bridgeport Arts Center - a collection of studio and gallery space south of Chicago's downtown.  Author Jodi Kantor tweets about the status of this Presidential campaign fundraiser...

Hmm, room half full.  In the President's hometown...and at an event targeting a key element of his base.

Sounds a lot like the fall of 2010....
What shape would the Obama reelection be in without the nonstop shilling of the lamestream media - which can account for 5-7 points of support on an election day?

Well, we've had the 'Romney killed my wife' advert - how long before the Obama campaign or Priorities USA gives us the modern day version of this...

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