Obama Crowd Sizes 'Not Impressive'

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    President Barack Obama today drew crowds of 2,600 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and 4,500 in Las Vegas, Nevada, a far cry from the nearly 80,000 people who showed up for a campaign rally of his during the last week of the 2008 campaign in Fairfax, Virginia.

    New York Times reporter Mark Landler said the crowd sizes were "Not impressive for the last week of a campaign."

    By all measures, enthusiasm for Obama -- even among his base -- has diminished considerably in 2012 from 2008, and Thursday's crowd sizes at Obama's rallies are more evidence of the enthusiasm gap Obama faces going into Election Day.

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    It's so bad for Obama, even prisoners are registering Republican:

    Half of new voters in LA prisons are registering as Republicans and they aren't felons:

    It's the new cool. Drooping pants. Tats. A scar. Just gotta have one of those scars. And, being registered to vote as a Republican.

    "So, either they're the new underclass of society, being white and latino scum, living on the edge, committing life-style crimes and unable to pay the rent, or make their support payments, or free themselves from their student loans, and they don't any parent's basement to fall back on; or, the California GOP has one helluva ground game this year."

    Libertarian Republican: Half of new voters in LA prisons are registering as Republicans
     
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    Before the Clinton stock market crash in 2000, Alan Greenspan had characterized the stock market as showing "irrational exuberance". The enthusiasm shown by voters for the community organizer running for president in 2008 could also be fairly characterized as "irrational exuberance" and the Norwegians caught the fever and gave him a Nobel Peace Prize on the basis of a blank resume. Today everyone realizes how foolish those expectations were, and instead of campaigning on a theme of hope and change, Obama is arguing that he didn't screw up too badly and may have even gotten a few things right.

    On November 6, those who think America can't do any better than high unemployment and underemployment, soaring budget deficits, unsustainable debt, falling credit ratings and real GDP growth rates edging toward another recession will vote for Obama because they have lost all hope that these things can be changed for the better and believe that Obama will do a better job of helping America adjust to failure. Those who have not given up on America and believe that with proper management the American economy can return us all to prosperity will vote for Romney who has laid out a clear plan for a change from Obama's policies of failure and excuses to robust economic growth, lower unemployment, falling deficits and a return of confidence in the American economy.
     
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    Not a problem. Barry's been telling the wife, Moose, size doesn't matter for years.
     
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    Any excuse will do for the Republicans, if it allows them to avoid looking at the polls.
     
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    The polls show the race is a tie at this point, so the election will be decided by whose supporters are more enthusiastic on Nov. 6, and that makes smaller turnouts at Obama's campaign stops very significant.
     
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    As well, as who actually gets out to vote. The results of Sandy, has to have some repercussions that will benefit or hinder each candidate.
     
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    According to the latest Pew survey, neither side has an advantage in the ground game, getting people to the polls, or in early voting, but more Romney supporters describe themselves as "highly engaged and certain to vote"

    Presidential Race Dead Even; Romney Maintains Turnout Edge | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

    In Deadlocked Race, Neither Side Has Ground Advantage - Pew Research Center

    In 2008, Pew was second only to Rasmussen, which was perfect, in accurately predicting the outcome of the race at this late date.
     

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