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During the speech, Obama ripped into the presumptive GOP nominee and discussed 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. The Columbus 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.
Romney Deputy Press Secretary Ryan Williams was in the audience at the OSU rally, and tweeted a picture of the empty seats — which instantly got picked up by conservative blogs. After Obama’s remarks he was swarmed by local reporters, and after giving them a standard response to the speech, he commented on the empty seats.
Same place in 2010 the turn out was 35,000 people that day less than half that.
of course launched on karl marx's birthday but that was just a "coincidence"
The right-wing blogosphere is afire today with THIS REPORT from Breitbart.com claiming that President Obama launched his re-election campaign yesterday in an “empty arena” on the campus of Ohio State University.
But the Breitbart claim is defty refuted HERE and by this video:
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Since when do we call an arena at 76.5% capacity "empty"? Let's not ignore this is a red state, Ohio, and let's not forget Obama's other weekend appearance in Virginia, which was at full capacity (8,000 people);
Originally posted by RealSpoke
All breibart does is perpetuate lies. Anyone that actually reads it and believes most of the content is gullible/brainwashed.
Originally posted by Kali74
Why can't you guys just admit that FOX, Drudge, Breitbart lies? What good does it do to pretend otherwise? Honestly it's just like the Republican race for nomination, what good does it do to stand against Obama if what you're standing there with is CRAP? The left is breaking with Obama and the media, maybe it's time you guys broke with the GOP and the media? It's all garbage.