Obama’s 2012 campaign ended in Ohio as it began in Ohio… with plenty of available seating:



Did I mention that last night’s rally included performances by Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen?

A 2008 Obama rally in Columbus featuring Springsteen drew 50,000.

A Monday Obama rally in Madison, Wisconsin featuring Springsteen drew 18,000. In 2004 a John Kerry (D-a Nang) rally with Springsteen drew about 80,000 in Madison. John Kerry!

The mustard is definitely off the hot dog of Hopeā„¢. Whether enough of it’s off to put Romney in the White House, we’ll probably know late tonight.


50 Responses to “Obama Closes 2012 Campaign in Ohio the Way it Began”

  1. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 1:45 pm

    No wonder Obama was crying at that rally…he saw just how far he has fallen (see drudgel front page for Obama tear picture).

  2. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 1:48 pm

    By the looks of it Obama has lost supporters, but Romeny has the Romentum.

  3. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 1:53 pm

    So now there's (3) things bitter Americans can cling to: The bible, your guns, and the Hot Dog of Hope..!

    Seriously? Azzclown was 'crying'? Oh this I gotta' see!

  4. Doug on November 6th, 2012 1:58 pm

    The "tear" pic from Drudge:

  5. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 2:00 pm

    No doubt, they were crock-odile tears !

  6. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 2:01 pm

    I sincerely do so hope we get to hear the final results tonight or at the latest, in the morning and not 3 months from now after court battles and numerous recounts !!

  7. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 2:04 pm

    "..John Kerry (D-a Nang) …." Nice ! :-) (NEVER miss an opportunity to honor Ol` Rice Ass)

  8. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 2:04 pm

    "As it turns out, the empty seats didn’t look exactly “scattered.” They looked like substantial portions of the upper bowl of the arena, according to photos tweeted by those in attendance:"

    AND ( as it just so turns out ) many of those 'in attendance' were simply there to Tweet photos of substantial portions of a sparsely filled arena!

    So the final tally is: Obama, (1) tear Conservative just-a-bloggers, 16,379,418,512,764

  9. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 2:07 pm

    So now we find out that Obama and Boehner have one more thing in common. When we vote Obama out we need to also put pressure on House Republicans to vote Boehner out of the speakership position as well.

  10. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 2:08 pm

    HEAR HERE !!

  11. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 2:12 pm

    With the new election system in Ohio it could very easily take weeks to find out the results.


    Add to that the chaos in Philly at the polling locations and you have a huge recipe for disaster.

  12. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 2:20 pm

    Thanks Doug!

    I uh…. had something in my eye… uh.?

  13. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 2:25 pm

    I read at MM`s that some Seals are headed there to "observe" the NBPP. It was also noted that Seals tend to be somewhat "action oriented" …… :-)

  14. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 2:28 pm

    I saw that as well. Once again former SEALs are answering the call for action when the Obama adminstration sits on the sidelines.

  15. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 2:29 pm

    Or a huge recipe for embarrassment.

    They've had to keep going back to their in da' bag/purple states EV's the way a miser obsessively re-inventories their stash of junk. So there they are, holed up in the attic going over the same old ground again and AGAIN and the minute they work up the courage to confront the world..!?

    It's scurry back to the attic to count bedsheets and scraps of soap ( because you know how sticky fingered that damn maid can be! )

  16. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 2:38 pm

    There isn`t enough real-time info from his observers on location ! Besides, Valerie Jarrett is unavailable for guidance !

  17. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 2:50 pm

    HA! Let me guess, the NBPP is only there due to some obscure YouTube video no one has ever heard of offended them.

  18. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 2:51 pm

    Good lord…

    My neighbor just knocked on my door ( while I was on the phone w/ our GOP PCP ) and tried to lay some guilt trip on me for not having "gotten out the recycling last night!"

    You know, b/c it was my TURN and all.!? Dude, whatever! This is Election Day and that's just not a 'priority' right now. Well I just thought I'd let you know..? Duly noted fer' chrissakes already!

    Here we have an Oregon on the cusp of going Red and… I'm going to drop what I'm doing for some feelz good bs….

  19. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 2:59 pm

    Yeah, That`s it. A vid that called their leader "Calypso Louis", I think, and said the "The Nation" of Islam was founded by a Southern, white, shirt salesman !

    JFTR, that last part is a claim made by the Late, Great, Paul Harvey !

  20. sizemorew on November 6th, 2012 3:17 pm

    That is a beautiful photo of him. I imagine that's how he'll look after tonight after he either loses the presidency or he loses the House and Senate, turning him into a lame duck.

  21. archer on November 6th, 2012 3:19 pm

    I find it offensive that zero gets to do the things he does under the cover of my flag and when I see a US flag behind him or beside him I churn inside.

    My military discharge papers have Nixon’s signature on them and it’s been difficult to deal with that over the years but I have held on to them. Excluding the DD214, if they had Ford’s, Carter’s, or zero’s signature, I’m sure I would have burned them by now.

    That reminds me of a factoid:

    Congressman, Vice President, President Gerald Ford, from MI, the only man to ever hold the office of Vice President and President of The United States without being voted in to either office.

  22. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 3:21 pm

    No kidding. Besides, if your neighbor really looked into it they would find that the majority of sorted recyling ends up in landfills anyway. We had a big story up here a few years back were they found out that if there was not a good going price on recyclables the company would hold onto it for a few weeks. If the going price did not go up to make it worth their while (in many cases that meant driving it down to Oregon) then they would take it to the landfill.

  23. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 3:24 pm

    I miss Paul Harvey's the rest of the story. Those were great.

    Speaking of MM site, the trolls sure are out on the main thread.

  24. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 3:34 pm

    Fascinating factoid !

  25. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 3:40 pm


    Well, I'd have made a COPY first! That DD-214 is the most important doc. any Vet can retain. When we're thru w/ this [current battle] I want to hear all about the places and units listed on it! Thank you for your service btw..!

    Not a popular time to have served.

  26. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 3:43 pm

    Ah HA! My suspicions all along. After all we'd seen the old newspaper effort wither as pulp prices fell below the breakeven analysis. ( Why would other commodities 'defy' the same laws of economics? )

    Save that for another day; just got my print outs from the PCP! Looks like we're at a 63% turnout already..! Just a few stragglers and we'll pick them over the course of the day!

  27. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 3:44 pm

    It happened here a lot until the county turned it over to a private recycler. Now even my town has private trash collectors.

    My town has a long history of efficiency even under dem Mayors; odd that they went to private trash collectors. In `10 at the mid-term elections, we elected a new Mayor and some new Board of Aldermen. The Mayor is a long time friend as is one of the Ald. candidates. In the voting line, they asked me as a biz. guy what they should do to improve the biz. environment. I quickly told them, "Every time you think about adding new taxes or any kind of restrictive regs, DON`T ! And remove all you can !" It got a snicker. Maybe the move to go private was inspired by me. Who knows ? Years ago, a Former Mayor CW Hardin, was running for NC Senate and had me make some campaign signs. I asked him about sporting licenses; why do they go from July 1st to June 30th, instead of writing in the purchase date and having it last a year ? Two years later, He was on the NC Wildlife Commission and we get a new license …. that lasts for one year from date of purchase ! (patting self on the back)

  28. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 3:54 pm

    NO, it wasn`t ! I lucked out with a very high draft lottery # and a college deferment. Later when I was nearly 30 and wanted to join (in peacetime), they told me I was too old !

  29. backwoodsconsr on November 6th, 2012 4:10 pm

    Just got back from my rural suburban precinct in SC. Very heavy turnout. Midmorning is usually a slow time, so that's what I aimed for. Stood in line for an hour and forty-five minutes. I'm glad I didn't drink any coffee before I went. There's no telling how long the line will be after people get off from work this afternoon. If this is any indication of how determined the voters or to correct the mistake that was made four years ago, then Obama is in big trouble.

  30. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 4:21 pm

    There's so many instances of State issued requirements etc. that expire on pre-determined 'anniversaries' and waste it isn't funny. In the Securities industry, you paid the same whether you were registered in… CO for a DAY or 364… ( You guys ever hear of pro-rating..? )

    If only we dealt ethically and in good faith when proposing/IMposing these various mandates! Paying for long term storage hoping the prices for camel dung rise probably won't sit well w/ most pvt. sector CPA's?

  31. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 4:23 pm

    "I'm glad I didn't drink any coffee before I went."

    The better part of two hours is a long time to stand w/ your legs crossed. SO good to hear the onsite intel guys!

  32. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 4:27 pm

    Glad to hear the turnout is high and you made the right call on the coffee.

  33. jeffythequick on November 6th, 2012 4:30 pm

    I'm Paul Harvey, Stand by for NEWS!

    (And you probably heard it just like Paul said it…)

  34. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 4:35 pm

    Yuh.., boo-freaking-hoo. Of ALL the people that threw their hat in the ring back in '08, low information voters, drifty "moderates and independents" and hardline Lefties found a way to make sure we wound up w/ the WORST possible CIC.

  35. backwoodsconsr on November 6th, 2012 4:37 pm

    Good day!

  36. backwoodsconsr on November 6th, 2012 4:42 pm

    Imported from Pock-ee-ston.

  37. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 4:54 pm

    We can always tell whent he recycle prices drop as our garbage bill goes up. The reason being is we have a profit share agreement, so to speak of, with the collector company. The more they get in recycle profit the lower our garbage bill is.

    Win win for everyone. We get lower costs and they get more profit. Capitalism at its finest!

  38. archer on November 6th, 2012 4:56 pm

    I voted early so I could choose my polling site. I drove to the next town over to cast my vote out of concern for tampering with the voting machines.

    It just struck me as I finished that last sentence how contradictory living in America is with “…concern for tampering with the voting machines.” I can honestly say I’ve never thought about having that concern until this election.

    I guess that’s a good indicator of a majority of American’s faith in the political process since the election of four years ago. Couple that with all the distrust and recent talk about “observers” due to the election four years ago and it’s easy to see that we’re headed in the wrong direction.

    It’s doublespeak for “worrying about a take-over” and disillusionment of the democratic process.

  39. Truesoldier__ on November 6th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Or it could be like it is here in WA ST. When you renew your drivers license you have to opt out of the $5 donation to the parks department.

    Yep, you have to check the box saying I do not want to donate $5 or else you are automatically charged the extra $5. Normally I wouldn't mind donating to the parks as I use them and don't mind paying for the use, but it is the pricipal of the matter that gets me.

  40. archer on November 6th, 2012 5:04 pm

    Remind me.

  41. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 6:08 pm

    Oh no doubt! Sneaky is as sneaky does.

    I'm glad someone is getting use out of the parks but my take is ( like libraries ) many of them have become unnecessary. Here out West we have huge swaths of land and nothing but wide open spaces.

    We could close 2/3rds of them in Oregon and no one would notice. I've driven past what I assumed were empty lots for years and didn't find out until sometime later they were actually 'parks'.

    Never seen anyone play or utilize them? Most times I take our grand daughter she and I are the only ones there!

  42. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 6:12 pm

    As Conservative just-a-bloggers we need to really capitalize on that entire revelation! What IS this.!? ( Zimbabwe? )

  43. backwoodsconsr on November 6th, 2012 6:12 pm

    Just remember, the Democrats will be ahead in the polls till the Republicans get off from work.

  44. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 6:43 pm

    I see his fans are here !

  45. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 7:04 pm

    I just got home from lunch and voting. I was met in the parking lot by a dem biz friend who handed me a dem cheat sheet; pointed over his shoulder saying, "Those guys have cards for the other party." I gave him a soft peppermint candy and showed him my own cheat sheet for that "other party" ! At the door I met and talked a while with a black lady, the Chief Election Judge, I met and have been friends with since the first day of school integration in `63 or `64. We talked about turnout and the 37° cold, spitting rain and snow. I held the door for a few voters which placed me waaaay back 3rd in line. That gave me time to beat the judge to the punch; she usually picks at me calling me hateful or crabby or something. I gave her and another judge candies and told them to sweeten up. (that stuff goes a loooong way)

    I suggested earlier that people using the touch screen machines be sure to REVIEW their ballot before touching VOTE. Perhaps because mine is such a small county by population we get the most modern machines (fewer to buy); they will not allow you to touch VOTE until after you review your ballot selections. The machines print each vote as you go and if you make any changes, it registers that as well. It is virtually impossible to sneak anything thru. Cool !

  46. Marshall_Will on November 6th, 2012 7:22 pm

    Ha! Peppermint, nice touch.

    We have trading terminals that process thousands of stock trades a second and Vegas slots that are centrally controlled and monitored 24/7, 365 but we can't seem to figure out how to keep Dims from tampering w/ voting machines.

    Be it Wall Street or The Strip, how long do you think they'd stay in business if investors and gamblers could rig their own payouts? This has been one thing the OR Tea Party has been on since our inception.

    There's no point throwing a minute or a DIME at races and candidates if we're constantly facing a rigged game.

  47. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 7:40 pm

    I keep a bag of soft peppermints (Mom called them steppermints) to give to the girls in drive-thrus, tool booths when I travelled up north, my barberess gets a handful (she also gets a 50+% tip), anyone who looks like they need cheering up.

  48. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 7:45 pm

    "…..facing a rigged game." Yeah, it`s one thing to walk into pole, but intentionally, repeatedly banging your head against a wall is just dumb ! And it hurts !

  49. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 7:53 pm

    And speaking of banging my head, a Buddies home ceilings are really low, only about 4" taller than me so I have to be careful around his ceiling fan. The last time I was there, I uh, sorta forgot, stood upright and got whapped twice before I could move. It hurt later and I was concerned for a week about a concussion, but I`m fine. It just bugged me that it sounded like hitting a bottle. My head is NOT hollow !! ;-)

  50. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2012 7:57 pm

    After voting and on my way to lunch I drove past the next town`s polling place in their fire dept. Out front on the sidewalk paced a Romney / Ryan supporter with a sign with R&R on the bottom and on top it said, "Get Big Bird !"

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