Our friends on the left are rather panicked by the photo from the Romney Campaign and are busy spinning. Their big thread on Memeorandum from from Politics left that comes up with assorted photos showing some of the 14,000 people who showed up as “Proof the Right Used Pre-Rally Picture To Claim Obama Arena Was Empty”
The truth is that President Obama drew 14,000+ in an 18,000 seat arena. It wasn’t a sellout, but it was about 13,500 more people than Romney’s largest crowd in Ohio.
So amid the spin and despite the headline Politics left big expose confirmed what we already said: Obama couldn’t fill an area half the size of the crowds he drew in Ohio just two years ago.
George Will: President Makes ‘Incontinent’ Speeches That Lead To Empty Seats – Even Though It Doesn’t
while quoting the same paragraph above with the 14,000 figure in the 18,000 seat arena.
Two FYI’s our friends at Crooks and liars:
1. Simple math 14,000 < 18,000 therefore there were 4,000 empty seats by your own report 2. On that same show David Axelrod Admited they didn't' fill the place when questioned by Jake Tapper.
Funny they didn’t bother to embed that clip did they? Don’t worry boys, I have it
Alan Combs as a professional media guy is much smarter then these other guys. He says the area is “close to capacity“, he doesn’t say how close. or mention the exact figure.
So we know that Alan is a half full kind of optimist.
And as for the official White House line, it’s hysterical:
“Oh yeah,” Plouffe told pool reporter Amie Parnes of The Hill when asked after arriving in Richmond, Va., whether the campaign was satisfied with the crowd size earlier Saturday in Columbus.
He added that if Mitt Romney’s campaign wanted to have a debate about crowd size, “we’re happy to have that debate.”
I’m sure you are, it’s a lot better than debating the economic policies and the president’s record that led to the 14k crowd in an 18k stadium when your own campaign team said they expected an “overflow crowd.
It’s crash and burn time for the left so my advice is the same:
God these guys must hate the internet.