It seems no day can go by without the Trump administration driving the left absolutely nuts and the executive order suspending travel from the list of countries already identified by the Obama administration as problematic is certainly no exception.
When you have your surrogates on the air saying things like:
We won’t apologize for keeping Americans safe
the end result is going to be all you might want.
Even better if the protestors at airports interfere with travelers trying to travel (and no doubt they will) it will not endear the sorosbots to those travelers.
But the best part is this, within a few days airports around the world will be implementing these rules and the hubbub of this weekend will be gone, after all it’s going to be pretty hard to protest people who never make it to the country.
Now the left has one advantage here, because of the astroturf nature of the protests as long as the paychecks keep coming they, unlike the tea party, can maintain protests indefinitely and will have the MSM solidly behind them, but because Trump keeps things moving at his White House never pausing for air, it’s going to be very hard to keep the outrage up when there will be something else that outrages them within a day or two.
He’s creating so many opportunities for disagreement that it’s mentally exhausting. Literally. He’s wearing down the critics, replacing their specific complaints with entire encyclopedias of complaints. And when Trump has created a hundred reasons to complain, do you know what impression will be left with the public?
Politically, the open borders rhetoric helps Trump. Even in California, three-quarters of the population, according to a recent UC Berkeley survey, oppose sanctuary cities. Overall, more Americans favor less immigration than more. Most, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, also want tougher border controls and increased deportations. They also want newcomers to come legally and adopt the prevailing cultural norms, including English.”
Honestly, I think Trump’s encouraging the freakoutrage on purpose here. The more the Democrats shriek about not “normalizing” President Trump, the more they de-normalize themselves.
Trump who is a media expert knows this and will no doubt keep up the skeer as long as he sees advantage to it.
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President Trump’s executive order on immigration from seven countries were Islamic Terror is a real problem has produced mass hysteria among the left, and an “what has the Roman’s ever done for us” moment from a senior NYT reporter, who asked a question that Guy Benson was kind enough to answer:
Boston bombers, Times Square bomber, underwear bomber, Ohio State attacker, Chattanooga shooter, & numerous plotters… https://t.co/pZac6XLNoO
So Apart from 9/11, San Bernardino, The Boston Bombers, the Time Square Bomber, the Underwear Bomber the Ohio State attacker, the Chattanooga shooter and numerous plotter who failed, when has a Foreign terrorist every bothered us?
The NYT, the so called “Paper of Record” became Monty Python so quietly I barely noticed
I wonder how many of those card holders were not vetted properly during the Obama Years? Under Trump we are going to find out.
The left is crowing about several federal judges blocking Trump’s latest move as if this was a major earthquake, It seems to me that if after 8 years of Obama appointing federal judges, 2 of them with no restraint in the senate that the shock would be if you couldn’t find three of them willing to block a Trump order. Likewise getting 1000 anti trump protesters in a city of millions that overwhelmingly voted against him at an airport is not a great achievement.
But getting this look on radical congresswoman’s Nina Vasquez’s face by having the person she pushed to get released say on live camera that he “likes Trump”
Shawn Oakman, a member of the 2015 squad and Baylor graduate, has been indicted on a sexual assault charge.
Furthermore concerning the civil lawsuit being brought against Baylor we see this:
The woman, identified in the suit by the pseudonym Elizabeth Doe, reports being gang raped by then-Baylor football players Tre’Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman after a party on April 18, 2013.
Those football players were previously named as suspects in a sexual assault police report related to that date but were not charged.
The significance of is that rather than one of the many cases of post coitus regret that college tribunals nationwide have used to tar young men, and pols have used to their advantage, you had evidence brought to the attention of law enforcement, including a police report of assault on the date named in the civil suit. Furthermore such evidence was sufficient to convict at least two players and indict at east one more of actual crimes.
This tells me that the accusations against Baylor are credible, because the people making them were willing to go to law enforcement and the court system where the rules of evidence apply as opposed to sticking with a college tribunal where they do not.
Going to the law when a crime is alleged. That’s how things should be done
Don Surber author of Trump the Press is describing donald trump as the “instapresident” and is comparing Donald Trump to the Blogfather Glenn Reynolds:
And as Reynolds heads toward the 20th anniversary of his adopting the handle of Instapundit, readers see the change finally happen.
Follow the money. Online ads have eclipsed newspaper ads. Any blog that made money last year is more profitable than many newspapers in the nation, who are tossing staff overboard to keep from sinking — after wasting all that time earlier rearranging the deck chairs.
Watching Reynolds and his rebel army — read Army of Davids — is inspirational. It also made a pretty good blueprint for a presidential run.
I am sure Donald Trump incorporated the tactics into his campaign. Be quick. Be nimble. Be everywhere.
You’re probably seeing the best persuasion you will ever see from a new president. Instead of dribbling out one headline at a time, so the vultures and critics can focus their fire, Trump has flooded the playing field. You don’t know where to aim your outrage. He’s creating so many opportunities for disagreement that it’s mentally exhausting. Literally. He’s wearing down the critics, replacing their specific complaints with entire encyclopedias of complaints. And when Trump has created a hundred reasons to complain, do you know what impression will be left with the public?
He sure got a lot done.
Even if you don’t like it.
In only a few days, Trump has made us question what-the-hell every other president was doing during their first weeks in office. Were they even trying?
It doesn’t seem possible that Donald Trump has been President for less than 10 days does it?
In an article published by the Saudi daily Al Jazirah newspaper — and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) — Muhammad Aal Al-Sheikh wrote that the reliance of radical Palestinian groups on armed resistance “constitutes a kind of political suicide that only political ignoramuses [can] condone.”
According to Al-Sheikh, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the sole option “that can be demanded and which enjoys the support of most of the international community.”
What the Palestinians, Al-Sheikh went on to say, “need to understand is that the Arabs of today are not the Arabs of yesterday, and that the Palestinian cause has lost ground among Arabs. This cause is no longer a top priority for them, because civil wars are literally pulverizing four Arab countries, and because fighting the ‘Islamic’ terrorism is the foremost concern that causes all Arabs, without exception, to lose sleep.
The fact that Donald Trump is taking the left’s arrows also means that Israel can take care of business and nobody is going to notice or care.
With David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz and Junichi Tazawa all gone from Boston this offseason, who’s the second longest tenured member of the Red Sox?
“Me!” Bradley said with a smile at the annual Boston Baseball Writers’ Awards Dinner last week. “That’s funny. Who would have ever known?”
Bradley made his major-league debut on Opening Day of 2013, and the only other current Red Sox in the lineup that day was Dustin Pedroia.
It’s quite a shock to realize that Pedroia is all that’s left from the 2007 championship team but it’s always a pleasure to realize that spring training is just around the corner.
A week from today Superbowl 51 will be played and while there seems to be little general interest in the game on sports talk radio there is a lot of trash talk going on, and a fair amount of it appears to be how racist Boston is and how white the Patriots are compared to other teams.
Unfortunately for Atlanta the Patriots players are not letting themselves be distracted by this nonsense because they are less concerned with racial quotas and more interested in working hard to prepare for an Atlanta Team that has already defeated two A list QB who have won Super Bowls over the last two weeks.
And anyways, if we were talking racial quotas since the US is only 11% black wouldn’t a team that had a larger number of white players be a sign of racial equality than disparity, but not only od race baiters gotta bait this tells me that the sports guys pushing this story see Atlanta not having a chance and need something to get some eyeballs.
For myself I don’t think Atlanta is going to win, but they are a good team and if they DID win I wouldn’t be all that shocked, after all when it’s one game anything can happen.
Ironically You might have noticed we didn’t have a Friday Evening Post here and Saturday’s morning’s post was a tad late, that’s because I ended up with an unexpected 3 hour work shift instead of my normal 8 and as DaWife had the day off I suggested a spontaneous day trip, which is how we ended up at an Indian Casino in Connecticut with her watching me play craps and I watching her play slots. I had packed an overnight with both laptops but she decided she wanted to sleep in her own bed so we left at 9 pm
It has actually been my plan to take a day off & surprises her with such a trip in a few weeks as the 30th anniversary of my hypothetical marriage proposal (that’s a story too long for this post) but not only did this mean I didn’t need to take an unpaid day off but the occasional bit of spontaneous pleasures when she doesn’t see it coming (even if it something small & inexpensive) is an excellent way to stay married for 30 years.
Ironically I felt a bit guilty as I skipped the March for Life because I couldn’t afford the unpaid day and here I was listening to it on the radio while driving to a casino but as my parish priest and spiritual director once reminded me. My primary vocation as a married man is to my wife and that sacrament of Marriage.
Think like that and you’ll find yourself making plans for a 29th anniversary someday.
My oldest friend’s father has always been a big gambler and poker player. On occasion he would ask his son to take him to Foxwoods casino in CT.
As my friend was not interested in gambling while he dad played poker he needed a way to kill time. His dad would give him a few hundred dollars and tell him to go to the craps table and bet $5 at a time with the house until he was done playing saying he could keep whatever he won and if he lost, it wouldn’t be his money
So my pal would sit there for hours making his $5 bets his dad played in the next room, he would see all kinds of people come to the table, some would win big on points, some would hit naturals and the entire table would cheer while he would sit there with his $5 bets.
By the time his father was done for the day my friend would almost invariably come out go home with several hundred dollars plus enough points for meals and even a hotel stay for a show for the future while his father might be up some days and others days the only money the father would come home with was the $200 seed money my pal would return.
One day he asked his father why he didn’t just go down and play craps all day when he knew the odds were with him. His dad replied that there was no action, betting with the house all day was like work
And that really sums up the two positions on Gun control debate between the left and the right. The left argues the right is peddling fear, to some degree that is true, the fear is of criminals and intruders, but the truth is the left gun control argument is based on a less rational type as is the media coverage.
The conservative position is like that $5 bet with the house. Conservatives understand that criminals and predators are NOT going to be obeying gun laws but furthermore they are out there every single day. If you doubt this for a moment take a look at Chicago and the murder rate. They know there is always the chance of the occasional guy going crazy, but they get that the odds and the math favor self-protection every single day.
The liberal/media/elite position is exactly the opposite. The daily dangers of crime are not much of a worry when you live far beyond the dangers of the city, or in a gated community or if you and or your employer can afford an armed guards in their workplace. to the daily murders in the cities aren’t worthy of the national media.
But there is always the random nut, the random stalker, that one person over the edge no matter how rare, That’s the type of guy who might not care if a bodyguard takes him out as long has he gets his shot at the target and the chance for fame.
The left and the elites say it’s all about fear when it comes to the apparently correct concerning of the right, but the dirty little secret has always been it’s all about fear for them, both of the occasional crazy and of an armed populace who might someday come bearing Madame Guillotine to take away all they have.
Well it’s Tuesday and he thermometer has started it’s movement upward.
It’s still going to take another 14 people with $20 to turn this week and this first month of this attempt to support myself via the site into a success. Will we make it, well that’s up to you.
This is a bluff. Romney is carefully attempting to project an atmosphere of momentum, in the hopes of winning positive media coverage and, thus, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
For those of you still able to read this because you weren’t drinking in front of your PC’s or laptops let me explain the the error of he that NY Mag sees fit to pay for this nonsense
Mr Chait has fallen victim to his own propaganda, like General Beauregard who was shocked to discover that the elaborate designs to invade the North early in the war propagated by Albert Sydney Johnston was an elaborate bluff, Mr. Chait has fallen victim to the rest of the media’s similar moves in this election cycle.
May I remind Mr. Chait that almost no candidate in a close race has been willing to appear with Barack Obama and if he was on any fewer web sites of candidates seeking office they would have milk cartons all over swing states.
And may I finally remind Mr. Chait that the MSM would not decide to give favorable coverage to Mitt if Christ himself came down from heaven with JFK & FDR to endorse him for the presidency the media would hit Mitt for crossing the line between the religious and the political
Mr Chait, I hate to disappoint you but not only IS Romney winning, but he has been winning for a lot longer than the media has been willing to admit. If Obama was any more toast he would be served with your breakfast with a pad of butter and a side of Jam at your favorite local diner.
But by all means believe what you want to believe and when Mitt Wins (and wins big) you can push the stolen election meme that the UN observers are undoubtedly preparing to write.
Much simpler than sell examination.
Editors note: It goes without saying that this entire piece assumes Mr. Chait believes this nonsense and is not trying hie best to stem the tide of a depression so deep among Democrats that they fear losing the coveted Honey Boo Boo endorsement.
There is one clear path for our nation to navigate today’s crisis of political deadlock, growing debt, and under-investment in infrastructure, core science and education. We must lead the world by expanding our democracy and amending our Constitution. We should include those who remain unrepresented in our democratic process: children.
The most straightforward solution to reasonably represent the interests of children younger than 13 is known as “Demeny voting,” after the demographer who raised the issue in the 1980s. Under the Demeny system, the parents or guardians of these children split the vote of each child. In cases in which legal custody is shared between a father and mother, both would control an additional half-vote at the polls for each of their children age 13 and younger.
I know the left relies on low information votes but this is ridiculous.
Then again if parents are voting for kids, this increases the power of conservatives who have more kids, it’s also an anti-abortion incentive, after all you need a live birth for a vote in this system.
I pray this is a parody, but the left being the left, I doubt it.
That the post gave this space says a lot about them, I’d ridicule them but how could I do better than this editorial decision?
A few weeks ago Tina Brown has that rarest of rate moments, a time when an issue of her magazine Newsweek actually made money, there was a catch however the issue’s cover was conservatively themed and produced consternation among the left.
The resulting overwhelming sales, profits and buzz from the issue put Ms. Brown in a bind:
And you KNOW if would work, you could have conservative covers on a regular basis, have one or two a month, keep the rest of the mag liberal and appeal to BOTH sides of the aisle, create buzz, maybe even turn the mag into a print & internet version of Crossfire with a regular feature of two of your writers going at it online…
…Who will you be Tina Brown? Will you be your own women or a kept woman for the left? Will you be the Dutch Sea Begger declaring your independence from your ideological chains, change from being a faux journalist to being a real one? Will you like the De la Marek declare your independence and hold the line against the inevitable counterattack …
…or will you be the Washington Generals, getting one win because nobody was paying attention and the next time dutifully and submissively never making that mistake again?
Well I’ve just seen the latest cover for Newsweek and it looks like we have our answer:
A cover featuring one of the great warriors in the fight against Islamo-fascism, displayed in a positive light is a watershed moment. It is a story by a woman embraced by conservatives, a person the left hates. It’s a story that espouses views that cause the left to react thus:
Newsweek gives its cover to vile Islamophobic self-promoter Ayaan Hirsi Ali to promote bogus “clash of civilizations” twitter.com/Newsweek/statu…
Mind you as predicted, the rest of the issue is pretty much indistinguishable from a normal Newsweek issue, but that doesn’t matter for the left will continue to attack and vilify Brown and Newsweek over this cover and her decision to go ahead and publish it. After all nothing is more dangerous to the left than for their acolytes to read the right unfiltered and unchallenged, it’s a potential game changer.
As for Tina Brown herself, we might be one cover too soon to say it but it appears that she has seen the numbers both financial and demographic and decided to go where no liberal has gone before.
I’ve been arguing for over a year that the media has been doing their best to hide the true condition of this presidential race, but as Glenn Reynolds often says what can’t go on forever won’t. Today some interesting sources of evidence have shown the jig might finally be up.
It’s has been a source of massive frustration to me that people on my own side , today four different pieces of evidence came up
If booing God and his holy city is a part of the Democratic Convention happening in this universe, I’ll take the alternative universe Bill Clinton said the GOP lives in. This is why Barack Obama stands a good chance of losing. It is the Democrats who have disconnected from America.
I’m on record repeatedly doubting Mitt Romney’s viability as a candidate, but more and more I think not only is Romney winning, but the polling is not reflecting the strength of his campaign and the media is actually sabotaging the Democrats’ chance of winning. In fact, I dare say if MItt Romney wins he will have the American media to thank for his win.
The Media, the Media that backs Barack Obama shamelessly? How can it be the media’s fault that Obama is going to lose? A clue comes from a totally unrelated ABC News story on a new book by Woodward.
The failure of Obama to connect with Boehner was vaguely reminiscent of another phone call late in the evening of Election Day 2010, after it became clear that the Republicans would take control of the House, making Boehner Speaker of the House.
Nobody in the Obama orbit could even find the soon-to-be-speaker’s phone number, Woodward reports. A Democratic Party aide finally secured it through a friend so the president could offer congratulations.
Imagine a president so out of touch that the possibility of losing the house in an election where his side lost 63 seats never hit him. And that not all:
Woodward portrays a president who remained a supreme believer in his own powers of persuasion, even as he faltered in efforts to coax congressional leaders in both parties toward compromise. Boehner told Woodward that at one point, when Boehner voiced concern about passing the deal they were working out, the president reached out and touched his forearm.
“John, I’ve got great confidence in my ability to sway the American people,” Boehner quotes the president as having told him.
Hey when you have all the world telling you how great you are, when you have the Nobel committee giving you the peace prize and when you have the MSM drinking the same kool aid you tend to get a swelled head.
“No matter how you spin it.” Think about that. This video is 93 seconds, it was transmitted on CNN live, For a full 13 hours plus it is on the top of Memeorandum. You can watch in less time than it takes to boil an egg. Yet not only is our friend Jackie saying it didn’t happen, but she is totally comfortable saying the following to the entire world:
until you finally got to the Bill Clinton story. Jackie was unmoved.
Now I’m sure Jackie is a very nice and bright young lady, but she is caught in what Erick Erickson refers to as the Media’s Feedback loop:
The Democrats and most of the mainstream media live in a symbiotic relationship and feedback loop. When Todd Akin says something dumb, the media seizes on it and attacks Todd Akin and the GOP. For the past several weeks the media has fixated on how out of touch the GOP is, its platform is, and its Presidential candidate is.
At the same time, the media has been largely silent on the Democratic Platform except for yesterday’s ridiculousness. Even then, the media mostly failed to point out that the Obama campaign said it had approved the platform removing God and Jerusalem, while going to great lengths to point out Obama intervened to put them back in.
It’s sort of like the old Soviet Union Group-think, everybody talking and saying the same line and unable to see outside of their prism.
And this is only the latest version in the last year Three Examples:: 1. Jon Huntsman:Absolutely nobody was talking about Jon Huntsman as a viable Presidential candidate except the MSM. This MSM drove Huntsman into the race where nobody but the media showed up for his announcement. After months of coverage where the media never failed to insist he was a factor he managed a 3rd place finish in NH driven by Democrat voters crossing over and dropped out before South Carolina when he couldn’t convince people to give him another red cent.
2. The Occupods:It was painfully obvious from the start that the Occupy movement had disaster written all over it, yet the MSM and democrats embraced it assuming it would counter the tea party even though there were solid clues this was a bad idea:
Godwin’s law states that once someone compares his or her opponents in any argument to Nazis, they automatically forfeit that argument. With the American Nazi Party formally endorsing the Occupiers, the question arises: does Godwin’s law apply if you are on the same side as actual Nazis?
Not to be outdone, the Communist Party USA has also backed the Occupy Movement, which gives these protesters support from both of the 20th century’s most successful mass murdering ideologies.
I keep expecting some elder statesman of the left to play Admiral Akbar, and shout to the Democrats who are jumping on the Occupy bandwagon: “It’s a trap!” But it looks like there aren’t any adults left to do so.
3. Elizabeth Warren & the You didn’t build it speech.Running for re-election in Massachusetts for Scott Brown would not be easy, even a mediocre candidate could give him a fight, but while smaller state candidates jumped in there was no outcry for Elizabeth Warren to enter except by the National left and the MSM.
When she finally got in she gave a speech that will live in infamy
This played very poorly among the voters, particularly business owners, but it played very well with the far left National Democrat base. It was such a fundraising boon that President Obama team didn’t think twice before jumping on the “You didn’t build that” bandwagon.
And we all know how that ended
In all of these cases and others I could name, the actual situation was clearly visible to anybody willing to objectively look at evidence and ask questions. Yet the MSM safe in its cocoon never saw it and thus Jackie and people like her had no clue.
Take yesterday, if you didn’t watch Fox or read anything but the left side of the blog world you likely didn’t see this on Tuesday:
People act defensive for a REASON. Anyone who saw Dick Durbin’s reaction would have KNOWN the Democrat platform was not only a disaster in progress but the party was terrified, but this clip didn’t play on other networks, instead the party leaders spun, the left blogs spun and the Jackie’s of the world believed it. Erickson again
The Democrats actually have a very extremist position on abortion. The media that spent so long focused on the GOP’s position has barely dealt with the Democrats. Why? Because most of the mainstream media is in ideological lockstep with the Democrats on this. It’s hard to tell the Democrats they’ve gone too far astray from mainstream America when the mainstream media is over on the lefthand side to begin with.
The Democrats, in other words, overplayed their hand on the War on Women and there is no media voice they listen to saying, “Hold up, you’ve gone too far.” Most of the media is with or to the left of the Democrats on this. For a year now you and I have been hearing about the growing secularization of and atheism in America. I now see that’s no longer a coincidence, but another effort to feed the Democrats’ feedback loop in much the same way polls were being churned out in the press in 2010 showing how popular Obamacare would be despite all objective polling showing it was not.
Remember Todd Akin, the person who had supposedly handed Claire McCaskill her Senate Seat back, the man who could put Missouri into the “toss-up” column, the guy so “extreme” that the left decided to go all Abortion all the time for their convention Sandra Fluke and all.
All of this has not been happening in a vacuum, it’s happened in front of our faces, from the first candidates to decide not to run to the spectacle of the DNC chairperson ducking interviews yesterday. to small blogs saying stuff like this:
The Democrats had a voice vote yesterday on whether to put references to “God” and “Jerusalem” into their party platform. I think it would be unfair to say that the Democrats denied Him three times.
He might think it’s unfair, but even as I write this post the first GOP ad featuring this video has been released by Congressman Allen West:
For the Jackies of the world , it’s another reality, like the American Indians become the first European came to shore, they just can’t visualize it. Erickson one more time:
I really don’t think Mitt Romney is a strong candidate. And I’ve consistently believed he would lose. But now I think he’s winning and doing so largely because the Democrats have so overplayed their hand on social issues while ignoring the economy with no corrective from the media. The American people are aghast at what they are seeing and will respond accordingly at the polls.
The Democrats have made the one always fatal mistake anyone can make in politics — they’ve believed their own press.
I actually think there are quite a few in the media who actually know how things are going, who understand where this is going to end, but will do their best for as long as they can to prop things up until they finally believe it will do them no good.
Do not be surprised if there is a negative bounce from this convention or a poll released with a Dem +6-12 in order to hide just how bad things are.
Update: Robert Stacy McCain:
More politically significant was the Democrats’ official party platform, which was revised this year to omit reference to God, and to delete a previous statement supporting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. When these revisions sparked negative headlines, party leaders moved quickly to change the platform, but they screwed that up, too. With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa chairing the convention, a motion was made to re-instate both God and Jerusalem into the platform, but when Villaraigosa called for a voice vote to approve the motion, it was far from clear that the measure had support from the required two-thirds of delegates necessary to pass. After asking the question three times, Villaraigosa finally ruled that the “ayes” had it, producing a storm of booing from the hall. The controversy was sufficiently heated — and the embarrassment sufficiently great — that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz canceled her scheduled TV appearances, evidently to avoid discussing the issue.
I guess Debbie should have kept cancelling interviews to avoid this on CNN
In the time it takes to watch Debbie Wassermann Schultz in her great new hairdo deny the evidence of our own eyes, a person can watch the original video 6 times.
Update 2: The west video was from a non-West site, uploaded from his own YouTube.
Update 3: Spoke to the West re-election office, this will NOT be only a web ad.
But the crowd for the afternoon fundraiser at the Bridgeport Art Center totaled 1,000, an Obama campaign official said – more than the 850-person estimate the campaign offered earlier in the weekend. Tickets for the Gen44 fundraiser, targeted at younger supporters, started at $51, but many were more expensive.
And, to this reporter and several others in the White House press pool, the room seemed plenty full. There was empty space at the back of the large loft space during and immediately after the president’s remarks, but the crowd was densely packed to get close to the stage at the front of the room where Obama spoke.
The problem for Politico and the left is we all remember the crowds for Obama 4 years ago. If you are arguing over half full vs “plenty full” both of them mean something different from “Full” or “Overflowing” Thus Tom Maguire’s quip:
some say the glass is half empty but I say it’s a specimen cup.
Anne is at the Romney-Ryan rally in Waukesha. She says the crowd is so large they had to move the rally from indoors to outdoors to accommodate all the people.
We’re still trying to confirm the crowd size estimate. (Campaign says 10,000, which is similar to what Anne was told.)
Take a look at that line, you would think it was Chick-Fil-A on a Wednesday.
Stacy McCain was at Manassas and the men from Massachusetts & Wisconsin got more of the same:
How big was the crowd? Huge. Enormous. Gigantic. It was difficult to get an estimate because the audience attending the rally overflowed the pavilion (which has an official capacity of 1,000) and filled the surrounding plaza. Lines to get into the venue circled around several blocks and, when Romney and Ryan arrived, there were still hundreds waiting to get through the metal detectors. Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner, who rode into town on the press bus, shot a photo of the crowd lining the streets of Manassas that prompted the paper’s editorial page editor Mark Tapscott to muse that the polls must be wrong: “How to explain such crowds if Obama is leading in Virginia, one of the key swing states?”
Clearly these two Northerners won this third battle of Bull Run.
This is the difference between a campaign that is winning and a campaign that is losing. Last time around Obama drew huge crowds and McCain didn’t match until the Palin pick. This time around with the Ryan Pick Romney is getting the overflowing crowds while the Obama media tries to argue the difference between a “half full” and “mostly full”
On Tuesday, the Left – armed with the most attractive, eloquent, young, hip and charismatic candidate I have seen with my adult eyes, a candidate shielded by a media so overtly that it can never be such a shield again, who appeared after eight years of an historically unpopular President, in the midst of two undefended wars and at the time of the worst financial crisis since the Depression and whose praises were sung by every movie, television and musical icon without pause or challenge for 20 months… who ran against the oldest nominee in the country’s history, against a campaign rent with internal disarray and determined not to attack in the one area where attack could have succeeded, and who was out-spent no less than seven-to-one in a cycle where not a single debate question was unfavorable to his opponent – that historic victory, that perfect storm of opportunity…
Yielded a result of 53%
Folks, we are going to lick these people out of their boots.