Sadly for the Obama campaign, the rally could only fill a little more than two-thirds of the 21,000 seat Nationwide Arena, yet Democrats seem to think that was a success:
Apparently 6,000 empty seats is a success to Ohio Democrats. Then again, you'll have to excuse Chairman Redfern's poor math. He thinks he lives in a district 100 miles away from where his residence is actually located. But even those at RealClearPolitics picked up on the apparent lack of enthusiasm, despite the rally's star-power.
In case Democrats have forgotten what actual grassroots looks like, let's recap the last few Romney rallies in the Buckeye State:
30,000+ in West Chester last Friday.
12,000+ in Defiance (a city of just 16,000!) on October 25th
12,000 in Columbus today:
What's more, the Columbus rally above was over-capacity, needing 2,000 seats for the overflowing crowd.
That's what enthusiasm looks like, folks--and it's the kind of enthusiasm that wins elections. As for Obama? While Democrats can spin it all they want, he's struggling to turnout at even McCain's 2008 levels:
No wonder the polls show the President needs to meet or surpass the historical Democrat turnout of 2008 to even have a chance to win this thing.
Let's show Democrats what true enthusiasm is. Get out the vote, get your friends, family & colleagues to vote. It's time to ensure Obama lives up to his one-term proposition.