Actually, the venue holding only 5,000 was almost full, but stories put out by the Wall Street Journal, Politico and the AP said 13,000 stood outside in a drizzling rain, and they knew it was so because the Obama campaign told them it was so. No one counted. No one took a pic. None of the “media” eyeballed it. No evidence at all.
Here’s a crowd – Romney Ryan 2012 in Ohio – in August 2012 – before anyone was paying attention!
UPDATE: I have been told many, many times that the following photo is of an Obama Rally in 2008. I see it on the Internet identified as both Obama and Romney – but I cannot put the buildings shown (said to be in Oregon) in Ohio, I bow to the fact that I am wrong. The photo is of an Obama rally in 2008.
I cannot change the caption at the top, because I didn’t put it there. The second, third and fourth photos below are of a Romney rally in Powell, Ohio. No one claims that another 13,000 are waiting outside or around a corner at the Romney rally with no evidence other than a report from the Obama campaign, as did the AP, Politico and The Wall Street Journal,
Just to be clear: the first photo below is misidentified as a Romney crowd. It is actually an Obama 2008 crowd.
The following photo is a Romney-Ryan rally in Powell, Ohio August 25, 2012 – courtesy of No Quarter.
Don’t believe the media spin of Obama being up by 6, or whatever. Read this story on how polls are structured and which polls you should feel better about, because of how they are structured. Just focus on getting Romney into the Oval Office. Stop by Romney-Ryan headquarters in your city and see if you help DO ANYTHING. If there’s a job, DO IT. My neighborhood doesn’t allow political signs in yards. I will have political signs – by damn! Thanks to my sweet, Southern sis-in-law for this story. Photo courtesy of America Conservative2Conservative.