November 6, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
Lynn Sweet, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, is once again banging that liberal drumbeat that Romney’s voters are all racist white folks because crowds at Obama’s rallies are more “diverse.”
Talking of Monday’s Obama rallies with aging rocker Bruce Springsteen, Columnist Sweet waxed poetic over the racial make up of the crowds in Wisconsin.
Obama has the cool folks like “the Boss” and Jay-Z, and as far as Sweet is concerned the crowds are even cooler saying (my bold), Obama’s crowds are “with demographic diversity like you never see at a Romney event: black, white, old, young.”
But one thing that is missing from Sweet’s gift to Obama: the numbers.
While Sweet was indulging her inner Obama campaign worker, she failed to note that Obama’s Wisconsin campaign rally with “The Boss” didn’t bring in nearly as many rally-goers as Romney’s Pennsylvania rally that same day. At 18,000 supporters for Obama and 30,000 for Romney, Mitt almost doubled Obama’s participants and in Pennsylvania, a state he isn’t supposed to win, at that.
That is bad enough, of course, but it gets even worse for Obama, not that Lynn Sweet reported any of this to her readers.
Obama’s Madison, Wisconsin event with singer Springsteen was not only immensely smaller than his own 2008 rally, but it was even smaller than John Kerry’s rally in 2004!
In 2008 Obama drew an estimated 50,000 to an Ohio rally that featured Springsteen. This year only 18,000 in Wisconsin. And in 2004, John Kerry brought out 80,000 supporters to a rally in Wisconsin that also featured the rock and roller last popular in the 1980s.
This really does show that the Democrats have an enthusiasm gap.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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