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Obama fail:Campaign launched in empty arena

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Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state. A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance.

During the speech, Obama ripped into the presumptive GOP nominee and discussed nation building at home, but the most newsworthy item of the day was not the talking points Obama delivered: it was the crowd… or lack thereof. According to ABC News, the Obama campaign had expected an “overflow” of people. Instead, the arena looked half-empty. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Obama organizers even had people move from the seats to the floor of the gym in order to project a larger crowd on television.

According to the Toledo Blade, the venue for Obama’s rally seats 20,000 but “there were a lot of empty seats.” Comparatively, Obama drew a crowd of 35,000 at Ohio State when he campaigned for former Governor Ted Strickland in 2010.

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Crowd Disappointing as Obama Campaign Officially Begins
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Joined by his wife, Michelle, Obama addressed a boisterous crowd of 14,000 in the 20,000 seat Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University

The event fell short of the full house the campaign had forecast; organizers moved people from seats to the arena floor in front of the dais to give television audiences the impression of an overflow event, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Obama's campaign had scrambled in the past week to build a crowd, the Dispatch reported, making multiple calls to residents believed to be supportive of the president.
 

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