As he landed at Sioux City Airport this is what he saw:
Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.
Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This.” “SUX” is the airport code for Sioux City.
The banner is a reminder that this part of the state remains hotly contested turf for both Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney, just as the campaign enters the home stretch.
and the proof is in da puddin’ once again as Obama tries to fill the Bank of America stadium, the home of the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers:
The president’s team is working hard to do just that by distributing free tickets at campaign offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the convention is being held, and throughout the state.
Residents of neighboring states such as Virginia and South Carolina will travel to Charlotte as well to fill up spots
With millions watching on television, a full stadium would give the party the inclusive, populist feel it tried to achieve four years ago at its convention in Denver. There, organizers wanted to accommodate more people, so Obama’s acceptance speech was moved to the Denver Broncos’ football stadium, which ended up full.
Note I highlighted the word ‘populist’ AKA Communism- Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Trotskyism-Maoism- Hoxhaism-Hoxhaism-Titoism ETC
* ‘Populist’ is JUST a new term the progressives have been trying to implement to fool followers of Obama. They have had trouble for the past 4 years to get it out there under this guise because Americans have woken up to who/what they truly are. ~ JP
Tens of thousands of people regularly filled arenas to see the candidate of hope and change that year, and some 200,000 people showed up to hear him during a foreign trip to Berlin.
Not anymore. Obama’s re-election effort has lacked the large numbers and big venues that were a constant four years ago. During a bus tour of Iowa recently he spoke to groups that ranged from a few hundred to a few thousand.
“He was a big celebrity in 2008. Now he’s pretty much just another politician,” said Charlie Black, a Republican strategist who worked on McCain’s presidential campaign.
Black said the radio ads and personnel needed to entice people to the Charlotte stadium would be costly.
From the source himself:
The campaign also lured participants with a program that rewards people with seats in return for nine hours of volunteer time. Called the 9-3-1 program, more than 6,000 people signed up to give nine hours of work over three shifts in exchange for one spot in the stadium.
We agree with Iowa:
Major kudos to whoever did ‘build’ this sign
Also see disenchanted democrats who voted for Obama in 2008 from The Hope and The Change