In 2008, I would see some homemade pro-Obama signs and sentiments, such as a painted car window in WCTC's parking lot I blogged about in Barack O-Phenomena
. This election cycle, I am not seeing this kind of homegrown enthusiasm for the president.
But I am seeing plenty of individually crafted pro Romney campaign statements on cars, front lawns, and even at Disney World! One very brave Milwaukee Romney supporter sported this statement on her jeep's rear window:
IN 2008 YOU VOTED TO PROVE YOU WEREN'T A RACIST
IN 2012 VOTE TO PROVE YOU AREN'T A MORON
One conservative, who lives on Pilgrim Road, had crafted a wooden structure to wear a white T-shirt that said something negative about Obama (being an empty suit perhaps?) After cruising past it numerous times, I made a point of stopping to snap a picture one day. Wouldn't you know, it was gone!
The homeowner then put up this sign, "My "OBAMA" was stolen. Don't let these thugs steal the White House, Vote November 6"
In mid September, I was at the Magic Kingdom and spotted this motorized scooter with this homemade bumper-sticker! We told the driver, love your sign. He was a senior citizen who was adamant about getting Obama out of office.
And last, but not least, I found this great image in my inbox: Mr. President, You worry about saving that bird, I'll worry about saving this one.
I don't know who sponsored it, but it does have a Vote for America
graphic in the corner.
I liked it because it reminded me of something I was envisioning for the last debate about foreign policy. I had literally started sketching up a cartoon of last minute debate prep, where Romney's podium had the Great Seal,
and Obama's had Big Bird with a daisy
One last comment about voter enthusiasm. When traveling across our state in early September, I spotted numerous, large billboards with sentiments like, Romney, save America, or Vote Romney between here and La Crosse along I-94. I saw only one Obama sign near Madison. Nothing had changed when I drove to the Dells area in October, that surprised me.
Links: Practically Speaking, Fairly Conservative, Jay Weber, Vicki McKenna, WisPolitics Quorum Call, Wisconsin Reporter, CNS News, Mark Levin, Breitbart BigGovernment, The Heritage Foundation, The Way <><
Labels: 2012 Election, President Obama, Romney/Ryan