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The Mitt Romney Campaign helped turn the focus yesterday to the many empty seats at the rollout to Barack Obama’s Re-Election Campaign at Ohio State University. Romney aides showed up at the event, and quickly tweeted photos of all the empty seats, and pointed them out to the horde of media attending. Unlike Obama’s overflow crowds in 2008, he failed to come close to filling the arena yesterday, falling short of his own campaign’s expectations.
BUZZFEED: Saturday was supposed to be President Barack Obama’s day, dominated by headlines of successful campaign holding its first rally. Instead, reports prominently included references to thousands of empty seats at the president’s first rally here — just as the Romney campaign wanted it.
At The Ohio State University, over 5,000 seats in the 20,000-person venue went unfilled on the upper seating deck and behind the press cameras —a sharp contrast to Obama’s events in 2008, and even a 2010 event with then-Gov. Ted Strickland which drew 35,000.