Obama-Springsteen Concert Down 62,000 People From 2008 Concert-Rally

Dancing in the Dark–

In this Nov. 2, 2008, file photo then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on stage with his wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, hugs Bruce Springsteen at a rally at the Cleveland Mall, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Star-Tribune)

The Kerry-Springsteen concert in 2004 drew 80,000 people.
And the Obama-Springsteen concert in Cleveland back in 2008 drew 80,000 people.
The Obama-Springsteen concert today in Madison, Wisconsin drew only 18,000.
In Madison, Wisconsin!
Buzzfeed reported:

The crowd for President Barack Obama’s final rally in Wisconsin with Bruce Springsteen is falling short of the audience John Kerry drew with the musician in 2004.

The White House put the crowd at 18,000 for Obama and The Boss in Madison Monday morning, far less than the 80,000 the defeated Democratic nominee drew eight years ago just before the election — a turnout that caused a small panic inside the Bush campaign.

Oh, and the Obama camp was expecting 30,000.

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  • ObamaKnowsBest

    All you repubtards make me laugh, Mitt Romney is evil, a job theft and liar!

    So let’s do some analysis, so you say Romney has experience in the private sector, you mean he created business? Or he put people to work by creating jobs? If you think that’s the case then you are clueless! Bain capital bought other companies. The make those companies successful he 1. Outsourced their jobs, 2. Split them up and sold them for profit, 3. Destroyed them, 4. Created business plans that hurt the employees.

    If ever, he had no hand in creating any jobs. He also stayed “government does not create jobs” (see end of 2nd debate). Yet he is campaigning on creating 12 million jobs, how does that make sense? Based on his “plans” so far, how will jobs be created?

    1. Tax breaks to the rich to create a trickle down? Never worked before and never will work, see Warren Buffet comments.

    2. Closing exemptions in the tax code? Nope, that will actually hurt small business. Exemptions that will most likely be closed : 1. Tax breaks to hire, 2. Tax breaks for advertising, 3. Tax breaks for marketing lunches. (Not including mortgage tax breaks and tax breaks for those who have kids in college – which will severely hurt the middle class).

    So I would like to see how he can create jobs when he has made a FORTUNE on cutting jobs and outsourcing them for profit. Yes he is great at making a profit, at the expense of American workers. Go ask or look up testimonials from people who worked at companies Bain took over. (See Sensata in Freeport, IL currently).

  • Iron Maiden

    ObamaKnowsBest, some facts:

    We don’t agree with you or your America-hating Marxist friends in any way, shape, or form. We believe in God, guns, American oil, strong defense, spending control, no illegal immigration, less government, less taxes, less abortion. Obama and the Left are 100% against those beliefs.

    Here is another list of reasons why we would vote for a ham and cheese sandwich instead of another four years of Obama. Because in four years:

    gas/food prices skyrocketing, record deficits, record unemployment, record bank failures, record foreclosures, record number of months unemployment above 8%, record death toll of US troops in Afghanistan, record number of golf games, no current jobs plan, US troops deployed in at least 12 MENA and central African countries, secret involvement in Syrian war, Solyndra, Gunwalker, debt to GDP ratio 103%, over half the United States suing to get out of Obamacare, Obamacare still hated by a majority in every poll taken, record number of unelected, unaccountable czars, lobbyists still running the White House, secret meetings in cafes offsite of the White House to avoid having to tell who they’re meeting, Michelle Obama with over forty personal assistants, Obama lost over 600 seats for the Democrats in the 2010 elections, Benghazi coverup and scandal…

    I could go on, but this should be enough for Liberals to understand why so many of us will not be voting for Obama, and would vote for anyone but him at this point.

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  • MinnforMitt

    Obama, and his Farewell Tour, is killing Springsteen!

  • cecil dildine

    Dear OKB:
    Comrade! When the glorious election of Czar Barack occured revisionist reactionary forces colluded to deny the proletariat their rightful place in history….BLAH BLAH BLAH…

  • LogicalUS

    Barry Barack Hussien Soetoro Obama is TOAST.

    Thankfully America is going to put this dreadful mistake behind us and the better the country will be.

    Buh-Bye Barry.

    Only the verifiable mentally insane would actually admit voting for this disaster.

  • Patty

    Barack Obama and America’s Decline

    America is in incipient decline, and this week’s presidential election might be the last chance to reverse it. We are becoming a different sort of country, with a different people and different beliefs. Another four years of Barack Obama well might take us past the point of no return, although no-one, to be sure, knowsquite where that lies. There is still time to change course. There might not be time by 2016.
    Nearly a third of Americans now depend on food stamps, welfare, disability payments, or some other form of government support, compared with one out of five when George W Bush left office. This enormous shift has occurred before the detonation of a demographic time bomb that will explode towards the end of the present decade, and which will push America towards even greater dependency. This time bomb has four facets:

    The baby boomers will retire, and the percentage of Americans over 60 will jump from a sixth to a quarter of the total population in little more than a decade;
    The population that replaces the baby boomers will come to an increasing extent from families with the lowest level of educational attainment;
    A new underclass is in formation due to the jump in the rate of births out of wedlock, which comprised two-fifths of total births in 2011;
    Dependency on government support will rise sharply just as the federal government’s capacity to finance the dependent population will fall.


    This article goes into deep detail and graphs. It has many enlightening parts to it.


  • dwd

    #1 has so many typos it’s painful to read

  • Patty

    A second term for Barack Obama promises more of the same: more dependency, more entitlement spending, more federal debt, and more dependency on foreign lenders – until the rest of the world wearies of American fecklessness and finds a better use for its money. Can America reverse the damage? Probably, if it acts now. More of the same is a prescription for a catastrophic spiral into national decline.


  • bg



    November 4, 2012

    The Full Pardon for the Blind Shiek

    [Gee, uh, Mr. President. You seem to have tucked
    the back of your skirt into your pantyhose……….

    Here we are in the final approach to what is arguably the most pivotal election in the nation’s history and we have Mr. Obama, the sitting President of the United States of America, talking about having his “feelings hurt” over a comment his opponent made about Jeeps being manufactured in China, and then doubling down to say he was “offended” by criticism of his bungling and cover-up of missteps during the bloody siege in Benghazi.

    Apparently when one’s entire four year tenure is viewed as an unmitigated disaster and provides no platform on which to run for re-election, the last vestige of strategy when not race-baiting is to play the pity card.

    I cannot imagine a circumstance under which ANY of the un-impeached presidents in my lifetime would resort to such a maudlin, sissified tactic yet that is the depth to which he and his campaign have sunk. It’s been rumored that Vladimir Putin fell into a giggle fit. When they got him off the floor he started watching Obama on his U.S. television feed again and chanted “Four more years. Four more years!” then raised his glass of vodka toward an aide and shouted “Nazdrovia, Komrade Obama!”]

    more at link..


  • The energy was nonexistent. Did the Obama campaign PAY the people to attend? Were they union guys who would be punished if they didn’t go to the concert? They seriously looked BORED.

  • Patty

    #10 November 5, 2012 at 11:53 am
    bg commented:

    we must win! Obama needs to be impeached. Yes, I said it again. He has done NOTHING! For AMERICA. HE HAS ANGER MANY. HE IS WRONG FOR AMERICA.

  • Patty

    #11 November 5, 2012 at 11:54 am
    [email protected] commented:

    Agree, Springsteen is a has been. never cared for a showboat. but obama loves his showboats. he is one himself.

  • Patty

    OT Again, promise last one, Here anyway.


  • Patty

    Part of #14 so this doesn’t count

    How Does Obama Maintain The Hypnotic Control Over The Media?

    Like Katrina, Hurricane Sandy Asks “Where Is FEMA?”

    In New York City, lines can be miles long waiting for gasoline – at up to $6.00 a gallon.. Fights, muggings, and store lootings have risen dramatically as the racehorse complexed inhabitants in The City So Nice They Named It Twice are already rumbling. The muted response of Obama’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is yet another problem plaguing those citizens, because of a seeming slowness to manage the many post hurricane problems, like power outages, flooded homes, water born diseases, raw sewage, industrial chemicals and only God-knows-what else. In the meantime, little Napoleon, NY Mayor Bloomberg, is diverting rehab resources toward setting up the New York Marathon. New Yorkers normally are in a constant state of anger, but now its evolved into a Mad Max madness.

    Here is a sampling of just a few of the problems New Yorkers are encountering according to the Drudge Report:

    Gas Shortages May Not End for Another Week…
    Mile-long lines, price hits $6…
    Fistfights, Guns Drawn…
    ‘I’m pretty p*ssed’…
    Two massive generators power NY media, not masses…
    NYC Official: Red Cross ‘Absolute Disgrace’…
    Looters Dress Like Con Edison Workers to Gain Access to Houses…

    Staten Islanders Plead for Help: ‘We Need Food’…
    ‘Please don’t leave us’…

    Read on here: http://joeclarke.net/wheelju5.gif

  • democraps suck

    Now when ozero loses tomorrow march his A$$ right into a jail cell for all his illegal cover ups

  • Patty

    Well, Springsteen give his profits to victims of SANDY, HUMMM!!

  • Patty

    #16 November 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    democraps suck commented:

    Now when ozero loses tomorrow march his A$$ right into a jail cell for all his illegal cover ups

    he doesn’t give a rat’s arse!!

  • There’s this clip linked on Drudge of him playing at an Obama rally where Bruce goes ‘that first debate really freaked me out’

    As Michelle Malkin would say, ‘SNORT’ lolol

  • I am Legion

    Not sure what is worse – the crappy music or the misguided & pathetic ideology. GnR don’t deserve any respect due to the Riverport fiasco; too bad we continue to hear that same crap on local StL radio non-stop. However – it seems that the good folks in Badgerland continue to shine – becoming a ‘shall issue state’ – dumping Feingold; retaining the Honorable Gov. Walker; telling this ‘boss of nothingness’ & his messiah that “we’re on to you”…. finally. I can’t wait until tomorrow when ‘the folks’ make the ultimate commitment & the state goes Red. On Wisconsin!

  • wtd

    The White House put the crowd at 18,000 [expecting 30k] for Obama and The Boss in Madison Monday morning, far less than the 80,000 the defeated Democratic nominee drew eight years ago just before the election — a turnout that caused a small panic inside the Bush campaign.

    Out of that 18k, how many were die hard Springstein fans that went simply for the music and will either vote Romney or not vote at all?

  • Granny

    Rudi Giuliani’s take –


  • Time

    This is the the proof of the changing tide. The tsunami that is about to hit this nation with a vengeance never seen before in its history. We as a nation have been bullied, pushed and taken for granted by this administration and they are now going to vote with revenge, as Ohater has suggested. The size count at his not so rock concert campaign stops, are the proof in itself that his popularity is serious danger, not even movie stars, rock stars or any other star in the sky can save him from his own demise that he created by his own hand. He has dismantled this nation, it’s creation, in God We Trust and everything that made this nation great he has tried to ruin. The man is going down and in a big way. He will look like the fool he is. With his tail between his legs he will go away, into oblivion. Hopefully not to reappear for a very long time. The main stream can spin this, tout this, call this any way they want. Their job is a dictation by the ruined One, they must try in all their glory to make it appear that their man is still in the running at all cost. They will do anything to make it appear that he is neck and neck, tied and possibly winning, but, truth be told he is done, One and done, it is over for him. He has abused the one chance he had to prove that he was the man he claimed, the one person to make this nation the greatest nation in the world and undo everything wrong that this nation was about. Instead he created so much more trouble for this nation, so much more poverty, so much more hatered, so much more joblessness, so much more suffering, so much more hunger. We as a nation have fallen into a darkness and the great people will go to the polls tomorrow and get their revenge to remove the person that caused so much bad change in their lives and replace it with good change. Their only hope for survival is their vote.

  • valerie

    Sheldon G. Adelson: I Didn’t Leave the Democrats. They Left Me

    There is an anti-Israel movement among the rank and file, and the party no longer appears to value self-reliance, charity and accountability.



    I heard one of the talking heads on TV remark about the “polarization” of the electorate, saying that there are so very many people on EACH side that really, really hate the other guy.

    #1 is instructive on that point. The Obama campaign has libeled Mitt Romney, and every other Republican. They didn’t start this nonsense. The Democratic Party has used libel as a political tool, now, for years. Democratic voters expect better of their party. They rely on their party to tell them what’s going on, right up to the point when they find out just how big the lies really are. When they find out about this [email protected], they get angry.

  • #2 Iron Maiden… EXCELLENT POST!

  • Mitch Rapp

    Losers don’t draw flies – is the lesson

  • Hugh

    I had to cancel a very important appointment because of this crap.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    What are the occupoopers and vunnables going to do for live entertainment after November 6th, when free concerts disappear?

    Hold on . . . . Maybe that’s a concern for the rest of us.

  • Lars

    Word is that the job assassin will change his name again, something X something.

  • bigkahuna

    Has been singer singing depressing songs to dependent crowd of zombies, for a NEVER WAS BEEN President who reads a teleprompter whining about the past that he made worse

  • Libtard Express

    I was planning on going to the concert, then I remembered my hemp pants were kinda dirty.

  • JimK

    Obama is toast, this cake has been baked for a long time. The latest WP poll has The Won tied at 49% with D+11 sampling. Rasmussen’s latest voter turnout demographic for October shows R+6. That means The Won is actually trailing by 17 points or so. It’s going to be epic, or brutal depending on which side you’re on.

  • ohio

    Barry has to drag out a bunch of has been, over the hill, rich entertainers just to get people to show up. Romney draws more with just himself on stage.

  • ObamaKnowsBest

    #2 Iron Maiden,

    All of which you said was started by Bush policy of war and terrior on middle east! He responsible for Afganistan people suffering! He also responsible for high gas prices, bad economy, how did it start? Wall street greedy banker Bush was cozy with and Mark-to-market accounting that played large role in fincinal collaspe as well as the wars, etc.

    Remember, recession hit 7 years after Bush had took office, he had plenty of time to correct something if the previous administration had made a bad decision. It’s funny though, repubtards will blame Clinton (left with surplus and balanced budget) yet won’t blame Bush but will blame Obama!

  • Mad Hatter


    Go away troll, the Daily Kook site is down the hall. last door on the left.

  • Mad Hatter

    Back on October 4th, Obama drew 30,000 in Madison.


    Today he drew 18,000, a drop off of 12,000 right before the election.

    And yet the Alinsky Media won’t report this fact. What a shocker.

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  • #34 obama…socialism is trickle down economics, its what has never worked anywhere. what always happens is the flood of money upward from the many to the few always dries up. if there is no incentive to work people just stop. like in the inner cities of america.

  • AvidChristian

    I concur with the conclusion of dwd…”ObamaKnowsBest”–if you really want people to take your arguments seriously, learn to speak/write proper English…otherwise you just lend credence to peoples’ preconceived opinions of you as someone who is ignorant. I’m not saying this to be “mean”, I’m just saying you’re not helping your cause any…

  • bg
  • #40 bg & Patty… that whole article is fantastic! “For four years, we have listened to you whine like a little girl about the mess you inherited from George Bush. But you didn’t inherit the mess, Mr. Obama. You asked for it. You campaigned for the chance to run the country. And you made the mess much worse.” … YEP! (my bold)

  • MVH

    Tammy Bruce just said (on her webcast) that Obama has been Springsteen around on Air Force One. Is that true?

    How much is this gonna co$t We The People. AF1 is, after all, the PEOPLE’S plane!

  • MVH

    That’s “flying Springsteen around…”

  • owl

    Anyone else not believe their 18,000? Possible that 18,000 came out for Springsteen/Madison but look at those pics of Cincinnati crowd. Sparse is the only way to describe it and we would have never known if not for the protester clips.

  • Paula

    Lol only that pitiful Amt of people.Dumbo is done and for my free speech shame on Springstein guess I can add his name to yhd already large number of lunatics from Hollywood/singers won’t listen too again.I am so tired of them putting their two cents in for someone who doesn’t dven give a darn about even them God bless Mitt Romey the next President of the US

  • owl

    #41 Yep. Has anyone ever fought so hard for a job and then whine ‘look what I inherited’? No, we have never seen a Blamer-In-Chief like this one (Thank God) and pray it will never happen again.

    Bush inherited Clinton’s intell that Clinton spouted and many Dem Senators stood up and spouted until they (not Bush) convinced me Iraq had WMD. Clinton. Bush inherited Nagin and Blanco and Mary Landieu with her brother sitting in the Lt. Gov’s office for Katrina.

    I do not remember ONE time he blamed. Not once. Bad intell? Not once to pass blame.

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  • bg


    March 17, 2012

    Hard-Rocking Hypocrisy

    the usual suspects: Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Bono et al..

    Special Report vie The Blaze

    [The Drug Policy Alliance alone has received more than $31 million in those 10 years to oppose the “taboo associated with drug use.” That commitment has earned Soros the title “sugar daddy of the legalization movement” from conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer. Prominent supporters of drug legalization – Sting, Soros himself, and former talk show host Montel Williams – are featured in a Drug Policy Alliance video that calls the drug war a “war on people.”

    Some of Soros’s other donations go to fund his extensive network of liberal media outlets, which have received more than $52 million. Those operations include a wide range of liberal news operations as well as the infrastructure of news – journalism schools, investigative journalism and even industry organizations.

    All of that is designed to create what Soros has been pushing for decades to achieve – what he calls an “open society.” But what exactly is an open society? In “Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism,” he wrote that the concept is “an ideal to which our global society should aspire.” But his influences are more complicated and more twisted.

    Soros says he based the concept on works by philosopher Karl Popper, who Soros considers his mentor. “Popper proposed a form of social organization that starts with the recognition that no claim to the ultimate truth can be validated and therefore no group should be allowed to imposed its views on all of the rest,” Soros wrote in “The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror.” “Open Society denotes freedom and the absence of repression,” he summed up.]

    connecting links and much much much more at link..


  • flyover

    The way OKB speaks/spells/writes, it’s the typewritten form of spittle. Can you imagine a face to face with this citizen? I can see the purple face, giant vein bulging on the forehead and the clenching of teeth and fists.

  • gsrider


    -you must be the speech writer for the community organizer. Times up comrade, take a hike you creepy little troll.

  • desert rose

    #23 – That was beautifully stated. I pray you are right about the turning tide and Obama going a way for a long, long time. Our country needs time to heal after 4 years of this administration.

  • Mingo

    To: ObamaKnowsBest

    1) What makes you think you are changing anyone’s mind here?
    2) Are you huffing and puffing when you write this?
    3) Would you DARE do your drive-by schtick if all this were taking place, face to face?? I think not!

    …stupid coward…go back to the basement!

  • bg


    TeachX3 #41 November 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm


    pass it on..

    sure gives new meaning to praise
    the Lord and pass the ammo.. 😉


  • bg


    OT, well, sort of..

    November 4, 2012

    The Full Pardon for the Blind Shiek

    [As you read this missive on Monday the day before the election,
    there should be a palpable sense of relief, for it means that the
    curtain is about to be drawn on four years of the endless campaign.

    It will mean that the self-promotion and hype behind a figment who
    was sold as an all-knowing and all-caring leader, who found time for a
    photo-op at a weather bureau last week but took off for a Las Vegas
    fundraiser when the slaughter in Benghazi was underway, will have
    reached a conclusion and that it will no longer require an air-sickness
    bag to watch the news, which does not mean, however, that the
    remaining ten weeks of the administration will not make headlines.

    In fact, if there was any time during Mr. Obama’s tenure that it might
    pay to fasten your seat belts, put up your tray tables, and return your
    seats to the upright position, it will be now until Mr. Romney is sworn
    in as president, for we must prepare for acts of untold petulance in the
    Oval Office as he pouts and stomps his foot until the last trip on Air
    Force One whisks him and his sullen bride to Hawaii.

    Let’s be honest. The Obama’s by their own admission never liked our
    country, and now that its electorate sends them packing all pretense
    and niceties will vaporize before your eyes and the real contempt and
    animus will be displayed because there is nothing for which to longer
    pose or pretend. Anticipate a recklessness of untold proportion,
    executive orders that strain credulity, and hostility from Michelle Obama
    like that of a woman scorned, for her time as queen and celebrity-wife
    will have reached its terminus. It will be a personal affront to both of
    their egos that neither will be able to hide, and if discourtesy was the
    hallmark of their “reign” one can hardly expect congeniality when they
    get the boot.

    Here’s my bet: if Billy Bob Clinton could pardon fugitive Marc Rich on his
    last day in office, I’m putting money on Obama’s last act of defiance to
    be a full pardon for the Blind Sheik.]


  • Sparky

    Just threw ALL my Springsteen music into the garbage. I refuse to patronize anyone who shills for Obama.

  • USMC Thomas

    Sick to death of phony multimillionaire entertainer posing as simple, down home blue collar worker.

  • flyoverland

    heard Obama got confused and threw three staffers under the boss.

  • bg


    valerie #24 November 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    78% to 80% of Jews votes fro Obama is
    what pushed Obama over the top in 08..

    Obama wants revenge??

    well, here’s hoping they hand it to him on a silver platter
    like Salome did JtheB’s head, how’s that for biblical irony..


  • squeaky

    [Bruce Springsteen owns more than 200 acres and pays less than $5,000 in taxes because town officials say he has horses and an organic farmer working some of the land. The taxes for his house and three acres are more than $138,000]

  • Liberty

    Springsteen is quickly becoming a has-been, just like obama.

  • squeaky

    [Rapper Jay-Z’s apparent visit to the White House Situation Room Wednesday reveals a radical departure from the last eight years of security policy, according to a senior Bush administration official.] and of course we remember this.

  • bg


    ObamaKnowsBest #1 November 5, 2012 at 11:35 am

    bet you read that from Obama’s resume didn’t ya?? 😆

    please, at least consult WaPo fact check or About.com, and use
    the info as a tether in order to pull yourself back down to Earth..
    you’re free floating too dangerously close to the Sun!! 😯 more..


  • Granny Watching

    Looks like Obama has a new crush. Don’t bend over for the soap Bruce. 😀

  • bg



    November 5, 2012

    CBS held damaging Obama Benghazi tape

    Admits attack planned during ’60 Minutes’ interview next day

    “Act of Terror”


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  • bigL

    All this stars stuff and the green energy and the personal spending by obama and the golf and the MeeHo food-stuff circus are all meant to be a distraction.
    The distraction is to divert attention to the country being scuttled. It is being scuttled by out side forces using the so-called 5th column of people inside- both dupes and planted agents.
    The main show was to hit hard on the control of the American people- everything we do. They did that by the ObamaNoCare act. That will be a medical gulag for Ourselves, our kids and our parents. Like in Europe there is no escape. Remember temporary officeholders passed this legislation, they will go off into retirement and leave this mess behind. Americans had no say at all
    They designed it so that they are not involved. Congress and many other groups are exempt.
    Obama’s assignment wasto get that thru and also the control of banks and credit thru Dodd- Frank Bill.
    Also the EPA rules being loaded on business.
    Everything else is a distraction.

  • just-saying

    Mooch sure has had a lot of work done since 2008, eh?

  • sayitnow

    Wow, the crowd at the Bruce Springsteen concert was mainly white.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Springsteen sucks, no matter who he’s back for President.

  • bg


    sayitnow #68 November 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm 😀