It’s not really a fair comparison, is it? In 2008, Sen. Barack Obama was in a hotly contested race for the Democratic nomination to be president. His team worked to get the crowds out, at a rally before Super Tuesday.
In 2012, it’s former Gov. Mitt Romney who is in a hotly-contested race for the nomination — but of the GOP, not the Democrats. So it’s not really a fair comparison, Democrats against Republicans, just before Super Tuesday, is it?
Still, we see these two photos making the rounds. These two photos were taken four years and 20 days apart:
Oh, that’s not straight up, is it. One was in Detroit, the other in Hartford. Okay, let’s compare Detroit rallies. Here’s Mitt Romney in Detroit:
And here is Obama in Detroit in 2008, in Joe Louis Arena:
If you’re a red-blooded American, you’ll find Obama’s speech in Detroit frustrating, in retrospect. Where Obama said America can’t wait to solve problems, Republicans since then have said “Yes, We Can Wait,” and they’ve frustrated action to fix so many problems. We’ve lost so much time.