Skip to main content

Texas has gone totally crazy for the President of the United States. The President has just concluded his remarks in front of more than 1000 folks who paid a minimum of $250.00 for the luncheon. I admit--I did not get a chance to be inside of the hall--but in looking at the live stream after the President's remarks concluded--it was evident that the President was a smashing hit inside. But--equally compelling--the view outside of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center was bad--very bad--extremely bad--for Mitt Romney...

I used my lunch hour to become a part of the crowd in front of the Convention Center. Trust me--I have been witness to several Presidential visits. When President Clinton came to San Antonio several years ago in support of Garry Mauro, who was running for Governor against George W. Bush--hundreds of people lined the streets--block after block--holding up disgusting signs--mocking President Clinton--with their usual bullshit and crackpots taking center stage.

I figured the local Tea Party kooks would be dominating the scene outside of the Convention Center.

I imagined that there would be a whole ton on Mitt Romney signs, bumper stickers, etc, dominating the news cameras outside the hall.


Oh--there were a handful of the usual gang of idiots.

But it is safe to say--the folks in support of the President drowned them out.

There was one--just one--Mitt Romney sign.

I was scratching my head.When Hilary came to town during her bid for the nomination, she also had blocks and blocks of protestors greet her.

Normally--the haters come out in full force when Democratic candidates or Democratic Presidents come to town. I've seen it happen time and time again.

In the entire city of San Antonio, Texas--in front of the convention hall where the President was addressing a massive crowd--there was one Mitt Romney sign.

Mitt--you've got a problem, bud--a big, big, problem...

9:17 PM PT: Here is coverage of the President's visit in the local newspaper:

Originally posted to clark101857 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM PDT.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans and Southern Action.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Sharoney, Alumbrados, Ed in Montana, buffalo soldier, vicki, TXdem, ROGNM, Sean Robertson, Odysseus, murphy, mwm341, glitterscale, houndcat, NYmom, Sprinkles, Emerson, Shockwave, Sherri in TX, SanJoseLady, jdld, eeff, TX Unmuzzled, exNYinTX, JLFinch, DickCheneyBeforeHeDicksYou, BlackSheep1, kalihikane, Janie, boadicea, AlyoshaKaramazov, gayntom, mkfarkus, Aquarius40, jalbert, oceanview, librarianman, Cedwyn, sidnora, revsue, Texknight, manneckdesign, tomephil, kharma, dejavu, TexDem, pat bunny, Lawrence, ccr4nine, cosette, wdrath, DSC on the Plateau, raster44, riverlover, Sophie Amrain, walkshills, Diana in NoVa, ybruti, Vicky, tomjones, Mosquito Pilot, furi kuri, Josiah Bartlett, Sybil Liberty, TexMex, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, vcmvo2, ExStr8, maybeeso in michigan, bloomer 101, DianeNYS, Ckntfld, v2aggie2, alaprst, revbludge, SherwoodB, chimene, OpherGopher, sap, Alice Venturi, kefauver, dewtx, ChemBob, HillaryIsMyHomegirl, TigerMom, Brooke In Seattle, YucatanMan, eru, Pam from Calif, Sun Tzu, GreyHawk, Overseas, stevemb, Little Lulu, blue jersey mom, markdd, kaliope, Savvy813, Blu Gal in DE, Ginny in CO, kerplunk, coolbreeze, sillia, Rogneid, Ekaterin, Box of Rain, kathny, fhcec, xaxnar, Jim R, begone, martini, Shirl In Idaho, BachFan, Keone Michaels, vigilant meerkat, Mr Bojangles, BlueInARedState, hungrycoyote, HoundDog, cookseytalbott, koNko, kestrel9000, New Rule, Wary, fou, Lefty Coaster, SherriG, wild hair, StrayCat, gpoutney, bubbanomics, Libby Shaw, real world chick, JVolvo, el cid, OMwordTHRUdaFOG, MBNYC, llbear, Turbonerd, SingerInTheChoir, nother lurker, CA Nana, doingbusinessas, Texdude50, Dreaming of Better Days, blueoregon, Statusquomustgo, krwheaton, sephius1, Sapere aude, bear83, pgm 01, timewarp, anotherdemocrat, Cronesense, Loudoun County Dem, blue armadillo, tgypsy, Debs2, gloriana, Wino, edsbrooklyn, DvCM, Matt Z, deepeco, rantsposition, GMFORD, second gen, cyncynical, millwood, jhop7, Wreck Smurfy, Rumarhazzit, uciguy30, GeorgeXVIII, leonard145b, madgranny, BasharH, cloudbustingkid, vet, TomP, Empower Ink, chicago minx, JDWolverton, JayC, gundyj, mconvente, TX Freethinker, JaxDem, HappyinNM, GAS, Steve15, Senor Unoball, Foundmyvoice, NewDealer, bythesea, elwior, skohayes, Akonitum, jakebob, Lujane, rssrai, royce, pamelabrown, hwmnbn, Hanging Up My Tusks, Jake Williams, Missys Brother, Jeff Y, mofembot, liquidman, Gemina13, jalenth, glendaw271, petulans, Cobbler, venger, Karl Rover, Nica24, dmhlt 66, immigradvocate, cactusflinthead, shortgirl, MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel, maggiejean, prettygirlxoxoxo, BerkshireDem, Bule Betawi, Ripeness Is All, J M F, christine20, DontTaseMeBro, litoralis, ceebee7, divineorder, ronnied, cantelow, Carol in San Antonio, Gorilla in the room, pvlb, BlueInRedCincy, CamillesDad1, DefendOurConstitution, Remediator, petral, elziax, MKSinSA, mksutherland, bfitzinAR, aj2k, Alise, Denise Oliver Velez, Shelley99, Keith Pickering, stevenwag, sfarkash, 57andFemale, Tortmaster, jfromga, nancat357, astral66, deviant24x, Leftcandid, susan in sc, BlueOak, Railfan, Amber6541, chambord, Its the Supreme Court Stupid, brentbent, confitesprit, OrangeMike, awcomeon, Laurilei, icemilkcoffee, LaughingPlanet, NJpeach, brunoboy, Tea and Strumpets, politik, michelewln, klompendanser, Crabby Abbey, LOrion, VickiL, Simple, ATFILLINOIS, Dingodude, pixxer, ItsSimpleSimon, dlemex, sharonsz, rja, nirbama, Betty Pinson, elengul, MsGrin, BlueFranco, Floande, debk, cocinero, Dems in 08, txcatlin, stevenaxelrod, Actbriniel, JanG, Wisdumb, Onomastic, Maximilien Robespierre, TAH from SLC, kerflooey, surfermom, Front Toward Enemy, MidwestTreeHugger, I love OCD, Dretutz, ban nock, nervousnellie, bgblcklab1, sfcouple, afisher, sabo33, hooktool, firemage, ObamOcala, ardyess, FarWestGirl, OhioNatureMom, California06, skip945, futilitismo, Lusty, PorridgeGun, Hohenzollern, sethtriggs, IllanoyGal, thomask, Muskegon Critic, dle2GA, Wheever, BarackStarObama, smoothnmellow, KVoimakas, CherryTheTart, MRA NY, marianevans, createpeace, antooo, peregrine kate, chira2, Caddis Fly, Andrew F Cockburn, Vatexia, Pope Buck I, blue aardvark, jolux, ratcityreprobate, SteelerGrrl, rscopes, stlsophos, joanbrooker, jham710, DRo, googie, CoyoteMarti, ParkRanger, too young to give up, ArtemisBSG, boredwitnuts, left over flower child, YaNevaNo, AnnetteK, Only Needs a Beat, Prairie D, Liberal Granny, RhodaA, OldDragon, leathersmith, Siri, ahumbleopinion, David54, nellgwen, a2nite, Deep Texan, IdeaTipper, sgnola, Horace Boothroyd III, This old man, Halandri, Spirit Dancer, reginahny, TBug, Arahahex, Olkate, MartyM, pittie70, Buckeye54, cassandracarolina, Noddy, Vote4Obamain2012, avsp, rat racer, Kinak, Glen The Plumber, Robynhood too, tripodisblack, CalBearMom, Hammerhand, kiga, Rosedale, Blue Dream, nomandates, DamselleFly, Panacea Paola, txdoubledd, ebailey, mizglory, Thornrose, broths, weck, entrelac, Jollie Ollie Orange, Icicle68, Smoh, NotAhab, ET3117, Kay Observer2

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site