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Forward: Obamanomics in Pictures

Strolling past the local Obama campaign office yesterday, I was struck by the odd-seeming decision to occupy the front of an abandoned automobile dealership, one of several lining this stretch of Silicon Valley’s El Camino Real, to tout the wages of Hope and Change.  

closed_O.jpgThe real estate mantra is well known:  location, location, location.  Why then this pec…

  1. John Montague

    Well said!  As a former long time resident of California… all I can say is I miss the weather… but I don’t miss the state legislature.   Every time I think of going back I read an article, or a post like this and I return to sanity.  However being in tech… I may end up back there anyway. 

  2. ConservativeWanderer

    I’m not certain I’d read too much into their choice of an open building.

    In 2010, my county GOP took over a vacant auto dealership for a temporary HQ, and we successfully elected a very nicely conservative gentleman to Congress, with an ACU rating well above 90.

  3. Mendel

    Funny, that building is only 100 yards from my house.  I passed it just this morning…..on my bike.  Thank you $4.25/gal gas.

    What George politely neglected to photograph is the horrible condition of the road around this office – there are a few nasty potholes nearby that have the potential to form a Pavlovian assocation with Obama in the minds of some residents here.

    ConservativeWanderer: In 2010, my county GOP took over a vacant auto dealership for a temporary HQ, and we successfully elected a very nicely conservative gentleman to Congress, with an ACU rating well above 90.

    Valid point, but if you look inside this office, there’s just something that screams “we got some high school freshmen to set this up.”  Really bizarre considering that it’s located in the middle of one of the wealthiest areas in the country.

  4. ConservativeWanderer
    Mendel: Funny, that building is only 100 yards from my house.  I passed it just this morning…..on my bike.  Thank you $4.25/gal gas.

    What George neglected to photograph are both the horrible condition of the road around this office – there are a few nasty potholes nearby that have the potential to form a Pavlovian assocation with Obama in the minds of some residents here.

    ConservativeWanderer: In 2010, my county GOP took over a vacant auto dealership for a temporary HQ, and we successfully elected a very nicely conservative gentleman to Congress, with an ACU rating well above 90.

    Valid point, but if you look inside this office, there’s just something that screams “we got some high school freshmen to set this up.”  Really bizarre considering that it’s located in the middle of one of the wealthiest areas in the country. · 0 minutes ago

    I actually graduated from Cupertino High, far more years ago than I care to remember… I think I remember the area of the old El Camino that is pictured there.

    As for high school freshmen, well, haven’t we been saying for years that lefties are adolescent?

  5. ChrisC

    Great post, thanks.  Among the liberals  I know, the “irony deficiency” comment is so true.

  6. DocJay

    Well here’s the flip side, this is where I get my hot tub chemicals.  spa.jpg  People are livid at what this man has done and very scared about the future.

  7. Stuart Creque

    In this case, location takes a back seat to cheap space for the union “volunteers” manning the phone banks. I saw one of these operations in the building in which I worked in the run-up to Jerry Brown’s election as Governor a couple of years ago. They don’t need to attract actual volunteers. They just need to provide seats for their lackeys.

  8. Charles Allen

    I like this picture of an Obama campaign HQ in Virginia:

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    OFA occupying the storefront of someone that had gone out of business is entirely appropriate.

  9. Shelton Ehrlich

    I drove home on El Camino Real a while ago and enjoyed “living” your post.  I bought one share of Tesla Motors a while back so I could attend the shareholder meetings and hear the promises.  I really look forward to the loss of my $28 investment when Mitt ends the electric car subsidies.  

  10. George Savage
    Shelton Ehrlich: I drove home on El Camino Real a while ago and enjoyed “living” your post.  I bought one share of Tesla Motors a while back so I could attend the shareholder meetings and hear the promises.  I really look forward to the loss of my $28 investment when Mitt ends the electric car subsidies.   · 52 minutes ago

    Shelton, As Chris Christie said  tonight, we must all sacrifice in order to bring America back.  

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