FM RedHawks host Bobblection Night at the ballparkFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's not your typical Tuesday night at Newman Outdoor Field. Usually, it's kids-eat-free day at the ballpark, but tonight it was all about the Bobble Heads - somewhat of an unofficial straw poll on this year’s presidential race.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's not your typical Tuesday night at Newman Outdoor Field. Usually, it's kids-eat-free day at the ballpark, but tonight it was all about the Bobble Heads - somewhat of an unofficial straw poll on this year’s presidential race.
Tuesday was Bobblection night at Newman Outdoor Field - 500 bobbleheads of Mitt Romney, 500 bobbleheads of Barack Obama. The choice was up to the fans.
Marchelle Moderow - Fargo: “I was a supporter of the last election, so we'll keep it that way.”
When the gates opened, fans flooded.
Eric Jorgenson – Promotional Director, FM RedHawks: “The line was huge going down all the way across the back.”
Obama, Romney, Obama, Romney. It was back and forth for the first half-hour.
Travis Husen - Moorhead: “Obama baby, Obama. He's doing a good job, I'm a teacher and education is important to him, so I like that.”
Thomas Webster – West Fargo: “We're Republican, gotta spend more money on the defense budget.”
It wasn't uncommon to find a split household.
Darrell Wadson – West Fargo: “We're different. We've been married 57 years.”
And of course, not everyone will vote this November.
Eric Jorgenson: “Some said, can I just not choose any, and they just walked away. That's what they did.”
Then it came down to the nitty gritty, and slowly but surely the incumbent pulled away. When Obama hit 500, Romney still had 56 left. Obama wins by a 53-47 percentage; somewhat surprising in the conservative Peace Garden State.
Jenna Gage - Fargo: “It was a great surprise actually, gotta love Obama.”
Their heads swing back and forth about as much as the poll numbers do, but could this simple fan promotion be a precursor to November's general election?
Eric Jorgenson: “The last two presidential elections were predicted by the Bobblection, so we'll see when it's all tallied up.”