In New York City, one of the bluest of blue cities, President Obama could not fill a tiny room, even when organizers slashed ticket prices. Just six weeks before one of the most important mid-term elections the US has seen in decades, and the President can’t find 650 people willing to contribute $100 to hear his speech. Could any Obama supporter have foreseen how far the President’s popularity would have fallen in the short 21 months since winning the 2008 election?Obama is now having trouble filling seats at his speeches.
And then he was met by hecklers.
With less than an hour before President Obama's scheduled speech, 75 seats remained empty in the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus. So organizers went around campus and recruited more students to fill the seats.Now they're actually having casting calls to fill the seats:
An actor who reads Campaign Spot passes along this interesting notice in Backstage.com:The people who actually attend fall ill:
PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, MTVWhen you suspect the questioners have been pre-screened . . . well . . . there you go.
MTV, BET and CMT are casting the audience for town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14, 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C.
Seeking—Audience Members: males & females, 18+.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Town Hall” in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are interested in or passionate about. Also, provide a recent photo and short description of your political views. Submission deadline: Oct. 14. No pay.
About three dozen people were treated for illness during a rally featuring President Obama at Bowie State University.Or express their frustrations:
Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady tells WTOP numerous ambulances were sent to the rally after people started fainting and became dizzy.
"I'm one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for," she says.He's been popping up in backyards around the country, even having to share the "stage" with dog poop.
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Vice President Biden can't help but notice the lack of enthusiasm out on the trail.
“We want to reward people who manufacture things in the United States, in Wisconsin, not to take them overseas to China and to other countries!” he said to a silent room at the event for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Barrett, according to a White House pool report.Heck, even the stage presentations have fallen apart. This is quite a change from his old stage sets.
He continued, saying, “You’re the dullest audience I’ve ever spoken to," at which point he got applause and laughs.
How does someone fall so hard so fast? I'm sure these kinds of stories didn't help:
Or any number of these: Obamateurism of the Day
Perhaps that's why Democrats are getting even more angry, nasty, and violent, striking out and smearing Conservatives.
Maybe if Obama didn't want the wheels to fall off the Hope and Change bus so quickly, he shouldn't have thrown so many people under it.