PRESIDENT WATCHES AS CROWD LEAVES HIS RALLY …
By FITSNEWS || Back in 2008 then-Democratic nominee Barack Obama drew throngs when he spoke … including an estimated 75,000 people at one campaign rally in Oregon.
Everybody loved the promise of “hope and change,” but the reality has proven a bit difficult.
Obama’s crowds have been dwindling of late along with his popularity … and during a speech in Maryland over the weekend one crowd actually dwindled right in front of his eyes.
“Steady stream of people leaving Maryland rally continues as Obama speaks,” a reporter at the event tweeted. “It’s noticeable and noisy.”
Obama was in Maryland – a reliably Democratic state – to campaign for lieutenant governor Anthony Brown, who is running for governor.
“Early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity,” Reuters noted of the exodus at Obama’s Maryland event.
How did the “campaigner-in-chief” – who has made precious few such appearances during the current election cycle – respond to being dissed?
“Obama either ignored or didn’t notice the movement of attendees out of the event,” The Free Beacon reported.
Obama told those who stayed for his speech that Brown would “fight on behalf of those who are middle-class, folks who are working hard to get into the middle class, people who work hard every single day.”
Yeah … about them.
“It’s not enough just for you to vote,” Obama added. “You’ve got to get your family to vote. You’ve got to get your friends to vote. You’ve got to get your coworkers to vote. You’ve got to get that cousin Pookie sitting at home on the couch — he’s watching football right now instead of being here at the rally — you’ve got to talk to him and let him know it is not that hard to exercise the franchise that previous generations fought so hard to obtain.”
Right … because he’s all about helping “Pookie.”