It was just two short years ago that adoring fans crowded into every venue where Obama appeared. Women fainted as he spoke they were so overcome by his message.
That was then, this is now. From Gail Sheehy writing at the Daily Beast:
Six weeks before the election, President Obama couldn’t fill the ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel, despite cheap tickets on offer. And then he was met by hecklers.
Who would have thought that six weeks before a cliffhanger election, President Obama would have to reach down to the D list to fill a room to listen to him? Most of us low rollers arrived early to see President Obama up close and personal. Our tickets for the general reception at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York were only $100. Some thought the email invitation was a joke. Some bought tickets for $50 from their desperate Democratic committeeman. Some bought the same day.Sheehy goes on to describe the "fire sale" prices for this event and describes how even with the heavy markdown Obama only sold 450 out of 650 seats. And after all the markdowns and pleadings guess who paid for a ticket? Liberal hecklers that's who! Obama's speech was frequently interrupted by the usual lefty nuts.
For crying out loud, there was even an open bar and deli buffet. And they still couldn't fill the room!