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.Â 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.Â Â 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?
Our friends at the Gateway Pundit bring us this story of how far the President’s star has fallen:
Over at the left-wing Daily Beast, Gail Sheehy has a story that should make every Obamaite tremble in fear of November 2. As Sheehy reports it, in New York President Obama couldnâ€™t even fill a room that holds 650 even though they slashed the ticket prices from $500 to $100 a person to get in.
On the 22nd Obama appeared in New York for a fundraiser but organizers found that attendees were harder to come by than ever. As Sheehy points out, this is six weeks before the elections. Less than two months and Democrats canâ€™t garner enough enthusiasm to sell 650 tickets to see the president up close and personal.
Sheehy goes on to say that even after cutting the ticket price to $100 and sending out repeated email blasts begging Obama supporters to show up, the organizers only managed to get 450 people to show up in a room setup to hold 650 people.Â Of the 450, a number of them were there to protest President Obama.
In addition, poor attendance resulted in the fund-raising dinner with President Obama later that evening to be slashed to the bargain price of $15,000 a plate, which is far less than the $30,000 a plate fund-raising dinner that he held not that long ago.
At last week’s CNBC Town Hall, an Obama supporter told the President that she and others were tired and worn out from defending him, and asked when they would see the change he promised.Â This week the President only manages to fill 2/3 of a 650 person room in New York City.
The question isn’t how far has the President’s star fallen, it’s how much farther will it fall.