Monday, June 13, 2011

The thrill is gone: Obama fundraiser underwhelms

Politico: MIAMI, Fla. -- A low-dollar fundraiser here Monday felt like a throwback to the 2008 campaign. 
There was the same old soundtrack – including “City of Blinding Lights” by U2, the president’s 2008 anthem -- the enthusiastic organizers and the abundant appeals for supporters to rally behind President Obama. 
The one missing element? Overflowing crowds
Granted, it was a fundraiser, not a free rally. But the empty seats were hard to miss. 
The top level of the 2,200-seat concert hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts was entirely empty, as were the seats along the side of the second and third levels. 
"The expectation was 900," a Democratic official said, and more than 980 tickets were sold.
Tickets for the Gen 44 event started at $44, the official said. 
Are you buying that excuse?  If they were only expecting 900 why the heck did they get a hall for 2,200? Perhaps it is just more wasteful spending from this administration. Sarah Palin would have had no problem filling 2,200 seats at twice the price.  Something for the left to think about.

Whatever the case maybe, the magic of Hope and Change is dead and bury.  Obama's record is starting to stink up the joint.  It is only at short matter of time before public opinion solidifies and he is pronounced a universal failure.   


madmath1 said...

At this point, the alley cat that keeps me awake at nights can bring in more people to listen to him than Obama. At least the cat makes more sense.

ozzie said...

Not to be nit-picky, but how is it beneficial to the taxpayer, when in a financial crisis, the POTUS can use taxpayer resources to hold or get to an event to raise money for himself? How much did it cost Americans to let Obama raise <50k dollars?

We need to get a one term presidential limit and two term Congressional limit.

FIREBIRD said...

Flying AF1 to Florida: $376,000

Entourage of cars and secret service also flown in: $78,245

Scouting golf courses for next visit: $12,670

Playing to a 41% capacity, $44/head non-crowd: PRICELESS

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