The Pocono Record reported today that President Obama is not drawing the crowds he’s used to, or that even Hillary has drawn before in Ohio:
When Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in 2008 and spoke at Scranton High School, the line to get tickets a few days before her appearance stretched about 1,000 people long.
Monday’s line to grab the available free tickets to President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday was noticeably shorter — about 225 people were waiting when the doors opened for the distribution.
“It’s a little disappointing to see that,” said Cathy Kneeland, 64, of Scranton, who showed up more than three hours early to stand in line and found herself second. “You would think more people would want to see the president speak.”
The lack of interest in the President is a nationwide continuing trend. Along with his poll numbers, sales of anti-Obama merchandise are reported to be almost four-to-one over pro-Obama artifacts.
This past week, anti-Obama merchandise outpaced sales of pro-Obama merchandise 79 percent to 21 percent at the online clothing store CafePress, which has been tracking sales of election-relevant items.
CafePress, an online custom merchandise shop, launched its 2012 “Election Meter” at the beginning of November but has been tracking the trends in candidate merchandise sales since April.
The disappointing numbers in Scranton show a dismal trend for the Obama campaign – the white middle class workers of America have lost faith in him. The sentiment has not been lost on Democrat leadership as they are returning the favor. As Thomas Edsall writes in The New York Times the DNC just doesn’t love them anymore.
Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.
As Laura Ingraham asked in a Tuesday morning tweet, “Can Obama win reelection by cobbling together a coalition of rich white liberals, blacks, and Hispanics?”
Obama travelled the world shortly after his election – to apologize for America. He had hoped that it would endear him to the peoples of the Mid-East and Europe. There is now much the same treatment of President Obama as there was of President Bush in that part of the world as this man in Pakistan demonstrates (image right).
Tack on his polling results here in the good ‘ole U.S.A. and it’s no wonder he’s spending more time on the golf course.