Skip to comments.Obama Misses His Entrance
Posted on 05/24/2012 6:58:49 AM PDT by upchuck
President Obama failed to appear on cue last night at the Fox Theater in Redwood, California, a weird lapse for a president who may have been exhausted at the end of a marathon day of speechifying and campaigning.
Pool reporter Peter Baker of the New York Times offers a descriptive take on the scene at the late night fundraiser:
Your pool was brought into the Fox Theater, where the audience was being shown the campaigns 17-minute promotional film. The movie ended with stirring tones, the lights came up and then nothing. The stage stood empty for long minutes and no one came out, much less Potus. The crowd grew antsy and began chanting, Obama, Obama! Finally a woman took it upon herself to keep the audience busy, shouting, Fired up, followed by the crowd responding, Ready to go. After a few minutes, that died down. Then a man started chanting, Four more years, until that died down too. More minutes drained away with no one on the stage, no one addressing the crowd.
Finally when Potus was announced and entered the stage at 9:45 p.m. local (12:45 a.m. DC time), the crowd jumped to its feet enthusiastically. Potus responded to its energy. It is good to be back in California, he said. He then launched into roughly the same speech as in Denver.
At a fundraiser earlier in the day in Denver, Baker reported that “the room at times felt a little flat and Potus seemed a little tired.” What’s more, the crowd at the Denver event was smaller than the Obama campaign planed on, totaling only 550 compared to the 700 who were expected to attend.
Obama’s slog began at around 7:00 am when he departed the White House for Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he gave the commencement address at the United States Air Force Academy. He then staged three fundraisers, culminating in the final one in Redwood city, which ended for him at 10:17 PM local time, but 1:17 am Obama Time – that is, Eastern Daylight Time.
"Okay, let me do just one more line and I'll be ready to go."
Empty suit on an empty stage. How fitting and proper.
Things don’t go well for Obama unless he is at a community college. They are his intellectual and class equals.
Community colleges are more about learning than the large, granite, liberal government-run colleges are.
This man has no stamina. Let’s give him a vacation.
An Ivy sheepskin is pretty much a guarantor of idiocy, in my opinion.
Smoking a cigarette out back with some reporters.
“You guys need to really push how strong I am because I quit smoking”
“Yessuh, Mr Obama, Shore nuff. Whatever you say. Wow, you look great in that suit. Can I clean your ashtray when you are done?”
“No Mr Obama, you said I could clean your ashtray this time. I’ll write a really good story for you if you let me”
Things dont go well for Obama unless he is at a community college. They are his intellectual and class equals.
My very intelligent daughter, who recently graduated from high school, will attend the Nursing program this fall, to become an RN. Same quality education offered by the local 4 year college, at a fraction of the cost. I attended community college and consider myself to be an intelligent person. Many smart people attend community college. I found your comment rather offensive.
Nice. I’ll be sure to let my dean’s list daughter know she’s a dolt for choosing community college over a pricey 4 year.
Oh boy......Here we go!
“Community colleges are more about learning than the large, granite, liberal government-run colleges are.”
They are here. Most of the professors have real jobs and real world experience and aren’t stall fed horses on tenure. So they can actually impart some knowledge instead of leberal mushmind gobbledegook.
Uhmmmmm....Community colleges are government run colleges. Local government run, county, state and nationally subsidized.
Jrery Brown entertained the crowd with his dog, Sutter, until the President came on stage.
Old Jer - “Sutter! How are you tonight?”
Sutter - “Woof”
Old Jer - “That’s great! What’s the weather like?”
Sutter - “Woof”
Old Jer - “It sure is! Who’s your favorite governor?”
Sutter - “Woof”
Old Jer - “Thanks buddy! I like you too!”
Audience Member - “You old fraud! That damn dog just keeps saying the same old crap over and over!”
Old Jer - “Well, he is a Democrat dog.”
It’s only Bathhouse Barry’s *exit* from the W.H. about which I care...not his entrance to a fundraiser.
He was probably in the men’s room playing footsie with the guy in the stall next to him.
Gosh no! There are some very intelligent folks who attend community colleges. He’s more on a par with a group of AFL-CIO members’ meeting under a canopy with a pinata in South Carolina. That’s the level okay.
Appears the air mattress has sprung a leak, too bad.
Come on folks - cut him some slack. He couldn’t find Redwood, CA because it doesn’t exist, does it?
Tired or had been conducting a Choom Gang meeting in the green room.
Your speculation is probably closer to the real reason than the writer's speculation.
My own speculation is that it was due to Obama being "tired and shagged out after a long squawk".
See, isn't it fun to be a writer?
Me too. I know a kid who just graduated Community Colege and High School the same week. Yup he’s a idiot for sure. Actually, the kid is a certified genius.
He just wanted to hear the morons pleading for him. Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
I agree with your assessment. Community colleges should not be bad-mouthed one bit. Although I did not attend one, the colleagues who I competed against in electrical/ electronics engineering school that were at or near the top of the class attended community college prior to the 4-year gig.
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