Crowd walks out as Obama addresses campaign rally in deep blue Maryland "Right after the NYT published an article about how critical the black vote is to Democrats' chances in the mid-terms, Obama made an appearance in Upper Marlboro, Md, a predominantly Black area in support of a candidate for lieutenant governor. As far as I know this is the first campaign appearance anyone invited him to. Reuters reports that when Obama began speaking, members of the audience headed for the exits. "
Note that those walking out on Obama were Democrats ... "Far be it from me to kick a man when he is down, but note that those who walked out on Obama were all–presumably–Democrats. They didn’t leave because they disagreed with the president, but rather because they were bored by him. Which highlights a point I have made before: contrary to assurances the Democratic Party press has been giving us for eight or ten years now, Barack Obama is a mediocre public speaker, at best."
Dana Milbank: Obama, the pariah president
"So it goes for President Pariah in 2014: Even among the faithful, Obama’s magic can’t match the urge to get a jump on traffic."