Poor Barack Obama. Sometimes he can’t win for losing.
Here he goes, on Saturday. Out to Columbus, Ohio, for his first official campaign event of his 2012 re-election campaign. Speaks before a loud and lively crowd of 14,000.
And what’s the headline on Drudge and other right-wing blogs? Repeated by Jake Tapper on ABC’s “This Week?” Obama’s got a serious enthusiasm gap. Because ONLY 14,000 people turned out to see him. And there were 4,000 empty seats in the arena.
What total nonsense!
Take it from me. I was there! In both Columbus and Richmond. Yes, there were 4,000 empty seats at The Ohio State University – up in the nose bleed section, the farthest from the stage. But there were also a thousand more people on the arena floor, which nobody reported or counted.
And, let me tell you, those crowds were wildly enthusiastic. Or, as Obama would say, they were fired up and ready to go.
This is just one more case of the media searching for the one negative aspect of anything Obama does – and focusing on that. Meanwhile, they ignore the fact that the biggest crowd Mitt Romney ever drew – was 3,000.
Yes, somebody has a serious enthusiasm gap. But it’s not Barack Obama.
That’s my parting shot for today.