Ed Driscoll

The 'Next Roosevelt' Falls to Earth at the Roosevelt Hotel

Back in late 2008, Time magazine explicitly compared a newly-elected and completely untested Barack Obama to a president, who, whatever his myriad flaws, was elected four times, and saw the nation through the Depression (yes, I know) and World War II. (And yes, I know.)

Which makes this lede from Gail Sheehy at the Daily Beast all the more ironic:

Six weeks before the election, President Obama couldn’t fill the ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel, despite cheap tickets on offer. And then he was met by hecklers.

So much for the next FDR. But Sheehy also adds this howler:

Who would have thought that six weeks before a cliffhanger election, President Obama would have to reach down to the D list to fill a room to listen to him?

Pretty much everybody who’s been paying attention since Obama’s debacle during the Scott Brown election.

(Please pardon my borrowing the style of Karl’s brilliant rejoinder at Hot Air to a clueless Michael Kinsley on the issue of exploding local debt.)

Related: “Russ Carnahan Laughed At By Forum Audience.”

 

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Six weeks before the election, President Obama couldn’t fill the ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel, despite cheap tickets on offer. And then he was met by hecklers.