Joe Biden may be the national frontrunner, but it doesn’t seem as though he’s inspired excitement amongst Iowans, at least according to the photo below of a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa, from Des Moines Register reporter Stephen Gruber-Miller:
Good morning from Ottumwa, where @JoeBiden is kicking off a two-day campaign swing through Iowa. The event started off with one of Biden's organizers recalling when she heard him speak about ending domestic violence. #iacaucus pic.twitter.com/PTs9tQibp1
— Stephen Gruber-Miller (@sgrubermiller) December 21, 2019
The American Mirror estimates from the photo that only 98 people turned out for the town hall event featuring the former vice president.
The Des Moines Register published dozens of photos from the event, but all are tightly composed, making assessing the attendance impossible. The photo published on Twitter was taken from the media section in the back, and clearly shows the entirety of the room’s occupants.
That’s not to say the event wasn’t eventful.
Washington Post reporter Cleve R. Wootson Jr. posted video of a protester wearing a “Death by Medicine” shirt who interrupted Biden’s town hall and succeeded in taking the microphone from Biden, who apparently let him speak.
A guy talking about medical errors interrupted Biden’s remarks in Ottumwa. ‘Make it quick,’ Biden said, then handed him the mic. pic.twitter.com/vJMkoxiRA6
— Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (@CleveWootson) December 21, 2019
President Trump had a rally in Iowa last year. Here’s video of the people who showed up:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2018
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis