Bummer. It was supposed to be such a big event.
Barack Obama waves to empty stands at his official 2012 campaign kick off rally in Ohio.
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to supporters at a campaign rally at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio May 5, 2012. President Obama officially kicked off his reelection campaign on Saturday with visits to Ohio and Virginia. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
Here’s the campaign’s list of excuses for the low turnout.