VIDEO: Obama In Berlin: Reception So Warm, “I’m Actually Going To Take Off My Jacket”
Guest Post by Mara Zebest
Obama’s speech in Berlin was luke warm at best. The Berlin crowd in 2008 was reported around 200,000. Obama was hailed a superstar around the world. Today, the pool reporter says only 4,500 were present for Obama’s speech.
The Weekly Standard reports the following:
[…] Last time around, when Obama delivered a speech in Berlin in the 2008 presidential campaign, when he was still a senator, 200,000 folks came out to see him.
UPDATE: The pool reporter says only 4,500 were present for Obama’s speech:
Crowd count at the Brandenburg Gate speech was 4,500 according to Elmar Jakobs
Read more here.
Apparently, Obama was feeling the heat both literally and figuratively, and thrills the crowd by taking off his jacket. The standard bar for greatness is certainly set low among the low information children that make up the Berlin crowd.
Additionally, Obama pushed the “fairy tale” Global Warming threat in Berlin—once again playing into fears of rising oceans and horrible catastrophes.
Even Chris Matthews didn’t look happy as he attempted to cover for Obama’s “struggled” Berlin speech by blaming the sun which “ruined [Obama’s] use of the teleprompters”. It’s only a matter of time before some liberal media loon claims the sun is ‘racist’. And for the record, if a person carries the content of a speech in their heart, then a failing teleprompter wouldn’t ruin the message. A teleprompter failure can only hurt a speech when it is a purely fabricated message and not heart-felt.
UPDATE: Megyn Kelly offers a great report on the ever-shrinking Obama presidency and dismal turnout in Berlin.