Two Days Before Election, Obama Campaigns to Half-Empty Arena—in Philadelphia (Video)

The Thrill Is Gone–
President Barack Obama campaigned in Philadelphia on Sunday and was unable to fill a modest sized college basketball arena in the Democratic Party stronghold of Philadelphia.
It was half empty.

In a report on Fox News Sunday night, Ed Henry gave away the magician’s trick employed by organizers to mask the failure by Obama to attract a crowd two days before Tuesday’s mid-term elections: large black drapes hung from floor to ceiling across the middle of the 10,000 seat Liacouras Center at Temple University.

Politico’s Jennifer Epstein posted a photo to Twitter of the arena with the black drapes captioned:

“Mostly full half-gym at Temple University, awaiting President Obama and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf”

The Pennsylvania Republican Party tweeted a photo that showed a better view of the bisected arena. The crowd was yet to fill in, but the pool report noted that when Obama spoke there were several hundred empty seats, including vacant floor seats.

Barack Obama acceptance speech 2008

Barack Obama acceptance speech 2008

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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