TURN OUT THE LIGHTS=> Local Media Mocks Ted Cruz Over Pathetic Turnout
Will the last one to leave the room please turn out the lights–
— NewsChannel15 (@wane15) April 28, 2016
WANE news from Ft. Wayne, Ind. mocked Senator Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina for their lackluster event on Thursday.
“I was surprised how few people there were.”
Many people arriving at the Grand Wayne Convention Center for Thursday’s Ted Cruz Rally expected to see a lot of commotion when they got there. For someone just passing by, they might not have even known a presidential candidate was in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Brenda Mossbarger took a break from work to snap a few photos of the ‘hoopla’ outside the Grand Wayne Center. She said she didn’t see much going on.
“I guess I was just expecting to see some spillover, maybe people waiting to get in,” she said. “It seems to be pretty quiet.”
A half-hour before the event, which started at 11 a.m., one protester was marching outside of the convention center. His sign read ‘Hillary for Prison.’
“Well, I figure Ted Cruz fans will be on board with me as not liking Hillary because they’re probably going to be running against Hillary,” said Dan Carroll.
An NBC news truck was parked outside of the center. There were also five marked police cars as well as a couple of fire department vehicles. There were some cars being used to block off a sidewalk on the side of the building, but other than that nothing else stood out about the convention center from the outside.
Inside the center, about a 1,000 supporters came to see Cruz. Many people thought the turnout was underwhelming.
“I was surprised how few people there were,” Joseph Romary said.