Obama supporters walked out on him while he spoke at a rally in Maryland’s Prince George’s County on Sunday.
Could Obama supporters who walked out be an indication of his shrinking support base as the mid-term elections draw near?
During his speech on Sunday, he said,
“There are no excuses. The future is up to us. If you want better policies out of Washington, then you’ve got to vote for it.”
Obama added, “If you want good policies to continue in Maryland, you’ve got to vote for it.”
He was then interrupted by a man heckling him on his administration’s immigration policies.
Obama replied with criticism of Republicans.
“They are a broken record. They keep on offering the same, tired, worn-out theories,” he said.
After that heckler was escorted out, many of Obama’s supporter’s walked out, leaving glaring empty yellow bleachers behind.
Was the walk-out a demonstration of his dwindling approval amongst his party ahead of the upcoming elections?
Some might interpret it that way.
“President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.”
In Prince George’s County, Md., 65 percent of the population is African-American. Back in 2012, 97 percent of those African-American voters in Maryland supported Obama.
This doesn’t sound like a group of Obama supporters that would simply walk out on his speech because they wanted to get back to their car before the rush.
Uexpress‘ Mona Charen speculated,
“Could it be that even loyal Democrats — even those who want to see Obama in the flesh — feel that they’ve heard it all before? Their actions send a clear signal: We think you’re a historical figure worth laying eyes on, but your words no longer interest us.”
Ouch. What do you think? A case of a people wanting to beat the rush out or a painfully dwindling support system for Obama and his policies?