Is Obama’s Excessive Campaigning Taking its Toll?


Could President Obama’s excessive campaigning and fundraising be starting to take its toll? Since it’s an election year, he’s probably had less vacation time than he’s accustomed to and it seems to be having an effect on his performance. White House Dossier picked up on how he missed his cue at an appearance last night, even after the crowd started chanting. Here’s the pool report:

Your pool was brought into the Fox Theater, where the audience was being shown the campaign’s 17-minute promotional film. The movie ended with stirring tones, the lights came up and then … nothing. The stage stood empty for long minutes and no one came out, much less Potus. The crowd grew antsy and began chanting, “Obama, Obama!” Finally a woman took it upon herself to keep the audience busy, shouting, “Fired up,” followed by the crowd responding, “Ready to go.” After a few minutes, that died down. Then a man started chanting, “Four more years,” until that died down too. More minutes drained away with no one on the stage, no one addressing the crowd.

Finally when Potus was announced and entered the stage at 9:45 p.m. local (12:45 a.m. DC time), the crowd jumped to its feet enthusiastically. Potus responded to its energy. “It is good to be back in California,” he said. He then launched into roughly the same speech as in Denver.

Ouch. And that wasn’t the only problem he had yesterday.

At a fundraiser earlier in the day in Denver, Baker reported that “the room at times felt a little flat and Potus seemed a little tired.” What’s more, the crowd at the Denver event was smaller than the Obama campaign planed on, totaling only 550 compared to the 700 who were expected to attend. (Read More)

We should all do Obama a big favor in November and vote him out of office. He really needs his rest.