We’ve reported several times on Democratic candidates’ unwillingness to be associated with Obama’s failed Administration, but things just got a little bit more embarrassing for the President and his supporters.

At yesterday’s GOTV rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown, Democrat supporters who had waited hours for the chance to see the President speak reportedly walked out once Obama began his remarks.

Reuters reports:

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.

“You’ve got to vote,” Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington.

Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.

“There are no excuses. The future is up to us,” Obama said.

A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.

Reuters and Politico both filed stories about the walkout, and soon after those reports hit Twitter, Maryland Democrats furiously attempted to spin the stories in their favor.

Jeff Quinton over at The Quinton Report did a great job curating the panicked tweets of Maryland Democratic Party representative Yvette Lewis. (I’ve republished a few here, but you really should click through for the full meltdown.)

When I was in high school, I waited for hours to see President George W. Bush speak while he was on the campaign trail in Illinois. It was hot, my feet hurt, and there was no food or drink allowed in the rally room; but I was there to see the President make a speech, so there I stayed until the entire event was over.

There’s only one reason someone would leave a Presidential rally after snapping a picture on their phone—if they had no interest in what the President had to say.

Rest in Peace, hope and change. We hardly knew thee.


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