For the second time in as many weeks, persons have walked out during a campaign speech given by President Barack Obama. Last week, it happened as the president spoke in Maryland – and this week, it happened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a WND report on Tuesday. It was apparent that the president was still delivering his speech as people were marching out of the venue where he was campaigning for Mary Burke, the Democratic Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate who is trying to take incumbent Gov. Scott Walker’s job away from him in the midterm election next week.
Ironically, just as Obama was telling people not to let anybody stand in their way, they could be seen exiting the event. He said, “Don’t let anybody stand in your way. Unless you’re registering on Election Day, you can vote even if you don’t have a photo I.D.” He continued, “Don’t let anybody mislead you.”
The first notion that things were heading south for an Obama appearance again came in a social media message from Mike Lowe who reports for Channel 6 in Milwaukee and uses the Twitter platform as @MikeLoweReports. Around 8 p.m., he tweeted that some people – not many, but some – were leaving the high school where the president was speaking. Just an hour before that, he tweeted a positive message stating that there was a big overflow crowd in the North Division High School gym awaiting the president and candidate Burke. Apparently, what a difference an hour makes.
Lowe posted other tweets about other politicians who were present but who were not scheduled to speak. In addition, he posted an array of photos of the event. Some were prior to the president’s arrival while others were taken and posted during the event. The Daily Caller was also quick to post a video which clearly shows persons filing out as Obama was speaking on Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Regarding the content of Obama’s speech in Milwaukee, The State – out of South Carolina – reported that the president tried to make Republican Gov. Scott Walker appear to be outdated. Obama claimed that Walker is holding down Wisconsin’s economy. Contrarily, he praised Democrat contender Mary Burke as being a skilled businesswoman who will be an asset to the middle class. Ironically, though he gives a business person high marks in Wisconsin, Obama bashed businessman Bruce Rauner just last week in Chicago. Rauner is a Republican trying to unseat Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn in Illinois.
Putting Obama’s campaigning in a negative light, Fox News headlined its take on the Milwaukee event with “’Campaigner’-in-Chief: President Barack Obama stops in Milwaukee to stump for Mary Burke.” A variety of sources commented that the president has been kept away from many Democrats who are campaigning for next week’s midterm elections. While many Democrats are distancing themselves from the president, his low approval rating, and his policies which are not very popular with Americans – such as Obamacare, foreign affairs, and open border concerns – the Republicans are taking delight in linking the long list of Democratic candidates who have supported the president over and over again in the past.
Prior to the Milwaukee event in which persons exited during Obama’s speech, Reuters and a host of other media outlets reported last week that many persons walked out on Obama. That incident occurred in Upper Marlboro, Maryland as the president made one of his rare campaign appearances to support Maryland’s Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. Brown is running for governor in the state. Though Obama has been shunned by his political party’s campaigners for the most part, he has been making numerous appearances throughout the country to raise funds for his Democratic Party.