Obama-Coakley rally can't fill hall; president heckled

We are repeatedly being told over the last week or so that President Obama is still wildly popular in Massachusetts. The White House must have believed this since Obama decided to expend some capital and make a pitch for Martha Coakley on the ground yesterday in Boston.

But if Obama is so popular, why was the hall at Northeastern University where the president was scheduled to speak not bursting at the seams with good Democrats? Carl Cameron of Fox News reported that there were perhaps 2000-2500 people in attendance in a venue that sat 3000.

Then there was the heckler. Of course, he was drowned out by Coakley supporters but our president seemed a bit taken aback that anyone would dare interrupt him and not be struck by a bolt of lightening.

Watch Obama wait...and wait...and wait not quite knowing how to handle the situation and then, tellingly, losing his place on the teleprompter:




Meanwhile, Scott Brown spoke before a gigantic, overflowing crowd in Worchester with as many as 1000 people outside the hall who couldn't get in.

Hear that? It's the sound of health care reform hitting the floor with a thud.

We are repeatedly being told over the last week or so that President Obama is still wildly popular in Massachusetts. The White House must have believed this since Obama decided to expend some capital and make a pitch for Martha Coakley on the ground yesterday in Boston.

But if Obama is so popular, why was the hall at Northeastern University where the president was scheduled to speak not bursting at the seams with good Democrats? Carl Cameron of Fox News reported that there were perhaps 2000-2500 people in attendance in a venue that sat 3000.

Then there was the heckler. Of course, he was drowned out by Coakley supporters but our president seemed a bit taken aback that anyone would dare interrupt him and not be struck by a bolt of lightening.

Watch Obama wait...and wait...and wait not quite knowing how to handle the situation and then, tellingly, losing his place on the teleprompter:




Meanwhile, Scott Brown spoke before a gigantic, overflowing crowd in Worchester with as many as 1000 people outside the hall who couldn't get in.

Hear that? It's the sound of health care reform hitting the floor with a thud.

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