President Obama actually showed up on the campaign trail for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke in Wisconsin last night - only for crowds to slowly exit the theater while he was speaking, a redux of what happened last week when he spoke in Maryland.
"Burke gambles that Obama will drive out the base more than he drives away those unhappy with him," Time reported.
It would seem she lost that gamble - although she did speak to an overflow crowd at North Division High School, reports Time.
Check out this tweet:
Camera Catches Crowd Slowly Exiting Mary Burke Rally While Obama Speaks https://t.co/ru2QStWW7i
— Raffi Williams (@Raffiwilliams) October 29, 2014
A reporter at the event tweeted:
Some people --not a lot, but some -- are leaving as the President is speaking. pic.twitter.com/KQOp97hrQ6— Mike Lowe (@MikeLoweReports) October 29, 2014
Of course, Politico put their own spin on what happened at the event:
Barack Obama boosts Mary Burke in Wisconsin http://t.co/mfElT10S5r | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/ZhipBcJXoO— POLITICO (@politico) October 29, 2014
“She will be your next governor as long as folks vote,” Obama told the crowd that remained.
Looks like folks at the event chose to vote with their feet.