Obama can't fill a ballroom, even in Democrat strongholds

If ever there was a perfect metaphor for the coming wave in November, it was at a recent fundraiser that he headlined in New York City. Gail Sheehy at the Daily Beast provides this delicious vision of the “Most Popular Man in the History of Civilization” unable to fill a 650 seat ballroom in the bastion of liberal elitism.

Only after I received four email invitations and two personal calls imploring me to come did I call Speaker Pelosi’s office to check the admission price. “You mean, to be in the room with the President of the United States is now on fire sale for $100?”

Even at the bargain basement price of $100, there were still 200 empty seats.

Not since Icarus flew too close to the sun have we seen such display of arrogance and pride fall so spectacularly toward the earth. This is the man who inspired a half million Germans to listen to his speech in Berlin. Who stood before the Acropolis in Denver to accept the nomination, and promised to personally halt to seas.

Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.

And in the end, his words are prophetic. The Democrats have Obama to wear like a millstone around their necks. And 2010 will make 1994 look trivial in comparison.

Thank you, Barack. We really appreciate all the help you are giving us. We really do.