One of the excuses we are hearing about the laughably small crowd President Obama drew for his much-hyped speech at the Berlin Wall Wednesday is that now that Obama’s is in office, that changes things. People are used to him now and nowhere near as fascinated as they were in 2008, when Obama was new and fresh.
The other excuse is that the Obama event was invite-only, but we all know that’s a fig-leaf from an administration worried about how many would show up. Unless, of course, you want to believe a narcissist like Obama “chose” not to be celebrated before a big crowd.
Could happen to anyone, right?
Well, it didn’t happen to Ronald Reagan.
Maybe Obama’s excuse-makers can explain the fact that over six years into his presidency, President Reagan was able to draw 45,000 to his famous “Tear down this wall” speech at the Berlin Wall, while President Obama was only able to draw 4,500 today.
The years in office have nothing to do with it. It is about the man and about his record. Everyone now knows Obama is an empty suit with a failed record. Reagan was the exact opposite.
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