Former President Barack Obama continues to hit the campaign trail in advance of the crucial midterm elections and his latest stop was in Philadelphia where was stumping for the locals.
With the City Of Brotherly Love being friendly territory for Democrats, Mr. Obama alternated between whipping out the shovels of bloody red meat to be ravenously devoured by the base and as has become his standard, talking about himself.
While the speech wasn’t as fiery as his recent talks where he criticized tens of millions of Americans who voted for President Trump, he continued the unprecedented pattern of tearing into his successor while praising Democrats.
With the intensity dialed down considerably, Obama couldn’t manage to hold the interest of younger people in the audience (the ones that the Democrats are depending on to vote) who drew his ire for not paying sufficient attention during his address.
At one point, Obama grew frustrated and wagged his finger at the young whipper snappers and ordered them to get off of their phones.
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Via The American Mirror, “Obama snaps at young rally attendees: ‘I’m talking to you! You! Pay attention!’”:
Barack Obama wasn’t happy those young whipper snappers apparently weren’t hanging on his every word (about himself) on Friday.
“I’m talking to you, young people!” he snapped, pointing his finger with a stern look at some kids attending his rally for Pennsylvania Democrats.
“You! Pay attention!” he lectured with the air of a disappointed parent.
During the Philadelphia appearance for Gov. Tom Wolf, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and several Democrat congressional candidates, Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself.
In the roughly 33-minute remarks, the former president said “I” 56 times, “Me” 5 times, and “My” 4 times, talking about himself a total of 65 times, or once about every 30 seconds.
At one point, he admitted he was losing his voice because he was talking so much.
Obama also threw a bone to the #MeToo supporters who are currently in the process of destroying the reputation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who is being denied his right to due process based on the unprovable 35-year-old allegations of a highly suspect accuser.
"Pennsylvania's a great state, but let me just say Pennsylvania right now, you have no women in congress … And I will tell you — and Michelle didn't put me up to this — stuff works better when women are involved," Obama says during fiery speech https://t.co/LqoxDFnyyE pic.twitter.com/b8dtL8GwyI
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 21, 2018
Democrats are banking on Obama being able to inspire people to vote in six weeks but if he can’t even hold the attention of a demographic that they desperately need during a live appearance it may be that they are in for a major disappointment again.