I'm sure Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown (vying for governorship) wished he hadn't invited the prez to attend his event. Apparently, the initially enthusiastic crowd of 8,000 or so dwindled down to about 4,000. That's right, about half of the crowd left by the end of Obama's surprise speech. The man's just not a draw anymore.
He kept urging people to vote. Hopefully, those 4,000 or so will stay away home on election day.
A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, and at one point a heckler interrupted his remarks to complain about his handling of the immigration issue. The President told the heckler he would be better protesting at members of Congress who he said had blocked all attempts to resolve the crisis.
Though polls have him ahead by 11 percent, at this point in time.
Obama was also invited to speak at Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's re-election event. Quinn leads Bruce Rauner, his Republican opponent, by 1.8 points. Maybe we will win that one.