I didn’t’ watch the coronation, aka inauguration yesterday. I did see the aerial clips comparing the crowds from 2009 to 2013 and there was a drastic change. I also saw various clips of media hacks falling over themselves creaming their pants over Obama’s ‘Lincoln like speech.’ But the College Fix reports that one eyewitness says that the Obama crowd was lackluster, and smelled from marijuana. Not a surprise since Obama got only about 1/3 of the turnout that he got in 2009. As far as the pot odor goes, that’s hardly a surprise either.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama delivered a direct, forceful inaugural address Monday, during which he promised the continuation of a large national government and socially progressive platform to a lackluster crowd who at times seemed more interested in their cell phones than his speech.
Despite the president’s sharply ideological tone – perhaps to fire up his base for his second term – the crowd gathered on the National Mall failed to catch the emotional fever pitch. It remains to be seen what, if any, role the strong smell of the marijuana smoke in one part of the Mall played on the crowd’s demeanor.
To be sure, a few people around me radiated excitement at first.