Barry breezed into town yesterday to talk climate change at MIT and attend a fundraiser for his pal, Cadillac Deval Patrick.
It was a helluva lot different than the last time The One came to Boston during the presidential campaign. Last year he was greeted by thousands of cheering fans. Yesterday, he was greeted by protesters – including some from his own party.
Then, during his climate change speech at MIT, the TOTUS failed the POTUS .
Later, he attended a fundraiser for Governor Deval Patrick and spoke to less than capacity crowds.
“There really should be no doubt that this guy gets a second term. But let’s be honest. This is going to be a tough race,” Obama told a room barely half-full with 125 deep-pocketed Democrats who ponied up $6,000 for Patrick and the party. “Re-election is not a foregone conclusion because times are tough.”
Reflecting those hard times, the swanky Westin Copley Place ballroom – where the subsequent $500-a-head fund-raiser was held – was “about two-thirds full,” with about 400 people attending, according to press pool reports.
Bloom off the rose.