Rally Attendees Leave Event After Obama Began Speaking

The thrill is gone

President Barack Obama and Maryland Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown / AP


Many attendees of an Obama campaign rally headed for the exits shortly after the president began speaking Sunday evening.

Speaking at campaign rally in Maryland for Democratic candidate for governor Anthony Brown, Obama either ignored or didn't notice the movement of attendees out of the event.

The White House pool report described the mass exodus as "unusual" and one reporter present tweeted it was "weird."

Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason tweeted that the steam of rally attendees leaving early was "noticeable and noisy."

Reports were unclear if attendees left due to unhappiness with President Obama. Disapproval of the president is currently at an all-time high.