At a fundraiser in New York City last week for her mother, Chelsea Clinton was forced to drastically reduce ticket prices just to get enough people to fill the room, yet another demonstration that a new era of voters has soured on the once powerful family.
The event was so poorly attended that the $2,700-a-head entry fee was reduced to $50 tickets in an attempt to fill the room. If you’re wondering, that’s a 98% rate reduction.
The fundraiser was held at a Tribeca Soul Cycle location, an exercise program which has participants ride stationary bicycles to music.
The fundraiser was originally billed as a $2,700-a-head event, but with about 60 seats to fill, some attendees were able to snag tickets at the last minute for $50. Riders pedaled stationary bikes to the beat of tunes like Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, the latter a part of Hillary Clinton’s campaign play list.
Soul Cycle has been billed as a “booming exercise program for the 1%,” but unfortunately the 1 percenters didn’t show. Unless you count Chelsea.
Recently, Chelsea Clinton has become the de facto attack dog for her mother’s campaign, being deployed to attack rival Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders – a tactic that could only be described as a spectacular failure.
Hillary’s husband Bill hasn’t been fairing very well either.
Attending a recent event, the New York Times described Bill Clinton’s event as such:
At an event in Las Vegas last week, Mr. Clinton, 69, looked smaller and his voice seemed weaker than in past campaigns, and people had to strain to hear him at times.
He was at his best as he finessed the intricacies of politics and policy, but he occasionally meandered, leaving the audience, including some who had lined up for hours to see him, seeming more politely attentive than inspired.
At a critical moment when the former president is again answering the call to try to energize his wife’s campaign, even some of Mr. Clinton’s admirers are wondering if he has lost some of that old Clinton magic.
Clinton’s inability to connect with voters may be why a new New York Times/CBS News poll found that the former president has an abysmal approval rating of 39 percent – his lowest since just after leaving office in disgrace.
As the Wall Street Journal noted earlier this month, it seems the Big Dog got fixed.