Away from his Washington Press Corps enablers, President Obama threw out the ceremony first pitch at tonight's baseball All-Star Game in St. Louis.
I told a co-worker today it will be a referendum on Obama, to see how America's heartland greeted him.
The Wall St. Journal confirms he was booed:
"Obama is still wearing jeans as he runs out of the dugout for the first pitch. And they’re booing him. Because he’s wearing a White Sox jacket. You have to admire the President of the United States running out to the pitcher’s mound in St. Louis while wearing a Chicago jacket."
Yeah, it was the jacket, not the 16% under/unemployment rate and the fact that the deficit passed a trillion dollars this week.
I carefully listened to the crowd reaction, and I would put the negative reaction at 60-70%.
The President offered the National League Sonya Sotomayor's empathy ruling for not winning in eleven years, and ignored a groundskeeper who asked him where all the other shovel-ready jobs were.
The Sports Examiner: "Obama booed more at All Star game than Manny in New York return"