Hillary Clinton may be leading the polls, but almost no one is attending her or her running mate Tim Kaine’s rallies.
Tens of supporters attend Tim Kaine rally in West Palm Beach, FL. pic.twitter.com/1Sk5cGbDw2
— John Gludovatz (@johngludovatz) October 25, 2016
On Monday, Tim Kaine held a rally at Florida International University — and it was probably one of the saddest political rallies in history.
The polls currently have Clinton ahead in Florida by approximately five points, but you would never know it from the dismal turnout at Kaine’s event.
— Trump Street Team FL (@ChatRevolve) October 24, 2016
“Florida, you guys are a checkmate state,” Kaine said to his few supporters. “You’re a checkmate state. If Hillary wins Florida, she’s going to be president, and for those of you who, you don’t want to wait up ’til Mountain Time to know who your president’s going to be. You don’t have to wait up until Pacific Time. You can win this race in Eastern Time if you just make sure that Hillary Clinton wins Florida.”
While nobody expects a vice presidential candidate to draw the same size crowds as the actual nominee, Kaine’s competition, Mike Pence has still been able to draw far more people to his events.
On the same day as Kaine’s failed effort at rallying support, Pence spoke to a swarm of roughly 500 supporters at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
— Jeremy G (@JeremyGOPin2016) October 24, 2016
“Despite traveling millions of miles as our secretary of state, it’s undeniable that the world is more dangerous today than the day that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton took over American foreign policy,” Pence told his adoring crowd. “Our allies are less secure, our enemies are more emboldened.”
Pence also spoke to a massive crowd in Albuquerque on Thursday evening, and supporters had began lining up hours in advance to hear the potential VP speak.
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 21, 2016
The enthusiam gap between supporters of the two campaigns could not be any more obvious, and is making predicting our next president nearly impossible for pollsters.