Could Bill and Hillary Clinton be going away for good? That may be the speculation after prices to hear them speak publically drop substantially as no one wants to go to their events.
According to The Daily Wire, tickets to see them live and hear them blab about their lives are selling for the cost of a Big Mac meal at McDonald’s. That’s not all either. The Wire further reported that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is finally sick of the two elitist politicians as well.
The former first couple opened a 13-city speaking tour late last month with a premiere event in Toronto (why they think anyone in Canada wants to hear them whine about Hillary’s crushing defeat in the 2016 presidential election is anybody’s guess). They pulled just 3,000 people to an arena that seats 19,000.
Then they took their road show, “An Evening With the Clintons,” to Montreal, but they fared little better (and not for lack of trying: In a case of classic Clinton pandering, each said that Canada was superior to America).
And things kept getting worse. Ticket prices for their event in Texas plunged to just $6. Seems no one is interested in hearing them tell “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” which a press release promised. -Joseph Curl, The Daily Wire
The Wire also accurately noted that one person has fallen decidedly out of love with the Clintons. Dowd has finally had enough of the self-serving couple and last week called them out, calling them “shockingly un-self-aware.” Dowd writes, “I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits,” Dowd continued in writing.
It seems that the Clintons don’t necessarily want money anymore, they simply just want to be liked. “The Clintons refuse to be discarded. It has been their joint project for half a century to be at the center of the public scene and debate,” writes Dowd. “The way that the whole thing came crashing down in 2016 is too hard for them to bear. They would like to rewrite the ending, but there is no way to do that.”
An original version of this article previously appeared in the Washington Times.
Maureen Dowd’s original article can be found on the New York Times website by clicking here.