The Democrat faithful hit the casinos and restrooms instead of listening to late presidential entrant Deval Patrick in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Shocking evidence shows Patrick playing to a virtually empty hall, his voice echoing throughout the cavernous room.
Jennifer Medina of the New York Times tweeted a photo of the hall as Patrick spoke:
— Jennifer Medina (@jennymedina) November 18, 2019
Laura Krantz of the Boston Globe shared video:
— Laura Krantz (@laurakrantz) November 18, 2019
Krantz’s video panned the room, showing an overwhelming amount of empty seats as Patrick addressed the handful of people.
Here’s a more charitable angle via CNN:
Deval Patrick is the last candidate to speak at the First in the West event here in Las Vegas.
This is the audience that is left: pic.twitter.com/gYPaHVgwfv
— Dan Merica (@merica) November 18, 2019
Patrick, a current executive at Bain Capital, declared his candidacy for president this week.