Obama Can't Pack the House in Vegas

Tickets left for Reid fundraiser at venue Celine Dion sold out
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2009 8:46 AM CDT
Obama Can't Pack the House in Vegas
Bette Midler Performs at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in "The Showgirl Must Go On."   (PRNewsFoto)

Not being able to fill a room isn’t a charge usually leveled at President Obama, but, the Los Angeles Times reports, there are still (relatively cheap) tickets available for a fundraiser he’s hosting tonight for Sen. Harry Reid at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Elton John and Celine Dion routinely sold out the venue; Obama hasn’t, despite backup from Sheryl Crow and Bette Midler.

“What makes this extra weird is that I bet Crow and Midler could sell out the theater without the baggage of the president,” Times reporter Richard Abowitz writes.
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