No anecdote here
Clear evidence and testimony that President Obama is indeed bad for business.
Not everyone was excited to see President Barack Obama stop by the famed Cleveland West Side Market on Friday. Terry Leu, the owner of Rolston Poultry, says Mr. Obama’s visit cost him 40 minutes worth of chicken sales.
He wasn’t shy about telling Mr. Obama that much directly. The president shook his hand and asked him how business was going. “Terrible since you got here,” Mr. Leu said. The president didn’t appear to be amused.
“I was having a big day until he showed up,” he said in a subsequent interview with Washington Wire. “I didn’t sell a chicken for 40 minutes. He just killed off my business.”
When asked if it was worth the lost business to meet the president, the owner had this to say
He ain’t the first one,” Mr. Leu said. “I shook Ronald Reagan’s hand. I shook Jimmy Carter’s hand. People come to the market. We’re a pretty popular place.” He declined to say what he thinks of Mr. Obama’s politics