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Bill And Hillary Clinton Resort To Using Groupon To Sell Tickets For Speaking Tour

“An Evening with the Clintons,” is a 13-city speaking tour that Bill and Hillary Clinton launched in a Canadian hockey arena last Tuesday.

The former president and first lady, who managed to draw only 3,300 people to a 19,000-seat arena, are now in on a new deal. The couple is ironically taking measures to avoid further embarrassment by selling the undesirable tickets on Groupon.

The cheapest seats in Canada were sold at a price of $5, however, now the prices for the tickets have been cut by 60{7825f29883cba0ee290589dd0f643975ae77265b6c4b6f2255a8006b72fabf4c} in a deal with Groupon – a desperate attempt to get more people to attend the event.

“On the official site, there were still seats for the tour available for up to $325, with other floor seats going for $83 plus a hefty service charge, but on Groupon, they can be picked up for as little as $35,” the Daily Mail writes.

“The tour is currently on a break for the holidays and reconvenes in New York on April 11, 2019, before moving on to nine other cities including DC, Boston, LA and Las Vegas. For their May 19 show at The Forum in Inglewood, California, – which seats more than 17,000 – tickets usually priced at $77 are now going for $35, with $120 tickets discounted to $50, and $175 seats down to $72,” continues the report.

“Despite the site telling customers that “tickets are selling fast!” with “limited time remaining,” it appears that less than 450 discounted tickets have actually been sold. A Groupon deal for the Clinton’s talk is for the liberal stronghold of Los Angeles where one would imagine the political power couple should be able to pull in the numbers.”

Maureen Dowd, a New York Times columnist and a long-time supporter of the couple, derided the Clinton’s speaking tour last week.

“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 wrote.

“I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons’ audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, I’m still looking at large swaths of empty seats — and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too. It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history. I can’t fathom why the Clintons would make like aging rock stars and go on a tour of Canada and the U.S. at a moment when Democrats are hoping to break the stranglehold of their cloistered, superannuated leadership and exult in a mosaic of exciting new faces.”

Dowd concluded by saying that Bill and Hillary fail to see that they are a thing of the past.

“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. 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,” wrote Dowd.

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