Donors losing enthusiasm for Papa Obama- why would that be The New York Times report that a Denver fundraiser yesterday afternoon ended up less than 80% of capacity: According to todays White House pooler, the New York Timess Peter Baker, The crowd was obviously supportive and glad to see him, though the room at times felt a little flat and Potus seemed a little tired after a long day thats not even close to being over. (The president has two more fundraisers tonight in Los Angeles.) Moreover, the campaign announced that the president [would] headline a reception for 700 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. General admission tickets started at $500 apiece, though a selected number of Gen44 and Grassroots tickets were available for $250. The campaign now says, according to the pooler, that only 550 people showed up. Even Boston? According to the Boston Globe The number of Massachusetts supporters contributing the maximum to President Obamas campaign fund has plunged nearly 50 percent compared with his 2008 fledgling run, reflecting a sharp drop in enthusiasm after the presidents first term. The decline has forced Democrats to make up the difference with bigger contributions from fewer donors. Cash from an elite corps of Massachusetts backers has gushed into the Democratic National Committee, which has much higher contribution limits than the Obama campaign.