Or, rather, his particularly sorry campaign kickoff tour.
If John Gregg campaigns, and nobody comes to see him, is he really campaigning?
Last time, I noted that Gregg had about two hundred people at his campaign kickoff in his home town of Sandborn. Mike Pence, by comparison, had a thousand plus at his earlier this year.
Heck, Mike Pence came to Harrison County the Friday evening before the 2010 election for a campaign rally and more people came out with two days' notice than came to Gregg's gubernatorial campaign kickoff last week.
But the Gregg train rolls on.
It went to Tippecanoe County (which went for Obama in 2008). The crowds were not exactly awe-inspiring.
It went to Fort Wayne (which just reelected a Democratic mayor last week). Nobody showed up.
Hoosier Access noted:
Democrat candidate for Indiana Governor John Gregg [made] a stop in Fort Wayne at Coney Island to kickoff his gubernatorial campaign. The only problem? No one showed.
Not only did Coney Island not know about the event, but Gregg arrived 15 minutes late with only three local democrat elected officials.
It always sucks when you throw a party and no one shows. The picture below looks like a happening kickoff today, or just random guests at Coney Island.
In Gregg's defense, there are only about three Democratic elected officials in all of Allen County (and one of them is the mayor of Fort Wayne). They couldn't turn out a crowd for him.
But that's blood-red Allen County. Surely things would be better in the Democratic stronghold of Lake County, right?
Nope. Gregg held an event in Gary. Nobody came there either. The campaign staff and the reporters lining the back wall far outnumber the actual attendees.
And then there was Gregg's confidence-inspiring visit to New Albany on Tuesday.
Scarce few people came to see that event either. But among the attendees were the two most powerful Democrats in this corner of Indiana, Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan and New Albany Mayor Doug England:
With local Democratic officials including Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan and New Albany Mayor Doug England in attendance, Gregg declared jobs and education to be his top two priorities.
Both Galligan and England got beat last Tuesday. England couldn't even manage to finish in the top three to get an at-large council seat in the city he helmed as mayor for several terms.
I've already outlined the massive imbalance between the Pence campaign and the Gregg campaign, in fundraising, in organization, and in results from involvement in the 2011 election. Gregg's kickoff tour adds additional weight to that imbalance.
The Gregg campaign isn't a train. It's a train wreck.