Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Dems May Move Obama Speech to Much Smaller Venue

With a 50% chance of thunderstorms giving them the perfect cover for the lowered expectations for their fallen messiah's speech, Democrats may be looking at moving Obama's speech from an 74,000-seat outdoor venue to an indoor venue less than 1/3 the size:

Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled.
Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged.
Footage of rows of empty seats at the stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as Obama speaks on Thursday night would be politically disastrous – an enduring image of the contrast between his campaign of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ in 2008 and his dour, negative struggle for re-election in 2012.
Now, it looks like the weather has come to the President's rescue.
As officials prepare to open the Democratic convention this afternoon, there are strong indications that the speech will be moved to Time Warner Cable Arena, which has a capacity of just over 20,000
Barry's come along way from those heady days in 2008 when it was all "hope and change" and the sky was the limit. We can only hope that his prospects for a positive outcome in November keep diminishing. 

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