The Changing Hope FAIL: Donks Moving Obama Re-Coronation Speech To 20,000 Seat Venue?


From a 74,000 seat one?

So says the Daily Mail.

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.

Speaking at a background briefing for the press, a Democratic official said that the speech would be given in the stadium ‘rain or shine’ before quickly adding a major caveat.


7 thoughts on “The Changing Hope FAIL: Donks Moving Obama Re-Coronation Speech To 20,000 Seat Venue?

  1. Republican conventions get hurricanes; Obama gets perfect weather for an outdoor super-sized rally last time, then perhaps “healing rain” this time. And you folks keep thinking that God isn’t a Democrat? 😉

    • He might be James, for he sure is saving Obama’s sorry ass this week.

      Of course, God could represent a Union, and Mohamed (I mean Obama) has just been kissin’ that ass. 🙂

  2. My mother-in-law used to say, “The devil protects his own.” On the other hand, I can’t imagine anyone more likely to have personal knowledge of that issue than her. 🙂

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