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Obama campaign says it will fill football stadium for convention’s finale
The Hill ^ | September 1, 2012 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 09/02/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT by cruise_missile

Team Obama promises it will fill every one of the seats in Charlotte’s mammoth football stadium Thursday night when President Obama closes the Democratic National Convention with a speech accepting his party’s nomination.

For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue.

But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for. The campaign also insists this success will showcase a ground operation that will help Obama win North Carolina for a second cycle in a row this November.

“We’re confident we’ll be full,” Jen Psaki, the traveling Obama press secretary, told The Hill late last week. “We have a great ground operation in North Carolina and we’ve registered more voters than any other state.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: convention; democrats; obama; stadium
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1 posted on 09/02/2012 2:44:25 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile

I wonder how many UNIONS will bus in their membership? You can guarantee that many attendee’s will be thugs. I expect a lot of purple and gold shirts in the stadium.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 2:48:44 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: cruise_missile

Well, of course they will.

When it comes to elections and demonstrations/rallies they’re experts at busing in people from all over.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: cruise_missile

Fill it with what?


4 posted on 09/02/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: cruise_missile

Heck, POSOTUS could probably fill 10 football stadiums and Bill Clinton (Rapist-In-Chief) could probably fill 20 “touch” football stadiums with women. There is no shortage of useful idiots in these “United” States.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 2:51:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: cruise_missile

Just because they have given out that many tickets doesn’t mean squat. There will be LOTS of empty seats, but the media won’t show them. That is how they “have it covered”.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 2:51:25 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: cruise_missile

They’ve registered more voters there than in any other state? Well, isn’t that SPECIAL? IIRC, there are PLENTY of illegals roaming around NC/s;)


7 posted on 09/02/2012 2:51:40 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: cruise_missile

How much are they paying?


8 posted on 09/02/2012 2:53:01 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: cruise_missile

Of course they will. Ever seen a sign that said “Free Beer!!!”. Never fails.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 2:53:06 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: cruise_missile

Someone is getting paid or free dinner...I wish we could interview the people who attend and I can guarantee you they are getting paid.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 2:54:10 PM PDT by Shaka
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To: HenpeckedCon

11 posted on 09/02/2012 2:56:13 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: cruise_missile
“We have a great ground operation in North Carolina and we’ve registered more voters than any other state.

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12 posted on 09/02/2012 2:56:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dfwgator

Hello my baby, hello my honey...


13 posted on 09/02/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: cruise_missile

I guess they’ll be handing out a Chick Fil A sandwich to everyone who attends. That will fill the seats.

BTW - I thought they weren’t going to call Bank of America Stadium, Bank of America Stadium when Obama shows up.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 3:01:09 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: cruise_missile

free drugs


15 posted on 09/02/2012 3:01:23 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cruise_missile

With empty chairs of solidarity :)


16 posted on 09/02/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: cruise_missile
THE EMPTY CHAIR PARTY !!!
17 posted on 09/02/2012 3:02:14 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile
BANK OF AMERICA stadium with CNN's coverage of the Barry Soetoro extravaganza being sponsored by Cadillac. LOL!

You can't make this stuff up.

18 posted on 09/02/2012 3:04:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: HenpeckedCon

19 posted on 09/02/2012 3:04:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: cruise_missile

There’s a 50 per cent chance of storms in Charlotte Thursday night.

Maybe Barry0 can do the Greek thing again, only this time with Zeus’ lightning bolts and a lovely downpour. I hear that part of the country still needs rain.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 3:21:45 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: paddles

BS, for sure.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 3:23:29 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: cruise_missile

He probably threatened to cut of their food stamps for a month if they did not show up.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 3:30:25 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: cruise_missile
"Obama campaign says it will fill football stadium for convention’s finale"

They're making the cardboard cutouts as I write.

23 posted on 09/02/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jedidah
There’s a 50 per cent chance of storms in Charlotte Thursday night.

Reckon the Cherokee have a rain dance of good utility?

24 posted on 09/02/2012 3:36:48 PM PDT by stboz
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To: datura
There will be LOTS of empty seats, but the media won’t show them.

Nah. The seats will all be filled with stuffed Pedo-bears. Each attendee will get one to give to their children and the rest of the seats...

Wave after wave of Pedo-bears! The new emblem of the party!

25 posted on 09/02/2012 3:40:45 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: cruise_missile

Is it an outdoor stadium? If so, I’ll pray for a hard, hard rain.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 3:40:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

There’s a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms all this week here in the Charlotte area. I too am praying for a gullywasher to really hammer the place for a couple hours before his speech is about to start. Then let up for about 30-45 minutes to entice the true believers into their seats but leave the stadium half-empty...then unload again right as his speech starts.

}:-)4


27 posted on 09/02/2012 3:49:18 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: nagdt

The media will have been thoroughly briefed on using no camera angles that show empty seats. Nothing, absolutely nothing, coming from the MSM can be believed.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 3:51:14 PM PDT by Spok (The neatest trick the devil ever pulled was making people believe he does not exist.)
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To: cruise_missile

I have no doubt that obama will fill that stadium. And then he will brag about all the new jobs he just created.

How much do you suppose it’s gonna cost him to bribe enough people to fill that stadium anyway?


29 posted on 09/02/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: dfwgator

Well, exactly. The joke is that, at a union rally, show them the beer and they will just follow it on to the bus. Pretty simple.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 3:57:27 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: cruise_missile
You can tell a campaign is in trouble when they have to announce that they will fill the stadium. Plus, Jen Psaki is letting ABCCBSNBCCNN know not to show any empty seats.

5.56mm

31 posted on 09/02/2012 4:01:03 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: cruise_missile
Why does he have to tell us? Is he thinking there's some doubt he can fill it and that he has to prove he can?

(WHEN YOU SEE THIS SIGNAL, DO NOT VOTE FOR ME!)

Losing confidence? Getting nervous? Has the hypnotic trance worn off and you can't make it work again?

Don't fear! The unions WILL get 'er done! With all the money you funneled to them, they will come through.

32 posted on 09/02/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: nagdt

Well, they already made plans to round up all the homeless for the convention, I guess if they hose them off and nuke them with deodorant they can use them to fill the top bleachers. Especially if they park beer and pot up there first.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 4:13:41 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: cruise_missile

giving new meaning to ““Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses ....”


34 posted on 09/02/2012 4:18:00 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: stylin19a

giving new meaning to ““Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses ....”

Or muddled asses, in this case...


35 posted on 09/02/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: cruise_missile; nagdt; datura; Shaka; Kickass Conservative; mass55th; 17th Miss Regt; GloriaJane; ..
Breaking!!!!...early pics of the Obama delegates/supporters arriving for early seating. By all indications Obama will blow the capacity crowd away...

Note: none of the supporters were available for comment.




36 posted on 09/02/2012 4:21:36 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: cruise_missile
So we now have filling a football stadium with 74,000 people to hear Obama accept the nomination as a true test of his political viability.

I have no doubt that the Dems will move heaven and earth to make it happen. It is a phony test that is just a PR stunt to prove Obama is as popular as ever and that he still has the magic of 2008. It really is irrelevant, but the MSM and the Dems will make a big deal out of it to fool the public. It is a Potemkin village approach to politics that Obama likes to engage in. We can all recall the manufactured crowds in Berlin or the Greek columns in Chicago. The guy is a fraud and poseur. His love of mass adoration is similar to other megalomaniacs, e.g., Hitler, Castro, Mussolini,

37 posted on 09/02/2012 4:25:27 PM PDT by kabar
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To: cruise_missile

Of course they will fill it.....after they pay a crap load of Occupy idiots to attend..... =.=


38 posted on 09/02/2012 4:32:38 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Stand Watch Listen

ROFL!! Excellent!!


39 posted on 09/02/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: cruise_missile

Hitler did something similar in Nuremberg.


40 posted on 09/02/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Moose4

Maybe God will join in with a lightning strike or two... right in front of TOTUS.


41 posted on 09/02/2012 4:44:35 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: cruise_missile

Maybe they can bring in prisoners from the Angola Prison in Louisiana. They are used to picking up garbage after disasters.


42 posted on 09/02/2012 4:51:19 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pray for beautiful weather, empty seats, and no excuses for the MSM


43 posted on 09/02/2012 4:59:24 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: cizinec
Hitler did something similar in Nuremberg.

If you remember, the 2008 backdrop for the Democratic convention was designed after ancient Pergamum.

44 posted on 09/02/2012 5:00:26 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: paddles

The standard Rent-a-Mob.


45 posted on 09/02/2012 5:06:09 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking!)
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To: cruise_missile

I wonder how much that is going to cost us.


46 posted on 09/02/2012 5:14:44 PM PDT by RedwM
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To: Moose4

I like the way you think.


47 posted on 09/02/2012 5:23:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GloriaJane

How many bottles of booze and cartons of cigs will the DNC have to buy?


48 posted on 09/02/2012 5:34:16 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: HenpeckedCon

I have the michigan frog song as a ringtone.


49 posted on 09/02/2012 6:40:08 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: cruise_missile

I recommend that the RNC Secret Agent club make copies of the letters that the DNC has been sending out about this event being held at the Panther Stadium. Add to this a convenient map to Franklin, NC where the real Panther Stadium exists.

The stadium in Charlotte, NC is the Bank of America Stadium WHERE the Carolina Panthers play their home games. Thus the DNC starts their final run to the Presidency with a LIE! What a surprise!


50 posted on 09/02/2012 6:40:47 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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