Skip to comments.Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater
Posted on 09/04/2012 9:34:47 AM PDT by Nachum
Charlotte, North Carolina - Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his partys 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. Images of rows of empty seats at the stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as Obama speaks on Thursday night would be politically disastrous
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Little self conscious over empty chairs it would seem.
Wonder why that is...
I guess my idea for them to offer 6 months double EBT and a section 8 housing voucher in the city of your choice didn’t pull in enough peeps?
A “two-seater” would be appropriate. The smell will be the same.
ha HA !
In that case, it will be mandatory to create some images.
Also: It appears you cannot PAY people to come see him make his nomination speech.
Dude's goin' down.
Maybe not. They may just cram them all into a few sections and instruct the television crews not to show wide angle views.
Rush said, “You didn’t fill that.”
Good one :)
I am sharing that.
Second, we should pity them, because they now have to figure out what to do with 54,000 of these.
One way or another 0bama WILL only have one empty chair!
They can’t blame it on the weather...I’ve been checking. Only a 20% chance of showers.
Wow.. Clint Eastwood saw this coming.
I hope the GOP/RNC has got their act in order ths time and got some ablls and go after these black churches, muslims and hispanics over sham queer marriage.
They need to be reminded who wants homo marriage and how he takes the black vote for granted as the KKK left have done for some time now.
Expected arrival Nov. 6.
contract ? what contract ?
I guess they decided not to try and pull off this since everone seems to have caught them in another of their tricks..
Call it “The Empty Chair Convention.”
Rick Klein, Senior Washington Editor of ABC News, just tweeted out this photo of the stage the Democrat convention will be held on (posted above).
As you can see, Klein’s photo reveals the screens that will serve as the television backdrop behind whoever’s speaking — and it looks to me as though the Democrats intend to show an artificial sea of faces in order to make the convention hall look a whole lot more fuller than it might be.
If you look closely, they have three tiers of adoring, enraptured Obama-worshippers at the ready should they need them.
There’s a lot of talk and concern amongst Democrats and their Media Palace Guards that for his big acceptance speech Thursday night, President Obama might not be able to fill the Bank of America stadium. There are also reports that Democrat operatives have been reduced to handing out free tickets to the event at bars and elsewhere — probably in a frantic last minute attempt to fill seats.
There’s no question that like most failed incumbents, Obama has an enthusiasm gap to deal with this year. Long before Clint Eastwood forever branded Obama a “empty chair,” the President has been plagued by the disturbing optics of a one-time political rock star no longer able to pack a house. Most memorably, this all started with Obama’s disastrous reelection kick-off event.
Ever since, Team Obama has been forced to save face and not risk a repeat of that calamity with the hilarious spin that President Greek Columns has now chosen to campaign before smaller, more intimate crowds.
Thankfully for Obama, though, he need not worry about filling his convention hall. After all, we live in a magic age of illusion — one manufactured by Democrats and their media allies who constantly tell us that a failed president currently sitting with an approval rating of 43% is still popular.
And from the looks of Klein’s photo, if the people won’t come to see The One, The One will simply lower the oceans, heal the planet, and manufacture his own adoring multitudes.
His appeal “is becoming more selective.”
Nah, too many cameras and cell phones, not to discount a GOP air asset to take pictures.
As for bad weather, the DNC is just being cautious. /s
Obama’s opening line in his speech.....
“Ah, uhm, first I think we should apologize those 34,000 people that wanted to be here and bought tickets to get a glimpse of me. I thank you for your support and enthusiasm. If it weren’t for years of failed leadership under George Bush, Man Made Global Warming would not have caused the potential whether prediction that forced us to move this speech to a smaller venue indoors.”
Even though theymay shrink the venue capacity from 65k to 24k,they are STILL going to have to bus people in!
That needs to be a bumper sticker.
Translation: Having trouble getting butts in seats. Nobody wants to come.
Using 50% chance of rain as excuse.
The Charlotte metro area has approx. 2 million people (800K in Charlotte proper) and Obama can’t fill a 74,000 seat stadium on his big night? Not even with free bus rides and free ham sandwiches?
"YOU DIDN'T FILL THAT"
That Arena is cursed, first it is the home of the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, and now this.
“There are also reports that Democrat operatives have been reduced to handing out free tickets to the event at bars and elsewhere ....”
Sounds like a great opportunity, for would-be mischief makers.
Yet another sign Obama is toast...and I think their inner circle knows it, even if Obama hasn’t accepted it yet.
It seems the only people passing out this time will be the winos the dims bus in.
Couldn’t find enough or pay for enough people to fill stadium.
Ya want to fill up the venue? Then move it to Kenya!!! Now that’s a crowd pleaser!!!
Love that pic.
Passing it around. :)
So what about the thousands of people they're busing in to fill the big stadium? (see thread)
Obama rents a clown car to show he can still pack 'em in!
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