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Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater
Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/12 | Toby Harnden

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 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. 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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Full title: Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater indoor arena
1 posted on 09/04/2012 9:34:52 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 09/04/2012 9:35:38 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Little self conscious over empty chairs it would seem.

Wonder why that is...


3 posted on 09/04/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum

LOL!


4 posted on 09/04/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: chris37

LOL!!!!


5 posted on 09/04/2012 9:36:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

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?


6 posted on 09/04/2012 9:37:29 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Nachum

A “two-seater” would be appropriate. The smell will be the same.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 9:37:46 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Nachum

ha HA !


8 posted on 09/04/2012 9:38:54 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Nachum
Images of rows of empty seats at the stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as Obama speaks on Thursday night would be politically disastrous.

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.

9 posted on 09/04/2012 9:39:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Nachum

Maybe not. They may just cram them all into a few sections and instruct the television crews not to show wide angle views.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 9:41:59 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Nachum

epic fail

bump


11 posted on 09/04/2012 9:42:15 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

12 posted on 09/04/2012 9:44:52 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Nachum

Rush said, “You didn’t fill that.”


13 posted on 09/04/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: onyx

Good one :)

I am sharing that.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
First, we must respect their having the sanity to accept the fact they need to move to an indoor venue.

Second, we should pity them, because they now have to figure out what to do with 54,000 of these.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 9:51:13 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Nachum

One way or another 0bama WILL only have one empty chair!


16 posted on 09/04/2012 9:51:58 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

They can’t blame it on the weather...I’ve been checking. Only a 20% chance of showers.

Empty chairs.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 9:52:12 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: chris37
Little self conscious over empty chairs it would seem. Wonder why that is...

Winner!!!

18 posted on 09/04/2012 9:53:17 AM PDT by BAW (“If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”- Pres Obama)
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To: Nachum

Wow.. Clint Eastwood saw this coming.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 9:54:01 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 9:55:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Nachum
Somehow it all fits together.
Thousands of Obama supporters disguised as empty chairs to support a president who himself is an empty chair.
21 posted on 09/04/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Nachum
Bankrupting America Stadium won't be used now?
22 posted on 09/04/2012 9:56:22 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

TSUNAMI WARNING.
LANDSLIDE WARNING
FLOOD ALERT

Expected arrival Nov. 6.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 9:57:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Nachum

Great!!!!!


24 posted on 09/04/2012 9:57:16 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Nachum

contract ? what contract ?


25 posted on 09/04/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: Nachum

26 posted on 09/04/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Nachum

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.

Whatever.

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.


27 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:01 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Nachum

His appeal “is becoming more selective.”


28 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: libertylover
Maybe not. They may just cram them all into a few sections and instruct the television crews not to show wide angle views.

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

29 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:23 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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30 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

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.”


31 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:47 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: stylin19a

Even though theymay shrink the venue capacity from 65k to 24k,they are STILL going to have to bus people in!


32 posted on 09/04/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: onyx

That needs to be a bumper sticker.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Nachum
Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater


34 posted on 09/04/2012 9:59:50 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Nachum
My husband just pointed out they should not have "required" those pesky PHOTO ID's. ;-)
35 posted on 09/04/2012 10:00:20 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Pray for our Country, we need it now more than ever.)
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To: Nachum
Weather forecast shows a real threat of t storms tonight, possibly tomorrow, but likely clear by Thursday.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Charlotte&state=NC&site=GSP&textField1=35.1975&textField2=-80.8345&e=0

36 posted on 09/04/2012 10:00:34 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Nachum

Translation: Having trouble getting butts in seats. Nobody wants to come.

Using 50% chance of rain as excuse.


37 posted on 09/04/2012 10:02:03 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Nachum

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?


38 posted on 09/04/2012 10:02:09 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: PLD
DEMS TO USE TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY TO FILL CONVENTION HALL?
39 posted on 09/04/2012 10:02:24 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Nachum
Rush says the headline should be:

"YOU DIDN'T FILL THAT"

40 posted on 09/04/2012 10:03:50 AM 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: SamAdams76

That Arena is cursed, first it is the home of the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, and now this.


41 posted on 09/04/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: PLD

“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.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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Yet another sign Obama is toast...and I think their inner circle knows it, even if Obama hasn’t accepted it yet.


43 posted on 09/04/2012 10:04:01 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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It seems the only people passing out this time will be the winos the dims bus in.


44 posted on 09/04/2012 10:05:20 AM PDT by pfflier
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Couldn’t find enough or pay for enough people to fill stadium.


45 posted on 09/04/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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They could get 74,000 to show up, but what they would get would badly trash the place, be kind of hard to hide.
46 posted on 09/04/2012 10:07:46 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Nachum

Ya want to fill up the venue? Then move it to Kenya!!! Now that’s a crowd pleaser!!!


47 posted on 09/04/2012 10:08:22 AM PDT by Fighter@heart (Ask The American Indian how ignoring immigration worked out for them!!! WAKE UP!!)
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To: F15Eagle

Love that pic.

Passing it around. :)


48 posted on 09/04/2012 10:08:32 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater

So what about the thousands of people they're busing in to fill the big stadium? (see thread)

49 posted on 09/04/2012 10:08:36 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Nachum

Obama rents a clown car to show he can still pack 'em in!

50 posted on 09/04/2012 10:09:35 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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