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Obama speech moved indoors
politico44 ^ | 9/5/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 09/05/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT by ColdOne

Democratic officials confirm to POLITICO that President Obama's prime time address will be moved indoors to the Time Warner Center.

The Thursday address was scheduled to be at Bank of America stadium — an outdoor venue with more than 70,000 seats. But forecasts are predicting thunderstorms, forcing a last minute change in venue.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; democrats; emptychair; fail; obama; youdidntfillthat
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1 posted on 09/05/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

They’re moving from a venue that seats over 70,000 to one that seats about 15,000 because of the weather? Right.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: ColdOne

I’m thinking Banquet Room C at the Holiday Inn will suffice.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 7:25:32 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

A phone booth down at the corner, so long as a Teleprompter is in there....


4 posted on 09/05/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ColdOne

lol. All those tickets worthless. Greek columns wasted.

Locking out 50,000 people could cause a riot. How do you choose which 15,000 to let in? Do women get first dibs? gays? LGBT? Species confused? Beastiality Rights Activists? Black Panthers? La Raza? Abortionists?

I don’t envy the person who has to decide this.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 7:26:38 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: carolinablonde

I’m suuuuure there’s going to 55,000 fans devastated by having lost their opportunity to see him. Not.

Psst: When was the last time a Charlotte football game was canceled because of a chance of lightning?


6 posted on 09/05/2012 7:26:38 AM PDT by dangus
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To: ColdOne

Ah yes. Those fickle rains of Mecklenburg County.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 7:26:42 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: ColdOne

Not enough people signed up to fill their buses so how were they going to fill the stadium? Thunderstorms - what a joke


8 posted on 09/05/2012 7:26:48 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: ColdOne

I guess the Democrats can’t afford the free rock concerts and the bratwurst they provided in 2008.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 7:28:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: ColdOne
Probably the plan all along. Although they got lucky and have a forecast with rain chances to give them cover for this.
10 posted on 09/05/2012 7:28:18 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: GeronL
Locking out 50,000 people could cause a riot.

Only if they actually wished to go.

11 posted on 09/05/2012 7:28:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: ColdOne
This should hold 'em all......


12 posted on 09/05/2012 7:29:03 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: ColdOne

Our local weather dude (who really knows his stuff)is flummoxed by this decision.

His latest tweet: “It’s a simple question...if you have a Panthers gmae, concert or soccer match with a 20% chance of storms would you cancel 24 hours prior?”


13 posted on 09/05/2012 7:30:18 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: carolinablonde
But forecasts are predicting thunderstorms, forcing a last minute change in venue.

In the interest of total honesty, I would have said, "But forecasts are predicting an embarrassing number of empty seats, forcing a last minute change in venue to an alternate location where the "empty seat" problem will be less likely to humiliate the President even further.
14 posted on 09/05/2012 7:30:39 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: ColdOne

Great opportunity here for the R&R campaign. A commercial featuring a 15 second clip of an empty Stadium with the caption (no voice), “President Obama’s supporters eagerly await his acceptance speech”


15 posted on 09/05/2012 7:31:06 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: ColdOne
In a statement, the DNC organizing committee CEO Steve Kerrigan said: "The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the President in person. We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history. The President will speak to these credential holders on a national conference call tomorrow afternoon, and we will work with the campaign to ensure that those unable to attend tomorrow's event will be invited to see the President between now and election day."

Over 65,000 signed up for credentials? That's definitely less than the stadium capacity of 70,000, but fairly close. Apparently they weren't sure they could get the extra numbers to fill every seat. I'd say Clint Eastwood and his act at the GOP convention has them paranoid about empty seats.

Now, with a capacity of 15-20K, many of these people will be left out, having to settle for a video conference. I wonder how many will be available for that?

16 posted on 09/05/2012 7:32:22 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: ColdOne

Ladies & Gentlmen: First, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 200,000 seats, second, a football stadium, 74,000 seats and...now an 18,000 seat basketball court arena!!! What a farce. Attention: Bill Clinton, this buffoon, Obama, and his hate America, evil wife Michelle on now on the same venue as you will be tonight. You have the opportunity to broom him while smiling and clear the path for Hillary and you to take ove the Democrat Party and have Hillary run for POTUS in 2016. Obama and all his Democrat, socialist ilk are toast!!! Love it!!!


17 posted on 09/05/2012 7:32:29 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: carolinablonde
A little rain???

No problem. The guy who was going to lower the oceans and heal the planet should be able to delay a thunderstorm or two for a couple of days...

This should be the Romney/Ryan surrogate's line for the next couple of days.

18 posted on 09/05/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: carolinablonde

From our local met, who is scratching his head:

Chance of severe weather threat is 0%, rain only 20% in the afternoon.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 7:33:00 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: ColdOne

Per ‘weatherdotcom’, there will be isolated thunderstorms, with a 30% chance of rain.

So much for Mr. ‘Gutsy Call’.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 7:33:38 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Raebie

Well, regarding the Panthers, football games are played in the rain. So no way they cancel a football game due to weather.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Raebie

Well, regarding the Panthers, football games are played in the rain. So no way they cancel a football game due to weather.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ColdOne

If it rains there tonight, I may vote for the man.

...but it won’t rain.


23 posted on 09/05/2012 7:34:09 AM PDT by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: ColdOne

I hope those charter bus companies required a nonrefundable deposit in advance.


24 posted on 09/05/2012 7:34:16 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: dangus
Psst: When was the last time a Charlotte football game was canceled because of a chance of lightning?

Exactly. I can't remember that ever happening.

25 posted on 09/05/2012 7:34:52 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: ColdOne

You mean to tell me that the man who promised to heal the planet and slow the rise of the oceans couldn’t ensure even one dry evening?


26 posted on 09/05/2012 7:35:16 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: ColdOne

So this means that 50,000 people won’t be able to get in who were going to get in. Which poor soul has to decide which of the groups get in and which to keep out? How do you pick, who gets priority? Unions, Abortionists, LGBT? Trans-species? La Raza, Black Panthers? Reverend Wright? Dancing Vaginas Local 102? Marxists R Us? This could get real ugly, okay it already was though.

..

and Bankrupting America Stadium sits empty


27 posted on 09/05/2012 7:35:34 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

The criteria will be quite simple.

How much money did you bring me?


28 posted on 09/05/2012 7:35:34 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: ColdOne

lol lol lol FOAD Hussein you and Moochelle are going to be evicted on November 6th. Your regular voters will not be voting for Romney but they will be sitting it out at home which is almost as good. Because you did jack for them, the thrill is gone for your valued constituencies

Tell Moochelle to start packing for Hawaii your permanent golf vacation home


29 posted on 09/05/2012 7:36:53 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Lol I had completely forgotten that their first site for this was Charlotte Motor Speedway. They actually thought they could fill that here in NC.


30 posted on 09/05/2012 7:38:24 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I lived in NC not more than 20 miles from the location of the Stadium. In the summer and fall EVERY single weather forecast without exception contains these words,”chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers”, The only thing which will change is the % assigned to the chance of showers. As an example the forecast for Thursday is a 30% chance in the afternoon and a 20% chance in the evening and that is about as low as it gets.

The change of venue was for one reason, they could not fill the stadium. Unlike in the past they would not be able to fake it with camera angles because to many people are there with their own cameras.

31 posted on 09/05/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The threat for rain on Thursday night has been steadily decreasing all week, but they wait until today to move it when the actual threat is only 20%. SMH


32 posted on 09/05/2012 7:38:51 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: ColdOne

OMG!

What are they going to do with all of those naive college kids they bussed in along with the blacks they found to pack the (propaganda) stadium? What will happen to the large “Obama” sand sculpture?

We need to call in FEMA to deal with this IMMEDIATELY!

This completely wrecks the Obama propaganda campaign that falsely “packs” the seats for better propaganda exposure.

This is terrible...just terrible!


33 posted on 09/05/2012 7:40:11 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: GeronL
gays? LGBT?

Give them priority for admissions to the smaller 15000 venue. Gays and publik schoolteachers. They are the pillars of today's godless Democrat party. I read that 2008 Dem convention delegates, 20% were public school teachers

34 posted on 09/05/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: ColdOne

The DNC now renting the equivilent a clown car to prove Obama can still pack 'em in!

(Note: Paul Ryan easily got >10,000 people to an impromptu meeting recently.)

35 posted on 09/05/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: csmusaret

nice one


36 posted on 09/05/2012 7:42:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GeronL

They shall look for individuals who can satisfy as many grievance groups as possible.

Example: Lesbian Transgendered Eskimo Furry.


37 posted on 09/05/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ColdOne

The reason isn’t rain clouds ...

it’s lame crowds.


38 posted on 09/05/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: GeronL
Locking out 50,000 people could cause a riot.

Well maybe, but they will get to keep the free DNC Convention Edition EBT cards and Medical Marijuana Coupons as souvenirs, and that's what they all wanted anyway.

39 posted on 09/05/2012 7:44:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: DH

R&R should run an ad about how Obama has disenfranchised his own supporters with this move indoors.

Show the empty football stadium.


40 posted on 09/05/2012 7:45:20 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: ColdOne

It’s funny that the Dims were all hoping and praying that Hurricane Isaac would disrupt the Republican convention. Now they have to come up with a make believe weather event in order to save face at their own convention.


41 posted on 09/05/2012 7:46:06 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Locking out 50,000 people could cause a riot.

If they offered free beer and reneged they would have a big problem.

42 posted on 09/05/2012 7:46:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: ColdOne

I LOVE the 2008 vs 2012 ad that shows Obama then/now saying the same lies.

Whoever did that should take wideshots from the Denver 2008 coronation and then juxtapose that against a 2012 wideshot of the empty Charlotte stadium along with rows of empty buses.....


43 posted on 09/05/2012 7:46:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GeronL

I hope Debbie Dingbat has to make that decision.


44 posted on 09/05/2012 7:47:58 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: GeronL

You have just accurately described the delegates who aleady have their passes.
So mush for bussing in an addition 50,000 people.
Hey Obozo, we knew you couldn’t fill those seats.


45 posted on 09/05/2012 7:48:48 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: ColdOne

Heard they are moving it to the “Garden” (will be packed) that is the Olive Garden in Fayetteville NC.


46 posted on 09/05/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: ColdOne

LOL LOL LOL


47 posted on 09/05/2012 7:58:50 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Malone LaVeigh; ponygirl

Ha!

See also:

>>>“If you have a stadium less than half full of Godless Communists and have just removed God and pro-Israel remarks from your speeches; would you want to sit outdoors under an open sky and on metal seating next to these people?”

ponygirl<<


48 posted on 09/05/2012 8:00:32 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: ColdOne

You didn’t fill that! No one else could fill that for you!


49 posted on 09/05/2012 8:04:05 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: ColdOne
One suspects that EVERYONE suspects that they are ...

... just...plain...lying.

.

50 posted on 09/05/2012 8:05:41 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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