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2008 No More: Obama Acceptance Speech Moved to 75% Smaller Venue
Red State ^ | September 5, 2012 | Jeff Emanuel

Posted on 09/05/2012 9:36:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

In 2008, standing between artificial columns designed to recall the White House Rose Garden, then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president at Denver’s Invesco Field in front of a record crowd of 84,000. It’s clearly not 2008 any more.

Bank of America stadium and the 73% smaller Time Warner Cable ArenaA similar-sized venue was chosen for now-President Obama’s acceptance speech this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where .... Bank of America Stadium seats 73,298. That’s ten thousand less than Invesco, but still a sizable venue — and one which, if enthusiasm were even remotely close to 2008 levels, Obama should have had no trouble at all filling.

However, a growing enthusiasm gap — reflected in crowds at campaign events that were so paltry......

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; democrats; emptychair; fanbaseshrink; obama; obamashrink; shrinkage; shrinkingpresidency; youdidntfillthat

1 posted on 09/05/2012 9:36:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hahahahaha!


2 posted on 09/05/2012 9:37:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama speech moved indoors due to 30% chance of rain, 30% chance of people


3 posted on 09/05/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Like the story of the scorpion and the turtle where the turtle met a scorpion trying to cross a river. The scorpion promised not to sting the turtle if it carried him across the river - “I would drown along with you! He claimed”

Midway, the scorpion stung the turtle who plainted “why?”

“I just could not help myself.”

Turtles may just have gotten a clue for once.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 9:41:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

5 posted on 09/05/2012 9:45:09 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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6 posted on 09/05/2012 9:49:58 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They were going to bars offering free tickets. Notice the careful wording: 65,000 HELD TICKETS. Thats not the same as paid customers actually showing up.
They couldn’t even bribe the homeless to show up to get a box of wine.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of a-hole goons.

By the way: NC is NOT going to him this time. I do believe we have already SWUNG. Pubbie gains here should be stunning. Anecdotal stuff: far fewer zero yard signs and bumper stickers, no credible advertising from the dumble gubernatorial candidate...[not even sure he has a name...LOL]dumbles are losing on most fronts except the carpetbagger hellholes of Char, RDU, A-ville and the like.

Can’t wait. Can’t happen soon enuff.

We CAN turn this ship away from the edge of the waterfall.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 9:49:58 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: Gaffer
Turtles may just have gotten a clue for once.

The turtle is on a post.

8 posted on 09/05/2012 9:51:22 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Messiah won in 2008 because the Republicans had no viable Opponent running against him, and the one-and-only-time White Guilt Vote won it for him.

Now, the "Duty" has already been fulfilled (Voting for a Black to show you are not bigoted, or Racist).

Only massive Fraud will get him re-Elected now, and that's not beyond possibility.

Where will the "Hanging Chads" show up THIS time?

9 posted on 09/05/2012 9:52:42 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: Dan(9698)

Understand your point. The turtle may be on the post, but the scorpion is on the turtle’s back.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If the new place turns out to be too big, they could always reserve space at Chuck-E-Cheese.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 10:01:02 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Empty Chairs?
12 posted on 09/05/2012 10:02:59 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: JaguarXKE

LOL!!!


13 posted on 09/05/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
They can try this one.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 10:07:50 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: 2001convSVT

According to Twitchy, Twitter users are going to mark Thursday as #EmptyStadiumDay, much like Monday was #EmptyChairDay


15 posted on 09/05/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hey, Obama!

You didn't fill that.

16 posted on 09/05/2012 10:11:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: kevkrom

The Audacity of Delusion.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 10:14:04 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So this says to me that less people are falling for this clown than did in 2008.

Epic fail Odumbo.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 10:27:11 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is a good move as you wouldn’t want to risk getting hit by lighting from God when you have turned your back away from him or from Jerusalem and Israel. That would have been one mighty message if God had that lighting bolt hitting “The Choosen One” on his ass. Oh my.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 10:40:14 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

:dead: at the graph comparison.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 10:43:36 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It's the weather! Yeah, that's the ticket!

(The DNC is making me wear out this graphic...)

21 posted on 09/05/2012 10:48:29 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: kevkrom

There was a post this morning about the GOP staging an event in the Bank of America stadium. Was that just a joke or is it for real?


22 posted on 09/05/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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23 posted on 09/05/2012 10:50:36 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wasn't the original plan to have this at Charlotte Motor Speedway which seats 200,000?

Down to BofA Stadium at 74,000.

Now Time-Warner which seats 15,000 to 20,000.

Say! Is this the TIME that ran a "Hit the Road Barack" cover just recently?

His crowds on the campaign trail have been held down "intentionally" because of security concerns?

Now the crowd is held down out of concern for the weather?

24 posted on 09/05/2012 10:54:17 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
They knew that one of their largest voting blocs doesn't like to come out in the rain.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 10:57:58 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: fella

I’m assuming a joke. The ‘rats probably still have the stadium reserved, so it can’t be rented out to anyone else. They’d be fools to release the reservation, even if it costs them, and risk being upstaged.

I bet Palin would have the place full with a less than 24 hour lead time. Or maybe Back.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 11:10:29 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: 2001convSVT

” - - - Empty Chairs? - - - “

The CLINT EASTWOOD Effect has swept through the Furious but not Fast ranks of Obamanation.

Will Zipper-Boy Clinton replace Biden as Veep?

Will the power go out on Obama’s teleprompters during his screech-speech?

Will Liberal Women still swoon for the Bubba and Barry TV Show?

BTW, where is Hilly, anyway?


27 posted on 09/05/2012 11:22:24 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One of Obama’s main ploys this election has been to project an air of invulnerability. He has tried, and been successful (according to major polls) at getting the people to believe that he will win and Romney will lose. It is one of the few things he can work with, given his record. It is becoming increasingly obvious, that the media polls cannot any longer compensate for the lack of crowds on the campaign trail. They have been rigging the polls for him, in the hopes of people giving up, as it was considered a done deal, but now the truth of how unpopular he has become, is shining through all the media filters.


28 posted on 09/05/2012 12:04:12 PM PDT by krogers58
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To: krogers58

Very true.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 12:13:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: kevkrom

Is that 200k seat speedway available?


30 posted on 09/05/2012 12:14:13 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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