Skip to comments.2008 No More: Obama Acceptance Speech Moved to 75% Smaller Venue
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 Denvers Invesco Field in front of a record crowd of 84,000. Its 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 Obamas acceptance speech this years Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where .... Bank of America Stadium seats 73,298. Thats 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......
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Obama speech moved indoors due to 30% chance of rain, 30% chance of people
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.
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.
The turtle is on a post.
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?
Understand your point. The turtle may be on the post, but the scorpion is on the turtle’s back.
If the new place turns out to be too big, they could always reserve space at Chuck-E-Cheese.
According to Twitchy, Twitter users are going to mark Thursday as #EmptyStadiumDay, much like Monday was #EmptyChairDay
You didn't fill that.
The Audacity of Delusion.
So this says to me that less people are falling for this clown than did in 2008.
Epic fail Odumbo.
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.
:dead: at the graph comparison.
It's the weather! Yeah, that's the ticket!
(The DNC is making me wear out this graphic...)
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?
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?
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.
” - - - 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?
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.
Is that 200k seat speedway available?