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DNC downsizes for the president's speech
The Patriot Update ^ | September 5, 2012 | Magdalene

Posted on 09/05/2012 10:27:45 AM PDT by magdalen

DNC Set to Move Obama Speech from 74,000 Stadium to 20,000 Arena

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; dnc; electioncampaign; emptychair; fail; obama; youdidntfillthat

1 posted on 09/05/2012 10:27:48 AM PDT by magdalen
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To: magdalen
members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina

Hmmmm? Only members of black churches were going to be bussed in to the DNC coronation?

Hey Chrissy Matthews!

Hear the dog whistle?

2 posted on 09/05/2012 10:30:53 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: magdalen
They say it's because of the weather.
3 posted on 09/05/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: magdalen

Does it seem like the Obama campaign is going into panic mode?


4 posted on 09/05/2012 10:33:57 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: magdalen

Must be due to climate change.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Delhi Rebels

They were afraid lightning would hit him. It could be a legitimate concern ;-0


6 posted on 09/05/2012 10:34:27 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: magdalen

This should work out very well for them. I just read there are 5,000 delegates and 15,000 reporters covering the convention, which means Obama will have his 20,000 supporters present at his speech.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: elhombrelibre

Puppet Show w/Special Guests
Spinal Tap
Barack Obama


8 posted on 09/05/2012 10:36:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: magdalen

shrink “rap”


9 posted on 09/05/2012 10:37:02 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: magdalen

Someone needs to do a story about the poor BofA Stadium workers, from vendors, to ushers, to the cleaning crew, who will see a real negative financial impact by this selfish change of the venue.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT by Carlucci
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To: magdalen

Pray to God, fervently, that more than the DNC/Obama venue gets downsized. For good measure, I’d throw in the GOP establishment/Romney socialist Republicans too. Rejecting God Himself has become the new national pastime and purpose of all of Washington, DC, and of most all American life styles. Dare we wonder why the near suicidal demise of our country?


11 posted on 09/05/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: magdalen

Pray to God, fervently, that more than the DNC/Obama venue gets downsized. For good measure, I’d throw in the GOP establishment/Romney socialist Republicans too. Rejecting God Himself has become the new national pastime and purpose of all of Washington, DC, and of most all American life styles. Dare we wonder why the near suicidal demise of our country?


12 posted on 09/05/2012 10:38:11 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: magdalen
REASON GIVEN:

"Couldn't drag enough stupid people in to fill up 74,000 seats and the dead voters don't show up well on TV."

"There is a 2% chance of rain. So we thought it best to abandon $150,000 worth of preparations, spend another $50,000 to change our venue and tell thousands of people to cancel their travel plans."

We must always remember - it is not our place to question Barack.
Whatever Barack does, he does it for all of us.
Even if he suffers.
That's why he was sent to us.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 10:39:56 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: magdalen

20,000 in the Arena is about the max it can hold .... with a stage setup, it is several thousand less. Word has it, the place is jammed now to try and get everything in (stage, teleprompters, etc.). So ... how many students and black church members are going to be allowed in? The VIPs will be there .... part of their reward for donating lots of $$. I suspect the rest of the crowd will be the credentialed delegates .... security was said to be “light” at the Arena because Obama/Biden were never supposed to be there. With the venue change, I doubt the SS is going to be letting in Joe Q. Public. LOTS of disappointed people is what I’m thinking ... the “regular” people .....well, as “regular” as libs get.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 10:40:27 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

Running on their record of accomplishments, there already are a lot of disappointed Americans. Some people wake up to the fact that what they are doing is harming the country rather than doing good. Others will never realize things are slipping farther into oblivion until no one will take the checks or accept our credit. Remember we lost our great credit rating under this administration. We lost our space program, Iran got the bomb, we didn’t get the Olympics, the list goes on and on.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 10:51:08 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: toolman1401

“The List” would make a good ad .... pretty devastating when you see it laid out item by item.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 11:12:14 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: magdalen

17 posted on 09/05/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: magdalen
Republican convention was at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, capacity 19,500.

So Dems grandiose plans for the stadium coronation backfired. I wonder how much money they wasted on it. What a PR disaster, although most of the press are reporting the Democrat “talking points”.

18 posted on 09/05/2012 11:51:50 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: MissMagnolia

You say the arena holds 20,000. I wonder if it will be filled with the 20,000 muslims that someone told me they heard were scheduled to attend.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 12:45:30 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

Here are the actual attendance numbers .... a LOT less than 20,000:

Local spokesperson for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, sponsor of Jumah – said they were expecting about 1,000 at Saturday’s Town Hall Issues and Cultural Fun Fest. As of 2 p.m., less than 50 people were at the Park Expo and Conference Center, with more at Saturday night’s entertainment event.

Several thousand were expected at Friday’s Jumah prayer in Marshall Park, and an estimated 300 people attended.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: All; magdalen
Average attendance for Panther home games in 2011... 72,292. ESPN

ESPN also has a weather forecast for Bank of American Stadium with 0% listed for Rain Thursday.

21 posted on 09/05/2012 2:22:18 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 62 days away.)
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