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Democrats WILL move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to smaller indoor arena...
Daily Mail - UK ^ | 9/5/2012 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 09/05/2012 10:42:18 AM PDT by GVnana

Democrats today announced that President Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will move from the vast Bank of America stadium to the much-smaller Time Warner indoor arena.

While organisers blamed weather forecasts of lightning, the switch means that Obama has avoided the possibility of having to accept his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium. Just hours earlier, officials had been insisting the speech would go ahead in the stadium 'rain or shine'.->snip<

A convention worker told MailOnline on Tuesday: ‘It looks like a done deal to me. The decision’s apparently been taken and it’s just a matter of spinning it as being forced on us by the weather.’ As the source was speaking, Democrats were saying publicly the event would go ahead as planned.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198695/Democrats-forced-Obamas-big-speech-74-000-seater-outdoor-stadium-20-000-seater-indoor-arena.html#ixzz25cNSCRqe

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; democrats; emptychair; obama; youdidntfillthat
But, But, ?
1 posted on 09/05/2012 10:42:21 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

This is Obama’s Tank moment. He did it all by himself. No money invested by the GOP.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 10:46:13 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: GVnana
I guess my title has offended the mod gods so.....

HE DIDN'T FILL IT!

3 posted on 09/05/2012 10:49:04 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

UPDATE: The Obama speech has been moved to the McDonalds down the street from the arena. It will be in the mens room.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: GVnana

Why would Mr. god (small caps) be worried about lightning?


5 posted on 09/05/2012 10:51:49 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: GVnana
The Dems lie about everything. They speak with forked tongues.
6 posted on 09/05/2012 10:51:58 AM PDT by Armaggedon
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“UPDATE: The Obama speech has been moved to the McDonalds down the street from the arena. It will be in the mens room.”

Many Democrats and some Log Cabin types would find that very romantic.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 10:53:19 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: GVnana

NO STADIUM
‘LIGHTNING THREAT’—Drudge headline

How ironic. Afraid of God’s lightening?


8 posted on 09/05/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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The dems don't want to see all those empty seats...Especially after the stunt Clint Eastwood pulled...LMAO!
9 posted on 09/05/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Psalm 144

“UPDATE: The Obama speech has been moved to the McDonalds down the street from the arena. It will be in the mens room.”
I hear there is an empty “Seat” in one of the stalls!!!


10 posted on 09/05/2012 10:59:57 AM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: GVnana

To me, this decision looks like ineptness squared. So what, if the stadium was only half filled? Distribute the people around and it doesn’t look terribly obvious. But now they’re going to piss of a very large number of their most enthusiastic supporters who went to a lot of trouble to make travel plans to see The One. Not to mention the endless negative stories that will be generated by this decision, ranging from gazillions of human interest interviews with disappointed ticket holders, to the stupidness of it all when it turns out it doesn’t rain or lightening Thursday evening.

Such bad decision making might even make a few leaners ponder whether this is indicative of the way the Rats have been governing all along and would continue to govern if they remain in power.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 11:01:07 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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"Democrats WILL move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to smaller indoor arena..."

"He said, 'fill the stadium, fill the stadium, I don't care what it costs.' I tried to tell him the water bill would be monstrous, but he wouldn't listen. I hope they like it."


12 posted on 09/05/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: GVnana

What would you rather have, a President that pretends to be angry with you when he is your friend, or a President that hates you and pretends to like you?

Cause its that presidential knife in the back that I’m a hating.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: GVnana
Of course they will blame it on lighting, BUT:

Dem Fundraising is down big time
Ratings for the Dem Convention are down big time
Polls are shifting away from Dems

There would have been many EMPTY CHAIRS
14 posted on 09/05/2012 12:10:03 PM PDT by Mr. Binnacle
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