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Obama campaign says it will fill football stadium for convention’s finale
The Hill ^ | 09/01/2012 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 09/01/2012 7:31:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Team Obama promises it will fill every one of the seats in Charlotte’s mammoth football stadium Thursday night when President Obama closes the Democratic National Convention with a speech accepting his party’s nomination.

For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue.

But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for. The campaign also insists this success will showcase a ground operation that will help Obama win North Carolina for a second cycle in a row this November. “We’re confident we’ll be full,” Jen Psaki, the traveling Obama press secretary, told The Hill late last week. “We have a great ground operation in North Carolina and we’ve registered more voters than any other state.

“Our goal is to leave North Carolina better than we came in,” Psaki added.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: campaign; convention; dnc; northcarolina; obama
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1 posted on 09/01/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure about that?


2 posted on 09/01/2012 7:33:33 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind

What are they giving away? You know dang well that people are not voluntarily going to see Obama. First all his fans have already saw him in person so why go again. Secondly, the enthusiasm of the Democrats is down due to reelection and also disappointment (first). They are going to spend a ton on this night to make it a success.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 7:34:07 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah but fill the seats with what?


4 posted on 09/01/2012 7:34:42 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must be a small stadium.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 7:35:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SeekAndFind
In other related news...

Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C.

Excerpt:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention. Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.

The sand sculpture was protected from above, and Mr. Obama's face didn't see too much damage. But the storm was so strong that its heavy winds blew the rain sideways, pelting the president's right side and leaving the sand pockmarked and completely erasing his right elbow.

click this link for the complete article...


6 posted on 09/01/2012 7:35:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like an SEIU/ACORN operation funded by Obama’s “stimulus” stash.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 7:36:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

The Dems were giving away 50 tickets in Altanta earlier this week. For free.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:31 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Biggirl

The hubris before the fall is Shakespearean.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:37 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind
Untitled
10 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard it’s Rimshot Joe Biden bobblehead night.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 7:38:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

You know how Hollywood movies can make 100 extras look like 10,000 gladiators coming over a hill. We better watch carefully that night and see if they try some trick photography or cardboard cutouts at BofA.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 7:38:25 PM PDT by bunster
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, they’ll bus in enough bums if they have to. The diversity look will do wonders.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 7:38:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: smoothsailing

LOL! That thing is getting creepier by the hour.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 7:39:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Keepin up with the Jone’s. Movin on up to the east side....


15 posted on 09/01/2012 7:39:37 PM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: eeriegeno

Generally here in Mexico, you can pay people standing in the park $30 for the day to march in a parade, hold up a sign, HEY...HE IS CREATING JOBS, give him credit.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 7:39:59 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SeekAndFind

About as substantial as a sand castle — yup. Whose idiotic idea was this.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 7:40:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: SeekAndFind

Bogus. One drop of rain and easily the last 50 rows will be empty...


18 posted on 09/01/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet there’s ads running in the “Help Wanted” section of the local papers down there looking to hire people to attend.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 7:41:35 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fact: North Carolina is going for Romney/Ryan big time. Fill the stadium, easy.....just pay the attendees with Obama Stash” cash and free tickets. The DNC is going to bethe freak show of all freak shows!!!


20 posted on 09/01/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’ll be bussing them in from Chicago to Miami to New York and Boston to do it.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 7:43:20 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: SeekAndFind

They could bus in inmates from all federal prisons on the east coast.


22 posted on 09/01/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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23 posted on 09/01/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: bunster

I hope at least one freeper with a phone cam gets in to take pictues of the empty seats that the MSM won’t show.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 7:44:43 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: SeekAndFind
That statue is f-in weird and creepy. Commissioned by his “humbleness” I'm sure.
25 posted on 09/01/2012 7:45:07 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: SeekAndFind

Too funny...in the replies a commenter suggests that he will pay attendees and count it as a “job created”.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 7:45:40 PM PDT by lovesdogs (Nevermind what I post...I have clothespins handy and will vote for Mitt.)
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27 posted on 09/01/2012 7:46:27 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: SeekAndFind
We’re confident we’ll be full,”

They're full of something alright!

Unfortunately they forgot to put it correctly in this article.

28 posted on 09/01/2012 7:48:10 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: liberty or death

they’re dropping free tickets from helicopters and tossing them out in front of welfare offices, bus stations and abortion clinics in a three state radius.

They’ll fill it up or force the owners to close sections of it (behind the camera) down..


29 posted on 09/01/2012 7:49:03 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

You...gotta...be...kiddin’...me! LOL! He’s even got his Pepsodent smile working. The libtards love it.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 7:49:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, it looks like his base is crumbling there.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 7:49:36 PM PDT by Humble Servant (Work for the most conservative one in the race, and keep up the pressure.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Spoken for and filled are entirely two different things.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 7:50:47 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder if they will pipe in fake applause overt the sound system.


33 posted on 09/01/2012 7:52:19 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Humble Servant

“crumbling base” LOL

I think we are all getting giddy — but, ain’t it fun for a change.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 7:54:03 PM PDT by bunster
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35 posted on 09/01/2012 7:55:28 PM PDT by tomkat ( cured of white guilt in the 70s)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We’ve gotta have a great show, with a million laughs... and color... and a lot of lights to make it sparkle. And songs - wonderful songs. And after we get the people in that hall, we’ve gotta start em in laughing right away. Oh, can’t you just see it... ?”
— Judy Garland, “Babes In Arms”, 1939.


36 posted on 09/01/2012 7:55:35 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: SeekAndFind
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!
37 posted on 09/01/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Resist * Recruit * Defend)
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To: SeekAndFind

In his first campaign he’d hire a band for a free concert to fill a venue, then walk out on the recently-emptied stage for his rally. I think if he did that plus had sixty busses of SIEU/ACORN/Teamsters he could pull it off, or the State-Run Media would make it look like he did.


38 posted on 09/01/2012 7:56:06 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind

Filling the seats with blow up dolls doesnt count.


39 posted on 09/01/2012 7:56:38 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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Yes, and listen for the godly echo in the applause unless they figure out to
run that on a different channel than Obama.
40 posted on 09/01/2012 7:56:38 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: SeekAndFind

Right, and I got a date with Katy Perry tomorrow.


41 posted on 09/01/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: SeekAndFind
They might fill the stadium (wonder how much they are paying the attendees to sit through it), but Obama will NOT win NC again!
42 posted on 09/01/2012 7:58:36 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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Obama campaign says it will fill football stadium for convention’s finale

are the stones playing?

43 posted on 09/01/2012 7:58:54 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: SeekAndFind

American Idol must be broadcasting from the Bank of America stadium on Thursday night.

Or maybe Bono or Kanye West and Snoop Dog


44 posted on 09/01/2012 8:00:26 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

“Filling the seats with blow up dolls doesnt count.”

I’m not giving mine up anyway.


45 posted on 09/01/2012 8:00:30 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SandRat
Must be a small stadium.

I heard that seating capacity was close to 78,000 and that the stadium is open air.

46 posted on 09/01/2012 8:01:49 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: SeekAndFind

They will fill the half of the stadium not draped in a black curtain. That, or people will be paid to attend. Just like Occupy.


47 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

Ugh. If North Koreans made such a hideous sculpture of their own “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un, they would be executed. Honest opinion. That looks like crap.


48 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

No “empty chairs,” right?


49 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: SeekAndFind

About 10am Thursday morning they will announce an “emergency” due to expected thunderstorms. They will also announce an alternate venue some place that will be packed if 10,000 people show up.

SEIU buses will truck in folks from miles around to fill the venue.


50 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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