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Obama picks McCormick Place for election night rally (Massive downsizing!)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/12 | Rick Pearson

Posted on 10/17/2012 6:28:36 PM PDT by markomalley

President Barack Obama plans to hold his election-night rally at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, a move aimed at easing concerns over weather and security, sources with knowledge of the event said Wednesday.

Given the indoor location, the event seems unlikely to match the electric atmosphere of Obama’s 2008 outdoor victory rally in Grant Park. That event drew an estimated 240,000 people downtown and created picturesque images of the city’s skyline that were seen worldwide.

While the decision to use McCormick Place will tamp down the crowd size, it will provide the president with greater security.

McCormick Place was the site of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in May, an event designated as a “national special security event” by the federal Department of Homeland Security.

Obama’s election-night rally is expected to receive the same designation.

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The absolute largest facility in McCormick Place has a capacity of 11,500 people (W-375). And it goes down from there.

That's a huge downsize from the 240,000 people for the last time.

Sounds like he's planning to lose...

1 posted on 10/17/2012 6:28:40 PM PDT by markomalley
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it will provide the president with greater security
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It isn’t Obama who will need security, it is the city of Chicago.’’By the way, the joint better get their money in advance and include in the price, enough to cover damages.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 6:33:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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Anyone know where he (R)eal Victory party is scheduled for Team R/R?


3 posted on 10/17/2012 6:36:11 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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He knows there is more coming about his fraudulent and Treasonous Actions! He will go down in History as a Total Fraud, a Liar, an Aspiring Dictator, and as a Devout Muslim Terrorist bent on Destroying Our Christian America and Our Devout Belief in GOD! HUSSEIN (Barack Obama) hates GOD and Loves ALLAH!


4 posted on 10/17/2012 6:40:20 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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He knows there is more coming about his fraudulent and Treasonous Actions! He will go down in History as a Total Fraud, a Liar, an Aspiring Dictator, and as a Devout Muslim Terrorist bent on Destroying Our Christian America and Our Devout Belief in GOD! HUSSEIN (Barack Obama) hates GOD and Loves ALLAH!


5 posted on 10/17/2012 6:40:37 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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In 2008, free tickets were offered online, and they quickly ran out.

I doubt that will be a problem this time unless there is free beer.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 6:41:36 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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The absolute largest facility in McCormick Place has a capacity of 11,500 people (W-375). And it goes down from there.

Considering that Soldier Field is right across the street, if he was able to fill the venue it would certainly be available. Not a whole lot of Tuesday Night Football.
7 posted on 10/17/2012 6:42:19 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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The next downsize will be moving the party to Chuck-E-Cheese.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 6:42:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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Only gonna have one port-a-john...they use police cars anyway!!!


9 posted on 10/17/2012 6:45:16 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Wonder when Pres Obama is gonna tell the Middle East to "Stop clinging to their Guns & Religion?)
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Actually the trucking ramps provide plenty o’ clearance for forking Michelle to the the upper level.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 6:54:59 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: Venturer

Q: What happens in Oakland when the Raiders lose?
A: They riot.

Q: What happens in Oakland when the Raiders win?
A: They riot.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 6:56:24 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1366 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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Since he's not getting the crowds....wonder if the ushers will be ordered [again] to have people *move* forward to the seats in the front to look filled for teevee.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 6:56:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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13 posted on 10/17/2012 7:00:06 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Media Ignores Dozens of Post-Debate Death Threats Against Romney

We shouldn't be surprised.

14 posted on 10/17/2012 7:00:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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Good golly...I hope there’s room for the Greek columns.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 7:00:46 PM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

I wouldn’t even fork Michelle with your lift...


16 posted on 10/17/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1366 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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Sounds like he's planning to lose...

Not only that, but by using a much smaller venue and flooding it with various Federal LEOs (plus state and local) they're possibly also hedging against the possibility that if he loses Chicago may burn for the second time.
17 posted on 10/17/2012 7:11:22 PM PDT by tanknetter
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There’s a conference room at the Chicago Holiday Inn that’s open that evening. No-host bar and free rides home for anyone overcome by the Thunderbird-in-a-bag thing that’s probably going to be more popular anyway.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 7:16:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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That's a huge downsize from the 240,000 people for the last time.

Silly! The weather report calls for a .5% chance of lightning that night! Don't you care about public safety?!
19 posted on 10/17/2012 7:19:10 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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Celebrating the GOP Victory

20 posted on 10/17/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT by Slyfox
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When Obama loses on November 6, 2012, I doubt he will be able to fill the McCormick Place..even with 11,500 losers


21 posted on 10/17/2012 7:42:46 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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On Nov. 7, the kitchen in his Chicago house will be large enough for the crowd.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 8:02:04 PM PDT by lurk
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I think Obozo is truly fearful for his life. This is becoming a common thing with him. Obviously, a smaller, enclosed venue is safer and easier to control.

I wonder who the intel guys are watching...must be some serious threats out there against bammy.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 8:37:52 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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Or the parking lot of a Popeye’s fried chicken store.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 9:10:04 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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If he loses, Katy bar the door....


25 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

The terrorists love Obambi. He doesn’t have anything to fear from him.

Perhaps this is some kind of PSY OPS for his team to claim he fears for his life from WHITEY...thus helping along the riots


26 posted on 10/18/2012 10:51:52 AM PDT by RummyChick
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