Citing safety concerns, Democratic organizers announced Wednesday morning that President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech in Charlotte will be moved indoors from Bank of America Stadium to the Time Warner Cable Arena. The venue change, prompted by forecasts of thunderstorms, leaves some 40,000 Democrats who had planned to attend Obama’s Thursday address at the larger outdoor forum, without tickets to their party’s big night. There’ll be some yet-to-be determined consolation prize for those who are missing out, but the loss of the big stage is a let down for Democrats who fondly remember Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech in front of tens of thousands of people at Denver’s Invesco Field. The indoor arena, which seats 21,000, isn’t what Democrats had planned for. But there’s no doubt it’ll be filled to capacity, rain or not. And everybody likes a packed house.
Any day now ol' Pat Robertson is gonna bail on the TV and explain how God really thought it was the DEMOCRATIC convention he was throwing Isaac at and how his schedule was off and how Gabriel lost his Blackberry and it's all okay now because those heathen Marxists are gonna get the low pressure system they had coming to them and sorry about all that wind, Tampa.
Republicans, this proves there is no enthusiasm for Obama! I'm not enthused about Romney either. May as well just stay at home this election the dems aren't going to show.
Barack Obama could not fill te 75,000 person stadium. Even bussing people in from all over the country they still can't fill the stadium.
Not a good sign for the king.
Some of my family members are part of the 15,000 on the WAIT LIST to get into the stadium seating because it was full. They didn't expect to get in, but now there are thousands more who are disappointed due to circumstances beyond their control. As a Veteran, you should be ashamed of the comments you have made on this site against your Commander in Chief, and you'd better HOPE the president is re-elected! Do you really think the Romney/Ryan machine cares about you? You are sadly mistaken, sir, and are being deceived.
uhhhhhh, yeah, lets use the weather as the reason we won't be able to fill the stadium!! That's brilliant! No one will argue against safety now will they? What, with a 20% chance of rain (% of lightning???) it's normal to cancel any outdoor activities. That's what the NFL and little leagues would do......right?
Anyone who thinks that Obama will not be speaking at the Obama New Black Panther Party Stadium because of "rain" is a fool. Obama will not be speaking at the Obama New Black Panther Party Stadium because tens of thousands of seats would have been unoccupied. Evidently, the Democrats couldn't get their voting base of convicted felons, members of the Washington/New York/American press corps, illegals, dead people, dogs, cats, paramecia, Batman, Robin, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Beavis, Butthead, et al., to show up.
All these Libtard calls of racism only shows how much of a panic liberals are in. Barack is losing and the only way they think they can help him is by lying about racism.
Libtards it's not going to work.
Give it up, gramps. You're senile and you haven't a clue what the majority of Americans want. You've devolved into an even more pathetic version of yourself with your "libtard" commentary. I can't say I'm surprised as you've always been pathetic.
Remember to retire abroad with Chuck Norris and the rest of the wing nutter idiots when Obama is re-elected in November. I look forward to the moaning and wailing from the right.
Has anyone noticed the increased racial comments coming from our right wing friends? I think this is what heads exploding looks like.
Try providing some examples of those comments, gramps, if you can. There are hundreds of such hateful comments from right wingers here in the Swamp.
The sad (and frightening) thing is that it's probably only going to get worse the closer we get to the election. Desperation isn't pretty.
The racism has been manifestly evident on other MSM sites like Politico and The Hill since the day Barack was sworn in. It will become more pronounced now as we get closer to election day, as the Reich Wing realizes that voter suppression won't have the desired effect, so they will fall into panic mode, as will Willard's campaign.
With not a cloud in the sky, headline, "Obama's Stadium Speech Rained Out"
WHAT A JOKE!!!
It's obvious that the Democrats did not have enough people to fill the stadium since enthusiasm is WAAAAAY down from 2008. This is a bogus excuse to save them from having cameras show empty seats in the stadium.
Actually yes, the 1 million people who showed up at Glen Beck's Restoring Honor Rally on 8/28/10
It was awesome to see so many people show up.
So you organized Beck's event? And how many showed up? The best estimate I could find puts the number at around 80K and even Beck wasn't so delusional to spout a million number.
Are you trying to give lyin' Ryan a run for his money?
The one million people that should up at Glen Beck's Restre Honor Rally!? Good grief you can't even count
I think this is a blessing in disguise. The only detriment is that the outdoor event was going to be used as a vehicle to enlist tens of thousands of campaign volunteeers. As it is, being indoors won't give the GOP the chance to refer to Obama as the Messiah in front of 70,ooo, plus the enclosed arena will have a deafening impact - far greater than an open air stadium. Also, we'll have the balloon drop:-)