Posted on | September 5, 2012 | 18 Comments
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
While I was waiting to pick up my media credentials this morning, the official word came that Thursday’s final night of the convention will be moved indoor due to a severe weather forecast. CNN reports:
After days of bad weather, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and Democratic National Convention organizers have decided to change the venue of the president’s acceptance speech Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Instead of holding the final night at the Bank of America stadium as planned, the event will move indoors to the Time Warner Cable arena, where the first two days of the convention have taken place.
This means 21,000 seats inside the arena instead of 65,000 seats in the stadium and some Republicans on Twitter are suggesting the real reason for the move was that Democrats were afraid of having empty seats at the stadium. But even if the weather explanation is legit, it’s still kind of embarrassing for Obama, as Rocco Cavallo said on Twitter: “So the guy who slowed the rise of the oceans can’t stop the rain?”