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DNC Charlotte: Obama’s Thursday Apotheosis Gets Rained Out

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?”


  • Mike Tuggle

    And yet our local weatherman says Thursday night will be the best weather of the week.
    While 65,000 irate Obama supporters try to elbow their way into the arena (with its 15,000 seats – do the math), the Occupy protestors will have their best opportunity to create mayhem.

  • smitty

    Did you bring your Code Pink disguise to sneak in?

  • JeffS

    The fedora would give him away, regardless of what he wore.

  • Bob Belvedere

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  • Michael Smith

    Guys, you are missing the real point. Obama isn’t downsizing the event, he has just saved or created 50,000 extra seats.

  • Adjoran

    One of the local news people noted the forecast is for “scattered” T-storms until 4 pm tomorrow, then “isolated” until 10, and only 20% chance. Obama wouldn’t come out until the rain was well past, if any.

    Then he raised his eyebrows and asked if a Panthers game or concert would be cancelled 24 hours in advance with a 20% chance of a storm?

    The really good news for those with stadium tickets who rode 10-12 hours on a bus to get there and won’t get in now is that Obama will address them Thursday afternoon – via conference call. Be still, my beating heart!

  • JeffS

    I believe that Paco puts it best:

    “Having dropped “God” from their platform, the Democrats are now apparently afraid of a lightning strike.”

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  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    They just wanted a more intimate setting! Barack Obama: “Please tip your waitresses and bartenders!”

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  • Edward_Teach

    Must be

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  • Bob Belvedere

    Paco usually puts it best.

  • Mike Rogers

    Obama’s Karma ate his Dogma – this is what he gets for wishing a hurricane on the GOP convention!

  • Mike Rogers

    I always joke with pastors that they might not want to let me in in case God hurls a thunderbolt at me!

  • Dan Collins

    God, I hate it when my apotheoses get rained out.