I can’t imagine how disappointing THIS would be:
Democrats moving President Obama’s speech to Time Warner Cable Arena — CHARLOTTE, N.C. President Barack Obama will now deliver his acceptance speech Thursday at Time Warner Cable Arena after forecasts about severe weather led officials to move the event out of Bank of America Stadium.
The switch means the approximately 65,000 members of the public who received community credentials for the stadium event won’t be allowed to go inside the arena, which the DNC has said is holding about 15,000 for the convention.
Instead, the arena seats will be limited to delegates and convention officials, according to the Obama campaign.
Campaign officials promised a Thursday conference call between Obama and the 65,000 people no longer able to attend his speech. And they said they’re working on an event where the president would be able to meet with the credential holders before the election, though no date or location was announced.
On Wednesday, the Democratic National Convention Committee said officials had monitored weather forecasts in deciding whether to move the speech from the football stadium. With several reports predicting thunderstorms on Thursday, officials decided to relocate the event “to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests,” convention CEO Steve Kerrigan said in a news release.
The National Weather Service, who have been briefing convention organizers and others about forecasts this week, said the number of thunderstorms on Thursday could be fewer than what has hit the region in the past few days. But forecasts showed there was a slight, 2-to-5 percent chance of severe thunderstorms developing during the day that could produce either winds of at least 58 miles-per-hour or hail measuring at least one-inch in diameter.
Even if the storms don’t reach severe level, meteorologists said there still is a possibility for cloud-to-ground lightening.
And let’s just go ahead and admit the obvious right here: no one normal — no normal man (or woman – especially) — listens to Rush Limbaugh regularly. If you do, I’m sorry to break it to you, but something’s very wrong. Here’s how El Douchebaugh interprets the venue change:
Limbaugh: Venue Change For Obama Speech Means He Can’t Fill “Black Panther Stadium” (audio)
And from the Romney campaign — well known for its honesty (and for its no-bump-for-Mitt convention):
On Wednesday, the Republican National Committee quickly reacted to the decision with an emailed statement to reporters:
“Enthusiasm for President Obama is so low that he’s being forced to downgrade his convention events left and right,” said RNC spokesman Matt Connelly. “First the DNC had to cancel their opening event at Charlotte Motor Speedway due to low enthusiasm, now President Obama is being forced to move his acceptance speech to a smaller venue just to avoid the embarrassment of speaking to an empty stadium. After four years of failure on the economy, it’s clear that Americans are looking for actual solutions, not another speech full of empty promises.”
Considering that Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech came in second in viewers on the final night of the RNC to TLC’s Honey Boo Boo Child Show (or whatever it’s called), I believe the psychological term for this is called transference.
According to Nielsen overnight ratings, TLC’s controversial reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” drew 2.9 million viewers Wednesday night at 10 p.m. In second place: Fox News’ coverage of the Republican National Convention, to which 1.2 million adults tuned in.
But yeah… no one likes Obama anymore. How many Republican kneejerk base voters, dittoheads, dullards, and rubes will believe the President couldn’t fill 70,000 seats? YEP — ALL OF THEM. They really, really, really need to believe it.