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Obama Speech Moved Indoors to Smaller Venue: Why?

Fef 2012/09/05 17:07:54
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President Obama will speak inside the 20,000-seat Time Warner Cable Arena instead of the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium. What prompted this change? The president has drawn smaller crowds of devotees during his 2012 re-election campaign. Could the Democrats have moved to a smaller venue to protect the president's image?

Or did the 30% chance of rain scare the Democrats? The rain didn't scare the Democrats just two days ago: "[The speech] at the stadium will go forth rain or shine," pledged Steve Kerrigan, head of the convention, at a Monday morning press conference.

Candidate Barack Obama gave a speech in Fredericksburg, Virginia on September 27, 2008 in the pouring rain. Obama stood in the rain and made his audience get wet in 2008 -- why not in 2012?
2008 pouring rain obama stood rain audience wet 2008 2012

Carolina Panther fans sat in the rain and snow to watch their team mostly lose last season. Why won't Obama keep the venue he promised his delegates and devoted believers? The Democrats wouldn't have a problem filling the stadium would they? Maybe because they will check ID of attendees (while demanding we don't check IDs of voters). Democrats could always bus in people like they bus in protesters.

NEWSMAX.COM reports: Democrats say the reason for the switch is the threat of rain on Thursday night, although some observers believe it is because the party did not want the possibility of damaging images of the president speaking before rows of empty seats.

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  • Mark 2012/09/06 23:14:22
    Threat of rain
    Mark
    It's Summer time = hot , and the weather that comes with that ; and security reasons ...
  • Diamond Girl 2012/09/06 19:00:04 (edited)
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/09/06 18:55:23 (edited)
    Threat of rain
    **StarzAbove**
    He did the right thing. He put safety first.

    The RNC cancelled one full day of their convention for safety reasons, but when the president just moves the venue, all we hear is sour grapes. Geez..............
  • flrdsgns 2012/09/06 18:10:34
    Threat of rain
    flrdsgns
    +1
    Who wants to stand out in the rain when they can be indoors?
  • **Starz... flrdsgns 2012/09/06 18:53:48
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    exactly.
  • Dave**G... flrdsgns 2012/09/06 18:58:41
  • Dave**G... flrdsgns 2012/09/06 19:04:57
  • sandra smith 2012/09/06 08:05:13
    Empty stadium damages Obama's image
    sandra smith
    +1
    Especially after Clint Eastwood's "empty chair" session! They couldn't even coerce enough of their union stiffs to get bussed in and fill the seats!
  • flrdsgns sandra ... 2012/09/06 18:11:47
    flrdsgns
    +1
    Did you criticize the republicans for canceling an entire night of their convention because of the threat of a little rain and wind?
  • **Starz... flrdsgns 2012/09/06 18:54:18
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    No, it was perfectly fine then, wasn't it?
  • Dave**G... flrdsgns 2012/09/06 18:59:25
  • Mark5610 2012/09/06 01:57:28
    Empty stadium damages Obama's image
    Mark5610
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/09/06 01:10:54
    Empty stadium damages Obama's image
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    The Narcissist in Chief won't stand for empty seats!
  • Just me ♥ 2012/09/05 23:13:24
    Empty stadium damages Obama's image
    Just me ♥
    +1
    They are claiming safety reasons....lol. They just reported that now they won't be able to get 100,000 balloons for the new venue. Hmm....I wonder what they'll use....condoms?? Is BOA building not safe in simple rain...really? What is it normally used for? It's waaayyyy more safe than BOs car from his college days that was rusted through on the passenger side....
  • flrdsgns Just me ♥ 2012/09/06 18:13:54
    flrdsgns
    +1
    Were you as critical of the republicans canceling an entire night of their convention because they were afraid of a little rain?
  • Just me ♥ flrdsgns 2012/09/06 23:19:41
    Just me ♥
    A hurricane and a rain shower are two different things. I'm a democrat, but I call things as I see them. As my grandma says, "Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining"....
  • mich52 2012/09/05 22:37:32
  • clasact 2012/09/05 22:15:36
    Threat of rain
    clasact
    +4
    They are supposed to get some strong storms
  • Tominator 2012/09/05 21:19:26
    Empty stadium damages Obama's image
    Tominator
    +1
    That move has nothing to do with the weather
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/09/05 20:46:53
    Threat of rain
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    RAIN...WATCH THE WEATHER REPORT!
  • Contarded Guru Chickenhawk 2012/09/05 20:38:18
  • MorbidC... Contard... 2012/09/05 22:13:34
    MorbidCynic
    +2
    Liberals are the ones who are desperate since they're the ones who resort to insults and slander.
  • Contard... MorbidC... 2012/09/05 22:17:17
  • MorbidC... Contard... 2012/09/05 22:20:09 (edited)
    MorbidCynic
    +1
    Liberals are the ones who blame others (and project). And you must be a liberal since you talk like one. And I looked at your profile and on the political threads you picked choices liberals like to pick.
  • Contard... MorbidC... 2012/09/05 22:25:44
  • mich52 Contard... 2012/09/05 22:40:20
  • Contard... mich52 2012/09/05 22:42:44
  • sandra ... Contard... 2012/09/06 08:17:06
    sandra smith
    It's really not about his birth certificate per se, but about his eligibility to be in the office, which he DOESN'T have! Oh, and please tell me what exactly he has accomplished? The trillions in debt that your grandchildren will never get paid off? Or maybe it's the trashing of the best form of governance humans have yet devised? The robbing of thousands of people who had or were near retirement from GM of their retirements to give his fat-cat cronies, along with the thousands of stolen dealerships? Or the best one yet; the TOTAL destruction of health care in this nation??? See, I KNOW what Obamacare is already doing in the way of docs quitting, leaving the country, or retiring early, hospitals facing closure, and refusing to accept Medicare, etc. Maybe you think throwing your under 2 year old off the cliff with Granny is a great idea, I don't! Socialized medicine is failing in the UK and Canada, and they're trying to get out of it now. But the believed it was going to be so great too when it first was started!
  • Contard... sandra ... 2012/09/06 13:51:01
  • sandra ... Contard... 2012/09/06 08:09:11
    sandra smith
    That might hold water IF they hadn't already moved it to that smaller stadium because they couldn't fill the larger one; people just won't go!
  • Contard... sandra ... 2012/09/06 13:51:24
  • socokid 2012/09/05 20:26:45
    Threat of rain
    socokid
    +4
    Newsmax?

    LOL...

    although some observers believe...
    Anyone calling this journalism just stopped caring about where they get their information. You can plot the potential for severe thunderstorms in NC Thursday night right now. Weather.com.

    Moving on... *eye roll*
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2012/09/05 20:04:20
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2012/09/05 19:47:11
    Threat of rain
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +1
    Sure, I believe that, just like all the other lies....
  • Always Right 2012/09/05 19:38:51
    Empty stadium damages Obama's image
    Always Right
    +5
    Empty seats might make people remember his empty promises!
  • Dave**G... Always ... 2012/09/05 19:52:27
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/09/05 19:31:57
  • flrdsgns Dave**G... 2012/09/06 18:18:46
    flrdsgns
    And the republicans abandoned their convention for an entire day for a rain storm that was a 1000 miles away.
  • Dave**G... flrdsgns 2012/09/06 18:35:29
  • flrdsgns Dave**G... 2012/09/06 18:36:48
    flrdsgns
    and the hurricane never happened. You seem to only criticize one party. Why are you so afraid of people who disagree with you?

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