Report: Democrats Preparing to Move Obama Convention Speech Indoors and Cite Reason as “Severe Weather” – 9/4/12
It will be interesting to see if this move takes place. Nothing official yet:
UK DAILY MAIL: Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled. . . .
Footage of rows of empty seats at the stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as Obama speaks on Thursday night would be politically disastrous – an enduring image of the contrast between his campaign of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ in 2008 and his dour, negative struggle for re-election in 2012.
Now, it looks like the weather has come to the President’s rescue. . . .
Democratic convention sources have indicated that the ‘contingency plan’ is at an advanced stage and that a move to the stadium appears certain.
‘It looks like a done deal to me,’ said one convention worker. ‘The decision’s apparently been taken and it’s just a matter of spinning it as being forced on us by the weather.’ . . . .Read More
Charlotte area storms possible on Thursday wapo.st/RHshUx— PostPolitics (@postpolitics) September 4, 2012