Election 2012

Obama's Thursday Speech Moved Indoors

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CHARLOTTE—Multiple media outlets are reporting that President Obama's Thursday night speech is being moved from Bank of America Stadium to the cramped confines of the Time Warner Cable Arena because of the possibility of inclement weather.

From the AP:

Obama had planned to accept his party's nomination in an outdoor football stadium before a crowd of up to 74,000 people. But Obama officials said forecasters have predicted severe thunderstorms Thursday in the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. hour, raising concerns about the safety of supporters, volunteers, staff members and law enforcement.

Officials said Thursday's entire program would be moved indoors, including Vice President Joe Biden's speech. The events will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena, the site of the first two days of the convention proceedings.

The move will significantly reduce the number of people Obama will speak to in person. The set-up in the arena can accommodate 21,000 people.

Republicans speculated that the Obama campaign is moving indoors because they were concerned about filling the large football stadium. 

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  1. Why is anyone concerned with the safety of law enforcement over any other group? Isn’t that part of the job description – risking your safety to ensure the safety of others?

    Or, did the campaign throw that in as a bone to the union?

    1. It’s a concern because the cops haven’t been issued the nuclear-capable power armor they were promised under the Democrat party platform.

      Once Obama is re-elected, there will be no need to fear for their safety because they will be invincible.

      1. They’re all reading Starship Troopers as we speak.

        1. No they aren’t. They’re watching the horrible movie.

        2. They’ll identify well with it. They’ve already decided that “civilians” have fewer rights than they do.

        3. You may be misreading your Heinlein. Some cop jobs are reserved only for Veterans – those who already served. They didn’t earn their status through their police work.

      2. The difference lies in the field of civic virtue. A law enforcement officer accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic, of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.

        1. You trolling…..

          Actual quote: The difference lies in the field of civic virtue. A citizen accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic, of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.

          1. A law enforcement officer accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic, of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.

            Dumbphy objects…

  2. Ha, what a load. They couldn’t fill it. OOPS.

    1. Look at the forecast for Thursday, only a 40% chance of scattered t-storms that evening, accoring to weather channel. Nothing about severe storms.

        1. Everyone knows that climate change is driving EXTREME WEATHER EVETS, like Mountain Dew Tornadoes or Doritos Tsunamis.

          1. like Mountain Dew Tornadoes or Doritos Tsunamis

            Then I am sure most teenagers are in favor of this climate change.

          2. Everyone knows that climate change is driving EXTREME WEATHER EVETS, like Mountain Dew Tornadoes or Doritos Tsunamis.

            Do those come in Code Red and Cool Ranch flavors?

    2. This is delicious. I need to talk to some of my Obama-supporting comrades who’ve been gushing about how BO is the only politician who could fill a football stadium with cheering fans.

  3. forecasters have predicted severe thunderstorms Thursday in the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. hour, raising concerns about the safety of supporters, volunteers, staff members and law enforcement.

    Attendees doesn’t even make the list?

    1. They’ve all already cast two or three absentee votes by now. Their work is done. At this point they are just a drain on the catering budget.

  4. When does Mumbles Menino speak? I can’t wait for that.

    1. The Bostonian Mouth Full of Marbles?

  5. But Obama officials said forecasters have predicted severe thunderstorms Thursday in the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. hour

    So, does this mean God is disapproving of Obama?

    1. Of course not, God gave his only begotten son to serve as an example for the Democrats, because Jesus would give everyone free stuff and no one would ever have to worry about where it came from. Ask any progressive about this.

      1. WWJBWUD?

    2. I know right? It’s going to be hard to pull off a transfiguration indoors

  6. Wow, they’re able to pinpoint thunderstorms down to the hour two days in advance?

    I’m going with the “they couldn’t fill the stadium” explanation. Public events are held outdoors all the time.

    1. Weather model produced a hockey stick-shaped graph showing a sharp uptick in thunderstorm likelihood during that hour.

      1. “The forecast is settled”

    2. Look at the forecast on the weather channel. They are lying about this.

      1. TWC is a bunch of thunderstorm deniers. Every meteorologist Paul Krugman knows says there were going to be thunderstorms.

  7. Is Dear Leader made of sugar or something?

    1. Just his candy ass.

    2. The new weatherproof teleprompters haven’t arrived from China yet.

    3. It’s not even that… usually they have a tent over the podium area and seating for the speakers at an event like this.

      I mean, if it rained in London the night of the opening ceremonies, would they have moved that out of Olympic Stadium?

  8. It’s obviously because the DNC is requiring photo ID to attend. As we all know, millions of Democrat voters don’t have photo IDs, so they can’t fill the stadium.

    1. + fascist

  9. This seems delightful since I’m pissed off that Obama’s speech lead the NFL to move their kickoff game.

  10. It was sheer hubris for the Obama campaign to schedule the speech for the stadium to begin with. Remakes are rarely as popular as the original.

    1. Obama II Electric Boogaloo?

      Obama II The Revenge?

      Obama 2 This time its personal!

      Obama 2 The Deficit Strikes Back?

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