Just four short years ago, Barack Obama was the “toast of the town” in nearly every venue, both foreign and domestic.
Now the beleaguered one is simply toast, especially in Charlotte, NC where the Democrat Party is on schedule to commit group suicide on a grand scale before a live television audience, most of which will rejoice in the demise of the dastardly demons on the left.
The latest rip to the Democrat brand has to do with the site to be used for the speech to be delivered by The One as he accepts his re-coronation.
As reported at the reference, Party leaders are trying to find an appropriate location that will avoid exposure of the fact that this president is no longer able to attract large crowds to his snake-oil presentations:
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. Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged.
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. As officials prepare to open the Democratic convention this afternoon, there are strong indications that the speech will be moved to Time Warner Cable Arena, which has a capacity of just over 20,000.
Speaking at a background briefing for the press, a Democratic official said that the speech would be given in the stadium ‘rain or shine’ before quickly adding a major caveat.
‘We do have a contingency plan, though, for lightning or other severe weather,’ he said. ‘We don’t want to put anyone in harm’s way so that’s really what we’re looking for, not if it’s going to rain but if it’s going to be really bad.
‘The reason that we’re not releasing the details on what a move to the arena would mean until that decision is made we don’t want a lot of conflicting information out there.“
Conflicting information from the DNC? Perish the thought!