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Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« on: September 05, 2012, 09:59:58 AM »
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September 5, 2012 9:54 AM


Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans

   

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    Stephanie Condon

(CBS News) CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Democrats are significantly downsizing the final night of their national convention, moving the events -- including President Obama's acceptance speech -- from Bank of America Stadium to the Time Warner Cable Arena because of threats of thunder and lightning.

Mr. Obama was slated to accept the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night in the open-air football stadium before a crowd of more than 60,000. The basketball and hockey arena, however, seats just around 20,000.

The Obama campaign said this week that they would keep the events in the stadium through rain but that it would move to the arena if lightning posed safety threats. Rain has hit the Charlotte area every day since Saturday, with remnants of Hurricane Isaac drenching the area Tuesday.

The effects of Isaac curtailed the Republican National Convention a week earlier in Tampa, prompting the GOP to cancel the first day of their convention.

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 10:28:20 AM »
Ann Marie ?@windflwr

Now that Obama's speech is inside, what's going to happen to the 54,000 that cant attend? Nothing They were never going to attend.

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 10:28:56 AM »
Jonah Goldberg ?@JonahNRO

Obama speech moved on account of 40% chance of rain and 100% chance of insufficient attendance.

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 10:29:30 AM »
Ron Fournier ?@ron_fournier

So where to the "74k" supporters who supposedly were en route go tmw night? Applebee's?

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 10:29:47 AM »
David Burge ?@iowahawkblog

Breaking: DNC finale goes indoors to escape tsunami of empty seats

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 10:34:58 AM »
daveweigel ?@daveweigel

Hey, what happened to all those unfunny "bad weather proves God is angry at the party I don't like" jokes from last week?

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 10:35:25 AM »
jimgeraghty ?@jimgeraghty

Just to clarify, Obama's speech venue changed because of fears of... empty chairs.

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 10:38:25 AM »
Byron York ?@ByronYork

But after hellacious storms here last two days, with forecast for more, I buy weather excuse. Why risk accepting nomination in downpour?

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2012, 10:42:25 AM »
I think that is the former home of the Charlotte Hornets bassaball team, and if they cannot fill that I guess they will blame the threat of an impending earthquake and cancel because the building is not seismically sound....

Do they really think that anyone other than their dimwitted far left base believes any of this crap??  This has been a three ring circus from inception....


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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 10:59:48 AM »
Whoever planned this circus is obviously not from the South.

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Re: Lightning threat forces Obama to change convention plans
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2012, 11:26:36 AM »
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.


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