GOP MOCKS AS OBAMA TAKES COVER FOR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
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CHARLOTTE – President Obama and Vice President Biden will no longer deliver their address in Charlotte’s Bank of America stadium due to concerns surrounding rough weather in the city.
“We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday’s proceedings,” Steve Kerrigan, the CEO of the Democratic National Convention, said.
The acceptance speeches will now take place at the nearby Time Warner Cable Arena, the site of the other convention speeches. The Arena is significantly smaller, meaning thousands of those credentialed for the stadium will not be able to attend.
The new venue has approximately 20,000 seats whereas the stadium held 74,000.
“We share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the president in person,” Kerrigan said.
To mitigate the situation, the party plans on holding a conference call with Obama with those who community credential holders unable to enter the arena.
The Republican National Committee mocking the decision to move the speech indoors, citing low “enthusiasam” for Obama.
“Enthusiasm for President Obama is so low that he’s being forced to downgrade his convention events left and right,” said RNC spokesman Matt Connelly
. “First the DNC had to cancel their opening event at Charlotte Motor Speedway due to low enthusiasm, now President Obama is being forced to move his acceptance speech to a smaller venue just to avoid the embarrassment of speaking to an empty stadium. After four years of failure on the economy, it’s clear that Americans are looking for actual solutions, not another speech full of empty promises.”
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