Poor Bammy just can’t face the humiliation of thousands of empty seats.
Democratic officials confirm to POLITICO that President Obama’s prime time address will be moved indoors to the Time Warner Center.
The Thursday address was scheduled to be at Bank of America stadium — an outdoor venue with more than 70,000 seats. But forecasts are predicting thunderstorms, forcing a last minute change in venue.
Campaign officials have been saying all week that the event would go forward “rain or shine” — but reversed themselves Wednesday.
The move has an upside for the campaign, which has reportedly struggled to fill all the seats in the massive outdoor arena. Still, the arena only has a capacity of just over 20,000 — meaning that tens of thousands of potential supporters will be denied the opportunity to see Obama speak.
Oh well. I guess all those college kids and union thugs who were going to be bused in can go find something else to do. Check out this weak-assed spin:
“The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the President in person.
And they sounded so much more confident the other day.
“We’re confident we’ll be full,” Jen Psaki, the traveling Obama press secretary, told The Hill late last week. “We have a great ground operation in North Carolina and we’ve registered more voters than any other state.
For the record there’s a 30% chance of rain in Charlotte Thursday night. That’s about the same chance Obama has of being re-elected.
So why were they lying yesterday?