Obama speech moved...

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    to an indoor venue that's smaller. A lot of Tarheels who have tickets ain't happy, especially when they were assured the speech would be in the huge stadium, "rain or shine." Because there's a 20% chance of rain, it's been moved.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/09 … ml?hp=t1_3

    1. Denise Handlon profile image84
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, the weather forecast predicts a 60% chance of rain for that day.  smile

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Obama's speech is set for 10 pm. The Weather Channel says 0% chance of rain and clear skies then.

        http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyho … ginIndex=6

        I said 20% in the former post, based on Politico's forecast.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Because everyone wants to sit on wet seats...

          Funny, a few days ago the story was they chose a smaller outdoor venue because they couldn't fill the convention hall.

          1. habee profile image93
            habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yep, that's what the right is saying. They're also saying members of black churches from SC and GA had to be bused in to fill the seats in the hall. I doubt that. Obama has a lot of fans.

            I've sat on plenty of wet seats to watch football games! lol

        2. Ralph Deeds profile image74
          Ralph Deedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          The indoor convention center was occupied all day. Do you think it would have been practical to move outdoors for Obama's speech? You are grasping at straws.

    2. Teddletonmr profile image71
      Teddletonmrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Shoot, with all the truth, telling (; a bolt of lightning may have actually struck someone down; no one would want to see something like that happen to anyone.

    3. Claims-Advice profile image60
      Claims-Adviceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Imagine what it's like in the UK waiting for political speeches. You need a degree in umbrella management just to get through the experience...

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image74
      Ralph Deedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A TV report on the convention said there was a rainstorm in Charlotte today.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I think when they made the decision yesterday, the percentage was higher.  I don't see a real issue with this, they had to make a call.

  3. PrettyPanther profile image81
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    It was a good decision.  This convention has been masterfully planned from the beginning, and this is just another good decision on the part of the event planners.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not necessarily saying it was a bad plan, but they shouldn't have emphasized that the event would be held in the stadium, "rain or shine." A lot of people are really disappointed that they won't be able to attend now. I read, however, that Obama is going to speak to them at a later event to try and make it up to them.

      What do you think the finale will be now? It was going to be fireworks outdoors, and the DNC says they can't get enough balloons for a drop on such short notice. I say they pass out uninflated balloons to all the guests, and have each one blow two up! lol

      1. PrettyPanther profile image81
        PrettyPantherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, they shouldn't have said "rain or shine" unless they meant it.

        The finale?  How about a torrential "rain" of red, white and blue sparkly confetti?  Although I'm sure there will be plenty of hot air in there to implement your balloon idea.  wink

        1. habee profile image93
          habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I was thinking about all the hot air, too! lol. Maybe they could get the Rs to pitch in, as they also have a huge supply. I still think they might be able to pull off the balloon drop. Since the weather forecast is now calling for clear skies, maybe they could do fireworks after the speech at an outdoor venue?

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm now picturing Romney and Ryan blowing up balloons which have the slogan "Obama 2012"  lol

          2. PrettyPanther profile image81
            PrettyPantherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe.  Whatever they do, I'm betting it will be good.  It's clear they know how to put on a show!

  4. Alastar Packer profile image78
    Alastar Packerposted 8 years ago

    Yep, sittin' here 40 miles away and skies are clearing. Rains off and on this time of year- common knowledge. Some of the DNC folks are upset with Charlotte's hotel accommodations. Seems they're discovering the national outbreak of bedbugs in places with obscure hotel names. Many have sought rooms outside the city limits. Rumor has it they couldn't fill the 70,000 seat Bank of America stadium..?

  5. quatrain profile image58
    quatrainposted 8 years ago

    Rain or shine promises? Sounds a lot like Obama's people moved this show indoors because they couldn't fill up the outdoor stadium.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure that's what you want to believe

  6. Alastar Packer profile image78
    Alastar Packerposted 8 years ago

    Wonder if the left out get a refund? There's the safety issue with any potential stormy weather; besides setting a gloomy atmosphere over the proceedings if it occurred. The indoor place will only hold 15,000 to 20,000 people.

  7. Alastar Packer profile image78
    Alastar Packerposted 8 years ago

    9.pm EST- 40 miles from Charlotte- heavy rain. Looks like they made the right call.

  8. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    The Weather Channel (which I believe is NOT part of the lamestream liberal media):
    Headline: "Storm Soaks Charlotte Hours Before Speech."

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A thunderstorm popped up over the site of the Democratic National Convention about seven hours before President Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech.

    Heavy rain started around 3:15 p.m. Thursday, and the National Weather Service issued a lightning advisory for the Charlotte airport.

    Campaign officials had decided earlier in the week to move Obama's speech indoors because of the chance of rain.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You never know, those commie weather men and women will stop at nothing...

      1. Mighty Mom profile image81
        Mighty Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think you're onto something, UW.
        I think the weatherpeople are actually behind the whole "global warming/climate change" hoax.
        It only makes sense. More severe weather = more job security for ... weatherpeople!

        1. KK Trainor profile image60
          KK Trainorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They're certainly in on it. Only the most honest will admit that patterns are not showing a dramatic change or portending anything catastrophic.

  9. quatrain profile image58
    quatrainposted 8 years ago

    Well, it didn't rain last night. At least, it didn't rain water. It rained broken promises.

 
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