DNC stage managers are trucking in busloads of moonbats to provide an audience so that Comrade Chairman Obama won’t have to recite the tired lies from his teleprompter to a sea of empty seats:
College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighboring South Carolina.
Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night.
However, they now acknowledge that their desperate efforts will not suffice:
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’. …
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. …
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.
I doubt the forecast is unusual for North Carolina in September. But if Obama qualifies as a president, a 40% chance of rain constitutes “severe weather.”
On tips from AndyPandy, Bob Roberts, J, Mary P, wingmann, and Lyle.