Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DNC Cancels Obama Bank of America Event

DNCC Announces Thursday’s Convention Proceedings Will Move to Time Warner Cable Arena Due to Severe Weather Forecasts


CHARLOTTE, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced that convention programming, originally planned for Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, September 6, would be moved to Time Warner Cable Arena, the site of the first two days of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, due to severe weather forecasts.  The DNCC also announced that President Barack Obama will address community credential holders in a conference call on Thursday.  Call information will be emailed directly to community credential-holders.

About an hour ago the DNC posted the following announcement on their web site:
"We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday’s proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests,” said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan. 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.  We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history.  The President will speak to these credential holders on a national conference call tomorrow afternoon, and we will work with the campaign to ensure that those unable to attend tomorrow’s event will be invited to see the President between now and election day.” 
The 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee is a not-for-profit organization responsible for planning and executing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the week of September 3, 2012. 
CONTACT: Alex Glass, Joanne Peters, +1-980-249-5310
Cedar's Take: Sounds pretty lame to me and I suspect that it was more the fear that thousands would be no shows if rain showed up on the horizon. Much the way Panther fans do on not perfect Sundays.


Anonymous said...

Even if they were giving out new free Obama phones and gas vouchers they couldn't fill that stadium. The magic is gone, no more falling sea levels. The Obama stash is empty.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember the recent Nascar race where someone died from a lightening strike?

And the concert where people were severely injured and I
believe someone died from high winds?

Don't be stoopid.

They had people standing in lines, still, for tickets.

Anon 2:23:
And once again, the clear vouce of ignorance speaks.

Go vote for your magical underwear wearing,Book of Mormon following, racist, likes his women" barefoot and pregnant" candidate and his outright lying running mate...wonder what his next marathon time will be?

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 4:20pm:

If weather were truly the cause for the location change, why was the rumor of a change out last week? SEVERAL who work the DNC (security, CMPD, Secret Service, etc) were aware of this change days before the forecast was set. I'm not anywhere near the DNC and I was told of the change LONG before it was made "official." I've heard of lightening strikes at NASCAR races and high winds at concerts. BUT I've also heard of snowstorms that never happen after schools and business close in their anticipation....

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:25
And your point?

Do you really believe that the SS and FBI can prepare for these changes overnight? Of course they had this contingency on the back burner, don't be naive.

Grow up and stop buying the lies of the liars on the right.

They are really grasping at straws with this bottom feeding rumor. Nasty exaggerators and liars.

Ryan is Romney's Bob Dole ........A nasty hit man, willing to lie about anything for his own unvarnished ambition.

Anonymous said...

What happened to honesty? Clinton saying no one could have cleaned up the mess in four years. Give me a break. It was about serving unions and the hell with anyone else. Hey a Jackass is a Jackass. Dumber then rocks.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:14 -

The point is that the plan to relocate wasn't just "on the back burner." Of course they had a contigency plan for security and weather reasons. Even brides have that for their wedding days. Fact of the matter is the decision to move it was made LONG before weather could have even been a factor. Just be honest with the American people instead of lying. We can take it.

Anonymous said...

You should be chastising your nominated gruesome twosome for their campaign of lies and negativity.

And for pandering to the wing nuts on the extreme right.

And for being consistent on nothing but inconsistencies and waffling.

Backed by obscene money from the Koch brothers and the Mormon church, these american taliban would like to see women in burkas, silenced.

This attack on the reason for moving venues is just more inane chatter clogging the airways by the GOP so they don't have to answer questions, and hope to distract the american people from the fact they have offered no concrete, definitive plans or stratagies for "improving the economy".

Anonymous said...

A Jackass making an assumption who never ever answers the question raised about coddling to unions. Just like the mortgage fiasco the Jackasses implimented that helped few but kept the money in the hands of the people who further screwed up the economy. How about the "green trend" that cost taxpayers 1/2 billion dollars and more. I wonder if your "God" got a kickback giving money to a company that was already going under. Actually I am not impressed with either candidate so your assumption will make an ass of yourself, but small wonder coming from a Jackass, but unlike one party I always answer questions directed at me. Why are you ashamed of being truthful?

Anonymous said...

It would have been a security nightmare if a lightening storm arrived and all people had to clear the stadium and go to where concessions are located. Be reasonable folks.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, go to Factcheck. You might find the truth there.

Factcheck can be your friend....To check the crap you just posted.

Just because you repeat the same lies over and over does not make it the truth.

And people will soon see that, and turn away from it.

The right wing radical, obstructionist fear mongering evangelicals will ruin this country, as they pretty much have tried to do consistently.

They would like to take people back to another, racist, elitist era.

Anonymous said...

What happened to all the lawsuits against cmpd and cover ups that were supposed to come to light during the DNC and expose the department? Guess there aren't any. tools, I love this site but you clowns that preach this inside intell are nothing more than liars I can only assume.

Anonymous said...

3:42 You ramble on like poison ivy because your lies are like a cancer never admitting anything so I'll presume you hide behind your momma's apron strings like Obama hides behind his wife's pants. So much for being a "man."

Anonymous said...

Such a sad little person you are. Bitterness and anger and small mindedness drive you.

Must be awful to be you.....I feel sorry for you.

I will say a prayer for you.