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TO AVOID “EMBARRASSMENT”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 4, 2012) — The UK Daily Mail has reported that the DNC is poised to move Obama’s acceptance speech on Thursday evening to a smaller stadium to avoid “embarrassment” from large numbers of empty seats at the near-74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
The speech was to take place in the stadium “rain or shine,” unless severe weather intervened. This morning, Obama campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter said she was “sure” that all the seats would be filled when asked by Diane Sawyer. Campaign representatives Cutter, Ben LaBolt and Jim Messina said during the interview that there was much “enthusiasm” about the convention and re-nominating Obama.
There has been rain in Charlotte since Monday, affecting the CarolinaFest held the day before the official kickoff of the convention.
The Daily Mail reports that the speech will be moved to the Time Warner Cable Arena, which can accommodate “just over 20,000.”
Two years ago, Col. Denise Lind said that Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin could not obtain discovery as to Obama’s background and constitutional eligibility to serve as president and commander-in-chief because something on his birth certificate might prove “embarrassing.” Was Lind able to shield Obama from embarrassment after all?