There is a bit of an enthusiasm gap between the 2008 convention cycle and 2012 for organizers, as Democrats are projected to have smaller crowds for its National Convention than 4 years ago. According to the Daily Mail, the organizers of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina have looking to change to a smaller venue for President Obama’s acceptance speech.
Efforts to fill the planned 74,000 person Bank of America stadium are coming up short and organizers are considering moving Obama’s acceptance speech to a smaller 20,000 person (indoor stadium), even with planned busing of students from across the state to fill seats.
According to the Daily Mail:person stadium is looking to be coming up short.
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’.
The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled.
Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged.
The convention will likely discuss the “accomplishments” of this President including his landmark (and highly controversial) Health Care legislation (aka. Obamacare), Stimulus, and why we should give him 4 more years.
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