The More Things Change

Remember the OKamp (HA! ht Anthony) busing in supporters from all over in 08? Remember how they gave out free food and booked concerts so they could get lotsa “supporters” to attend their rallies?

Seems they could not get a full crowd prebooked for the recoronation ceremony – SOOOO

They are giving tickets away and busing them in AGAIN!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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 Barack Obamaaccepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night.

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Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of America Stadium. Polls show voter enthusiasm is down, as are Obama’s crowds for his battleground state campaign rallies.

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Obama aides say several thousand tickets also have been given to new campaign volunteers in North Carolina. People who complete three volunteer shifts totaling nine hours got one ticket to the final speech.

DO go and read the rest. You need a laugh.

What possessed the asshats to move the acceptance speech to a venue different from where the actual convention itself is taking place?

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14 Responses

  1. What possessed them? Narcissism. Looks like you’re going to continue the Election Talk here PMM, thanks. You host a great party, but if anyone also wants to mosey over to my blog, I have a post up too.
    http://pie2012.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/election-talk-git-yer-election-talk-here/

  2. I was going to say his ego is what possessed him but imust probably hit the nail more squarely on the head.

    I read a comment somewhere that they were giving away tickets at bars in Georgia, this from a person that lives in Georgia. I wonder if we’re picking up the tab for the buses?

    Have any of you seen any of the empty chair pictures people are posting? Some of them are to die for funny. Somebody posted one with a chair flipped over and in front of it is the Saudi King’s image on a laptop screen…….so the chair is bowing to the king, LMAO! There are several of the flood ravaged areas with empty chairs floating by. Anyway some creative people out there, truly some funny stuff.

  3. A friend (more like an acquaintance who is friends with one of my actual friends) of mine from High School sent me an e-mail a few weeks ago, all excited because she found out she could get tickets to the Big Zero’s speech:

    I’m Going to Charlottee 9/6 to see the Prez!
    I am just so excited. If you live in North Carolina, it’s my understanding that tickets to the acceptance speech are available tomorrow morning (Saturday 8/25) at the Franklin Street office. THere will be a line. I was told doors open at 10am 🙂
    OFA-NC office in Chapel Hill
    505B West Franklin Street
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    I wonder how special she feels now?

    • ROFLMAO! I just can not get over the absolute arrogance- planning his speech for a completely different venue than the convention. WTF? Oh yes, most transparentist preezy evah! I hope it pours down rain! Biblical proportions!

  4. Just stopping by to say Hi!

    And to add that I read that they are moving the empty chair’s speech (and I assume the chair’s teleprompter) to smaller digs. Now they only have 50,000 seats to fill.

  5. mom, i have a few comments in moderation over at pie’s place.

    let me out!

    mt. laurel, i didn’t see anything conclusive about that yet. Aren’t they waiting on the weather report for Thursday still?

  6. Is everyone over here?? Jimmy Carter’s on!!!!

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