Obama’s Democratic Nomination Speech Moved Indoors – Thousands Forced to Leave: President Barack Obama’s nomination speech has been moved indoors due to weather conditions, leaving out thousands of democratic supporters. The event organized for Thursday fears tough weather and the officials have moved the speech event to a much smaller venue.
As the election season approaches, the Democrats and Republicans have started the campaigns on full swing. After successful speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and other Democratic Party members, reigning President Barack Obama is all set to give his speech.
Officials have started discouraging people from coming to Charlotte for the speech. The democrats fear what they will do regarding the huge number of people who will be left out of the campaign event. On Wednesday the authorities apologized and indicated that those who will miss out due to lack of seats can attend future events.
A source from the Obama team said that they are urging people to stay home and watch the live broadcast happening on television and online, and give their support via means other than attendance. Disappointed credential holders will be contacted by Mr. Obama via a conference call on the afternoon of the event.
This happening has had a negative impact on the Obama presidential campaign. Many supporters have suffered a setback, especially those who travelled to Charlotte for the nomination speech.
The previous location reserved for the speech was the outdoor Bank of America stadium. After the critical weather situation it has been moved to the Time Warner Cable Arena, which is a completely closed location. The Arena is however famous for hosting multiple convention activities and events.
The convention committee CEO Steve Kerrigan told the media that they have been constantly monitoring the weather forecasts. He added that thunderstorms have been predicted in the very area by weather officials.
President Barack Obama’s spokesman Brent Colburn told the media that even though this looks like a setback, the last thing they wanted was a stadium full of people and a lighting storm breaking out.