to get to the nub of it.
EXCERPT: “While organisers blamed weather forecasts of lightning, the switch means that Obama has avoided the possibility of having to accept his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium. Just hours earlier, officials had been insisting the speech would go ahead in the stadium ‘rain or shine’.”
The forecast for Charlotte, NC from The Weather Channel…
Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. Humid. High 86F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. (Less than 5mm/1/5th of an inch possible)
On August 29, 2008, the Weather Almanac reported for Denver (Invesco Field):
Total Precipitation: Rain and/or melted snow reported during the day. (Less than an inch received)
Visibility: 10.0 MI
Wind Speed and Gusts
Mean Wind Speed: 8.98 MPH
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 14.00 MPH
Maximum Wind Gust: 21.86 MPH
God thing they had those styrofoam Greek columns tied down well otherwise they might have fallen and broke over Obama’s gourd or the wiring might have gotten snagged around his ears.
The UK Press closed with the REAL reason and a damning comment for the venue change…
EXCERPT: “But convention sources exclusively told the MailOnline on Tuesday that the real reason behind the switch was fears within the Obama campaign that there would be large numbers of empty seats in the 74,000-seater stadium. The Time Warner arena has a capacity of just over 20,000.”
EXCERPT: “A convention worker told MailOnline on Tuesday: ‘It looks like a done deal to me. The decision’s apparently been taken and it’s just a matter of spinning it as being forced on us by the weather.”
OUCH! That’s gonna leave a mark.
Clint Eastwood nailed the Obama Cartel to the floor with that empty chair speech. Can’t be having 60,000+ empty seats listening to an idiot say the same crap he said back in 2008. Guess the union goons did not agree to be bussed into an “at-will” state!
NOTE: Having been stationed at Camp Lejuene, NC., and MCAS Beaufort, SC., for years, the forecast at this time of the year is pretty much the same every day so again, no reason for a venue change other than they can’t fill the place. Moreover, back in 2008 Obama said his nomination was when the rise of the oceans began to stop and the Earth began to heal, so he can’t deal with a little rain?