“EMPTY CHAIR PARANOIA” Obama has to Bus in Supporters to Fill Stadium at Convention!……….. How Pathetic is That?

Hat tip to Fox News for this report

Dems bring in Crowds by the Busload to Fill Stadium for Obama Speech

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  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 Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. 

Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party’s national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama. 

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. 

Obama advisers insist the stadium will be filled when Obama delivers his speech. Vice President Joe Biden also will speak Thursday night, along with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who will vouch for Obama’s national security credentials. 

“The response we’ve seen from the community has been incredible and it’s obvious that people have a big interest in owning a piece of the most open and accessible convention in history,” said Adam Fetcher, a campaign spokesman. “President Obama’s speech on Thursday night will bring this election into focus for the American people, and it will be even more significant because so many North Carolinians will be there to see it.” 

Convention delegates, volunteers and other Democratic officials already in Charlotte for the party gathering could make up as much as one-third of the crowd. But filling the rest of the stadium is a piecemeal process. 

Elena Botella, a student at Duke University and president of the College Democrats of North Carolina, said her school was busing 100 students to the speech. 

Lonnie Randolph, the president of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP, said several large black churches in his state are planning to send busloads of members on Thursday to watch the president’s speech. 

“There are plenty of people who wouldn’t miss it for the world,” Randolph said. “How often does this happen this close to South Carolina?” 

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. 

The volunteer ticketing program also helps Obama boost his grassroots network in North Carolina, a battleground state he moved into the Democratic column in 2008 for the first time in nearly 40 years. But Obama is facing an uphill battle this time around in North Carolina, where the unemployment rate exceeds the national average and voters approved a gay marriage ban the day before the president announced his support for same-sex unions. 

Thursday’s event is certain to draw comparisons to 2008, when Obama accepted the Democratic nomination before a capacity crowd at an 84,000-seat stadium in Denver. There was little concern back then over whether Obama would fill the stadium, in part because he was easily attracting tens of thousands of people to his campaign rallies across the country. 

This time around, Obama’s crowds are far smaller. He drew his biggest audience at his campaign kick-off rally in May, a 14,000-person crowd at Ohio State University. About 13,000 people attended Obama’s rally at the University of Colorado in Boulder Sunday. 

The campaign says the size of Obama’s events this summer have purposely been kept low. Large rallies are more expensive and security requirements are more intense for a sitting president than a candidate. 

Convention organizers in Charlotte may have more control over the crowds than their other big concern: the weather. Heavy evening rains doused Charlotte over the weekend, and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Thursday. 

Officials say the outdoor event will go on rain or shine, except if there is severe weather.

ANY QUESTIONS?

LMAO

38 responses to ““EMPTY CHAIR PARANOIA” Obama has to Bus in Supporters to Fill Stadium at Convention!……….. How Pathetic is That?

  1. Thank you for re-posting this my friends at Freedom Is Just Another Word

  2. Good Morning America :D

    Just how low can this President Go?

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  4. Thank you so much Nice Deb…….. I am honored

  5. Reblogged this on BPI reblog and commented:
    How Pathetic? About as pathetic as Obama and the Democratic Party!

  6. Busing people in to cheer the one is yet another indication of the desperation of the Obama campaign.
    I have noticed the differing camera placements.
    Obama in front of him, no wide shots from behind him showing the crowd size.
    Romney/Ryan, on the other hand, are drawing huge crowds denoted by the camera shots originating from behind them.
    Although I can barely stand Obama’s voice anymore, and detest the dem message, I will assess the crowd size.
    That could be an accurate indication of voter turnout come November.

    http://www.michellemalkin.com has posted pictures from across the country of many ‘Empty Chair Displays’.

    • I don’t see how Obama is going to get 74,000 Asses in those seats. My guess is they will do like your saying and strategically place the cameras so as to give the illusion of a full house.

  7. I am going to say that there will be, conservatively speaking, about 10,000 plus or minus 1,000 seats left unfilled. This would need to be independently confirmed. I don’t see the full capacity of 73,778-seats being filled even with the bus-in.

    • Perhaps the Democrats using technology will transmit Holograms thus making the stadium look full. Or they will just splice in clips from a Foot Ball Game Crowd.

  8. Half as pathetic as a Romney supporter giving his coal miners an unpaid day off so they can attend a “mandatory” rally in OH? Look it up, you brain washed assholes.

    • I have decided to allow vile and vulgar comments from depraved individuals like you to post on my site today so that my readers can get a glimpse into the morally bankrupt people who come here to attack from the Obama side of the isle. Is it no wonder he is doing so bad in the pol’s with the likes of you as a supporter.

      Problem with you liberals is you can’t handle the Truth and it shows. Oh yes, it shows.

    • Better to have 1 unpaid day, than Obama closing down the mine due to regulations.
      Please refrain from calling us names,…it only exposes you for the lack of diplomacy those of your ilk tend to think is needed to get your point across.
      We are more intelligent than you may think, and that will be your demise.

  9. Just think about this, they cannot do any better than getting Joe Biden and John Kerry to vouch for Obama’s national security credentials? If you need those 2 to vouch for anything, I would be worried about my future. Neither one of them have the sense to stay in out of a rain storm, let alone speak about national security. Obama is what he is — nothing more, a community organizer. The spin they have made on this election is so obvious. The luster of the “one” is no longer there. People are seeing him for what he is. He does nothing for this country but tear it down and weaken our greatness as a nation. He constantly belittles people for being successful, and pointing at Mitt Romney like he is some monster because he has worked hard and made his life a success. I would really love to see obama’s bank account. I know we would not be at all surprised to see the wealth he has now that he has gotten into the position he is in. I tire of these people and their constant lies. The fact that they said they purposely kept the crowds down to low numbers is a pathetic excuse for the “one” having lost his luster. Why would anyone purposely keep crowd numbers down for a reelection? You would not do that. So again another lie on top of so many lies. It is almost like reading a “comedy” but it is not that funny because he is trying to destroy our country. That should make each and every one of us be so determined to defeat him. He is the enemy. He is not nice. His hatred for good, right, integrity is just not there because he has turned his life over to one thing, and that is destroying the United States of America. We must not let him do this. We have to defeat our biggest enemy, obama.

    Thanks so much for your blog! Keep up the great work.

    • Thank you Betty for joining in here with us. I do so appreciate your insights and heart felt love of Our Country. May God always Richly Bless you and your Family.

    • Yes, and Bill Clinton is going to introduce Barack Obama.
      How interesting.
      For a campaign that supports women’s rights to have Bill Clinton on the agenda ?????
      Amazing !!!
      If they could resurrect Ted Kennedy, they would.

  10. Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE and commented:
    An excellent and on point post about how sad the presidency has become!

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  12. Dems to Bus In College Students, Churches Over Fears of Low Convention Attendance

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TheBlaze/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 Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. The inclusion of these individuals is certainly noteworthy, as the move to bus them in is based on fears of a relatively small turnout.

    After all, anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party’s national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dems-to-bus-in-college-students-churches-over-fears-of-a-small-convention-audience/

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  14. And to that here удевляться? He understands that at it very much an every prospect to lose, here and searches for withdrawal ways. It can still what нибудь number throw out. To примерру терракт or war serious. With террактами here at once it is clear, досих a time in territory of the USA one terrorist has not been caught not. Except for those which were simply сумашедшими or such order as attempt at Obama.

    • And to that here to be surprised? He understands that at it very much an every prospect to lose, here and searches for withdrawal ways. It can still what be to throw out number. For example act of terrorism or war serious. With acts of terrorism here at once it is clear, досих a time in territory of the USA one terrorist has not been caught not. Except for those which were simply mad or such order as attempt at Obama. Excuse that has written with Russian words.

      • You have an interesting take on our situation here with Obama Mikhaily and as usual you give us something to ponder. Nice to see you around here once again my friend.

  15. For Dems, there’s no God but Obama … he’s mentioned 200 times in the platform; God not a one.

  16. In news relevant, the celebration has been moved inside the arena. God does have a plan.

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