Well this is unfortunate. They're cancelling the outdoor stadium and downsizing to the convention center with 1/4 the capacity.
50,000 people who were going to attend are now going to have to stay at home or watch elsewhere. Plus, they're saying there was a 20% chance of rain. I don't know about y'all, but when it's 10-20% in my area, that pretty much means it's going to be dry as a bone.
They had trouble filling the stadium and were concerned about the optics of a partially filled stadium. They were going to bus in college student filler from Raleigh Durham Research Triangle and filler from black churches from miles around, but they couldnt make up the numbers for the empty seats.
Blessed is the man, who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly. - Psalms 1
Interestingly enough, there seems to be quite the hub-bub about poor hotel facilities in Charlotte. I guess they arent up to standards of the New York - DC axis....in the podunk uppity New South town.
It is not so much the hotel situation in Charlotte... it is the road construction. The traffic problem right now and over the last several years is horrendous.
Charlotte grew so fast in the late 90’s and early 00’s and the road building to keep up did not follow. At this point they are trying to catch up. I have to go through Charlotte often and it takes me what should take 30 to 35 min… from the race track exit to the SC state line, anywhere from 3 to 3 and a half hours.
The Panther Stadium is down town and not very conducive to getting big busses in and out of.
… it is quite telling about the DNC that they would give a prime time speaking slot to a candidate for Senate that is a proven liar about her own bio… Elizabeth Warren!!
Or that the Senate Majority leader is peddling tax returnerism instead of serious policy debate.....and the leaders of the House and Senate in the 1rst two years of the Obama presidency which passed all his signature legislation are buried early on the first day. I guess that would get in the way of the Republicans are Obstructionists so Obama couldnt govern message....when you held both houses of Congress and the Presidency for 2 years.
I saw the representative of that odious organization NARAL was given quite a bit of time to speak. NARAL is a particularly objectionable Pro-Abortion organization.
Also these buttons were all over the DNC.
Good Family Values, heh?
Those women don't actually think they are sluts. It's a tongue in cheek (and, in my opinion, stupid) quip at the Republican party for the language it uses to describe women in the abortion and birth control debates.
For political conventions, Twitter may soon trump TV
TV viewership for last week's Republican National Convention dropped sharply from 2008, suggesting interest in this presidential race falls short of some past contests. But the convention was a hit online and on social networks, the latest evidence of the political conversation's gradual migration from traditional media to the Web.
Both parties have offered live streaming feeds of the conventions online, and the RNC's convention YouTube channel received 2.8 million video views. Several TV and print news organizations are also providing streaming video and opportunities for online engagement around the convention through their websites and Facebook pages. Search giant Google also has created dedicated convention pages.
Romney's acceptance speech peaked at 14,300 tweets per minute to make it the most tweeted political event of 2012. The speech eclipsed Obama's State of the Union address in January, which drew about 14,100 tweets a minute.
I'm not sure how much stock I'd put in that assessment. As I recall, not a lot of politically motivated adults or businesses were using social networking websites in 2008. Facebook and YouTube were mostly frequented by college students, and lots of people were still calling Twitter a dumb idea. I'd guess the shift in media usage from news broadcasts to social networking sites has more to do with the immensely increased popularity of those sites. That shift is not necessarily indicative of a change in voter interest, though I wouldn't be surprised if there was one, considering how much liberals held George Bush as public enemy number one. Hope and change as a powerful message in that election, and it very likely might have been responsible for a spike in public interest in politics and voter turnout. I know it had that effect for young adults, certainly.
When it comes to the health of our families, Barack refused to
listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for
another day, another president.
He didn’t care whether it was the easy thing to do politically –
that’s not how he was raised – he cared that it was the right thing
He did it because he believes that here in America, our
grandparents should be able to afford their medicine … our kids
should be able to see a doctor when they’re sick…and no one in
this country should ever go broke because of an accident or
And he believes that women are more than capable of making our
own choices about our bodies and our health care … that’s what
my husband stands for.
They're celebrating a bit too soon, don't you think? Nothing's really changed, except that a bunch of superficial mandates are now in place. Whether those mandates will actually result in lower costs and higher quality for healthcare is something we won't know for a very long time.
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