Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.
A chance of rain?
A 20% to 40% chance of rain. Really?
Oops! Now it’s a chance of rain, thunderstorms and lightning. Pardon me.
That’s the excuse being provided for moving President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) indoors on Thursday night.
Another fly in the ointment? A meteorologist for a local NBC affiliate has tweeted that Thursday night will likely be the best weather of the week.
Obama was scheduled to give his speech at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, A venue that was to be packed with supporters.
The speech was to be transmitted live to the DNC floor.
Well, according to several news outlets, it turns out that busing in area college students wasn’t going to fill the outdoor venue and that was a major concern.
Imagine the President speaking to rows and rows of empty seats and the messaging that would signal.
Four years ago President Obama did address a capacity-filled stadium for his acceptance speech.
The President’s popularity is waning daily, and his base is losing confidence that their guy can win a second term.
They’re right to be honest.
Factors such as a foundering economy; the stigma of an absentee partying-all-the-time President; tepid, if any, support for Israel; and a divisive campaign, is just a few reasons the President’s reelection bid isn’t going too well these days.
I forgot to mention lackluster fundraising.
There’s just 62 days until Election Day.