Gibbs: Yeah, probably best not to expect ’08 levels of enthusiasm

posted at 5:01 pm on September 2, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

In 2008, President Obama’s big win was bolstered by the big turnout of wildly enthusiastic voters that drew upon demographic groups that don’t normally show up at the polls in such large numbers. The pervasive Hopenchange spirit propelled a lot of people to get up and go vote who otherwise mightn’t have done so, but on CNN this morning, Obama senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs admitted that, this time around, we probably shouldn’t look for quite the same level of Obama-fanaticism.

But remember, guys — the fact that people aren’t as energized about Obama this year is entirely not the president’s fault.

“Nobody is sitting up here saying this is 2008,” Gibbs said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked about dwindling enthusiasm among Latinos and other key constituencies, as well as close “horse-race” numbers.

“What has happened since the election in 2008 and right now, again, is this huge economic calamity caused by a series of bad decisions that were made before the president ever got there,” he added.

Gibbs continued to say that he thought that the race between Obama and Romney would be “close.”

Blergh. Of course — despite the fact that he spends all of his time trying to convince us that he’s capable of making economic amends, during the more than three and a half years of his presidency these major economic gains have miraculously failed to materialize. But, it’s out of his control. There’s really nothing he could have done. The previous administration, you know. Headwinds. Such a shame.

The enthusiasm gap is indeed already rearing it’s ugly head, and not in favor of Obama, either. Earlier this month, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll confirmed that Obama-leaning voters aren’t exactly feeling super-compelled to show up at the polls at the moment. This morning, Rasmussen confirmed again that the race is still a close one, but suggested that it might be ever-so-slightly turning in Romney’s favor.

But don’t worry, because Team Obama is assuring us that they’re still going to find enough enthusiastic DNC convention-goers to manage to completely fill up the gigantic football stadium to which President Obama was forced to confine his magnanimosity, ’cause otherwise… well, that would just be embarrassing.

For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue.

But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for. The campaign also insists this success will showcase a ground operation that will help Obama win North Carolina for a second cycle in a row this November.

“We’re confident we’ll be full,” Jen Psaki, the traveling Obama press secretary, told The Hill late last week.


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Gibbs: Yeah, probably best not to expect ’08 levels of enthusiasm

Duh!

bgibbs1000 on September 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Oh the stadium will be full….
Of you know what.

redguy on September 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Keep in mind, folks: for over a hundred years no President was reelected, if he failed expand his share of the popular vote compared to his first election.

Valkyriepundit on September 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

You mean they’re not going to make ads like this anymore?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BncNpB6IZ9I&feature=plcp

El_Terrible on September 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Maybe they can claim any empty seats aren’t their fault, just that people couldn’t find the venue since it is “The Stadium That Shall Not Be Named.”

Betenoire on September 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I want to see them fill that stadium. I’m a Dolphin Fan and we cant even get a full stadium unless they’re winning (big.

If they get it filled its only because there were giveaways involved.

I still think O will win because HE IS the Chicago Machine. But it certainly feels like he is sucking hind tit at the moment.

SayNo2-O on September 2, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Oh Gibbsy *I* am enthusiastic dork

harlekwin15 on September 2, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Keep in mind, folks: for over a hundred years no President was reelected, if he failed expand his share of the popular vote compared to his first election.

Valkyriepundit on September 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Man, I think “popular vote” might be a racial slur now.

VegasRick on September 2, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Guess the Odumdum folks didn’t take Jeb’s advice to stop blaming 43. Guess that’s all they’ve got. Idiots.

txag92 on September 2, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Erika, Erika, Erika…

The enthusiasm gap is indeed already rearing it’s ugly head…

You do this over and over and over again.

And I’m sorry, but…

Until you learn the difference between it’s and its, I am just not going to take you seriously as a professional writer.

Typhoon on September 2, 2012 at 5:11 PM

You mean they’re not going to make ads like this anymore?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BncNpB6IZ9I&feature=plcp

El_Terrible on September 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Downright creepy.

tom daschle concerned on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Nope, not 2008 levels of enthusiasm, try 1980 levels of enthusiasm. Obama is going (once again) where previously only the Killer Rabbit has gone before.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

So, what top $ musical act will Barry have playing there to get those seats filled?

Punchenko on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I hope it rains and rains and rains that day.

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Maybe they can claim any empty seats aren’t their fault….

Betenoire on September 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM

“Nice to see so many of my relatives”
*O

VegasRick on September 2, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Empty Chair couldn’t solve issues when they were 30%-80% less distressed (fuel prices, housing, groceries, unemployment, deficit,debt, etc)when he took office, but we expect him now to be able to in the next 4 years??

Good luck Gibsy.

hillsoftx on September 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

There is a global styrofoam shortage. Plus crash test dummies and trained chimps come at a premium for stadium venues.

The economy has effected everyone, even game show hosts.

SparkPlug on September 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

So, what top $ musical act will Barry have playing there to get those seats filled?

Punchenko on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The Doors Chairs

hillsoftx on September 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Gibbs continued to say that he thought that the race between Obama and Romney would be “close.”

…this time the A$$ isn’t wearing any horseshoes…and Gibb’s thinking you still win the game if you “get close” to the post…they don’t have any “ringers”!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM

So, what top $ musical act will Barry have playing there to get those seats filled?

Punchenko on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I’m sure they will find someone who is just dying to Dixie Chick their career…

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I hope it rains and rains and rains that day.

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Didn’t the rain already wash away one of Barry’s sand castles like a crying Vegas bimbo whose makeup runs all over her face?

How sad.

SparkPlug on September 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Maybe they can claim any empty seats aren’t their fault….

Betenoire on September 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM

…like JugEars campaign events…they are “limiting” attendance…they don’t want people skipping out of work!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

So, what top $ musical act will Barry have playing there to get those seats filled?

Punchenko on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The Doors Chairs

hillsoftx on September 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

It would be kind of funny to see Barry give a speech surrounded by empty chairs, wouldn’t it? It would be the *perfect* finishing touch to his failed presidency.

Punchenko on September 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

So, what top $ musical act will Barry have playing there to get those seats filled?

Punchenko on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Barry will lip sync with Milli Vanilli.

SparkPlug on September 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

[Typhoon on September 2, 2012 at 5:11 PM]

Spell checkers really should flag anything with a apostrophe in it. It would clean up a lot of errors.

Dusty on September 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for.

All seats will be “spoken for”, but not actually filled. Two ways to count attendance, tickets sold/issued or actual turnstile attendance. I’m guessing the media will happily accept the first method of counting from the Regime as fact and call anyone who mentions empty seats a “pants on fire” liar.

forest on September 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

What tipped them off?

Conservative4ev on September 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Didn’t the rain already wash away one of Barry’s sand castles like a crying Vegas bimbo whose makeup runs all over her face?

[SparkPlug on September 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM]

It was a security issue!

/Squirrel

Dusty on September 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Didn’t the rain already wash away one of Barry’s sand castles like a crying Vegas bimbo whose makeup runs all over her face?
SparkPlug on September 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

…that wasn’t rain!…Humpbolt was visiting Mount Obama and had to take a leak!…the prostate isn’t what it used to be…so he couldn’t get high enough!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

They’ll fill the stands with SEIU, NEA, AFT, AFSCME, and ACORN successors. And if there are any seats left over, they’ll bus in the public school students.

petefrt on September 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Sounds like an opportunity for people that might be inclined to chant solyndra during his green jobs riff. Keystone pipeline during tax breaks for big oil. And so on.

Especially if the weather sucks and the full house is really that important to them.

stldave on September 2, 2012 at 5:26 PM

If they actually get seat fillers, and have to pay them not only to get there but also go in the first place, it will be karmalicious that this will eat into more of their dwindling budget.

tru2tx on September 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Didn’t the rain already wash away one of Barry’s sand castles like a crying Vegas bimbo whose makeup runs all over her face?
SparkPlug on September 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

But unlike the current POTUS…Someone did make that sandcastle.

And at least the bimbo put on her own damn makeup too.

BlaxPac on September 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Filling the stadium still will not fill the one empty chair.

bayview on September 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Gibbs: Yeah, probably best not to expect ’08 levels of enthusiasm

What? People aren’t excited by the prospect of Obama’s plan for the future? Spending four more years campaigning?

The Rogue Tomato on September 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

When your team is awkwardly dancing around the “are you better off than you were four years ago” question the Sunday before your convention, yeah, your campaign for re-election is in trouble.

Rational Thought on September 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

“…a series of bad decisions were made before the president ever got there.” Wouldn’t those decisions be the ones made in the voting booth to elect this president?

Oleta on September 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I’m sure millions of Americans will endorse & support failure. Planned failure at that, as in deliberate.

arand on September 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

P S, odd that the Democrats never bring up just which party controlled both Chambers of Congress in 2007/08.

arand on September 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

OK, somebody needs to be obtaining some of those free tix and give us a behind the scenes report. I’ve heard some Paulists have planned to show up.
I mean, let’s get in there and find out how others got there, were bribed to attend .. that sort of stuff.
We can make a big stink about it, if enough is learned.

Isn’t it weird that it’s the LEFT who’s made such a big deal out of attendance ? It was never brought up for the RNC.
Sigh.

Pride comes before …

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Not just any stadium, its BANK OF AMERICA Stadium….oh the irony.

Its also the sanctuary Cam Newton will be dominating the NFL for the next decade

jp on September 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Okay.. so who’s up for a rousing game of MUSICAL CHAIRS at the DNC?

thatsafactjack on September 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

“…a series of bad decisions were made before the president ever got there.” Wouldn’t those decisions be the ones made in the voting booth to elect this president?

Oleta on September 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

And he cannot escape the data outlined in the Axelrod thread, comparing 2008 to now:


Unemployment: 7.8% then, 8.3% now
Median income: $54,983 then, $50,964 now
Gas prices: $1.85 per gallon then, $3.78 now
National debt: $10.6 trillion then, $15.9 trillion now

When blame Bush is your only message, you HAVE to be able to argue you’ve improved something. Barack has made everything worse. He loses.

Rational Thought on September 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I think it would be great to get a bunch of conservatives in there – have them all stand up and yell “You Lie” and then walk out leaving sections empty.

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

What? People aren’t excited by the prospect of Obama’s plan for the future? Spending four more years campaigning? AND GOLFING.

The Rogue Tomato on September 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Cleombrotus on September 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

We could give them lots of enthusiastic Republicans, who would march around the area with signs saying “YOUR TOAST !“.

listens2glenn on September 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I hope it rains and rains and rains that day.

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I do too. But let’s not make the same mistake the Dems did, and wait until it’s actually raining before we claim that God was in on it.

parteagirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I hope some Repubs go and hold up “Romney Ryan” signs.

PattyJ on September 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Good thing Nancy Pelosi plans on packing ‘em in!

de rigueur on September 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

First ever Troll Free Sunday™

tom daschle concerned on September 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Every time I see that picture used for this thread, I just don’t see it filled !! The thrill is SOOO gone !!
Nope, just don’t see it !

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I do too. But let’s not make the same mistake the Dems did, and wait until it’s actually raining before we claim that God was in on it.

parteagirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Dream scenario – it starts raining about 2 minutes after he starts talking. Just one of those “whoosh” downpours.

He’s trying to get his speech in and people are running for shelter.

Hee Hee

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

“YOUR TOAST !“.

listens2glenn on September 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

This is the “careful with that apostrophe post”. Behave accordingly.

wolfsDad on September 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

All seats will be “spoken for”, but not actually filled. Two ways to count attendance, tickets sold/issued or actual turnstile attendance. I’m guessing the media will happily accept the first method of counting from the Regime as fact and call anyone who mentions empty seats a “pants on fire” liar.

forest on September 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Yep, that’s the same thing that happened the first few days at the London Olympics. All the seat were “spoken for”, but a lot of people decided not to show up.

I just hope our side has some infiltrators to record with video just how many people are there.

parteagirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I just looked at the schedule – Biden and Obama are speaking the same day?

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Hmm .. how many actual delegates are we talking aobut for the DNC ?
And then augment the rest to equal 73K, just with the public ?
I mean 70K people willing to fly into Charlotte just to watch the guy they’ve listened to over and over and over ??
Ain’t happenin’ I tell ya .. Nope !

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Wait… you mean they didn’t get their free gasoline and mortgage payments?

mankai on September 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

“… all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for.”

Of that…

… I have no doubt.

Seven Percent Solution on September 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I just looked at the schedule – Biden and Obama are speaking the same day?

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

So Preezy will look intelligent in comparison ??

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The expectations were slightly exaggerated in 2008… but only slightly.

mankai on September 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

the DON”T BLAME ME campaign in full force

cmsinaz on September 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

OK, how many union passengers on your typical bus ??
How many busses will it take to = 70K ??
Nope. Ain’t happenin’, even with that plan.

Filled seats are only props to these folks.
It’s all propaganda, and it’s sickening.

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I just looked at the schedule – Biden and Obama are speaking the same day?

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

.
So Preezy will look intelligent in comparison ??

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

.
.
Didn’t we conclude that Biden had been chosen as Barry’s veep for just this purpose?

Biden is the best “contrast” to make Obama look intelligent.

listens2glenn on September 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Obama is our employee, as Eastwood reminded anyone who listened. In many companies, you give a new guy a 90 day review to see if he has what it takes to do the job. If he’s strugglimg, you might give him another 90 days, tops, but after that if all he can do is come up with excuses for his poor performance, you fire him. You certainly don’t keep his sorry ass around for a guaranteed term after which he knows he’ll be gone unless you masochistically enjoy throwing your money down the drain.

natasha333 on September 2, 2012 at 6:21 PM

petefrt on September 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

don’t you know it

cmsinaz on September 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

PattyJ on September 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

that would be sweet, however the lsm will convienently miss them in their shots

cmsinaz on September 2, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Other than we know the new campaign slogan is ‘Forward’, Prezzy Empty Seat’ hasn’t used the hope & change from the last time. Hasn’t really used the forward thingy either. Must be too hard to work into one of his convoluted sentences, or he doesn’t know that’s what it is for ’12. He has lapsed into a lot of sarc tho.

Kissmygrits on September 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM

If you want to make a few bucks, go to Charlotte and be a Democrat seat-filler during the convention. I am sure that busloads of purple people-eaters and other union flunkies will be bused in and paid to warm those seats for the cameras.

The Conservative blogosphere will cover this, but we won’t hear a thing about it from the dinosaur leftist media.

Philly on September 2, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I just hope someone takes the suggestion yesterday that conservative women should show up dressed as brains.

John the Libertarian on September 2, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Who are they trying to kid?! This is just a ruse by the democrats to heighten the manufactured excitement when they DO fill all the seats for the convention. A come from behind sort of thing.

You’d be surprised what people will do for a couple bucks.

Sterling Holobyte on September 2, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Hundreds, if not thousands, of empty seats surrounding Mr. Obama will be a silent, but glaring, form of torment….

he’ll lose it.

ted c on September 2, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I would love it if the GOP convention protest rallies drew more people (who are not paid to attend) than those at the DNC lovefest.

Philly on September 2, 2012 at 7:08 PM

“We’re confident we’ll be full,” Jen Psaki, the traveling Obama press secretary sideshow coordinator, told The Hill late last week.

onlineanalyst on September 2, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You mean they’re not going to make ads like this anymore?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BncNpB6IZ9I&feature=plcp

El_Terrible on September 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Thanks for the link! The young man who said…”sorry, Mom!”…I bet the Mom is now saying “I told you so”.

The crying bit is an interesting phenomenon. I couldn’t believe people were crying when talking about Obama in 2008. Crying while mentioning his name now is much more believable.

manateespirit on September 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Yesterday the media made a big deal out of the Reuters/Ipsos, a tracking poll that showed Bary at 44 and Romney at 43. and along with Reuters loudly proclaim that there was no bounce for Romney. It is an online poll of RV, with no internals, and a MOE of 2.9.

Today it is Barry 45 and Romney 45, and you do not hear a word on the result from the media. Reuters is spinning today, with the result tied, the Dem are poised to push ahead after the convention.

A week ago, it was Barry 46 and Romney 42. Also hidden in the article:

Romney was leading Obama among all-important independent voters by 33 percent to 28 percent, the poll found.

Romney’s improvement on key attributes continued on an upward trajectory in the poll. On such issues as he “represents America,” “is a good person,” and “is eloquent,” Romney was essentially tied with Obama. On who is more likable, Romney had improved but still trailed Obama 32 percent to 48 percent, the poll found.

….most pressing issue of the campaign, the U.S. economy and 8.3 percent unemployment.

The survey said 76 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track and 73 percent have a similar belief about jobs in the United States.

On the president’s signature issue of his first term, healthcare, 62 percent believe the healthcare system is on the wrong track.

But you can always count on Reuter to whora for Barry.

bayview on September 2, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Can’t you just feel the excitement? It smells like…flopsweat.

onlineanalyst on September 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Four years ago, the stadium was full, because people were so fed up with Bush, and Obama represented the promise of great hope for the future. Four years later, the stadium won’t be full, because, thanks to Bush, Obama couldn’t deliver on all his promises.

So, full stadium in 2008=Bush’s fault.
Half empty stadium in 2012=Bush’s fault.

ardenenoch on September 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Gangsters of America meet in Bankster of America stadium!

Marco on September 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Ever notice all you get out of ObamaBots today is excuses?

GarandFan on September 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM

For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue.

Hey, no sweat. My husband and I were extras in the Oliver Stone movie “Any Given Sunday” in Cowboy Stadium. (I used to be in the film business) They used cardboard cutout people to “fill in” the crowd.

Watch the crowd scenes in the movie. You will see what I mean.

Fun fact: Stone did tons of coke in video village which is the little tent where the director/crew watch the videos of the scenes just shot.

mrsmwp on September 2, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I hope it rains and rains and rains that day.

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

So far the prediction for Thursday in Charlotte is 40% chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms.

lynncgb on September 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Some credit due–the small enterprise of Rent A Crowd is doing a landslide business./

dragondrop on September 2, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This is the “careful with that apostrophe post”. Behave accordingly.

wolfsDad on September 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

No. Commentators can be illiterate all they want, but for a professional writer, words are tools. And anyone who wishes to be take seriously in any profession needs to use the tools of that profession correctly.

Typhoon on September 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Come on, they can probably fill that stadium…bus in the SEIU usual suspects, am sure they can fill about 30,000 seats or so with the SEIU and ACORN crowd…then bring in all the welfare queens from N carolina and surroundings, they make the perfect props and fillers, and they have all the time in the world, besides all that clapping and cheering on command will actually appear like a real job to them…am sure there will be buses made available and pick up points all over the state and the neighboring ones…then advertise that kanye west and Jay-Z will play live and this will ensure a relatively big crowd of gangsta types (hopefully this category will be responsible for self transportation thus saving the DNC some mooney that they need badly for cancer-related ads), then give them the day off and bring in a few thoundands federal workers from neighboring Virginia (who can spare some : ), and lastly, promise the highschoolers from the area that they get school credit if they attend the DNC (their parents can drop them off, again no organized transport needed)…voila , easy peasy, all bases covered…stadium full…

jimver on September 2, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Crash and burn, baby.

MisterElephant on September 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

rearing it’s ugly head

I like you, Erika, but you should know better.

MisterElephant on September 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM

A group of TEA partiers getting some contiguous blocks of seats from local bartenders could sure cause a kerfuffle.

NaCly dog on September 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Hey, no sweat. My husband and I were extras in the Oliver Stone movie “Any Given Sunday” in Cowboy Stadium. (I used to be in the film business) They used cardboard cutout people to “fill in” the crowd.

mrsmwp on September 2, 2012 at 8:03 PM

HDTV has changed all that. Cardboard cut-outs won’t cut it. Can’t tape over the seams between flats anymore. Can’t gauze the lens to make the 40-year-old actress look 20.

But I should think Obama would have plenty of straw men to fill the seats.

de rigueur on September 2, 2012 at 8:42 PM

“We’re confident we’ll be full of shit,” Jen Psaki, the traveling Obama press secretary, told The Hill late last week.

Fixed for reality’s sake.

Archivarix on September 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Well, everything’s turned to shit for Bazza so far this campaign, so can’t see why the NC weather wouldn’t oblige and dump a bucket of water over the stage when he’s babbling on inanely about gay marriage, climate change and abortions. It would be appropriate following the base of sand being washed away down the drain and the empty chair that is now President of the USA.

Ozwitch on September 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

No problem–those seats will be filled by the Dem’s favorite demographic, cemetary voters. The convention is actually going to double as the Walking Dead Season 3 premiere.

pianomomma on September 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I miss Tina Korbe.

Rusty Allen on September 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

As I understand it, they are trying to get people to arrive as early as possible in the early afternoon, as security will be tight. Obama is scheduled to arrive at 8pm . So, 10s of thousands of not so enthusiastic, not so much fans, hungry, looking for bathrooms, possibly WET, possibly being preyed on by flash-mobs, WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

bigmike on September 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM

They will use the possibility of thunderstorms as an excuse to cancel the outdoor event and move it indoors so empty seats won’t be an issue.

Adjoran on September 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Nonsense… they have a kick-arse schedule for the first day.

The masses will love it.

CPT. Charles on September 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Crash and burn, baby.

MisterElephant on September 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

The beauty of dems,they just can’t help themselves!
Bless their heart’s!

http://www.kcra.com/news/Calif-delegates-cause-disturbance-at-hotel/-/11797728/16461410/-/12jc1in/-/index.html

OldWeaselKeeper on September 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I wish the grammar police would find something else to do. Jeez, folks, really.

goflyers on September 2, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Remember all of us can get a ticket to the convention with the 9-3-3 plan. 9 hours of campaign service in 3 hour shifts for 3 days. I can feel those oceans receding already.

Rambotito on September 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM

They can fill the stadium all they want. Isaac will be right on top of it. Set your DVRs.

Ronnie on September 3, 2012 at 12:55 AM

[Typhoon on September 2, 2012 at 5:11 PM]

Spell checkers really should flag anything with a apostrophe in it. It would clean up a lot of errors.

Dusty on September 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Or the word ‘a’ followed by a word beginning with a vowel….

There Goes The Neighborhood on September 3, 2012 at 1:39 AM

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