Aw: President Obama sends his regrets to all those disappointed stadium fans

posted at 7:21 pm on September 6, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

I would’ve thought that wild horses couldn’t have dragged President Obama away from a gigantic football stadium packed to the brim with 65,000 cheering devotees, but most unfortunately, a chance of thunderstorms during the evening hours means that Democrats were regrettably compelled to move Obama’s speech to an indoor venue with a capacity for a mere 20,000 liberal enthusiasts. It’s okay, though — for the more than 40,000 would-be attendees who presumably made and put money into travel and transportation arrangements to be there for their champion during his big moment, they got a consolation prize: An apologetic conference call. The magnanimity is truly overwhelming.

President Barack Obama acknowledged to supporters Thursday that it’s “disappointing” that he won’t be able to address them in the Bank of America Stadium here because of a weather forecast that includes thunderstorms.

“I regret that we’re not all gathering in one place to deliver my acceptance speech tonight,” he said on a conference call for the 65,000 people who had been given tickets to hear him accept the Democratic presidential nomination. But, he said, “I could not ask you, our volunteers, our law enforcement, first responders to subject themselves to the risks of severe thunderstorms.” …

Obama acknowledged that ticketholders are “disappointed” and said he was, too, and that the staffers who planned the stadium event are “crestfallen” about the change. He encouraged them to go to watch parties in Charlotte or wherever they are.

Such a disappointment. Anyhoo, on to the main event. At least some of Obama’s fans, it seems, are ready to preemptively forgive him for a speech that will likely lack in any real substance. Even though a second Obama term would mean that ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank would be in the clear, and some sort of debt deal stopping us from falling over the fiscal cliff would be inevitable, the argument goes that there just isn’t much else our persecuted, put-upon president would be able to accomplish, because those dastardly House Republicans will still be in the way! It will most likely mean more gridlock, but that’s not his fault; he’s a real leader, and we should just elect him anyway:

Those would be humongous accomplishments, and it’s possible that historians looking back could regard just those three achievements as ample evidence of a successful presidency. Unfortunately for Obama, the future judgment of history offers no help for the quandary he faces in his speech tonight. Everyone wants to know exactly what Obama plans to do in his second term, even if everyone also knows that as far as new policy initiatives are concerned, by far the most likely outcome of an Obama second term would be another four years of gridlock. …

Obama could spend his entire speech detailing a sheaf of job-creation proposals, infrastructure spending, and educational initiatives, none of which would have a chance in hell of getting past a Republican-controlled House, or he could note that just doing nothing at all would be a magnificent triumph. … Talk about your rhetorical challenges!

I find myself irresistibly reminded of these Gin Blossoms lyrics: “If you don’t expect too much from me, you might not be let down.”


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It must be liberating to just lie all the time.

Chuck Schick on September 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

How many people put him on mute?

ModerateMan on September 6, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I’m trying real hard to hold down my dinner, but the Foo Fighters are singing “There Goes My Hero”, (preumably about TEH ONE) and I can hardly stop from gagging.

Sasha List on September 6, 2012 at 7:29 PM

empty chairs hardest hit.

rbj on September 6, 2012 at 7:29 PM

So what’s the weather report???

What they should do is this..

Hold out 500 tickets for the indoor thing, let the 40,000 shunned malcontents into the stadium, drop in a couple crates of baseball bats and plastic picnic cutlery…

The 500 left standing get to bask in His Holy Light.


WIN/WIN!!!

BigWyo on September 6, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I think someone should call Guinness. Standing up 45,000 people via conference call to tell them you’ve got a date with someone else has to be a record.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Hey all….just got back from the future.

Can’t say much though….timelines, destiny and all that…but I can say that 300 years from now, the phrase..”how Obamian” is still used.

BobMbx on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I find myself irresistibly reminded of these Gin Blossoms lyrics: “If you don’t expect too much from me, you might not be let down.”

Excellent tune =)

/Foo Fighters have disappointed me greatly tonight.

Ugly on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Not sure I can stomach Zero’s speech tonight. I seriously want to stab my ear drums with ice picks when when I hear him droning on and on about how wonderful he is. All those I’s and me’s are tiresome.

Sasha List on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

…I also bet there’s a whole bunch of em’ saying ‘Hell, I get paid either way. So what?”

BigWyo on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Abortion-palooza
Godless-palooza
Liar-palooza…

The Great Liberal Trifecta!

hillsoftx on September 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I can neither look nor listen to this small, arrogant, incompetent, narcissistic, prevaricating weasel.

natasha333 on September 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Hey sorry you bought tickets airfare, and hotels, I’ll include you in a conference call to make up for it.

You champ,
Barry Bath House Soerto.

tom daschle concerned on September 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

It was more like 45 people.

Philly on September 6, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Robocall to the rescue.

Philly on September 6, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Charlotte forecast for tonight: Zero percent chance of rain at 10 p.m.

From the Weather Channel.

Liberals are A$$holes !

DevilsPrinciple on September 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Live radar from Charlotte.

Admit it, Obama. You couldn’t fill that stadium even with SEIU.

Fail.

A very fitting song

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Just out of curiosity…. Have the Panthers ever cancelled a game there due to the risk of a thunderstorm? How about any other event held there? Is there no lightning protection in place around the stadium? This doesn’t just smell…. it stinks!

Storybec on September 6, 2012 at 7:41 PM

But, he said, “I could not ask you, our volunteers, our law enforcement, first responders to subject themselves to the risks of severe thunderstorms.” …

Jug Earred Liar is worried about cops, fire Fighters and thunderstorms?
Teh Stupid is strong in this Won!
How Teh Stupid does Won have to be believe this dreck?
I suppose the Jug Earred Liar will axe these same brave law enforcement (acted stupidly) to stay home on election day if there’s a thunderstorm too, rather than risk life and limb to elect this miserable failure?
Fact is the jug earred marxist hasn’t been able to draw a crowd since he couldn’t fill a high school gym in Massatoochits to elect a Rat Senator over Brown.
Crowd is tired of listening to Dear Lair and his teleprompter readings.
The question was not THE WEATHER, the question was WHETHER he could fill the chairs! EMPTY CHAIR COULD NOT!

ConcealedKerry on September 6, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Rahm was right. When Obama arrives, the rain stops.

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 7:42 PM

the empty arena is like the green economy and shovel ready jobs and obama”s nobel prize.

reliapundit on September 6, 2012 at 7:42 PM

B… B… But we had all of our wedding guests give to the Obama Registry!

VastRightWingConspirator on September 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Even Lucy van Pelt didn’t pull the football away from Charlie Brown better than Obama did…

Khun Joe on September 6, 2012 at 7:46 PM

When you’re Obama in the Oval office……getting all that golfing in, the vacays, the concerts, the entertaining celebs, the fundraising, the summits, etc…..

….it’s all a “GOOD TIME“.

This should be the theme song for the Obama’s.

Cuz it’s always a good time Good morning and good night I’ll wake up at twilight It’s gonna be alright We don’t even have to try It’s always a good time Woah-oh-oh-oh Woah-oh-oh-oh It’s always a good time Woah-oh-oh-oh We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7HmzwI67ec

PappyD61 on September 6, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I’m waiting for Iowahawk to pen the eulogy of the democratic party.

Starring Barry, the ever bowing preezy of the steezy who thought for sure, THIS time, THIS time, we’ll make communism work. And he was going to drive that choom wagon. Chuga Chuga Choom Choom. Spit, sputter, splat.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Erika…

… You should have used this picture of Obowma in the headlines.

Just sayin’…

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Just checked a webcam on Mint Street.

Oh.My.

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

How about an apology to all of us who have suffered through his much too long reign?

wildcat72 on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Joe Biden made his remarks to the unseated 40,000 earlier:

“They gon’ put y’all back in chairs!”

de rigueur on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

President Obama sends his regrets to all those disappointed stadium fans

…no problem!…they’re better sitting at home looking at an empty chair!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I think its poetic justice that Eastwood called him for being an ‘empty chair‘ and now he’s had to move his grand acceptance speech indoors, to a venue that’s only about a quarter the size of the one he originally reserved, because he was afraid to face all those empty chairs.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Well with the regrets, bho wants your funds and vote! And as sad as it is, those will still do both?
L

letget on September 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Zero wants to avoid lightning, sHrillary fears she’d melt, and PETA wants the bedbugs unharmed.

That… and, of course, the many thousands of empty seats Lil’ Mussolini doesn’t want to be seen not clapping or fainting not to mention various water control problems during rain when Zero flim-flams with his chin in the air (visualize turkeys in the rain).

viking01 on September 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I guess we won’t be seeing any campaign speeches from Boy Wonder anymore if there is a cloud in the sky. Yeah, sure.

drunyan8315 on September 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Obamacare in the clear? Oh ye of little faith in federalism. You should go read the 9th and 10th Amendments and then start writing some stories about how GOP governors can defy our King.

This fight won’t end even if he keeps his crown.

Charlemagne on September 6, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Is it raining yet?

Dingbat63 on September 6, 2012 at 7:58 PM

President Obama sends his regrets to all those disappointed stadium fans

The REAL apology to America

But if you chip in 3 bucks you might get to lick his boots.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I could not ask you, our volunteers, our law enforcement, first responders to subject themselves to the risks of severe thunderstorms.”

Can you get ANY LAMER?

Tomolena1 on September 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Chance of rain in Charlotte in early September= Near 100% That it would be the case at 10pm when the rat-eared bastard takes the stage- much less.

That the Dems recently discovered “safety concerns” about thunderstorms 48 hours in advance earns them the Captain Renault award for public service. They are shocked that rainstorms may produce lightning and in the name of the nanny state decided to cancel the event that was supposed to be the highlight of this whole convention. As if concern of the loss of life matters to the bastard who dithered while our troops were being killed in Afghanistan.

The reality is that they could not fill that stadium the way they did in Denver four-years ago. We all know it and the more we hear about “safety concerns” the more absurd it becomes. Evidently a rainstorm came through Charlotte this afternoon and the MSM latched on this as justification for the change of venue. Well, like any storm in that part of the nation at this time of year it quickly passed. But that will not get in the way of the left claiming that Obama saved 70,000 people by changing the venue of his acceptance speech.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Is there such a thing as emptychairophobia ? Because I’m pretty sure rescheduling this event to a much smaller venue due to a morbid fear of empty seats is a symptom.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I could not ask you, our volunteers, our law enforcement, first responders to subject themselves to the risks of severe thunderstorms.”

Err. Tampa anyone?

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Is there such a thing as emptychairophobia ? Because I’m pretty sure rescheduling this event to a much smaller venue due to a morbid fear of empty seats is a symptom.

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Charlie can’t go to the Obama thingie where rainbows and fountains are… oh whatever

Sweet memories though.

Bye, Obama.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Rahm was right. When Obama arrives, the rain stops.

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 7:42 PM

So does the progress, prosperity, and hope for our nation’s future.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Hey sorry you bought tickets airfare, and hotels, I’ll include you in a conference call to make up for it.

tom daschle concerned on September 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Few people suffered that loss.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Charlie can’t go to the Obama thingie where rainbows and fountains are… oh whatever

Sweet memories though.

Bye, Obama.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

strange. If you click the link above now, it contains derogatory comments about Mitt Romney. And it only took 3 minutes.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Live radar from Charlotte.

Admit it, Obama. You couldn’t fill that stadium even with SEIU.

Fail.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Dumb Dryrot the know-it-all meteorologist from Canada… is trying to get on a kite plane so he can come and hover at 100 feet… pissing all over downtown Charlotte!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Hey all….just got back from the future.

Can’t say much though….timelines, destiny and all that…but I can say that 300 years from now, the phrase..”how Obamian” is still used.

BobMbx on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Why the hell did you come back, Doc? I mean, with Mattel Hoverboards, Flying Cars, and Mr. Fusion, what brought you back. Morbid fascination at this train wreck of a major political party?

(p.s. Is there room for a passenger?)

SnarkySam on September 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

If he didn’t sell out the stadium – 65,000. And the current venue holds 20,000. Did he really “talk” to 45,000 people who got the shaft?

I imagine Liberal Dope Doe’s cell phone, land line and VOIP dont really count as 3 people…

Odie1941 on September 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I’m sure both of them will get over it.

The Rogue Tomato on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

UNC Charlotte webcam (just up the street from Panther Stadium)

What a buncha wimps.

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

And he said it under a clear blue sky in Charlotte.

jake49 on September 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Obama?

You can’t hide your fail anymore!

Key West Reader on September 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Rats are afraid of a thunderstorm,
The Repunks braved a hurricane!
Who do you want running the country?

ConcealedKerry on September 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Hey all….just got back from the future.

Can’t say much though….timelines, destiny and all that…but I can say that 300 years from now, the phrase..”how Obamian” is still used.

BobMbx on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Ooh! Ooh!
Two questions, doc. I have money riding on this so help a brother out.
1.How wide does Big Mooch’s ass get after she’s booted out of the WH? I have her down for 1.9 meters.
2.How many years does Barry Obortion spend in stir? I have him for 1.5 years before he succumbs to a fatal rectal tear? (courtesy of his cell mate, “John” Napolitano.)

justltl on September 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

How many months / years was this venue planned in advance?

Really, it was to protect attendees from any gale force winds because Obama sucks.

viking01 on September 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Megyn Kelly just tweeted that there are hundreds, maybe thousands of Obamabots locked out and they ain’t happy. LOL!

bloggless on September 6, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Let the civil unrest begin–maybe it’ll distract from the slimestream media drooling yapstorm that will commence after Opontificator finishes his latest Sermon-from-the-Mouth.

stukinIL4now on September 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM

You just said Megyn Kelly. What a refreshing image on this Dim Star Wars Bar scene.

Dingbat63 on September 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM

65,000 disenfranchised?

Oh hear me know, all of you must gather on the shore and walk directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Your Messiah (or an authorized representative) will part the sea, and you should arrive on France in around a month, where you shall gorge on snails and unlimited social benefits.

SickofLibs on September 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Without a traitorous media this POS would never have made it our of community organizing.

SCOAMF is going to be super condescending and I do not think it will play well with anybody but the hardore 0-bots and, of course, the blacks.

jukin3 on September 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Orioles up 5-1. Joba in relief

a capella on September 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM

No doubt the communication included a link to Donate.

Who is John Galt on September 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I’m burning all my Foo Fighter CD’s as we speak.

Who is John Galt on September 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I’m burning all my Foo Fighter CD’s as we speak.

Who is John Galt on September 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

It’s only fitting that they’re there. Zero’s deceptive screed in virtually guaranteed to be “everlong.”

viking01 on September 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I’ll bet if the Democrat budget allowed more Greek columns, Obama would have been there with bells on his toes!

RJL on September 6, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Just like the Purple Tunnel Of Doom!

Galtian on September 6, 2012 at 10:16 PM

He should have left it outside, a lightning strike is the only way he’s going to generate any electricity tonight!

xdwall on September 6, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Those thunderstorms and lightening storms that hit the area was devastating…thank goodness Obama thought ahead, and put all of those thousands ahead of him, now they can go back to the bars and relax…

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM

By the way, how was that raging deluge that Charlotte was supposed to have had that resulted in the chance in venue? You know, the change they had to make due to the weather, the lightening, the rain, the North Wind, all that stuff?

pilamaye on September 7, 2012 at 8:58 AM

That BofA stadium is one big honking empty chair kinda like Mooch’s big honking caboose.

Kissmygrits on September 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM

When will my liberal friends get it that the O counts on them to be foolishly gullible? Would anyone believe this kind of crap if it came from anyone but the immaculated O? The thought that come to miind more than any other when I listen to HIS now tiresome spoken gate is ARE YOU SHI__ING ME? More so, Why are you shi__ing me? Michelle makes up a saddish story about thier shared difficult youths, clearly untrue and he faithful swoon? HE is completely manufactured for politics. Never had the metal for the job, or any job. Americans are people rooted in common sense (except for the last election). Lets open our eyes and see what’s actually happening. The country is in decline, by presidential design, rather than unification, race has become everything, and the collection of incompetent potentates (Jarret, Rahm, the EPA dope girl, Axelrod, Geitner, BIDEN, BIDEN and BIDEN, who do nothing but devise obstacles, boggle the mind. Here’s hopping and praying all of the people cannot be fooled all of the time.
A serious question, does anyone really believe anything Bill Clinton says? I get the girl part, that just him, but he’s sold his soul for this amature.

StevC on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM