Uh, huh. The Democratic National Convention has decided to move Thursday night’s Obama acceptance speech and coronation from the 73,778 seat (not including on-field seating or standing room only) Bank of America Stadium…
..to the much smaller Time Warner Center where the first two days of the convention are being held and which has a maximum capacity of 20,200.
(Note that only about 1/3 of the floor is actually available for seating due to large areas reserved for the media and the vast majority of delegates are in the orange spectator seats, so the maximum capacity for this set up is below the 20,200 figure.)
The official reason for the move is chance of severe thunderstorms on Thursday night.
Let’s check The Weather Channel’s forecast for tomorrow night.
A 30% chance of rain with isolated thunderstorms early? That means there is a 70% chance that it won’t rain at all. In fact, Politico points out:
Brad Panovich, a meteorologist at Charlotte’s NBC affiliate, who wrote “there are actually very little weather concerns Thursday night” and said the “severe threat is almost zero.”
Let’s stop pretending. We all know the REAL reason why this is being moved despite the campaign previously saying this would go on rain or shine.