Headed to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention? No?
Well, if you’ve got three days you can take off from attempting to find a job, the Democratic National Committee has a deal you just can’t pass up. As in, they’re probably willing to fly you – for free – to North Carolina if you would, please, please, pretty pretty please, just help them fill seats at their convention.
Because if you don’t, at this rate, they’re probably gonna have to resort to cardboard cutouts and blow up dolls.
College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighboring South Carolina.
Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night…
Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of America Stadium. Polls show voter enthusiasm is down, as are Obama’s crowds for his battleground state campaign rallies.
Here’s the problem. Apparently, everyone who was better off four years ago would rather not spend their Thursday night surrounded by smug millionaires intent on convincing America that they know what’s best for poor people in a stadium owned by a Wall Street bank. It just doesn’t quite fit with the whole “we can’t turn back now” theme the Dems are working with. We’ll just call it a PR problem.