Monday, September 03, 2012
The Democrats Open Up Their Convention In Charlotte Tomorrow Night
With First Lady Michelle Obama as the opening act.
I'm a bit concerned about this. There were thunderstorms earlier in Charlotte with rain in the forecast tomorrow, and I hope proper precautions are taken to protect her from getting rained on.
Mrs Obama will be proceeded by Martin O’Malley, the Governor of Maryland who isn't sure from one day to the next whether we're better off than we were four years ago.
The Keynote Address comes next, by Julián Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
Then there's a cute Michelle Obama Video and some suitably servile and fawning remarks by someone named Elaine Brye. followed by Mrs. Obama's speech.
Meanwhile literally busloads of Democrats (or more correctly, whomever they can pay or otherwise motivate to come) are being trucked into Charlotte from out of state to try and ensure President Obama a full house on Thursday when he speaks at Bank of America Stadium, a 74,000-seat outdoor arena. The president has decided that accepting the nomination over at Time Warner Cable Arena with the rest of the peons is beneath his dignity, so he wants a larger venue.
Bank of America Stadium, by the way does not have a roof. It would certainly be a shame if it rained on Barack Obama's parade....
For added wallop, I must see if I can get a certain Rabbi in Israel to intervene..he seems to have a good track record for these things.
Of course, if the rest of you pray for heavy rain in Charlotte on September 6th, it can only help.
For those of you of the Jewish persuasion, here's a good prayer to send out. Just make sure to mention Charlotte, North Carolina as the destination!!