(New York Post) –Top aides on President Obama’s re-election team are terrified that there will be scores of empty seats when he makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, party insiders said.
“It’s always a concern about making sure there aren’t empty seats, but this is different,” said one Democratic official familiar with the convention plans.
“This is a different time than four years ago. It’s a different convention. And the president is viewed differently.”
The understatement of the decade.
“They’re worried they can’t fill the stadium,” the official said.
As a result, Democrats have taken steps to make the convention open to more people, not just party loyalists and donors.
In June, the party announced a contest in which participants have a chance to go to the convention for just $5.
Do you smell that? Obama desperation, my fellow Patriots. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of Obama desperation in the morning…