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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fired-Up Democrats Prepare To Nominate Obama Once More

Washington state delegate Chris Porter from Seattle reacts during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP)

Republicans had Hurricane Isaac, now Democrats have severe weather on the way. Predicted thunderstorms are forcing party officials to move President Obama’s acceptance speech on Thursday night indoors, to the smaller Time Warner Cable Arena. There have been reports that Democrats– worried that Obama wouldn’t fill the 74,000 seat Bank of America stadium– were handing out tickets at bars and even to political opponents.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that former Obama chief of staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dropping his honorary chairmanship of the Obama 2012 campaign so that he can join a pro-Obama SuperPAC:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel…has dropped his honorary chairmanship of the Obama campaign to help raise big-dollar contributions so that Democrats can compete with what is emerging as a clear GOP fundraising advantage this election cycle, according to campaign and fundraising individuals.

Emanuel said in a brief interview early Wednesday that he was “helping, not running” the super PAC [Priorities USA]. “It’s that simple. I’m going to help where I can to get the President re-elected and this is where I can probably be most helpful in the final days.”

Guest:

  • Peter Wallsten, White House correspondent for the Washington Post

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507974579 Mary Snow

    As an atheist living in Charlotte, I’m thrilled to see the Dems dropping “god” from their platform.  It’s one more tiny step toward true church/state separation.

    • mattlove1

       Unfortunately, the religious fanatics believe that they have the messiah as their presidential candidate. It isn’t as widespread as it was in 2008, but the die hard cultists are if anything even more fanatic (check out MoveOn.Org if you don’t believe me).

  • tyedyed69

    The DNC Lawyers were warned not to nominate Mr. Obama due to no proof of
    eligibility. Maybe now the people of the United States will find out
    the truth about our “Sealed Records King ” being ineligible to be POTUS.
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/obama-lawyer-warned-against-certifying-eligibility/

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