Obama will return to football stadium for convention speech
January 17th, 2012
11:38 AM ET
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Obama will return to football stadium for convention speech

(CNN) – Hoping to summon the energy surrounding his 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama will again accept his party’s nomination for president next September at a football stadium that seats nearly 80,000 people.

The president will deliver his acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium – home of the Carolina Panthers – in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced Tuesday. In 2008, Obama accepted his party’s nomination at Denver’s Mile High Stadium (home of the Denver Broncos) instead of the much smaller Pepsi Center, where the rest of the convention was held.

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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Romney will be accepting the nomination in his living room to minimize the risk of having the place appear empty!
    100 people showing up in South Kakalakee for a Romney rally...he really knows how to draw a crowd.

    January 17, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    This is going to give the conservative talking heads more nonsense to complain about. Good move by Democrats. Let the conservatives rattle on about the cost of filling stadiums all they want. If their candidate could do it, they would lease a stadium, too.

    January 17, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    We'll be there Mr. President!!!
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    January 17, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Woman In California

    Great. Charlotte, N.C. is my hometown. A lot of smart people there. I can't wait.
    Go Mr. President!

    January 17, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    I can't wait to see those tacky Greek columns again.

    January 17, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  6. kat

    I wouldn't open my blinds if this clown was speaking in my backyard. What an embarassment to our country. Can't wait to vote him out !

    January 17, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Yes, yes, we would expect nothing less than a grand spectacle with Obama at the center. A grand display of smoke and mirrors to mask his long list of failures. Will he be inviting all of the millions of people he has kept unemployed with his policies??? Somehow I doubt it.

    January 17, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  8. willie floyd

    While those of us who can't be there in person, we'll be with you heart and soul!! YOU GO MR. PRESIDENT!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    January 17, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  9. A Texan

    All Obama has to do is play the political adds the PAC organizations are running against the Republican candidates......... Come election time he can use THEIR own attack adds against them................

    January 17, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    6.kat

    I wouldn't open my blinds if this clown was speaking in my backyard. What an embarassment to our country. Can't wait to vote him out !
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    Hey good luck with that!
    Meanwhile, board up your windows, cancel your newspaper subscription, turn off your radio, unplug your phone, and crawl into your basement because he's going to be speaking all over the United States as your president for FOUR MORE YEARS!
    Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!

    January 17, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  11. Darrell

    Fair is Fair....good to see that you were watching the last speech.....hope you tune in for this one also....if not, I here fox will repeating all of the Republican debates it hosted on the night Obama gives his acceptance speech...I know, not a hard choice, I would want to hear those Republican clowns debate again either.

    January 17, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. PA_outofwork

    And how much is the DNC going pay people to attend? The large crowds are gone; the country knows what Obama is and his legacy of Failures is well documented.

    January 17, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  13. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    PA_outofwork - And how much is the DNC going pay people to attend?
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    He's already paid all of his union bosses BILLIONS so you can be sure this will be a union-paloser paid for by our tax dollars, that were given to the unions via the stimulus, taken from the workers in dues, and sent right back to the Obama campaign.

    January 17, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. Captain Awesome

    I wonder if obama will descend from the Mount to stand between the Greek columns and speak to his minions, er, I mean subjects again?

    January 17, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    12.PA_outofwork

    And how much is the DNC going pay people to attend?
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    You're getting us confused with the Teatards.

    January 17, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |