Obama to accept on night of MTV awards
May 15th, 2012
10:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to accept on night of MTV awards

(CNN) – President Barack Obama plans to deliver an acceptance speech on the night of the MTV Video Music Awards in September.

Obama's speech, however, won't be for a statuette of one of the moonmen.

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Instead, he is planning to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, the same evening that greats of the pop, hip hop, and top 40 music industry will accept MTV's moonmen statuettes at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

An MTV spokeswoman told CNN the station would air the awards from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern, rather than their usual 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. "to avoid conflict with the Democratic National Convention proceedings that evening."

The Obama campaign had no comment.

Obama accepted the 2008 Democratic nomination at Denver's Mile High Stadium, and this year's venue can hold up to 80,000 people.

Major winners at last summer's Video Music Awards included Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator, Britney Spears, and Justin Bieber.

– CNN's Jessica Yellin and Michelle Jaconi contributed to this report.

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soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. MITTisaRobot

    MTV, why would they have music awards when they stopped playing music 20 years ago? Anyway, who cares. There is always going to be something on some other channel that people think is a big deal no matter when he gives a speech. Sports playoffs, 1 of the hundreds of award shows, one of the many stupid talent show finals...... and so on.

    May 16, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. Gurgi

    If Obama's policies are so great and he has done so much good for this country, why are he and Romney in a statistical tie?

    May 16, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. TH

    Thank goodness the networks aren't changing their schedule. Anyone with a nickel's worth of brains won't be watching MTV anyway.

    May 16, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  4. TH

    @Gurgi – because there are too many people who are (a) racist or (b) unwilling/unable to see the improvements he's made over where we were when Bushie left office.

    May 16, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  5. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Gurgi - If Obama's policies are so great and he has done so much good for this country, why are he and Romney in a statistical tie?
    =====================================================================================
    Actually, I beleive what is happening in the polls is what happens when they poll about gay marriage. People answer on eway in a poll but vote their true feelings in the booth. I believe a lot of people are saying they will vote for Obama so they don't appear to be dissing the first black president. But when it comes time to vote, and the reality of Obama's four years of failure are quickly reviewed, they will vote for Romney. As they say, they voted for Obama in 2008 to prove they weren't racists and will vote for Rtomney in 2012 to prove they aren't stupid.

    May 16, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. Gurgi

    @TH, if you were correct in your two options, Obama would not have been elected to office in the first place. Failed logic.

    May 16, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    TH - Anyone with a nickel's worth of brains won't be watching MTV anyway.
    =======================================================
    Well, Obama's speech IS being advertised as the Greatest Smoke and Mirror Show the planet has ever seen. I'm speculating the American people have become immune to the snake oil pitch though.

    May 16, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. Logic

    They will both be creamed by a rerun of "Friends" so it is hardly newsworthy.

    May 16, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. GDI

    Something else is bound to be happening that day and the best thing they found to write about was the MTV award show?

    May 16, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. YummyFur

    People still watch MTV ?

    May 16, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  11. valwayne

    I think the country would much rather watch the MTV music awards than another telepromted Obama speech!

    May 16, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  12. Expat American

    Valwayne – Since you speak for the entire country…do you also speak for all US territories?

    May 16, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. .

    People who watch MTV don't know the time of day, let alone when it's election day.

    Where are all the jobs, Mr. Public Sector Presidente?

    Hmm?

    May 16, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. Tired of this

    I don't dislike Obama, but his tendency to steal the spotlight is only rivaled by Palin.

    May 16, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  15. Mikel

    Please keep focusing on Rocking the Vote, Mr. President. I love when politicians like you press the youth to vote. As you know, these MTV-age morons don't vote. Never have and never will. It's just that age. You should be focusing on 80 year olds who will walk through a blinding hailstorm in winter to vote.

    May 16, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    ...BEND....wrote:

    ...As they say, they voted for Obama in 2008 to prove they weren't racists and will vote for Romney in 2012 to prove they aren't stupid......
    ------------
    You cannot prove a negative.

    May 16, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. !ST SGT

    This man Obama is a narcissist moron. He has included his name an a insert to every President before him in Congress' wall of honor of their Biography's except for President Ford. If this is the gall of a sick person then there is none. But there has been these type of people before in history. Adolph Hitler, Mussolina, Castro and many other dictators. Is this really what you want in the Oval Office. If you don't believe me look it up it is on the internet and unlike him it is not a lieead thgis unless a CNN moderator does not take it off first. Which usually happens.

    May 16, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. ST

    @Gurgi

    If Obama's policies are so great and he has done so much good for this country, why are he and Romney in a statistical tie?
    ---------
    What has Romney done to the country so far? Can you ask those who are upgrading him without doing anything. I do not see any logic in it!

    May 16, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  19. GonzoinHouston

    BEND Forward:
    " But when it comes time to vote, and the reality of Obama's four years of failure are quickly reviewed, they will vote for Romney."

    This guy reminds me of Baghdad Bob from the invasion of Iraq.

    May 16, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. Boo Boo

    No "Hope and Change" in Obama. After Nov. we wont have the great O to deal with. What a disgrace to the nation, not to mention thatplageris idiot we have for a VP>

    May 16, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  21. Noocrat

    Did anyone actually read the article? It doesn't look like it.

    May 16, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    GonzoInHouston wrote:

    This guy reminds me of Baghdad Bob from the invasion of Iraq.
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    ROFLMAO. I remember that guy! He was the one who was TV/Radio every day and night proclaiming Revolutionary Guard victories over "infidels" as Saddam's palaces were bombed and captured by US forces for all the world to see. I think they eventually captured him and he was grateful for it.

    May 16, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    "Where are all the jobs, Mr. Public Sector Presidente?"

    Is there a point you're trying to make? If so, please try again. All the private sector jobs lost as a result of the GOBP/Bushco reign of error have been replaced. However, a great deal of public sector jobs have been lost due to GOBP governors and state legislators. Does that answer your question?

    May 16, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. Gurgi

    This is what I know. Mitt Romney was not at Chappaquiddick. Mitt Romney has not been accused of rape. Mitt Romney did not have an affair with a mob babe. He didn't have an affair with an actress who committed suicide later on. Mitt Romney did not father a child out of wedlock. Mitt Romney did not support the tapping of Martin Luther King's phone. Mitt Romney was never a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Mitt Romney did not lie about his law school grades. Chappaquiddick is Ted Kennedy. Accused of rape is Bill Clinton. Affair with the mob babe and an actress, John Kennedy. Didn't father a child out of wedlock, that's John Edwards and Democrats too numerous to mention. Didn't support the tapping of Martin Luther King's phone, that's Robert Kennedy. Never a member of the Ku Klux Klan, that's Robert Byrd. Didn't lie about his law school grades, that's Joe Biden. All Democrats, and all of those Democrats did those things well after high school. And Obama even wrote in his book 'Dreams from My Father' how he bullied a young girl. And he hasn't even apologized.

    May 16, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  25. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Comments closed.

    May 16, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
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