No balloons to close Democratic convention
September 5th, 2012
02:40 PM ET
11 years ago

No balloons to close Democratic convention

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - The balloon drop that traditionally concludes a presidential convention will not happen following President Obama's acceptance speech.

A Democratic official confirmed to CNN that "there will be a festive conclusion to Thursday night's session, but no balloons."

Earlier Wednesday, President Barack Obama's campaign and the Democratic Party announced that they're moving the concluding day of the Democratic National Convention from the outdoor Bank of America football stadium to the indoor Time Warner Cable arena, where the first two days of the convention are being held.

Campaign and party officials say they are moving indoors for the final night due to the strong possibility of thunderstorms.

soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. fghjnbgfhjk


    September 5, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  2. Buzz

    The balloons were the only thing I liked at the GOP convention, and the senile old man talking to a chair.

    September 5, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  3. Polar Bear

    Because there's nothing to celebrate! But there's still plenty of hot air. (Yuck, yuck.)

    September 5, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  4. Frank

    Dems rammed through a platform change on God today when most people opposed it .... just like they did on Obamacare!

    Surprised? You shouldn't be!!!!!! Why vote for this again?????

    September 5, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  5. Angie

    The majority of delegates at the Dem convention boo'ed God today!!!! The majority didn't want God in their platform.
    America was built on God. "In God we trust". The Dem party is NOT american.

    September 5, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  6. Phil

    Good way to start slashing the deficit!

    September 5, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  7. Workers Unite

    So be it, The democratic party of our parents is no more, they have unmasked themselves and truely become a new party. Baloons and fake celabrations do not apply in their world.

    September 5, 2012 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  8. tylenol

    no need for the Balloons,, theres enough HOT AIR goin on there anyway 😉 Romney 2012!

    September 5, 2012 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  9. Alex

    Balloons?? Really You're blogging about balloons?!!? There has got o be something of actual substance you could post on here besides the lack of balloons.

    September 5, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  10. TruthSociety

    There is already enough gas in there.

    September 6, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
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