• Obama Venue Change Means Different Backdrop, Little Else

    phil@philsinger.net   _   09.06.12   In the News

    Major party presidential nominees traditionally deliver their nomination acceptance speeches in indoor arenas. But Obama broke precedent in 2008, and to great effect. His campaign had intended to replicate the Denver event here in Charlotte, using it not just as a hoped-for stunning political visual to sway voters watching on television, but as a way to obtain information on those attending for get-out-the-vote activities.

    But a Democratic strategist said the message of Obama’s speech is more important than the venue and predicted the president’s re-election effort wouldn’t suffer because of this last-minute change.

    “Voters care about what words a candidate says, not where he says them. The speech will look and sound the same to people watching on television,” said Phil Singer, who advised now-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 2008 presidential bid.

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