By Carole on Oct 18, 2012
President Barack Obama will hold his election-night rally indoors this year instead of trying to recreate 2008's Grant Park event. While sources cite weather and security as the reason for the change, it's more likely that, win or lose, a mostly full convention center will look better for Team Obama than a mostly empty outdoor venue.
On the night of November 4, 2008, an estimated 240,000 people inspired by the promise of hope and change filled Chicago's Grant Park to celebrate Mr. Obama's historic win. A virtual sea of cheering, crying supporters stood in front of the glittering city skyline as the brand new president-elect called for "a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder."
Now after four years of President Obama's failed policies, that new spirit of patriotism has been exposed as class warfare, service and responsibility turned out to be nothing more than fail and blame and 23 million Americans who desperately want to work hard are unemployed or underemployed.
Not hard at all to figure out why this time Mr. Obama has chosen the 18,000 seat McCormick Place Convention Center to either celebrate that he has conned the American people into four more years of failure or to depart the national stage as quietly as possible.
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