You don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, but when you have one handy, it can help cut the B.S. coming out of this failed Democratic Convention:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The chief meteorologist at a Charlotte television station is questioning the decision by Democrats to move President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention to a smaller venue because of the weather.
“Thursday night will likely be the best weather of the entire week,” Brad Panovich of WCNC-NBC TV wrote on Twitter in reference to when Obama’s speech was planned to take place at the outside Bank of America stadium, which can accommodate 70,000 people.
The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday announced that the weather is forcing them to relocate Obama’s speech to the Time Warner Cable Arena, which is inside and holds a far fewer 22,000 people.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning after the news broke, Panovich said there’s only a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain or storms and argued that “if you are going to move inside for this small risk you could have done that days ago.”
Panovich isn’t trying to be overtly political, he’s simply relating the truth: massive public events such as professional sporting events, music concerts, or a Presidential speeches simply aren’t cancelled for a slim chance of wet weather.
It is well documented that the DNC was desperately soliciting stadium attendees in three states in an attempt to fill the Bank of America stadium for the President’s address and they rather obviously failed. It just one more embarrassment for a flailing convention.