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Obama arrives in Charlotte for DNC

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 00:58

Sept. 5 - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina on board Air Force One hours after forecasts of thunderstorms forced Democrats to move his planned acceptance speech from a outdoor football stadium to a smaller indoor venue. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday (September 5) after forecasts of thunderstorms put a crimp on his nomination party and forced Democrats to move his planned acceptance speech from a 74,000-seat outdoor football stadium to a much smaller indoor venue. The shift to the Time Warner Cable Arena was a setback for Obama, who hoped to create a visual spectacle in Charlotte's Bank of America stadium on Thursday to rival his 2008 acceptance speech in a football stadium in Denver. It was a letdown for tens of thousands of Obama supporters from around the country who had been given tickets to the biggest speech in his campaign for the Nov. 6 election against Republican rival Mitt Romney. Weather forecasters predicted a chance of thunderstorms on Thursday night in Charlotte, which has experienced heavy evening rains for the last few days.

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Obama arrives in Charlotte for DNC

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 00:58