Thunderstorms Mean Disappointment for Thousands of Obama Fans (VIDEO)

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President Obama will give his highly-anticipated nomination acceptance speech tonight at the Democratic convention. But the threat of thunderstorms has forced organizers to move his speech from the Bank of America Stadium to the much smaller Time Warner Cable Arena.

That means that thousands of supporters who came to Charlotte just to see the President speak are now out of luck. We talked to some of them to find out how they're handling the bad news. Check out what they had to say after the jump.


For those who came from out of town to see Mr. Obama speak, the disappointment has got to be huge. Everyone we talked to has been here for days, planning out entire sightseeing trips and spending lots of money on travel and accommodations, simply to have the opportunity to see Barack Obama in person. However, they all had good attitudes about the situation despite their disappointment -- they realize that thunderstorms make an outdoor event pretty much impossible.

Organizers will be showing the President's speech on screens in places like the nearby convention center, so that as many people as possible can at least be close to the location where Mr. Obama gives his speech. But as you can imagine, it's really not the same experience.

More than 65,000 people signed up for community credentials in order to see the President speak.

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