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CONVENTIONS 2012

Obama Sorry For Those Who Can't Come to Convention Speech

President Obama offered words of comfort to disappointed supporters on Thursday, telling community credential holders in Charlotte that the decision to move the evening's convention festivities from the Bank of America stadium to a smaller, indoor venue was taken because of “a safety issue.”

“I just want to begin by saying how much I regret that we’re not all gathering together in one place,” the president said. He promised supporters that his campaign will work to get them into events near their hometowns in the weeks ahead. 

 

Obama didn’t preview his acceptance speech, but said that he hopes that by the end of the convention the Democrats will have “delivered our vision for the country and offered a clear contrast to what people saw in Tampa.”

“This is still going to be a really close election,” Obama said. He added, “The good thing is, I’ve got you. So I really need your help, guys.”

 

 
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