Lets see, when Bush would only let republicans into his town hall meetings, that was called common sense.
When the DNC looks to do the same thing, that's called staging the scene and stroking the ego.
Double standard much?
Seems Obama's people are worried Obama might be embarassed by empty seats at his party's DNC get together during his speech. I personally don't think they should worry about it because his media will do the close in shots to avoid showing the emptiness. They always do that as it befits the image they wish to portray. I've seen demonstrations that other photos showed was small, but the close in shots made it seem more lively. At the same time the close in shot has been used to deny large numbers of Tea Party get togethers in past with phrases like "a few people showed up" and then some close in shots at the fringes showing some gaps even there. Has the Obama campaign become worried their media might not cover for them as they have the past 4 years?
"The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure
that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled. Buses
for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring
South Carolina have been arranged.
Footage of rows of empty seats at the stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as Obama
speaks on Thursday night would be politically disastrous - an enduring image of
the contrast between his campaign of 'hope' and 'change' in 2008 and his dour, negative struggle for re-election in 2012... the speech
will be moved to Time Warner Cable Arena, which has a capacity of just over
As one commentator quipped, "The EGO has landed"