It would appear that the Democratic party cannot afford a fourth day of festivities, to the point where they're going to cancel their orignial kickoff event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But don't worry: the ceremonial anointing of The One will still be taking place at the Bank of America Stadium. Hold on, let me repeat that, for the benefit of the six remaining progressives out there who are still pretending that the President cares about their somewhat sad attempt to create a populist movement:
THE CEREMONIAL ANOINTING OF THE ONE WILL STILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM.
...Anyway, the important stuff - i.e., the stuff that makes Barack Obama look good for the cameras - will still be taking place. Everything else... well. Clearly rank and file Democrats have demonstrated that they are not worthy of special consideration, and by 'special' I mean 'equivalent to Republican rank-and-file.' I recommend more truckling to the Democratic Establishment, not to mention more transfers of cash. Who knows? Maybe if the progressive base abases itself just a little more then the Democratic party will realize what they've got there, and stop Doing That Thing It Does When It Gets All Worked Up...
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: If I was an elected official of the City of Charlotte, I would be getting infuriated at the way that the benefits to hosting the convention keep shrinking, and the drawbacks to hosting keep growing. This deal keeps getting worse all the time**.