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Wilmington campaign volunteers say Obama speech change is a good thing

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- With President Obama's speech Thursday being moved inside, it's not only affecting those already at the convention, but also people here, who were planning to make the trip to Charlotte for the speech.

65,000 people with community credentials, who planned to watch the president's speech in person Thursday will have to cancel their trip to the Queen City because of possible inclement weather. Wednesday, WWAY spoke with a few who say the change could be a good thing.

“I was kind of disappointed,” says Andrea Brodman, an Obama campaign fellow in Wilmington. “At first I didn't believe it.”

More than 1,000 volunteers and free ticket holders who have community credentials are from the Wilmington area. Though upset at first, some are looking at the positive side.

“There’s going to be so many resources that we had allocated towards that and now it's like we're all still here and we're all still really fired up about it,” says Dakota Cary, a UNCW student and Obama campaign fellow in Wilmington.

Many of the volunteers had to work at least 27 hours to qualify for the credential, helping out with the Obama campaign locally, who had planned to either caravan to the DNC or ride in rented buses. The others ticket holders got their credentials first come first serve. Now with the speech moved inside, volunteers say this can also be a chance to gain support through holding watch parties.

“Because I’m back here and the other volunteers who aren't going anymore are going to be here and we can get all our friends to watch as well,” Brodman says.

“Just straight grass roots,” Cary says. “Everyone from the dorm coming together and watching the president speak.”

According to the North Carolina Obama campaign spokesman, the president plans to hold a conference call with the community credential holders prior to Thursday night’s speech.
“Just straight grass roots,” Cary says. “Everyone from the dorm coming together and watching the president speak.”

According to the North Carolina Obama campaign spokesman, the President plans to hold a conference call with the community credential holders prior to Thursday night’s speech.

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You sir could run for the

You sir could run for the next anti-christ

Re: It's also unfortunate that...

Well John, my moral compass is pointed in the right direction, and I am not a selfish person. I volunteer and help feed the less fortunate, donate money, and deliver meals for Meals on Wheels. What do you do?

I own my own business, employ 24 people, pay taxes, and sure as he** contribute quite a bit.

As far as babies born into poverty goes...keep it in your pants or run it by hand. I'm tired of paying more and more only to see those who could work sitting idly by collecting benefits that I and the other hard working taxpayers provide.

So take your sanctimonious crap somewhere else.

John, I appreciate your

John, I appreciate your sensible and compassionate contributions on this board. I trust that you will come to understand the republican position, though. Without a constant supply of poor folks they will lose their source of cannon fodder to fight oil wars and cheap labor to clean their pools and keep their gardens.

Stupid

If you think not wanting to pay for someone elses mistakes then you are really well below stupid.

I am glad Andrea and her

I am glad Andrea and her fellow Obamanites won’t be polluting our air with fossil fuel just to hear Dear Leader deliver (repeat, rehash, regurgitate) the speak from 4 years ago.

Gee, I'd think that you'd be

Gee, I'd think that you'd be deeply disappointed that these young campaign workers wouldn't be making the trip. Look at the revenues that the oil companies will be losing.

gop

Are you constipated.

I guess that is better than

I guess that would be better than diarrhea of the mouth, you libs just can't stop the runs. Take something for that and try again.

I wish you would stop

I wish you would stop polluting this blog with your asinine comments.

Oh come on, John. Can't we

Oh come on, John. Can't we get along in the spirit of bipartisanship? We'll let the Obamunists pollute the air travelling to Charlotte and you let me exercise my God given right to free speech.

You know there is a

You know there is a difference in free speech and talking out your ***. I will get a long with bipartisanship once the GOP stop stalling jobs and economy in the house, and senate because there is an election going on...

Erl, you have a God given

Erl, you have a God given right to free speech, just like the rest of us. I'm just waiting for you to write something that vaguely resembles intelligent speech.

I'd drive to see him....when

I'd drive to see him....when Hell freezes over!!!