HolyCoast: Dem Convention Money Woes Continue - NASCAR Event Canceled

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dem Convention Money Woes Continue - NASCAR Event Canceled

I'm sure the Dems had high hopes for North Carolina when they booked their convention there, but fundraising is suffering and events are being dropped:
Democrats canceled a political convention kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and will move the activities to Charlotte’s main business district, the convention’s host committee announced.

“While we regret having to move CarolinaFest away from our great partners at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the City of Concord, we are thrilled with the opportunity that comes with hosting this event in Uptown Charlotte,” said Dan Murrey, the executive director of the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee.

The move comes as party planners are grappling with a fundraising deficit of roughly $27 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss internal party politics. With a party ban on direct contributions from corporations, the host committee has raised less than $10 million, well short of its $36.6 million goal, said one of the people.
NASCAR was not exactly their target audience since it represents freedom, fossil fuels, speed, and a general disregard of governmental authority. If NASCAR was run by Democrats the cars would be electric, couldn't exceed 50 mph and the races would be no more than 35 miles long...or until the last car loses its charge.

Obama is still planning to accept the nomination in a 74,000 seat stadium, but unless they pack the place with union members who have been paid to be there, I can't see them coming close to filling the place.  It's not 2008 anymore.

1 comment:

Larry said...

"With a party ban on direct contributions from corporations..."

Who are they kidding? No DIRECT corporate contributions -but a personal check from Jeffrey Immelt won't be turned away.

I'm sure the DNC couldn't wait to mingle with confederate flag waving rednecks, and find out what they think about things like gay marriage and instant citizenship for Mexicans. Better luck next year you hicks and hayseeds.