When you are The One, a mere indoor sports arena is not enough.
Taking a page from his own playbook, President Obama has decided to be formally anointed the Democratic nominee for president at the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The convention itself will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena, but Obama will trot everyone outside Sept. 6 for the grand finale at the 74,000-seat home of the Carolina Panthers. The speech will also be open to the public.
In a move that thrilled and galvanized supporters, Obama in 2008 accepted the nomination at the outdoor Invesco Field in Denver.
Not only will the Charlotte stadium permit a larger crowd, but organizers will also be able to sell skyboxes to donors.
The convention will also be shortened to three days and begin on Labor Day with a “party” at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Obama campaign has been stretching to reach out to the GOP-friendly NASCAR crowd, sending Michelle Obama on a disastrous journey in November to the Homestead-Miami Speedway where she was booed in her role as Grand Marshal.
Changing the convention to three days will, according to a convention official, “make room for a day to organize and celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia and the South.”
All, of course, places where Obama really needs to win.