Empty Chairs and Empty Pockets: Scaled-Back Convention Due To Fundraising Shortfalls
Empty chairs and empty pockets? It’s not 2008 any more – unless it’s Obama repeating himself, of course.
This via ABC News.
At first pass, a shorter convention might not seem like a big deal. While convention organizers say it helps to open the convention to the people, even if only for another day, others see the curtailment as a potential red flag of fundraising woes.
The original plan started with a typical Monday opening and included four days of convention business — just as Democrats have done for years.
But in January, organizers announced they were scaling it back.