RAIN OR SHINE _ OR NOT

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Posted: Sep 05, 2012 4:24 PM
RAIN OR SHINE _ OR NOT

The Obama campaign said President Barack Obama's speech would go on at the Carolina Panthers' football stadium no matter what the weather, just like a football game. Wait, scratch that.

On Tuesday, campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday that Obama's speech would happen at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday "rain or shine, similar to other events at the stadium. Of course, there are many sports teams that I hear do some business there."

When Democrats on Wednesday abruptly switched the location of Obama's speech because of a rainy forecast and safety concerns, the football comparison fell out of favor fast.

"This is not a Panthers game," Psaki said. "It's a national special security event."

When asked about the change of rhetoric in 24 hours, Psaki said "there's a difference between raindrops and severe thunderstorms."

— Ben Feller — Twitter http://twitter.com/BenFellerDC

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