AP News
Posted: Sep 06, 2012 10:32 PM

President Barack Obama took the stage in air-conditioned comfort for his acceptance speech Thursday night at the Democratic Convention.

He might have had to roll up his sleeves if he had gone with his original plan of speaking in Charlotte's outdoor football stadium, but he wouldn't have needed a rain jacket.

It was a humid 76 degrees outside as Obama took the stage at Time Warner Arena, after his motorcade came through a mostly cloudless Charlotte night.

Obama's campaign decided to move the speech to the indoor area on Wednesday because of the threat of thunderstorms. And one storm did roll through Charlotte shortly after 3 p.m., when people may have started lining up outside the football stadium.

Obama took the stage at about 10:25 p.m. and opened his speech without mentioning the weather or the move.

— Jeffrey Collins


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