Democrats Renaming ‘Bank of America’ Stadium?

July 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm (Bank of America, Charlotte, Democrat Convention, DNC, Donna Brazile, North Carolina, Panthers Stadium, President Obama)

The question here is – Which is the word they take more offense to, ‘bank’ or ‘America’?

President Obama will be delivering his acceptance speech at the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte in early September.  Recent campaign e-mails have been touting the event, held at Panther Stadium.

Problem is, there’s no venue by that name in Charlotte.

Via Politico:

National Democrats have repeatedly touted their stand against taking corporate money for their convention in September, and so it was striking to see two emails from the DNC host committee referring to the Charlotte venue where President Obama will speak as “Panthers Stadium.”

It’s the place where the Panthers play, but it’s actually called Bank of America stadium.

A recent email from the host committee signed by former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile urged people to win a trip to Charlotte for the event, which will wrap “Thursday night at Panthers Stadium with President Obama.”

Another email in June made the same pitch about the stadium.

A host committee spokeswoman didn’t respond to an email. But it’s not like the stadium was ever called Panthers Stadium – first opened in 1996, it was Carolinas Stadium, and later Ericsson Stadium. Then the current corporate iteration.

Here is a copy of Brazile’s e-mail (h/t Outside the Beltway):

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: