Michelle Obama Speaks-Rain Sends Acceptance Speech Indoors

September 5, 2012 12:00 AM
Michelle Obama Speaks-Rain Sends Acceptance Speech Indoors
" CHARLOTTE, NC (AP/WAOK)-Last night, Michelle Obama used her convention speech to frame her husband as a president who knows the struggles of everyday Americans because he endured them himself.

The first lady also told delegates that she had “seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are.”

Michelle Obama received several boisterous rounds of applause and one standing ovation as she energized delegates to give Barack Obama four more years in office.

The weather is causing some last minute changes for the president’s acceptance speech on Thursday. Democratic officials say they’re moving ¬†Obama’s convention speech indoors tomorrow night because of the possibility of severe weather.

Obama had planned to accept his party’s nomination in an outdoor stadium before a crowd of up to 74,000 people. But officials say forecasters are predicting severe thunderstorms between 9 and 10 p.m. tomorrow, raising concerns about the safety of the crowd.

So, the entire program is being moved indoors, including Vice President Joe Biden’s speech. The events will be held in the area that is the site of the first two days of the convention.

Republicans — who canceled the first day of their own convention because of severe weather approaching Tampa, Fla., are suggesting there’s another reason behind the decision. "

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