Dem convention stage unveiled; Will there be Greek columns?
Time to dust off the styrofoam Greek columns, erect the temple, part the seas and heal the earth! Who's ready? #DNC2012
— Casey Kelley (@policygal) August 31, 2012
The stage for the Democratic National Convention is set. Will Obama deliver his convention speech framed by the columns of the Barackopolis like he was in 2008?
— Nathan Hale (@NH92276) August 31, 2012
How are the Greek column vendors in Charlotte faring this week?
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) August 31, 2012
Apparently, the services of the Greek column vendors will not be required, at least not for the main convention venue.
— A'shanti F. Gholar (@AshantiDNC) August 31, 2012
— Average Bri (@AverageBri) August 31, 2012
That’s the Time Warner Cable Arena where indoor events are slated to be held. But Dems are hoping Obama and Biden will be able to speak from an outdoor podium at Bank of America “Panthers” Stadium, weather permitting.
Will there be Greek columns again? Or did Mitt Romney call it?
“One thing I am convinced that you are not going to see at the Democratic Convention — you are not going to see President Obama standing alongside Greek columns,” he said. “He is not going to want to remind anybody of Greece” — a country deeply in debt.
Obama 2008: Greek columns. Obama 2012: Greek ruins.
— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) August 31, 2012
Change you can believe in.