No, me, neither but 'our Kev' is on to something and his story should be noted. Apparently, Kevin, a former 'events organiser' himself, has spotted that the Obama campaign has very quietly and discreetly turned its back on Grant Park in Chicago as a venue for their post-election, er, celebration. Grant Park, of course, was the site of the huge rally that went off with almost religious fervor after his victory four years ago. Being an open park it is able to cope with multitudes.
However, the trusty Kevin Dujan has nosed out that the site chosen by the Obama circus for its farewell post-election, er, party is the dreaded McCormick Centre. This is literally 'across the tracks' as far as most Chicagoans are concerned because it lies on the far side of a huge motorway and has very poor rail and bus access. It is also much smaller as a venue and would not have been chosen over Grant Park if great multitudes were expected.
This charmless fortress was considered a very suitable location for the recent G8 meeting in which the delegates and ministers were in danger of their lives if the crowd could get at them! I will let Kevin sum it up in his own words:
Take a look at that photo above again. The place sits on the highway. After the results come in, Obama just has to deliver his concession and then he’s in his car and on his way to his house in Hyde Park while Mitt Romney takes the stage in Boston as the new President-Elect. The highway that runs through McCormick Place leads right to Hyde Park…it would be less than a three minute drive for the Obama motorcade after they leave the convention center to head home and sulk.
I just don’t know any way else to put this, but planning his event at McCormick Place instead of Grant Park again (or another high profile outdoor venue like the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, for instance) is a tacit admission that the guy is going to lose and will have an early bedtime on Election Night in Hyde Park at the Obama/Rezko Mansion.
Well said, Kevin. Let us hope he knows where-of he writes! Read the details here: