Well, here’s yet another thing that many people criticized Obama for doing but will doubtless call Trump a genius for doing the exact same thing. Trump feels that his acceptance speech for the nomination should be a much bigger deal than a typical convention hall speech. So he is going to try to book the Cleveland Browns’ stadium for his speech.
Donald Trump’s campaign is considering booking one of Cleveland’s big sports venues for his acceptance speech in July, two GOP sources familiar with the planning of the upcoming GOP convention say.
The sources said First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and Progressive Field, home of the city’s Indians baseball team, are the two sights under consideration for Trump’s acceptance speech on the final night of the convention.
One of the sources said the campaign is closing in on signing a contract for use of one of the two venues, with the football stadium currently the favorite for Trump’s speech.
Beyond the similarities between the Trump campaign and the plight of Cleveland’s sports teams, even CNN was forced to note that Trump’s first endorser once mocked Barack Obama for doing exactly the same thing:
Then-Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocked the Greek columns placed behind Obama during the speech as a sign of the Democratic contender’s celebrity candidacy.
“When the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out and those styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot, what exactly is our opponent’s plan?” Palin, a key Trump surrogate, said at her convention speech in 2008.
One of the things this election has nicely illustrated is that some people’s critical thought processes never bother to go a single step farther than “Republican good, Democrat bad.”