CNN: Trump wants a sports stadium for his acceptance speech

CNN: Trump wants a sports stadium for his acceptance speech
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[Ed. – He really does want to be president.]

Shades of 2008. Remember how we mocked Barack Obama for hauling out the styrofoam Greek columns onto Mile High Stadium’s field for his acceptance speech as a demonstration of both his hubris and his supporters’ cult of personality?How many of us pointed out that a major-party convention venue provided plenty of glitz and spectacle without turning it into a circus? We laughed at Obama’s arrogance, and hauled out this picture every time he derided showmanship over substance….

And, er … remember how Obama won two elections anyway? Donald Trump certainly does. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports this morning that Team Trump wants to have the same kind of send-off for the GOP nominee at the end of the convention:

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 sites under consideration for Trump’s acceptance speech on the final night of the convention.

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