At Hillbuzz, Obama’s chosen venue is described as being much smaller and more private than the big, 2008 election night rally held in Grant Park, Chicago. Kevin DuJan says that the place is not good for pedestrian traffic or lines of buses. The meeting places in McCormick Place, are entirely indoors, and will not fit the throngs of people who would be attracted to a winning candidate’s victory party. This event is definitely downsized. This convention center is a good place to make a concession speech, and then take a very short drive back to the Obama-Rezko mansion afterwards.
Obama expects to lose.