BuzzFeed finds a bus that isn’t full of disappointed Democrats heading to Bank of America Stadium, and the Charlotte host committee is under it.
An Obama aide emails that the Charlotte host committee, not the Obama campaign, produced the video:
“The video in question was produced and paid for by the host committee of the city of Charlotte. It’s neither an OFA nor a DNC video, despite what the Romney campaign is claiming. It’s time for them to find a new target for their faux outrage.”
And Dan Murrey, the executive director of the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee, said in an emailed statement:
The “Welcome to Charlotte” video was solely produced and paid for by the Host Committee’s New American City Fund, which promotes the city of Charlotte and welcomes our guests. The intent of this video was to tell the story of this region and it is completely unaffiliated with the Obama campaign or the Democratic National Committee.
It’s so unaffiliated that it was played to the DNC audience on the first day of their convention.