It's no secret that political conventions are meticulously scripted affairs. Despite the innumerable hours of planning, though, there are some elements that can't just be papered over and ignored.
Like a stadium-sized logo, for instance.
When President Obama accepts his party's nomination on Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, it will likely be at Bank of America Stadium, surrounded by the logo of a company the Democrats are clearly not fond of.
Bank of America is headquartered in Charlotte, points out ABC News, but they don't own the stadium or have any sponsorship deal with the Democratic National Convention.
Nevertheless, when officials began referring to the locale as "Panthers Stadium," Politico wondered if it was part of a campaign to distance Obama from the oft-maligned bank. Then in an email last month, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the 2012 Democratic National Convention chair, referred to it in an email simply as "the stadium," according to Buzzfeed.
Reached for comment, a host committee spokeswoman told the site they've used both "Panthers" and "Bank of America" and attributed the non-corporate variant to local usage. Indeed, in an informal survey by WCNC, local Charlotte residents frequently referred to the venue as "Panthers Stadium" -- though "Bank of America" was still the number one result.
A reason for the possible attempt by Democrats to separate themselves from the bank? Bank of America's reputation ranked sixth worst among corporations in a Harris Interactive survey performed last year.
But whose reputation was even worse than BofA's? Find out below:
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