There’s an ‘Elephant in the Room’ at Democratic Convention

You’ve already heard that on Wednesday that after taking severe criticism about removing any reference to God in the party platform, Democrats scurried to reinsert language so they wouldn’t have to defend the issue during the campaign. However, they may have drawn more attention to the issue by the way it was handled. But what… Continue reading There’s an ‘Elephant in the Room’ at Democratic Convention

Prayers for Rain May Have Been Answered as Obama’s Acceptance Speech Moves Indoors

The DNC is reportedly moving President Obama’s Thursday night acceptance speech from the Bank of American stadium to the smaller, more intimate, Time Warner Arena where Tuesday and Wednesday’s speeches will be held. Reporters joked in the media room on Monday that the DNC was “praying” for rain so he would be speaking to a… Continue reading Prayers for Rain May Have Been Answered as Obama’s Acceptance Speech Moves Indoors

Democratic National Convention Officially Convenes

The 2012 Democratic National Convention is now underway in Charlotte, N.C. and delegates appear ready to hear from a number of senior elected officials and party leaders prior to President Obama accepting his party’s nomination for a second term. I began the day by attending an event sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Republican Party where… Continue reading Democratic National Convention Officially Convenes

People You Meet and Questions You Ask at Political Conventions

Part of the experience of a political convention is encountering all types of people in the hallways and on the city sidewalks. Some of the best talking heads the Democrats have are in town this week and on-message with daily talking points on why President Obama deserves a second term. But I think its the… Continue reading People You Meet and Questions You Ask at Political Conventions

Labor Day at the DNC; Wasserman-Schultz Addresses Faith Council

Most of the Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte have arrived and are wandering around downtown Charlotte in an effort to acclimate themselves to the events of the next three days. Although it’s Labor Day in at the DNC, you won’t see a big union presence because North Carolina is a right-to-work state… Continue reading Labor Day at the DNC; Wasserman-Schultz Addresses Faith Council