posted on July 13, 2012 09:43
The mainstream media is obsessed about potential problems with the Democratic convention in Charlotte.
Will labor and liberals protest and boycott? Will Charlotte and the party raise enough money? Was it a good choice in light of Democrats’ problems in North Carolina? Etc., etc.
Get real. Nobody is going to cast their vote in November based on the Charlotte convention. No voter will say: “I’m undecided between Obama and Romney. I’ll vote for Obama (or Romney) because of that convention in Charlotte.”
Here is the real significance: A Democratic candidate for President – an African-American, no less – is holding his renomination convention in the South and in North Carolina.
He is playing in the Republican end of the field. He is making a statement – a statement that was unimaginable 50, 20 or even five years ago.
That’s how much politics has changed in North Carolina and the nation. That’s why Charlotte is a plus for Democrats.