Charlotte NC Democratic Convention 2012, Obama on ballot?, Governor Beverly Perdue lauds decision, Hillary Clinton runs?
“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans
Charlotte, NC has been chosen as the site for the 2012 Democratic Convention. I wouldn’t bet on Obama being on the ballot. The question is, will Hillary Clinton be too tainted by the Obama scandals to be a viable candidate?
From the Charlotte Observer February 1, 2011.
“Charlotte finally grabbed the brass ring today, beating out three rivals for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
“I am thrilled to make sure you are the first to hear some very exciting news,” First Lady Michelle Obama said in an email to key Democrats. “Charlotte is a city marked by its Southern charm, warm hospitality, and an ‘up by the bootstraps’ mentality that has propelled the city forward as one of the fastest-growing in the South.
“Vibrant, diverse, and full of opportunity, the Queen City is home to innovative, hardworking folks with big hearts and open minds. And of course, great barbecue.
The DNC picked Charlotte over Cleveland, Minneapolis and St. Louis.
Charlotte leaders hailed the selection.
“We’re honored that the Democratic National Committee chose Charlotte,” Mayor Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “We have an unmatched opportunity to show the world what a beautiful, energetic, innovative and diverse city we are building in Charlotte.”
Gov. Bev Perdue called the decision “fantastic news for North Carolina regardless of your political party. A national political convention is a keystone event that will boost North Carolina’s economy, while showcasing Charlotte and our state to the nation and the world.”
The convention is expected to bring more than 35,000 delegates, media and other visitors to the city and generate more than $150 million in economic benefits. It also will bring international attention to a city that has long aspired to be “world-class.”
Foxx had called the convention “a game-changer, bringing new jobs, new spending and new businesses to our city, region and state.”
The convention will start on Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012.
DNC Chairman Tim Kaine called it “a tough choice.”
“This process offered some great choices,” he said in an email to the DNC.
Republicans announced last May that their convention would be in Tampa the week before Democrats convene in Charlotte.
The convention will bring President Obama to a city and county that helped him become the first Democratic presidential candidate in 32 years to carry North Carolina and drive a wedge into an often solid-red South.
His 100,000-vote margin in Mecklenburg County helped him carry North Carolina by a scant 14,000 votes out of 4.3 million.”