This evening marks the official kick off of the DNC and it will be kicked off in true fashion with 48 speakers on tap for this evening. Three speakers that should garnish most of the media attention this evening are Former President Jimmy Carter, who will give a video address endorsing President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama who is likely to give a rousing speech to illustrate President Obama as a ordinary man and explain why he deserves a second term, and Julián Castro, who will give the keynote speech. President Obama said today in a campaign stop in Norfolk Virginia, which is his last stop before heading to Charlotte, that he will watch his wife’s speech with their two children and he hopes his girls will not notice him tearing up. The third speaker, the keynote speaker, is Julián Castro. If you have not heard his name before you likely will after his speech tonight. President Obama was the keynote speaker in the 2004 DNC and used the keynote address to propel himself into the forefront of the 2008 presidential race. Julián Castro for those who have not yet heard is the Mayor of San Antonio, Texas and was reelected in 2011 with over 80% of the vote, an astonishing margin of victory. It will be interesting to hear what he conveys in his speech tonight and if it will propel him in the same manner the role propelled President Obama 8 years earlier. Just do not get Julian confused with his twin brother, Julián Castro, who will be introducing him tonight. Overall, it looks to be a memorable night both for Charlotte and the country as the Democratic Party will show the past, present, and future faces of the Democratic Party.