Air Force One took off from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport around 10:20 this morning, marking the culmination of the Democratic National Convention.
The week has been filled with protestors, convention goers, speeches, T-shirts and buttons! The biggest upset, however, was the change in venue for the President’s speech from the Bank of America stadium to the Time Warner Cable Arena. Community credential holders were able to listen to a conference call from the President instead, and encouraged to organize or attend watch parties with friends.
Nonetheless, the President gave his speech and the best quote of the night was: “I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention. The times have changed – and so have I. I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President.” This profound statement defined the difference between President Obama and his opponent-experience on the job.
Some of us may be happy that “this is all over,” others are saddened. If you call Charlotte home today, you’re probably proud. The next step for the nation is to continue to organize voter registrations, then get out to vote.
Day four of the DNC…check.