It’s going to be on and popping in North Carolina as the Democratic National Convention touches down in Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena for the next two days.
Kicking off yesterday, everybody will be watching tonight as First Lady Michelle Obama graces the stage to turn it up on the Democratic attendees.
But what more should we expect from the DNC?
Last week, the Republican National Convention gave us racist peanut-throwing assaults and old cowboy celebrities talking to empty chairs. Hopefully the DNC will be more entertaining!
Moving America forward on economic and social issues will be at the forefront of the Democratic platform, something the RNC failed to even discuss.
Aside from speeches from slated speakers, former President Bill Clinton, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a tribute video for former President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter and the beautiful Obama Campaign co-chair Eva Longoria, what else can we expect from the DNC? Take a look...
Michelle Obama will definitely be turnt up tonight, as everyone tunes into her speech. She won’t mention Mitt Romney by name, but will differentiate her husband from the Republican candidate. We'll have to see how Michelle matches up against Ann Romney!
The convention's keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, is a rising Democratic star, and some speculate he could become the next governor of Texas, or possibly the first Hispanic president. Castro also has a twin brother.
Just like last week when Clint Eastwood interviewed Barack Obama with an empty chair, Hollywood OG Betty White will interview Mitt Romney in an empty chair. Maybe not, but wouldn't that be dope?
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Putting Americans back to work is a theme we should expect to see ringing through the DNC in the next few days.
Last September, President Obama put forward the American Jobs Act to provide an immediate boost to the economy and strengthen the recovery.
Reforming Wall Street and holding the greedy crooks accountable for their actions is a theme that should be heard loud and clear during the DNC.
As Obama said:
"A strong middle class can only exist in an economy where everyone plays by the same rules, from Wall Street to Main Street."
Playing by the same rules is key.
Protecting the rights and freedoms of every American on social issues, whether it be protecting a woman's right to choose, freedom to marry for our LGTB brothers and sisters, or gun control, will all be key issues leading into the election.
We ended the war in Iraq, but what about Afghanistan? Expect to hear responsible solutions to end the war in Afghanistan, fighting and dismantling al-Qaeda and its affiliates and bringing our troops home.
Keeping nuclear weapons and preventing the spread of nukes will be a hot button issue when Obama takes the stage Thursday night. After putting into place unprecedented sanctions against Iran and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran has yet to build a nuclear weapon. Being the watchdog of nukes is on the DNC's platform.
After ten years at war, maintaining our military will be a key talking point at the DNC. As we continue to send American troops to war, we must ensure that when they come back home, soliders and their families are taken care of.