Charlotte is getting a lot of national attention as the Democratic National Convention rolls into town, bringing politicians, protestors and reporters alike. September 4 through 6, WhichWayNC will be keeping track of what people are saying during and about the DNC.
We’re anticipating some inspirational insights, some heated arguments and “wtf?” moments. If you’re on your phone, swipe through the quote gallery below for your daily dose of political chatter.
“The President said nothing in his speech tonight. But he said it so much better than Mitt Romney when he said nothing in Tampa.”
“The times have changed – and so have I. I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President.”
“We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which asks only what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.”
“During this campaign, we’ve heard about the two profoundly different futures that could await women — and how one of those futures looks like an offensive, obsolete relic of our past. Warnings of that future are not distractions. They’re not imagined. That future could be real.”
“When former President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, he portrayed President Barack Obama as a pragmatic compromiser who has been stymied at every turn by Republicans. There was no mention of the role that the president and the Democrats have played in grinding compromise to a halt on some of the most important issues facing the country.”
“I want to nominate a man cool on the outside but burning for America on the inside.”
“Though I often disagree with Republicans, I never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate President Obama and the Democrats.”
“The most devastating attack on Mitt Romney at Tuesday’s Democratic Convention came from Michelle Obama, who did not mention Romney’s name and said not a single cross thing about him. She devastated him by implication.”
“Back in ‘08 until you get all eight, you’re still the sexiest candidate / Your word and your speeches still get me hot and speechless.”
“All of America used to be a free speech zone… This stuff is right out of George Orwell.”
“Today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are,”
“The president signed the bill for his grandmother, whose dreams hit the glass ceiling, And for his daughters, so that theirs never will. Because of his leadership, women who faced pay discrimination like I did will now get their day in court.”
“Mitt Romney, quite simply, doesn’t get it. A few months ago he visited a university in Ohio and gave the students there a little entrepreneurial advice. ‘Start a business,’ he said. But how? ‘Borrow money if you have to from your parents,’ he told them. Gee, why didn’t I think of that?”
“Although it’s just the first night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, people have already posted more than 3 million Tweets, including #DNC2012 and related terms. In comparison, there were 4 million Tweets sent throughout the three days of last week’s Republican National Convention (#RNC2012).”
“Can’t wait to hear the first lady speak tonight I hear speaks at 8 and at 845 she’s gonna sing single ladies.”
“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous — it’s something new. But by the time I get up there on Tuesday night, I’ll be ready.”
“I’d always rather be the last car dealer you visit and the last convention you watch, because the first guy is out of mind already.”
Wanna know what they said at the Republican National Convention? Good thing we listened.