Via The Charlotte Observer:
Former Democratic National Committee boss Terry McAuliffe gave high praise to the city of Charlotte for hosting this year’s event.
McAuliffe spoke to NewsChannel 36 anchor Ben Thompson from the convention floor late Thursday night as the confetti fell from inside Time Warner Cable Arena.
“I’ve got to take my hat off to Charlotte. They did a magnificent job. It’s a great city. It was easy to get around, great hospitality.”
McAuliffe has been to 10 conventions, and ran two previous ones in Boston and Los Angeles. He joked with Mayor Foxx Thursday about making Charlotte the home for the DNC.
“I think we should make Charlotte–I went up and saw your mayor for a little bit–and I said we ought to make this the permanent site,” McAuliffe said smiling.
Um, I know he was kidding around and what not but, dude – don’t even joke about stuff like that. Sheesh. Four days, and months of hype and prep, are more than enough.
In related news, the Obamas have now departed Charlotte, August’s dismal jobs report was released, the disappointing reax from political pundits on Obama’s speech (which I found lackluster) are coming in fast and furious (no pun intended), and Reuters is reporting no convention bounce for Obama for the convention according to their polling, but that poll was taken before Obama’s speech.
Back to reality, Mr. President.
Update – 3:15 PM: Photos of my DNC experience are now posted on Facebook.