Post-#DNC2012: McAuliffe “jokes” that DNC should make Charlotte a permanent site (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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. :)

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6 Responses to “Post-#DNC2012: McAuliffe “jokes” that DNC should make Charlotte a permanent site (UPDATED)”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    That look on Obhammud and Joe Blow’s faces after the DNC that showed up in today’s papers looks like two guys about to face a firing squad. It is a classic, suitable for framing. It would be interesting if that body language consultant on FNC gave her take on it. Having seen that same look before while a correctional officer, that is two scared human beings. “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It”! (Loverboy ’75).

  2. Lorica says:

    As if Democrat strongholds around the country would not complain to high heaven about that. LOL Please Terry pull your head out of your a**. – Lorica

  3. Carlos says:

    Duh-1 couldn’t get out of there fast enough, and now Moochie doesn’t have to slum with all those faux fine folk from Charlotte, pretending to have even the slightest interest in what they would have to say about anything. I can just hear her thoughts now: “What a bunch of backwoods hillbillies these peons are! I can’t wait to get back to civilization, just so I can plan my next vacation at taxpayers’ expense!”

    And as far as ever being in Charlotte again? Maybe after the hockey game in hell happens…

    BTW, I haven’t heard nor seen anything about those fine protesters in Charlotte. Anything worth note happen there, like raping and pillaging, two of the finer activities of such people?

  4. Extirpates says:

    I thought his last name was spelled McAwfully.