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Day Two: A Look Inside the Convention (PHOTOS!)Rushern L. Baker, III on September 7, 2012
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Wednesday was an exciting day at the convention. President Bill Clinton's speech was electrifying, and an amazing highlight of the week. But I couldn't help but notice that of the other speakers who took the stage that day, four were representatives of Prince George's County; in other words, we're a pretty big deal. I wanted to use today's email to give you an inside look at what we're seeing here in Charlotte. One of the first things you notice at the Democratic National Convention is the diversity. People of every age, creed and color have come here from all over the country to support the president.
One thing everyone has in common is a love for Obama gear. Luckily, there's plenty on display, including an Obama hand-puppet (look closely!)
There are buttons, posters, programs, and all kinds of decorations that are helping Democrats show their support for Barack. I think that this lady might be wearing all of them.
With so many high profile speakers--from the President and First Lady, to former president Bill Clinton and hundreds of elected officials--there's a few extra men and women in uniform on the streets of Charlotte.
But not everything on the street is so serious. Take this sand sculpture from Myrtle Beach.
Inside the convention hall, there's plenty of people working hard to reinforce the President's message. The Maryland Democrats gathered to hear our Governor and Congressmen Elijah Cummings and Chris Van Hollen remind us why our work here is so important. We were even joined by Clint Eastwood, brought to us by Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer:
But by far, the most exciting part of being here is getting to hear Democrats speak about our vision for America. I have been sitting with my fellow Marylanders: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Lieutenant Governor (and Prince Georgian) Anthony Brown, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. All of us recognize how important it is for our jurisdictions that we re-elect our president. So we've been waving signs and cheering with the crowd.
But we know we need to do more than that. We are committed to bringing this energy back home to Maryland. Please join us in our effort to support the President. You can start this weekend: sign up to volunteer now. Keep your eye out for more updates from me.
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