Charlotte turns Democratic National Convention into state fair atmosphere

09/05/2012 06:30 AM

One of the most obvious differences between the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte is that Charlotte has done a better job at integrating the convention into its community.

In Tampa, the Republican convention was largely walled off from the rest of the city. The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte almost has a state fair feel to it.

Of course, a hurricane hasn’t been bearing down on this convention. And it probably helps that the DNC kicked off during a holiday weekend. Whatever the reason, Charlotte has made a spectacle out of it.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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