Democrats Pick Charlotte For 2012 Convention

An interesting choice:

Charlotte has won the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

First Lady Michelle Obama announced the choice this morning in an email to members of the Democratic National Committee.

“I am thrilled to make sure you are the first to hear some very exciting news,” she wrote. “Charlotte, North Carolina will host the 46th Democratic National Convention in 2012.

“Charlotte is a city marked by its southern charm, warm hospitality, and an “up by the bootstraps” mentality that has propelled the city forward as one of the fastest-growing in the South. Vibrant, diverse, and full of opportunity, the Queen City is home to innovative, hardworking folks with big hearts and open minds. And of course, great barbecue.”

Charlotte beat out St. Louis, Cleveland and Minneapolis.

Last year, the GOP picked Tampa, Florida as the site of their convention.

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  1. michael reynolds says:

    Wow, they beat out Cleveland? With all that Cleveland has to offer?

  2. Richard Gardner says:

    An email from the First Lady seems an unusual way to make a major DNC announcement.

  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    I think Cleveland actually would make a superb choice. It would show that the party gave a shit about helping to turn around the most economically downtrodden cities in the U.S.