Today, the DNC had their kick-off rally here in Charlotte for the official one-year countdown til next year’s convention, which will be held here in the Queen City:
As many as 2,000 people from around the region filled the concourse at Charlotte’s Time-Warner Cable Arena this morning for the official kick-off rally for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
National Democratic Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz unveiled the convention logo — a red, white and blue circle patterned after President Obama’s 2008 campaign logo.
And Wasserman Schultz made clear that the point of the convention is Obama’s re-election.
“I don’t have to tell you how important North Carolina is going to be to the next presidential election,” she announced. “Together we’ll keep North Carolina blue.”
In 2008 Obama carried the state by 14,000 votes. Also today, the Republican National Committee launched a radio ad in North Carolina and seven other states Obama carried, blasting his record on jobs, health care and spending.
Former Mayor Harvey Gantt, like Wasserman Schultz, touted the fact that this would be “the first convention in history to be funded by the people.”
Looks like a cradle to me. How’s this for a GAG-ME motto: Cradle to grave, we’re your federal family
Yeah Jane, I like that motto. And the sooner ol’ people like I (me?) get out of the way, the better the family will like it......We Are the World?.... You mean the National Anthem?
Jane Galt: That is a great motto! When I looked at the logo, what came to my mind was: from nothing, to nothing.
When I first saw it, the thought that immediately went through my po’ ol’ mind was, “I wonder if the people who created Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Newman have given their OK for this?”.......Visualize the white interior as the head, not the blue, and if you can, visualize that goofy tooth-gap grin of Newman’s!.......How utterly fitting this is.
Kind of has a creepy “we are the world” feeling to it, doesn’t it?
It’s creepy, but I didn’t get the WATW vibe. I think it’s more like the common scene in zombie horror movies where the Living Dead walk mindlessly toward you en masse. For example, check the cover art on this horror classic. Notice the resemblance between the zombies on the DVD box and the Obamabots in the logo?
The more I think about it, it’s really appropriate, since the Obamabots are (1) mindless drones, (2) looking to destroy any living economy, and (3) in Chicago at least, the dead who will be voting for him.