For those who missed yesterday's DNC 2012 Charlotte Kickoff hosted by the Charlotte Chamber, here is the video of the discussion. Included in the panel is Bob Morgan, Mayor Anthony Foxx, Former Mayor Harvey Gantt (who joins around the 30 min mark), Dan Murrey - Executive Director Charlotte in 2012, and Steve Kerrigan - CEO of DNCC. Note: The presentation doesn't start until the 3:45 mark in the video.
For me, the coolest part of this discussion - and of the whole convention - is the full circle moment of Harvey Gantt and President Obama. Mr. Gantt, the first African American to be admitted to Clemson University and the first African American mayor of Charlotte, had an early supporter in President Obama. When you look at the big picture, Mr. Gantt didn't just help pave the way for Charlotte to have the DNC , he helped pave the way for America to have President Obama.