The Democratic National Convention wraps up

Liza Magill, Opinions Editor

Only one week after the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention was held September 4 through 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the Democratic nominee for the Presidential election this coming November, current President Barack Obama, was already recognized throughout the party, other key events also occurred during the gathering, including speeches by former President Bill Clinton, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. The highlight of the convention for supporters of the party, however, came from President Obama’s acceptance speech, as he attempted to vitalize his campaign by reminding his supporters about his promise from four years ago. “The election four years ago wasn’t about me, it was about you. My fellow citizens––you were the change,” President Obama said.