Emanuel and Kerry amongst Speakers at Convention
The Democratic National Convention scheduled for early September in Charlotte, North Carolina will have a number of familiar faces along with newcomers who will help send the party on its way toward Election Day. The speakers will explain how President Obama has made tough economic decisions and how his policies have played out in important swing states along with an examination of the record of former Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts.
The schedule of speakers highlights those who can speak to the decisions Obama made on heath care, foreign policy, the auto industry as well as tear down Romney’s time as governor. The list of speakers will also highlight those members of the party who are emerging to become the new leaders in the nation.
Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and the former chief of staff at the White House is one of the high profile speakers who will push the Obama ticket when the convention starts on September 4. Emanuel served two years at the White House during the time Obama made important decisions over the auto bailout, the economic stimulus program and the bill that changed health care. He admitted that initially he was opposed to the health care bill but since has said that courage and leadership was displayed by Obama regarding the issue.
Also speaking will be John Kerry a Senator from Massachusetts who gave Obama his chance at the 2004 convention to speak to the world and put him in the spotlight. Deval Patrick the current Massachusetts governor will also speak and will likely discuss the record of Romney in his state. Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia and a U.S. Senate hopeful will speak as well. The new guard will be represented by Kamala Harris the Attorney General of California, who is Asian and African American and Martin O’Malley the governor of Maryland who has often times been mentioned as possibly a candidate for the presidency in 2016.