As the old Willie Nelson song goes, turn off the lights, the partys over. Barricades are coming down and the city is returning to business as usual.
I hate that those Clayton County, Ga., deputies will be taking their traffic directing show back home.
Buried beneath the confetti of rhetoric and exaggerations this week, Obama/Biden has in fact presented an alternative vision to Romney/Ryan. You know where I come down, but we received some clarity about the presidents plan if he is re-elected.
Its worth remembering that neither sides caricature of the other entirely maps reality. Romney/Ryans economic plan is in my view the more realistic and responsible choice. But it is also far more nuanced and humane than the DNC would lead you to believe.
Ill miss the buzz and Charlottes political relevance this week. Ill miss the protesters and garishly dressed delegates, two groups bound as they are by a common lack of self-awareness. Ill even miss the administrations surrogates, though they clung like grim death itself to talking points and staying on message.
Charlottes DNC host committee, volunteers, CMPD and fire department have done us proud. Thank you to committee chair Dan Murrey and the thousands in our community who made this whole spectacle go off so smoothly.
Jack Cobb is a Charlotte lawyer and conservative political junkie who used to work on Capitol Hill.
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