Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time to get spiffed up — the DNC is coming for a look-see

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Oooooo! Next week's the week, ya'll. You better be on your best behavior, because the Democratic National Convention's coming to town to check us out. So, quick, everyone ship your crazy redneck cousins to the beach, mow your grass and pretend like you love your neighbors.

Wooers have already created a website and gotten their social media groove going with a Flickr account, a Facebook account, a YouTube channel, a Twitter account and a LinkedIn group. They've even created their own hashtag: #CLT2012

Click the picture to view the Tweet, reTweet it and respond to the question.

Click the picture to view the Tweet, reTweet it and respond to the question.

On the website,, you can sign up for news alerts and read about why Charlotte is a better choice for the DNC than those other three cities.

In really good news, Duke Energy has donated $100,000 toward the costs of wooing the decision makers and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Committee has ponied up another $25,000! Of course, Mayor Anthony Foxx estimates we'll eventually need about $45,000,000 ... but, who's counting?

Meanwhile, I'm hoping someone takes the DNC's staff to Amelie's for their infamous salted caramel brownie. How can they say no to Charlotte after munching on something so divine?

Where else do you think the DNC should visit while they're in town?

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