As thousands of delegates to the Democratic National Convention celebrated the re-nomination of Barack Obama for a second term as president, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney of North Avondale said the president showed "great courage" in his acceptance speech.
"It took great courage for him to use that line from Abraham Lincoln,'' Kearney said from the floor of the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
The Ohio delegation got a warning from Jesse Jackson about the upcoming election and also heard from former governor Ted Strickland. Tonight, President Obama speaks (in a dry venue): Here's the latest from WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson in a chat with Mark Heyne:
Tina Bayne of Springfield Township thought earlier this year about running for one of the 1st Congressional delegate spots to the Democratic National Convention, but, as she said, she "chickened out."
"You had to go out and get people to vote for you,'' she said.
Instead she came to Charlotte this week as one of the thousands of volunteers who have been working in Time Warner Cable Arena, helping guide delegates around the building, checking credentials and making sure people could find their way around a crowded and often chaotic convention hall.