Ohio delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte were treated to a replay of Clint Eastwood's imaginary conversation with President Obama in a empty chair that took place at the Republican convention in Tampa - this time with Eastwood in the empty chair.
Tomorrow night, when First Lady Michelle Obama makes her speech to the Democratic National Convention at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena, she can look to her left and see the Ohio delegation sitting close by the stage.
Placement of state delegations on the floor of the convention is usually an indication of the state's importance in the upcoming election - and Ohio is a very important battleground state.
So, they have a prime spot, just to the left of the speakers' podium in the arena that usually houses the Charlotte Bobcats, an NBA team.
Paul Whalen of Fort Thomas and his wife Teena were among 22 Kentucky delegates, guests and spouses who piled into a bus in Frankfort early Sunday morning for the long drive to Charlotte, site of the Democratic National Convention.
Whalen, who chairs the Campbell County Democratic Party, didn't seem to mind.
"Meeting a lot of nice people from around Kentucky as well as learning more about the Commonwealth,'' Whalen e-mailed from the bus.