Local delegates look ahead to President Obama's speech
Posted at: 09/06/2012 10:04 PM
The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte will come to a climax Thursday with President Obama's acceptance speech. He says he will share what he calls his vision for the future.
It's expected to be a 45-minute speech. President Obama has been formally renominated and he's gotten a rousing endorsement from former president Bill Clinton, who spoke Wednesday at the convention.
Clinton's speech was well-received by the audience there, which included local area delegates Ken Preston and Jackie Ortiz. Both say they're looking forward to hearing the president speak Thursday.
"We happen to be, New York state, the progressive capital of the country. We're the bluest of the blue states. We are united behind the president, we want to hear from him tonight and hopefully we'll get some details on how he wants to continue to fix the economy," Preston says.
In regards to President Clinton's speech, Jackie Ortiz says, "Last night was absolutely wonderful. I think everyone waiting there for the 5 or 6 hours was not disappointed whatsoever. It was a wonderful event, everything that he talked about really resonated with the crowd and I think it was a very good motivator and a huge boost for everyone there."