This week’s Democratic National Convention generated extra work for Carolina Journal, as Executive Editor Don Carrington, Managing Editor Rick Henderson, Associate Editor Barry Smith, and Associate Editor Dan Way all logged time in Charlotte covering events associated with the political gathering. In addition to CJ articles, staffers posted material regularly to the Meck Deck blog.
Top-rated nationally syndicated talk radio host Rush Limbaugh discussed on air Smith’s article about disappointment surrounding the decision to move President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech from Bank of America Stadium to a smaller indoor venue.
The Week magazine highlighted Henderson’s column on former President Bill Clinton’s featured speech, while N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Henderson’s columns on enhanced security measures and the stormy convention proceedings both inside and outside Time Warner Cable Arena.
John Locke Foundation President John Hood offered National Review Online readers a history lesson about the convention’s host city, while Vice President for Communications Jon Ham recapped convention highlights with Chad Adams on the WLTT Radio morning program. Ham had offered Adams’ listeners an analysis of Republican National Convention proceedings one week ago. Director of Communications Mitch Kokai discussed the Democratic convention with Demetri Ravanos on Talk Radio WPTF both Thursday morning and today.
Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray headed to Charlotte to join Americans for Prosperity’s multicity bus tour targeting “Obama’s Failed Agenda.” After two days on the AFP bus, Gray remained in the western part of the state to discuss her travels with Pete Kaliner on WWNC Radio. Today Gray will recap the week’s top political news for WTSB Radio listeners. She also will serve as a panelist discussing North Carolina’s 2013 legislative outlook for a community college trustees leadership seminar.