OPINION: 2012 Presidential Election “Got Personal” at DNC

Sep. 13, 2012 / By

By Aurora Saldivar, Coachella Unincorporated

CHARLOTTE, NC – It got personal for me at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Election day is just around the corner, and the Democrats humanized campaign issues for me at the DNC, bringing them down to earth, into the hearts and homes of Americans across the nation.

As Michelle Obama so eloquently explained in her speech, “It’s not political, it’s personal.” The Time Warner Cable Arena echoed with similar sentiments all last week as the Democratic Party addressed the nation to nominate Barack Obama for a second term and introduce their campaign platform.

“It’s time to do some nation building here at home,” said Obama in his acceptance speech.

While 2008 was an election for hope amid a surge of idealism, 2012 is a time for action. In Charlotte, Democrats emphasized the need to strengthen the middle class, with the understanding that building up a strong middle class is a key component for moving America forward.

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