Update From the Conventions
The final night of the Democratic National Convention means that convention season is finally over. The campaigns now come into the home stretch, with debates and endless travel ahead.
Not to be outdone by the first day, day 2 of the Democratic National Convention once again featured a full lineup of speakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Budget Committee ranking member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, and former President Bill Clinton.
Day 1 in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention was an exciting one, although it was a very wet one. The heavy rain did not hold back the convention itself or the Fix the Debt team.
After spending last week at the Republican National Convention, the Fix the Debt Team is taking up residence in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention until Thursday. Once again, the team will be on the ground, talking up fiscal responsibility and hoping that fiscal issues will play a role at this convention.
Continuing our Updates From the Convention series, we head into the final night of the Republican National Convention. No doubt the speech to watch tonight will be from former Gov. Mitt Romney as he accepts the Republican nomination for President. With the RNC's national debt clock nearing $16 trillion, Mitt Romney should devote part of his speech tonight to his plan to tackle the federal debt.
Our Fix the Debt team has been meeting all different kinds of concerned citizens in Tampa at the Republican National Convention. Many people we have talked to agree that lawmakers need to stop being so partisan and work toward a compromise so that they can get our debt under control. You can see some of the discussions we had in the short video below.
After some hurricane-related delays, the Republican National Convention began yesterday in Tampa. We have our Fix the Debt team on the ground (see their tweets at @FixTheDebt) and we will be covering the convention here on our blog. The night was capped off by the keynote speech from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (full transcript here).