Pictures of Charlotte During the Democratic Occupation

Pictures of Charlotte During the Democratic Occupation

Pictures of Charlotte During the Democratic Occupation

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Sept. 7 2012 2:06 PM

Pictures of Charlotte During the Democratic Occupation

CHARLOTTE -- Before I leave, I'm emptying my trusty iPhoto bin of all that it has to offer.

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A hardy canvass crediting all the wonderful companies that funded the convention's Labor Day street fair. (Full disclosure: I am taking US Airways out of Charlotte. And I drink Coke. And I have an iPhone with AT&T service. I think that's it.)

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A conventioneer struggers to pack away all of her personal-improvement swag after grabbing it at the Huffington Post Oasis.

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I tried to keep the photographs of Obama gear to a minimum. I made some exceptions.

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Corporate-themed cocktails for some, miniature American flags for all.

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A photoshop of Obama and MLK, available on all manners of gear, that for some reason portrays them both looking sad and busy.

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A man checking his phone during a party in a gallery full of Obama art.

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And the flip side of that: D.C.'s irritated Democratic officials, wondering why they got such terrible seats at the back of the Time Warner Arena.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.