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September 6, 2012

DNC: Feeling It (Photos via Charles Dharapak/Instagram)

Dharapak DNC Enthusiasm 3

Dharapak DNC Enthusiasm 1

Dharapak DNC Enthusiasm 2

What Charles Dharapak has captured as well as anyone in these Instagram photos is the totally unexpected scene in Charlotte after two days of the DNC. It’s as if a party that that has been cautious and understated to a fault (possibly reflecting those aspects in the President) has started to find its voice.

Catalyzed by a group of dynamic, if largely unheralded younger leaders; the imperative of stating one’s case; a weak opponent; and more humanistic or just more substantive stances on most major issues, the convention has literally hummed with a confidence a sense of conviction and the celebration of each. I assume, by the way, these qualities, too, reflect the President, they just take a little more to uncork.

(photos: Charles Dharapak/AP caption: Delegates react to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speech at DNC Charlotte #aponthetrail September 5, 2012.photo 2: caption: Delegate Richard Rios from Virgin Islands dances at DNC Charlotte #aponthetrail September 4, 2012 – @ charlesdharapak . photo 3: XXXXX caption: Day 1. DNC Charlotte. #aponthetrail.

  • BooksAlive

    In Photo 3, the woman on the left is Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. She’s cleaning house in Chicago, including having the treasurer mail our August tax bill installments on time and removing a coroner who allowed dead bodies to stack up because of lack of staff to bury them.

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120904/news/709049761/photos/AR/

  • matt

    so much energy, so much movement, the photos are blurred!

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