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One Week from Today!

Blogging about the Democratic Convention at www.scdp.com/blog - For up to the minute updates follow @bradyqg

A week from today we will all be getting ready for President Obama's big speech before 70,000 supporters in Charlotte. I'm excited to be attending this not only because it will be a historic evening, not only because I'm excited to hear what Barack Obama's vision is for this country for the next four years, but also because it will highlight some major differences between the Democrats and Republicans. Here are the two big reasons that stand out to me:

- Let's all admit it, Romney is a boring guy. On his best day there is no way Romney could draw that kind of crowd to hear him speak. President Obama inspired us all with his bold vision in 2008. Now after four years of hard work, keeping his promises, and vowing to continue to fight for the middle class, another wave of people are gearing up to listen to our President and be inspired to go out and volunteer in the remaining few weeks before the election.

- Real transparency and open government. While people like Gov. Haley and Mitt Romney say "transparency" a lot we all know it's empty rhetoric aimed at winning over the tea-party crazies. Romney is spending his week in Tampa raking in secret money from donors and try to stay as far away from the media as possible. President Obama has laid out clear policy changes he wants to make in his second term. He is committed to true transparency and open government. While Romney will accept his nomination in front of a small crowd of die-hard Republican donors and delegates, President Obama is inviting tens of thousands of people to experience the nomination in person

While I'm personally excited to be heading up to Charlotte in a few days, I'm also glad this will help highlight the difference for all Americans who are watching on TV. The Republican party still isn't over Ron Paul, are bored with their candidate, they continue to lie at every turn, and are starting to realize they will lose in November. Democrats are unified and excited about their candidate, and once the convention is over we'll get back to knocking on doors, making phone calls, and making sure we re-elect Barack Obama for a second term

Posts are written by: Brady Quirk-Garvan is a life-long Democrat who calls Charleston, South Carolina home. He has worked with over 15 candidates and advocacy groups, including a 6 month stint working for President Obama’s 2008 campaign in the swing state of Ohio. Currently, Brady continues to push for social change working for one of the premier socially responsible investing firms, Natural Investments: “Money with a Mission”. Natural Investments is a registered B-Corporation and was recently given the “Best for the world” award. Brady serves on the Charleston County Greenbelt Advisory Board, as well as the Board of Directors for We Are Family, Remember Niger, and The Palmetto Project. For more follow @BradyQG

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