Convention Coverage DNC http://wmub.org en Obama showed his human side, Cincinnati Democrats say http://wmub.org/post/obama-showed-his-human-side-cincinnati-democrats-say <p>As thousands of delegates to the Democratic National Convention celebrated the re-nomination of Barack Obama for a second term as president, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney of North Avondale said the president showed "great courage" in his acceptance speech.</p><p>"It took great courage for him to use that line from Abraham Lincoln,'' Kearney said from the floor of the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 03:30:56 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 3690 at http://wmub.org Obama showed his human side, Cincinnati Democrats say President Obama center stage as DNC wraps up tonight http://wmub.org/post/president-obama-center-stage-dnc-wraps-tonight <p>The Ohio delegation got a warning from Jesse Jackson about the upcoming election and also heard from former governor Ted Strickland.&nbsp; Tonight, President Obama speaks (in a dry venue):&nbsp; Here's the latest from WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson in a chat with Mark Heyne:</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:51:57 +0000 Mark Heyne 3684 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati woman inspired by her work as convention volunteer http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-woman-inspired-her-work-convention-volunteer-0 <p>Tina Bayne of Springfield Township thought earlier this year about running for one of the 1st Congressional delegate spots to the Democratic National Convention, but, as she said, she "chickened out."</p><p>"You had to go out and get people to vote for you,'' she said.</p><p>Instead she came to Charlotte this week as one of the thousands of volunteers who have been working in Time Warner Cable Arena, helping guide delegates around the building, checking credentials and making sure people could find their way around a crowded and often chaotic convention hall.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:22:06 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 3683 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati woman inspired by her work as convention volunteer http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-woman-inspired-her-work-convention-volunteer <p>Tina Bayne of Springfield Township thought earlier this year about running for one of the 1st Congressional delegate spots to the Democratic National Convention, but, as she said, she "chickened out."</p><p>"You had to go out and get people to vote for you,'' she said.</p><p>Instead she came to Charlotte this week as one of the thousands of volunteers who have been working in Time Warner Cable Arena, helping guide delegates around the building, checking credentials and making sure people could find their way around a crowded and often chaotic convention hall.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:22:04 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 3682 at http://wmub.org Jesse Jackson: Don't let them steal the election http://wmub.org/post/jesse-jackson-dont-let-them-steal-election <p>Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson - man who has ran for the presidency twice - told Ohio delegates&nbsp; they have to beware of what he calls Republican efforts to keep down the Democratic vote this fall, in Ohio and elsewhere.</p><p>"You can win the debate, and lose the election,'' Jackson told Ohio delegates at their final morning breakfast at the Oasis Shriners' Lodge in Charlotte.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:57:29 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 3641 at http://wmub.org Jesse Jackson: Don't let them steal the election