Delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte were led by "Extreme Home Makeover" host Monday as they worked together to help build a home for a local veteran.
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Most convention events don’t involve Wisconsin delegates swinging hammers and painting walls, but this isn’t your average convention event. Democratic delegates — including those from Wisconsin — on Monday participated in the Craftsman House United project to build a home for a military veteran. Half the home was built last week by delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The home was transported to Charlotte, where Democrats finished up the work. The project was a collaboration between Heroes at Home, Rebuilding Together, Craftsman and NextGen Home, and was led by Ty Pennington, of "Extreme Home Makeover" fame.
The Wisconsin delegation is looking forward to nominating the nation's first African American president for a second term. They say the choice between another four years with Barack Obama and the Romney/Ryan ticket will be a stark one for voters this fall
When the Democratic National Convention starts Tuesday in Charlotte, NC, Democrats will have their chance to tell their story to the country and explain why they think President Barack Obama is still the best choice come November. The convention opens only five days after the Republican National Convention closed in Tampa, FL, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the Republican ticket and Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. With Ryan on the ballot for two offices — he's also running to retain his seat to represent the 1st Congressional District — and Gov. Scott Walker a featured speaker, the Republican convention perhaps should have been held at Lambeau Field. Despite not having a Cheesehead on the ticket, the …