Tent Issues for the DNC As the Democratic National Convention edges closer to descending upon Charlotte we launch a series of examinations of the tent pole issues the Democratic delegates will support, debate and eventually adopt as part of their platform. Some of the issue are obvious like the economy, healthcare and foreign policy but party leaders also say that gay marriage may end up as a plank and gun control is back in the news as well. Well break down the largest issues, look at how the GOP is likely to view them in Tampa and how Democrats will discuss them during the convention in Charlotte. Tent Pole politics when Charlotte Talks.
Dr. Michael Bitzer - Chair, Dept. of Political Science and History, Catawba College
Eric Heberlig - Asst. Professor, Political Science Dept. UNC Charlotte