It is nicknamed “Banktown.” The city is considered to be the No.2 banking capital of America. The city is Charlotte, North Carolina, and it is where the 2012 Democratic National Convention is being held.
The setting is appropriate when you consider how much of a return banks and financial institutions have gotten from President Barack Obama’s administration for donating to the campaign of hope and change in 2008. In retrospect, a banker might ask if that message was for executives and senior businessmen, who were afraid they would be investigated and prosecuted for contributing to the collapse of the economy. Which is why it is not surprising that there is likely to be a sizable number of Occupy protesters here during the convention to protest Obama and the Democratic Party.