Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Inspiring, clever, snide: Welcome, Democrats

The Observer recently invited readers to send in their suggested slogans for Charlotte as the city promotes its hosting of next year's convention.

Their nominees ranged from inspiring to clever to snide (but funny).

Even Republican City Councilman Edwin Peacock III sent in a suggestion: "Charlotte, NC: Southern Efficiency Meets Southern Charm!" Here's a sampling of the others:

"Charlotte: We put the NC in DNC" - from Mary Ann Maxson, Wesley Chapel.

"Grounded in Tradition - Focused on the Future" - Ann Baldwin Greene.

"Charlotte - Gateway to Global" - Mark Sitzer, Indian Trail.

"Charlotte: Gateway to Gastonia" - Dan Harris, Charlotte.

"Olde Grits and New Grit" and "Welcome to the Home of the New South" - Lawrence Raymer, Huntersville.

"Charlotte: Banking on the Future!" - Caroline Groux Sitzer, Indian Trail.

"Charlotte - We Love Socialists" - Kevin Kronk, Pineville.

"Welcome Democrats to Charlotte . . . Your Southern Home." - Steve Weiner, Harrisburg.

"Charlotte, North Carolina is Mint" - Jayne Mannino, Lincolnton.

"New Ideas, New Start, New South" - Jeffrey Klein, Charlotte.

"Charlotte: Beacon of the New South" - Jana Harston, Charlotte.

"Charlotte - Treats You Royally" - Terri Hatcher, Charlotte.
–Tim Funk