CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The chairman of the Democratic National Convention says President Barack Obama will have one more shot alone at a microphone to articulate his vision of America.
Steve Kerrigan says Democrats want to make sure tens of thousands of everyday Americans are there.
Kerrigan said the purpose of moving the president's acceptance speech to Bank of America stadium in Charlotte was to allow thousands of more people to participate in the convention.
He made his comments Wednesday on the anniversary of Charlotte landing the convention. Kerrigan said convention planning was going smoothly and touted a number of key changes, including shortening the convention from the traditional four days to three so there will be a day to celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia and the South.