Organizers of the 2012 Democratic National Convention are considering scheduling moderate Republicans on at least two of the three nights, POLITICO reports.
The plan would include appearances by notable Republicans, both from the business community and the world of politics:
Convention planners are considering featuring a centrist Republican leader on at least two of the three nights. Nightly remotes from swing states may include a CEO or “major Republican.” On Wednesday night, a “notable GOP woman” is among the possible participants. And on the final night, Democrats may include a Republican leader — someone like former Sens. John Warner or Chuck Hagel — or a GOP woman.
POLITICO also reports that the convention will feature testimonials from "real people" who will convey how they have benefitted from President Barack Obama's policies. Other plans include appearances by two people who will detail their personal experience with a polarizing issue — what planners are calling a "social contrast" — with one celebrating Obama's actions, and the other decrying the policies advocated by Mitt Romney. But DNC organizers are cautious when it comes to highlighting gay marriage. According to convention documents obtained by POLITICO, the same-sex marriage social contrast will include parents with a gay son or daughter, rather than a gay couple.
The convention is planned to run three nights on September 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.