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Nashvillians take to Twitter during Democratic National Convention


Nashvillians took to Twitter during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

Trending topics in the Nashville area included #DNCin4Words, #Charlotte, #Democratic National Convention and #AreYouBetterOff, which was paid for by the Republican National Committee.

The conversation continued on Facebook and in local coffee shops as voters looked forward to President Obama's speech on Thursday.

"I'm just interested to see what the president has to say this week," said undecided voter Peter Dawson. "I don't think oration matters, not fancy speeches or anything like that. What are you going to do to make the economy better?"

Independent John Donelson added, "I think he needs to say he wants to stay the course and try to create new jobs."

"I think his plan for the economy in the next two to three years is what he's got to get across," said David Armstrong, who said he will likely vote for President Obama, despite a long family history of Republican values.

Adam Nickas, the executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party said it was time for the incumbent to hand over the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"We've seen no solutions from President Obama," said Nickas. "We've seen bold solutions from Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to get our country back on track.

Meanwhile, in Charlotte, Tennessee delegates spent the morning listening to singer and activist Ashley Judd at a breakfast meeting.

They also participated in the women's and rural caucuses.

The speeches kick off Wednesday evening, with President Jimmy Carter, First Lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

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