CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Labor leaders have been grumbling for months about the selection of North Carolina to host the Democratic National Convention, and California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton said this morning - on Labor Day - it "doesn't make any sense" to hold the convention in the right-to-work state.
"I didn't pick it," Burton told reporters at the state delegation hotel. "It doesn't make any sense to me, but that's me."
Burton was preparing to address delegates at a breakfast at the hotel.
Repeating a refrain made every four years by activists of both the Republican and Democratic parties, Burton said, "For once, truly, this is the most important election in history."
He added, however, that "probably there's a couple others going back to the 1800s."