Kumar Calls & Empty Chairs: Day 1 of the DNC in Tweets

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Happy #EmptyChairDay!

If you don't know what on Earth that means, here's the quick recap: Clint Eastwood's speech on the last night of the Republican National Convention last week to an empty chair -- which immediately became known as Invisible Obama -- spawned a new photo meme (#Eastwooding), and prompted the president himself to tweet last week:

But on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, conservatives took to Twitter with photos of empty chairs to illustrate Eastwood's point -- that they believe Obama is not filling the presidential seat properly.

The Empty Chair Tweets

Tweets From Charlotte

Those in Charlotte and on their way there are sending pictures, facts, and reports -- this was a day of caucuses, panels, and parties (no speeches).

#AreYouBetterOff?


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CHARLOTTE, Sept. 3, 2012 Vendors sell puppets of U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Carolina Fest street festival during preparations for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, the United States, Sept. 3, 2012. President Barack Obama is to be named the Democratic Party's nominee during the DNC, which is scheduled to be held from Sept. 4 to Sept 7. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun) (Credit Image: © Zhang Jun/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Conservatives are asking Ronald Reagan's question from 1980, asked again by Paul Ryan in his speech to the Republican National Convention last week: Are you better off than you were four years ago? And people from all perspectives are answering:

Watching From Afar

While the rest of us are following along in social media and the news (or, if you're Kal Penn, on the phone with the President):

Stay tuned for more interviews, slideshows, and commentary from the Democratic National Convention this week!

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