Highlights From Thursday’s National Journal Events - PICTURES

Sept. 6, 2012, 1:07 p.m.

Na­tion­al Journ­al wrapped up its week of live events at the Demo­crat­ic Na­tion­al Con­ven­tion on Thursday morn­ing with “View from the Top: A Con­ver­sa­tion with Cam­paign Man­agers and Seni­or Strategists.”

The pan­el of Demo­crats spoke pos­it­ively of the con­ven­tion to this point. All agreed that Pres­id­ent Obama had struggled thus far to gen­er­ate the type of en­thu­si­asm he needed from his base. In­stead, he has par­ti­cip­ated in an ex­pens­ive “food fight” thus far, said Laura Quinn, CEO of Ca­tal­ist. If Coke and Pep­si spent all their money on ads say­ing the oth­er drink was pois­on, she asked, would any­one want to drink any soda ever again?

But Bill Clin­ton’s speech and the pos­it­ive present­a­tion of “Obama­care” and pro­gress­ive so­cial is­sue stances has helped frame the Demo­crats plat­form in a more ap­peal­ing light to a broad­er audi­ence, the pan­el agreed. 

(Check out high­light’s from Wed­nes­day’s events)