Here are five storylines to watch out for today:
From the Present to the Future
Both men have publicly lauded Clinton and supported her campaign, and Obama held a joint campaign appearance with Clinton in North Carolina earlier this month.
Pitting One Billionaire Against Another
A Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent, he will address the Democratic convention tonight and is expected to endorse Clinton.
In the opinion piece, he didn’t mention Clinton once but explained that he decided not to run because “my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz. That is not a risk I can take in good conscience,” he said of the two Republicans who were in the midst of their party’s primary contest at that time.
Bloomberg detailed the issues he took with Trump’s campaign in the piece, and it seems likely that he will reiterate some of those points this evening.
Meeting Tim Kaine
Tonight will be an opportunity for him to introduce himself to the nation and help highlight some of the reasons Clinton went with him.
Racial Justice Likely Subject
The intersection of race and police has been a hot-button issue in light of the shooting deaths of several African-American men at the hands of police in recent weeks, as well as deadly attacks against police officers.
Those events will likely be addressed on the convention stage tonight because two of the best-known leaders in their communities are slated to speak.
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson is due to speak at the Wells Fargo Arena as well as former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who was part of Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force.
Bernie in the Background
Bernie Sanders addressed the convention on the first night, and he was still very much on the minds of attendees on Tuesday, when he nixed the roll call nomination vote in an emotional moment.
As the week goes on, however, his planned presence will be lessened. There is no planned action on the floor, and he isn’t slated to make another address to the convention.
His supporters are still out in force inside and outside the arena, but the leader of that movement isn’t scheduled to play any further role at the party’s convention.