AKRON, Ohio -- Your turn, Philly. Your turn, Democrats. Your turn, Hillary.

After a week dominated by Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention, all eyes are turning to Philadelphia and Democrats' presumptive nominee for president, Hillary Clinton. Starting as soon as today, when Clinton may announce her pick for vice president, her campaign will try to counter Republicans' week of dark, venomous rhetoric -- punctuated by Donald Trump telling voters that "I alone" can fix the national rot he described.

The Democratic National Convention formally kicks off Monday at the Wells Fargo Center. Here are some things to watch for:

-- Uplifting Clinton? Trump's dystopian vision leaves the door wide open for Clinton to offer the uplifting, aspirational contrast Americans have long favored in their presidential candidates. But for political and stylistic reasons, it won't be simple.

Trump's success, and that of Bernie Sanders, shows there is vast frustration roiling the country, and Clinton will have to address the desire for a political shake up while she also makes her case as the heir to President Obama's legacy. That's a difficult balance: pledging to build on the current president's work while also acknowledging the widespread calls for a change in the way our economy and political system work.

Then there's her political style. While Clinton's accomplishments thrill a generation of Democratic women, she has long been a beacon of pragmatism and know-how, not inspiration or excitement. She doesn't wow the crowd like her husband or Obama. Can Clinton, who is widely distrusted, offer something that leaves voters feeling hopeful?

-- Humanizing Hillary: If not for Donald Trump, Clinton would be the most disliked nominee in recent history. Huge swaths of voters find her dishonest. And that's hard to change -- she has been on the national stage for more than 20 years, and the controversy over her private e-mail server is a dogged symbol of all her critics dislike: secrecy, calculation and a sense that she plays by her own rules.

But conventions offer a chance for candidates to soften their images, with gauzy videos, testimonials by friends and family, and personal stories of overcoming adversity -- often helped with a bit of levity about their own failings.

Clinton has long been guarded in public. Can she let loose enough to soften her image? And after this long in the public eye, are voters willing to reconsider Clinton and modify their impressions?

-- The Veepstakes: Trump, a brash and politically inexperienced New Yorker, went for a reserved midwesterner with a long government resume in picking his vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. How does Clinton respond?

The reported front-runner, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, would double-down on her pitch of experience and readiness, and might help with the white men who form so much of Trump's support. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, would tick similar boxes, though neither would be seen as exciting picks.

Sens. Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren, meanwhile, would offer the kind of energy and exuberance that Clinton lacks, and that Trump and Sanders stirred so well -- though both are comparatively inexperienced. Julian Castro and Thomas Perez would represent historic nods to the Hispanic community.

We should know soon.

-- The Sanders factor: The Republican convention showed the worst-case scenario of what can happen after a bitter, hard-fought primary. Sen. Ted Cruz's non-endorsement of Trump -- in prime time no less -- brought on a stunning display of acrimony at just the moment when Republicans hoped to come together.

Democrats, similarly, are hoping to unify after a primary in which younger voters who distrust the political establishment enthusiastically rallied to Sanders. The Vermont senator gets his turn on stage Monday, and many will be watching -- because a Democratic victory will likely require bringing his supporters home.

Unlike Cruz, Sanders has already endorsed Clinton. But how far does he go Monday? A full-throated case for Clinton could be critical in pulling his loyalists back into the fold.

-- Philly friendly? The predictions of violence and riots and clashes in Cleveland? Way off. Aside from a few relatively minor incidents, protests were peaceful. And behind miles of metal barriers, the people of Cleveland and law enforcement personnel who came from around the country were almost invariably friendly and welcoming. Police and secret service officials were kind and helpful, and frequently greeted convention goers with "how are you doing?" The heavy security presence did not feel intimidating.

Philadelphia is known -- sometimes charmingly, sometimes not -- for its rough edges. When it shows its best sides, though, the city has so much to offer. Does it come through this week?

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