Live Blog: Democratic National Convention, 9/5/12
Welcome to our live blog of the Democratic National Convention!
I’ll live blog tonight’s proceedings at the Democratic National Convention from 9pm—11pm eastern.
Tonight’s highlights include speeches from Former President Bill Clinton, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Please leave any thoughts in the comments section—I’ll use a few of them for the main thread.
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Crowd doesn’t seem engaged at all! AG Harris seems pretty monotone and hasn’t engaged or enthralled me either.
As a Republican not blinded by party or dogma you could clearly see the nays/boos were more of a response to adding that Jerusalem is/should be the rightful capital of Israel than the adding of word “God” to the platform.
Cristina Saralegui speech was effective in the fact that it fire up the crowd, aka The Democratic Base, much more effectively than the last speaker, who is a statewide elected official from the largest state in the Union, that’s saying something.
I personally think the Make or Break speech tonight is from Professor Warren. Bill Clinton will knock it out of the park, we all know that, but Scott Brown is running a great campaign against her and she needs to speak and hold onto to those 200,000 to 300,000 Blue Collar Democrats outside of Boston that Scott Brown will need in order to be reelected.
Maybe this is some partisanship coming through on my end…but it seem to me that the RNC pre-primetime speakers were just flat out better than what I have seen pre-primetime for the DNC, so far. The RNC seemed to use this time to give it’s bench some critical playing time on the national stage. The Dem’s seem to be wasting this time by not giving their up and comers a platform to address/wow the grassroots of the Democratic Party.
So as we inch closer to the 10pm hour, I am guessing they canned Sandra Fluke’s speech tonight?
Just saw on Twitter that they moved her to primetime.
With that reaction from the crowd, I can see why they moved her to primetime.
Wow…that was one extremely partisan speech by Fluke for primetime. The Dem base will eat it up but I do not know how Middle America will feel about.
I can tell you one thing. I will bet money, Not Romney Money though 😉 on the fact that President Clinton will go past 11pm now. Has Bill Clinton ever given a major primetime speech that was less then 30 mins?
One key difference from the RNC and DNC. Every speaker from the DNC knows that it is Barack Obama’s party and they have kept it all about him. While the RNC speakers were perfectly willing to throw Romney under the bus and use the national stage to help themselves and their own brand.
Throwback to 90s time!
You can’t fake joy and enthusiasm. The crowd in Charlotte clearly has it. The crowd in Tampa clearly did not. If you are on the fence watching these conventions on TV, which crowd and which party would YOU feel more comfortable being a part of?
Is there anyone better on a national stage than Bill Clinton? He is one hell of a political animal. No one simplifies big things and themes than he does.
Praise of GWB at a democratic convention. Wow!! Is this a dream? Are pigs flying? Lol
Bill Clinton is an amazing communicator. One of his most powerful tools? His tone and his gestures match perfectly. Could you imagine this speech if he was resting his hands on that podium? I don’t think so. With every gesture, you can see how much he believes in what he’s saying.
Is a mass of people screaming that things are better off than they were four years ago really the visual they Democrats want to leave? Seems like a very out of touch message given the number of people watching at home who know that they are worse off than they were four years ago.
Republicans, Thank God for the 22nd Amendment! No one and I mean not one single politician alive comes close to the ease, skill, gravitas, humor, etc. that Bill Clinton so easily displays.
I just do not know how President Obama tops that tomorrow. That’s the only possible bad thing I could say about President Clinton’s speech tonight.
I loved Elizabeth Warren’s speech. It had a great message and was well delivered. But after Bill Clinton’s barnburner of a speech, who is talking about Warren’s speech now?