“It’s quite good, actually,” Clinton said of their relationship. “It’s candid, it’s open. We haven’t been close friends a long time or anything like that, but he knows that I support him.” [The Hill] MAKING THE CASE is what he does. Making an emotional connection with people is how he does it. The political power [...]
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CONFIRMED REPORTS from NBC News, then tweeted by Jeff Zeleny… Pres. Obama’s motorcade was just shown on MSNBC. President Obama is coming to the convention hall tonight to watch Clinton speech, a campaign source confirms. As for the video, I’ve had this beer. Port City Brewery out of Alexandria, VA. was sampling at Whole Foods [...]
THE PHOTO above was tweeted by Dana Milbank. Buzzfeed has the report.
“I am here to attest and affirm that our faith and belief in God is central to the American story and informs the values we’ve expressed in our party’s platform,” Strickland, who chaired the party’s platform committee, read. “In addition, President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and our party’s platform should as [...]
From LGBT delegates at the Democratic National Convention, and from good numbers of LGBT bloggers, great excitement is being expressed. Via the Dem Convention: LGBT Caucus Boasts Most Delegates in Convention History Hundreds of delegates and supporters gathered at the Charlotte Convention Center today for the 2012 Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus, with much reason [...]
SECRETARY CLINTON is traveling to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia, from August 30, 2012 to September 9, 2012. The months are winding down to the close of Hillary as America’s top diplomat, Pres. Obama’s smartest appointment. On Thursday we’ll get a glimpse of the man who could have the job next. [...]
MITT ROMNEY boosted one aspect of his public opinion problem with his convention. Taken before the DNC meet in Charlotte, an important point to remember, Obama’s favorable numbers with women registered voters has plummeted. Now we’ll have to wait to see what the Democratic National Convention does for Democrats, but especially Pres. Obama. The first [...]
“Mitt Romney talks a lot about all the things he’s fixed. I can tell you that Massachusetts was not one of them. He’s a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it.” – Gov. Deval Patrick WHAT A SPEECH delivered by Massachusetts Gov. [...]
From Raw Story: When the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street began a five-month encampment in Austin, Texas last fall, the Austin police assigned at least three undercover officers to infiltrate the group and gather information on potentially illegal actions. According to the Austin Statesman, court documents and interviews show that the infiltrators “camped with [...]
**UPDATED** FIRST LADY Michelle Obama is fierce. After watching her husband for almost four years she’s seen the price he’s paid for the work he does, which he chose out of love for his country, and the crazy arrogant notion any man or woman requires to do anything in politics today. She believes that her [...]
GATHER ‘ROUND. It’s on. First Lady Michelle Obama will also speak tonight. Team Obama has released the following video of spotlighting San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s mentor, his mom. It comes as we await his historic speech tonight.
A TRIBUTE to Edward M. Kennedy is above, for sentimental reasons, as well as political. The exchanges with Mitt Romney are devastating. It’s a flawed family, the Kennedys, but I spent a lot of time with them writing and researching for my show on J.F.K. Fascinating humanity.
This could easily have been included in my earlier post, Now Playing Charlotte: The ‘Uber-Contrived Reality Show’, or for that matter, in any number of posts. But it really deserves a place of its own. Do go and read the whole thing. Matt Stoller at Naked Capitalism: The Fake Election: 10 Arguments The Republicans Aren’t [...]
**UPDATED VIDEO FROM TEAM OBAMA** Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com IT’S A BIG night for the mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, who will give the keynote speech tonight. Sen. Marco Rubio is good, but Mayor Julian Castro has serious game and without Rubio’s baggage, with much smoother edges than the gruff Chris Christie, [...]
My first thought when I saw the news about the Democratic National Convention Streaming the entire event (see Taylor’s post here): that’s to keep the peanut gallery – where most of us reside, including the delegates to a pre-determined, scripted convention – under the illusion that we’re a part of a representative and sort of [...]
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