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« on: August 21, 2012, 11:41:25 pm »

From the Baltimore Sun:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-08-20/news/bal-omalley-to-speak-at-democratic-convention-20120820_1_democratic-convention-martin-o-malley-speakers

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It'll be the second time O'Malley has spoken to the convention. He gave a speech in 2004 that was remembered for its over-the-top rhetoric. ("America the beautiful, whose alabaster cities gleam undimmed by human tears; oh, my friends, to govern is to choose.")

That year the Democrats nominated Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for president. And another young star also took the stage: Barack Obama.

Other speakers for this year's convention announced today include: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CA Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, CO Gov. John Hickenlooper, former VA Gov. Tim Kaine, Kerry, MA Gov. Deval Patrick, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

They will join: Former President Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (the keynote speaker.)

The article speculates on Cuomo, but he's already said that he's too busy to attend more than one day of the convention:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/cuomo-to-attend-only-last-day-of-democratic-national-convention/

(part of his apparent strategy to avoid the national spotlight, and keep the 2016 speculation to a minimum)
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 11:43:23 pm »
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Why does Strickland maintain so much involvement with the Dems...?
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 11:47:19 pm »
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Were you guys on here saying something about some GOPer speaking at the DNC?  Is there actually someone or was that just people on guys guessing that there might be one?
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 12:11:26 am »
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Were you guys on here saying something about some GOPer speaking at the DNC?  Is there actually someone or was that just people on guys guessing that there might be one?

Mike Allen was the first one to report on it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 12:15:20 am »
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Why does Strickland maintain so much involvement with the Dems...?

Governor Kasich has not had a very successful term so far.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 05:45:00 am »

They've just announced a slew of additional speakers, all women:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/democratic-convention-women_n_1820517.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012

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The list, passed along by a source from the committee, includes the following names:

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.
Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans, Affairs Tammy Duckworth.
Sandra Fluke, Georgetown University student.
Denise Juneau, state superintendent of public instruction, Montana.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Caroline Kennedy.
Lilly Ledbetter.
Eva Longoria, Obama campaign co-chair.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 07:00:32 am »
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Sandra Fluke, really?
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 08:08:37 am »
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Sandra Fluke, really?

People helped by Obama (see Ledbetter).
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 09:09:50 am »
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Can't help but notice a certain high-profile woman missing from that list.  Has a speaking slot been confirmed elsewhere, or will she just introduce her husband?

Edit: Actually Hillary is missing too, so we know it's not intended to be a full list of female speakers.  Never mind.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2012, 09:36:37 am »
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As SecState I doubt Hillary will speak.
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2012, 09:53:34 am »
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Eva Longoria?? When was the last time a party convention let a B-rate Hollywood actress address a nationally televised audience in prime time? And that's a serious question. Has this been done before, by either party?
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2012, 10:00:14 am »
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The GOP convention has Janine Turner speaking, who is more like a D lister
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2012, 10:16:26 am »
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Are Janine Turner and Eva Longoria in prime time?
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2012, 11:03:49 am »
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They better give my boys Feingold, Dean, and Schweitzer slots.
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2012, 11:24:25 am »
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They've just announced a slew of additional speakers, all women:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/democratic-convention-women_n_1820517.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012

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The list, passed along by a source from the committee, includes the following names:

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.
Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans, Affairs Tammy Duckworth.
Sandra Fluke, Georgetown University student.
Denise Juneau, state superintendent of public instruction, Montana.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Caroline Kennedy.
Lilly Ledbetter.
Eva Longoria, Obama campaign co-chair.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.


What a circus.
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2012, 11:29:56 am »
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Boring.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2012, 11:47:00 am »
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Not really sure why Eva Longoria is speaking but I won't mind looking at her.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2012, 12:48:14 pm »
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Eva Longoria?? When was the last time a party convention let a B-rate Hollywood actress address a nationally televised audience in prime time? And that's a serious question. Has this been done before, by either party?
Reagan, except he was an actor.
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2012, 01:27:03 pm »
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Eva Longoria?? When was the last time a party convention let a B-rate Hollywood actress address a nationally televised audience in prime time? And that's a serious question. Has this been done before, by either party?
Reagan, except he was an actor.

Oh yeah...that silly actor-turned two-term President and one of the most beloved ex-Presidents in history. Forgot about him.  (http://www.gallup.com/poll/145064/kennedy-highest-rated-modern-president-nixon-lowest.aspx) (http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/09/jfk-reagan-clinton-most-popular-recent-ex-presidents.html)
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2012, 01:31:25 pm »
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Eva Longoria is one of the campaign co-chairs.
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2012, 01:33:02 pm »
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Eva Longoria is one of the campaign co-chairs.


But why? For being an attractive hispanic?
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2012, 01:40:07 pm »
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lol Sandra Fluke...really?

Please please tell me they are going to have some part of the convention dedicated to speaking on how it is some fundamental human right that the government pays for birth control.
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2012, 01:48:33 pm »
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Eva Longoria?? When was the last time a party convention let a B-rate Hollywood actress address a nationally televised audience in prime time? And that's a serious question. Has this been done before, by either party?
Reagan, except he was an actor.

Oh yeah...that silly actor-turned two-term President and one of the most beloved ex-Presidents in history. Forgot about him.  (http://www.gallup.com/poll/145064/kennedy-highest-rated-modern-president-nixon-lowest.aspx) (http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/09/jfk-reagan-clinton-most-popular-recent-ex-presidents.html)
I was joking. Obviously it isn't the same. Same with Olympia Dukakis.
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 01:49:48 pm »
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Lol what Celebs does the GOP have? Yeah thats right none. you find their movies in the $2 bin at Wal-Mart.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2012, 01:51:50 pm »
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Lol what Celebs does the GOP have? Yeah thats right none. you find their movies in the $2 bin at Wal-Mart.

Oh yeah, that sounds like a fight worth having..."my party has better hollywood celebs than yours."
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