236 Responses to “It’s Charlotte Time”


  1. 4 Tally
    September 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  2. 5 Judith Fardig
    September 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Ah, but you have!

  3. 9 isonprize
    September 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Okay, so NOW I just have to watch my FLOTUS tonight. As I’m walking out the door to head the broadcast “luncheon” I get a call from my son’s daycamp. He’s fine, but there went my noontime hang out with regular ol’ dems to watch the Women of the DNC. Oh well, I’ll be happy to watch FLOTUS tonight!!

  4. September 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks, Chips! I’m so excited to get going!

    FORWARD!

  5. 12 COS
    September 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I just wrote a nice note to wish FLOTUS good luck via the email I received, and donated of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 13 Cman
    September 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Heck YAW!

    Fired up, Ready to go. I loved this start to the DNC last time.

  7. September 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm
  8. 17 donna dem 4 obama
    September 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    DWS looks great and she is Fired Up!

  9. 18 Dudette
    September 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This stream idea is soooo great! Now I can at least listen to what’s happening while I’m at work.

  10. 19 Dudette
    September 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Look at those babies doing the Pledge of Allegiance. Sooooo adorable!!

  11. September 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, so no one is acting like me and running around yelling, “It started! It started!”

  12. September 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

  13. 30 lamh35
    September 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Why the Obama campaign is cautiously confident in victory

    1) Romney cannot win over true undecided voters in the lopsided numbers he needs if he remains two to three points behind in the key battleground states…

    2) The fact that Obama has not cracked 50 percent is not the harbinger of victory Romney thinks it is…

    3) The Obama campaign believes it has neutralized the welfare attack. Romney is investing heavily in ads falsely claiming Obama gutted welfare reform. Dems initially viewed this as a threat. In their view, undecided voters were processing the attack as follows: The voters didnโ€™t think this sounded like something Obama would do, but if it were true, it would worry them.

    Thatโ€™s why Dems responded so aggressively to debunk the claim; Dems believe the local press in the battlegrounds has handled the issue responsibly and has communicated clearly to undecided voters that itโ€™s false. Dems think the attacks are not resonating significantly with true undecideds, who just don’t see Obama as someone who favors a culture of dependency or โ€œwelfare checkโ€ handouts…

  14. 31 utaustinliberal
    September 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    DNC 2012 has officially begun! GAVEL BANG!

    Freaking excited.

  15. 33 lamh35
    September 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Evening guys. Today is my last late day (I’m here until 8pm) but at least I get out before FLOTUS and Mayor Castro come on. I’m DVR’ing everything (C-SPAN) so that I can go back and re-watch later if I hear of some good stuff to re-watch, but until I get off work, I’ll be looking online, reading twitter and trying to watch the livestream between my bench work.

  16. 34 Linda
    September 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Amy Klobacher needs to shut up about the deficit….. SHUT UP AMY !

  17. 35 donna dem 4 obama
    September 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    This video of Charlotte was really done well!

  18. September 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Football wonโ€™t be a refuge from politics for swing state residents this fall.

    President Barack Obamaโ€™s reelection campaign is spending nearly $1 million on ads during local programming related to the NFL or college football in key swing state media markets through Election Day, according to a POLITICO review of the Federal Communications Commission database.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80666.html

  19. September 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!

    THAT’S MY DREAM TEAM RIGHT THERE!!!!

  20. 41 Cman
    September 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Wow, is it just me or do this convention look so much prettier? It’s all glistening and new like…

  21. September 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Not to be shallow, but Democrats are a really good looking group.

  22. September 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    There’s stuff going around on Twitter that Obama has decided to hold his speech inside the arena and not the stadium? Is this true?

  23. 53 utaustinliberal
    September 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    DWS is looking extra extra extra sharp, stylish, and pretty.

  24. 56 redbird45 (@redbird45)
    September 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I love the little lady in her cowboys boots.

  25. 58 Zekke LyDonna
    September 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

  26. 59 yardarm756
    September 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    The crowd represents America. There’s some of everybody there. That’s what I’m talking about.

  27. 67 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Still at work — won’t be home for another hour. Can’t wait!!!

  28. 71 Dudette
    September 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Dang, I missed Kamala Harris.

  29. September 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    who could imagine that the official treasurer would make the key points about the economy doing better under democrats. How cool is that? $10K under repubs – $30K versus $300K under dem presidents. Money and equality are his themes!

  30. September 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    “We are a convention that looks like America! ” Indeed

  31. 84 utaustinliberal
    September 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    There’s so much diversity on the convention floor. All races, ages and genders. It’s so beautiful to watch. The excitement leaps through the screen.

  32. 89 Linda
    September 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Coward Fineman makes me sick.

    • 90 Dudette
      September 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Don’t watch that fool. Just watch the stream from the convention or CSPAN. It’ll be a much more pleasurable viewing experience. No commentary from the wackadoodles and no commercials.

  33. 91 prettyfoot58
    September 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    …Fineman on Tweetys show:…African American and Latino folks support the President but will they come out to vote….sheeeesh

    also watching cspan….loving it!!!!!!!

  34. September 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    And I have to say the women are so different – not all are coiffed beauty pageant types. Very cool.

  35. 94 0388jojothecat
    September 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Tweety doing a fine job on the First Lady and First Family.

  36. 95 Rita
    September 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Cory Booker – “Our platform is about pragmatism. Not about left or right, but about moving America and our economy forward!” FORWARD!!

  37. September 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    HEY, let’s hear it for Cory Booker!!

  38. September 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    They like Corey Booker.

  39. 101 prettyfoot58
    September 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Mayor Corey Booker is Fireddddddddddddddd UP!

  40. September 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I know I’m getting ahead of myself. But my confidence comes from a very realistic assessment of the current political terrain. And on Nov. 6, when the networks start calling the election for Barack Hussein Obama, this geek is going to put on “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and possibly have a good cry.

  41. 109 cookemom
    September 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Streaming CSPAN and watching Rev Al at the same time. This is a wunnerful way to spend a late afternoon and early evening. Cory Booker received a warm and hearty welcome. He’s getting great applause as well. All is well with the DNC and the relaunch of a PBO surrogate who many had given up on. I’m glad to see him back in the fold.

  42. 111 jackiewg
    September 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Just want to say a big thank you to everyone who wished us congratulations on our grandchild. You have helped make this day very special with your kind words and photos. Our daughter is 41 and has endured several heartbreaking miscarriages so today was truly a dream come true for all of us. And yes, all parties are doing well–mom, baby, dad and the gramps We are going top off the day watching Michelle Obama give her convention speech. What could be more perfect?

  43. 118 4morefor44
    September 4, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    f- corey booker. he’s not to be trusted. he didn’t have president obama’s back when it was needed.

    • 119 prettyfoot58
      September 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      he made a mistake…glad they did not throw out the baby with the bathwater……

    • 120 jeff
      September 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      I really didn’t like his speech. It seemed like he didn’t really believe in it, was just reciting things that he knows democrats believe in but he himself doesn’t. I will never trust him sorry.

    • 121 cookemom
      September 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      one and out huh? I didn’t like that it happened when it happened, but even then I wasn’t prepared to kick him out of the party. If he runs for governor of NJ against Crispy, then I want him to win. If he has other political aspirations, I hope he wins those as well against any Repub that he challenges. He was given this platform because the people on the inside know him, know his heart, and trust him. If they can, then I certainly will.

      • 122 4morefor44
        September 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        it was such an egregious comment from booker. it’s wasn’t a slip of the tongue or stumble…that would be fine…but it was completely the opposite of truth and scolding toward president obama. he’ll have to do a lot of tangible, positive stuff over time to earn any of my trust back. until then, i’m happy pushing martin o’malley or elizabeth warren instead for higher offices. they have had president obama’s back 100%. that’s my gauge.

        • 123 isonprize
          September 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

          Cory will have a few hurdles to get over, but I always remember a quote from LBJ. “I’d rather have him in the tent pissin’ out than outside of the tent, pissin’ in.” That’s where I think the Dems put Cory. He gave a fired up speech about the platform which is important, but still, it’s not a prime time spot, that he probably was on track for, until his greed and ego got the best of him.

  44. September 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    These look like real people!

  45. 125 carolyn
    September 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    You know, we all have children so we can have GRANDchildren……they are such a delight. Congratulations. I know you will enjoy and treasure her.

    • 126 jacquelineoboomer
      September 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      I’m the youngest great grandmother you ever saw (you believe me, don’t you?), but we also have children whose children can have children – all three of those other generations brighten my world!

  46. 127 squarepeg
    September 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  47. September 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    there were around 5000 watching on youtube when I logged on. Now 10K cooool

  48. 130 prettyfoot58
    September 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I’m loving this convention…i like how they mention the President’s name early and often in their speech…loveeeeeee it!!!

  49. 131 isonprize
    September 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    The DNC got some set designer for the stage. It has already changed 3 times that I’ve noticed.

  50. 132 squarepeg
    September 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Chuckles just said on Twitter “its worth nothing though that 1/4 of the delegates aren’t in their seats. I just told him to shut up.

  51. 134 utaustinliberal
    September 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    OMG It’s Ryan Case from Boulder, Colorado. He was the one who introduced Pres. Obama. His story is being told now.

  52. 138 utaustinliberal
    September 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  53. 140 prettyfoot58
    September 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    i love these stories…they tell the truth….

  54. 141 yardarm756
    September 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Look at all those ppl in that convention hall. It brings a lump to my throat almost like the day PBO was sworn in. I’ve been on this planet for damn near 3/4 of a century and NEVER thought I’d see the likes of this……Here come the water works!

  55. 148 jeff
    September 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Ryans speech is great! He talks cohareantly and seems deeply intelligent unlike Booker’s. Sorry I should’t put Booker down but I really am annoyed with that guy.

    • 149 0388jojothecat
      September 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Ryans?

      • September 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        Young man whose parents died without health insurance, studying political science thanks to PBO doubling Pell grants. Knocks on doors to campaign for PBO and introduced him in Boulder

    • 151 0388jojothecat
      September 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Oh, you were referring to a comment up thread…..Ryan Case.

    • 152 cookemom
      September 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Booker is evidently trusted by the DNC powers that be. Whatever he did, whatever the slight, whatever the wrongheaded messaging he did, must have been forgiven. If PBO, the DNC, and the delegates in the hall, can welcome him back with open arms and give him this important platform of exposure, then surely I can accept that they know him better than I. In any case, I want him to proceed with his political aspirations. It could be the difference between a Crispy and a Booker NJ Governor.

      I think it’s time to put that divisive stuff behind us. We gotta all be on the same page. I’m not saying not to criticize, that has it’s place. I’m saying that the past can stay there and let’s judge going forward.

      • 153 jeff
        September 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

        I will try to get over it. He really seems like a nice enough guy and I’d vote him over any republican no matter what.

      • September 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        THIS.

        I was one of those who blasted Mr. Booker on Twitter — my first full weekend on it, no less. But he’s been onside ever since, and the Democratic Party IS the big tent party.

      • 155 4morefor44
        September 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

        fair enough. i’ll be watching him closely. anyway, i didn’t really like his speech either. bunch of a yelling and didn’t feel all that sincere to me, but yes, i’d certainly support him over any republican.

  56. 157 isonprize
    September 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    REAL PEOPLE TELLING REAL STORIES!!! How can anyone vote Republican? Seriously, how??

  57. 158 Tally
    September 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  58. September 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  59. September 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I like this president of SEIU.
    Now over 12,000 watching on YouTube

  60. 161 hopefruit2
    September 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  61. 163 sherijr
    September 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Enjoying the DNC, just got home in time to watch YAY! Sooo glad I still have internet- finally will be heading to Baltimore on Sept 16th.. but still no house to go to ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Soon hopefully.

    • 164 pinkbunny92
      September 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Oh Sherijr – are you moving? I may have missed what’s going on since I’ve been so erratic in checking in here.

      If so, good luck!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 165 sherijr
        September 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

        yes, trying to ๐Ÿ™‚ offered on a house in baltimore, sold my house in ND in June.. but still awaiting approval in Baltimore.. getting very excited! thank you.

    • 166 cookemom
      September 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      Safe and happy travels to your new destination sherijr. Good luck on the house hunt. I’m sure everything will fall into place for you.

      • 167 sherijr
        September 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        thank you… I have never received an email from your number 1. Am very much looking forward to finally seeing my sons & grandkids.

        • 168 cookemom
          September 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

          I sent you her tel no. I know it’ll be a joyous reunion in Baltimore when you get there. Is your mom and sis still in N. D.?

          • 169 sherijr
            September 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

            oh boy I missed the phone number, I am very sorry cookemom. My mom & my sister are moving back to CA – my mom’s house already sold & closed & my sister’s house is going up for sale in a week or two.. so they will be here a few weeks longer than me probably.

    • September 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Thinking of you sherijr, hoping it all works out – VERY soon.

  62. September 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Hope you’ve all seen this:

    http://www.paulryantimecalculator.com/

    I just broke a world record ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  63. September 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    To: Drunken Irishman, Squarepeg, Meta and UT Austin

    re: Thursday acceptance speech venue
    (from meteorologist recommended byt TOD commenter)

  64. 177 Tally
    September 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  65. 178 prettyfoot58
    September 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Joy Behar is on Current TV opposiite REV AL….is anyone watching her…how is she

  66. 179 utaustinliberal
    September 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Nydia Velazquez just ripped Romney from head to toe. LOL.

  67. 181 hopefruit2
    September 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  68. September 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Has this been posted? Obama in a mustang.

  69. 183 0388jojothecat
    September 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I am watching C-Span because MSNBC has too many GOP’ers on even Rev Al’s Show and not enough of the Convention.

  70. September 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    You know, Chuck Todd is such a wet blanket; he looks clearly pained that he has to share the spotlight with enthusiastic Dems.

    NBC needs to limit Chuck and Andrea Mitchell to the network; they don’t belong on MSNBC.

  71. 191 Dudette
    September 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Cousin Henry “The Eighth” Healy having a good time in Charlotte! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. 194 Linda
    September 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    “We had a debt clock at our convention last week. I donโ€™t see the debt clock at the convention this week,” Ryan says…

    Ryan, that’s because when it comes to nat’l debt, ‘YOU BUILT IT…’

  73. September 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Am I the last to notice those very cool camera angles at the top of the YouTube video ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  74. 200 Rita
    September 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    โ€œUnder President Obama States will get flexibility only if they can get 20% more people to work!. Let me repeat that for our Republican friendsโ€ฆ thatโ€™s more, not less!โ€
    โ€” Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois, at the DNC

  75. 204 4morefor44
    September 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    i’m loving this internet feed! not a billionaire-paid pundit in sight!! we should all tell our friends and family to turn off the boob tube and turn on the ‘net instead for dnc coverage!

  76. September 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    A little reflection on this fine day ….

  77. 209 4morefor44
    September 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    hey firefighter guy, THEY NEVER HAD YOU DUDE! YOU WERE BEING FOOLED ALL ALONG! it’s just you finally saw it, so hopefully you’ll stay in the light and get your friends and family to do the same.

  78. 211 kmackt
    September 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I’m volunteering this week for the DNC and today was amazing. I’ve been working 6am-230pm checking in volunteers. Yesterday and today, the volunteers are fired up when they come in for their shift. Today about 9:30 we had the first shift in and things were slow, so a couple of us went to the Women’s Caucus.We were to hear from Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Sandra Fluke and Donna Brazille among many others.There were hundreds of women and a few men , everyone was FIRED UP when we left the room. Donna Brazille was so good that when Ashley Judd came on after her, she teased that she needed to go to church and Donna took us there.

    IT WAS SO GREAT to be in a room, heck in a city with so many like minded people ready to move FORWARD

  79. 213 isonprize
    September 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Firefighter Dude was FIRED UP!!!

  80. 214 utaustinliberal
    September 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Whoever built the DNC 2012 set deserves huge kudos. The stage keeps switching to fit the speaker of the moment.

    • 215 4morefor44
      September 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      aren’t there multiple video screens behind them. seemed to me they swap out a different picture in the video screen for each speaker. not sure, but either way yes, it’s looking great!

    • 216 isonprize
      September 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      UT, I’ve been giving big UPS!!! to the stagecrafters all night long. IT LOOKS GREAT!!! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! It changes for almost every speaker with pictures of the United States.

  81. 217 Cman
    September 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Nice jams. DNC knows how to throw a party. Celebrate!

  82. 218 lamh35
    September 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I like Tim Kaine. No reason, I’m just sayin’ I like Tim Kaine. He’s a good foot soldier and supporter of POTUS.

    • 219 Claire
      September 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      And Tim has a wonderful wife, Anne Holton, who works hard for teens in foster care and for education. Her ideals came from her upbringing.

      Anne Holton was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and is the daughter of A. Linwood Holton, Jr., and Jinks Holton. In 1969, her father was elected as Governor of Virginia, serving from 1970 to 1974. In response to a federal court decision desegregating Richmond Public Schools, she and her siblings attended predominantly black schools near the Virginia Executive Mansion, contributing to her father’s efforts to make Virginia a model for race relations.

  83. 220 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Good evening TOD!!!!! Been out all day with my Mom and one of her friends — they did a “ladies day” for my birthday — shopping and the Cheesecake Factory for lunch!

    Jackiegrumbacher — CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A new baby grand-daughter!. Nothing like a new baby to really put things in perspective! I’m “honored” that she was born on my birthday! In honor of your new granddaughter and my birthday, I’m reposting this tweet from 0’dark-thirty this a.m.

  84. 221 isonprize
    September 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Again, I say, whoever did the stage crafting is GENIUS!! It changes almost every time a different speaker comes up. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!! I’m loving this so far, and it’s only been about 2 hours!!!

    • 222 carolyn
      September 4, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Yes, beautiful…..pictures of Nevada behind Harry Reid…..each speaker has a personalized background…dynamic, exciting, inviting. The Repub background was static and square, just plain ugly. Harry is telling the facts!!! Full of specifics.

  85. 223 sherijr
    September 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I haz a sad, had to go watch via cnn stream,.. as the dem sit/ ofa site kept buffering on me. Tim Kaine giving a good speech. Our folks are genuine.

    Notice how we NEVER hear repubs say “we’re Americans first” ?? No the spend a lotta time telling us that they are the only Americans.. or telling us about the ‘right americans’.

    Anthony Foxx? Mayor of Charlotte?

  86. 225 Claire
    September 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Go Harry!!!

  87. September 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Gee, doesn’t Rachel make you feel good? Not!

  88. 228 0388jojothecat
    September 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Harry Reid is on C-Span…..

  89. 229 sherijr
    September 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    alright Harry enjoying this moment ๐Ÿ˜‰

  90. 230 squarepeg
    September 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    mutes tv dont wanna hear her

  91. September 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    See this easy to tweet chart of GOP obstructionism (what Harry Reid was just talking about):

  92. 232 prettyfoot58
    September 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Lovwe Love Love thissssssssssssssss….

    Sisterrrrrrrrrrrrsssssss are doing it for themselvesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!

  93. 234 criquet
    September 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    hi guys. What is the you tube link? I’d really prefer to do without the pundit prattle.


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