Charlotte 7:0 – 9:0


MSNBC 1 * MSNBC 2 * C-Span * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

7:0 – 8:0: Denise Juneau * Nancy Pelosi * Tom Vilsack * Barbara Mikulski * Arne Duncan * Progress for People Video: Education * Johanny Adames * Jim Hunt * Remarks and Video Presentation in Memoriam presented by Harvey B. Gantt * Live Performance: Jessica Sanchez

8:0 – 9:0: Stronger Together Video: Women’s Health * Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bruce * Cecile Richards * Steny Hoyer * Barney Frank * American Heroes Video: Veterans * Ed Meagher * General Eric Shinseki * Michael Nutter * John Hickenlooper * Sister Simone Campbell * Jack Markell

There’ll be a new post for:

9:0 – 10:0: Karen Mills * Progress for People Video: Small Business * Bill Butcher * Kamala D. Harris * Stronger Together Video: Immigration * Benita Veliz * Cristina Saralegui * Sandra Fluke * Austin Ligon * An Economy Build to Last Video: Auto-Industry * Karen Eusanio * Bob King * Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt, and David Foster (Former Employees at companies controlled by Romney’s Bain Capital) * Chris Van Hollen

10:0 – 11:0: Jim Sinegal * Elizabeth Warren * Antonio Villaraigosa * Bill Clinton * Benediction: Rabbi David Wolpe

Detailed schedule here


176 Responses to “Charlotte 7:0 – 9:0”

  1. 3 TrumpDog
    September 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Can’t wait

  2. September 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    we’re all marching…….tall, short and those in betweeen

  3. September 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    “we means us!” Let’s not say the pledge of allegiance, let’s live it.

  4. 7 hopefruit2
    September 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Damn! Emmanuel Cleaver is super fired up tonight.

    • 8 Rita
      September 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      “Hope on, Mr. President! … Speak of hope to the American people, because it is impossible for hope to overdraw its account.”
      – Rep. Cleaver

  5. 9 nospin
    September 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      September 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      And Joe Wilson or whatever the fruitcake’s name is whom she will replace in Congress as an IL representative once said Tammy “talks about what she did in the military too much” or something like that. Go, Tammy! (Go home, Republicans!)

  6. 11 desertflower
    September 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm


    This afternoon, in just over one hour, 23,000 people signed a petition asking CNN to fire contributor Erick Erickson.
    His offense? He referred to the Democrats’ packed list of female speakers at their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina as “the Vagina Monologues”:

    Erick Erickson

    First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.
    4 Sep 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

    After a flurry of furious tweets, Erickson — who once said he “kind of like[d] the idea” that women are barred from a golf club so that he wasn’t “hanging out at some women’s event” — half-heartedly expressed regret for his comment, saying “My apologies to those offended by my tweet. Wasn’t my intention.”
    But UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group, launched the petition calling on CNN to “Take him off the air right away” for his sexist line. “Seriously?” the petition reads, “He hears powerful, eloquent women talking about crucial issues and that’s his reaction?”

    The petition: http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/erickson/?akid=170.366452.Fqqaii&rd=1&t=4

  7. 19 Cman
    September 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    When does Biden speak?

  8. 25 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Dems create their own issues.

  9. 26 nospin
    September 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Obama Administration to Team Romney
    “If we were worried about our crowd size, we certainly wouldn’t listen to Mitt Romney about how to build a crowd.”

  10. September 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Andrea Mitchel would love us all to be deflated. From what I can tell, She is full of Shit.
    Incidentally, I Went to a Mini -Cookout earlier with Obama supporters, who are also camping at a Cottage. Good times, good times.

  11. 31 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Damn, I have to leave shortly for a municipal mtg; afterwards, I plan to decorate the gym for tomorrow night. I’m torn, seriously considering flying to NC in the morning anyway (thank God for FF miles)…

    • 35 yardarm756
      September 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Don’t get a Black preacher started. 😉

    • 36 4morefor44
      September 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      hmmm….biting tongue….cleaver, maxine waters, corey booker, and so on love to give the firey speeches for the attention, but when the chips are down, they’ve backstabbed president obama way too many times for my tastes. oh well, nice talk tonight at least, cleaver…

      • 37 nospin
        September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

        he did the job tonight and for that I am grateful.

        Preach on Preacher Man!

        • 38 jacquelineoboomer
          September 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

          And I don’t think many in the CBC ever forgot how they were “talked to” by the President during his “bedroom slippers” and slap the podium talk he gave before their caucus! It’s all good.

  12. 41 desertflower
    September 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Oh man….those southern states on the Gulf might find this MORE than a little interesting!!!


    I almost fell off the barstool when I read that it was Bain Capital (Mitt Romney, former CEO), that told oil giant BP it was a good idea to cut costs. The cuts would lead to death, mayhem and the destruction of the Gulf Coast (not to mention BP’s poisoning of Alaska, Africa, Central Asia and Colombia).

    In 2007, after BP’s criminal negligence and penny-pinching led to the explosion at the BP oil refinery on the Gulf Coast, in Texas City, Texas, the company brought in industry pooh-bah James Baker, their lawyer and former Secretary of State, to write a report. Baker is Big Oil’s BFF, but in this case, he was horrified, and told BP to get its act together and spend some real money on operating safety.

    BP didn’t like Baker’s recommendation nor did it like another report by its own consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton which advised the company to …get its act together and spend money on safety.

    When two respected industry voices agree that you’d better start spending and thinking while you’re operating in a deadly business, a corporation’s CEO has only one choice: find a consulting house of ill repute to contradict the others and tell you what you want to hear.

    That’s what BP’s CEO Tony Hayward did. In 2008, he hired Bain Capital to say the company would be better managed if it spent less money. Bain used consulting BS terms like reducing “complexity,” but it all meant the same thing: cut, cut, cut.

    After all, Bain’s motto is, “We like to fire people.” The oil company then fired 5,000 employees in response to the Bain report.

    To hell with safety.

    BP read Bain’s recommendations as the green light to chop funding. Of course, it was all done with Hayward’s PR pronouncement that the company would now “focus like a laser on safety”. (A laser, I’d note, is a thin beam surrounded by darkness.)

    BP’s Bain-blessed, deadly, insouciant cost-cutting was the deadly habit that federal regulators identified as a cause of the Deepwater Horizon blow-out.

  13. 47 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    man, that tina turner song “simply the best” never gets old, does it? timeless.

  14. September 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  15. September 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Nancy Smash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. September 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Luckily, I have cable in my cottage. It took me awhile, to find all the channels, but I got it.
    CSPAN is the way to go, MSNBainC is wishy- washy. I ain’t watching that garbage, yup CSPAN for me.

  17. September 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    PBO: “‘There are times when I feel like I’ve grabbed onto the truth of something and I’m just hanging on,’ he says. ‘And my best speeches are when I know what i’m saying is true in a fundamental way. People find their strength in different places. That’s where I’m strong.'”

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/five-things-we-learned-about-barack-obama-from-michael-lewis-vanity-fair-profile-2012-9#ixzz25dnKvWn0

  18. 59 lamh35
    September 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Nancy always looks fabulous.

  19. 60 lamh35
    September 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    did I miss Gabby Douglas leading the Pledge of Allegiance?

  20. 65 kathryn kivett
    September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    MSNBC did explain the platform controversy…PBO requested both to be included so all is well…PBO can have anything he wants as far as I am concerned.

  21. September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Without the Pundits, this Convention is Primo. It is flawless, very well put together, very entertaining.
    Thank you CSPAN.

    • 68 prettyfoot58
      September 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm


    • 69 hopefruit2
      September 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      Yes, I’m watching the livestream or CSPAN. I find these pundits irritating and useless most of the time.

      • 70 HZ
        September 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        C-SPAN makes everything flow. I refuse to allow the pundits to come into my space. The program is worth watching without the talking heads. Try it. The crowd is also so “fired up.” Try it TOD Family.

        LL, it will comfort your gut situation as well. My pain is less because I do not have to deal with the chatter. Plus looking at the crowd lifts my spirits.

        Oh, someone was asking about who played the National Anthem. It was Brandon Marsalis. He is a great musician of the great Marsalis musical family. A quartet. Father is a great jazz pianist along with one brother, the famous Wynton Marsalis. Brandon plays the saxophone. I believe he was playing the alto sax tonight. I believe. Great musical family.

        Oh, Rev. Rep. Cleaver tore the house down tonight. He had church tonight. And of course, Ann Richards has to be smiling on her beautiful daughter tonight. Still fighting for what her great mother stood for during her political career and especially being governor of TX. Enjoy the Convention, try C-SPAN. HZ

  22. 71 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    HOORAY for the ladies!!!

  23. 72 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    SWEEEEEEEEET! Ahhhh. The power of Twitter: 😀


  24. 75 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Go Babs! We love you in MD!!

  25. September 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    There are 644 young delegates at the DNC, 285 of them college students.

  26. 78 hopefruit2
    September 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm


  27. 80 Linda
    September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm


    MSNBC sold ad time to that hit piece movie 2016….Shame on them

  28. September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    The Secret Service is investigating a claim that copies of Mitt Romney’s tax returns were stolen from a PricewaterhouseCoopers office in Tennessee and are being held for ransom by an anonymous party.


    • 82 Tally
      September 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      SEEEE!!!! Told ya…… Bet Romney haz a big sad.

    • 84 Claire
      September 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      I posted this early, but I don’t now if it is valid.

      A team of hackers claims to have obtained Mitt Romney’s tax returns and say the documents will be released at the end of September unless the candidate transfers $1 million in Bitcoins, an online currency. The group allegedly stole the files from Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s Tennessee office on Aug. 25. If Romney fails to pay the ransom, the hackers say, “the entire world will be allowed to view the documents with a publicly released key to unlock everything.

    • September 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      I don’t buy that for a second.

  29. 86 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  30. September 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    twitter is telling me that @joseiswriting is speaking tonight? WOW, if that’s true, that will really be a BFD and a major breakthrough.

  31. September 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Andy Borowitz ‏@BorowitzReport

    The Democrats have a very deep bench for 2016, and the Republicans have the brother of the guy who invaded Iraq for no reason. #DNC

    • 89 0388jojothecat
      September 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Don’t forget Chrispy Cremepuff, Rand Paul and a few Rethug women who will through their hats in the ring. I predict it will be a choice of selecting a woman this time. If a woman fails on the GOP side then it will be a Hispanic.

    • 90 nathkatun7
      September 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      All joking aside, Andy Borowitz has a point. After the clowns the GOP put up this year the only sane person left is Jeb Bush.

  32. 91 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm



    Everyone click on it – and retweet 99% of the tweets – it’s AWESOME.

    • September 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      Jesse Emery ‏@ejesse

      LOL, GOP bought promoted trend #16TrillionFail but all the tweets are about how republicans drove up the debt

    • September 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Rafalca Romney ‏@RafalcaRomney

      Who should pay for our oil wars, corporate welfare and dressage horse tax deductions? The middle class, of course. #GOP #16TrillionFail

  33. September 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Ugh, stomach ailments suck. Went home early.

    • September 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      All the better to watch DNC! enJOY LL and feel better.

    • 96 nospin
      September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      hey LL that has been a consistent issue for you over the last few months. Is everything okay or is it that your stomach isn’t what it used to be? I know as I get older some things I used to love to eat, I can’t even look in that direction anymore.

      Not being nosy, just concerned.

      • September 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        Yeah, every couple or 3 months I end up living in the bathroom for a couple of days. It’s no fun, let me tell you. I got a referral to a gastroenterologist, so I just need to see when I have time and schedule an appointment.

  34. September 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Mitt Romney is doubling down on a claim he made earlier this year: that the President’s successful bailout of the auto industry was actually Romney’s idea. This from today’s interview with Carl Cameron of Fox News.

    My view from the beginning was the auto companies needed to go through a managed bankruptcy. And ultimately, that’s what the president did. He finally took them through managed bankruptcy. But it took him six months to get there.
    For some six months, Romney’s has been trying to retrospectively change his position on the autobailout, to position himself as the originator of a plan that proved successful. In fact, Romney supported a form of bankruptcy that most experts agree would have led to the liquidation of most or all of the US auto industry.
    Oh Brother! I hate this Fucker.

    • 99 nospin
      September 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      jovie you have to admit it is funny. The more he doubles down, the more idiotic he looks to the American people.

  35. 100 Betsy
    September 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Jessica Sanchez sounds great.

  36. September 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Great video here of a conversation between Mitt Romney and a veteran. The vet asks him about his stance on gay marriage anwesomeness ensues..

  37. September 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Now, who is this singing? Beautiful voice!

  38. September 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    “I will not stand behind President Obama….. No, I will stand in front of him, taking on those who wish to see him fail. I will stand tall and be proud of my President, and what he has accomplished in such a short time. Brave men do not stand behind what they believe in, they stand in front of it, and defend it with everything they’ve got. NO! I will not stand behind my President. I will stand in front of him!”
    USAF (Ret) SSgt Christopher Mora, Obama 2012! I’m all in!


  39. 114 LunarSea
    September 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Waves vigorously to everyone in the room. Back again for day 2 of this spendiferous convention of hope and unity.

    I was operating on cloud 9 all day. Turned on MSNBC for 2 mins and immediately regretted it. CSPAN and online only for me. Here’s a toast to you all and especially to you Ms ChipsChica

    —-FORWARD—->> #Obama/Biden2012 #DNC2012

  40. 120 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    WOW – the link to the story at ABC is no bueno:


    “If you are seeing this page, either maintenance is being performed or something really bad has happened. Try returning in a few minutes.”

  41. 121 0388jojothecat
    September 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm


    I remember talking to my boyfriend about this and he listened patiently but I could tell he was very uncomfortable. I had endometrious for many years from the age of 15 to 39. I did not get the health care I need and it did a lot of damage. Back then I just did not know that the Pill was the answer to prevent it’s devastation on my body. I am so glad that it’s out there now for many young women who won’t end up like me.

  42. 123 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

  43. September 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm

  44. 126 lamh35
    September 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Don’t hate me, but I had no idea that Cecile Richards was Ann Richard’s daughter

    • September 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Me either. What a joyous revelation.

    • 128 Linda
      September 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      She used to go by her married name until recently if I remember right.

    • 129 carolyn
      September 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I didn’t realize this either. She’s got good genes! Texas hasn’t had a decent governor since Ann Richards. Ann Richards was Rove and Bush’s first target. Slimed her all over the place, and shrub barely won, but Rove had his template for elections. Texas was ahead of many states in almost every area under Ann, now they’ve fallen behind in almost every area…..larger percentage of uninsured people than any other state, among other fails.

    • 131 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      September 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      She was tearing up when the crowd reacted to her mentioning her mom. I admit I was too. I have not heard her speak before but she is a smart and lovely woman.

    • 132 susanne
      September 6, 2012 at 1:29 am

      don’t hate me either! love gov richardson, and would love for texas to elect a second gov richardson !!

  45. 133 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Hope there is a video of Jessica’s performance. That was great.

  46. 137 dotster3
    September 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I don’t know where I’ve been, but I didn’t realize that Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards is Ann Richards’ daughter. I should have known ——all that spunk and strength. Like mother, like daughter—–both so great.

    • 138 lamh35
      September 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      she kinda looks like her too

    • 139 Elle in MI
      September 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      I know, right? I didn’t realize it either, but she is truly her mother’s daughter. Loved Ann Richards, may she rest in peace, but her daughter is more than living up to her legacy.

    • 140 TrumpDog
      September 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Cecile Richards is Ann Richards’ daughter.

      No way!

      And now that it’s been mentioned, both do indeed have striking looks and I now see the resemblance.

  47. 141 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Loved Ann Richards!

  48. 142 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    okay hoyer, you’ve had a few minutes now, thanks and time to go. too bad you’ve spent so much time making the president water down so much of his bold legislation…maybe they’d care more about what you think. buh-bye now.

    • 143 nospin
      September 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      I care about what Steny has to say. He is talking about obstruction in Congress, touching on all the accomplishments of the President, the fact that he has been fighting most times on his own to push stuff through for the American people. Talking about what PO has been fighting for to move the Nation forward. Medicare etc. Says the President and VPOTUS has been fighting for us. Great points.

  49. 144 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    did they skip or move the “memoriam” section with harvey gantt? they’ve been doing a great job keeping on schedule, also unlike the republican convention.

  50. September 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    You see how they put Real People on each subject?
    DWS is really putting on a great Convention.
    Just wonderful.

  51. September 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    This Veteran was awesome, very nice affirmation if the Presidents policies.
    I turn on MSNBainC and Rachel is talking about why we did not give Veterans a Parade after the Iraq War.
    I just dont know about Her?

    • 149 nospin
      September 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      CSPAN is your friend jovie. No chatter. I tried to watch MSNBC but couldn’t take it either.

    • 150 hopefruit2
      September 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      MSNBC has been negative all this evening. They are cocky because they got good ratings last night and feel that they can leverage their viewers to have negative thoughts about the convention. If they want to maintain those ratings, they had better get their act together-FAST.

      • 151 COS
        September 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        Well MSNBC lost me tonight. I am strictly C-Span today and my computer. I attempted to give them a chance but I could not take it anymore. They are rehashing the old 2008 Clinton feud instead of moving forward.

      • September 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        C-Span all the way for me.

        Have you all noticed how many of these folks are getting in at least one comment about the obstruction? I’m thinking they are “preparing the soil” for Bubba.

      • 153 Linda
        September 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        They are all in love with Bill and Hillary….I had to turn it off and go to c-span

        • 154 Vicki
          September 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

          Rev. Al tried to shut them up by saying that PBO will still be the leader of the Dem party no matter who runs in 2016. Chris and rachel are pissing me off too much to watch them. CSPAN the rest of the way!

  52. 155 hopefruit2
    September 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    That Romney is going on MTP this Sunday tells me he is desperate and in panic mode.

  53. 159 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Love Tony Shalhoub… Mr. Monk. I love everybody. :o)

  54. 160 Linda
    September 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Gabrielle Giffords To Make Surprise Appearance At DNC

    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, Roll Call reports.

  55. 161 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Nuns on the bus!

  56. 162 Linda
    September 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    A Federal Judge just upheld ” papers please ” in Arizonia.

  57. 165 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    yes!!! nuns on the bus!! as a catholic school kid, even though some of the stereotype was true with the strictness of some, overall i had a great respect for most nuns, and they really do seem to read the good book and put it into practice. all that stuff about caring for the needy and such. go nuns!!

  58. September 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    LOVING Sister Simone. WOW!

  59. 167 Melanie
    September 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Man this nun is awesome. Even our “non-headline” speakers are great!

  60. 168 lamh35
    September 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    love the nuns on the bus. I forgive all those nuns at my catholic school when I was younger. them ladies were witches. my knuckles still hurt!

  61. 171 lamh35
    September 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    btw guys, MTV moved up the awards to 7 so as to not conflict with POTUS speech tomorrow.

  62. September 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Jack Markell a perfect pick for taking down Robme – a successful businessman.

  63. 173 4morefor44
    September 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    liking the delaware gov markell! great message as a former business executive and explaining the fundamental difference between business and government, which the republicans are always intentionally muddying.

  64. September 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Here is what the Unions are doing for this Election-


    Now that is a ground game.

  65. 176 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I like that beer guy!

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