Hello Everyone! There’s nothing like being at THERE. I can honestly say that being primary cause vs. secondary cause seals my reality. If your’e hearing from the media JACKALS & GOPers that the enthusiasm for President Obama is just not where it was in 2008, I’m hear to tell you that I can’t measure what the energy level was like at the 2008 DNC.
What I can share with you is that I have spoken hundreds of Obama supporters here in Charlotte over the past few days, and they tell me that their energy and enthusiasm is even stronger.
Their support and entusiasm is not one born of fear of the extreme platform that the Republicans have offered America. It is one of maturity. You see, these folks knew the realities of what lie ahead for Barack Obama before he took the oath of office. They were REALIST, and they knew the challenges that our country faced, and accepted that the candidate was up to the task.
Here’s today’s schedue of speakers:
5:00 – 6:00: Antonio Villaraigosa * Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie * Presentation of Colors * Pledge of Allegiance * National Anthem: Branford Marsalis * Luis V. Gutierrez * Diana DeGette * John A. Pérez * Thomas M. Menino * Judy Chu * Steve Westly * An Economy Built to Last Video: Small Business * John Larson * Ken Myers
6:0o – 7:00: Richard Trumka * Steve Israel * Patty Murray * Pedro R. Pierluisi * An Economy Build to Last Video: Energy * Tom Steyer * Charles Schumer * Karen Bass * Al Green (Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas) Emanuel Cleaver, II * Dannel Malloy
7:0 0– 8:00: 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
8:00 – 9:00: 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
9:00 – 100:0: 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
10:00 – 11:00: Jim Sinegal * Elizabeth Warren * Antonio Villaraigosa * Bill Clinton * Benediction: Rabbi David Wolpe
I’ll post pics when I can.