I Had A Dream Of A Convention With Sleep: Things I Failed To Appreciate

When I started this week, I figured that I would be tired by the end of it but still excited to be here. I had no idea I would be so bone-tired by the time Obama gave his speech that I couldn't even begin to parse my feelings on it. But there were so many people to talk to, so many parties to go to, so much… » 8/30/08 6:20pm 8/30/08 6:20pm

Jennifer Granholm Says, "Be Bold," Why Were You Put On This Planet?

One of the really amazing things about being at the Democratic convention this week was all the women (and young women) who were there — delegates, attendees, elected officials and others. It was very cool to see so many young women getting so excited and involved about politics. So when I got a chance on the very… » 8/30/08 4:10pm 8/30/08 4:10pm

Conventional Crap: Moebama Underwhelmed By Barack's Beautiful, Moving…

Although I am basically a walking, red-colored zombie — or, I would be if my feet didn't hurt so much that I'm not really walking as much as limping — someone's got to wrap up the week of speechifying, pandering, branding and making the kind of history that causes grown people to cry before the speech even starts and… » 8/29/08 10:00am 8/29/08 10:00am

Conventional Crap: Wednesday Surprises And The End Of Our Patience

Look, these conventions are hard. Some of us have it harder than others, what with getting up at the crack of dawn and walking miles a day and trying to pay attention to speeches when all we really want to do is curl up in bed and die. But I can't die, yet, if only because everyone will Twitter and text me so much… » 8/28/08 11:00am 8/28/08 11:00am

Liveblogging Hillary Clinton's Convention Speech

Former Virginia Governor (and current Senate candidate) Mark Warner was Hillary Clinton's lead-in tonight — how cool is it that a man was basically her warm-up act, by the way? Anyway, he's finished speaking, and we're waiting for Chelsea to start her introduction of her mother — this will be the largest crowd she's… » 8/26/08 10:15pm 8/26/08 10:15pm

Hillary's Speech May Heal Some, But Others Prefer The Wounds Stay Open

A year ago, common knowledge held that this year's DNC would be the Hillary convention, culminating in a coronation of the first female soon-to-be President. What a difference a year makes. Hillary Clinton will be speaking tonight in Denver on the 88th anniversary of women's suffrage, but as the losing candidate and… » 8/26/08 6:30pm 8/26/08 6:30pm

Kwame Kilpatrick Waves Goodbye to Denver Dreams

  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, facing perjury charges in one case and assault charges in another, has been ordered to remain in Detroit instead of attending the Democratic convention. He tried to argue that his presence was really important to the Democratic party, but if Obama doesn't feel it's necessary to play…
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