31 May 2008

Blue America Welcomes Judy Feder (VA-10)

Live interview with Congressional candidate Judy Feder of Virginia, who is challenging long-time incumbent Frank Wolf in the 10th district.

31 May 2008

Liveblogging the Rules Meeting — The MI Challenge

The MI delegation is doing a much better job presenting its case than I thought it would.

31 May 2008

The MI Challenge

The MI delegation is doing a much better job presenting its case than I thought it would.

31 May 2008

Liveblogging the Rules Meeting — It’s Getting Hot In Here

Levin to Ickes: “You’re calling for a fair reflection on a flawed primary.” We’re trying to keep the party together for victory in November.

Bonior: Four major candidates stood with this committee to prevent nominating calendar chaos. This event, that happened on January 15, was not anything close to a normal primary election. Doesn’t mean that our state shouldn’t be represented, but does mean that the delegates should be split evenly between the remaining candidates.

31 May 2008

Dems meet to figure out MI, FL delegate dilemma today

(NOTE: the festivities started at 9:30 AM ET; Joe’s liveblog is here. You can watch the DNC’s live video feed here and here.) Today’s the delegate showdown day as the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws committee sits down and attempts to come up with a solution for seating some,

31 May 2008

More from the RBC Meeting

Bill Nelson brought some spice to the proceedings.

31 May 2008

Liveblogging the DNC’s Rules & Bylaws Committee

Howard Dean has kicked off this meeting with a great speech. He emphasized the superb turnout Democrats have had this year. And he emphasized how strong we are to be able come together and disagree.

He condemned the sexist and racist statements made over the course of the primary. When he said, “on the part of the media” there were some grumblings.

He then told a story about when he was running for President. He was really really angry at what the Democratic Party had done. And he was ranting. (I imagine it went something like Argghhhhhh!!) And then Al Gore called. It took him about 20 minutes, but finally, Gore said, “Howard, this is not about you, this is about your country.”

The speech made me proud to own a orange cap from Iowa.

Oh, and then he said, “we have to honor the voters who turned out, and also those voters who didn’t turn out in MI.”

I got a lot of stares, up here in the media seats, for clapping loudly.

It was a good speech. We did good when we elected that man.

31 May 2008

Howard, This Is Not About You, This Is About Your Country

My take on Howard Dean’s opening speech.

31 May 2008

Why I’m seriously considering voting third party

The problem I have with he GOP is not that I don’t trust them – I do trust them to do what they say they will: recriminalize abortion, reinstitute laws against homosexuality, decrease spending on the poor. On the other hand, the Democrats don’t seem to be able to follow

31 May 2008

The Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting, a Primer

A primer on what to expect from the RBC meeting today–and as we go forward.