DNCC Adds Nine More Speakers to Tuesday Night

On August 13, the DNCC announced additional speakers for Tuesday night, the night that Hillary Clinton and Convention Keynote Speaker Mark Warner will make their speeches.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Governors Ted Strickland of Ohio and Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, Senator Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania and Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana and Federico Peña, former Mayor of Denver and Secretary of both Energy and Transportation.

In addition to those ten speakers, a press release I received today adds nine more: [More...]

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel will speak Tuesday, as will DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen, who will use his time to showcase his top candidates for change.

Representatives Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak to Tuesday’s theme of Women and Economy. Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) will also speak. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Assistant to the Speaker of the House, will speak late Tuesday night.

That's 19 speakers for Tuesday. The 2004 speakers list from the Convention in Boston is here.

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    Why not just let Hillary speak on Friday.... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by PssttCmere08 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:17:04 PM EST
    wouldn't that be more to their liking.  They are packing the podium with those who have been complicit in making sure the nomination was rigged for obama imo.

    Ted Stridckland? Ed Rendell? (5.00 / 2) (#26)
    by DemForever on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:00:19 PM EST
    Doesn't sound like packing to me.

    Strickland & Rendell (none / 0) (#44)
    by delandjim on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 04:41:15 PM EST
    They just can't afford to offend anyone on Ohio and Pennsylvania. If they could, Strickland & Rendell very possibly wouldn't have much role at all.

    Just fyi, not Baldwin (none / 0) (#6)
    by Cream City on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:24:26 PM EST
    Tammy came out for Clinton and stayed true.  And, of course, Tammy came out before she ran for Congress. At last, we see an LGBT speaker.

    Cream....thanks for the correction (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by PssttCmere08 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:34:09 PM EST
    She spoke in '04 (none / 0) (#21)
    by Ben Masel on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:45:25 PM EST
    on healthcare. Allusion to medical marijuana edited from her draft.

    I guess it being Hillary's night didn't work out (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by masslib on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:22:51 PM EST
    so well.  In fairness, there was one more speaker in 2004.

    Well, at least one of them (5.00 / 4) (#12)
    by nycstray on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:29:33 PM EST
    is my Rep and another is my Senator :) 19 speakers on the economy sounds like a yawn of a night. A womens history night would be much more interesting . . . .

    To showcase the women would have the (5.00 / 1) (#42)
    by JavaCityPal on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 03:12:06 PM EST
    unpleasant side effect of pointing out the role men play in women's rights and freedoms.

    If the theme is the economy, BC should have spoken (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by masslib on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:32:09 PM EST
    Tuesday night as well.  The Clinton's and Gore are the only brand names on the economy.  

    Jeralyn, in 2004 there were 20 speakers, do you know if they all spoke at night?  Will all nineteen listed her speak at night?

    With all due respect J (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:32:57 PM EST
    I think you are utterly misreading this speaker stuff. There are always a lot of speakers.

    Hillary will have the feature address on Tuesday night.

    Frankly, the real surprise is that Charlie Rangel STILL has not been announced as a speaker.

    To me that is the issue on the speakers so far.

    Especially if it's Economy Night n/t (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by Valhalla on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:46:05 PM EST
    LOL-nokidding! (5.00 / 1) (#40)
    by oldpro on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 02:02:50 PM EST
    ok, so does this mean (5.00 / 2) (#24)
    by cpinva on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:55:06 PM EST
    i'm still in the running for VP?

    Yes, but you will have to change your mind (none / 0) (#27)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:00:50 PM EST
    about not voting for Obama (unless you don't want to vote for yourself).

    And according to Steve Clemons (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by andgarden on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:07:54 PM EST
    Well that just makes me mad. Shut out our (5.00 / 1) (#31)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:12:00 PM EST
    most respected military voice. I guess we can take him off Jeralyn's short list. They really play hardball, don't they?

    If that's true, (5.00 / 1) (#33)
    by nycstray on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:14:18 PM EST
    "wow" is spot on.

    I thought Clark was on his National Security panel after Hillary suspended? Oh well, we like him here under da bus  ;)


    Do you have any gauge for (none / 0) (#37)
    by Valhalla on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:47:25 PM EST
    how reliable Clemons is? I'm not familiar with his stuff.

    I don't read him regularly, but I think (5.00 / 1) (#38)
    by andgarden on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:50:38 PM EST
    he's pretty well respected. I've never heard of him making things up.

    In case you were wondering 'Are they as dumb ...' (none / 0) (#43)
    by RonK Seattle on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 04:17:19 PM EST
    '... as they look?' -- and the Rangel snub wasn't enough -- here's your answer.

    These are day speakers? The last one, (none / 0) (#2)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:19:32 PM EST
    Becerra is the only one that says Tuesday night. There's only so much time available.

    The press release begins (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:21:46 PM EST
    -The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and the Obama for America Campaign announced today that Tuesday night's program for the Convention, Renewing America's Promise, will feature leading voices from the U.S. House of the Representatives.  

    Well shoot. Are they each speaking for five (5.00 / 0) (#5)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:23:51 PM EST
    minutes? This is getting silly. The list for 2004 has 20 speakers if I counted correctly but I think some of those spoke earlier in the day.

    Oh, hmmm. It doesn't say on the wiki page. (none / 0) (#8)
    by masslib on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:25:52 PM EST
    Looking back at the 2004 convention there was a nice diverse group of speakers.  Correct me if I am wrong, but it doesn't look like Hill was invited to speak at all at the last convention.  Odd.

    I think shedid but I can't remember which night. (none / 0) (#9)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:26:42 PM EST
    Principal speaker on the first night in 2004 (5.00 / 0) (#10)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:27:24 PM EST
    Thanks. (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by masslib on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:28:15 PM EST
    In these things (none / 0) (#15)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:33:46 PM EST
    "night" begins at 3 pm.

    J has it wrong on this imo.


    Prime Time (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by MKS on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:37:54 PM EST
    is the key....How many hours are being broadcast by the networks and who is speaking during that time.......

    one hour is what they have planned on (5.00 / 0) (#19)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:41:34 PM EST
    unless they have changed it.

    Wasn't it two hours last time? (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by MKS on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:46:21 PM EST
    One hour isn't much.....

    I suppose the cable channels will cover all of it.....


    I read that they would like to extend the (5.00 / 0) (#23)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:55:01 PM EST
    time for the Democratic convention but then it puts them in the predicament of having to do the same for the Republican one and they don't want to do that.

    I think the cable channels are showing it all day and night.


    Convention fatigue (5.00 / 1) (#30)
    by MKS on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:11:24 PM EST
    If he Obama plays his cards right, everyone will be interested and watching the Democratic Convention....and people will be tired of political speeches by the time the Republicans get a shot.....The Republicans are very boring this year....

    I usually watch both of them but I don't think (none / 0) (#32)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:13:23 PM EST
    I can sit through their's this year. Boring is the word.

    I refused to watch the Republicans (5.00 / 1) (#34)
    by MKS on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:15:31 PM EST
    last year....I knew it would just ruin my week....The polling coming out of the Republican Convention last time doomed Kerry....

    Assuming (none / 0) (#35)
    by cmugirl on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 01:38:21 PM EST
    People will watch it at all. It's the last week of "summer vacation"  - Thursday, the day Obama is speaking, as I have said before, is the first night of college football on TV (lots of white, male voters and college kids watching that), and it is also the day people start heading out of town and are on the road for Labor Day weekend.  Since many people won't have to work on Friday,I expect many people to be having BBQ's and being out that night away from home and the TV.

    The Republicans, on the other hand, (except for Monday,which is Labor Day), have the first week of September, when kids are back in school, people are back from vacation, and are in a routine, so they may watch.

    Plus, since people have Obama fatigue, they may not want to watch a coronation.



    Tues, Wed and Thurs (none / 0) (#41)
    by nycstray on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 02:06:10 PM EST
    is the Yanks vs the Sox  :) I'll be doing baseball and skippin' all the faith TYVM!

    It can't be two hours (5.00 / 0) (#25)
    by MichaelGale on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:55:23 PM EST
    remember when Bill Clinton spoke at the 1988 convention and was yelled at by delegates for speaking too long - 33 minutes.

    Hillary will be covered, (none / 0) (#45)
    by delandjim on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 04:45:08 PM EST
    I think whenever she speaks she will be covered and will be replayed in part more that one night.

    She makes good ratings.


    What does she have wrong? (none / 0) (#17)
    by masslib on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:36:00 PM EST
    She simply post the speakers for the night with a link to 2004 showing 20 speakers.

    I can't vouch for this site but it has 16 of the (5.00 / 0) (#20)
    by Teresa on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:43:35 PM EST
    20 from 2004 listed as speaking from 7-11.



    If.... (5.00 / 0) (#7)
    by coolit on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:24:37 PM EST
    Obama has taken over the entire DNC, moved it to Chicagao, and truth be told, they have been together  since the beginning of the primary season, why do they continue to pretend that they are two separate entities?

    Guess who wasn't added (none / 0) (#39)
    by rjarnold on Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 02:01:53 PM EST
    Wes Clark

    Clark was informed by Barack Obama's people that there was no reason to come.

    General Clark has been given no role of any kind at the convention.

    Rubbing salt in the wound even more, the "theme" of Wednesday's Democratic convention agenda is "Securing America."

    Wesley Clark's PAC also happens to be called SECURING AMERICA.