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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:11 AM

Kerry to speak at the Democratic Convention

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/08/rahm-emanuel-martin-omalley-democratic-convention-/1#.UDI2492PVtE

Emanuel, Kerry tapped to speak at Dem convention

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have been added to the list of speakers for the Democratic National Convention.

Democrats gather Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte to formally nominate President Obama for a second term.

Other speakers announced today include two close friends of Obama: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Virginia governor Tim Kaine, who gave up his post as Democratic National Committee chairman to run for the U.S. Senate.
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Deval Patrick will speak too (yeah), as well as Liz Warren. It seems that MA will be very well represented,

(Silly question: will the GOP be foolish enough to give a speaking role to Scott Brown. Until now, they have chosen people who are reasonably articulate, but Scottie, really?)

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Reply Kerry to speak at the Democratic Convention (Original post)
Mass Aug 2012 OP
Iggy Aug 2012 #1
Mass Aug 2012 #2
Iggy Aug 2012 #3
Mass Aug 2012 #4
Iggy Aug 2012 #8
JI7 Aug 2012 #9
YvonneCa Aug 2012 #10
Inuca Aug 2012 #11
karynnj Aug 2012 #13
YvonneCa Aug 2012 #14
karynnj Aug 2012 #15
JI7 Aug 2012 #17
Luftmensch067 Aug 2012 #12
karynnj Aug 2012 #7
YvonneCa Aug 2012 #5
karynnj Aug 2012 #6
MH1 Sep 2012 #25
JI7 Sep 2012 #27
MBS Sep 2012 #28
ladym55 Aug 2012 #16
beachmom Sep 2012 #18
karynnj Sep 2012 #19
MBS Sep 2012 #20
Luftmensch067 Sep 2012 #21
YvonneCa Sep 2012 #22
beachmom Sep 2012 #23
YvonneCa Sep 2012 #24
MBS Sep 2012 #26
Inuca Sep 2012 #29

Response to Mass (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:29 AM

1. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRIIIIINNGGGGGG!

 

?? they sure get the most dynamic speakers, eh?

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Response to Iggy (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:41 AM

2. Not so much. At least the MA speakers and O'Malley are pretty good.

Never heard Strickland, so I cannot say. But, if you think Deval Patrick is boring, you probably never heard him speak.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:44 AM

3. I'm referring to Kerry

 

Mr. Patrick.. yes, great speaker, agreed.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:23 PM

4. Kerry is too.

Last edited Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:35 PM - Edit history (1)

I assumed you had listened to Kerry make campaign speeches, but apparently you have not.

It is actually funny to think the media continue to follow their follow-the-pack mentality and do not see anything weird in writing 10 or 12 times the same piece saying they are surprised that Kerry is a good speaker. May be at some point they could start to realize how ridiculous these articles are, but I will not hold my breath on that, but I suggest you listen to some of his actual speeches.

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Response to Mass (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 04:31 PM

8. I Have Listened

 

to his campaign speeches... Yaaaaaaaaaawwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

that's why i said he's boring.

if he's so dynamic.. why did he lose in 2004??

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Response to Iggy (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 08:27 PM

9. are you new to politics or something ? you know nothign about the role of the media

and how they prop up the republicans.

why isn't Obama who is clearly a far better speaker than romney not winning by a wider margin ? you think it has to do with ROmney being such a great speaker ?

Kerry is a great speaker. he may not be like Obama but he still does a good job. when it comes to debates Kerry is the best.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 01:44 AM

10. Well now...

...there's a good question.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:15 AM

11. This is obviously a forum

of and for people that like and support John Kerry. To come here and post these infantile comments is like being a guest in somebody's house and spitting on the floor.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:01 AM

13. I suspect that he might not have known that it was a forum post

when he gave his first response. He likely saw it when it was new and on the page that shows the newest posts. The rest were responses to responses to his posts.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 01:39 PM

14. I think you may be right...

...karynnj. Ignoring may be the best thing to do here.

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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 02:20 PM

15. Looking at his posts, he seems one of the many lefty people

who confuse noise for principled action. Here is something he posted in outrage after Weiner had to step down for his idiotic action. Franken has not VOTED to Kerry's (or Durbin's ) left, it is more his pre Senate actions that I think put him on this list. He appears to have been a Kuchinch person.

The fact is there were good reasons for ANY Democrat not to defend Weiner.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1004510

But, if you look at his posts in this thread, it is clear that he is informed and smart - so, I think that putting the links up that I did could have made him relook at things - but it obviously did not.

( So, the only benefit was that I had never seen or forgot the NYT piece summarizing all the good 2008 praise. So, I am glad I looked for the other NYT article that I remembered. )

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Response to karynnj (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:31 AM

17. maybe not him, but this is a Kerry forum and other people who come in

would see it so i'm glad for the informed responses to him.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:43 AM

12. Kerry is one of the best political speakers in our nation today

But you are clearly a troll so what do you care about the truth?

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

7. Kerry has been a great speaker since he came to public notice in 1971

I have been lucky enough to have heard him speak 4 times - twice at Faneuil Hall in 2006 where he was incredible and got endless standing 0ovations - and deserved them. The first time was Kerry speaking to a smallish (500) crowd in NJ trying to get people to volunteer (or at least vote for Corzine). Even in the wake of having lost the year before, he was charming, charismatic and as good as anyone I have ever seen in speaking one to one with the people there.

Check out the NYT review of his 2008 speech at the convention - http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/28/kerry-hits-it-home/

The part of the speech that this reviewer liked best was actually derived from a speech he gave at Fanueil Hall (one of the two I saw) that was on the right and responsibility to dissent - which he gave on the 35th anniversary of his speaking before the SFRC. (If you question his ability to speak, watch this http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/WarinIraq7

He was not alone - here is a summary. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/28/the-kerry-surprise/

here is the video itself -

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Response to Iggy (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:24 PM

5. Obviously you have failed to...

...actually listen to Senator Kerry speak.

I have heard him...televised, online and in person...and every time he was dynamic, passionate and knowledgeable. He will be a FANTASTIC addition to the Democratic Convention.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 03:39 PM

6. Kerry gave what likely was the best 2008 speech

The NYT even said it was the best non- acceptance speech in several decades. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDoQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DdO2PAm4iCtE&ei=CZIyUMrgCISG0QH9xYHgAg&usg=AFQjCNFn51pofSi8cSiise-ToMUHOc0M5g

Deval Patrick is incredibly good as is O'Malley. Warren is very good - good enough taht Obama borrowed some of her most famous words.

Who were you looking for?

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Response to Iggy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:58 PM

25. Ha. Ha. Ha. Apparently the people there didn't think it was so boring.

The MSNBC crew said he blew the roof off, or something like that.

Unfortunately I believed the schedule (figured if anything they'd be running late) and tuned in a few minutes late so I didn't hear the whole thing. The part I heard was pretty damn good. I'll be looking for the vid on youtube later.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:14 PM

27. Any Comment on the Speech he gave Today ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #27)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 07:18 AM

28. I'm going to start a new thread with media comment..

just to disentangle that from other discussion. .

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:11 PM

16. Hooray!

That will be a great speech. Like to hear MORE JK!!

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 04:13 PM

18. Here's the schedule.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/democratic-convention-schedule-day-3

Looks like he will be speaking in the 8 - 9 PM time.

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Response to beachmom (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 05:00 PM

19. Thanks for the schedule

Nice to see you.

CSPAN said 8:45

James Taylor on now - quote "I've been watching the coverage and I don't get it - I'm an old white guy and I love Obama"

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Response to karynnj (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 05:22 PM

20. yup, 8:45

25 minutes. Not bad : )

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Response to beachmom (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 06:26 PM

21. Thanks, Beachmom!

I'm so damn excited!!!

I don't know about you, but this DNC is the best TV I've seen in ages.

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Response to Luftmensch067 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:33 PM

22. I am...

...too. This IS the best TV in ages. I hope it is reaching people who aren't politcal junkies like us.

Chicken Soup for the Democrats' Soul...

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Response to Luftmensch067 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:13 PM

23. You guys will laugh at me. I have two DVRs going tonight --

The DNC and um, well, the MTV VMA awards. Both live events where something unexpected may happen. If you recall a couple years ago, the President ended up commenting on the VMA awards and he had to be bleeped so sometimes, it is news. (if you recall it was about that certain hip hop artist who inexplicably said one sentence that represented the "worst moment" in W's presidency -- worse than 9/11 ...) So don't count the VMA's out!

Enjoy the speeches everyone!!

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Response to beachmom (Reply #23)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:36 PM

24. You, too...

...beachmom.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:34 PM

26. youtube link

&feature

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Response to MBS (Reply #26)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 08:17 AM

29. Thanks

I had missed the first couple of minutes yesterday. I feel emotionally drained after the last couple of days . Quite a convention...

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