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Minimus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-08 08:17 PM
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63. She spoke from the heart - that is good enough for most

Down-on-luck Eden woman on big podium

Speaking before an audience of thousands at the Democratic National Convention in Denver may qualify Gloria Jean Craven as a star to many, but she refuses to accept the treatment that goes along with it.

Craven was offered help with her speech, but she refused. The 56-year-old displaced Pillowtex worker prefers to speak directly from her heart, not a sheet of paper.

"I will say it like I said it in Raleigh or I won't say it at all," said Craven, speaking about the speech she gave during Barack Obama's visit to Raleigh last week.

Craven believes she must have impressed Obama's camp during that appearance. They called on her again Saturday, asking if she wanted to take her message national.
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  -Is it just me, or are all of the speakers tonight HORRIBLE? MercutioATC  Aug-26-08 07:33 PM   #0 
  - it's you  grannie4peace   Aug-26-08 07:34 PM   #1 
  - O.K....fair answer.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:34 PM   #6 
  - So far they haven't been too compelling  endthewar   Aug-26-08 07:45 PM   #33 
     - KUCINICH WAS AWESOME!!!  demdog78   Aug-26-08 08:08 PM   #53 
        - I missed Kucinich  endthewar   Aug-26-08 08:10 PM   #55 
        - I caught a portion...  TexasLady   Aug-26-08 08:14 PM   #59 
        - He really was.  PolNewf   Aug-26-08 08:15 PM   #61 
  - I think it's totally him..because I think they're  zidzi   Aug-26-08 07:45 PM   #34 
  - It's you.  AirmensMom   Aug-26-08 07:34 PM   #2 
  - Funny...she's the one who prompted this post :)  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:35 PM   #12 
     - Hmmm ...  AirmensMom   Aug-26-08 07:37 PM   # 
     - It's not you. It IS boring. Yawn. Whoever organized this better get another job. nt  indie_ana_500   Aug-26-08 08:20 PM   #68 
  - It's just you  maseman   Aug-26-08 07:34 PM   # 
  - The Obama clips are fantastic.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 08:05 PM   #50 
  - It's to make Clinton look extra good.  Liberal Veteran   Aug-26-08 07:34 PM   #3 
  - There are probably only about 30 good speakers in the whole country.  Zynx   Aug-26-08 07:34 PM   #4 
  - Yep, it's you... n/t  thecorrection   Aug-26-08 07:34 PM   #5 
  - Rendell would have been good if the dels were paying attention.  carpetbagger   Aug-26-08 07:35 PM   #7 
  - I'll join you in the flamebroiler and agree that it's rather snoozy so far.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Aug-26-08 07:35 PM   #8 
  - Thanks. A lot of it just seems like amateur hour to me...  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:41 PM   #27 
  - I'm kind of sad right now. I feel an opportunity slipping away.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Aug-26-08 08:19 PM   #66 
     - I won't go that far...the audience doesn't need to listen. They're already onboard.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 08:30 PM   #74 
  - Add me in, I'm afraid.  JerseygirlCT   Aug-26-08 09:02 PM   #84 
  - Kucinich was great!  livetohike   Aug-26-08 07:35 PM   #9 
  - I thought David Patterson of NY was good.  goodgd_yall   Aug-26-08 07:37 PM   #14 
  - You're right - he was very good too  livetohike   Aug-26-08 07:38 PM   #19 
  - He was good but didn't you hear a gaffe?  cyndensco   Aug-26-08 07:51 PM   #38 
  - Kucinich was awesome. "Wake up, America!"  Alexander   Aug-26-08 07:37 PM   #18 
  - Kucinich was on fire!  cyndensco   Aug-26-08 07:52 PM   #40 
  - If I think Steny Hoyer was decent, the problem must be with you.  Alexander   Aug-26-08 07:35 PM   # 
  - Steny was decent  AnnieBW   Aug-26-08 08:35 PM   #75 
  - dennis kucinch nt  marlakay   Aug-26-08 07:35 PM   #10 
  - You have Patrick and Clinton coming up- Both are excellent speakers.  Marrah_G   Aug-26-08 07:35 PM   #11 
  - You missed Kucinich earlier, I take it?  goodgd_yall   Aug-26-08 07:36 PM   #13 
  - Yes it is just you  Lewiskw   Aug-26-08 07:37 PM   #15 
  - Guess you missed Dennis Kucinich?  Arnold Judas Rimmer   Aug-26-08 07:37 PM   #16 
  - Yes, I did miss Kucinich...and Schweitzer...the big two I wanted to see.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:39 PM   #22 
     - Then you answered your own question. It's you.  Alexander   Aug-26-08 07:43 PM   #29 
     - O.k.....just Kucinich?  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:48 PM   #36 
        - You missed Paterson and Kucinich. That's not the DNC's fault, it's yours.  Alexander   Aug-26-08 08:04 PM   #48 
           - Paterson and Kucinich are my fault....the rest of it, so far, seems to be theirs.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 08:07 PM   #51 
              - You also have yet to see Clinton and Schweitzer.  Alexander   Aug-26-08 08:08 PM   #52 
              - If the night is limited to Schweitzer, Clinton, and a couple of others...  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 08:11 PM   #57 
                 - You've already conceded that one speaker was decent, you missed two...  Alexander   Aug-26-08 08:19 PM   #67 
                    - I'll defer to the "experts"...  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 08:26 PM   #70 
              - And Schweitzer. Are you paying attention at all?  lojasmo   Aug-26-08 08:45 PM   #78 
                 - When I posted this Schweitzer hadn't spoken, bitch.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 09:33 PM   #87 
     - Was Schweitzer on already?  Arnold Judas Rimmer   Aug-26-08 07:44 PM   #32 
        - I guess they're just running REALLY far behind???  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:50 PM   #37 
        - Maybe we'll get lucky and he can "bump" Warner off the schedule?  Arnold Judas Rimmer   Aug-26-08 07:59 PM   #44 
        - he's on right before Hillary in primetime  Wetzelbill   Aug-26-08 08:15 PM   #60 
        - He's supposed to come on right before Hillary  Wetzelbill   Aug-26-08 08:15 PM   #62 
        - I didn't see Schweittzer...but I don't think he's been on yet!  FrenchieCat   Aug-26-08 08:00 PM   #45 
  - All but Kucinich and the girl from Iowa so far.  liberalmuse   Aug-26-08 07:37 PM   #17 
  - Kucinich  countingbluecars   Aug-26-08 07:38 PM   #20 
  - Can't wait to see Hillary. I haven't watched much today but I will  JenniferZ   Aug-26-08 07:38 PM   #21 
  - I saw Leahy and the Planned Parenthood woman before. It was  TOJ   Aug-26-08 07:39 PM   #23 
  - I think people have done pretty well....  BreatheOnMe   Aug-26-08 07:39 PM   #24 
  - They make the PBS guys look interesting.  undeterred   Aug-26-08 07:40 PM   #25 
  - some good ones this afternoon..  dailykoff   Aug-26-08 07:41 PM   #26 
  - Anna Brink  Christa   Aug-26-08 07:42 PM   #28 
  - Kucinich was great and if corporate money didn't run this campaign (and  Peregrine Took   Aug-26-08 07:43 PM   #30 
  - exactly!  DubyasWorld   Aug-26-08 07:45 PM   #35 
  - link to schedule  dailykoff   Aug-26-08 07:44 PM   #31 
  - Thanks! It seems they're just running late.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:51 PM   #39 
  - It's just you. I'm loving it so far.  scarletwoman   Aug-26-08 07:53 PM   #41 
  - O.K....assuming you're still watching....Gloria Craven.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 07:57 PM   #42 
     - Not nice! - Quit alienating people - I am from NC close to where she is from and it is  Minimus   Aug-26-08 08:04 PM   #49 
        - Honestly, though...she wasn't the strongest speaker.  MercutioATC   Aug-26-08 08:10 PM   #54 
           - She spoke from the heart - that is good enough for most  Minimus   Aug-26-08 08:17 PM   #63 
              - I enjoyed her.  charlyvi   Aug-26-08 09:05 PM   #85 
  - I kinda liked the Republican Alaska mayor. He was sincere although awkward.  eshfemme   Aug-26-08 07:57 PM   #43 
  - It's not the words. The words are fantastic. It's the delivery. I can't expect everyone to get my  Mzztakable   Aug-26-08 08:00 PM   #46 
  - Yeah, Nancy Floyd is uninspiring too  TOJ   Aug-26-08 08:02 PM   #47 
  - As a native Kansan (stuck in Texas), I admire and respect Kathleen Sebelius  DeposeTheBoyKing   Aug-26-08 08:11 PM   #56 
  - It must be hard for the speakers  PolNewf   Aug-26-08 08:13 PM   #58 
  - I assume you got your answer by now  sniffa   Aug-26-08 08:18 PM   #64 
  - How many conventions have you watched? This is how it is.  Bonobo   Aug-26-08 08:18 PM   #65 
  - Just because it's been that way doesn't mean it has to be that way.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Aug-26-08 08:22 PM   #69 
  - I want to see that fire! ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!  SCRUBDASHRUB   Aug-26-08 08:27 PM   #71 
  - Without hate there is no love. Without boredom there is no excitement. nt  Bonobo   Aug-26-08 08:29 PM   #73 
  - NO this is not how they are...I was in Boston in 04 and it was VERY HIGH ENERGY  ElsewheresDaughter   Aug-26-08 08:47 PM   #81 
     - Maybe it seemed more so because you were there. nt  Bonobo   Aug-26-08 08:53 PM   #82 
  - Dull as dishwater  Raine   Aug-26-08 08:28 PM   #72 
  - I think this women Lilly Ledbetter is a clone  doc03   Aug-26-08 08:36 PM   #76 
  - It's not you  GoesTo11   Aug-26-08 08:38 PM   #77 
  - I'm liking Gov Warner  TOJ   Aug-26-08 08:45 PM   #79 
  - Changing my mind. Too much VA, not enough Obama/Biden  TOJ   Aug-26-08 08:57 PM   #83 
  - Kucinich ROCKED the house!!!  ElsewheresDaughter   Aug-26-08 08:46 PM   #80 
  - Most politicians are boring  theboss   Aug-26-08 09:06 PM   #86 

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