July 28, 2004

Not News!?

Howard Dean, Barack Obama, Ron Reagan, and Teresa Heinz Kerry of the rapturous voice are speaking tonight. All of these people arebig news for Democrats, and important political figures with something to contribute to the national conversation. And I'm told that the network executives are keener on Big Brother 5.

I hope they live to be embarassed about it.

Posted by nat in boston at July 28, 2004 03:40 AM | Elections | Technorati links |

I don't know how ANYONE could discount Obama. Unfortunately, Dean's speech wasn't the best but by symbolically having him hand over his campaign to Kerry was good. And I just love listening to Teresa Heinz Kerry speak. I like her politics & outspokenness - but she is such a good speaker.

Posted by: B.K. DeLong at July 28, 2004 03:47 AM

you know you're a political junkie when you have c-span playing on your computer in your office.

I just CAN'T believe the major networks aren't covering the speeches tonight. Sure, Dean's wasn't his best, but it was still a country-mile ahead of W's best day. And Barack ... just wow ... and honestly, Teresa Heinz Kerry, having a stroppy first lady is EXACTLY the kind of role model girls and women need in this country.

Posted by: Sarah at July 28, 2004 03:59 AM

well, it looked damned good on tv. and you'll be happy to know that all the networks that were showing dean and obama - msnbc, cnn, pbs, cspan, and faux - just shut up and let them both talk.

it also struck me that none of the networks seemed to filter out the crowd noise.

but yea, i understand your sentiment. i can't believe that the broadcast networks didn't cover this...

Posted by: anna at July 28, 2004 04:41 AM

Ya, Obama was great. I'm glad they had someone who openly opposes military action in Iraq as the opening speaker. Now if we could just get Kerry to speak so plainly about Iraq...

Posted by: M Phoenix at July 28, 2004 04:54 AM

Obama will be on the national ticket as soon as he has some experience -- count on it. A most impressive speaker.

Posted by: Scorpio at July 28, 2004 03:20 PM

I got pointed to this blog by an article in a newspaper that was covering bloggers. I live in Olympia and work in politics. I was just wondering if you were the blogger who came up to me at the rally for Teresa Heinz Kerry at the Convention Center almost 2 weeks ago, and asked to interview Mrs. Heinz Kerry? I never got the name of the blogger, but was appreciated her interest.

Posted by: Ken Camp at July 28, 2004 07:20 PM

I'm very glad to hear that others found Teresa's speech to be just as exhilerating as I did. NON of the pundits seemed to comment on it at all nor was she praised in the print medium. What an assess she is to this campaign and to the country. Are people JEALOUS of her because of her wealth, intelligent, and genuiness/honesty? What do ya think?

Posted by: Dianne at July 28, 2004 10:19 PM

I was watching Trading Spouses on NBC. But this site had an interesting review of the convention:


Posted by: muckdog at July 29, 2004 12:15 AM


Yes, that was me. Maybe one of these days I'll be very, very lucky and she'll have time for an interview. Though I doubt they're going to set her up with many small venue interviews. Do update me on any local events, though, so I can write about them for the King County Democrats.

Posted by: natasha at July 29, 2004 12:16 AM