Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Best line of the night so far

Ted Strickland:

George W. Bush came into office on third base, and then he stole second. and John McCain cheered him on every step of the way.


Today in the Big Tent

A lot of buzz and even more TradMed than yesterday trapsing through here. But still no power.

I had a nice conversation with Brad Miller about the convention--he came to the tent looking for Kagro X of DailyKos.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nancy Pelosi is speaking live

I'm at the Big Tent--and I've decided to play flash games because the Big Tent is not offering audio to go along with the flatscreens. What's up with that?

Not that I'll be playing very long, because my battery is almost out.

When the media tries to push a narrative

It's amazing what happens when the media is focused on driving a narrative, to the exclusion of everything else that's relevant. In this case, the narrative in question is the "Democrats Divided" narrative.

I happened to see a truck driving down the street right outside the Big Tent, with two people in the bed of it waving handmade "Hillary or McCain" signs and shouting anti-Obama slogans. Mind you: two nuts in a truck.

And yet, there were 15 cameras turned on them, watching their every move.

Add to that the fact that CNN has been caught fudging the numbers to promote this narrative, and you've got a recipe suggestion an incredibly strong compulsion to pursue one theme, and one alone--and a false one at that.

Big Tent Interview with Van Jones

David Dayen (dday) and I just did an interview/conversation with Van Jones. dday, who writes these up far better than I do, will be posting a synopsis at Calitics and over at Digby's place. I'll be updating with links when he posts it.

In the meantime, I've posted a diary on DailyKos with some pictures of the big tent and its happenings. You can check that out here.

At the Big Tent in Denver

Under a Far-Shooting Politics pass, no less, since I'm not part of the official Calitics delegation.

There's a panel on faith going on upstairs right now. I forgot to bring my camera, but I'll be posting some pictures starting tomorrow. Most of my Calitics fellows are at the actual Convention events, because they have passes. But I still think the Big Tent is the place to be.

mcjoan is standing right next to me, and seated on the other side is one of the bloggers from SquareState, Colorado's excellent soapblox-based blog.