Today is the first full day of events at the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, NC. The day’s speakers kick off at 5:00PM and end with Michelle Obama sometime close to 11:00PM, if you’re into that sort of thing.
The Democrats are likely hoping to catch some of the praise that Ann Romney received from her speech by putting the First Lady out there. I wouldn’t expect to hear that from any outlet other than MSNBC tonight. While Ann Romney and even Mitt Romney have been relative unknowns to the American people for a long time, Michelle Obama is someone that everyone can be familiar with, no one will be surprised by, and everyone will sense insincerity from.
Additionally, Cory Booker is getting an early speaking slot tonight. Which just goes to show you that if you trade in your principles and dignity, you can get a featured speaking spot at the DNC.
Just not a great spot. 6:00PM is certainly not prime time!
Below the fold is the schedule so you know when to tune in:
Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee Stephen J. Kerrigan
Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention Steny Hoyer
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee Representative Andrew Tobias, D-Md.
Secretary of the Democratic National Committee Alice Germond
Representative Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue
International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Mary Kay Henry
Ryan Case, American Voices
Representative Charles Gonzalez. D-Texas
Representative Nydia M. Velázquez, D-N.Y.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter Doug Stern
Candidate for the US Senate and Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina Anthony Foxx
Democratic Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts Joe Kennedy III
Former Representative Robert Wexler, D-Fla.
Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota R.T. Rybak
Representative Jared Polis, D-Colo.
President of the National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America (NARAL) Nancy Keenan
Nate Davis, American Voices
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Illinois Tammy Duckworth
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee
Representative James E. Clyburn, D-S.C.
Stacey Lihn, American Voices
Representative Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
Mayor of Chicago, Illinois Rahm Emanuel
Actor/Producer Kal Penn
Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng
Women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Lilly Ledbetter
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas Joaquin Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas Julián Castro
First Lady Michelle Obama