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Hillary Clinton sharing spotlight at Democratic convention Tuesday with Mark Warner, former Virgnia governor.

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The way these things work is that there are convention speakers and then there are people officially designated as keynoters. Such will be the case at the Democratic convention in Denver. With some fanfare on Sunday, some big name speakers were announced, including on Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). If you by chance thought she was the keynoter, you jumped to a conclusion. The keynoter, unveiled on Wednesday, is former Virginia Gov. and senate candidate Mark Warner.

from the Obama campaign.....

MARK WARNER TO DELIVER CONVENTION KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON TUESDAY, AUG. 26TH

CHICAGO - The Obama for America Campaign announced today that former Virginia Governor Mark Warner will deliver the keynote address at the 2008 Democratic Convention on Tuesday, August 26th, the second night of the Convention.

An innovative businessman known for his ability to work with Republicans, Democrats and Independents, campaign officials said that Warner's vision for Virginia and his leadership style echoed the Convention's theme of Americans coming together for change.

"Barack Obama believes you can't have a strong economy when you have a weak middle class," said Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe. "Millions of Americans are struggling to get by, forced to make impossible choices about their future and the future of their families. Tuesday's Convention program will feature the voices of Americans who share Obama's concerns and strongly support his detailed economic plan to grow the economy, create jobs, restore fairness, and expand opportunity. As Governor of Virginia, Warner used his experience in business to help deliver jobs and hope to the citizens of Virginia. His work creating jobs in Southwest and Southside Virginia is a model for the rest of the Country. Like Barack Obama, Mark Warner is not afraid to challenge the status quo to bring people together and get things moving. It's that kind of spirit and innovation that resulted in his selection as keynote speaker on a night when we will be discussing how to renew America's promise."

Warner, a candidate for the United States Senate in Virginia, will speak on Tuesday night of the Democratic Convention. The theme of Tuesday's night program at the Convention is Renewing America's Promise.

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This is the National Democratic Convention? Isn't there some sort of committee, national delegates, brain trust of Democrats that organize and run this event? Looks like the Obama for America Campaign will run this donkey fest. The audacity of the man. Presumptive?

Seems like a Chicago'ed up block party--oohh, we can't do that! What would the alderman think?
How fitting that DALEY's kids are turning all the dems green in the future.
I'll vote one last time and then work for instant runoff 2nd choice ballots.

Wow.
Is Oprah going to help Michelle help Cindy pick the colors of the curtains in the White House?

If the Democrats think that trying to strip Clinton of her delegates and burying her speech will somehow unify this party they have lost their collective minds. The voters WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS! If they turn this convention into a sham (which it seems they are determined to) they will lose more than the presidency in November. I only hope to God the Superdelegates have the sense to put a stop to this runaway train before it hits a brick wall.

MUST SEE AND LISTEN what this man says...

This is serious, serious, business...Stop the media like CNN & MSNBC from playing with the security of our great country!

copy and paste-
www.atlah.org/broadcast/ndnr07-28-08.html

I did see it and listen to it, MUST SEE.
It seemed kinda, well, looney.
Is that your point?

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