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Special Edition Democratic Convention 2008

This newsletter includes: 10 Things You May Not Have Noticed at The Democratic Convention

  1. Most Memorable Moment
  2. Best Warm Up Speech
  3. Most Improved Speaker
  4. Best Dressed for the Occasion
  5. Most Self-Indulgent Coverage
  6. Worst Friend Award
  7. Riskiest Moment
  8. Funniest Comic's Remark
  9. Remark Best adheres to Rules of Communication
  10. Best Movie Reincarnation

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1. Most Memorable Moment

Senator Ted Kennedy addressing the convention in person. He took and owned the stage, stricken withbrain cancer, not long past chemotherapy, possibly his last national appearance.


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2. Best Warm Up Speech

Best convention speaker in a supporting role: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Sandwiched between dull keynote speaker Mark Warner and Hillary Clinton, his enthusiasm was contagious as he bounced from one side of the podium to the other. By the time he began imploring state delegations, one by one, to stand up for the ticket, he owned the crowd.


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3 .Most Improved Speaker

Who would believe that wooden Al Gore could be passionate, emphatic, empathetic?


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4. Best Dressed for the Occasion

My vote goes to Hillary. I vote for the Orange and the statement that it made. While most politicians wear blue or red, her orange pantsuit said, at least in dress, I would do it my way. Runner Up Award goes to Michelle Obama and her choice of a dress rather than suit for her keynote. Interesting soft, warm, soothing selection.


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5. Most Self-Indulgent Coverage

All the networks chose to feature their talking heads rather than the convention speakers, unless the keynotes were speaking. Why would they think we want to hear the same talking heads that we hear the rest of the year?


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6. Worst Friend Award

From John McCain's perspective, with friends like Joe Biden, who needs enemies?


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7. Riskiest Moment

Putting a microphone, on live TV, in front of millions of people, in the hand of a 7-year old.


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8. Funniest Comic's Remark

Bill Mahar on The Tonight Show, "when John Edwards talked about two America's; I didn't realize that he was single in one of them.


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9. Remark Best adheres to Rules of Communication

Barack's remark, "This election has never been about me; it's been about you."


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10. Best Movie Reincarnation

At the end of Obama's acceptance speech, his wife and daughters joined him, all wearing pink. The fireworks and streamers were in pink. I thought the movie Legally Blond was going to the White House.


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