David Atkins on Twitter: @DavidOAtkins Essential Twitter thread 👇🏻 So…as a newly elected DNC member, I'd like to provide some insight on "the DNC" to folks who like to complain about "the DNC" and such. Because "the DNC" doesn't work how most folks who talk about it think it does. It's both better–and far worse–than you think. — David Atkins […]Read more ›
The show notes for Episode 25 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-25-a-good-day-for-the-good-guys-with-special-guest-dnc-chair-tom-perez.html Philip Bump at the Washington Post: Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 50-to-1 against Bob Costa at the Washington Post: ‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead Matt O’Brien at the Washington Post: Why Republicans were in such […]Read more ›
The election of Tom Perez for DNC Chair was a missed opportunity for the DNC & a major step forward at the same time
This past Saturday morning, the electors of the Democratic National Committee narrowly selected former Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez to be their new Chair. It was a very close vote of 54-46%. The Michigan delegation all voted for Ellison in the second round of voting and only one person voted for someone besides Ellison in the first round. In […]Read more ›
A recent mailing from the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) to absentee ballot holders mistakenly identified the County Clerk as the office to return one’s absentee ballot. THIS IS INCORRECT. Absentee ballots returned to the County Clerk cannot be counted. If you are returning your absentee ballot, deliver it by mail or in person to the City or Township Clerk who […]Read more ›
As many of you know, I was a pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this year supporting Sec. Hillary Clinton. If you watched the roll call vote, you might have even seen me on TV: LOL. But the DNC was no laughing matter. It was a four-day effort to re-educate America about the decades of work done […]Read more ›
I would have loved to have shared more images with you last week but there just wasn’t enough time for uploading and editing images, unless I wanted to lose more sleep, and that wasn’t an option. However, for those of you who were there, the timing of this photo post is probably just right giving you the weekend to catch up on sleep and email.
LOTS more photos after the jump.Read more ›
The next best thing to being there
Want to feel a little of what it was like to be at the Democratic National Convention during President Obama’s acceptance speech? Click through for two exclusive interactive panoramic images from the last night of the DNC and experience a bit of the excitement yourself!
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Charlotte rain can’t dampen Democrats enthusiasm
It’s been a raucous day in Charlotte, NC as the Democratic National Convention gets underway. Here are some photos, good ones by Anne, crappy ones by me, that give you a little taste of the scene here.
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The Eclectateam has landed
Anne and I have arrived at the Charlotte Convention Center and are attending an Obama campaign blogger briefing and we now have tonight’s schedule. Charlotte is a riot of activity and excitement. In addition to me being a delegate, Anne and I have DNC media credentials and have also gotten credentials to The PPL, a netroots-focused space. More information on that HERE.
In order to get our media credentials, we had to wait in line, get pre-credentials, wait in line again and the go through security then wait in line again and THEN we got our credentials.
My lanyard collection is getting silly:
If you’d like to watch to convention this evening online, you can do so after the jump and see highlights of this evening’s schedule, as well.Read more ›
Cross-posted at Daily Kos. A Yahoo News Blog entry reports that the RNC is dialing back on its GOTV efforts due to a lack of funds. [T]he RNC has decided to end the long-standing practice of sending congressional staffers into hotly contested districts to make contacts with voters and assist the GOP’s midterm election efforts. A spokesman for the RNC […]Read more ›
I first read about this over at Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog! Go! and was pretty stunned. Seems they held a Republican strategy meeting at which a 72-page presentation was given that laid out their electoral strategy for the remainder of the year until midterms. What tactics will they use? Fear of Democrats of course! Seems some doofus left a copy […]Read more ›