Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DNC: The outtakes

Here's the serendipity of conventions: You run into all sorts of people from the world of politics. Here are three:

-- James Carville: The Democratic strategist and TV talking head was relaxing outside the CNN booth at Time-Warner Arena. I asked him if he thought holding the DNC in Charlotte would help President Obama's campaign.

"I hope so," he said. "I'm always sort of skeptical that a convention site in early September brings voters in early November."

He also said if Mitt Romney loses North Carolina, he loses the election.

-- Jeff Greenfield: The TV analyst was with his friend Joe Klein at a Sunday reception at the Duke Energy building. He likes Charlotte as a host city.

"It's great, he said. "The whole uptown area is so amenable. The folks are terrific. The venues are spectacular."

-- Chris Lehane: The Democratic strategist turned film-writer is here in part to screen his new film "Knife Fight" starring Rob Lowe about corrupt California politics. He showed parts of it at a Politico Playbook breakfast hosted by Mike Allen at Packard Place.

He called conventions "a political appendix," vestiges of another era. This is the first year parties will have done both their conventions in three days, not four.

"Between Tampa and Charlotte, they'll be inflection point conventions," he said. Jim Morrill


Anonymous said...

What is Time-Warner Arena? There is no such place.

Anonymous said...

Boringgggggggggg ...

On the plus side the home of the worst team in NBA history with the Charlotte Bobcats has a packed house of gumint crackheads for the first time in its history at the DNC food stamp pep rally all for a losing cause.


Anonymous said...

D N C ?

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ....

The crazed BS rhetoric and hyperbole on stage is so thick you can cut it with a knife but stop screaming in the microphone jumping around acting so dumb and theatrical for petes sake ...

Fed Agents and imigration control are rounding up 90% of the crowd inside as they exit as illegal aliens. Nice entrapment trick.

Getting rid of the mass parasitic infestations of lice, bedbugs, fleas, diseases etc although will be an impossible task including fumigating for the Seinfeld beast odor. Yikez.

The entire city may have to torn down bulldozed into a big parking lot and rebuilt at a new locale just over the line in South Carolina.

Anonymous said...


So Michelle is the real man of the WH ?

Anonymous said...

Wow. Rude and hateful is NOT conservative. It is just plain ignorant. For some of you, it is like you open your mouth to let the garbage spew and then put you foot into it.

The arena is Time Warner Cable arena. Yes it was the home of the Bobcats who has a horrible season last year. Get over it.

Just as others showed respect to the RNC, we as a city have a chance to be part of this process, too. I don't agree with a lot of the philosophies of the party, but I know to be respectful.

Anonymous said...

Obama worse than Bill Clinton checking out 12 year old jailbait? Arrest this pervert.


Bigtime sicko pervert in the White House got to go !!!






Anonymous said...


Twinkletoes Obama & Clinton kissing and hugging on tv unfit for children at the DNC homo lezbo freak show.

Black ministers extremely upset at downlow Obama and will advise their peeps to vote Romney.