The first two days of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena. President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President on Thursday, September 6.
- Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
- Congressman Xaiver Becerra of California
- Newark Mayor Cory Booker
- Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina
- Former President Jimmy Carter (via video)
- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention
- Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
- Congresswoman Judy Chu of California
- Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri
- Former President Bill Clinton
- Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina
- Former Republican Governor of Florida Charlie Crist
- Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Walter Dalton
- The Honorable Arne Duncan
- Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado
- Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth
- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois
- Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
- Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke
- Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
- Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts
- Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt
- Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
- Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas
- U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina
- California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
- Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
- Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland
- Former Governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt
- DCCC Chairman Congressman Steve Israel of New York
- Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau
- Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine
- Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.)
- Congressman John Larson of Connecticut
- Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California
- Congressman John Lewis of Georgia
- CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon
- President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan
- Caroline Kennedy
- U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
- Women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter
- Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria
So I’ve been thinking lately about my “love life” or whatever else I can call it that doesn’t sound as stupid as “love life”. I’m realizing more and more that I have attachment issues. It’s no secret that I am fairly liberated sexually, but my problem is that if I have feelings for someone, I’m less willing to sleep with them. And I don’t really know why. Mostly because of some sort of antiquated conditioning that a relationship dare not be based on sex, I’d assume. Whatever. Anyway. I was looking at a picture of someone I had hooked up with in the past who I got very emotionally attached to. He lives in Australia (Melbourne) so nothing will ever happen between us but nonetheless we talk and flirt all the time and talk about couple things. He was making out with some other dude and I got jealous. I’m so mad at myself about it. Then I got to thinking about it. I do this all the time.
I feel terrible for him. Like, this is physically painful. His retirement savings were all in subprime mortgage-backed bonds and he needed the cash and he feels just as embarrassed about this whole arguing-with-a-chair thing as everyone watching him. Later this evening he’s going to go home and sit in the dark with a blanket covering his head and body and eat a can of tuna while crying. Oh goodness I can’t watch anymore.
This is too perfect. I could only watch like two minutes; it was too painful, even before the chair.
Anyone who runs for President and tells you that they’re not running because they WANT to be President, but rather because they know they’d be better than the current office holder, is a dirty liar.
The best feeling I had about Obama was when he signed a law expanding health care coverage to millions of Americans.
The best feeling I had about Obama was when he helped make sure that everyone brave enough to serve in the military can do so openly.
The best feeling I had about Obama was when he said that everyone should be able to marry whomever they love.
I barely remember the act of voting for him now.