Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6th at the DNC

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan came by for breakfast and the Oregon delegation broke out their green t-shirts for the occasion and for a group photo.

 Great music by James Taylor!  (Jimmy Fallon did a really funny parody of this performance...)

Mary J. Blige!

and the Foo Fighters!

Gabby Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance.

One of the veterans onstage is Jake from Oregon.

So Joe...

I had to keep pinching myself!  I couldn't believe that I was there for the renomination of Barack Obama for President.  The Convention was inspiring and I hope the momentum builds over the next two months!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5th at the DNC

Michelle's brother, Craig Robinson, popped by to greet the Oregon delegation at breakfast.  He's an Oregonian now.

Gabby Douglas led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Democratic Party of Oregon Executive Director Trent Lutz with Senator Jeff Merkley.

Enthusiastic Convention Volunteer.

Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

Michael Dukakis chats with John Kerry.

Senator Ron Wyden, State Rep. Lew Frederick and Senator Jeff Merkley.

The many faces of Bill Clinton.  Apparently, the speech on the teleprompter only had 3,000 words, but the final speech had closer to 6,000 words.  I think Chris Rock said "I deserve a Bachelor's Degree after listening to Bill's speech."

The Oregon Delegation gives its votes to Barack Obama in the Roll Call that ended well after midnight.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4th at the DNC

We started the day with a pep talk by Howard Dean at breakfast.  

Finally found the Planned Parenthood rally just in time to see Sandra Fluke and Cecile Richards speak.  There was a little confusion about how to get to the rally and many people arrived late.  I was bummed because they ran out of "Yes We Plan" t-shirts.

Yay!  The Convention has begun!

Amber Riley of Glee belted out the National Anthem.

Wolf Blitzer and Ray Suarez were on the floor amongst the people.

An inspirational gathering of Demcoratic Congresswomen.

The Oregon Delegation got GREAT seats this time!  At the 2008 Convention, they were way up to one side.

Sikhs for Obama!  (From the California delegation.)

Wow!  Tammy Duckworth in 2016?  Or Michelle/Hillary?

The Creative Coalition sent Hugh Jackman, John Leguizamo, Patricia Arquette andWyne Knight (Newman on Seinfeld) and I was sitting two rows behind them.  I admit that I didn't recognize any of them on my own - someone had to point them out to me.

Michelle was amazing!  Just right...