What's Happening on Day Three of the DNC

CHARLOTTE – The final day of the Democratic National Convention has been moved from Bank of America Stadium to the amazingly horrible Time Warner Cable Arena due to concerns about thunderstorms. Yesterday’s logistical nightmares that shut out hundreds of delegates and media will make the hurdles conventiongoers face today appear minor. President Obama is schedule to speak late in primetime today, assuring the tightest security this convention has seen all week.

Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton set a very high bar for Obama. Clinton’s speech overshadowed all others on the second night of the convention, particularly the less than exciting one from Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren.

Vice President Joe Biden is schedule to speak tonight, too.

So what’s on tap for the third and final day of the DNC?

President Barack Obama

Tonight isn’t the biggest speech of Obama’s life but it’s still an important one. He'll be speaking in primetime on every major news channel in the country. This speech will be about his accomplishments in his first term, what he wants to accomplish in a second term, and how horrible a human being Mitt Romney is.

Vice President Joe Biden

Biden may come across as a stumbling and bumbling buffoon to a lot the punditocracy but he carries himself in a way that endears him to the average person. Look for Biden to continue the theme of Obama advancing the country and Romney aiming to take it backwards. Oh, and maybe some shots at his future debate opponent, Paul Ryan.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords 

Grab your box of tissues for when Giffords leads the convention in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Hollywood Starlets And A Mystery Speaker

The Republicans trotted out the Man With No Name and an empty chair so the Democrats are answering with The Black Widow, Queen Amidala, and uh, Kerry Washington. Will Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Washington parody Clint Eastwood or stick to something more traditional? Who knows. Oh, and what about another mystery speaker?

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist

The ideologically challenged former Florida governor will add some bipartisan flavor to the last day of the convention, following in the footsteps of  Rhode Island’s Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, who spoke yesterday. Chafee penned an endorsement of Obama during the RNC in Tampa. Crist is rumored to be positioning himself for another run for political office, possibly as a Democrat. 

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  • Lord Humungus||

    who cares?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There are very few things middle America identifies with more than Hollywood starlets.

  • o3||

    i luvs me sum biden !11!!!11!

  • ||

    You are a one trick pony aren't you?

  • ||

    Biden: Once you vote black, I'll stop smoking crack.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Biden: "Obama is still clean and articulate."

  • BarryD||

    Will they have to reschedule Zero's speech to yet a smaller venue due to a 20% chance of indoor rain?

    It's hard to imagine Obama saying anything that doesn't lose him votes. Paying attention over a few years, out of morbid curiosity, to Rasmussen's fascinating Approval Index, a striking pattern has emerged.

    When we didn't hear or see much of Obama for a few days, his Approval Index rose noticeably. As soon as he reappeared in the news, or spoke, or whatever, the Index fell noticeably, only to rebound when he faded from the limelight for a while.

    It certainly seems that Obama is most popular when he's not seen, and not heard, and for his re-election prospects the worst thing he can remind people about, is himself. Hell of a dilemma for a campaign, really.

  • BarryD||

    Well, THAT was shitty grammar. "Paying attention... I saw a striking pattern emerging."

  • ||

    Fucking commas, how to they work?

  • ||

    Crist is rumored to be positioning himself for another run for political office, possibly as a Democrat.

    He'll fuck whomever it takes to get elected again.

  • Pro Libertate||

    He couldn't win if the entire state was vacated except for his close family members. He's that despised. It took a very weak slate following Bush (who was a pretty decent governor) to get him in office in the first place. What a joke.

  • BarryD||

    It shouldn't be surprising that a politician would underestimate the intelligence of the voting public. He knows that at some point, he won an election.

  • Brett L||

    Does he still have his beard marriage going?

  • Pro Libertate||

    What amazes me is that they are including a good number of political liabilities as speakers--e.g., Warren, Fluke, and Charlie "Hamiltonian Tan" Crist. The latter couldn't be more despised in this swing state--shitty governor and prominently joined (on commercials!) one of our more um, active plaintiffs' firms.

  • ||

    ...and prominently joined (on commercials!) one of our more um, active plaintiffs' firms.

    You can say it Pro L, he's teamed up with a bunch of fucking ambulance chasers. Morgan and Morgan are terrible excuses for human beings. Is there anyone they won't sue to make a buck? "For the people" my ass.

  • Pro Libertate||

    "Fuck the people."

  • Brett L||

    Jesus Barking Christ. They're running ads against medical tort reform. Because paying for all of your medical bills and any damages isn't enough! We need punitive damages roulette!

  • Pro Libertate||

    The cost of endless and often meritless litigation in this country has to be insane.

  • BarryD||

    If you're from BigLaw and a BigDonor to the Democratic Party, it's not a cost, it's a profit center.

  • ||

    But Charlie is "For the People". While I don't work for them, I get the feeling more and more that the law firm I do work for is becoming more negatively though of in this state as well. But as long as Dodd-Frank exists and the government injects itself into the housing market, there will be foreclosure cases for them to defend and loan modifications for them to attempt.

  • Randian||

    The final day of the Democratic National Convention has been moved from Bank of America Stadium to the amazingly horrible Time Warner Cable Arena due to concerns about thunderstorms.

    That is a lie, lie, lie.

  • BarryD||

    30% chance of isolated thunderstorms this evening in Charlotte... Like just about every day...

    http://www.weather.com/weather.....C0121:1:US

    Somebody seems to think that, if there's lightning, it will strike him. Did he get a revelation from a lesbian or something? Maybe from a doctor?

  • BakedPenguin||

    If you limit politicians to the truth, we'd never hear from them.

  • BarryD||

    That would be a bad thing how?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, to be fair, Bush can control hurricanes.

  • Atlas Stoned||

    And terrorist attacks.

  • ChrisO||

    If there's a god, Biden will get caught in a "hot mic" moment propositioning Scarlet Johansson.

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