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2012 Democratic National Convention - Schedule & Speakers

posted Aug 26, 2012, 12:35 AM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Sep 7, 2012, 2:07 AM ]

The 2012 Democratic National Convention is set for September 4-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This partisan political event will feature speeches from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as well as prominent democratic party figures. Below are schedule, TV channels, a list of keynote speakers and my analysis of key speeches for 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Democratic Convention - Day 1 - Tuesday September 4
Venue - Time Warner Cable Arena
TV - ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC + plus more

Prime Time - Start 10 PM ET
Notable speaker - Michelle Obama (First Lady of United States)
Simon's Speech Grade: Substance B | Style A = Overall A- (Did an excellent job selling her husband's character)
Keynote speaker - Julián Castro (Mayor of San Antonio, Texas)
Simon's Speech Grade: Substance B | Style B = Overall B (Lacking grand ideas for a keynote address)

Other speakers - Corey Booker, Tim Kaine, Harry Reid, Ken Salazar, Rahm Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Ted Strickland

Democratic Convention - Day 2 - Wednesday September 5
Venue - Time Warner Cable Arena
TV - ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC + plus more

Prime Time - Start 10 PM ET
Notable Speaker - Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts Senatorial Candidate)
Simon's Speech Grade: Substance B+ | Style B = Overall B+ (Defended the president's policies well)
Keynote Speaker - Bill Clinton (Former President)
Simon's Speech Grade: Substance A | Style B+ = Overall A- (Length of speech ruined an otherwise masterful performance)

Other speakers - Sandra Fluke, Nancy Pelosi, Patty Murray, Dannel Malloy, Tom Vilsack

Democratic Convention - Day 3 - Thursday September 6
Venue - Time Warner Cable Arena
TV - ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC + plus more

Notable Speaker 1 - John Kerry (US Senator - Massachusetts)
Simon's Speech Grade: Substance B+ | Style B = Overall B+ (Laid out Obama's foreign policy credentials)
Notable Speaker 2 - Joe Biden (Vice President of the United States)
Simon's Speech Grade: Substance B+ | Style B- = Overall B (Gaffe-free speech)
Candidate Speaker - Barack Obama (President of the United States)
Simon's Speech Grade: Substance B | Style A = Overall B+ (Offered few concrete plans or specifics)


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