Day Two for the Democrats: Where's the Red Meat?
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Last night it was Teddy Kennedy and Michelle Obama. Tonight, the keynote speaker is Virginia's former Governor, Mark Warner. But the star of the show will be Hillary Clinton. From the Democratic Convention in Denver, how divided are the Democrats? Why haven't the delegates and television audience heard more about John McCain and George Bush? Also, humorist and political commentator Harry Shearer talks about three simultaneous conventions going on before our very eyes.
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Day Two for the Democrats ()
Last night, Teddy Kennedy passed the torch to a new generation, and the Obamas were the all-American family. Tonight, Hillary Clinton will address the convention, and the world will learn how serious the split with Barack Obama supporters really is. The National Convention is supposed to unify Democrats around Obama's presidential candidacy, but media coverage continues to emphasize the continuing tension with Clinton supporters. We talk with delegates in both camps. Are the media fanning a controversy that's only skin deep? Keynote speaker Mark Warner says he's not an attack dog. Are the Democrats missing their chance for an offensive against John McCain and George Bush?
- John Mercurio: Senior Editor, The Hotline
- Sacha Millstone: Clinton delegate to the 2008 DNC
- Tom Warren: Member, Democratic Convention Rules Committee
- Larry Yawn: Clinton delegate to the 2008 DNC
- Peniel Joseph: Professor of Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University
- Michael Tomasky: Editor, Guardian America, @michaeltomasky
- Aaron Barnhart: Television Critic, Kansas City Star
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Harry Shearer is well known on public radio for Le Show distributed internationally. His latest book is Not Enough Indians. He's a writer, humorist, musician and actor with a not-very-secret gift for political commentary. His latest album is Songs of the Bushmen.
- Harry Shearer: Host, Le Show
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