BlueNC's Democratic National Convention Schedule (Adding The Blend soon)

If you look at the link that TMD posted the other day, you know how much there is to do in Denver next week. As part of the media, there are certain events I simply am not able to attend. Hopefully, some of our delegates will report back on these events. I spent hours culling all of the schedules posted at different sites, organizing them by type and time, calling and emailing to rsvp, buying tickets and confirming the events. This is not complete because there may be schedule changes that allow me to stop by and check out other seminars, rallies and receptions.

Introducing My DNC Vlog

So, I'm off to Denver on Sunday. I'm an Obama delegate, representing NC's 4th Congressional district. For months, I've been trying to figure out a way to document my trip that will be fun for me an interesting to everyone back in the Great North State.

I've settled on a video blog idea. James and Betsy have agreed that BlueNC can be the home for the vlog. I'll be contributing to the team effort of BlueNCers who will all be reporting in from Denver during the week.

I'm trying out a new citizen journalism technique I've invented called a "mutual interview." To learn what it is, watch my first vlog post here:

How many houses do YOU own?

Senator and Mrs. McCain can't keep track of all their mansions.

John McCain could not remember how many houses he owns when asked.

If there is any justice, McCain's failure to remember how many houses he owns will be the "I voted for it before I voted against it" of this election. It should be the touchstone which serves as shorthand for all valid criticisms of the man. It should sink his campaign.

Gaining Traction on Making North Carolina more Progressive

As most of you already know, I have been in Reno, Nevada for the last few weeks helping Barack Obama win the White House. I am officially a part of the big Purple Army known as the Service Employees International Union. But I wanted to give all of you an update on another project I am working on-- Traction Action.

McCain doesn't know how many houses he owns

I'm not sure if this is a problem of being too rich, marrying into a family that is too rich and not feeling it is yours, or being old. But, John McCain doesn't know how many houses he and his wife own.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Days after he cracked that being rich in the U.S. meant earning at least $5 million a year, Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged that he wasn't sure how many houses he and his wealthy wife actually own.

''I think -- I'll have my staff get to you,'' McCain responded...

Later, the McCain campaign told Politico that McCain and his wife, Cindy, have at least four in three states -- Arizona, California and Virginia. Newsweek recently estimated the two owned at least seven properties.

Insider Advantage--McCain up two, Dole-Hagan tied

Amid all the handwringing on dKos about Obama's shrinking poll numbers, Insider Advantage has some good news.

This poll was just taken yesterday. McCain's only up two, with 45 percent to Obama's 43 percent. And almost a week after the Saddleback Forum, no less. It hasn't been factored into the composite yet, but I'm betting this turns North Carolina yellow again (it's currently pink). The Senate race is a flat-footed tie, with Dole and Hagan getting 40 percent apiece.

RSVP Deadline For Important Convention Events

There are a few events that I can't attend that sound wonderful and I want to make sure our delegates and other bloggers know about them since the deadline to RSVP to attend them is today. I will have to pick up credentials between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. which makes it close to impossible to attend these events. I am going to copy and paste the information here. Let me know if you have trouble reaching the contact.


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