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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
Welcome to the Yahoo! News conversation about the second night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:45 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
8:45
Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
I'm still Chris Suellentrop, the deputy editor of Yahoo! News.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:45 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
8:46
Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
I'll be joined by my Yahoo! News colleagues Jeff Greenfield, Walter Shapiro, Virginia Heffernan, and Hilary Frey, along with our reporters in the convention hall: Olivier Knox, Chris Moody, and Liz Goodwin.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:46 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
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[Comment From RicoRico: ] 
Who is speaking now?
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:46 Rico
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
That's Sister Simone Campbell, the executive director of Network, a Roman Catholic social justice organization.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:47 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
8:47
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
where is barney frank
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:47 Guest
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Hillary Frey, Y! News: 
That's Hillary with TWO L's, Chris.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:47 Hillary Frey, Y! News
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Hillary Frey, Y! News: 
Guest that's a great question. We've asked folks on Twitter that same question with the hashtag #wheresbarney. If we get good suggestions, we'll share them here.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:47 Hillary Frey, Y! News
8:47
Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
Good question, Guest! We've been asking the same thing -- he missed his spot on the speaking schedule. One theory is just that things were behind schedule, but I have nothing other than speculation for you.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:47 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
8:48
[Comment From Joseph LeaseJoseph Lease: ] 
When will President Bill Clinton speak?
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:48 Joseph Lease
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[Comment From Terence JacksonTerence Jackson: ] 
That's Sister Campbell...Scourge of the Vatican.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:48 Terence Jackson
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
In the 10 p.m. ET hour, Joseph Lease. After Elizabeth Warren and Antonio Villaraigosa.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:48 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
8:49
Walter Shapiro: 
This is Walter Shapiro, who writes the "Character Sketch" column for Yahoo News. As we look at the next two hours remember that ratings jump at 10 pm Eastern because that's when the broadcast networks kick in. Also, the big speaker tonight before Bill Clinton is Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a hero to Democratic liberals. And, I'm told, this is her first Democratic Convention and she will highlight that in the opening of her remarks.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:49 Walter Shapiro
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[Comment From johnjohn: ] 
Looking forward to Elizabeth Warren's remarks.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:50 john
8:51
Walter Shapiro: 
Also as near as I can recall. Elizabeth Warren is the only 2012 Senate candidate in either party who gets the prime network 10 pm speaking slot. People like Chris Christie, the keynoter for the Republicans, and Marco Rubio who introduced Romney are not on the ballot this year.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:51 Walter Shapiro
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
John, I can't believe you weren't looking forward to the governor of Delaware, Jack Markell. He's speaking now.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:51 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
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Jeff Greenfield, Y! News: 
Greetings from Yahoo! News columnist and award-dserving author Jeff Greenfield, who can report almost exclusively that tonight's weather is the best it has been; not hot, not too steamy, it no rain. If it is like this tomorrow...and it is supposed to be--look forward to an orgy of second-guessing about the cancellation of the Stadium speech.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:51 Jeff Greenfield, Y! News
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
Yes, Walter. Barack Obama was a state legislator and Senate candidate when he addressed the 2004 convention. That's the best parallel. Though Warren is certainly a bigger celebrity right now than Obama was before his speech.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:52 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
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[Comment From MarloMarlo: ] 
What d you Yahoos think of the vote on the platform additions today?
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:52 Marlo
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[Comment From Terrance SmithTerrance Smith: ] 
I wonder if President Clinton is good or bad for this convention?
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:53 Terrance Smith
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
I am watching football, will there be a good reason to turn on the convention?
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:53 Guest
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[Comment From Terence JacksonTerence Jackson: ] 
Bill Clnton is always good for Bill Clinton.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:53 Terence Jackson
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Jeff Greenfield, Y! News: 
The platform fights will be an embarrassment...I forsee 10,000 sermons this Sunday on the theme: "How Can A Political Party Forget God?"
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:53 Jeff Greenfield, Y! News
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
Yes, Jeff. A bigger political wound than "You didn't build that."
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:54 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
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[Comment From ChrisChris: ] 
The future of your country. It's better than football.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:54 Chris
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[Comment From johnjohn: ] 
No replacement refs here.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:55 john
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Walter Shapiro: 
Chris -- One difference between Obama (2004 Senate candidate) and Elizabeth Warren tonight is that Obama had only token GOP opposition (see Keyes, Alan) while Warren is trailing in the latest polls against GOP incumbent Scott Brown. So her 10 minutes or so of speaking tonight may be the most important moment in her Senate campaign.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:55 Walter Shapiro
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Sec. Albright mobbed by reporters on the floor.--Liz Goodwin
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:56 
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[Comment From someonefromOhiosomeonefromOhio: ] 
It kills me that people made such a huge deal about omitting the word god from the democratic platform when they mentioned faith numerous time in the context of the platform. Not everyone believes in a christian god in this country and I think that the orginial platorm was more condusive to embracing a wider group of Americans.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:56 someonefromOhio
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[Comment From Terrance SmithTerrance Smith: ] 
@Jeff: It sounded to me like the floor voted to continue the current status but was over ruled.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:57 Terrance Smith
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Jeff Greenfield, Y! News: 
I also think there will be a lot of Republican outreach in the condos of Palm Beach and Miami about Democrats forgetting that Jerusalem, :eternal and undivided" (as the formula has it), is the capital of Israel..
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:58 Jeff Greenfield, Y! News
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Walter Shapiro: 
Dear Someone from Ohio -- It is a reality of modern politics that Druids are a more courted religious minority than atheists or agnostics.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:58 Walter Shapiro
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[Comment From johnjohn: ] 
They have demonized Warren for mentioning her native american roots. I have had the same experience wthout even running for office. We are still hated for having gotten here first.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:58 john
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Jeff Greenfield, Y! News: 
Terrance, when the President's campaign wants a platform change, the chair's hearing adjusts accordingly.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:58 Jeff Greenfield, Y! News
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
Terrance Smith: Yes, no one with ears heard 2/3 of the audience approve the change. Though it is impossible to know the basis of the crowd's objections (the status of Jerusalem, the hamfisted effort to force through the change by presidential dictate, the words "God-given").
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:00 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
So what does it say about Romney that he didn't ask to change the RNC platform to include exceptions for abortion to reflect how he believes. Obama cared enough to change his platform....
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:01 Guest
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[Comment From Terrance SmithTerrance Smith: ] 
He called the vote 3 times. His hearing was impaired.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:01 Terrance Smith
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
By the way, if you're looking for the raw video feed of the convention stage, here's your link: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/raw-feed-day-2-dnc-204343704--election.html
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:03 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
9:04
Who was a better first-term president?
Bill Clinton
 ( 73% )
Barack Obama
 ( 27% )

Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:04 
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[Comment From johnjohn: ] 
Where's Virginia?
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:04 john
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Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!: 
Putting her kids to bed, if you must know, John. She'll be here soon.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:04 Chris Suellentrop, Yahoo!
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[Comment From DevinDevin: ] 
I think the boos at the end were telling.......
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:05 Devin
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[Comment From JamesJames: ] 
I really liked Cleaver's speech, but for the most part, he seems to be the only democrat out there that isn't just spouting the same tired rhetoric and then telling us how Mitt Romney is going to kill our Grandmothers.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:05 James
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Virginia Heffernan: 
Hey yall —  RT @GStephanopoulos: President Obama will be in the hall tonight to watch Clinton
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:05 Virginia Heffernan
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Walter Shapiro: 
I should mention that the history of conventions is riddled with heavy-handed rulings from the chair. And that was when important things were at stake like the identity of the nominee.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:06 Walter Shapiro
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[Comment From Robert RamirezRobert Ramirez: ] 
I've tried every day of both conventions to post a comment without success.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:06 Robert Ramirez
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Jeff Greenfield, Y! News: 
Apropos of the "God" debate, this quote from Justice William O. Douglas,perhaps the most liberal justice ever and an unwavering "separation of church and state" judge. He once wrote: "Our institutions presuppose a Supreme Being"--one reason why "In God We Trust" is on our money, and why the Court sessions open with "God Save This Honorable Court" (I may not have that exactly right)
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:06 Jeff Greenfield, Y! News
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[Comment From mesndbluesmesndblues: ] 
Someone in Ohio,..Well, the demcrat party decided to take God out...Nobody forced you guys to do that...And now that you've made that bed, enjoy lying in it..Americans trust in God...It's on the money for goodness sakes!
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:06 mesndblues
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Virginia Heffernan: 
Don't know if that's breaking, but I thought I'd throw it in just in case. Virginia Heffernan here, "Machine Politics" columnist, reporting for duty.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:06 Virginia Heffernan
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[Comment From BobBob: ] 
The Tea Party is radical yet the Occupy Movement is not....Interesting.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:06 Bob
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