President Barack Obama's Democratic Nati...
 
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Hey everyone, Meegan Holland of MLive here. I'll be moderating tonight's chat.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:25 Meegan Holland - MLive
9:27
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
We'll be talking about the convention in general, Jennifer Granholm's speech and any other Democratic Convention doings that are noteworthy.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:27 Meegan Holland - MLive
9:27
T.J. Bucholz: 
Hello Meegan!
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:27 T.J. Bucholz
9:28
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Hey T.J.!
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:28 Meegan Holland - MLive
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
T.J. is a political consultant with Lambert Edwards & Associates.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:28 Meegan Holland - MLive
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
We have both Democratic and Republican leanings on our panel. I'd say TJ, you'd lean left. :)
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:28 Meegan Holland - MLive
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[Comment From Mr. Michael StrattonMr. Michael Stratton: ] 
I'm here. I thought Jennifer was outstanding.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:28 Mr. Michael Stratton
9:29
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Welcome Michael! So you thought Jennifer nailed it, huh?
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:29 Meegan Holland - MLive
9:29
T.J. Bucholz: 
I qualify myself as a pragmatic Democrat.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:29 T.J. Bucholz
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[Comment From Mr. Michael StrattonMr. Michael Stratton: ] 
She was feisty.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:29 Mr. Michael Stratton
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Greg McNeilly: 
Evening all!
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:29 Greg McNeilly
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T.J. Bucholz: 
I wish the Governor would have made her point about the auto rescue differently.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:29 T.J. Bucholz
9:30
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Hi Greg! Greg is a Republican political consultant on our panel this evening. Thanks for joining us!
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:30 Meegan Holland - MLive
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
TJ, how so?
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:30 Meegan Holland - MLive
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Greg McNeilly: 
Thanks Meegan
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:30 Greg McNeilly
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T.J. Bucholz: 
She could have been bolder by saying it this way: Bush got it, Obama gets it, but Mitt doesn't. She overlooked that Bush also proposed loans for the auto bailout.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:30 T.J. Bucholz
9:31
John Truscott: 
JT is here too
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:31 John Truscott
9:31
Greg McNeilly: 
Bush told Obama 6 days after the 2008 election, I'll fix this, you won't have to clean it up. But Team Obama would rather not give him credit when blame has a better ROI.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:31 Greg McNeilly
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Indeed she did overlook that. Our MLive reporter at the convention luckily pointed that out in our story tonight. http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/09/former_gov_jennifer_granholm_d.html
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:31 Meegan Holland - MLive
9:32
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Hey John! John is one of our panelists tonight also. He was spokesman for Gov. John Engler and is now with Truscott-Rossman in Lansing.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:32 Meegan Holland - MLive
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[Comment From Mr. Michael StrattonMr. Michael Stratton: ] 
That Romney gives his cars the elevator but the workers the shaft? I thought that was pointed. But it made the point.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:32 Mr. Michael Stratton
9:32
Greg McNeilly: 
Whew. For a minute I thought he'd reject the nomination and we'd have more out of work late night TV comedy writers.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:32 Greg McNeilly
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T.J. Bucholz: 
Well, it's certainly not like the President didn't go to bat for the auto industry. But she could have driven a deeper wedge about Romney being out of touch with policymakers.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:32 T.J. Bucholz
9:33
T.J. Bucholz: 
Missed opportunity.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:33 T.J. Bucholz
9:33
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Good point, TJ. Did anyone think Granholm was a little over-caffeinated? She almost reminded me of Howard Dean...
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:33 Meegan Holland - MLive
9:33
T.J. Bucholz: 
A little too pointy.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:33 T.J. Bucholz
9:33
Greg McNeilly: 
She's trying to out do Rachel Maddow
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:33 Greg McNeilly
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John Truscott: 
Keep in mind - it was our money. The Taxpayers paid for the bail out. Obama has an easy time freely spending our money.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:33 John Truscott
9:34
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Apparently there's buzz Granholm may get a position in Obama's cabinet if he wins. But I think she's liking her stint on Current TV.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:34 Meegan Holland - MLive
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Greg McNeilly: 
BTW, the DNC video painted Biden as son of a "auto worker." Cute spin. His dad OWNED an auto dealership
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:34 Greg McNeilly
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T.J. Bucholz: 
I wish every taxpayer benefitted like Wall Street did and like the institutions who put us there in the first plae did.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:34 T.J. Bucholz
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[Comment From tspelczechtspelczech: ] 
Wow, MLive! You've got quite the balanced panel tonight.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:34 tspelczech
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
I should also say that her tweets - if she tweets - will be automated to this chat, along with Republican spokesman Matt Frendewey's tweets.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:35 Meegan Holland - MLive
9:35
Jonathan Oosting: 
Hey all, Jonathan Oosting here. Granholm's speech is getting tons of buzz. BuzzFeed even gave it the animated .gif treatment. http://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey/jennifer-granholm-en-fuego-at-the-dnc
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:35 Jonathan Oosting
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
tspelczech, we do have two Republicans and two Dems on our panel.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:35 Meegan Holland - MLive
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[Comment From Carol DrostCarol Drost: ] 
Well, she only had six minutes. But I'm no longer a Michigander, so I guess I'm seeing it from a distance.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:35 Carol Drost
9:35
Greg McNeilly: 
Odd that Biden history doesn't include the 17 warnings Bush gave to the U.S. Senate in 2008 about the pending issues with Fannie/Freddy.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:35 Greg McNeilly
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John Truscott: 
I thought Granholm's speech would make a great SNL skit
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:35 John Truscott
9:36
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Carol, welcome to the chat! Carol is a former roommate of mine from Kalamazoo College. :)
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 Meegan Holland - MLive
9:36
Greg McNeilly: 
LOL JT!
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 Greg McNeilly
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[Comment From Tim MartinTim Martin: ] 
Hello everyone...how's the buildup to the main speech going?
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 Tim Martin
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T.J. Bucholz: 
I can't wait for Bill Hader to send up Eastwood in a couple weeks.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 T.J. Bucholz
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Time to play teacher again! How would you rate Jennifer Granholm's DNC speech?
A
 ( 33% )
B
 ( 17% )
C
 ( 6% )
D
 ( 11% )
E
 ( 0% )
F
 ( 33% )

Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 
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Greg McNeilly: 
Carol, please spill the stories! :)
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 Greg McNeilly
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Meegan Holland - MLive: 
Welcome Tim! Tim is one of our state Capitol reporters.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 Meegan Holland - MLive
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[Comment From tspelczechtspelczech: ] 
Meegan, I see that, but so far, your GOP folks are just taking potshots instead of offering any kind of constructive analysis.
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:36 tspelczech
9:37
Greg McNeilly: 
Do you think Biden is wearing a gaffe preventing pain collar under his shirt?
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:37 Greg McNeilly
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T.J. Bucholz: 
Ha!
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:37 T.J. Bucholz
9:37
Meegan Holland - MLive: 
tspeclczech, we're looking for insights and wit. Civil potshots are allowed. You can take a few of your own. :)
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:37 Meegan Holland - MLive
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[Comment From Carol DrostCarol Drost: ] 
Oh, the stories I could tell!
Thursday September 6, 2012 9:37 Carol Drost
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