Saturday, June 10, 2006

Convention Floor Fun

The convention has moved into an eventful second day. Traditionally the first day focuses on caucuses and cultivating single issue messaging.

The second day is training on grassroots, data, etc and then at 11 a.m. the floor convention starts.

The details are boring, so the long in short is, we vote to support the work of the committees and pick our internal leaders over the next two years.

Last nigh ended with Bell’s aggressive attacks on Strayhorn’s “Carole-Come-Lately” campaign style (Damon at BOR has the speech in text).

Quorum Report puts it simply:
In a fiery speech, former Gen. Wesley Clark challenges Texas Democrats to take back nation. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell launched a broadside against Carole Keeton Strayhorn in his Friday night keynote speech to convention delegates in Fort Worth.
Bell portrayed the Comptroller-turned-independent candidate for governor as an ally of Gov. Rick Perry, saying the pair "are two sleeves of the same empty suit."

He added that "She is nothing more than a politician in search of a parade. And now she’s trying to be our buddy. You know what? We don’t need a Carole-Come-Lately. We need a leader to stand up today and tomorrow and the day after that, no matter which way the political winds are blowing."
STXC has a great round up of statewide news on the Democratic Convention.

This morning there will be a tribute to Bentsen, Speaker Laney, and speeches by statewide candidates like Radnofsky and Van Os.


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