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Saturday, January 22, 2005

Update #3: DNC Western Regional Caucus

Posted by Tim Tagaris

Just got off the phone with Bob again and there is alot to report.

1.) He said the speeches were pretty boring. Howard Dean had a lot of support among the spectators and Wellington Webb delivered a surprisingly strong effort that elicited good response.

2.) Bob says that the buzz about Simon Rosenberg inside the hall is that he continues to improve dramatically as the events progress and today was no exception.

3.) He met briefly with a staffer of Tim Roemer who said the Mercatus stuff has been taken completely out of context on the blogs, and he has no affinity for DailyKos and MyDD.

He agreed to let Bob interview Roemer on the topic in one hour, but Bob is blowing it off to have dinner with the future of the party -- the other bloggers who are there.

4.) The LaRouche "crazies" were singing merrily in the background throughout our entire conversation, it got a bit annoying.

5.) Al Sharpton was fired up, as always. He was very supportive of the blogosphere.

6.) I know it's not important, but Bob what captivated Bob most about Donnie Fowler's speech was his choice of tie. He wore a black and white diagonal tie; that's a no-no on television.

7.) Bob was sitting next to SF Examiner reporter Adriel Hampton who will be blogged about the event later this evening as well.

Much more later. Bob said he has about 5 pages of notes and all kinds of audio.

Posted at 06:33 PM in DNC Chair | Technorati


Great work guys! Keep it up!

Posted by: Big Dog at January 22, 2005 07:30 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Boo-hoo. The funny thing is that if Roemer had a blog, he would be able to defend himself on this matter. Let me also say that it is going to get a lot worse for Mercatus before it gets better.

Great work!

Posted by: Chris Bowers at January 22, 2005 07:55 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment


Have you gotten word yet on the Chiefs of Staffs? Any idea how many may still be attending?

Posted by: Fran for Dean at January 22, 2005 08:33 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

There is an unofficial Roemer blog by a supporter.

Posted by: Daniel at January 22, 2005 09:53 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment