[Guest post by DRJ]
Consider this an open thread on Day 2 of the Convention.
As reported by the Denver Post, the roll call vote of the delegates may be moved to the delegates’ hotels tonight with an early Wednesday morning vote. Some Hillary Clinton supporters oppose this plan:
“Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton furiously circulated petitions on the floor of the Democratic National Convention last night, hoping to stave off a plan to hold the convention’s roll call at breakfast Wednesday — out of the public eye — sources inside the delegations said.
The move being worked out between the Obama campaign and officials behind Clinton’s suspended bid, would work in two parts: Delegates would cast votes at their hotels Wednesday morning; that night, at the Pepsi Center convention site, the roll-call process would rely on the votes cast that morning, the delegates said.”
It seems the Obama campaign doesn’t want a prime-time floor vote. (Why won’t these Hillary people just go away?) Perhaps it hopes today’s events that are largely focused on Hillary Clinton and women will satisfy Hillary’s supporters.
Tonight’s main speakers include Hillary Clinton, who will be among the last to speak, as well as Governors Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, Deval Patrick of Massachusets, and Brian Schweitzer of Montana. Here’s a link to Tuesday’s full schedule.