OTB Gets Results

Mere hours after my taunting of the Democratic National Committee,

My guess is that Teddy Kennedy, Maxine Waters, and Barney Frank will be in limited visibility at the Democratic National Convention as well. Or, in more parallel fashion, Robert Byrd, Nancy Pelosi, and Janet Reno.

they have taken me up on my challenge:

AP — Clinton, Kennedy to Speak at Convention

Former President Clinton (news – web sites) and Sen. Edward Kennedy [No news? Web sites? -ed.] of Massachusetts will have prime speaking slots at the Democratic National Convention in Boston next month.

Key speakers at the Republican convention in late August and early September in New York City will include California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news – web sites) and Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

Clinton is scheduled to speak July 26, the opening night of the four-day convention, and Kennedy will address the audience the second day, Democratic officials said Monday. The vice presidential pick will speak July 28, and presumed Democratic nominee John Kerry (news – web sites) will close the convention July 29 with his acceptance speech.

Kerry’s former rivals plus Rep. Dennis Kucinich (news – web sites) of Ohio and Al Sharpton (news – web sites), who remain in the primary race, will have a role at the convention, although officials haven’t decided what that will be.

Hat tip: PunditMark

Mark my words: No way will Dennis Kucinich, Al Sharpton, or Maxine Waters be given the #2 spot on the ticket.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kerry’s former rivals plus Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Al Sharpton … will have a role at the convention, although officials haven’t decided what that will be.

    Somewhere between janitor and gopher, perhaps?

  2. Attila Girl says:

    You’re subtler than usual today.

  3. Attila Girl says:

    And I meant that in a good way.

OTB GETS RESULTS

Kevin Drum, doing his Iowa postmortem, asks

[W]hat’s up with the LA Times’ choice of this picture (see) of Howard Dean for today’s paper? Are they trying to make him look like Hitler? I browsed through Yahoo’s collection of Iowa election photos (several hundred of them), and every single other picture of Dean is a perfectly good one. This is the only picture that makes him look like a frothing, Nuremburg-ish nutball, and it’s the one they chose for their page 10 photo roundup. Who made that call?

Steve Bainbridge notes that

[T]he Reuters photo gallery had a number of other shots of Dean that were, to say the least, unflattering.

***

In fairness to the Times, moreover, the picture they chose does convey the wildman impression many took away from Dean’s speech.

Indeed. I’d add that Dean sounded even nuttier listening to it on NPR this morning than he seemed on television last night. If Bob Novak thinks you’re over-the-top then, brother, you’re over-the-top.

A few days ago, I noted the general tendency of the media to choose photographs that make politicians look stupid and used Dean as a classic example. Quoth Kevin Drum in the comments section:

I think Dean is just one of those unfortunate non-photogenic people. Kind of a bummer for a presidential candidate.

Heh.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. jen says:

    I sleep with the radio on – I had been alseep for maybe 20 minutes when the radio station had a news break and played a bit of Dean’s rally-rant. It completely startled me awake. Yowzah.

    Seeing it on TV gave it an amusing slant for me this morning. Methinks he’s thisclose to losing it if he doesn’t win NH next week.

  2. Don’t know what Kevin is talking about when it comes to the Dean shots from Iowa. Did he want them to run this one or maybe this one? Personally, I can’t wait until foley artists sample Dean’s yell — it would make a nice sound effect for a bad guy getting killed in a movie.

  3. Kate says:

    I need to get cable. Or an audio card. Though, there’s a chance I’ll see some good clips on the “Daily Show” tonight. Stewart was uncharacteristically critical of the Democrats, I thought. He will probably have a field day with this.

  4. Paul says:

    heh- That picture best sums up what Dean will forever be known for. It captured the moment.

    I think Kevin is complaining about sour grapes.

    P

  5. James Joyner says:

    Kevin’s backing Clark; I just think he had the same general reaction I have to photos used on sites.