Live Blogging of the Jefferson Jackson Dinner

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Be sure to check out the folks at Blue Commonwealth … they’ve got three folks working hard to bring Democrats live coverage … one doing pictures, another words and another postings …
… I’ll be adding my live coverage below in comments

28 Responses to Live Blogging of the Jefferson Jackson Dinner

  1. virginiadem says:

    President Clinton just finished speaking … personally I’ve heard him better … but his calls for Democrats being the party of “HOW” went over well with the audience … and his appeal for party unity after the primary was genuine and heartfelt as he spoke of how their was no better example than Hillary of doing what was best for our Party after a hard fought primary … after leaving the stage more than 15 mins ago … he’s still being mobbed … I find myself thinking how much he has grown over the years … he’s not the person he was 8 years ago … and deserves the titled of “Cherished Elder” of the Democratic Party …

  2. virginiadem says:

    I was just approached by a GOP operative who is trying to sow seeds along press row that the Republicans aren’t being treated fairly on Capitol Hill …

  3. virginiadem says:

    after listening to his bilge I told the GOP operative I had a simple message .. you lost and your candidate should leave the stage …

  4. virginiadem says:

    Listening now to the Senior Senator from Virginia, Jim Webb … he was introduced by Glenn Nye … he’s become much more comfortable … he’s making two requests … voting on the stimulus bill … it’s not a perfect bill but I ask you to support us .. stand with us so we can make changes that need to happen in this country …. Second .. I know what it’s like to go through a contested primary … after the primary we all come together … thanking everyone for support!

  5. virginiadem says:

    Conngressman Jim Moran is now talking about the new 20,000 workers that lost their jobs yesterday … Democrats worrying about making American education, transportation, infrastructure better … we are going as a party to help take back America … it started here in Virginia … we helped elect a terrific President … intro to video about what’s happened with Virginia

  6. virginiadem says:

    Video starts off with the head of the RPV … and talking heads that were wrong … “Real Virginia”

    Tom, Glenn, Gerry, and Mark Warner clips … “it starts here in Virginia” ….

    “Virginia Your Vote Can Change The World” candidate Obama repeats over and over … crowds are cheering … clapping … “YES WE DID!”

  7. virginiadem says:

    Running a Jon Bowerbank video ad now … not much response from the audience …

  8. virginiadem says:

    5th District’s Tom P … is speaking now … he’s covering the successes of the Democratic House … introduces Mark Warner ….

  9. virginiadem says:

    Mark Warner speaking now … thanks Virginia Democrats … “we have come a long way in Virginia … their have been JJ dinners that could fit in 1/4 of this room … from 8/3 to 6/5 … we need to make sure we elect the 3rd consecutive Democrat as Virginia Governor … we’ve been named the best managed state … we’ve kept the AAA bond rating … I’m a Senator newbee … #90 … the transition has been interesting … from “your excellency” to a windowless office in the basement of the Dirksen Federal Building

  10. virginiadem says:

    Mark Warner is now talking about the importance of passing the stimulus bill … the jobs being created will be in energy … Virginia … how we stop the meltdown in the real estate market … how we get the credit markets open …

    We’ve got work to do … not only the Gov, Lt Gov, and AG races … but the House of Delegates … we are 6 seats away from making Ward Armstong …

    I ask all of you tonight … and those of you who got caught up in the energy of the Obama campaign … think about how we can recruit people for the House of Delegates … this year we’re 6 seats away … will you help take back the House of Delegates

  11. virginiadem says:

    Pat Edmonson video … progressive video … she’s and staff are at a homeless shelter

    Rich Savage video … “it’s time to get savage Virginia”

    AG Candidate Steve Shannon is talking to the press over my shoulder … he remains the only Dem in a statewide race without a primary opponent …. plus he’s a great guy

  12. virginiadem says:

    Video from Terry McAuliffe … lots of folks talking about him … is his intro .

    I’ve already got a copy of Terry’s speech … his press people are on top of things …

  13. virginiadem says:

    Terry’s even got a cheer sheet … and some people are following along with “those days are over” … while Republicans are throwing the kitchen sink at us … Democrats will focus on the kitchen table

  14. virginiadem says:

    Now a video from Mike Singer … Lt Gov candidate … oh NO … it’s of him clock watching … way tooo cute …

  15. virginiadem says:

    Brian Moran Video is up now … looks like his life story … I remember “powdered milk” too … “Money Isn’t Everything” …

  16. virginiadem says:

    Moran video concludes leading the “Virginia way … “no hollywood glitz just hard work” …

    Brian is speaking now … twenty years of JJ Dinners … no accident … each has a long history of fighting for Virginia … who will give us the best chance to win … will we be the party … will we be the party of big money or

    This race will be about who stood with Mark Warner and Tim Kaine … about who will stand with labor … why these elections are so important …

    works not just words …

  17. virginiadem says:

    Moran … “we need a fighter not a fundraiser”

    in my 200,000 miles of travels across this Commonwealth I know what it means

    the fight for the future … it is grassroots driven … that is the HOW in what I will do as Governor …

    21st Century energy economy …

  18. virginiadem says:

    Let me make you a promise … “I will beat Bob McDonnell”

    “public service is not about politicians it’s about people” ….

    Moran is finished and signs are evident all across the floor

  19. virginiadem says:

    Jody Wagner video … good job …

  20. virginiadem says:

    Creigh Deeds is introduced by two of his four children … talking about meeting real hunger … a lot has been happening in Virginia … led with a common sense approach …

    we keep working to mover Virginia forward …

    Creigh is obviously nervous … this is the worst I’ve ever heard him … he seems to be feeling the pressure …

  21. virginiadem says:

    Deeds continues …

    “McDonnell will run a consistent campaign” consistently wrong …

    CEO wages from 42 time to 364 times that of the average worker …

    “if they’re too big to fail am I too small to matter”

    prosperity bubbles up … our strength comes from the grassroots …

    standing up for you, working families and the middle class

  22. virginiadem says:

    Creigh has finished speaking … Deeds signs are out all across the floor …

  23. virginiadem says:

    It’s 10:08 and Gerry Connolly is speaking about talking to a 4th grade class … the audience is lost to him … many departing the room … doing intro for Gov. Tim Kaine …

  24. virginiadem says:

    Tim Kaine is taking to the podium … standing O …. he’s learned his lessons well … he even asked for applause for the last speech of the night … giving credit to Levar Stoney, Dickie Cranwell, …

    thanking everyone for what they’ve done … lots of loyal folks … going over the last few years … and the turnover …

    Going over memories … one of the most powerful moments Dec 15th 2008 … when the Virginia electors voted for Barack Obama …. quite a visual tour …

    I find myself hoping he tells the story on the stump as DNC chair in places that still need to learn about what Democrats are all about …

  25. virginiadem says:

    Gov. Kaine continues … the weight of what we’re facing with the economic challenges …

    I’m now thrilled and excited to be the DNC Chair:
    1. I want to help our President be a success
    2. I want to carry a proud banner of a proud party as a unifier … our best days are ahead of us
    3. I want to get people engaged in our political process

  26. virginiadem says:

    Kaine ends … I’ll be telling your story … these other states can learn from Virginia … and I can take it all across the country … thank you for all you done for Virginia and our counrty

  27. virginiadem says:

    the speeches are over … 10:29 pm … only running a full hour late …

  28. virginiadem says:

    It’s now 2:50 am and I’ve just gotten home … I think I visited each of the “after” parties, spoke to lots of folks from every campaign and many of the candidates … my analysis and views of others will have to wait … I’m off to bed … thanks for following!

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