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@abulsme Updates from 2012-09-06 (UTC)

  • Home from work. Did I hear some crazy God and Jerusalem stuff happened at #DNC Sigh. They shouldn’t have changed anything. Bleh. #
  • The toddler is asleep. Putting on #DNC while I clean a bit. And mayhaps tweet a bit. Fluke on now I see. #
  • And lots of people locked out of #DNC too I hear. Fun stuff. #
  • I was busy with something else, but looks like the Clinton stuff has started. #
  • I hated him while he was in office, but he has grown on me since then. #
  • And here is Clinton. Always liked the song too. #
  • He really does know how to work a crowd. Saw him in person in 1993. He can really get you. #
  • Tivo wants to change to record Caillou. No!!! #
  • Sounds like he is losing his voice. #
  • I’m guessing that is one of those stats where net vs gross and how you count makes a big diff. (Jobs created R vs D) #
  • Saying good things about older Republicans. Good stuff. #
  • The old sane GOP. #
  • Even GWB on hurricane stuff though. He wasn’t one of those old R’s. :-) #
  • RT @poniewozik Bill Clinton just got the Democratic National Convention to applaud George W Bush #
  • RT @JimPethokoukis Man, would Clinton love to be president again #
  • This stuff riffs right on Obama’s old not Red not Blue stuff. Important stuff. #
  • RT @anamariecox Like, whole paragraphs and sections, he’s adding. Prompter person is scrambling a little. #dnc2012 #
  • Hillary callout. All about working with people Obama doesn’t fully agree with. Team of Rivals stuff. #
  • Signal skipped. Missed a few sentences I think. Bleh. #
  • RT @HuntsmanAbby We need “Partnership over partisanship in Washington DC.” #DNC2012 #Clinton #
  • MT @ZekeJMiller Clinton summing up GOP argument: we left him a total mess he hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in #
  • “There they go again!” Quoting Reagan. Awesome. #
  • “Are we better off than when he took office?” Hits it straight on. (Not 4 years though, important diff.) #
  • RT @mikemadden Bill Clinton improvising on live television is pretty much the reason they should keep having political conventions. #
  • RT @BorowitzReport Clinton: “Now I’d like to read the phone book in its entirety.” (standing ovation) #
  • RT @greenfield64 No one–no one alive–has a better time in the political arena than this guy. #
  • RT @Alyssa_Milano Bill Clinton, I love you so much. Like crazy amounts of love. #
  • RT @ericspiegelman The GOP considers Ryan a “star.” Compare that to the Democratic stars. It’s like the Daytime Emmys vs. the Oscars. #
  • MT @sullydish Brilliant and core point: difference between Obama and GOP is that Obama can compromise and the Republicans will not. #
  • RT @Mudflats Clinton keeps going off “script.” :) You’d never know it. Audience is eating it up. #dnc2012 #
  • Twitter saying we are only halfway… #
  • Alex just woke up. :-) #
  • Starting to feel like a lull. My attention drifting. Waiting for the inevitible crescendo at the end. #
  • Alex on lap. #
  • RT @owillis seriously, how did anyone ever think bob dole had a shot against this guy? #
  • RT @FranklinFoer Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow…cause that’s when this will end. #
  • MT @sullydish Lost count of number of times he said, “Now, LISTEN …” We are. Telling a story Obama has so far failed to tell effectively. #
  • Alex tried to pause Tivo. I yelled No! He cried. Oops. #
  • He is happy again, but distracting. Hard to listen to Clinton with toddler on lap. #
  • Goes after the fact checker line. Good. That was basically saying “We’ll lie whenever we need to.” #
  • RT @mattyglesias “One more thing…” Clinton reveals 7 inch iPad and LTE iPhone. #
  • RT @Mudflats Someone is getting taken to Bill Clinton’s wood shed. And that’s a hell of a wood shed. #sleepwellMitt #dnc2012 #
  • Bored now. RT @BuzzFeedBen This is moving from “greatest speech ever” to gong territory pretty fast. #
  • MT @AshleyRParker 15 min over his allotted time Clinton says, “Let’s talk about the debt…” and the crowd eagerly settles in for more. #DNC #
  • Coming up on the rousing finale I assume. Good. :-) #
  • Fair. OK RT @smotus A former president is explaining politics, history, and economics. Quit whining about the length of the speech. #DNC2012 #
  • And he is done… #
  • And O. #
  • This had more policy stuff, good policy stuff. And good hits on Romney. But Michelle’s hit home emotionally more. #
  • Roll Call now? #
  • Concludes the nominations? What about Terry? Rogers? Wolfe? The convict guy? No? #
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew It’s going to be awkward when the West Virginia delegation gives delegates to federal inmate Keith Judd. #
  • I wonder if any of the others who theoretically got delegates will actually get called out. #
  • RT @daveweigel Yeah, Hillary interrupted the roll call and asked for it. RT @reidepstein: Didn’t they do this by acclimation last time? #
  • @daveweigel @reidepstein But then they still did the full count behind the scenes and reported the results. #
  • RT @KrystalBall1 Steve Schmidt: “I wish to God as a Republican that we had someone who could do that.” #DNC2012 #
  • MT @BuzzFeedBen RT @joehagansays: Repub @alexcast (Alex Castellanos) says on CNN that Clinton’s speech probably just reelected Barack Obama. #
  • RT @BenariLee “And that’s how go off script, son.” -Bill Clinton to Clint Eastwood #DNC #
  • MT @DouthatNYT This is why Romney’s evasiveness/lack of creativity on policy was/is so risky. Leaves Rs *wide* open to Clintonian attacks. #
  • RT @jeffjarvis Brilliant point RT @JamesFallows: Clinton said more nice things about GW Bush than all RNC speakers combined #
  • MT @ericspiegelman When Dems go off script, they refute every point in the GOP policy. When Rs go off script, they yell at furniture. #
  • C-Span got confused by the half vote from Dems abroad, stopped updating delegate count. Several delegations later, gave up and took it down. #
  • RT @dandrezner RT @kohenari: Krauthammer on Clinton’s speech: “Giant swing and a miss” “Not going to move the needle whatsoever” #
  • @ZekeJMiller RT @peterbakernyt: If Pres Obama is reelected, he doesn’t actually become the 45th president. #
  • @ZekeJMiller @peterbakernyt Unless he loses this time, then runs again in 2020 and wins. But then he’d be 44th and 46th. Oh well. No 45th. #
  • @abulsme @zekejmiller @peterbakernyt Uh, or 2016. :-) #
  • MT @HuntsmanAbby Clinton reinforces underlying theme Americans want to be united not divided. Great play to capture mods/indeps #DNC2012 #
  • RT @cspan Infographic: Bill Clinton’s Length of #DNC Speeches in Minutes Since 1988 #cspanDNC http://t.co/DU8RX7va #
  • MT @politicoroger If Obama pulls off hat trick tomorrow – Michelle, Bill, Barack – this will be 1 of greatest convs of modern times #DNC2012 #
  • RT @daveweigel Indiana, the 2008 blue state that nobody even pretends Obama can win again. #
  • RT @DouthatNYT Clinton’s speech nominating Hillary in 2016 is going to be a doozy, isn’t it? #
  • MT @BenjySarlin Obama’s should be pretty impressive too. RT @DouthatNYT: Clinton’s speech nominating Hillary in 2016 is going to be a doozy #
  • Dem nom in 2016 pretty much is Hillary’s if she wants it. Question is if she wants it. So far says no, but… #
  • Alex asking me VERY nicely to stop my show (Roll Call at #DNC and play trains. I said no. #NewsGeek #
  • RT @aburnspolitico This may be the first time in 2012 that I’ve had trouble getting a Romney statement that mentions Bill Clinton … #
  • @FHQ As in Tampa, there is no tally of total delegate votes on a board anywhere here in Charlotte. #dnc2012 #
  • MT @ForecasterEnten Interesting to see if/what type of bounce there will be out of the DNC. Some people might be getting ahead of themselves #
  • MT @mattyglesias Clinton is good but keep in mind that O is so good at formal political speeches that he won nom on otherwise thin resume. #
  • Passes to Ohio to put over the top.. #
  • And we are over 2777! Obama is officially the nominee. #
  • RT @GarrettQuinn RT @DrewHampshire: Vermin Supreme getting no love at the Democratic Convention tonight. There’s still time, New Hampshire. #
  • MT @BuzzFeedAndrew RT @sarahkliff: Clinton’s prepared remarks: 3136 words. Remarks as delivered: 5895 words (counting audience cheers). #
  • RT @drgrist I know I’m biased, but the contrast between these two conventions has just been stunning. #
  • CSpan delegate counter back by the way. Guess they eventually figured out that half delegate thing. #
  • RT @KyleTrygstad How off-script did Clinton go? This much… #dnc2012 http://t.co/FmKSlh2z #
  • MT @AriMelber Clinton is *not* done he just took the stage at an afterparty here “I don’t have much to add to what I said tonight,” but.. #
  • Ashley Judd! Woo! #
  • RT @AriMelber Bill Clinton just now: I said things that Obama can’t say becuase it would sound defensive. (At after-party, paraphrasing) #
  • MT @NiallStanage If O is onform tomorrow 2012 is going to be a really great control experiment in trying to answer “Do conventions matter?” #
  • Getting close to the end of the roll call now. #DNC #
  • Tweets coming in a lot slower now than during Clinton’s speech for some reason. :-) #
  • 114 of 120 for Obama in Washington state. 6 abstentions? #
  • Or did I hear wrong? #
  • Or maybe those delegates just left early. :-) #
  • Roll Call over! #
  • Official total? C-Span has 5415. #
  • So that would be 138 non-votes, right? 5553 delegates total I think. #
  • Motion makes it officially unanimous. #
  • Hall is almost empty. If I was there I’d still be on the floor damn it! #
  • Gavel to Gavel darn it! #
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew Wow, looks like everyone stuck around until the end… http://t.co/47prCEBk #
  • None of the other guys ended up getting their delegates. I feel sorry for Terry, Rogers, Wolfe and Judd. Oh well. Maybe 2016! #
  • Feel sorry for the benediction guy too. #EmptyHall #
  • Motion to recess. Ayes have it! #
  • RT @PlanetDr I’m just gonna put this out there…only Bill Clinton could get #arithmetic trending… #
  • Switching from C-Span to MSNBC just to see some talking heads for a bit. But Twitter during was more fun. #
  • Reading – Bill Clinton Shows How It’s Done (Molly Ball) http://t.co/wZS2WkOW #
  • OK. Enough talking heads. Time to walk the dog. #
  • Reading – Why Obama Is The Favorite (Taegan Goddard) http://t.co/HuumB4M9 #
  • RT @NASAVoyager2: Did you know? Apple’s smallest iPod nano, the 8GB, has ~100,000x the memory of the Voyager spacecraft. #
  • MT @AshleyJudd What fun & what an honor serving with the most diverse del from TN ever! Exhilarating night, now my dogs are barking (feet!). #
  • RT @PJ4MJJ Just saw that Bill Clinton’s still talking about Medicaid at the afterparty..lol! #
  • Reading – Clinton, Obama, and the Triumph of Substance (Jonathan Cohn) http://t.co/BPXhObSR #
  • Reading – Bill Clinton: wonk-in-chief (Ezra Klein) http://t.co/auezUl40 #
  • Reading – RNC Verdict: No Bounce (yet) [Drew, Votamatic] http://t.co/kgKq5EVM #
  • Reading – Huge Eruption on the Sun Revisited in Spectacular HD (Nancy Atkinson) http://t.co/i64DyCf8 #
  • BTW, Greenpapers has the final delegate count as 5424 Obama, 128 non-votes. http://t.co/KlviLKeJ Probably better than the C-Span count. #
  • Reading – No New Apple Television Products Coming in 2012 as Content Negotiations Stall Once Again (Eric Slivka) http://t.co/gYYhsQo8 #
  • Reading – Bill Clinton, playing `referee,’ makes strongest case yet for Obama’s reelection (Greg Sargent) http://t.co/Ir827EAF #
  • Reading – Alex Castellanos, GOP Strategist: Clinton Speech Was ‘Moment That Likely Reelected Obama’ (Sam Stein) http://t.co/Bfo8n84v #
  • Reading – Bill Clinton Wows ‘Em in Charlotte (Kevin Drum) http://t.co/FhwvhgHy #
  • Reading – Clinton’s Big Speech: Blog Reax (Andrew Sullivan) http://t.co/IFhSzl0u #
  • Reading – The Simple Case for Why Obama Is the Favorite (Nate Silver) http://t.co/aRBo65Tw #
  • Amazon Fire HD looking really sweet. With LTE! Knocking it out of the park. Going head to head with iPad now. This is going to be fun! #
  • Kyle Wagner: “And with that. Mic Drop. Bezos Out.” #
  • I don’t think anyone was expecting all of that. Boom! #
  • Your move Apple. #

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