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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:45 PM

Democrats confirm plans for nearly all-virtual convention

Source: Associated Press

Democrats will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee using live broadcasts and online streaming, party officials said Wednesday.

Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person, but it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant in-person audience there to see it. The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that official business, including the votes to nominate Biden and his yet-to-be-named running mate, will take place virtually, with delegates being asked not to travel to Milwaukee.

Party Chairman Tom Perez said scaling back Democrats’ festivities is a matter of public health. He sought to draw a contrast with Trump’s push for a traditional convention in North Carolina, clashing with the state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, and public health officials over the details amid the pandemic.

“Unlike this president, Joe Biden and Democrats are committed to protecting the health and safety of the American people,” Perez said.

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Reply Democrats confirm plans for nearly all-virtual convention (Original post)
EarthFirst Jun 24 OP
sellitman Jun 24 #1
regnaD kciN Jun 24 #2
soothsayer Jun 24 #4
Merlot Jun 24 #7
nolabear Jun 24 #14
JI7 Jun 24 #18
dhill926 Jun 24 #19
onetexan Jun 24 #21
Laelth Jun 24 #3
napi21 Jun 24 #5
drray23 Jun 24 #6
Drunken Irishman Jun 24 #8
nolabear Jun 24 #15
drray23 Jun 24 #16
onetexan Jun 24 #22
brooklynite Jun 24 #9
JI7 Jun 24 #20
rpannier Jun 25 #25
George II Jun 24 #10
NurseJackie Jun 24 #11
dalton99a Jun 24 #12
Initech Jun 24 #13
WheelWalker Jun 24 #17
grantcart Jun 24 #23
titanicdave Jun 24 #24

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:50 PM

1. Bravo

Makes me proud to be a Democrat.

I should say prouder.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:50 PM

2. It makes sense, but...

...the optics of a national television audience watching Biden deliver his acceptance speech to, maybe, a handful of people (or else just alone in a room) versus Trump delivering his to thousands of cheering supporters, is not good for us -- it won't build much enthusiasm, for sure.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:55 PM

4. They can make it look cool

I’m confident

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:58 PM

7. The people who only care about crowd size aren't voting for Biden anyhow

I think this is a great way to draw a contrast about what the two parties stand for.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:16 PM

14. You know, they can do a LOT with visuals of people all excited and screaming and clapping in place.

I've seen some good galleries of people responding to things, cheering, singing, etc.

Make the production values really good, have the delegates bring their children, their parents, whomever they can into the shot. Make it a gathering of American families.

Have Joe be in a presidential setting with his family and VP pick, (hell, have the whole damn cabinet quarantine for two weeks ahead of time and go--if West Point can do it they can to save the country!)

Have every living past president they can get and every person in the primaries--yeah, Bernie included--give a resounding endorsement speech.

Run footage of our allies talking about how much they look forward to working with America again.

You can do an awful lot when you don't have to navigate the physical limitations of a shared space. Not to mention saving lives.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:39 PM

18. Nobody cares about this shit these days. Stop being scared over nonsense

Biden kicked ass in the Primary without ever showing huge crowds.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:46 PM

19. thank you...

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:52 PM

21. Gotta practice what you preach - best to do virtual for everyone's safety

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:55 PM

3. Sanity. It's a good thing.

Republicans should try it.



-Laelth

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:55 PM

5. Because Joe doesn't NEED screaming people & applause! They can gat things done safely! n/t

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 06:58 PM

6. Thats great. I never was able to afford or had the time to go to one convention. If it is remote

I may be able to finally attend virtually. That would be great.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:13 PM

8. My idea: Have the backdrop be a gigantic Zoom-like screen.



As people watch and cheer - so, you can have sound.

They kinda did something similar for the NFL draft this year:



But obviously a much larger screen. Thousands of people behind him, all types of backgrounds, listening to Biden deliver his speech and cheering, clapping.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:17 PM

15. Yep. See my reply above. I hadn't thought about it but that's a great example!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:19 PM

16. Would be perfect. With randomly selected zoom feeds rotating through

in the background wall. It would be incredible. I agree. If they Make a gigantic wall with thousands of feeds it would look awesome and convey the support of all the democrats as well as if it was in person.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:55 PM

22. Bravo

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:17 PM

9. Sigh...

I understand the reason, but I had worked out arrangements with my DNC contacts for a downtown hotel and access to all the convention sessions.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:50 PM

20. lol

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:00 AM

25. That sucks

I feel badly for people, like yourself, who planned on being there and the city itself.
Putting on a convention isn't easy, nor is it cheap

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:18 PM

10. Show the republicans how to be sensible and responsible.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:23 PM

11. I approve. There are other risks that a virtual convention also minimizes too...

I approve. There are other risks that a virtual convention also minimizes too... and everything will be orderly and RESPECTFUL.



C'MON! GET IN! We're taking back America!






Joe/Kamala or Biden/Harris 2020!!
They're stronger together & can't be bought!!
Jump on the Biden Bandwagon & ride into the future!!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:24 PM

12. A necessary and sensible decision.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:47 PM

13. Of course all the years we happen to be in a pandemic, it *HAS* to be an election year.

And one of the most important presidential elections in history, at that. But at least the Dems are handling this way better than Chump is, and that will hopefully translate to votes!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:34 PM

17. We have the technology.

If you've got it, flaunt it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:45 PM

23. Call Steven Spielberg to produce it

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:51 PM

24. .....We Need....

.........James Cameron to direct it and make it outstanding as he did with "Titanic"....

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