Ian and Kim Wilder are apparently live blogging. I can get their feed on my blog at: Dee’s ‘Dotes
Here is what is posted so far:
cynthia news etc - we have a pressbox at convention. if this works we can live blog. the black caucus delegates will be…cynthia mckinney’s parents. kw
ny mess up - ny had the right to 4o delegates. we were prepared to vote them. it appears we may only get 3o something due to filing error. people are deliberating. otherwise a few states lost 1 or 2 delegates on tehnicalities.
credential overall - the overall credential report is that there was only one pre-convention challenge and it was ruled out of order.
yucky obama mention - cliff thorton is a keynote speaker at this convention. he just did a subtle obama message. there was stunned silence and I think one note of applause. not a nice word to drop when you have the platform.
ny got 36 vote – checking all – vote on credential report now. credntialing report accepted. 4 no votes from NY. NY has 36, not 40 delegates.
forming latino caucus on platform – cece and other members of the forming latino caucus ask for a no vote on platform. the black caucus joins concern in solidarity. the caucuses do not like guest worker programs. also concerns about process of platform committee
Platform fails 284-195 - largely on the strength of the complaint of the forming Latino Caucus, the proposed 2008 Green Party platform was voted down. Delegates from New York and California voted heavily No. The 2004 platform now becomes the 2008 platform. This is true grassroots democracy. You not see anything like this at the corporate Democratic & Republican conventions.
jesse sings a song of earth – jesse johnson is a green presidential candidate from west virginia. he just led the audience in a crosby stills and nash (and young?) song dedicated to the fallen. “mother earth will swallow you lay your body down. great speech. also a nice phrase: find the zen in citizen. he is now telling a story and holding wilted sunflowers