Update: I'm fairly confident that it was NOT Craig Finn that I saw in the audience tonight at the DNC. The man I saw was clean shaven and a photo of Finn just yesterday shows him at a radio station in Minneapolis (!!!) with a beard going on. I'm pretty sure he won't be at the RNC either.
11: 10 p.m.
My team is horrible. I'm embarrassed for myself.
Hillary's sky blue pantsuit is fetching.
Why does Biden keep quoting the same line from his dad every time he talks (It's not how many times you get knocked down, it's how fast you get up)?
Dang, his mom is still alive. She's got to be in her 90's. Looks pretty good. Biden's mom for the win.
"Anyone can make it if they just try hard enough." I'm pretty sure I don't want to hear that line anymore from anyone in any setting ever again.
It's now twice that a speaker has said George Bush instead of John McCain. There are no accidents at the DNC. This was PLANNED!
I think I just saw Craig Finn from The Hold Steady in the audience. That can't be right. Note to self: check The Hold Steady's touring schedule.
The "More of the Same" signs and chanting....also scripted! Who is the director of this movie?
If someone else says "America can not afford four more years of the same," I will vomit. I promise. I will photograph the vomit and post it.
OHHH....he just tied the "get back up" thing back into his speech.
Joe kept it short. Pretty good, I guess. His wife is awesome, IMO.
Ohhhh....surprise guest! Obama just totally kissed Jill on the mouth. Michelle's giving him the stink eye. I'll be checking People magazine for more on this.
T-minus 33 minutes until my ill-fated draft.
Tonight's winner: Joe Biden's mom. Hand's down.
Gwen Ifill just interviewed some vets for Obama. All very intelligent and thoughtful comments about national service and Obama.
Oh God, now I'm looking at the cringe-inducing face of David Brooks. I think that bastard just said people sometimes refer to the Democratic party as the "momma" party?! He's a dick in the smarmiest way. Tries to be a kiss ass as a commentator on PBS and writes vapid bs on the NY Times op-ed page.
Thankfully, we're getting ready for Biden now and the introduction from a woman whose sister was a victim of violence against women and talking about Biden's bill.
Biden signs are in red? Is that red for the blood he's going to draw ripping McBush a new sphincter? Oh, this is so theatrical this nomination stagecraftery.
I hope the stuttering doesn't suddenly come back at such an inopportune time. That's how I ward off bad events, I vocalize them.
(I gave Joe Biden $35 at the beginning of the campaign.)
8:08 p.m. They are playing a video now on veterans. Oh, I think this is the one done by Spielberg. That explains its quality. Is that Tom Hanks narrating?! I think it is. This is effective - shows the cost of war and the dignity of the people serving. Doesn't seem like propaganda.
I drafted Tom Brady last year. He gave me major points.
Jim Leher just cleared the air on the Richardson issue - he's going to speak tomorrow. So, Chet didn't give him the high hat.
7:54 p.m. - Oh crap, I've already failed at live blogging. I'm supposed to put the newest comment first. Because I know people will be checking on this every 2 minutes.
Jim Lehrer made a very important correction to a huge verbal gaffe he made. What an idiot. Something about Clinton.
Hey..wait just a second here...PBS is taking a break to air commercials?! Energy company ads?
I need to buy a set top converter box when the big HDTV switch occurs. We aren't going to buy an HDTV until our Mitshubishi dies. I've secretly been pouring water on it while my wife is away. Apparently, the baths haven't had any impact. In fact, I dare say the picture looks brighter, sharper, more dynamic.
Bill Richardson was apparently just kicked off the lineup in replace of a man from TX named Chet. I know more dogs named Chet than people. But I don't think that means anything.
I'd rather see Bill Richardson, I think.
Adrian Peterson over Ladainian Tomlinson, right?
7:48 p.m. - I just checked my fantasy baseball standings. I'm catching up. I'm only 73.5 games outside of first place.
There is a woman from UPS on TV right now who appears to be an Obama fan.
7:40 p.m mst - I'm watching John Kerry right now. He's slashing up a storm. Must be cathartic for him to use the lines Rove et al used against him against McBush. He looks funny. His hair is absolutely crazy. He needs to keep his face straight on the camera or else it looks like a very uniquely shaped cake.
I thought Bill Clinton's speech was also spot on. Loved how he compared himself during his first election with Obama and this one.
Is anyone injured in the NFL that I should know about?
7:30 p.m. mst - Ok, I've never live blogged and I'm sure I will suck at it. But I'm going to do it because I got a lot going on. The DNC with Clinton, Kerry, Biden and then in two hours my fantasy football draft, which Iam going to suck ass at.