Tweeting the Democratic Convention
I’ve long been an advocate of Twitter, especially for breaking news. Twitter certainly got a workout within the Mass Mutual Center today at the Democratic State Convention as delegates, journalists and campaigns tweeted rapid fire updates. For all of you not on Twitter, below is a slightly edited (i.e., where my phone’s autocorrect changed “Warren” to “warranty” without me noticing it) scroll of my Tweets from today. If you want to see the real stream plus link’s the the fuzzy photos I snapped from my seat, check out my Twitter feed and please consider signing up for the free service today.
Made it to Springfield for Democratic Convention despite heavy rain across state
Niki Tsongas, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Kennedy all working crowd early
2012 Dem Convention begins with John Walsh then Steve Grossman
Bill Galvin says our values are under attack, especially health care and voting rights.
Congressional colleagues honor John Olver + Barney Frank. Martha Coakley now takes stage.
Deval Patrick follows Tim Murray to stage. Says Mass will have a strong Democratic woman in US Senate next year
Gov Patrick won’t let Pres Obama be bullied out of office for standing up for American dream.
Calling the roll in Springfield. Then we hear from Warren and DeFranco.
Still waiting in Springfield. Found a Marty Meehan 2002 sticker on arena railing. Nostalgic.
Elizabeth Warren takes stage to huge applause with Won’t Back Down playing
Fantastic speech by Warren. Everyone energized
Marisa DeFranco being introduced
Marisa DeFranco mentions her speech last year in Lowell. Says acquainted with everyday problems of real people.
DeFranco making spirited effort in speech to polite applause but tough following Warren explosion of enthusiasm.
(Retweet of MA Democratic Party) 3,554 voting delegates were present for roll call at massdems convention.
Curtis LeMay calling the roll in 1st Middlesex district.
In 1st Middlesex Warren gets all 54 votes. None for DeFranco.
Votes in nearby Senate districts Warren v DeFranco – 54-0, 39-2, 33-3, 92-2. Official vote still being tallied.
Still waiting for final tally. Watching video about last year’s tornado and response to it. Defining event for Greater Springfield
Warren gets 95.77% of vote
Elizabeth Warren endorsed. DeFranco fails to get on ballot. Only gets 4% of vote.
Warren on stage with family