When President Bill Clinton entered the Time Warner Arena Wednesday night the arena errupted in thunderous applause. Clinton was tasked with nominating President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for another term leading our country. The theme for the night was Middle Class First.
Wednesday night’s DNC2012 proceedings will focus on the economy and jobs with business leaders Austin Ligon, founder and retired CEO of CarMax and Jim Sinegal, CEO of Costco speaking about the importance of investing in innovation and infrastructure. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will be speaking in the second hour of the program 6pm-7pm (EDT). Tom Steyer, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy will speek following a video presentation on the importance of energy to our economy.
The Democratic National Convention kicked off Tuesday evening with opening remarks from Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz. “We have the largest number of delegates ever assembled at a Democratic National Convention,” Wassermann Schultz said. “As I look out from the podium, I see a diverse assembly of Democrats who represent the strength and unity of our party.”
California has the largest contingent of LGBT delegates from any state at 76. That is more than double the number from the nearest delegation, New York, at 36. Steven Kerrigan, the openly bay CEO of the convention addressed the LGBT caucus telling delegates that the 2012 DNC has the largest and most diverse delegation of…