martes, 31 de julio de 2012

Convención de Charlotte: durará 3 días; Elizabeth Warren precederá a Clinton en la penúltima noche; todavía no hay keynote speaker

The Boston Globe:

Elizabeth Warren will not deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Democratic National Convention, but instead will speak immediately before Bill Clinton speaks on what party officials hope will be an energetic penultimate night.

Warren and Clinton will speak in prime time on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and form a one-two punch aimed at crystallizing the choice between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in the general election, the Obama campaign said.

(...) The Globe reported this month that Warren was under consideration for the high-profile keynote speech, traditionally delivered on Tuesday night.

(...) After Warren finishes her convention remarks at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., Clinton is slated to deliver a speech that culminates with the former president formally nominating Obama for a second term.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will speak back-to-back Sept. 6 at Bank of America Stadium, an open-air football stadium.

The campaign would not immediately reveal the identity of the keynote speaker, who, like Warren, will speak in an arena being used for two nights before the convention is moved to the football stadium. The convention will last three nights instead of the usual four, amid Democratic fund-raising problems. The party notes that the traditional first night will fall on Labor Day this year.