"Enthusiasm in the hall is more palpable than the Republican convention," says David Gergen, also noting that they didn't have to compete with storm coverage. But John King notes that there are a lot more delegates at the DNC than RNC.
by Dana Davidsen, CNN9/5/2012 12:49:46 AM
At the podium now in Charlotte: Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican, now Independent
by Steve Krakauer, CNN9/5/2012 12:50:33 AM
...and speaking tomorrow: Charlie Crist, also a former Republican, now Independent.
by Lyra9/5/2012 12:50:39 AM
The melting pot is truly represented in Charlotte tonight.
by Dana Davidsen, CNN9/5/2012 12:52:20 AM
"The lack of fiscal responsibly is one of the main reasons I finally left my old party," says Chafee on his party switch.
by Dana Davidsen, CNN9/5/2012 12:53:57 AM
To former Republicans, Independents Chafee says, "There is a candidate who shares our values." Proceeds to endorse Barack Obama.
by Steve Krakauer, CNN9/5/2012 12:55:37 AM
Stacey Lihn is speaking now - her daughter was born with a congenital heart defect.
by jen9/5/2012 12:55:54 AM
I wish we had another choice for office...
by Steve Krakauer, CNN9/5/2012 12:56:02 AM
We are seeing people in the audience who are very emotional watching this speech about health care.
by raymchopper9/5/2012 12:57:17 AM
VERY powerful speech..
by Dana Davidsen, CNN9/5/2012 12:57:30 AM
Lihn family takes the stage at Democratic Convention after video, "Progress for American People Video: Health Care."
"Knowing we have that net below us to catch us if we fall... Obamacare provides my family security and relief."
by ldaniel9/5/2012 12:57:38 AM
Anyone who has a family member born with a disability or birh defect should vote for Obama. Watch CNN now.
by Steve Krakauer, CNN9/5/2012 12:59:46 AM
A coverage note: keynote speaker Julian Castro's first interview after his big speech will be with Piers Morgan, live from the CNN Grill.
“@DLoesch: Hey! They said God!” and quoting scripture. We are having church. Join us Sister!
by Steve Krakauer, CNN9/5/2012 1:11:13 AM
Right now Kate Bolduan interviewing actors at the DNC: Alfre Woodward, John Leguizamo and Tim Daly.
by Steve Krakauer, CNN9/5/2012 1:12:07 AM
Alfre Woodward was just on CNN, talking Obama. Here is a CNN interview with her last year.
by Gregory Wallace, CNN9/5/2012 1:12:29 AM
CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on who is in the VIP box at the DNC tonight: Senator John Kerry, Sen. Tom Carper, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, former Gov. Ted Strickland.
by Kman9/5/2012 1:13:08 AM
Obama saved the auto industry? Yeah right! He used our money!