DNC plans on no "gimmicks"

Last week, Clint Eastwood brought a unique freshness to the Republican National Convention that is missing from these normally stuffy affairs. Love or hate his "performance," it was different and it got people talking.

Don't expect anything similar at the Democratic National Convention, which kicks off tonight. President Barack Obama's campaign managers will not reveal the special guest who will announce Obama to the stage Thursday, but did promise that Obama will not be using a chair as a gimmick or any other props, per the Hollywood Reporter.


After Eastwood's speech, Obama's campaign tweeting a photo of Obama seated in a chair with the line "This seat's taken." David Plouffe, the campaign's manager, said that Obama approved the tweet.

"When the president authorizes a tweet, it says BO. If it doesn't say BO, it's the campaign," he said, acknowledging that they, like so many other users, like to keep their social media pages fun and interesting.

A lot of entertainers/celebrities are expected in Charlotte for the festivities, however, George Clooney is not expected to be among them. Clooney has said he will not attend. But those who have confirmed attending are Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Russell Simmons,, Flo Rida, Jessica Alba,  Ashley Judd, Marc Anthony, Elizabeth Banks, Aisha Tyler, Olivia Wilde, Fran Drescher, Zach Braff and Alexis Bledel. Kal Penn has also been on site, filming a commercial with First Lady Michelle Obama.

The DNC will be broadcast on almost every network you have.

Does this information make you less or more likely to watch?

- Barack Obama

Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 4th, 2012, 4:07 pm



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Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2012, 4:46 pm

Agreed on Eastwood. His routine was definitely strange, but at least he livened things up. I have no doubt the DNC will be just as boring as every other political convention tends to be. The only speaker who might break from the stuffy norm is Bill Clinton. Everyone else will most likely be well rehearsed and stick to bland party talking points, much as the GOP did last week when Eastwood wasn't on stage. Honestly, I look forward more to the Daily Show's convention coverage than the convention itself.

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