Dan Schneider (left), a Clinton delegate from California, tried to convince other delegates to rally behind Senator Barack Obama. By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 2:32 p.m. — With pundits bloviating about the so-called split in the Democratic Party, Dan Schneider was mad as hell, and he wasn’t going to take it anymore. During a question-and-answer session […]
DENVER, 9:27 p.m. — Observations from Denver on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. You might be asking: “What did the Connecticut delegation do today?” I’m wondering, too. You see, members of the delegation had a breakfast at their hotel this morning, an event I planned to cover. This was easier said than […]
By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 7:01 p.m. — Spotted near the Colorado Convention Center, where many of the convention festivities are being held. At least this wasn’t as jarring as the several large box trucks driving around Denver today with graphic photographs plastered to their sides as part of an anti-abortion campaign. I’ll spare you those photos.
By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 6:43 p.m. — Why do people like me come to the Democratic National Convention? To pretend we are paparazzi and stalk psuedo-celebrities, of course! Covering the New Hampshire primary for the News in January, I had a perfect opportunity to hone this craft. Aside from the candidates themselves, my prized catches in […]
By Nick Bayless/Staff Photographer As a kid, I loved boats. And planes. I mean, I was into this stuff. And the bigger the boats and planes, the better. I didn’t really realize it, but unlike the Power Rangers fixation, this fascination stuck with me. You can only imagine my excitement when we hopped out of […]