DNC Atlanta Pre-Report

I am now in North Carolina after spending the last two days in Atlanta, learning a heck of a lot about what is going on in the DNC chairs race and getting a much better personal read on the candidates, their styles, ideas, and interests.

Dean will be announcing his official candidacy on Monday; the campaign to be headed by a Tom .... from outside his Democracy for America leadership.  Blanchard and supposed new entrant, Mary Beth Malcolm were absent and had no materials on their respective tables today.  Mr. David Leeland of Ohio was unimpressive, had no campaign organization present, no separate "meet and greet" event during the day, and lackluster answers that added nothing that wasn't already said or represented by the current candidates.

I managed to attend all the meet and greets with the candidate, have pictures (one with Al Sharpton who attended for some reason) all of which I will post on Monday evening.  In addition I will have a report on some Texas maneuvering and issues that involves Texas DNC candidates, DNC members, and the State Democratic Executive Committee.  
Mark your diary watch for more KTinTX reports!

Sleepless Winter Book Tour: Birmingham

Pardon for three diaries in a row, but it's time sensitive for the most part. Plus I'm new. :)

I'm reporting in for Day 2 of the Sleepless Winter Book Tour with Scott Goldstein, 19 year old author of The Tea is in the Harbor ($8.96), a book on Democracy, the Dean Campaign, and the future of our country.  I was asked to write a subchapter for the book, and have now joined him on the second half of his tour.  Complete schedule is here.  Our next meeting will be Friday evening, in Atlanta, at...

Quaker Meeting House - 7 PM
(http://atlanta.quaker.org/where.htm)
701 West Howard Ave, Decatur Georgia 30030

But as for today, we departed from Nashville around noon, traveling south to Birmingham.  We made a noticeable transition into Alabama when the Interstate suddenly became very poor in condition and a billboard asked us... "Are you going to Heaven or Hell?  Follow the straight and narrow path!"

There's more...

DNC Atlanta Candidate Meetings

So far, the following is what I am aware of as far as candidate meetings in Atlanta. More may appear, and if you know of any, please leave a comment.

DNC Caucus Held in Atlanta at...
Sheraton Gateway Hotel
1900 Sullivan Road
5:30PM - 7:00PM

Howard Dean
Private Event on Friday (7th) around 3-4 p.m.
I'll be there for Burnt Orange Report

Simon Rosenberg
Saturday, January 8, 2005
10:30 am - 11:30 am
1900 Bar and Grille
Sheraton Gateway Hotel
RSVP event, not sure if public

Donnie Fowler
Saturday, January 8
Noon - 12:45 PM
Sheraton Gateway Suite 1034
public, open to "grassroots and netroots activists"

DNC Regional Meetings Info

Just to bring this all together in one place...

Southern Caucus Meeting
Saturday, January 8th
Sheraton Gateway Hotel
1900 Sullivan Road
Atlanta, GA 30337
5:30PM - 7:00PM

(Attending in Atlanta will be me for Burnt Orange Report, Georgia's Blog for Democracy and Scrutiny Hooligans.

Midwestern Caucus Meeting
Saturday, January 15
St. Louis, Missouri
(no other information yet)

Western Caucus Meeting
Saturday, January 22
Radisson Hotel
500 Leisure Lane
Sacramento, CA
1:00 PM - ?

Eastern Regional Caucus
Saturday, Jan. 29th
Roosevelt Hotel
Madison Ave at 45th St.
New York City
10 AM- 12 PM
To attend, apparently you must register with the NY state Dem party

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