Malloy Prepares for Convention Speech

Malloy addresses the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening.


Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is preparing to address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. In the meantime, he’s been making the media rounds and taking partisan shots as Democrats ready for their moment in the spotlight.

"It's a short speech, but it's not going to be about me,'' Malloy told the Associated Press, referencing N.J. Governor Chris Christie. "I'm not like other governors. I'm not showing up to give a speech about myself. That was rampant at the Republican convention.''

Malloy and Christie have sparred in the past through the media.

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, Malloy called the Republican National Convention a “ tea party convention that they invited a few Republicans to.”

“It was the me, me, me convention, and I think it’s going to be different here,” Malloy said, according to Politico. “This is our chance to make it very clear why our candidate is very different than Mitt Romney.”

Malloy is scheduled to go on stage at 6 p.m.

Watts September 04, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Here is something interesting. The Republican ticket received no bump (actually lost traction) after GOP convention: http://www.gallup.com/poll/157262/romney-gets-no-bounce-last-week-gop-convention.aspx Joins John Kerry and George McGovern as only recent candidates to not get any bump from their own convention. So if Obama receives any bounce at all, it won't be the normal situation of the second convention candidate trying to make up lost ground to the first convention bounce. Any bounce at all will be pure gravy.
MAC September 04, 2012 at 11:08 PM
The DNC "abortion fest" starts today, which is going to reveal to Americans paying attention the obvious differences in the values and Principles of the two major parties. The GOP convention featured dozens of exciting speakers of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and superb accomplishments! Especially the women, such as governors Susana Martinez, Mary Fallin and Nikki Haley, Condoleezza Rice, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and congressional candidate Mia Love, whose parents immigrated from Haiti, and who graduated from the Univ. of Hartford and is now a mayor in Utah (as well as mother of 3 children)! Here is a link to her rousing and patriotic 5 min. speech last week, challenging Obama that "Mr. President, the American people are awake; and we're not buying what you are selling!": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfop5TeDnZo&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/user/gopconvention2012/videos (links to all other speeches and other events)
Watts September 04, 2012 at 11:20 PM
If it was as exciting as you try to pretend, then it would have reflected in the post convention poll numbers. But you just keep on believing whatever fantasy gets you through the night.
Bruce September 04, 2012 at 11:23 PM
So, what's everyone's take on MAC? Wackadoo, paid rabble-rouser, or both? Maybe that's where Mitten's 12 million jobs are going to come from? Paying people to spam the same message on multiple articles throughout multiple town Patches?
MAC September 05, 2012 at 04:07 AM
It's Obama who has to "pay" union organizers and bus in people to avoid the embarrassment of thousands of empty seats for his speech Thursday! There is such a lack of enthusiasm for Obama that DEMS are having to give away tickets for his Thursday speech! Even going hundreds of miles from Charlotte, to pick up college students and black church members--to try to fill up the stadium--too many seats are going empty, so they will probably move the venue to a smaller one. Isn't it just so convenient that it may rain Thursday, so they will lie to the public and say the location has to be changed for that reason, rather than admit the truth that it would be too embarrassing to have thousands of empty seats. In 2008, "Obama accepted the Democratic nomination before a capacity crowd at an 84,000-seat stadium in Denver. ...he was easily attracting tens of thousands of people to his campaign rallies across the country. Now "Obama's crowds are far smaller....his biggest audience at his campaign kick-off rally in May, a 14,000...at Ohio State University. About 13,000 people attended Obama's rally on Sunday at the University of Colorado in Boulder."... http://news.yahoo.com/dems-cobble-convention-crowd-together-bit-bit-080509590--election.html If "the one" wasn't such an ABYSMAL FAILURE, with 33 % of 25 to 34 yr. olds still living with parents, as 1/2 of college grads can't find jobs, Obama's party and Unions would be cheering him with huge crowds of excited support.
Watts September 05, 2012 at 05:28 AM
How credible do you think that these posts are, when all that you are doing is cluttering up comments sections with what is nothing more than some empty, factually void Super Pac blast? Mac = empty vessel
brutus September 05, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Watts, that's one poll. other polls showed a romney bump of up to 5%. in reality, you average the polls out and he probably got a bump of 2% or so. It's a different age. same with Kerry (but even more so now). we're in a 24-hr news cycle, three cable news networks, all the information you could ever want at your fingertips on the internet, talk radio, etc. the vast majority of people tuning in to the conventions are people who already know these candidates. very few people learned anything last week or will learn anything this week. this, of course, was much different in the past. conventions, for many people, was a first introduction, so we saw much bigger bumps. point is, don't read too much into it.
brutus September 05, 2012 at 02:12 PM
most important poll numbers (in my humble opinion): in 2008, obama won "young" voters (not sure of the exact age range, 18-25, maybe 18-29, but you get the idea) by over 30%. recent polls now put obama in the lead by about 8% among young voters. in other words, as you get older and wiser, you leave the democrats and their pie in the sky liberalism behind and enter the real world.
Tax Man September 05, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Of course it will be short.... What does he have to talk about? Raising taxes, High unemployment, raised CT gov spending, low approval rating, High gas price do to excessive taxes and so on. I'm surprised they would want him to speak at the convention.
MAC September 05, 2012 at 09:00 PM
The Romneys and Ryans embody traditional American values, but beyond that--the stark differences in the values and Principles of the D & R parties are brilliantly highlighted by the obvious old-fashioned goodness and patriotism omnipresent at the GOP convention last week. That is in vivid contrast to DEM speaker (and HHS Sec.) K. Sebelius' comments about "motherhood as a liability" and womanhood as a "pre-existing condition." The DNC "abortion fest" is revealing, to Americans paying attention, exactly why "GOD" was taken out, this year, of the Democratic platform!! Shameful. Here are a few highlights from former Dem Artur Davis' riveting speech endorsing Mitt Romney at the GOP Convention last week (in 2008 he seconded Obama's nomination): ..."We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive 
to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. "He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with 
celebrity, or loftiness with leadership."... ..."America is a land of second chances, and I gather you have room for the estimated 6 
million of us who know we got it wrong in 2008 and who want to fix it. "Maybe we should have known that night in Denver that things that begin with plywood Greek
 columns and artificial smoke typically don’t end well."... www.youtube.com/user/gopconvention2012/videos
Bruce September 05, 2012 at 10:16 PM
So I was only kidding the first time when I wondered if this was part of Romney's 12 million jobs...but now? Seriously Patch is condoning the spamming of multiple boards, multiple topics with the same messages? On the plus side, at least Mittens is spreading his money around the US for a change.
Naugatalk September 06, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Malloy at the dem convention today at the podium .......again with the Green tie. Ugh. How did he get there and who paid for the trip?


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