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Democratic National Convention 2004
Coverage Index
| Day 1: Monday, July 26 | Day 2: Tuesday, July 27 | Day 3: Wednesday, July 28 |
| Boston Phoenix DNC Features | Day 4: Thursday, July 29 | Day 5: Friday, July 30 |

Media Log
Dan Kennedy observes the DNC

Day 5: Friday, July 30, 2004
Baby, you can drive my car
By Tamara Wieder

Johnny Be Good
The result of the convention? John Kerry looks better today – more engaged, more human, more electable – than he did a week ago.
By Adam Reilly

This is the body of Leo, this is the Diet Coke of Leo
By Chris Wright

Nader's invaders
By Nina MacLaughlin

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Day 4: Thursday, July 29, 2004
Jesse Jackson speaks. But what did he say?
By Kristen Lombardi

Being and nothingness
By Jocelyn Brick-Turin

Celeb sighting: up close and personal
By Jocelyn Brick-Turin

The elephant watch
The GOP brings in the big guns -- Rudolph Guiliani and Bill Weld. Well, one big gun.
By David S. Bernstein

Is red-white-and-blue the new black?
By Jocelyn Brick-Turin

Unconventional observations, part 2
By David S. Bernstein

Floor time
By Kristen Lombardi

What if the media went to report a riot, but the rioters never showed up?
By Camille Dodero

Anti-Bush panties
By Nina MacLaughlin

Delegates for Kucinich
By Sam Pfeifle

Hitting the Club with Kwame, Ben, Al, and John
By Kristin Griffin

Tears of the DNC
By Jocelyn Brick-Turin

Velvet ropes and metal barricades, with a guest appearance by the Reverend Jesse Jackson
By Chris Wright

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Boston Phoenix DNC Features
The kumbaya party
George W. Bush has united the Democrats. Now it’s up to John Kerry and John Edwards to translate that unity into victory.
By Dan Kennedy

Driven to distract
Ralph Nader on "viral liberals," the GOP's help in getting him on state ballots, and the impossibility of Democratic Party reform
By Adam Reilly

Choose the Jews
With the Jewish vote up for grabs, Democrats use the DNC to make their pitch
By David S. Bernstein

Resisting compromise
For all the Democratic organizers' well-laid plans, protesters managed to engage delegates directly and even to escape their cage
By Margaret Doris

On the stump
Boston’s other mayor speaks out
By Chris Wright

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Day 3: Wednesday, July 28, 2004
The spectacle of protest
By Kristen Lombardi

Preparing for Thursday's day of dissent
By Camille Dodero

Creating a Democratic network to counter the right
By Deirdre Fulton

'We won the war in three days'
By Chris Wright

Overheard
By Mike Miliard

Menino finally gets some love
By Adam Reilly

The elephant watch: video distribution
By David S. Bernstein

Celebrity watching as convention sport
By Sam Pfeifle

The crutch diaries, vol. II
By Tamara Wieder

No soft sell on stem cell
By Ian Donnis

Breaded chicken and stranded delegates: day two
By Chris Wright

Parties by the people, not the party
By David S. Bernstein

Demonstration zone or protest pit? You decide.
By Steven Stycos

Billionaires for Bush! (Relax people, it's a joke.)
By Kristen Lombardi

Delegates to protest the protest pen
By Sam Pfeifle

Barack Obama is the real deal
By Adam Reilly

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Day 2: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
A big 'fuck you'
By Camille Dodero

Maine improvements
Baldacci: 'Things are going great!'
By Sam Pfeifle

Watching Bill Clinton buy a watch
By Mike Miliard

Catching up with the DNC’s openly transgender delegates
By Kristen Lombardi

Mayor Menino tangles with the press
By Adam Reilly

O Ben, where art thou?
By Chris Wright

Unlikely encounters: 16-year-old Phat Farm fan from Bourne meets Russell Simmons at Faneuil Hall
By Camille Dodero

Unconventional observations
By David S. Bernstein

Gays protest gay event
Rift caused by Kerry's anti-marriage stance
By Kristen Lombardi

Mitchell to Maine: We've done it all for you lately
By Sam Pfeifle

We love Hillary
Watching HRC speak with young Democrats
By David Bernstein

GOP talking points
Didja see that goofy photo????
By David S. Bernstein

Fleet perimeter pass impressions
By Mike Miliard

Age matters
The youth vote remains vital
By Ian Donnis

The press interviewing the press
By Ian Donnis

Putting the smackdown on the youth vote
By Deidre Fulton

A funny thing happened on the way to the Convention
By Chris Wright

Mainiacs brace yourselves: Baldacci to address DNC
By Sam Pfeifle

The Dems push the national security argument
By Ian Donnis

Clinton speaks and our correspondent wonders: why am I still hung up on this jerk?
By Adam Reilly

Making every vote count
By Deidre Fulton

Express to nowhere: Monday's logistical glitch
By Sam Pfeifle

A 16-year-old critiques a Harvard forum
By Steven Stycos

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Day 1: Monday, July 26, 2004
"Bombs are dropping, stop your fucking shopping!"
Scenes from the street
By Camille Dodero

Toni Morrison, Al Franken, and RFK, Jr. talk about . . . books
By David S. Bernstein

Dick Gephardt is a clumsy oaf. Or: my long, fruitless search for the Clintons
By Chris Wright

Planned protests fizzle
By Kristen Lombardi

Department of Social Studies
By Tamara Wieder

Spending money for the party
The joys of capitalism
By Sam Pfeifle

Winning the hearts and minds of Hispanic voters
The Providence delegation provides a model
By Ian Donnis

Typo of the week
The Washington Post goes back in time
By Sam Pfeifle

Traffic? What traffic?
Our correspondent sets a time record traveling from Maine to Boston Monday morning
By Sam Pfeifle

Al Franken revs up the Maine delegation
This just in: Bush hasn’t won over any additional votes since the 2000 election -- so he’s going to lose again
By Sam Pfeifle

The elephant watch
Republican pre-response team skewers Kerry for his future failure to engage in past behavior they think he should change
By David S. Bernstein

John Kerry? Try Ben Affleck for star power
Ben Affleck pops in on the Rhode Island delegation to bash Bush
By Ian Donnis

Gloria Steinem: still a feisty bombshell after all these years
500 delegates and activists turn out for a pro-choice get-out-the-vote party
By Kristen Lombardi

Stonewall Democrats unify for Kerry
Gay and lesbian Democrats’ group doesn’t want gay marriage to split the gay vote
By Steven Stycos

Solving Menino’s labor problems
Contracts are finally settled and everyone’s happy -- for now
By Adam Reilly

Boston goes batty
Varitek slaps A-Rod, the Mayor consumes second-hand smoke, and a reporter nearly chokes to death on a potato
By Chris Wright

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