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11 09, 2012

“Cult of Mom” Politics

By | September 11th, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

  Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz each have two things in common. They were featured speakers at the Democratic National Convention and they're moms. I'm not bringing up their motherhood status because I think it's important. They did. I'm the first person to applaud women who are mothers who openly embrace their [...]

8 09, 2012

Five Reasons I Liked President Obama’s DNC Speech

By | September 8th, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

  For a Democrat like me, it was hard not to like President Obama's nomination acceptance speech at the DNC. Since it was coming on the heels of Mitt Romney's speech in Tampa for the RNC, I knew he'd be ready to take on the attacks. Five things really struck me, though, including his decision [...]

6 09, 2012

Democratic Spirits Not Dampened by Rain or Change in Plans

By | September 6th, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Politics, Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

When I asked some of the volunteers at the Democratic National Convention about Barack Obama's acceptance speech being moved from the outdoor Bank of America Stadium to the more weather-friendly Charlotte Convention Center, I could see the disappointment on their faces. They've been working long hours all week, helping things go smoothly, cheerfully directing delegates [...]

6 09, 2012

DNC Jobs Panel: Will STEM Jobs & Community Colleges Be the Answer?

By | September 6th, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Politics, Presidential Campaigns|0 Comments

The 2012 election is about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs. And the economy. That's what everyone says, and that's what many convention speeches are about. But what jobs? For which segments of the population? Working parents? Kids just out of college? Students trying to work their way through college? Or high school grads just trying to [...]

28 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: Barack Obama’s Speech

By | August 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I'm going to try my hand at not so much multi-tasking tonight. No live-blogging for me, but I'll be hanging out on Twitter commenting on the coverage tonight and would love to "chat" and discuss everyone's thoughts on the big event!Also, just a general question in my mind -- how long after Obama finishes his [...]

28 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: Hillary One More Time

By | August 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|2 Comments

As many Democrats are getting ready for the home stretch of the convention and the presidential campaign, I hope we won't forget what Hillary Clinton's campaign has done for women and girls across the country.If your daughter ran for President, would you want her treated like this? I don't think PunditGirl would stand for it.Thanks [...]

28 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: PunditMom’ s DNC 2012 Wish

By | August 28th, 2008|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

Bloggers of all persuasions were excited when the Democratic National Committee announced that some of us would receive press credentials to cover the convention in Denver. Many in the MSM like to refer to us as "citizen" journalists, forgetting (or perhaps ignoring) the fact that plenty of us also are professional writers and journalists. The [...]

27 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s Speech Day Two

By | August 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|6 Comments

It's not enough to have a speech at a national convention. Or to have many of us chat about it and blog about it live!Day Two always provides some good distance to parse and and analyze. Did Hillary do enough to get her legions to wholeheartedly back Barack Obama? Did she not talk about him [...]

26 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: Women’s Equality Day

By | August 26th, 2008|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

There is so much I could say about today, Women's Equality Day. But is that really necessary?Shouldn't it all be self-evident at this point?It's important that we remember that not so many generations ago, the women in our families didn't have the right to vote, but those of my great-grandmother's generation were willing to fight [...]

26 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: Live-Blogging Hillary Clinton’s Speech Tonight With Many Guest Bloggers!

By | August 26th, 2008|Democrats|2 Comments

I had planned on being at the Democratic National Convention this week with my fellow MOMocrats and the lovely Queen of Spain. But as I'm sure many of you can relate to, some family issues prevented me from making the trip. But as you also can probably guess, that doesn't mean PunditMom isn't going to [...]

11 08, 2008

“Unconventional” Convention Women

By | August 11th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|3 Comments

The networks and cable outlets will start covering the Democratic National Convention on Monday, August 25. Many of my fellow MOMocrats are going to be in Denver and will be posting TONS of interesting reports from there.But as we've been compiling information about the events and speakers and goings-on, I thought, "HEY! Why not start [...]

5 08, 2008

Get Cool Stuff AND Help PunditMom & and MOMocrats Go to Denver!

By | August 5th, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

So, it's official! I AM going to Denver with a great group of MOMocrats to cover the Democratic National Convention in our unique style. It's going to be the kind of coverage you won't find anywhere else!So if you're interested in giving us a little help, head on over to our raffle site Help a [...]

31 07, 2008

A Pundit’s Dilemma

By | July 31st, 2008|Moms & Politics|10 Comments

As I count down the days to the Democratic National Convention, I have to wonder -- is it worth it to spend thousands of my own money to be part of this event?That's what I'm wondering today over at DC Metro Moms.Your words of wisdom are welcomed!