Cast of Characters
No Red Meat from Warner Speech
By Ed O'Keefe
Former Virginia governor Mark Warner says his Tuesday night convention keynote speech is "99 percent done" and should last roughly 15 minutes. And while other Democratic convention speakers may attack John McCain and the Republican Party aggressively this week, Warner says he will not.
"They knew when I started this that it wasn't going to be a hard core, red meat speech. If they want that, I'm not their guy," Warner said of the Obama campaign and convention organizers.
The Virginia Democratic Senate candidate praised Joe Biden, saying that the Delaware senator "has real world, grassroots blue collar appeal. He can go into a VFW hall or a Kiwanis Club meeting. I think he definitely helps."
Warner spoke Sunday night at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre while attending the Green Sunday at Red Rocks concert with his wife and four daughters. In addition to hearing performances by Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, Sheryl Crow and Sugarland, the few thousand concertgoers were treated to a beautiful Colorado night: Gorgeous cloud formations, impressive winds, and a stunning lightning show in the distance.
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