Election 2012

January 25, 2013

Inaugural Festivities

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The Capitol Building at dawn is one of the most beautiful buildings I have seen, even when the lawn is overrun by people arriving early for President Barack Obama’s second Inauguration.   My family went down to the inauguration thanks to a generous donation from Peter Jacoby ’81. We entered into a contest for Lafayette […]

Ed O'Brien '16 at the Democratic National Convention

September 5, 2012

A Private Event with the First Lady

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Morning/afternoon! Last night at the Convention Hall was fun and enjoyable, as I took the first step towards progress by approving of the platform for the national party. Earlier this morning, I went to a private event with the First Lady, along with other important Democratic leaders. I am now getting ready to go to […]

Ed O'Brien gives two thumbs up from the 2012 Democratic National Convention

September 5, 2012

From the Convention Floor

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Hello viewers! I bring you this from the Convention Floor for the first time, where I outline what happened today in my world in the Queen City, and I leave you with a view of the Convention Hall. I do apologize in advance–it is not the greatest view; in fact it can be a bit […]

Pass for the Americans Coming Together event preceding the Democratic National Convention

September 4, 2012

Youth Council Session

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I visited the Charlotte Convention Center for the first time in order to participate in the opening Youth Council session. I came after sitting through a very wonderful TV interview for a TV station based near Lafayette College. Here, a very influential Democratic power broker will appear. See if the name rings a bell!

Ed O'Brien '16 shakes hands with Newark (N.J.) Mayor Cory Booker

September 3, 2012

First Day at the Democratic National Convention

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And I’ve made it!  It’s been a busy day, running around, meeting some fun people.  The plane ride was full of Democratic/Obama chants, and the shuttle ride consisted of good times.  At the NJ/MD delegates-only event, I met with Democratic superstars Gov. Martin O’Malley from MD and Mayor Cory Booker from Newark, NJ.  This video […]

Ed O'Brien is vlogging about his experience as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention

September 2, 2012

The Start of an Exciting Week

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And so, I march forth. Today starts the beginning of my journey to Charlotte, and the start of an exciting week. I sit in the Kirby Lounge and get ready mentally for what is about to happen to me. New Jersey’s “Fightin’” 14th Delegate District–I am proud to represent you! Next time you see me, […]

Ed O'Brien '16 will give vlog (video log) reports from the Democratic National Convention.

August 31, 2012

From College Hill to Charlotte: Getting Ready for the Democratic National Convention

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In his first vlog, Ed O’Brien ’16 talks about his upcoming trip to the Democratic National Convention while his fellow Election 2012 classmates get the video studio ready for an exciting campaign season.