September 3, 2012, 7:13 PM
Democrats Keep Schedule Under Wraps
By Laura Meckler
CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Democrats have made a big deal about how their national convention will be the most open ever. Just don’t ask them who is speaking tomorrow.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, said at a news conference Monday that the convention would show the country that Democrats were the party of “openness.” The convention website promises that this convention will be “the most open and accessible yet.” Typically, they mean that they will make it easier for regular people to watch the convention proceedings online and keep up with the happenings in Charlotte.
But neither the convention nor the Obama campaign will say who is speaking when, beyond the top headline speakers, whose slots have been released. They plan to post the schedule for the next day at 10 p.m. the night before.
A spokeswoman for the convention did not immediately respond to a request for comment on their approach.