Catholic nun brings her star power to DNC
Sister Simone Campbell speaking at the end of her "nuns on the bus" tour in Washington.
September 5th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Catholic nun brings her star power to DNC

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Sister Simone Campbell will get what may be the biggest media platform of her life on Wednesday night, when she addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. But the Catholic nun already has plenty of star power.

Walking around Charlotte this week, Campbell was repeatedly stopped by fans who wanted to pose for pictures.

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  1. GOP Word Association

    WORD = GOP Association
    Old People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Sick People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Poor People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Female People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-white People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-christian People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Unemployed People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Gay People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Glob of cells in a womb = Something we PRETEND to care about just to get votes.
    Gun Control = Something ELSE we PRETEND to care about to get dumb redneck votes.

    September 5, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain: Mittens 'n' Munster are Liars

    Got get 'em, Sister!!!

    September 5, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  3. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    God bless her ,something you will never hear the Gop bafoons party say !!

    September 5, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I like "Nuns on the Bus". They are christians who demonstrate and speak about true christian values. They are not false prophets, whose only demonstrated moral value is in their personal wealth.

    September 5, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  5. The Messengers...of Politics..........

    The media calls Cint Eastwood's appearance on the GOP-convention-podium "Fumbling"..We just ordinary little People call if "Brilliant" a truth told in jest.and its true Pres Obama is the "invisible" and an empty chair.We take "Dirty Harry"
    .. Clint Eastwood "The GOP-Messenger" any time over Axelrod "The DEMS-Mesenger who always overspins everything and often eating his own words by suppressing frequent burps..........Furthermore Pres Obama is no
    Bill Clinton....Bill was a great and capable President...but now as with all past Presidents is "Yesterday's man....

    September 5, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. gt

    i thought the democratic party did not have god in platform....why the nun...cant have it both ways...

    September 5, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. jaimie

    Romney and Ryan ........... Laurel and Hardy of the 21st century

    September 5, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. jaimie

    Romneyhood ........... Give to the Rich take from the poor

    September 5, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. Gurgyl

    Any sane will back up Obama....

    September 5, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  10. myviewis

    Obviously this is not a nun that represents God, Jesus Christ, Christianity, she plays on some christian values such as feeding the poor, etc... but she doesn't walk the whole christian mile, if she did she would be teaching on Jesus's guide for our lives and she is not doing so. She thinks she is representing Jesus but still hanging on to radical feminist beliefs.

    September 5, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. Jane

    @gt: It's the Republicans that say the Dems don't 'have God" in their platform. What the Repubs can't see is that they have Jesus in almost every line of their platform: helping the poor, comforting the sad, feeding the hungry. The Republicans' "God" is a mean-spirited, intolerant, self-absorbed god whom they only trot out to get the Evangelical vote. Great line from John Fugelsang (his mother was a nun, his father a monk, he is a practicing Catholic) - "Jesus, like Elvis - love the guy, totally creeped out by his fans."

    September 5, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. Jane

    @myviewis: when you die and (hopefully) go to heaven, you're in for a surprise – God will be there to greet you, and she's going to have a few things to educate you about before sending you the other way...

    September 5, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Julie

    I think this nun is very brave.. I applaude her convictions. I am so surprised at all the Christians following Mitt Romney and not even mentioning that he is a Morman which is not related to christianity... no matter how it is spinned.

    September 5, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  14. Thomas

    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini has described the Roman Catholic Church as being "200 years behind" the times.

    Paul Ryan , this Bud's for you !

    September 5, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |