As I predicted (OK, it was an easy call), John Kerry has been given a Wednesday speaking slot for next week's Democratic National Convention. That's the night of the VP nomination; the night is themed Securing America's Future. Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed -- another occasional VP rumoree -- has also been added to Wednesday's lineup of speakers, which also includes potential VPs Joe Biden, Evan Bayh, and Bill Richardson.
One other New Englander added to the schedule: Vermont Senator Pat Leahy will speak on Tuesday. Theme of the day: Renewing America's Promise.