Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

With the convention starting Tuesday, Democrats will use this morning’s shows to introduce fresh, exciting young leaders like David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Bill Richardson. Mayors Rahm Emanuel and Antonio Villaraigosa will be on too to explain how their cities and home states became the astonishing fiscal successes that America will try to emulate if Obama wins a second term.

Martin O’Malley, who passes these days for a dynamic next-generation Democratic political star, will appear as well. The line-up via WaPo:

NBC’s Meet the Press: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Newt Gingrich; Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian; Tom Friedman, New York Times; Tom Brokaw, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM); Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Trish Regan, Bloomberg TV; Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; John Dickerson, CBS News

ABC’s This Week: David Plouffe, White House senior adviser; George Will, ABC News; Bill Burton, Priorities USA; former Gov. Kerry Healey (R-MA); Donna Brazile, political consultant; Matthew Dowd, political consultant

Fox News Sunday: David Axelrod, Obama campaign senior adviser; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Brit Hume, Fox News; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Gov. Bev Perdue (D-NC); Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign senior adviser; Jessica Yellin, CNN; Dan Balz, Washington Post