The Democratic Convention Started Full Steam
Democratic Convention Security
I used to love to watch the coverage of Democratic Conventions on TV. They were so dramatic.
The speeches were mostly patting themselves on the back – which I guess what you should do – shovel positivism and not negativism…. Positivism is more positive (as Mammy Yokum might had said).
Now, everything is planned and spelled out what to do. There are no surprises. It is almost as boring as the Republican Conventions, like a convention of elderly tired bankers in town.
As far as I know there were no southern caucuses, black caucuses, New England caucuses, big money caucuses – all meeting in smoke filled rooms to decided their next step. Their next step had already been written and planned for them.
Why? Is it because smoking is politically incorrect?
How many times did the a camera zoom in on a roving interviewer talking to a delegate that was about to blow the lid off something big? None! Unless it happened before I dozed off.
The Democratic Convention, so far, just didn’t seem as emotional charged as it to be – it was more polite smiles and polite clapping. No foot stomping, no police dragging a defector away, no adrenalin…… bor-ring!
There is something to say about a convention that covers Chicago riot cops of clubbing the shit out of defenseless protesters with people shouting “The Whole World is Watching!”