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Buster Gammons

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What I Missed At Dem-Con, Day 1

Buster is an equal-opportunity avoider of political conventions.  Mostly.

Things I missed last night in Philadelphia (but caught later online):

The "Bernie or Bust" people were indeed ridiculous.  They are the die-hards, they are few, and they missed the memo.  Hillary Clinton is the nominee.  End of story.

(By the way, for all her faults, Debbie Wasserman Schultz did her job.  She delivered an historic and highly capable candidate to the Dems.  Reince Priebus gave the Republicans Donald Friggin' Trump.)

Michelle Obama stole the show.  Didn't see it live, but OMG, what a speech!  Hey Melania!  There's more great material for you to rip off!  
"When they go low, we go high."  "All our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States."  I'm really gonna miss Michelle.

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker were righteous stem-winders.  
"What kind of man roots for an economic crash?  What kind of man cheats students, investors and workers?"  "Trump's entire campaign is just one more late-night infomercial." -- Warren
"America's greatness is not measured by how many billionaires we have, but by how few people we have living in poverty."  "We.  Will.  Rise." -- Booker

I did watch Bernie Sanders speak.  If you don't respect Bernie by now, there's something wrong with you.  He fought the good fight, impacted the platform, accepted his runner-up status gracefully, and acknowledged what is at stake.
"Any objective person will conclude that, based on her ideas and leadership, Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.  The choice is not even close."

Meanwhile, Donald Trump was somewhere with his phone in his tiny hands, sending out childish, bitter tweets into the wee hours.

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