Monday, July 25, 2016
Dems Rally in Philly to Officially Nominate Clinton
I trust that it will be a different version than the one put forth by the Republicans last week in Cleveland.
Things get kicked off early this week with Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders due to speak on Monday. Bill Clinton headlines Tuesday night. Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Tim Kaine speak on Wednesday, and that clears the stage for Hillary Clinton on Thursday.
I have to admit, I'm a little nervous. I think many of Bernie Sanders's supporters have gone rogue and are no longer listening to even their candidate. We'll see how and if that presence is felt in the arena. I hope that the party doesn't come apart at the seams as the Republicans did on Wednesday night when Ted Cruz spoke.
The email scandal that has taken down Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been a tremendous distraction that Hillary Clinton really didn't need, and it also puts the DNC in a very bad light. Good to see that interim Chair of the party, Donna Brazile is encouraging the party to own up and move on differently. I hope that she is given a chance to lead the party on a permanent basis.
Still, this week is about celebrating the diverse organization that is the Democratic Party. It's a party that includes everyone from Joe Donnelly to Bernie Sanders and everyone in between. To the delegates, let's make sure there's no party like a Democratic Party!