I’ll be taking a little post-election time off, but will return with all-new blogs, columns, TV appearances and the rest starting Nov. 19. Make sure nothing big happens while I’m gone!
PHILADELPHIA — This time around, there’s way more than a dime’s difference between the two political parties.
So this is what the national stage looks like. The scene that confronted Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen Thursday was daunting: Striding out from the wings onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention, toward a lonely podium on the lip of a circular stage ringed with stars.
Harry Reid finally said goodbye. Nevada’s retiring senior senator — notorious for ending phone calls without signing off — spoke for the final time as a top elected official to a Democratic presidential convention Wednesday.
If you put politics aside for a moment, you could appreciate Tuesday’s events at the 2016 Democratic National Convention for what they were: the nomination of the first woman to head a major-party ticket in American history.
The long ride down Philadelphia’s Broad Street is just a short hike compared to the rift that still exists between supporters of Bernie Sanders and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
As the party prepares to convene in the birthplace of democracy, it faces dangers from within and without that threaten to destroy its chances to govern at a time of uncertainty, upheaval and unpredictability.
Each day at a national political convention is like a new chapter in a book; the new builds upon the old, but the words of the past are quickly forgotten.