In today’s LeftAhead, Lynne and Ryan talked about the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Ryan was in Denver until Sunday night, staying in the same hotel as the Massachusetts DNC delegation, for the National Stonewall Democrats Convention. Lynne asked Ryan all about it – who were the speakers, what was it like, what was Denver like? Etc.
Then we talked about the first night of the DNC, most especially Michelle Obama’s excellent speech. Ryan also talked about Bob Neer’s book – which he’s halfway through – that serves as an introduction to the Obama’s. Between both sources, it becomes more than apparent what the Obama’s are and what they represent: the kind of hard-working people with solid family values that the rest of the country should aspire to. Both Obama’s passed over lucrative law careers to become community organizers, earning paltry salaries and struggling with the rest of us… because they wanted to do their part in making a better world. How cool is that?
We also chatted about the media’s coverage of Michelle, Hillary and the entire campaign.