Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I am having THIS much fun!

This conference has been amazing so far... and we are only halfway through!

Last night I got to see Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN), and Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) talk about "The New Populist Energy." The session was mediated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation.

Today I sat front row for speeches by 4 Democratic Presidential hopefuls: Sen. Mike Gravel (AK), Gov. Bill Richardson (NM), Sen. Barack Obama (IL), and Sen. John Edwards (NC). Here is my analysis of these candidates: Gravel-so passionate, but nobody takes him seriously. Richardson-some great ideas, great speaker, but better off as a running mate. Obama-what can I say, he's a rockstar and hopefully our next President. Edwards-smooth, like his style, but is missing something... can't put my finger on it. Here is video of the first 2 speeches: Gravel and Richardson. Obama and Edwards should be up shortly.

Tomorrow is going to be a good one, too. Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH) will be speaking in the morning, followed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Festivities continue with Michael Moore (who will be talking about his new documentary, Sicko), an abundance of relevant and interesting sessions, and a closing rally by Howard Dean and Jesse Jackson.

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