I am enjoying the convention – I have been a political junkie since my 20’s, and growing into a spiritual path hasn’t really changed how much fun I think politics is. The best game in town. And, of course, I’m Irish, so naturally I’m political.
I was surprised to find that the mainstream networks are only covering the convention from 10 p m to 11 p m, and that most cable stations are not covering it at all. It’s on MSNBC, C-Span, etc – but most of the country will only see small bits on the news. PBS is covering it in commentary on the News Hour at 7, and then the convention itself from 8 to 11 p m. So that’s what I’m watching.
Monday night – heartstrings. A wonderful video of Teddy Kennedy teaching grandkids, nieces and nephews how to sail, with narration that he’s walked each of his fatherless nieces down the aisle. Pure Beauty. Then Caroline Kennedy, coming into her own, introduced her Uncle Teddy, who got out of a hospital bed to speak to us. It was wonderful of him to give us a chance to tell him how much we love him, and perhaps to say goodbye, as he passed the baton to the incoming Camelot generation.
And then Michelle Obama, introduced wonderfully and lovingly by her brother Craig Robinson, and an excellent video. What a powerful, confident, clear outlines, totally in herself woman! And that great dress. We all want one!
The best part was when Barack came on the big screen and the girls and he had a conversation. What a First Family.
Thus endeth Day One.