Reaction to the First Days of DNC 2008

After just a day of coverage at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, I still can’t believe the atmosphere here in Denver. Walking around downtown, I saw a great amount of excitement for the event – every interest group you can imagine passing out leaflets (the DNC makes you very good at saying a firm “no thanks” when offered literature), mobile headquarters for all kinds of media and, oh, the Obama merchandizing. Obama bumper stickers, Obama buttons, Obama hats, Obama water bottles, a thousand kinds of Obama t-shirts (only some of which are licensed), even less-than-supportive Obama flip flops. We’ve also seen celebrities galore: everyone from former Nightline anchor Brian Williams, to Dr. Cornell West, to Wu-Tang Clan’s the Rza.

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