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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, July 25, 2016

Day One

Michelle Obama...I mean damn.  There really isn't anything to say beyond what she said and how she said it.

Professor Senator Warren was fine doing what she does.

As for Bernie, watching the shots of crying Bernie people in the audience was...weird.  There is clearly a bizarre dynamic that I can't locate at play here.  The aging Leftists, I get that.  The young Leftists, too.

But there is something about the young people that feels like every pernicious stereotype of Millenials.  They want their Participants Trophy.  The shouting and barracking from the convention floor during strong speeches by people like Cory Booker was pointless.  Sarah Silverman was right, you're ridiculous.

As for Bernie himself, listening to him speak, it is truly bizarre that THIS is the guy who tapped into young people's anger.  Compared to FLOTUS and Booker and most of the speeches, this is kind of simultaneously shouty and flat.

Hopefully, the shouters in the crowd will lose their voice as the week goes on.  Either metaphorically or literally.

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