The Democrats have taken Philadelphia by storm. The Democratic National Convention is taking off and the first night was power packed with speaker after speaker that made the case for Hillary Clinton to become the first woman President of the United States of America.
The day was filled with controversy as with most things on a political level. The email hack and leak of emails that were focused on Bernie Sanders were cause for Debbie Wasserman, CEO of the DNC to resign. The hack is still suspect and the timing of it is very interesting. Some say it was Russia but others will disagree and said it was Donald Trump’s people attempt to divide and cast a cloud over the Convention.
The day begin in some chaos but was rescued by a stellar lineup of star power of the likes of Al Franken, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders.
First Lady Michelle Obama stole the show with a delivery only Michelle Obama could do. She made a strong case for a Hillary Clinton Presidency. She had the crowd on its feet and you could hear a pin drop! I had the great pleasure of being on the convention floor and the blessing to witness history and herstory. It was ELECTRIC!!
Mrs Obama will be missed once President Obama leaves office. She has been one if not the most awesome First Ladies ever!! The floor was filled with love and support for her and it was a wonderful experience.
This is my first Convention so I am soaking it up and also a very critical time in the history of our country. We are in a crisis on many levels and the campaign by Donald Trump has created a division between Americans. It has inflamed hate and feelings of separation. Elizabeth Warren’s speech was so clear on what the differences between a Donald Trump Presidency and a Hillary Clinton Presidency would be. They are in stark contrast to one another. Its like Trump is Darth Vader and Hillary is the Jedi Master. We must choose the Dark side of the Force or the Light side. We are in the midst of making a choice that will affect our country and the world for decades.
Cory Booker was passionate as he spoke. He included some of our legendary figures like Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou and other great that have gone before us.
Bernie Sanders did something that most people thought he may not have done in light of the news earlier in the day; he not only endorsed Hillary Clinton as President, he stated the reasons why and also that he and Hillary have come to terms on a revolutionary platform that will transform our country! They make a dynamite pair! Bernie brought the party together. There are still some Bernie supporters who do not like Hillary but we are now in a situation where we live or die. Its just that plain and intensely serious. Our future is in our hands and we must move now to protect and save our world or it will not be around on many levels.
Bernie also gave credit to his followers and to the contributors and the revolution he has created to actually help the American people who are suffering the most. I was so happy and proud to be in the midst of all of that energy and love. To see Bernie Sanders supporters and Hillary Clinton supporters begin to come together. It was a beautiful thing to witness. I just wished it had happened before last night; but we are not too late.
The other things I love about this new progressive platform is that for the first time they are taking on sentencing laws, mental health, addiction, small business and many other things that have not ever been included in any platform before.
Its a good thing. That gives me hope that we can create something new out of the ending of this era as we know it because it is the end of things as we know it. So get ready for it and get out and vote and tell everyone who you know to vote. A no vote is a vote for the Trump agenda and that is a scary thing. If you do not vote you will get what you deserve.
Take control of your destiny and cast your vote in November.
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Look out for more from me at the Democratic National Convention this week.