Monday, August 25, 2008
Democratic Convention Tonight!
The kids and my husband and I are all going to pop popcorn and watch the convention together tonight. We will see all of the pomp and posturing and grand statements and we will have conversations about the electoral college and delegates and one person/one vote.
We will talk about protests and why people might be angry and how they show it, and whether it is covered by the media and how and why or why not. We will talk about commercials and who wants to sell us what. How do they show us their product? Why would they choose to show it that way?
We will talk about Hillary and maybe why she wasn't chosen as Obama's running mate. What does Biden bring to the ticket? Why did Obama want him?
Where is Delaware? Where is Denver, Colorado?
Why is that person yelling and wearing foam donkey ears? Why does that woman have on star shaped sunglasses? Why are their faces painted with 2008?
What does "smoke filled room" mean?
I think there all sorts of lessons to be gleaned from the convention...