July 26, 2016

One of the advantages to actually being in the hall during conventions is that we actually get to see what is going on.

So when Hugh Hewitt calls everything up to Cory Booker's speech "a disaster," he's just flat wrong.

I was there. I saw it. There was tension during the business part of the convention, no question. Bernie supporters came with the plan to make their voices heard, and they did. But when the rules and the officers of the convention and the unity report were approved, the vibe in the room changed. No, not everyone was on board. But the vast majority were. Any holdouts weren't going to be convinced by anything said or done in that room anyway. Nothing would have satisfied beyond Bernie being the nominee.

Hewitt is right that the vibe changed to a less tense room, but it was long before Cory Booker's speech. It started changing as more people spoke on policy issues and not procedural arcana. Paul Simon's performance at least put a mellower touch on things, if in a bit of a cliché way.

No, it was not a "disaster for the Democrats." It was what one might expect democracy to look like, more or less. A disaster is a convention like the one we saw last week, where there's gloom, doom and death at every turn.

It took Hugh a few minutes to get around to what was on his mind, but he finally did manage to spit it out.

Hewitt was upset that Democrats didn't reach out to Trump supporters. I don't even know how to respond to that. Do you?

Apparently in the World According To Hewitt, Donald Trump "reached out" to Bernie supporters, and he fully expected that Democrats would do the same for Trump supporters.


Here's how Donald's "outreach" is going, by the way:

To which Bernie replied:

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