Watching the DNC on C-SPAN. I’m clearly biased but wow, what a different vibe at this convention. Joy and enthusiasm instead of anger and fear. And the choice could not be made clearer than it is here tonight. The city of Charlotte produced a promo for the DNC that made an important point:
A video that showed on the convention floor Tuesday night offered an unusually direct embrace of the role of government in American life: “Government,” says the narrator, “is the only thing that we all belong to.”
Federal government is the one common thread we have as a people. It’s what holds us together as a country. Indeed, when I was young and people shouted USA, they meant both.