Columnist missed history
Gregory Rodriguez advises us not to watch the political party conventions because “conventions are emblematic of everything that is wrong with American culture.” (“Big Mac politics” in the Aug. 27 Vail Daily.) Perhaps Mr. Rodriguez hasn’t been paying attention but the Democratic Party nominated an African-American male as its presidential candidate. Oh, and the runner-up was a woman. Does he think this is just politics as usual?
Since he didn’t watching the Democratic Convention he missed a class act when Sen. Hillary Clinton set in motion a suspension of convention rules requiring a roll call of votes and nominated Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee by acclimation. Her motion passed in a tremendous roar from the convention floor.
Perhaps Mr. Rodriguez finds all of this too scripted and boring. I find it a little bit of history in the making.