:: Sunday, August 29, 2004 ::
Dems Crash GOP Party
Protestors marched past Madison Square Garden today. You can go to umpteen bazillion other blogs for better coverage than I could manage, so I won't go into detail, but I will pull your attention to a quote from the New York Times.
"I've been going to Republican conventions since 1972, and I've never seen a convention with as many protesters in the streets," said David Gergen, who has worked for several Republican presidents, and Bill Clinton. "The irony is that was a convention held here because of echoes of 9/11, but it opens with echoes of Chicago and the Vietnam war.
"The protests are anti-Bush, with heavy antiwar overtones, but this is Chicago without the fisticuffs, without the fight, without the bloodshed - so far," Mr. Gergen added. "To interpret this politically is hard, but my gut is that large, peaceful protests are not what the Republicans want. The protesters are stealing the story for the first day and drowning out the Republican message. If there's violence, that could all change."
I should hope you all had an education in modern history that covers Vietnam and the 1968 Democratic Nat'l Convention in Chicago- if not, email me and I can dust off my notes from high skool and give you the "Good Parts" version.
:: The Squire 10:54 PM :: email this post :: ::