Tue, 31 May 2016
It's been a long week. I know many of you have been waiting to hear some inside scoop on the convention and my thoughts on the entire ordeal. Today is that day.
I want to start out by saying I think overall the party leadership did an excellent job hosting the event. There were over 1,000 people in attendance and if you've ever tried to have a few people over to your house for dinner you know how hard it is to get even the simplest get-together coordinated.
There were, of course, things that could have been better. You could have skipped the part where a nominee for party chair stood on stage for two minutes and stripped down to his banana hammock while dancing to his favorite tune.
You could have required a dress code that would have prevented some of the more colorful delegates from getting mic time with the mainstream media. Those two negatives, unfortunately, overshadowed all the good news that was happening at the convention.
In the end, I was deeply troubled by the outcome of the nominations. The LP has nominated two socially progressive Republicans. That is a shame and it forces me to cast a vote elsewhere.