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Here is report #1 from the DNC Convention:
I am president of the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley and a 26th CD delegate to the Dem Convention. Here are my notes on today. Please post what you think is interesting. Thanks. Rick Gunther
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 - Arrived in Charlotte Sunday at about 10 PM.
Flew over remnants of Hurricane Isaac, turbulence and lightening all
over Oklahoma and Missouri. Checked into the Blake Hotel and assigned to
Room 666, which sounded scary. Scary it was when I opened the door and
heard an eerily wining air conditioner, which I immediately turned off.
The air was very cold and water from the coils of the over-worked air
conditioner had flooder the frigid room. Had to move to another room
which, as I discovered the next morning, had no plumbing in the shower.
Moved again. Finally Ok. Many others in the hotel had the same problem.
Fellow delegate Kamala Harris checked into her room and immediately
checked out. Apparently construction on the new wing I was in had ended
the week before the convention and wasn't really finished. However, my
room turned out fine and the hotel staff was great. On Monday the
delegate's breakfast featured Nancy Pelosi who was inspiring as usual.
Later in the afternoon I went to the street fair and heard, and
recorded, James Taylor singing You've Got a Friend. Wow, it was great,
as an aging baby boomer, to hear him again. He had to stop when it begin
to rain heavily. He wanted to sing in the rain but had to stop when the
deluge got too bad and he was advised of the danger of combining
electricity with large amount of water. Went back to the hotel very wet
but happy. No real convention business today; the fun begins tomorrow.
Will write more then.
Rick Gunther, President, Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley