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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on Aug. 30, 2008, in response to the Camera’s question: Denver, and the Democrats, were in the spotlight all week long during the Democratic National Convention. From the protests, to the talk about unity, to the nomination of Sen. Barack Obama as the official candidate for president, the DNC had locals talking. Share your thoughts about the convention.

Congratulations Denver and the Democrats for putting on the Democratic National Convention without major civil clashes. Also, thanks to Obama for reminding Americans that we can have anything we want in this country if we work hard and sacrifice enough. I appreciated, too, seeing the Obama family front and center in the convention, which I took as underscoring the value of families.

Though I am white, I still could feel some of the significance of the historic convention as a black man accepted the party’s nomination to run for president. It’s quite interesting his acceptance speech fell 45 years to the day after Martin Luther King gave his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech.

Though the fireworks flaring and confetti and ribbons falling are fun, I look forward to the debates. That’s where I hope to get some substance as to how the Democratic and Republican parties plan to lead this country.

*This title was not part of the Camera publication.

Source: Daily Camera

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