The opening night of the DNC was everything I expected and more. Since Mrs. Clinton is from New York our delegates have front row seats. I was sitting right next to actress Rosie Perez and legendary congressman Charlie Rangel.
The energy in the room was high from the moment I got there, which was at 4 p.m. You could also feel the tension in the air, not knowing how Senator Sanders delegates and supporters would behave.
The Hillary Clinton New York delegation was not about to let our nominee be over shadowed by Senator Sanders supporters. At every opportunity we screamed her name from the top of our lungs. For every speaker that spoke, Senator Sanders supporters tried to interrupt except for First Lady Michelle Obama.
Among the speakers, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker gave a great inspiring speech. It’s obvious he was auditioning for 2024.
I actually got into a conversation with three Senator Sanders supporters who all appeared over 50. I asked them at this point in the process what are you looking for out of Mrs. Clinton. Their response was a political revolution and to make the party more progressive.
We had a good friendly debate but we could not come eye to eye on anything. I’m curious to see how the Sanders supporters will behave tonight now that the Senator has spoken at the convention. Looking forward to day two of the DNC.