Monday, August 25, 2008

The Convention, pt. 1

I'm working with a major international news network for the Democratic National Convention. This means that I get press credentials and that I get to hang out with the rest of the press corps. The Pepsi Center has a few very large tents where the networks/magazines/websites hang out. Each of these tents has a lounge. These lounges are usually full of some sort of food and, more often than not, cold beer.

It is very interesting being here. There is a great deal of "hope" in the air, and the excitement is palpable. I am reminded, wryly, that there are only 4,000 delegates here.
I am one of 15,000 members of the media.
Oh my.