June 30, 2016

Partly sunny

Gearing up to hear former President Clinton

It is a few minutes after 5, and a group of us are heading to downtown for dinner.

The weather is beautiful now, but the big news of the day is the relocation of President Obama’s acceptance speech as a result of incoming inclement weather. The speech will now be at the indoor arena where all other speeches have occurred as opposed to the football stadium. Word is that many locals and supporters are disappointed as some people waited as long as six hours for a credential.

After some of the logistical challenges earlier in the week, the prospect of rain during our final event in an open football stadium is not at all appealing. Count me as one delegate happy about the relocation of the event.

Everyone is anticipating President Clinton’s speech this evening and hopes are very high for a Clinton performance that, in only a way that he can, juxtaposes the core differences between Obama and Romney and makes the argument for why Obama is the best candidate to lead the country for the next four years.

I have heard President Clinton speak only once — about 10 years ago — in Cleveland. I am looking forward to a seat close to the action and a speech that sets the stage for tomorrow night.