Now I know what some of my colleagues have noted about working inside the arena. From here, the applause is deafening, the room is full of energy, and the stares of the delegates… well, we saw similar looks in Denver from the Democratic delegates. The crowd loves their candidate. The question is, do the people at home, do so too?
“Since some of our opponents seem to look down on that [mayoral] experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.”
Thank God that line worked. I felt like my neck was on the line.
Somebody from Code Pink tried to rush the stage. Stay classy, punks.
“We don’t have much use for those who talk about us one way in Scanton and another way in San Francisco.”
“Here’s some news for the Washington political class: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion, I’m going to Washington to serve this country.”
She brags about getting rid of the governor’s luxury jet. “I put it on E-Bay.” “I got rid of the personal chef, and I admit, sometimes my kids sure miss her.”