The platform that goes before the Democratic National Convention this week isn’t based on subtle themes and gentle reminders.
Colorado Senate President Peter Groff, a member of the national panel that drafted the platform, says the document does not mince words on a variety of controversial issues.
Some snapshots from the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver:
As with every national political convention, there are political causes being aired here that won’t make the Democratic Party’s platform or the evening news — like vegetarianism.
Barack Obama gets a mixed bag with fellow senator Joe Biden as his running mate, and the biggest asset may not be Biden’s highly touted foreign policy expertise but his appeal to blue-collar whites.
Russia can’t use “disproportionate force” against Georgia and still be welcomed by international institutions, Rice said.
“It’s not going to happen that way,” she said. “Russia will pay a price.”
Perhaps Russia should understand that the use of “disproportionate force” is restricted to a certain administration of a certain country.