August 19, 2020
The Second Night of the Democratic Convention
I watched about a third of the proceedings and thought it was better than it would have been had it been packed into a huge convention center in the old manner. It was worth watching for the roll call itself, a succession of scenes on site in each of the 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and (I believe three) U.S. territories. It was like taking a whirlwind tour of the whole spread-out country. The impression was that the Democratic Party is largely composed of decent people of good will. One pundit this morning said that the Republican Party wouldn’t be able to match it. I think that’s true: At this point, every single Trump supporter is either deluded or morally compromised. Put dozens and dozens of them on camera, and it would show through.