i haven't watched a spectacular moment of either convention, but from what i understand, the dnc was a bigger success than the rnc. although, you wouldn't know that from the few who remain on the scene. no, big names like dick cheney, arnold schwarzie, and you know 1st tier rethugs, have opted out of even showing up in minnesota. but, there are a few brave souls willing to party at the oil companies', telecoms' and various other corporates' expense.
"Of course they are canceling everything - the Katrina paranoia. G-d forbid, anyone enjoy their life. My take is if they get everyone out of the threatened areas we are all good. McCain canceling everything shows me he is not ready to stand up to the media. McCain says GOP to suspend "most" convention activities on Monday. Gustav weakens from Cat5 to CAT3 and the Republicans have cancelled the first night of the convention. NUTS!"
a little compassionate conservatism
but, on the whole, many folks there didn't even know that the police were illegally (according to the archaic constitution) arresting, detaining, beating, tazing, intimidating, etc. the thousands (as opposed to hundreds) of protesters and non protesters in the st. paul area. of course, the police in denver acted just as paramilitary as the ones in st. paul- and doesn't that make folks in the least suspicious about all of this homeland security crap?
don't worry though, i am sure police state amerika is coming to a town or city near you. without the party.