I spent a beautiful Saturday indoors today—this politicoholic needs to get a life — watching the South Carolina Democratic State Convention / Rep. James Clyburn free Friday night Fish Fry which he started back in the early 1990’s as a way to express gratitude to the thousands of volunteer activists who couldn’t afford the $125 traditional dinner ticket. I even watched a video of then candidate Barack Obama demonstrating the proper way to eat fish. You wrap the fish which is fried in flour, cornmeal, and spices in a piece of white bread then add hot sauce.
All our candidates had 7 minutes to speak. Some spoke better than others. I was particularly impressed with Sen. Kamala Harris who entered to a drum line, dancing her way down an escalator. Sen. Corey Booker gave an impassioned pep talk and was well organized with supporters. Our own favorite daughter Sen. Elizabeth Warren was brilliant and on fire. Joe Biden laid out a progressive platform including criminal justice reform.