I hope the Debbie Downers who have posted about lack of food options at the Tsongas didn’t miss Van Jones’ [www.vanjones.net] fantastic keynote address (held while Senate ballot counting was taking place). He spoke passionately and eloquently about the need to build an inclusive, green economy in the US–solar, wind turbines, organic farming and the next big idea to generate billions in spending, manufacturing and jobs and to innovate our way out of energy dependence. And his ideas have a strong social justice component–includng green-collar jobs for people who have been incarcerated.
And, it being a partisan event, he very poignantly referenced Bobby Kennedy’s legacy, stating that today’s generation has a huge opportunity to shape America’s future, once we clean the “stench” out of the White House.
It was great to see him get such an enthusiastic reception from the crowd at the Convention.
Having a speaker during the counting is a great idea, new this year under Chairman Walsh.