Adrian Walker’s reporting or opinion piece in the Globe today just seemed so far off-base. First, it wasn’t clear that he acutally talked with any delegates and, second, he just seemed bored and slightly irritated that he had to go to Springfield last Saturday. He talked about Warren’s overwhelming victory as due to the “party machine”. Hasn’t he ever heard of enthusiasm? Did he see or feel any enthuiasm?
And he describes the “insiders” as those who were able to “enforce party unity”. Give me a break! We are talking about democrats here. Enforcing party unity may have happened back in the 1950s but it is hardly true now. I have been to many conventions over the years and this one, like Deval’s first one, seemed to marked more by a deep and widespread enthusiasm for Elizabeth Warren that totally transcends any machine politics. And, I have seen this also at local meetings in Falmouth where hundreds have shown up more than once for Elizabeth Warren. Walker and other on the Globe staffers seemed to have completely missed out on her popularity among Democrats.