It’s Convention Time and the Dems are back in Houston in 2012.
The Trib is writing up the confab as if Dems are some hapless group of flakes, giving more credence to the GOP because of the money they collect and pass out.
Well, thats probably because the media chooses to
watch report one race, instead of informing voters of all races. I mean, c’mon, money or not, the people deserve news, not rehashes of million-dollar media buys of 30 second attack ads.
So, I’ll give the media (another) second chance to report convention news to educate the public; meanwhile, DosCentavos will be there to hopefully provide a little more than what comes out in the media.
No doubt, the highlight of the Convention will be San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s keynote speech on Friday night. Castro represents a new energy that hasn’t been fully experienced in the Party. Along with other energetic candidates who will be roaming the convention, this is an opportunity to showcase the burgeoning talent Dems offer.
And speaking of energy and talent, be on the look-out for a group of young, energetic Latin@ voters who will be working the caucuses, the hallways, the media events, and other activities letting the Democratic Party know that they are the solution to voter participation challenges. Be on the look-out for a nice-sized group wearing “LATINOS: ENGAGED, UNITED & VOTING” t-shirts.
And here are a few tips:
- Don’t forget to thank the TDP and convention staffers for all the hard work (stole this one from Harold Cook).
- Thank the custodial and convention center workers for all their work.
- Thank your hotel and restaurant workers wherever you go (and give them something extra on your tip to them.)
- And do not fear Houston. It’s a big city, but it’s your city, too.
Bienvenidos a Houston!