Demo­cratic con­ven­tion

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: June 28 Ken Her­man col­umn “Reg­u­lar folks are no­tably missing at con­ven­tions.”

I wasn’t there, but they sent me a clip of Bill White’s ac­cep­tance speech with a re­port of the gath­er­ing. It was a heck­uva speech. I liked that he didn’t have a TelePrompter.

Sounded like those at­ten­dees were 60 or older, and it sur­prises me that they voted to keep the two-step cau­cus. Af­ter the elec­tion two years ago, Democrats had a spe­cial meet­ing with those op­pos­ing it to come forth and state their rea­son for want­ing to get rid of it. The late Jim Mat­tox was at that meet­ing, and he gave a won­der­ful speech and got a stand­ing ova­tion. But ap­par­ently we wasted their time.

Lots of peo­ple are af­fected by hav­ing to vote twice — for some, an im­pos­si­bil­ity. Democrats will be there in Novem­ber vot­ing for White, so I’ll see you there.

D. e. Kiss­man


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