WOW! What a great convention. I’m having a blast introducing myself to delegates, alternates and other assembled guests as a gay blogger. I’ve talked to delegates and alternates from Connecticut, Utah, North and South Carolina, Virginia, California. No one seems to have a problem.
Upon learning I live in West Hollywood, the alternate from North Caroiina wondered how I dealt with the gay leftists there as they can be among the most vicious [expletive deleted].
Everyone has been incredibly friendly, welcoming me.
And then I keep running into friends and former colleagues from political campaigns. Just a moment ago when I was grabbing a burger, I ran into an old friend from my days in Arlington County, Virginia politics. As we were chatting, I ran into a buddy who served as state chairman of the Connecticut College Republicans when I chaired the Massachusetts organization.
Not to mention the people I met at the Log Cabin luncheon.
It’s like old home week here.
I’m sitting here blogging with Mary Katharine Ham and John Hinderaker, all of us using Macs, just like the new Pajamas TV who is letting us squat on their space. Â I have been talking politics and blogging with Glenn Reynolds, Ed Driscoll, Roger Simon, Jennifer Rubin, Stephen Green and others. Kind of weird to be so close to people whom I’ve gotten to know as pixels on a screen.
The crowd got really jazzed to honor Medal of Honor winner Michael Monsoor. Â We were all moved by the video tribute for this late great man.