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At the DNC, both John Hickenlooper and the aspens were blooming

Scene and herd: We know that Governor John Hickenlooper is considered something of a golden boy in the Democratic Party; in fact, he was recently included in the list of a half-dozen politicians that CNN suggested might be "the next Obama." But convention planners in Charlotte definitely put the colorful in Colorado when they planned the backdrop for Hickenlooper's speech on September 5. While other politicians had more sober backdrops (Representative Diana DeGette, for example, spoke before a traditional picture of the U.S. Capitol), Hickenlooper was backed by a stunning, golden photograph of turning aspen.

And so it glows...

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