Politics

The DNC floor scrum

Welcome to the Thunderdome, bitch.

When I hit the Pepsi Center floor, former Virgnia governor Mark Warner was delivering the Democratic National Convention keynote address -- not that I or anyone else around me registered one word of it. There were far too many bodies in a too-small space, and the area around the perimeter of the throng soon became so clogged that moving either forward or backward was damn near impossible. It reminded me of some mosh pits I've been in -- except that if someone fell down in this case, he or she had a good chance of breaking a hip.

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Joe Tone
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