Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How will Maine go?

You might think that preparing for the convention is all about picking which great party to attend, or what to pack. According to the media I can look forward to dancing to the beat of the Black Eyed Peas around my soon-to-be good friends Quentin Tarantino, Susan Sarandon, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning, Scarlett Johansson, Forrest Whitaker and Spike Lee, among others.


My blackberry buzzes every couple of minutes reminding me that the Obama and Clinton camps here in Maine are still slogging it out. Some Clinton delegates remain deeply disturbed by the treatment of her during the primary and are in their own words “adversarial” toward Obama. That the word “Obama” appears 235 times in the Democrat’s platform is deeply upsetting.

Then there are those who are weary of the Clinton camp. “Please, please, please consider creating your own forum for pursuing the Haranguing for Hillary campaign,” says one such exasperated Obama delegate.

The good news: We agreed on a shirt design. I can only hope that once we are all in uniform, sporting our donkey-with-a-moose-head graphic we will be reminded of our common cause. I worry, however, that our shirt slogan “As Maine goes, so goes the nation!” might be foreboding.

What do you think?

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