Just to be clear, pepper spray has been used on protesters in both the DNC and RNC conventions. It's all pretty crazy.
What's most apparent is how both sides attack each other, either physically, verbally, or psychologically. No one is taking the time to listen and perhaps realize that it's time to break down these stupid barriers we put up around ourselves.
Thanks to Waaaaa for the link. It's important to point out as many sides as possible. It's not great though when it's done with name-calling... which ends up just perpetuating this whole division even further.
Even though we're in the midst of the Republican National Convention, there were a few more people who we interviewed at the Democratic National Convention last week.
We spoke with Eddie Rodriguez, a young delegate from New York City, who gave us his perspective on why this election year and specifically the DNC was so exciting to him.
Here are some more folks we met up with at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Irene and Lee talk about what the highlights of the convention have been for them and what issues they would like Obama to focus on.
While in Denver, we met up with some pretty interesting people at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Here's Jonathan, who is a young delegate from Colorado.
Looks like Josh is about a mile from Invesco, where Obama will be giving his speech. Dedication. He has it.
Josh was filming some of the atmosphere outside the convention when he caught a bit of Code Pink, singing for peace. It's about 20 seconds in to this video. After the jump is another video from Josh of what appears to be a yelling, protesting toilet (?!). Interesting...
Zadi and Josh head back to their hotels after a looooooong day. They shot tons more interviews for us to post, which we'll do as quickly as possible. Sorry about the dark video, such are the perils of live streaming. :)
Zadi talked to Mai Sakai, the Art Director of the DNC. The look of this year's event has been widely praised, and it has to be an enormous undertaking to design and oversee the creation of the look of such a massive event. Zadi and Josh are getting some great behind-the-scenes viewpoints on the people who make things actually happen.
Josh shot a video as the process of roll call started among the delegates from each state. This is where the delegates give their nomination decisions.
UPDATE: Added a second video of the proceedings directly from the event floor! After the jump!