Monday, October 20, 2008

A chance to meet Donna Brazile

Posted by Craig Kanalley on 10/20/2008
Well, I didn't officially "meet" her, though we did make eye contact a few times! She saw me nodding once and nodded back.

I could have stuck around to chat with Ms. Brazile, the former campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000 and perhaps best known for her frequent appearances on CNN, but it was getting late and I had to head back downtown. That's cool with me, no hard feelings.

She gave a fascinating address, a riveting speech about the importance of this election - now just 15 days away. I took some notes and here's a few quotes from her this evening:

"I never thought I'd see this day - on the verge of making history."

"This election is not over...This race will tighten, and it will come down to a handful of states."

"We won't have any time to play partisan games" (once someone gets elected) .. "Washington D.C. is broken."

"We have to learn to believe again (in this country)" .. "We have no time to wait."

I sat in the front row - rather, the front pew, as this event was held in a church (St. Vincent de Paul in Lincoln Park). It was an enjoyable experience and I'm glad I went. Here's a few pics I took from my vantage point:



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