LIVE from Denver - the streets for Obama

This is just another temporary "tent city" - a mirage that lasts a week, like Burning Man or some convention of acousticians. The self-promoting exists at each level - from the corporate donors wanting favors on down to the delegations wheeling and dealing to the media old and new looking for scoops and connections to the vendors both of natural foods and progressive books and cottage industry street t-shirts. It's a fairly positive upbeat atmosphere - sorry Republicans - but it's also a collection of people with agendas. Mine is partly to relax, since this is my vacation time and savings that I'm using for this.