With the second day of the Democratic National Convention wrapped up and the third and final day on tap, Marylanders have made their presence felt in Charlotte, NC.
But while state officials have fulfilled speaking obligations, one Gaithersburg city official is taking in the sights, sounds and general political environment the DNC has to offer.
Gaithersburg City Council member Michael A. Sesma, an Alternate Delegate for the Democratic National Convention through Maryland's Sixth Congressional District, left for Charlotte a few days ago and has been sharing his experiences via MyMCMedia.
Upon his departure, Sesma said, "After watching conventions on television since 1960, I’m going to see one up close and personal and be a participant in the event. I’m fortunate. I’m excited. I’m pumped."
Following Tuesday night's first round of speeches, Sesma opened a long, reflective post:
I’m a couple days and big events behind in relating observations and experiences. I imagine most readers are pretty familiar with the major public events in the last 24 hours. The speechifying in the convention hall on Tuesday was impressive, inspiring and pretty direct. It’s clear that the President is embracing those issues that the opposition has tried to hang around his neck. Those attending are glad to hear this and I think the response to Deval Patrick’s admonishment that Democrats need to grow a spine and defend this administrations agenda and accomplishments may have been the most boisterous until we heard from The First Lady. What could I possibly say about Michelle Obama that hasn’t been said, posted, tweeted, retweeted, and quoted? The atmosphere was electric and the convention got everything it expected and so much more.