August 27, 2008
Our Man On The Floor: What Hillary Put Her Finger On
Last word on Hillary vs. Barack — a subject that has received far too much attention. (From us included).
Being close enough to the ground yesterday to get it first hand, the Clinton folks and the Obama folks really don’t (and might never) get along that well. That said, tension beyond the inner circle (as much as the media wants to endlessly game it) is just not that evident here.
It’s hard to say how it carried at home, but what made the Clinton speech so thoroughly electric here last night is that it activated and (finally) integrated two completely different sentiments often contradicting each other throughout the ’08 Democratic race: The pride felt by so many women for the historic Clinton candidacy and the intense desire (which I can’t emphasize enough as the fundamental and overriding hunger you feel here in everyone of all colors and stripes) to win.
Once again, I think “Our Man On The Floor” captured it pretty neatly.
(All images © Alan Chin. Denver. 2008)