Stopping for the Little People

Eileen McDevitt and Larrey Anderson
We almost saw Joe Biden. His security-laden entourage drove by us. Brett (my photographer) and I were shopping for souvenirs on Denver's 16th Street Mall for our wives.
We didn't get any pictures. But we did see and hear the crowd. When the police motorcycles stopped traffic the crowd surged to the corner to get a glimpse. Two patrol cars and a couple of Secret Service SUVs preceded Biden's limo.

The limo zipped by us. I didn't see Joe. I was watching the crowd. Almost in unison, they let out a sound.

"What would you call that noise the crowd made?" I asked Brett as soon as the excitement died down.

"A squeal," he bluntly replied.

"That's what I thought too. But I don't think I can write, ‘The crowd squealed.'"

"Sure you can. Just like groupies at a rock concert," Brett said.

Well, Joe Biden is a superstar of the left - and a man for the little people. So I guess Democrats are entitled to a squeal.

But about that Democrats being for the little people. Here are a couple of pictures that might challenge that idea.

buyer beware

The people standing behind this banner are labor protestors. They stood behind this sign (which was located near the Performing Arts Center) all day, every day, during the convention. We got coffee each day very near this place so we decided to see how many convention delegates would stop and talk to these people about their grievances.

buyer beware 2

As you can see from this photo, the sign was strategically located. These people stood right in front of the buses that transported the delegates around town. Over the course of our four days in Denver, Brett and I probably spent a combined total of over an hour waiting for someone to stop and talk to these folks.

We watched well over a hundred delegates pass by these protestors and not one of them stopped to talk to these "little people." Not one.

Democrats may be for the "little people" -- but not on the streets of Denver.
We almost saw Joe Biden. His security-laden entourage drove by us. Brett (my photographer) and I were shopping for souvenirs on Denver's 16th Street Mall for our wives.
We didn't get any pictures. But we did see and hear the crowd. When the police motorcycles stopped traffic the crowd surged to the corner to get a glimpse. Two patrol cars and a couple of Secret Service SUVs preceded Biden's limo.

The limo zipped by us. I didn't see Joe. I was watching the crowd. Almost in unison, they let out a sound.

"What would you call that noise the crowd made?" I asked Brett as soon as the excitement died down.

"A squeal," he bluntly replied.

"That's what I thought too. But I don't think I can write, ‘The crowd squealed.'"

"Sure you can. Just like groupies at a rock concert," Brett said.

Well, Joe Biden is a superstar of the left - and a man for the little people. So I guess Democrats are entitled to a squeal.

But about that Democrats being for the little people. Here are a couple of pictures that might challenge that idea.

buyer beware

The people standing behind this banner are labor protestors. They stood behind this sign (which was located near the Performing Arts Center) all day, every day, during the convention. We got coffee each day very near this place so we decided to see how many convention delegates would stop and talk to these people about their grievances.

buyer beware 2

As you can see from this photo, the sign was strategically located. These people stood right in front of the buses that transported the delegates around town. Over the course of our four days in Denver, Brett and I probably spent a combined total of over an hour waiting for someone to stop and talk to these folks.

We watched well over a hundred delegates pass by these protestors and not one of them stopped to talk to these "little people." Not one.

Democrats may be for the "little people" -- but not on the streets of Denver.