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eric brophyDemocracy in Action

Day 2 of the DNC began with breakfast and remarks by a true American hero, General Wesley Clark.  His words to the delegation focused on participation and driving the nation in the right direction without divisiveness and hatred.

dnc nj nominatingThe proudest part of the convention thus far was when the New Jersey delegation cast its 147 votes for Senators Sanders and Secretary Clinton.  It was unquestionably one of the most memorable experiences of my political life.  State Democratic Chair John Currie, surrounded by Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Bergen County Democratic Chair Lou Stellato and other elected officials from New Jersey.  It was easy to tell who the star of the NJ delegation was however.  Senator Cory Booker was mobbed by photographers, reporters and convention delegates seeking those famous Booker selfies.

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The night was capped by a speech that seemed a return by President William Clinton to his old days of glory.  He expressed his love and admiration for his wife and the convention audience sat on edge of their seats hanging on every word.

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The night did not go off without a hitch however.  Many Sanders delegates stormed out of the convention hall once Senator Sanders placed the votes from Vermont launching Secretary Clinton over the top in delegate votes.  The Sanders supporters held protests outside of the convention hall.

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In another clash, Jill Stein, Green Party candidate was seen walking the halls and inviting disenfranchised Sanders delegates to join her team.  She was swarmed by news crews and clashed with Sanders supporters that turned into a shouting match and chants for her to leave.  She was eventually chased out by angry Sanders supporters.

Wednesday we look forward to hearing speeches by President Obama, Vice President Biden and Senator Tim Kaine.