The State Democratic Party convention is in Fayetteville this weekend. If you go, you can see how much politics has changed in a lifetime.
State party conventions used to be a big deal. Huge crowds, lots of enthusiasm and a good chance to take a party’s temperature for the upcoming elections.
The latter is still true. The crowds, not so much.
This year, the party is combining the convention with the annual Sanford-Hunt-Frye dinner. That should help attendance.
Andrew Barksdale of the Fayetteville Observer had a useful preview of the convention. His story put me at odds with a local party official about Democratic prospects this year. But that’s fine.
Barksdale seemed surprised I wasn’t going to the convention.
Been there, done that.
Convention-goers are people who are willing to spend a summer weekend in suits and nice dresses listening to politicians give (mostly boring) speeches.
To all who go: There’s a special place in heaven waiting for you.