I've been in Denver for two days now. The topic of civil rights is mentioned all over the Convention. Walking down the streets, it is hard to miss the many many t-shirt sellers bartering over cotton items with the faces of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. on them.
In case you've missed all the coverage about it, this Thursday night, when Sen. Obama gives his acceptance speech, also happens to be the 45th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King Jr. gave his I Have A Dream speech. The Rollback Campaign is non-partisan, but regardless of your political beliefs, it's hard not to get a bit of a chill thinking about that timing.
I'm out here on the ground, checking out what type of conversations are being had on the role of civil rights and the courts in this election, and pushing such conversations where they are not yet being had. My colleague, Cristobal Josh Alex, just landed in town, and we'll be bringing you increased coverage over the next few days. We have a number of interviews lined up, will be attending all the upcoming events about the Supreme Court, and just generally giving you updates on what is happening on the ground here.
More soon from Denver!