In the hot seat with moderator James Carville at Politicon today (the convention is like comiccon minus the costumes… though I consider politicos’ bowties as costumes). I love a challenge when sharing diverse worldviews – which Clinton’s former chief strategist and I certainly pressed into on the stage today! Disagreements on the 2nd Amendment were pretty fierce (I’m a fan, not a dimwit opponent of that most important right); as were par-for-the-course false suggestions of racism. Liberals didn’t change my mind one iota, and I’m sure they weren’t swayed by me, but our civil discourse reflected the general passion both sides feel as we vet our next President. I respect Carville’s politically encyclopedic mind. (Though I insist he’s dead wrong on who’s fit to serve as America’s next Commander in Chief.)
At least is was a blast catching up, sharing laughs with my buddy and former Fox colleague, Sally Kohn (now with CNN); laughing backstage with “Cheers” John Ratzenberger (I’m the biggest Cliff Clavin fan!); and was floored with how pretty Roseanne Barr looks as she graciously shared with me her concerns for our country’s challenges.
It was an interesting day “entertaining democracy” in beautiful Pasadena. Thank you to all the tremendous law enforcement personnel there for protecting our First Amendment rights!