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Kalra: A Night to Remember

Former San Jose Councilmember and Mayor Norm Mineta (from left), Councilmember Ash Kalra, U.S. Congressman Mike Honda, and former District 2 Councilmember Forrest Williams  found time to catch up at the Democratic National Convention last week.

San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra was in Charlotte, N.C., last week as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. The following is a recap of his final day at the Convention, President Obama’s speech and some overall themes from the week-long event.—Editor

Waking up Thursday morning, it was hard to believe that we still had the main event of the Democratic National Convention ahead of us. The previous three days had been exhilarating and empowering but also exhausting. The long days of meeting different community and political leaders from around the country made me feel good about the Democratic Party. The bulk of the members in attendance at the convention were not wealthy contributors or high-level officials but rather ordinary Americans who want to serve and love the energy and political atmosphere that surround a national convention. I met retirees, students, veterans, community activists, and public servants from all walks of life.

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Biden, Clinton Should Swap Jobs

In order for the Obama Administration to remain in office, Vice President Joe Biden, right, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might need to exchange roles. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. State Department)

In any other time in history, re-election for President Barack Obama would be a cinch. But in the era of FAUX News, twisted truths, instant gratification and public ignorance, this administration will face a tough road to re-election. The Democrats need to do something to energize the base.

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