Beverly Frierson is an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention from South Carolina. Frierson, 64, is a retired teacher in Richland County school districts 1 and 2 and Fairfield County. She lives in Columbia.
Outside my hotel, Sunday afternoon, an energized crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters marched in the Center City section of Philadelphia, the day before the official start of the Democratic National Convention.
The candidacy of a man who was initially not taken very seriously has emerged into a movement that is definitely not a laughing matter. Although Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, the language of Sanders and will be infused in the platform of the Party.
Further, the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz is viewed as a major victory by those who claim that the Democratic National Committee was bias and unfair to Sanders.
As temperatures soar, will platform language be the deciding factor as voters go to the polls in November?
Will the alleged misdeeds of the DNC toward Sanders weigh heavily on the minds of voters who will determine who will occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January?
If Hillary is to become our next President, Hillary's delegates and Bernie's delegates must listen to each other respectfully, form a strong coalition, and build upon each others strengths to accomplish the ultimate goal, electing Hillary Rodham Clinton as the next President of the United States.