The above forum features Susan Rice, who serves as Barack Obama’s senior foreign policy adviser and is a fellow at Brookings; Karen Kornbluh, who the is principal author of the Democratic Party platform and is on leave as Obama’s Senate office policy director; Steve Coll, President of the New America Foundation; and Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. I chaired the meeting.
I hope to host and organize a similar session with drafters of the Republican Party platform.
The Democratic Party platform is available here as a pdf.
A HUGE thanks to USTREAM-TV who helped support the live streaming of the event. I know that in some places the audio was challenged and the system crashed once. But overall, we had an enormous positive response from viewers around the world about the streaming. We had 4,763 unique views online through The Washington Note, UStream, and Pam’s House Blend.
More later — and for those who will be either in Denver or in Minneapolis for the conventions, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll invite you to a couple of cool forums I’m helping to organize.
— Steve Clemons