Love wins. pic.twitter.com/AbGGDbdFAz
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 28, 2016
I’ve seen some offhand grousing about the backdrop on the DNC stage, but I can’t agree. Partially because it reminds me of the blue-and-cream grosgrain ribbon handfasting at our wedding (this was 1993! it wasn’t a cliche yet) and yes it is supposed to be a subtle visual reminder that, as with an interwoven fabric, we are stronger together. But more importantly, its very simplicity is a rebuke to the barf-up-a-July-Fourth-party-bag Repub stage set; we don’t need a boatload of ‘patriotic’ flair, because we’ve got enough diversity among the speakers that everyone can tell them apart without a program.