About a half hour ago I drove past the Obama rally site in Grant Park on the lakefront in Chicago. The police were out in force and signs indicated that Lake Shore Drive would be closed entirely by 7pm CT.
I have heard that between 500,000 and a million people are expected.
I can't help thinking of what those who demonstrated at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Grant Park 40 years ago must be thinking about the juxtaposition.
What a long, strange trip it's been.