TheBlaze’s Benny Johnson contributed to this report.
During the first official day (Tuesday) of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, attendees were out in force, eager to speak with TheBlaze and explain why they think their party and president is best suited to lead the country come 2013. A key reason given by some convention-goers is that Democrats represent a diverse spectrum of Americans, whereas Republicans only represent the “wealthy” and white, middle-aged men.
One of the enthusiastic participants who spoke with TheBlaze was Steve Amos, a Vermont resident and candidate for state senate. The impassioned delegate was quick to condemn the Republican Party for its homogeny in comprising too many white, middle-aged men. Ironic, considering he himself is a white, middle-aged man. Amos even suggested that it might not be very “American” to be “just a white.”
After exclaiming that four years under a Romney administration would essentially take the country back to the Stone Age, Amos added that “Mitt will take us back to a male supremist, sort of, environment.”
“It’s not American, I don’t think, to be just a white. In fact, Caucasians in another generation are going to be a minority in this country.”
When asked by TheBlaze what is wrong, per se, with being white, middle-aged and male, Amos replied that it breeds “exclusivity.” He asserted that Democratic party “truly represents democracy” in America and that “all RNC delegates look alike after a while.”
“We [Democrats] are much more representative of the American people and true democracy in this country.”