Straw Poll Live Blogging
The San Mateo Expo Center is filled with over a thousand enthusiastic Democrats who are here to rally for their candidates of choice. The volunteers have been here for some hours and are happy to see the actual session get going.
Tom Lantos introduced Dennis Kucinich as the first Candidate to speak. Kucinich has many supporters at this straw poll and is clearly speaking to the crowd. As he says "We need a President that will get us out of Iraq....We need a President that will stand up for the Constitution....It's time we had a President that stood up for the American worker, stood up for American jobs....And we need a President that will call for a massive investment in Green Technology."
Huge cheers for Kucinich after his speech!