Greetings from Asbury Park

Asbury Park Convention Center, Postcard weather

Asbury Park Convention Center, Postcard weather

Asbury Park, NJ, April 29, 2013, 6:30 AM.Youtube.

Imagine if we had solar energy systems on our schools and our homes, and if those systems were designed to feed power into buildings when the grid shut down … we would have emergency shelters with power.  And if they were married to wind turbines located 4 or 5 miles offshore – we’d have a much more resilient grid. 

That’s what we have to do.

That’s why I’m running for Assembly.

Thank you very much.

This morning, 6 months after Hurricane Sandy. It was cold – about 50 F / 8 C and raining, not like that pictured above. I was at the Convention Hall, on the boardwalk, across the street from the Wonder Bar, near the new McLoon’s. MSNBC’s Morning Joe was there to have a conversation with NJ’s Gov. Chris Christie. I was there, it turned out, to have a conversation with one of the Governor’s aides, and with a protester who doesn’t like the Governor’s policies.