Years ago, a local newspaper in Livingston County thought it would be cute to depict the size of the Livingston County Democratic Party by photographing three of its members in a phone booth. Yeah, a phone booth, that's how long ago it was.
More proof that the analogy is out of date came Friday night at Lakelands Golf and Country Club where local Democrats packed the dining room to hear U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, and United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada.
Not only was the turh-out great, it was also an enthusiastic crowd, which buzzed with conversation all night long and gave Stabenow a standing ovation.
As I looked around the room, all I could think of was, "This is the biggest phone booth in the world."