I am an old political junkie. I have for many years enjoyed watching political conventions. I will not say how far back that goes to protect the innocent.
The political conventions have become less and less interesting over the years. The presidential nominee is now known months in advance of the convention and the vice president is known at least days if not weeks before the convention. There is no drama, other than perhaps some floor fight on a party platform plank that has little or no meaning. The other drama that has been a part of the political convention has been the happenings outside the convention hall.
What the conventions have become are 4-day political commercials. Sometimes great sound bites would be generated, and we would see the sound bite throughout the fall. Very seldom did we have a convention that did not generate some excitement, until now.
The DNC convention has been a total downer. Of course, a part of that lack of excitement and enthusiasm is due to the presidential and vice-presidential nominees. Biden is the definition of the Peter Principle, an individual who has failed at every position he has held but because some people have thought he was a decent person he kept being promoted. Harris is condescending and every bit as difficult to like as is Hillary.
Even so, the DNC has called out what are supposed to be the big guns. These big guns have perhaps given it their best shot, but their best shot has been miserable. Yes, it is far easier to generate excitement when speaking to a live crowd, but please.
So, the question is, what will the Republicans be able to do. Will we see the same mundane clips of people giving written statements written by somebody else and coming across as unbelievable and boring, because they are. If the Republicans can put together a genuine program, with people coming across as genuine and honest because they are, the Republicans will have gained a huge advantage. The one thing we know is that the bar has been set exceptionally low.
An old political junkie is looking forward to next week.
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