The Dem convention got more press so they were in the spotlight more. Even so Obama is the guy to beat, with a candidacy guaranteed for a second term the day the won the first (another pet peeve of mine which applies to the political system we are effectively enslaved to).I don't have a lot of thoughts about the convention except that the Dems had at least a few good speeches (and Kerry's "Ask Osama bin Laden if he's better off now than he was 4 years ago" line was pretty funny).
The interesting thing to me though is that pundits (of the professional and amateur variety) on both sides have spent a LOT more time talking about the Democratic convention. The conservatives seem more interested in bashing the Democratic convention than praising the Republican one, and liberals seem more interested in praising the Dems than bashing the Reps. The rhetoric about the convention closely follows that of the election as a whole...whether you like or don't like Obama.
Well here's some more for you.
September 8, 2012 The Charlotte Freak Show
By Peter Heck
Not since the tear gas and mass arrests of Chicago 1968 have the Democrats put on a convention that better demonstrated to the American people the sorry state of the left's values and ideals. From the opening refrains that echoed the macabre yet unifying obsession amongst Democrats in Charlotte to promote the killing of unborn children to the culminating moment of President Barack Obama telling us why we need more of him in our lives to survive, the Democrat National Convention revealed just how deplorable things have become in that party.
It doesn't take any nerve to boo your god.Disgusted by both of them. The Ron Paul delegates from Maine were kicked out for not supporting the status quo
Those idiots at the dnc had the nerve to boo God and Jerusalem-radical extremists and obama wanted the two put in the platform when the majority said no
Of course there's still about a month and 3 weeks until the election so well see how the numbers change.Currently, it seems like President Obama got a substantial bounce upward in his poll numbers from the Democratic National Convention. Gallups tracking poll now gives Mr. Obama a 5 point edge over GOP nominee Mitt Romney, up from a 1 point lead prior to the Charlotte, N.C., festivities. This morning's Rasmussen Reports' tracking poll shows Obama with a similar 5 point lead his largest margin in that survey since March 17
But theres a reason a post-convention poll gain is called a bounce. Bounces go up, and (usually) they come down. Where the polls will be when the numbers settle, nobody yet knows.
"Since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24," Clinton said. "In those 52 years, our private economy has produced 66 million private-sector jobs. So what's the jobs score? Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42 (million)."
http://factcheck.org/2012/09/our-clinton-nightmare/Clintons figures check out, and they also mirror the broader results we came up with two years ago. Partisans are free to interpret these findings as they wish, but on the numbers, Clintons right. We rate his claim True.
Couple the above with the fact that the Republican ticket got dinged for falsehoods or more false that truthy statements at the RNC by Politifact and/or FactCheckAnd plenty of other Clinton statistics checked out as accurate. For example, he said that since 1961, when John F. Kennedy took office, 42 million private-sector jobs had been added while Democrats held the White House, compared with 24 million while Republicans were in office. And thats exactly what Bloomberg News reported in a May 8 story.
Wasn't necessarily orchestrated that way. Only the Democrats have a candidate worth mentioning.The Democratic one was more carefully orchestrated imo.
I say this because there hasn't been a speech that was highlighted because the speaker took several minutes of a self biography before mentioning the Democratic candidate.