Did I Nod Off?

Now I grant you that political conventions are not exactly a thrill a minute.  In fact, they are really pretty boring.  You know, speech after speech, a lot of back-slapping, and praising each other for heaven knows what, and of course those greasy politician grins.

But the Democratic convention this past week set a new high for boring and a new low for content.  Generally, these conventions are designed to do several things.  Mass exposure for the two candidates and a bump in the polls are high on the list.  Then of course there are the “wannabes” that get to make 2-minute speeches.  But the primary objective is to lay out their platform for the public to view.  Those items (planks) upon which their candidacy will be based.  (Don’t confuse what is key to their candidacy with what they will really do if elected.)

Now, this is where I must have nodded off.  What platform?  What are the items upon which they are running for the two highest offices in the land?  Mostly what I got in that regard is beat Trump.  Well, isn’t that pretty much a given?  How many times do how many people have to say that?

I think there was something about raising taxes to support bigger government, more people on more give away programs, an open southern border, and something about supporting safe cities and states.  Yep, those ideas sure win my approval.  I’ve always liked the idea of higher taxes.  (NOT)

In any case, it seems the high point of the convention was Biden’s closing speech where he promised to walk in the light instead of the darkness, whatever that means. He was much praised for the speech.  Of course, it is pretty easy to exceed expectations when the expectations are really low.  It seems the most anyone, even his staff, and the DNC, hoped for was that he wouldn’t put his foot in his mouth and try to swallow it.

So now we come to the Republican convention which they hope will outperform the Democratic one.  With that as a standard to exceed it is beyond belief that they will fail.


Ken Vincent
Ken Vincent
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.

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  1. The Democrats are not the Democrats that my late father and uncles ascribed to Ken. God, love of country and law and order are the anthesis of their Marxist message of secularism, anti-Americanism and wanton violence and destruction.

  2. After years of disappointed expectations on the part of the politicians on duty (and in Italy there are not two opposing parties, but myriads of parties) I realized that the reason that led to absenteeism from voting and anti-politics is only and solely because those who preach from the various stages continue to speak “against” never “for”. Against the competitor and never for the community. Here the politics begins and ends: the serious programs for the community are not there or, if there are, they are not then realized …… But this is a story known all over the world !!!

    • Sadly true, Aldo. It is one thing to say that a person did a poor job at something. It is quite another to tell how it could have been done better. That doesn’t seem to ever happen either.

  3. Ken, thanks for your insight. I really don’t remember much from the little I heard other than the fact that the Dems are completely clueless or stupid in their thought process. How can you possibly believe that the United States or the World for that matter would be better in a socialistic rule. Beats me, and I don’t care to think about it, rather I perfer to pray for another 4 years under this current Commander and Chief. God Bless

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