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.