Well, both conventions are over. Finally. Neither convention provided any new information except Ron Paul supporters are mad at most Republicans and Politically Correct activists are mad about the inclusion of the term “God” in the Democratic Platform. Meh.
I did like the DNC better than the RNC. The speakers at the DNC are much better. I particularly liked Michelle Obama’s Speech and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri. Bubba’s speech said nothing new and lacked the zing he had as a candidate or as the President. I did like President Obama’s speech. He is a much better speaker then Romney, but I think the RNC was very careful to keep Romney under control. Republicans typically don’t like soaring speeches. At least not since Reagan. If soaring rhetoric were a Republican thing, Dubya never would have been elected.
I listened to every speech at both conventions and I have to let you know the prime time speeches are very different than the other speeches. This is very interesting and quite manipulative. The reason: independent voters work and watch sports and so are not interested by all the crap spewed by the party hacks who give the other speeches.
President Obama’s speech was quite good, however I’m not convinced. I’ve heard it all before. I wish he could have been a little more honest about the failures and successes of his presidency. I think the ACA was fantastic. Yes, it needs more work, but it is a great step in the right direction. Not many people spoke about the ACA in prime-time, leaving it to party nit-wits to sing about. That is chicken-shit and the President should be ashamed of his cowardice.
(This comic portrait was drawn with a Fine Point Sharpie and a Chisel Tip Sharpie; sketched out with a yellow Sharpie Accent highlighter and a green Zebra Zebrite Bible Highlighter & colored, edited and lettered in PhotoShop Elements.)