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DNC on Wednesday

Tim Kaine:

This guy is definitely a subpar pick for VP. Of course, not as bad as Sarah Palin or Geraldine Ferraro, nevertheless, this guy is pure beta-male and has no aura of gravitas. Voters want gravitas in a vice president. Dick Cheney had gravitas. Mike Pence has gravitas.

Kaine also frequently switched from English to Spanish, reminding all of the white working-class voters that the Democrats’ open-borders policies are turning the United States into another Mexico. Not a good way to reach out to undecided voters.

Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden:

They both spoke in the 9 to 10 hour, and they were the DNC’s best speakers as far as reaching out to undecided voters who are leaning towards Trump. But they were only two speakers, in contrast to the parade of women and minorities speaking to the leftmost wing of the party and turning off any white male (as well as many a white female) who happens to tune in.

Barrack Obama:

Obama’s speech (devoid of any Spanish) made the mainstream media news commentators gush like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert. Never before have I seen such a display of partiality. However, Barrack Obama’s speech started at 11 and ended at a quarter to 12. I am sure they lost a large percentage of the audience by that time, especially on the east coast where people had to go to sleep in order to go to work the next morning. The DNC is supposed to be so much more organized than the RNC, yet they had their best speaker run so late. Huge screwup.

And even though Obama’s speech made grown men cry (CNN’s Van Jones said that delegates cried, but I’m not sure I believe him), he’s not the guy who’s running for office. How many votes does Hillary pick up because the guy who’s leaving office made a killer speech?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 28, 2016 at EST am

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    • More like, manufactured Dem bump coming?

      Andrew E.

      July 28, 2016 at EST pm

    • Rass also has Obama’s approval up to 50%. When Trump was killing it in the Rassmussen polls they had Obama’s approval at 46%.

      It’s going to be hard to beat Hil with Obama so popular.

      Otis the Sweaty

      July 28, 2016 at EST pm

    • Interesting that Trump holds a lead with minorities other than blacks

      K.l. Asher

      July 28, 2016 at EST pm

  1. OT – I get the feeling the press is downplaying the religious murders in France. Thoughts?

    Curle

    July 28, 2016 at EST am

    • Tattooed former roid-head in one of my classes is part of an enthusiastic Christian thing called “Hillsong”; they’re having a huge conference of multi-thousands at Barclays next week (see link); imagine these guys emerging with two-handed broadswords … the big mosque is around the corner on Atlantic … but it sounds as though they mainly talk about “love”: http://www.barclayscenter.com/events/detail/hillsong-conference-2016

      Garr

      July 28, 2016 at EST pm

    • The press is committed to the view that “Islam is a religion of peace.” Slitting a priest’s throat probably doesn’t confirm that notion. Therefore, it’s better to ignore/downplay the act because dwelling on it will only stir up the ignorant masses.

      Lewis Medlock

      July 28, 2016 at EST pm

  2. OT: The Left is suddenly in a flurry about voter fraud, and have put out a big report on it. Of course, for a couple of decades all claims of vote fraud against Republicans — which is massive — have been contemptuously dismissed by the Left. Now suddenly they are putting out reports called “Democracy Lost,” about The Bern getting flim-flammed by Team Hillary.

    http://electionjusticeusa.org/index.php/report-an-electoral-system-in-crisis/

    peterike

    July 28, 2016 at EST am

  3. Here’s a vibrant success story for Tim Kaine to banter about in Spanish…Immigration has caused the economic growth of LA’s MacArthur Park to soooar! Its GDP is setting records!

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-homeless-street-vendors-20160706-snap-story.html

    Fiddlesticks

    July 28, 2016 at EST am

  4. Politics is Hollywood for ugly people and comparing the RNC to DNC convention that stuck out in my eyes. The idiot media is still trying to hum a cultural tone that is more and more off key with my thinking. The cops, military, and Border Patrol like Trump more than Clinton.

    cesqy

    July 28, 2016 at EST pm

  5. One thing I don’t understand is why the viewership of the Republican convention was down from 2012. Could people really prefer a speech from Romney to a speech from Trump? Trump is entertaining, if nothing else. And he’s such an unusual nominee that this alone should have guaranteed that viewership increased. Are those viewer stats accurate? If Trump is now leading in the polls (and he seems to be) why wouldn’t more people be watching his convention?

    Maryk

    July 28, 2016 at EST pm

    • Technology is changing viewing habits. I’ve followed the election closely but i never watch TV. I follow everything using on-line resources, streaming speeches i want to hear, etc. i don’t think that they have a good way of measuring how many people there are like me (and there may be a lot of us, trump has over 10 million people following him just on twitter).

      Jimbonobo

      July 28, 2016 at EST pm

    • It wasn’t.

      2016: Over 4 nights, a combined 44.59 million people watched the 2016 Republican National Convention across CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. 11.68 million of those viewers were A25-54, 26.2 percent of the total.
      2012: Over 3 nights, a combined 25.76 million people combined watched the 2012 Republican National Convention across CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. 6.69 million were A25-54, 26.0 percent of the total.
      2008: Over 3 nights, a combined 33.80 million people watched the 2008 Republican National Convention across CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Interestingly, 12.06 million were A25-54, 38.7 percent of the total. Perhaps VP nominee Sarah Palin added an “entertainment value” to the festivities, thus potentially attracting more young people. Purely speculation.
      2004: Over 4 nights, a combined 26.66 million people watched the 2004 Republican National Convention across CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. 9.54 million were A25-54, 35.8 percent of the total.

      Also this:

      Perhaps this is all part of a more general trend in the media landscape, the fact that younger viewers are now more likely to consume content on alternate devices than they are the old fashioned way, on a TV set. The median age of the linear TV viewer has increased in recent years across the entire landscape, and this is also true when it comes to TV news.

      http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/comparing-cable-news-viewership-of-the-2016-rnc-to-past-conventions/300030

      shiva1008

      July 28, 2016 at EST pm

      • Our political circus is another entertainment venue for the sheeple!

        JS

        July 28, 2016 at EST pm

  6. The fact that Bloomberg calls himself an independent who runs in an advantageous situation, shows you the hypocrisy of our politicians and the “there is no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans” mantra.

    JS

    July 28, 2016 at EST pm

  7. “However, Barrack Obama’s speech started at 11 and ended at a quarter to 12. I am sure they lost a large percentage of the audience by that time, especially on the east coast where people had to go to sleep in order to go to work the next morning. The DNC is supposed to be so much more organized than the RNC, yet they had their best speaker run so late. Huge screwup.”

    Nothing new for the Dems. Back in 1972 George McGovern wound up giving his acceptance speech at the convention in Miami Beach at 3 AM. Hope the electoral results in November this year are similar.

    sestamibi

    July 28, 2016 at EST pm

  8. This guy is definitely a subpar pick for VP. Of course, not as bad as Sarah Palin or Geraldine Ferraro, nevertheless, this guy is pure beta-male and has no aura of gravitas. Voters want gravitas in a vice president.

    He has gravitas. Lt Governor, Governor, DNC Chair, Senator. That is a serious man by any stretch of the imagination. Indeed, he has MUCH more gravitas in 2016 than Obama had as a candidate in 2008. Kaine today is roughly equal in gravitas to Bill Clinton in 1992, who, after all, had only 12 years experience being governor of a shitty state at that time.

    Yes Kaine is beta but you can be beta and still have gravitas.

    Tarl

    July 29, 2016 at EST pm


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