Well, the fact is that we no longer have a television, but could watch on-line if we really cared to do so. But gone are the days when the Republicans let people like Pat Buchanan let the world see what the Republican party is really all about. Unlike Democrats, Republican’s learn their lessons, at least when it comes to manipulating perceptions. Democrats are hardly past the days when people actually believed you could manipulate by appealing to reason.
Since we can’t expect any dust ups (though there’s always hope) inside the convention, I prefer to spare myself. Why rant at my computer screen in response to a Republican lie when I can sit quietly reading a book?
No, this year the Republicans will not hang themselves by allowing any loose lips at the convention, but they may do so by what comes out of their pens, which are presumably made out of goose quills as the founders intended. For lo and behold, the sheep may be looking up and noticing that the Republicans are planning on shearing them:
Scratching my head on this one: a majority of voters are actually interested in learning more about the Republican Party platform during this week’s convention. That’s more than care about Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. As for that platform, there’s a lot there Team Romney might prefer voters didn’t pay too much attention to.
Indeed. The Obama folks might seriously consider simply running ads with quotes from the Republican platform. They can start with the part where the Republicans promise to deliver on Ryan’s plan to end Medicare, or their endorsement of the Akin world view. That would be just for starters. There’s gold in them thar clauses, though it may take miners more skillful than Democrats to exploit it.
Okay, put this in the category of thing I’m glad to be wrong about. Looks like the Paul loonies aren’t going quietly into that goodnight.