Barack Obama plans to send Joe Biden to Tampa on Monday to crash the Republican Convention. In doing so, he will make history once again, for he will be the first President of either party to directly try to interfere with the other party's nominating process.
Listen, politics is dirty, but the conventions are in fact the nominating process. They are a key to the way our democracy works. One side nominates a candidate for President at their convention, then the other side nominates their candidate, then we as a people get to make our choice between the two in November. At least, that's how it used to work.
Now, Obama and Biden want to change all that. They want to actively interfere with the Republican's nominating process. Crash the party. If a politician thinks it's acceptable to crash the nominating convention, then, what's next? Will it be acceptable to go inside the convention hall and shout while the candidate of the opposing party accepts the nomination? How about creating a protest to prevent the opposing nominee from entering the convention hall? How about kidnapping the opposing nominee, so that he/she nevers gets nominated and you win by default?
I've heard these dirty Obama tactics euphemistically called "Chicago politics", "hard-ball politics", etc. No, what these tactics really are is an attempt to debase our political system so much that we as a people lose complete faith in our democratic processes.
In other words, what they really are is "un-American".
I read about that. I heard from somewhere this morning that Biden isn't going to Tampa. Don't know if it's true or not. If the Ds disrupt the convention, I'm sure the Rs will reciprocate. Politics is a dirty business.
You might want to read up on what exactly is planned by Biden because it doesn't resemble anything you stated here.
Correct, PP. I don't think the Ds plan to interfere with the actual convention. I read that they're not extending the common courtesy campaigns have done in past years and perhaps hold a "counter convention":
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/24 … convention
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/bide … 06949.html
LOL, since when is courtesy part of politics?
AP Source: Biden Skipping Stop in Tampa
Well since, um...forever! At least until THIS Administration. It has ALWAYS been the courtesy during Conventions. Really doesn't matter now because poor wee Biden is scared of Isaac!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ele … onvention/
Ooooohhh, such drama. Biden was going to appear in the same city as the Repub convention but now he isn't. How rude!
Again, nothing as dramatic as the original OP stated. "They want to actively interfere with the Republican's nominating process. Crash the party."
The local law enforcement had already made it known that his trip would interfere with the additional security needs of Isaac affecting the area. Having lived through the recent Tropical Storm Debby, I respect his decision.
Agreed. Obviously he wasn't going to be there to interfere with the GOP nominating process. He was there because the Obama camp is losing ground by the day and they wanted to try to keep the spotlight. Because they know the mainstream media will help them with that.
Have you been watching? This was not a good week for Mitt and Paul.
Have you been watching? I've been watching as 3 more states moved from "likely Obama" into toss-up status because he lost his lead. As another moved from "likely Obama" into "leans Obama" because his lead dropped below the margin of error. As the two most reliable polls show Romney leading the majority vote. Rasmussen and Gallup. They're losing ground. We'll have a better idea after both conventions though because that is when the polls really begin to mean something.
I am curious. Why do you consider Gallup and Rasmussen to be the two most reliable polls?
Be careful, I am a former data analyst.
Only because they are the two that do not appear to have a biased view or separate agenda. It does depend on the nature of the specific poll as well. The size, whether it was likely voters, registered voters, etc. I like to also use Real Clear Politics, specifically because it uses an average of other polls.
Check out pollingreport.com.
Edited to add: A reputable polling agency will share a great deal of information about their sampling methods and even their data to scholars for independent examination. Rasmussen does not do this. I wonder why?
lol Good grief. Does no one have any sense of humor around the politisphere? It was a joke. To be truthful, I respect his decision to cancel the trip, though not so much the decision of the Obama campaign to ignore tradition and have him going there in the first place.
Sure, there's somewhat of a 'humorous' connection of Isaac making an appearance at this particular time, but as much as I would like to joke about it, flood situations are not funny for anyone. Hopefully Isaac will give a minimal 'shout out' and keep moving westward.
As far as the way things are moving politically, I think everything changed with Citizens United. It changed how campaigns are run, and thus affects how politicians strategize. And thanks to the media, you can believe whatever you want about a candidate, as long as it agrees with your ideology. It's all crazy.
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