jump to last post 1-10 of 10 discussions (12 posts)

Will you be watching the Republican Convention August 27-30 AND the Democrat Co

  1. Perspycacious profile image81
    Perspycaciousposted 5 years ago

    Will you be watching the  Republican Convention August 27-30 AND the Democrat Convention Sept. 3rd?


  2. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
    wba108@yahoo.composted 5 years ago

    Probably just The Republican convention, watching the Democrats depresses me!

  3. profile image0
    Old Poolmanposted 5 years ago

    Probably some of each, but not all.  These have gotten to be more like Pep Rally's at a high school football game than anything else.  I'll watch until it get boring and repetitive.

  4. pagesvoice profile image84
    pagesvoiceposted 5 years ago

    Regardless whether I want to watch either of the conventions is a mute point. You see, print, radio internet and television news sources will bombard us with all of the nonsense the media deems newsworthy. Real news in the world will virtually come to a standstill as we are force fed a barrage of lies, half truths, vague promises, chest pounding and earth shattering moves, without substance. So, an honest answer to your question would be "yes" I will be watching these conventions, unless I go underground and live in a total blackout of all media sources.

    1. ChristinS profile image96
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree more we need less pageantry and more substance - but then we might actually have to discuss actual solutions to problems and no one seems to have any.  I got rid of cable, best thing I ever did big_smile

  5. KK Trainor profile image61
    KK Trainorposted 5 years ago

    I always watch both conventions because the speakers can be great and it's a good way to understand what's truly important to each party. The delegates are generally on good behavior and sometimes those speakers become pretty important in the future of their party. (remember Obama's speech in 2004?) I'm definitely not a fan of Democrats but I feel like it's important to know what's being said officially by the party.

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love your reasoning.

  6. umbertoobrian profile image59
    umbertoobrianposted 5 years ago

    Being blessed with a full and rich live I will be doing something else.  I may read about the conventions.  i may catch some high lights - willingly and unwillingly.  I am certain I will not plant myself in front of the TV and gobble up great globs.  If something interesting is said I will beable to read about it and read teh text of it free from the shouting and the absurdity of television coverage. 

    It isn't the politicians that bother me most, though Democrats and their phony populism and partisan hatred and vitriol do make me queezy.  It is the obvious partisanship of the ostensibly objective media when they should all be wearing big red, white and blue "O" armbands.  It is the shameless propaganda of the media that I find most troubling.

    The demeanor and professionalism of Chinese government news presenters is rivaled by the complete lack of analytical thought among Americna media personalities.  The only way American news presenters could eclipse their Chinese colleagues is to actually be on the payroll of the Democrat party.

    No, I will not watch but I will examine the outcomes.

  7. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    Oh yeah, I'll be watching a lot of it.

    I'd rather see Obama/Biden vs. Romney/Ryan in the octagon, but I guess I'll have to settle for this.

    This has to better than those reality series. The major participants are far better actors.

  8. JamaGenee profile image83
    JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago

    The local PBS stations are having a fund drive through the end of August, so the Rethug convention looks to be the only entertainment available when one doesn't have cable.  The Dem convention I will watch BY CHOICE. Thanks for asking. ;D

  9. Credence2 profile image82
    Credence2posted 5 years ago

    Will watch as much  of the GOP as I can as I have to be aware of the machinations of the "Dark Side"

    No doubt, I will tune in to the Dems to get a better idea of the strategy to be employed to defeat the GOP this fall.

  10. aliciaharrell profile image76
    aliciaharrellposted 5 years ago

    I plan to watch the Republican Convention August 27 through 30th. I look forward to these every Presidential Election year. I rarely miss one. My maternal grandmother was a staunch Republican. She included the entire family with watching the Republican Convention on the television every Presidential Election year. The Republican Convention was special to us and a great family fun time. Now, my viewing it is a way of honoring my grandmother as well as remembering all the fun we had together as active members in the Republican Party.

    As far as the Democrat Convention September 3rd is concerned, rarely do I catch this, but my youngest brother, a Finance author of "Financial Revolution" and his wife will be watching the Democrat Convention. big_smile