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Does anybody watch, or care about, the political conventions? Do they matter anymore?
The Republicans are on this week; the Democrats next week. Do these conventions matter anymore? Is it merely rhetoric, or is there some substance to the speeches, whether the nominee or party stars? Will the Obama and the Democrats get a better 'bump up' because they follow the Republicans? Should we forget about the individual party propaganda and look to the presidential debates for greater substance. Maybe even that is a moot point. Your thoughts
I always watch both conventions if at all possible. The speeches are important because sometimes those are the future leaders of the party. Obama in 2004?
Plus, sometimes the speeches are pretty good. Sometimes they're not...
Both parties usually get a bump and I don't think it matters who goes first. Some people will be seeing the players for the first time and can start making up their minds about who to vote for.
I like to watch the speeches of the candidates, but I skip the rest of it.
I don't watch any of it. I get my lies elsewhere. None of them will do much good.
I never watch the conventions but this year the DNC is in my very own town of Charlotte NC so I will be paying some attention due to all the media it has been getting for the last 1.5 years. Rumor has it that Bill Clinton, Oprah, Obama and 2 senators are staying about 3 miles from my house. I do not live in a fancy neighborhood but 3 miles from me is the fancy area where they are staying.
I'll bet your commutes to work, the store, et al, will be a total pain.
Yes there are some road closings and it is estimated that there will be a 2 hour delay in the area every day, all week. I am on vacation this week so I will miss the commuting to work part.
by quatrain5 years ago
Now that both conventions are over, do speeches really matter any more?It's funny. I was entertained by the speeches but, unlike 4 years ago, I saw them as political theatre rather than something that really mattered....
by GH Price5 years ago
Is anybody sick of political and religious opinions being phrased as questions?Maybe I didn't get the memo, but I thought that the place to air your political and/or religious views were the HubPages forums? Am I wrong?
by PrettyPanther2 years ago
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by nightwork45 years ago
Does a debate really matter?when I watch political debates, most times I think that whomever wins is just better at lying quickly.it's not always the case but i'd rather a leader who thinks before they speak then one...
by Demas W Jasper5 years ago
Will you be watching the Republican Convention August 27-30 AND the Democrat Convention Sept. 3rd?
by albertovich6 years ago
Can anybody recommend a good comedian to watch, I need to laugh a little?Something hilarious if possible, thanxx
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