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DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION READY TO BE EVEN LESS BORING AND WEIRD THAN THE REPUBLICAN ONE
September 4 2012
Charlotte, North Carolina – The Republicans have had their shot on the big stage and now it is the Democrat’s turn. Following the big event in Tampa, which was met with indifference and genuine confusion and laughter, the Democrats are hoping to make their big mark on the voting population in ways far more engaging than anything the Republicans managed to accomplish.
Undoubtedly the Democrats will try to avoid many of the pratfalls that befell the Republicans in their convention – from flat out lies by VP candidate Paul Ryan to Clint Eastwood’s chair diatribe, in an effort to contrast and favourably compare themselves to their opponents.
Of course there will be issues and tough moments, the nature of which will unfurl themselves in front of the thousands at the Convention and millions watching at home, waiting to pounce on any little thing the party might do wrong. Regardless of the outcome there will be equal parts criticism and praise for the job the Democrats do this week and pretty much no chance that they will end up looking like rich out of touch and possibly crazy white men because, well, they have more black people in their party.
Some are concerned that the Convention may be overshadowed by thunderstorms which will of course be far less dangerous than the hurricane the Republicans had to deal with, well, kind of deal with. It’s not like they went out and fought the hurricane they just kind of crossed their fingers and hoped that it would pass over.
It’s not clear if the Democrats are going to attempt to fight the thunderstorms though traditional any effort to do such a things just makes a person look foolish as thunderstorms are pretty tough to actually fight.
“Luckily for the Democrats these conventions don’t really do anything for the polls. Lucky because if they were hanging all their hopes on success here they would have been sorely disappointed in November. Luckily they aren’t that dumb, though they do like their speeches which are so much easier than actually doing the things they promise in them,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “Luckily no one takes these conventions all that seriously and pretty much everything that is said in them is forgotten by the time people actually go out to vote. That really takes the pressure off and let’s people do silly things like talk to chairs though I doubt there will be any of that at this convention.”
There will be, according to reports, chairs available at the convention though speaking to them will not be a requirement.
“There will of course be moments that will embarrass the party here because it really wouldn’t be a convention unless that happened. Luckily no one seems to be watching them anyways and the people who do are the kind of dedicated people that have already made up their minds. That makes life so much easier and less stressful for the politicians on the whole,” continued Kinsey. “If people watched that would be a totally different thing but it’s not like the future of the country is at stake or anything, it’s just an election in the end.”
It’s not clear what celebrities will be present at the convention or what type of furniture they will have access to.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent