The Republican convention–after a bunch of testimonials from Olympic athletes, businesses saved by Bain Capital, and others about what a good person Mitt Romney is–wrapped up with rambling musings by Clint Eastwood, an impressive speech by Marco Rubio, and then the presidential candidate’s acceptance speech.
What are your thoughts on the last night of the convention and especially Romney’s speech? Do you think the convention succeeded in its stated goal of introducing Mitt Romney to the American people? And of humanizing him? Will the convention prove to be a successful infomercial for the Republican party?
Next week, starting Tuesday, will be the Democrats’ turn. I hear it will be a veritable abortion-fest. Expect to hear from a college student at a Catholic colleges whining for her right to free birth control, from teacher union leaders praising our public schools, from in-your-face gay activists, from Obamacare fans, and from would-be comedians mocking conservatives, moderates, creationists, gun-owners, and the general public in general. Democrats, especially when they play to their base, sometimes over-reach. They think they are populist, but they are not, and they may come across in ways they do not intend, putting off more voters than they attract. But we’ll see.