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DNC And RNC...waste Of Time?  
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17446 posts, RR: 46
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 1305 times:

I've been watching the DNC lately and it reminds me a lot of the Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, etc...just a lot of self congratulatory nonsense. I suspect the RNC will be exactly the same. Does anyone believe anything these people say given both parties' track record? Are the DNC and RNC wastes of money and time? We all know what they SAY they are going to do, but what's more important is their track record. Who actually believes any of this goat-rodeo/circle jerk?


E pur si muove -Galileo
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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 1295 times:

At one point in time the conventions were actually used by local party bosses to wrangel over platform issues. There was also a point in time when the Presidential candidate wasn't known for months in advance.

In many ways the conventions are anarchronisms. They are theater, pure and simple. But nobody really watches them. I suppose if we didn't know who the candidates were going to be 4 months before the convention date then they might still be of us to the public.

All the convention seems to be good for is lots of stock footage of middle-aged folks dancing, badly, to bad remakes of popular songs.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 1288 times:

Conventions are certainly more fun when the primaries have been a close race, and there is actually a decision to be taken by the delegates as to who gets to be "the next President of the United States RAAAH RAAHHHHHHHHH".
Still, its fun to watch sad people in really stupid hats get hit in the head with balloons.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17446 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Does anyone feel there is something worthwhile to be had from either convention? Other than seeing protesters in a cage  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ?


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

I'm a political junky. I've always watched as much convention coverage as I could - but this year I simply couldn't get in the mood. I ended up watching less than an hour total the last 4 days, I don't expect to watch any more when the RNC comes around.

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

I've channel surfed and have been reading coverage on the convention off and on. it just didn't seem like they were really excited about Kerry....more about getting Bush out of office. Just kind of a big yawn and I'm not looking for much better at the RNC. Only difference being "four more years!"  Big grin


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Since the US is more of a 2-party dictatorship (each with about 50% of the vote) as opposed to a true democracy, yes....it is indeed a waste of time.

Just 2 big partisan parties.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

They're both worthless!!!

Signed,
The Independents



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Since the US is more of a 2-party dictatorship (each with about 50% of the vote) as opposed to a true democracy, yes....it is indeed a waste of time.

As opposed too??? BTW, we're a Republic.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

I'll stick with the Alaska Independence Party






OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

It's been thirty years since there was a meaningful convention.

But C-SPAN does let you see how many Democratic speakers are either the most ignorant fools ever or absolutely shameless liars.

And the worst part is that the federal government contributes $15,000,000 to each convention.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

I haven't check but apparently GW's campaign website has Kerry's convention speech linked to the front page, so everybody can see how bad it is.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
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