Today is the first day of the rest of the presidential campaign. Soon we will be less than 100 days from the election. So forget everything that has happened up until now. The race is entering a new and final phase.
If you are reading this then you are not the typical low-info American voter. I don’t mean you are an expert on politics, I just mean that you follow political news and participate in political discussions on a frequent basis. We’re political junkies.
One of the things that I have learned over the years is that most people in this country are blissfully ignorant of politics. Lots of them don’t even bother to vote, and lots of the ones who do vote don’t spend time researching the candidates and issues before filling out their ballots. They rely on headlines and comedians to keep them informed.
Up until now those low-info type voters haven’t been paying attention to politics. But millions of them are starting to wake from their slumber to perform their biennial/quadrennial duty as citizens.
For the next four days millions of eyes will be turning towards Cleveland and the Republican national convention. This year could be the most interesting party convention since 1968. There could be drama both inside and outside of Quicken Loans Arena.
In addition to the usual prostitutes, pick-pockets, press, politicians and police, downtown Cleveland will be filled with protesters, panderers, publicity whores, and political activists.
It should be fun.
Modern political conventions are coronations. They are basically 4-day political infomercials. Please buy our candidate!
In order to defeat Hillary Trump needs to look presidential. His big night will be Thursday when he delivers his acceptance speech. What he says is not nearly as important as how he says it. He needs to start closing the sale.
Hillary and the Democrats need to stop that from happening. They need to convince people that Trump does not look presidential.
If you aren’t going to watch the convention then I recommend you don’t read about it either. The media is a distortion filter. The convention they will report won’t be the one you would see for yourself.
I already know who I’m voting for. I plan to spend the week binge-watching some of my favorite shows.