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Who was watching? From the RNC I only saw the infamous Clint Eastwood speech and some of the Paul Ryan speech. And the Daily Show coverage of it. :rolleyes: Last night my novio got his Obama face mug and we watched the President speak.

 

I need to watch the Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton speeches too. I hear they were great.

 

I was all excited they were in North Carolina, my home state! :D

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Hey Lucy,

 

Not quite completely OT to the convention speeches -I also heard that Michelle Obama's was great and need to watch it, too- is this YouTube clip that a friend in Florida sent me last night:

 

The American Taliban

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGAvwSp86hY&feature=share

 

Although it is a short clip from a film and thus a fiction, it is very realistic and quite sobering and frightening at the same time.

 

(I offer it to anyone who's intertested, not so much for making some personal statement of my own.)

 

On the YouTube page it says:

 

"For a fictional show (based on actual events), this is the truest news story you have ever seen.

 

From Episode 10 of "The Newsroom" by Aaron Sorkin."

 

Just FWIW . . .

 

Paul M.

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Right on, konotahe. I had a very conservative/Republican friend post a YouTube clip with Chuck Norris & his wife talking about the "socialism" of Obama & the 1000 years of darkness that will come if he's elected again or some crap like that. I don't think it was a joke, but all I could do was laugh after watching it & wonder how in the world anyone could take it seriously!?

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Right on, konotahe. I had a very conservative/Republican friend post a YouTube clip with Chuck Norris & his wife talking about the "socialism" of Obama & the 1000 years of darkness that will come if he's elected again or some crap like that. I don't think it was a joke, but all I could do was laugh after watching it & wonder how in the world anyone could take it seriously!?

 

That one cracked me up!!!! :lol: :lol:

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Okay, disclaimer first: I am a proud, unrepentent liberal. I watched parts of both conventions, though more (of course) of the DNC. The RNC had a theme: Obama bad, Romney/Ryan good, but they didn't say what they'd actually do. I missed the Clint Eastwood conversation. The CNN commentators (I was watching CNN) were infuriating, both because some of the time it would have been more interesting to hear the actual speeches rather than their inane comments and because they interrupted too much, IMO.

 

On the Ds side, I mostly watched CSPAN on my small netbook screen, though did watch Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton (THE highlight of the convention: like him or not, WATCH HIS SPEECH!) and Obama and Biden on CNN. Mostly positive on Tues night, more negative on Wed, and mixed on Thurs. Duval Patrick on Tues was also excellent.

 

Mark's right about the lack of substance, but conventions aren't the place to find it: they're designed to fire up the base. After all, delegates from all across America spend their own $ to attend these things, and you have to give them more than tote bags.

 

For a political junkie like me, it was a diverting several days, fun to see the rising stars in both parties.

 

(I think Paul M has said something like) Solo mis dos granos de arena ...

 

regards,

Gayle

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