Signs of protest were made on the spot,
— Brad Mielke (@TheBradMielke) July 29, 2016
The California delegation walked out,
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 29, 2016
Hillary speaks loudly, slowly, enunciating c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y, and can’t let go of
her patented da-DA da-DA ta-TA cadence, which makes every sentence sound like every other.
And Bill dozed off.
At least Bill managed to wake up in time for the fireworks,
— Mashable GIF (@mashablegif) July 29, 2016
As I write this post, cable news channels are asking if Hillary got a convention bump in the ratings, and one of her people was essentially saying that Hillary will give a press conference when she’s good and ready. Her last press conference was on December 4, 2015, when she answered a measly seven questions from one reporter. Trump’s out there giving press conferences and talking to the media every waking moment, or so it seems.
Without a doubt, no matter how lackluster the candidate, the Democrats can put together a more slick convention than the Republicans, and count on the media’s complicity to minimize the above images of dissent, even as the ratings dropped on day 3.
Democrats understand incrementalism and the long game in a way conservatives don’t seem to. They pass Obamacare. They wait out the storm. They contend that fixing Obamacare’s variety of problems can only be accomplished with more liberal policy. Move forward; push for more whenever the nation’s climate allows it. If not, they’ll be happy to appropriate whatever political vernacular allows them to retain their gains. Conservatives act like every stalemate is a bitter defeat and every small victory is useless. And here they are.
That is a long-term problem with the GOP.
The election is still months away. Pray for the U.S.A.
Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.