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GOP Convention: No Suspense, Little Drama, Lots of Show

ApolloSpeaks18 Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 8:46 AM
WILL 2012 BE 2008 ALL OVER AGAIN? Incredibly, now that hurricane Isaac delayed the start of the RNC Mitt Romney won't be delivering his acceptance speech on the ominous day of August 29: JOHN MCCAIN'S 76TH BIRTHDAY. Incredibly, and this is a sign, I believe, of a coming GOP victory, August 29, 2008 was the day four years ago that John McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his running mate hoping it would energize his candidacy and bring him victory. This is a hopeful sign that 2012 will not be 2008 all over again; and that Obama will go down in defeat a failed one term president. Google ApolloSpeaks at to read my widely linked piece: Hurricane Isaac Delays GOP Convention And Democrats Find God And Religion.

Today, the 40th Republican National Convention assembles in hurricane-threatened Tampa, Fla. Seven days later, the 46th Democratic National Convention will assemble in presumably non-hurricane-threatened Charlotte, N.C. Thousands of delegates, many thousands more press personnel and even more political enthusiasts will be on hand.

Vendors will sell political buttons to collectors (does anyone wear them anymore?), and party volunteers will hand out bumper stickers (though I haven't seen many on cars anywhere this year). Party fat-cats will attend elegantly catered receptions, and those lower on the political ladder will buy hot dogs from vendors or sample local cuisine (Cuban food...