"It is day two of the Democratic convention, and apparently they had a huge lighting problem in the convention hall today. They worked all day on it. They still couldn't get President Obama out of Bill Clinton's shadow." – Jay Leno
"Apparently last week the Republicans had originally planned to have a Ronald Reagan three-dimensional hologram speak at the Republican convention. They decided against it. I guess they were concerned that Reagan would come across as more life-like that Mitt Romney." – Jay Leno
"In her speech, First Lady Michelle Obama said her husband has dinner with his girls where they strategize about middle school relationship. Which explains why today the Pentagon ordered a drone strike on that lying bitch Ashley." – Conan O'Brien
What I was struck by both political conventions was how similarly they were structured, as if the planners for both parties plugged in their agendas into a common template. If it's Tuesday, then the candidates wives will speak... That being said, the quality of speeches during the Democratic convention was better than the Republicans. The two best orators of this century happen to be Democrats, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
I don't think that any of the speeches changed my mind, I've already made up my mind whom I will vote for. Bill Clinton was the winner and comeback kid, giving the most substantive speech. He went over his time allotment and frequently went off script, but unless you had a copy of the speech in front of you, you couldn't tell, or see the teleprompter tearing the hair out of his head, trying to keep up... He also rebutted each complaint made by Republicans, in language that was non-rancorous and humorous, propping up Obama's policies and decisions better than anyone else has done. Overall, the Democratic convention had speakers who gave less cynical and more upbeat speeches, more supportive of our military and veterans, and more positive regarding our further economic recovery.
The big loser was Paul Ryan, who has been exposed as a congenital liar. Don't take my word for it, fact-check his speech. Weirder, is that he also boasted to a reporter that he had recently run a marathon under 3 hours. The actual time was over 4, and it was recorded, and so he had to apologize for the blatant boast. Since he's a young guy, and theoretically has a long career ahead of him, one can only wonder the string of lies and boasts that will follow him like a trail of toilet-paper stuck to the sole of his shoe... We've all known someone like him, who feels compelled to make stuff up to make themselves appear more important than their abilities, and the persons we end up feeling the most sorry for are their kids, who have to put up with their shit all of their lives... If Paul Ryan is allowed to speak spontaneously to the press before election day, this single bad habit of his may sink his and Romney's chances.
And if the Democrats can use Bill Clinton for several more soundbites, especially after each debate, then they will have the best chance of getting Obama re-elected.