The 'delegates' who are speaking come on stage like they were picking up an award for some soap opera award, complete with snippets of music. They speak sound bites for two minutes, with their ties creased just in the right place, or their heads scarf wrapped around the shoulder just right.
Then at the end of the session it turns into a ice hockey game with more music and people dancing in the aisles with their placards. They may be dancing in the aisles now, but most people wont be dancing in the streets whoever wins in November.
This is not a democracy, this is a joke. Surely conventions should be about making a policy then voting on it. There are plenty of words about helping the poor, health care support for gays and lesbians, jobs, abortion rights and so on. We've heard it all before. These politicians tell so many lies their tongues should be circumcised
If they believed it why didn't they do something about these things before.( Lookout for the excuses about to come).
.American main stream politics is a joke.
And when someone like Nader comes along and offers some kind of alternative to the reps/dems he is attacked for taking part in the democratic process, even by some on the left.
Watching this is like having a colonoscopy. The dems are a pain in the rear and their procedure gives you a strong case of the s.....s. At least with a colonoscopy they sedate you!
Come on Americans and see what the rest of the world sees.
There is next to no difference between the Reps and the Dems.
Defeat Bush/Kerry. Organize and fight for something different.
Please let us know when you hear a speaker say
We will bring the troops home now and stop interfering in all other countries
a man can marry a man
A woman can marry a woman
you can smoke whatever you want
Lower the drinking age to 18 like everywhere else in the world
We will support all striking workers
As welfare people are told you have to work to earn your money, ban all inheritance.
We will stop the war on immigrants, Arabs
We support abortion access at any time everywhere
And so on!
The only promise they will deliver on is more money for the military and to bomb the hell out of anyone who gets in they way, Ain't that right, Bill?
November is a dangerous month to trust in politicians, so is July,January, September, April, October, May, March, June, December, August and February.