National Party political conventions have long served as the platform through which political parties mainly Republicans and the Democrats promote their message for the upcoming elections. This year with the political battleground ready to witness a war in November, here are some lessons that we have so far learned about the political conventions of both parties.
- Not everything you plan, goes according to plan
This lesson stands true for Republicans as well as Democrats. Mitt Romney had a lot of confidence in his surprise guest Clint Eastwood – a guest who actually turned out to be more of an embarrassment by addressing an empty chair. Maybe Romney failed to provide Clint Eastwood his script for the night. After all Dirty Harry is really old now.
An incident of similar nature took place at the DNC when the party decided to reinstate words like God and acknowledged Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. Democrats thought everything would go as smooth as it went in 2008. But, here’s a reality check guys, now you know, people didn’t join you for the love of God or Jerusalem for that matter.
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- Instead counting on Hollywood icon, an ex-President is always a good option
This goes out to all the Republicans who thought calling Clint Eastwood was a good option for adding some spark to the show as compared to any former US president from the Republican wing. George W Bush was an available option. Though I seriously doubt he could have done much better but, still, calling him would have at least lessened the internet mockery Republicans faced especially after the Invisible Obama skit.
On the other hand Democrats boosted their campaign with the presence of the most popular former President to date, Bill Clinton.
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- Recipes that form electrifying speeches
Well the credit undoubtedly for the most enticing speeches goes to Democrats.
First, Michelle Obama and then Bill Clinton have both been held responsible for the insanity of Twitter index. Moreover, they have also helped us in providing with the latest recipe that makes a perfect speech: a whole lot of emotions and personal life complications, to which an additional dozen full cups of exaggeration and one-upmanship. And yes, don’t forget to serve with the famous sauce of bashing, with a smile to all Republicans.