Listen to Jon’s commentary:
And if I were under severe duress, I could probably recall only a thimbleful of it.
Some of the rhetoric seems to last in memory for more than a week or so after the convention, usually for unfortunate reasons, like George H.W. Bush’s soon-to-be-broken promise of no new taxes in 1988.
I don’t know if the speeches Tuesday night by Ann Romney and Chris Christie will prove to be memorable, but I did notice one thing about them – they worked best when the speaker was talking about personal things – family ties, important relationships, personal tragedies and triumphs – rather than spewing the same old political rhetoric.
In her testimony to her husband’s good qualities, Mrs. Romney wisely stuck to the personal; with all due respect, I don’t think there would have been much interest in her analysis of his economic recovery plan.
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