If you can, I’m pretty sure you’re an exception. No disrespect to those fine men and their speechwriters, but the public in general – and especially those precious-few undecided voters – are not hanging on every word of political speeches by anyone.
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To most of them, the conventions are background noise. TV ratings for the big show have been dropping like a rock for years, with 2008 a notable exception thanks to Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. Last night’s “War and Peace” of a speech by former President Clinton was catnip for political junkies, but the public preferred NFL football by a wide margin.
When was the last time a political convention turned out to be a pivotal moment in a presidential race? Never, that’s when "
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