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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:27 PM

I think I like the virtual convention better, actually

It seems more genuine, somehow. No one is playing for applause, they’re just speaking from their hearts. And if feels like there is a wider range of speakers. Michelle blew it out the first night, but the best line was probably “His only preexisting condition was trusting Trump.” I got a chill when I heard that.

Anyone else feel the same way?

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Reply I think I like the virtual convention better, actually (Original post)
Clash City Rocker Aug 18 OP
luvs2sing Aug 18 #1
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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:29 PM

1. Totally agree! nt

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:29 PM

2. I agree no interrupting the speakers with applause on every other

word.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:30 PM

3. Absolutely!

It's all about people, not pageants.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:30 PM

4. There's a lot less wasted time; we don't have to listen to speeches that are

constantly interrupted by applause. This way is a lot more efficient and interesting, and it's giving a lot more people a chance not only to speak but be paid attention to.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:30 PM

5. The speeches are directed to the viewers and not to the convention floor.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:31 PM

6. Agree wholeheartedly

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:33 PM

7. Yes, I am loving this.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:33 PM

8. I will safely predict that after next week

 

We may have a different perspective.

That being said, I agree. Although a lot of work went into the planning. Next week I predict a lame copy cat attempt by the Repukes.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:35 PM

9. I like it, too.

No loss of momentum from moving people on and off a stage, pausing for applause, etc. Weaker speakers can be considerately edited. Maybe future conventions will be more of a hybrid of the two styles.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:38 PM

10. Same here. 👍

The message is more focused and resonates better.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:39 PM

11. It feels much more personal

I like the many voices of average Americans.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:43 PM

12. Absolutely agree n/t

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:44 PM

13. My husband and I just said the same thing!

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:44 PM

14. I do, too.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:48 PM

15. I agree.

I like having ordinary citizens involved. And I don’t miss all the applause pauses.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:04 PM

16. Yes. This is better.

The convention hall and balloons and shit was hackneyed in the 80s

Time to move into the now.

This feels more intimate.

This feels more real.

This has a chance to connect to the YouTube generation.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:35 PM

17. I like it, too!!

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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:35 PM

18. I like it, too!!

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:42 PM

19. Love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better.

Although, Milwaukee would have received millions of dollars and got noticed on the United States stage.....I love the personal touch of each state nominating Joe, and even Bernie for that matter. It’s been a great experience.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 11:00 PM

20. Absolutely Agree!

It's more intimate and more meaningful than the typical overblown rah rah convention antics.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 11:09 PM

21. It also gets more face time for others.

Who would never get any speaking time under a normal convention. So we get to hear from a more diverse group than usual.

For example, Reagan's last Convention speech wasn't shown on the networks due to Pat Buchanan's long and winded speech...when the GOP desperately needed Reagan. But after reading Bolton's book...and given he and Pat are cut from the same cloth, think it was intentional. They fucking hated Reagan worse than any Democratic politician or supporter. It's because of Bolton we unilaterally pulled out of negotiated treaties...when the rest of the world wanted us to stay in them. They saw Reagan as a weakling for willing to negotiate....let that sink in for a minute.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 11:16 PM

22. It is more intimate

They are speaking directly to us and making excellent use of the medium (excepting the role call).

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