Admittedly I watched only bits and pieces of the Convention this week throughout all four days. Just keeping it real. The little I did see outside both Obama speeches which were definitely on the inspiring side were hard to watch.
Not hard because I didn’t like what was said. Moreso at the awkwardness of it all. Despite adapting to watching crowd-less pro wrestling in the COVID-19 era and getting used to the NBA in the bubble and some Major League Baseball in empty stadiums, having no crowds at a political convention just looks, feels and sounds silly.
I’m somewhat of a political junkie. Despite the divisiveness in our country which is based on personal political persuasion, every four years I do look forward to the all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the political climate.
I love watching the returns from the individual primaries.
I love the conventions. Both of them.
And I love Election Day.
I love using my American privilege to get out and vote and have even the smallest of influence over the direction of my country that I still love.
But having no crowds at the convention was pretty much a no go for me. No fault of the Democrats and next week the Republicans get their say but was weird and awkward.
Plus I got to be honest. The NBA playoffs despite ratings being in the tank was a big distraction. Nothing outside my family comes before my basketball. Especially playoff basketball.
In August to boot.
So I honestly can’t speak on the minutiae of the Convention nor will I dare to. But I do expect to see a slight bump in the pools for the Biden/Harris ticket in the next week. To which that gain will be the wiped away literally a week later once the GOP get to have their say and Donald Trump officially kicks off his re-election campaign.
Basically typical politics.
I’ll leave with this. Joe Biden, who officially accepted the nomination for President from the party sounded coherent. He was definitely not “Sleepy Joe”. And this is probably one mistake the Trump campaign made by continuously shaping Joe Biden as a guy who’s “losing it”, by doing that they also set the expectations for Biden quite low. Even the folks at Fox News was taken aback at how well he performed on Thursday night.