Growing up, I always thought the Democrats were more exciting than the Republicans. But you have to understand, I basically grew up in the ‘60’s. The Democrats had Abby Hoffman, and Jerry Rubin, and Tom Hayden. The Republicans had Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon. Watching a Republican convention in my mind in 1964 and 1968 was like watching wall paper paste. The Democrats knew how to party! They had rock bands, and actors and actresses. They had riots in the street! They were exciting!
So much has changed!
Today, the Democrats still have the rock bands and the actors and the actresses…but they’re pretty much all boring now. I mean, how exciting is Glen Frey these days? And who really cares what Reese Witherspoon or Sean Penn feels about anything? The Republicans just finished a convention that had a little bit of everything in it. There was intrigue, betrayal, controversy, media-bias, and unifying moments that were pretty neat to watch. Now it’s the Democrats’ turn. And frankly, they’re going to have to rely on a lot of those actors and rock bands to provide the excitement. Hillary and Tim just aren’t that big on excitement. In fact, they may be better than Ambien at putting you to sleep.
Let’s face facts. Hillary Clinton is a very boring person. She’s a policy wonk. Now, the world needs policy wonks just like the world needs CPA’s and lawyers, but I don’t necessarily want to be surrounded by either group. Especially when I want to party and have fun. Hillary Clinton is like the mother that never let her kids do anything. She’s really good at pulling the air out of a room. And Tim Kaine isn’t much better. We’ve got “wall paste” and “watching grass grow” on the Democrats’ side, and quite frankly, I don’t think either is going to be a match for Trump. No, Mike Pence isn’t the most exciting guy in the world either (what IS it with politicians these days?)…but at least the GOP threw a good party. It had one goal it had to accomplish…to unite the party behind Trump, and according to most of the polls I’ve seen, it accomplished that task.
Is Trump perfect? Nope. Is he going to waltz to the White House? Nope. Did he stretch the truth a little bit in his acceptance speech on Thursday night? Yup. But he’s a hell of a lot more entertaining, and certainly a hell of a lot more truthful and trustworthy than Hillary is. And he’s been infinitely more successful at running things at an executive level than she has. I mean, when asked (by Rasmussen) what her biggest accomplishment in life has been, 50% of the people responded her time as Secretary of State. That’s no glowing endorsement. She accomplished zero positive actions in four years, and had three major stumbles (for those of you that slept through it…Egypt, Russian Re-Set, and Libya. You could also pin Syria on her because even though she wasn’t there, it WAS her idea).
What excitement can the Dems throw our way this next week? I don’t think much of anything. Of course, the selection of Tim Kaine isn’t going to excite the Bernie Sanders crowd at all. He’s more moderate than she is. And she needs that 45% of the Democrat voter base to be at the polls on election day or she’s going to wind up like Michael Dukakis…toast.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!