By TEMPLE LI
The Democratic Convention certainly presented one thing that the Republican Convention did not: lots of entertainment industry stars. But that’s expected. What isn’t expected is that one party or the other boasts more political stars.
The Democrats rolled out current U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, current Vice President Joe Biden, and this year’s runner-up for the Democrat presidential nominee nod, Bernie Sanders. That’s just to name a few of the liberal party’s stars.
Which notable names from the Republican side showed up? It’s more who was missing. The two living GOP presidents chose not to show. George W. Bush was not there, nor was his father.
The last two Republican presidential candidates took a pass. Mitt Romney, who has been blasting Donald Trump for months stayed home. As did John McCain.
Many of the Trump’s rivals in the GOP primary also checked into their residences rather than a Cleveland hotel. John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and a couple others determined to watch the event on the boob tube.
But guess what? Trump still got a spike from the convention. Looks like the lack of GOP star names didn’t have a negative impact on the 2016 outsider nominee. Looks like Trump’s lack of full-fledge unity with the establishment won’t be making a difference in this election. Nor, in the reverse, the apparent all out unity among the Democrat leaders. Then again, maybe it will. Can one prognosticate from the conventions’ turnouts?
Clinton thinks so…
Trump thinks not…
The only logical question to ask? If you took a long, thick rope and spread it across Yankees Stadium – and then aligned all the Elephant convention speakers on one side of the rope and all the Donkey speakers on the other side – who would win the tug of war?
ANSWER HINT: Take a good look at those Dem speakers. They look like a real physically weak group. Who would be their best anchor? Elizabeth Warren?
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