EDITORIAL: Obama platform fatigued, but still holding key to election victory
Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 03:09
By the time this editorial runs, the Democratic National Convention will be over, Barack Obama will have accepted the nomination and the official end of convention season will mark roughly 60 days until one of the most anticipated elections in recent memory.
Bill Clinton spoke, during the second day, in a headlining spot usually reserved for a vice president and single-handily dismantled any argument the GOP and Romney/Ryan have made against Obama and struck a fire in the hearts of democrats across the nation.
The democrats used a very strong strategy by asking Clinton to speak at this year’s DNC. It showed the last time a democrat held The White House for two straight terms, he became one of the most respected politicians and successful presidents of all time.
The republicans had a couple of key members missing at their convention, who for eight years, were the face to the Republican Party and running the nation.
The Republicans seem to have forgotten that George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United States for two terms. So the question is: Where was Bush during the RNC and why didn’t he pledge his support for his party’s candidate?
Bush is not the only one missing from his weak excuse of an administration. Vice President Dick Cheney, Chief of Staff Karl Rove, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell were all missing from one of their party’s important nights leading up to this year’s election.
Condoleezza Rice, however, a product of Colorado schooling as a graduate of University of Denver, gave one of the best speeches of the RNC. Not to mention, she would have made a fool-proof running mate for Mitt Romney, seeing as she has more foreign policy experience in her left pinky finger than Paul Ryan does in his entire body.
The last time the republicans held The White House for two terms, their administration’s top positions were so ashamed they didn’t even speak at their party’s convention this year. On the other hand, Clinton showed why Democrats excel with two terms and did so by pledging his support for Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.