A few weeks ago I wrote about the possibility that the GOP could face a brokered convention this year. However, over the past couple of weeks the GOP nomination is less in doubt. However, over that same period of time – Democrats have seen a surge in public support for Barack Obama to the point he might just win more delegates tomorrow in Super Tuesday primaries than Hillary Clinton does. That means that it is now more possible that Democrats will face a brokered convention this summer than the Republicans. A brokered convention is fun to watch because none of the traditional power players are in control of events. While party professional love to show a party united going into and out of a national convention, most people watching at home would like to see a little bit of competition in the system.
On most presidential election years, hardly anyone tunes in to watch either the GOP or Democrat convention. However, if there is a knock down, drag out competition between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama – the Democrat convention might actually draw a large number of television viewers during the event. Most professional Democrats believe that such a brokered party convention would give an advantage to the GOP. However, I look at such a competition as being good for Democrats because more voters will get a chance to see and hear their top two candidates than will hear John McCain if he is the early GOP nominee. In fact, the more people hear what Barack Obama has to say, they higher he rises in the polls. That is a big change from previous presidential elections because most candidates start going down in the polls when they are over exposed to the American people.
This afternoon I have seen several television commercials promoting Barack Obama's campaign on CNN. These commercials are narrated by Caroline Kennedy and they are a very powerful in generating emotions in people that desire change in the United States. With Barack Obama's campaign enriched with millions of dollars worth of new money, he will be able to compete on television with Hillary Clinton who always had a big war chest of money since her campaign for President began. I believe a Democrat brokered convention this summer would not only be good for the American people, but also for the democratic party in general. Most Americans are tired of the Bush administration and the more the Democrat candidates are able to express their opinions to the American people, the better the party will do in November's general election.
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