Despite their protestations otherwise, the Democrat National Convention was a flop. The ratings were terrible. Barack and Michelle Obama told voters that they were upset with voters for not voting in 2016. Bill Clinton lectured the nation about conduct in the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton insisted that President Trump had stolen the election, once again refusing to admit that she was a terrible candidate who ran a terrible campaign.

Last night, Joe Biden used his acceptance speech to inform us that “Character is on the ballot. Compassion is on the ballot. Decency, science, democracy. They are all on the ballot.”

This morning on Fox & Friends, Vice President Pence said that “The economy is on the ballot. Law and order is on the ballot.” Pence added that the Democratic nominee’s policies, which he said were “overtaken by the radical left” would “simply invite more violence and more mayhem in our streets.” Then Pence “added that ‘there was so much negativity, nothing but ad hominem attacks’ and ‘a very negative view of America’ at the DNC.”

As a result of the Democrats’ boring, mean-spirited convention, something unusual has happened:


President Trump got a post-DNC bounce. In 2004, John Kerry didn’t get a bounce from the Democrats’ Convention. It’s one thing, though, to not get a bounce. It’s quite another to have the incumbent get a bounce coming out of his challenger’s Convention. I don’t recall this ever happening before since I started votingin 1976.

I’m certain that President Trump will get a bounce from his Convention. That’s because a) President Trump has a positive message to offer the American people, b)the RNC learned from the DNC’s mistakes this week and c) President Trump is a charismatic figure, something that can’t be said about Joe Biden. Also playing into the uplifting message from the RNC is the theme for the week. That theme is “Honoring the Great American Story.” Each night will have its own theme, too:

On Monday, the convention theme will be the “Land of Promise,” Tuesday’s will be the “Land of Opportunity,” Wednesday will focus on the “Land of Heroes” and events culminate in the “Land of Greatness” on Thursday.

It’s been reported that each of the primetime speeches will be live and that President Trump’s acceptance speech will have a live, socially-distanced audience from the White House South Lawn.

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