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Against All Odds, the First Night of the
Republican National Convention Is… Good?

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/25/2020 4:44:45 AM

The first night of the Republican convention was . . . go figure, pretty good! Who would have been surprised if this whole thing had turned into a mess? The Republicans had already changed venues twice, the limitations of holding a big event during a contagious pandemic are considerable, the GOP can’t count on many Hollywood celebrities or musical numbers, the polling looks grim, and last week’s Democratic convention had generally gotten good reviews. But the Mellon Auditorium made a suitably dramatic and stately backdrop. One potential flaw in the programming schedule is a bunch of good speakers were kept early in the evening.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/25/2020 6:39:26 AM (No. 520026)
I'm not sure anyone cares about what Jim Geraghty and the National Review think about anything anymore.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FunOne 8/25/2020 6:50:12 AM (No. 520031)
There was a time in my life when I was a subscriber to the National Review. There was also a time in my life when I was a registered democrat. Looking back, I would like to think that everyone in America has the right to be smarter today than they were yesterday. I feel proud that I jettisoned both of these hateful influences on my life.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: anniebc 8/25/2020 7:50:34 AM (No. 520085)
I would have been surprised, Jim.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 8/25/2020 11:10:35 AM (No. 520334)
Jim Geraghty, who fancies himself to be humorous, is not one of Ours. Not by a longshot. He also doesn’t realize that a fair percentage of American voters don’t give a damn about so-called “Hollywood celebrities” and that he is reading the wrong polls. He didn’t read the reviews we read that said how dull and divisive the Dem convention was. It only “generally got good reviews” from its fellow traveler media. I have zero interest in Geraghty or his blather.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 8/25/2020 12:13:28 PM (No. 520418)
NR's NeverTrumpers even say "pretty good". It probably hurt them to say that. They give it a good review, but you can tell they really don't want to. It was actually a TOTAL home run, start to finish. One fabulous speaker after another, all evening. NO boring speeches, ALL wonderful. NR are such jerks.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 8/25/2020 3:41:08 PM (No. 520634)
"First Night of the Republican National Convention Is… Good?" Don't sound so disappointed Jim. "Tim Scott is an absolute gift to the Republican Party — one that it may or may not deserve at this point." Isn't that Tim Scott's decision to make not yours Jim? "Trump’s circle chat with the released hostages was . . . human and empathetic, by his standards" Meaning that Trump isn't human and empathetic? Is that why overwhelming crowds show up to see him, because he isn't approachable? "a surprisingly strong start" Really? Just because the dems don't know how to accomplish anything doesn't mean the Republicans, especially Trump's people can't get things done. National Review has become a "Don't bother to read" source.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano 8/25/2020 7:59:20 PM (No. 520838)
Geraghty and the eunuchs at NR (not all of them are) is no doubt broken-hearted.
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