Wow, conventions are BORING. I’m serious, whether it’s Dem or GOP. It’s all about preaching to the converted and talking points galore for a media obsessed with reporting on the spins and the spins of spins–and even trying to spin themselves–as well as the imagery, the pomp, the aesthetics, the show, the production, the message. Everything but the substance.
And the measurement of “big mo” relies on polls–tracking, flash, Gallup, Pew, Frank Luntz. Snapshots in time collated from answers given by people just waking up to an election year. All to help gauge the phenomena described by the word of the season: bounce.
“Is there a bounce?” Nope, no bounce? No Biden Bounce? Nope. Might be a bounce coming….not yet–no bounce. Ahh, but tomorrow night there’ll be a bounce….Probably, usually is a bounce after the speech…Will McCain announce his Veep to dampen the bounce? Will that work, I mean, it could be quite a bounce and McCain risks having his Veep announcement bounce getting out-bounced by post-speech bounce! Well, we know that the GOP will get a bounce after their convention. They’re bound too, right? Maybe. But one thing’s for sure: the media will let us know.