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DNC Stages Successful Virtual Convention; CARES Phase 4

Democrats Done, Republicans On Deck - Democrats held a surprisingly successful virtual convention showing the diversity of the party, including a primetime presentation from Republicans disenchanted with Trump and well produced portraits of Joe Biden telling his compelling story of grief and success. From the opening star-spangled banner sung by 50 children to the young boy talking about how Joe Biden helped him deal with his stutter, it was a professional production. The key speeches by Michelle and Barack Obama, VP candidate Kamala Harris, and the closing speech by Joe Biden were well delivered with themes that set the tone for the fall campaign. In my view, it set a high bar for Republicans next week.

Nearly all polls, even those showing Biden with a double-digit lead, show strong support for President Trump's handling of the economy; reminding voters of the Republican economic management style will be a central message for the convention. The President appears to have chosen the Nixonian theme of Law and Order as a key message for the campaign. There are reports that the St. Louis couple that were photographed holding guns outside their home as BLM protesters marched by will appear at the convention. Having lived through the 60s I can remember entire city blocks being burned to the ground, and people killed by the violence; I think that the largely peaceful protests haven't created the large scale threat to civil society that Nixon faced in the 60s. However, it is hard to dispute that Donald Trump knows his base supporters, and has developed a unique ability to connect with them. The President as consummate salesman will be on full display at the Republican Convention.

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