From reading conservative blogs, one would think that the whole country has gone all Rmoney/Ryan over the past few days. But the truth is that most Americans don't care, and they haven't been tuning in.
The convention has appealed only to the folks who are already cheering for the ticket. No one else.
Oh, and even their most ardent propagandists, FAUX NOOZ, called Ryan's speech mostly lies.
The convention apparently has been on a noisy lie fest with the usual mouth pieces repeating the same half-truths and misrepresentations.
The good news is that fewer people tuned in, so it doesn't matter. The only people thrilled by it all were the ones who were going to vote for Mittens against President Obama anyway.
A very large yawn.
"Republican Convention Bombs As Viewership Drops by 17 Million
Paul Ryan is no Sarah Palin. The viewership for Paul Ryan’s speech was down across every network compared to what Sarah Palin averaged in 2008.
NBC was down 3.5 million viewers. ABC was down three million viewers. CBS and MSNBC were down 2 million viewers each. CNN lost a whopping 5 million viewers compared to Palin’s 2008 speech. Even Fox News was down 1.5 million viewers. In total, only 20 million people tuned in for Paul Ryan compared to the 37 million who watched Sarah Palin.
Ryan’s ratings nosedive isn’t the Republican convention’s only problem. Only Fox News and ABC saw their viewership rise or stay the same from night one to night two. Fox News saw their viewership rise from 6.89 million on night one to 7.70 million on night two, while ABC has drawn to 2.86 million viewers on each night.
What really jumps out in the ratings data is how limited the appeal of this convention is. Fox News has led the ratings for all networks on both nights.
If the Romney campaign was hoping to reach Independents with their convention, it isn’t working. Over one third of the total audience is coming from the Republican cheering section known as Fox News."
The RNC's "mystery guest" was Dirty Harry, as reported here by Infidel753.
And apparently he bombed big time. Some of the words used to describe his performance: "weird," "confused," "rambling."
Here are some twitter reactions:
— “And so on this day, August 30, 2012, (at)MittRomney became a better actor than Clint Eastwood.” — Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word.”
— “I can’t believe I just watched (hash)ClintEastwood turn into somebody’s DRUNK UNCLE HARRY on the stage of the (hash)GOP (hash)RNC. He humiliated himself.” — Star Jones, “Today” contributor.
— “I heard that Clint Eastwood was channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit.” — comic actor Bob Newhart, referring to his signature one-way-conversation routines.
— “’If Clint Eastwood ever talks to a chair on national TV, people will need a way to reassure each other’ — inventor of Twitter, March 2006.” — Patton Oswalt, comedian and actor on “The King of Queens.”
— “Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech was to imaginary Obama in an empty chair. I’m drafting a DNC speech to imaginary Romney in an empty factory.” — George Takei, Mr. Sulu of “Star Trek.”
This is a perfect representation of the campaign: an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.