Do You Plan on Watching the Democratic, GOP Conventions?

Cast your vote in Patch's poll on whether you intend to watch either of the national conventions.

The Republican Convention is underway in Tampa, despite Hurricane Isaac nearly stealing its thunder, and the Democratic National Convention will kick off on Sept. 4 in Charlotte.

Speakers at the GOP's convention will not only include presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, but also Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

At the Democratic convention, speakers include former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Republican governor of Florida Charlie Crist, Caroline Kennedy and, of course, President Barack Obama.

Patch wants to know: Are you going to watch the conventions? If so, both? Or, are you politicked out? Vote in Patch's poll and post your comment in the section provided below.

Michael Feiner August 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Sure I'll watch. I enjoy entertaining speeches. I do admit I'll have my remote handy just in case the Yankees game is more worthy of my viewing.
max August 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM
It can't compete with a football game.
Robert Wasserman August 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM
I watched Ann Romney & Governor Christie speak at the G.O.P. conention; I didn't watch much else of the G.O.P. convention. I find your unscientific poll" on this question is not only very "Unscientific" but overly simplistic: It allows only one chooice for the respondent to choose whether he will watch one poll or the other, not both; It also doesn't take into consideration the fact that ciitizens like me, who are interested in getting a fairly-wide breath of what they might be voting for in November, may watch only parts of each, i.e., Ann Romney (and her appeal to the female voters), and .Governor Christie, who was the G.O.P. Keynote speaker, but who may or may not be interested in watching the remaining ;parts of the "hoopla" of these Conventions. To me, your inquirty was quite shallow. I'm surprised.! Robert Wasserman (BobWass@Hotmail.com
Nathan Duke August 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Hi Robert, thanks for writing. The first choice was 'yes, I'm excited about the political season and plan on watching the conventions.'
Harriet Brown August 29, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I watched some of yesterday's convention. The best coverage is on C-Span. The broadcast network's coverage is disgraceful. They should be ashamed of themselves.


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