Convention schmonvention (2)
What everyone seems to be picking up on is the incredible prevalence of lies at the convention. There was, in fact, one touch of visual honesty (pic above, found via Immoral Minority), but that was obviously an accident. Ryan was so bad that even Fox News noticed. See further commentary at Salon, Liberal Values, The Reaction, Squatlo, PM Carpenter, and Jack Jodell. Andrew Sullivan was live-blogging.
Will this fib-fest help the Republicans? Rasmussen shows a three-point drop for Obama over the last couple of days, and this morning's RCP average shows his lead down to 0.6%, the lowest since May, but these changes basically look like the kind of normal fluctuations that have been going on for months (and read this). Time will tell. Don't forget that they do have a plan (found via Politics Plus):
Update: Immoral Minority now reports that the picture above was photoshopped; the sign and the debt clock were both on display at the convention but not in that juxtaposition.
So the one honest thing about the convention is fake.