Convention schmonvention (3)
Don't be too disappointed if the Democratic convention next week turkeys out almost as badly. There's apparently some big-deal football game on opposite it on Wednesday, and lots of people use a four-day work week to take vacations. Anyway, conventions are staged, choreographed, scripted events, generally free of surprises unless there's some major screw-up, and thus not of much interest to the average non-political-junkie citizen.
Anyway, some more analysis of Romney's speech: he flagrantly lied about his party's obstructionist record, he contemptuously dismissed one of the world's biggest and most rapidly-escalating problems, and he signaled a pointlessly adversarial stance toward Russia.