The anti-Clinton protest dwarfed the anti-Trump one. What does that tell us?

There are certain things about political conventions you only notice when you are watching on TV – like Bill Clinton seeming to fall asleep momentarily during his wife’s speech last night. And there are things you only notice when you go along to conventions and spend your afternoons out on the street, under the hot sun, waiting for something to happen.

Any of the journalists working in Cleveland and Philadelphia in the past fortnight had a curious thing to relate: lots of things happened on the streets of Philly, and almost nothing happened in Ohio. Before we leave behind the conventions and head into three months of stage-managed swing state rallies, it’s worth asking why that was.

  • mauser 98

    nothing …CNN , CBC Orwell machines stagger on
    …..Dear leader explaines

  • andycanuck

    And Cleveland isn’t exactly an all-white, GOP stronghold either.

  • Justin St.Denis

    The writer – Joshi Herrmann – finds it “astonishing” that the RNC went more smoothly than the DNC and that more Americans protested against Hillary at the DNC in Philly than against Trump at the RNC in Cleveland. Joshi writes quite well for such a stupid person.