The next two weeks will tell you a lot about how both parties will attempt to draw in voters until election day. The Democratic National Convention will come first, beginning tonight in Colorado. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin next week in North Carolina.
The DNC will be heavy on nostalgia with speeches by Barack and Michelle Obama, along with Bill Clinton. The RNC wil not have the same star power. While the Democrat’s event will feature a number of prominent Republicans, the GOP event will feature the St. Louis gun couple.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey became well known after they waved assault weapons at peaceful protesters walking by their house. Donald Trump told reporters at the time, “They were going to be beat up badly and the house was going to be totally ransacked or burned down like they tried to burn down churches.”
Now the couple, who are facing charges in their home state of Missouri, will appear at the convention. They are expected to talk about why they support the President.
The GOP is having a hard time finding Republicans who are willing to appear at the convention. A number of current lawmakers have already opted out.
Interestingly enough, the DNC will feature prominent Republicans like John Kasich and Christine Whitman. The former Ohio governor will tell voters, “And I know that Joe Biden, with his experience and his wisdom and his decency, can bring us together to help us find that better way.”
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