It isn’t easy for a Democratic Party event to inspire bad press from its PR team, the mainstream media (MsM), but the party’s 2020 convention has managed to do just that. For many in the MsM, as well as among the general public, are describing the virtual event as like an “infomercial,” as boring, and as “unwatchable.”
On April 24, former First Lady Michelle Obama released two public-service announcements urging African-Americans to stay home in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Our communities are among the hardest-hit by the coronavirus, and we’ve got to do everything we can to keep each other safe,” she said in one PSA. “And that means staying home because even if we are not showing any symptoms, we can still spread the virus to others. Let’s keep each other safe by just staying home.”
There hasn’t been one in almost 70 years. But there’s a distinct possibility that 2020 will see a brokered (or “contested”) Democrat convention, a situation in which no candidate wins enough delegates to capture the nomination on the first vote, allowing the delegates to then vote for whomever they please. This could mean choosing an identity-politics candidate, the establishment’s Joe Biden, or someone who hasn’t even run in the primaries — such as Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton.