Parties end: hard work toward White House begins
The Kansas City Star
Each political party took its best choreographed and well-scripted shot (excluding Clint Eastwood) in front of the mercilessly hot national TV lights.
Each party put on stage its biggest stars communicating pearly superlative talking points. Each prosecuted or defended itself before convention-goers, November voters but even more important, big funders.
Now the hard work starts. The true punches and counterpunches begin with the annoying commercials, bumper stickers, billboards, telephone calls, polls and material mailed to homes.
Which presidential candidate is able to pile up the biggest mountain of money from super political action committees to carry his voice and message will determine the outcome of the election, and indeed the destiny of the country. Money shouldn’t matter.
Representing the best interests of the American people should count most. But that’s not the country we live in.