What Did the Democrats Leave Out?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Political conventions are all about the speeches and the strategic messaging being sent out to the American people. After three long nights of speeches at the Democratic National Convention, thousands of words were uttered on stage. The New York Times took a tally of these words, based on analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service. Some notable mentions include:

  • Women: 231 times
  • Health: 111 times
  • Middle Class: 145 times

But other words, like "guns," and "Syria," were not mentioned once. 

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich patrolled the convention floor in Charlotte and asked attendees what messages they had not heard. 

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [3]

Charles

DC -

If Obama is re-elected, Ginsburg will retire and be replace by another liberal and it will not be a story (other than reloading the liberal side).

If Romney is elected, I think Ginsburg won't retire, and she might even leave instructions in her will that she is to be wheeled into the Court every day until a Democrat occupies the White House, whether or not she has any functioning brain waves.

Sep. 07 2012 12:01 PM

What is wrong with you "journalists" and the Democratic campaign? The 800 pound gorilla in the room is the upcoming retirement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg. She has stated she would like to emulate Justice Louis Brandeis who retired at age 82. She will be 82 in 2015. She has also stated she may retire by 2012. No matter who becomes president, the economy is not going to fully recover for years. Much more important to the future is who replaces Justice Ginsburg. I have been trying to get someone to pay attention to this issue for months. I thought for sure someone at the Democratic convention would have brought up her retirement issue. Nothing. Amazing!

Sep. 07 2012 09:50 AM
larry fisher from brooklyn,n.y.

I missed a lot of last nights speeches.my old cat champ died.I wonder if anyone spoke of wall street or bank irregularities and how to stop it. I do not consider myself a occupy dude.please explain to me if I am missing something:was not the sub prime mortgage fiasco a big reason for the economic collapse, are not wall street libor incidents effecting our economic growth? What am I missing?

Sep. 07 2012 09:30 AM

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