• Democrats Break Tradition, Try to Beat Republicans

    Barack ObamaDid you know that during the major party conventions, it's customary for the other party to stay out of the limelight? (Also, did you know that when Republicans are succeeding politically, it's customary for Democrats to do nothing?)

    Apparently Obama didn't get either memo

    Presidential candidates have traditionally kept a low profile during their opponent's nominating celebration, but Democrats are throwing those rules out the window in an attempt to spoil Mitt Romney's coronation as the GOP nominee.

    President Obama, Vice President Biden and leading congressional Democrats have all scheduled high-profile events next week to counter-program the Republican gathering in Tampa, Fla.

    Okay, I knew Biden was going to Tampa, but I assumed it was because Obama wanted to send him somewhere with microphones that he wouldn't be allowed to speak into.

    I, for one, oppose the Democrats' break in protocol here. After four years of socialism accusations, birth certificate controversies, secret Muslim rumors, death panel allegations and a complete lack of economic cooperation, the least Obama could do is sit quietly while Mitt Romney talks about what a bad job he's doing.

    It's just common courtesy.

    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Republican National Convention, Tampa


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