by Eduardo Zazueta
Last night was my first time seeing a political speech live, and it was Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The crowd was pumped and laughing as President Obama was insulted comment after comment.”The president is throwing away money, and he’s pretty experienced at that,” said Ryan. The speech was so focused on Obama that I almost forgot I was at the Republican convention and had to remind myself this wasn’t the Democratic convention.
Ryan’s speech lacked quality and detailed ideas that could defend his claim that he and Mitt Romney can fix the economy. I understand that bold statements make the crowd hyped, but there is no point to a statement stated as fact if it can still be questioned at the end of the speech. It seems the people that cheered felt strong enough about their beliefs that they shouted out of joy for every sentence. It was as if they were conditioned to act emotional in front of the cameras.
But then again, maybe political hypnotism is more understandable.