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Word, words, words need action, too
Between the Republican and Democratic national conventions, I have these quotes to offer: “In politics, absurdity is not a handicap,” said Napoleon Bonaparte. “How come we choose from just two people for President, and fifty for Miss America?” from Albert Neuman.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth,” and along that same line, Aldous Huxley said, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” From Henry Ford, “You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
Political conventions give our candidates a national stage, with access to an international audience. I don't know how many people base their vote on the speeches they may hear during the conventions, but at least the rhetoric is more positive than all the negative campaign ads that are airing.
There are a lot of words thrown around, but as we all know, it's the actions that count. Nine weeks and counting down …