I still think the Democratic convention was a bit more effective — in the room, at least — than the Republican. But that’s probably largely due to the fact that Republicans don’t love Mitt Romney the way Democrats love Barack Obama. And thank God. Interacting with the delegates in Charlotte and watching them on the floor was scary. Not in a I’m-going-to-be-jumped way — they seem like good and decent folks — but in a, holy-crap-these-people-worship-this-guy way. I’m pretty Hamiltonian, but I’m constitutionally incapable of revering a politician the way some of these folks revere Obama. The looks in their eyes… [bold my own]
Conservatives always whine about how liberals’ populism is condescending, but then they turn around and write this kind of crap about Democrats. Right- politics is our religion, because conservatives have the monopoly on religion, and lefties have nowhere to turn to. Amirite?