….and Michael Savage gives us some of his observations on the “big issues” the RNC missed that might have sparked some interest among TV viewers.
Here is the Wall Street Journal on how many fewer people watched the Tampa convention compared to four years ago when Palin spoke:
Viewership for the Republican National Convention plunged sharply on its second night compared with the same evening of 2008, when Sarah Palin made her debut as the vice presidential nominee.
An average of 21.9 million viewers tuned into the nine broadcast and cable networks that were broadcasting convention proceedings Wednesday night between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was 41% less than the 37.2 million who tuned in the same night four years ago, the research firm said.
The largest audience was tuned to Fox News, which averaged 7.7 million viewers, down 15% from nine million in 2008, according to Nielsen data provided by Fox.
Fox foolishly went one step further and cut all of Palin’s commentary planned for that evening, here. Frankly, the RNC should have invited Palin to be the “mystery” speaker rather than Eastwood who reportedly bombed (full disclosure, I didn’t watch any of it)! What is that expression about Dems being the evil party, but Republicans are the stupid party!
In his usual straightforward and colorful manner, radio talk show personality Michael Savage told his audience that the RNC “eunuchs” missed a few important issues at their convention. (Hat tip: Richard Falknor, Blue Ridge Forum)
From World Net Daily:
After a parade of speakers over two nights, talk radio host Michael Savage is asking why the Republican National Convention’s podium appears to be devoid of true conservatives.
“Not one carefully selected eunuch-speaker has dared to tackle the big problems destroying America,” Savage said.
Among the virtually avoided issued, he said, are “illegal aliens eating away at the nation’s schools, hospitals and unity”; “welfare and food-stamp leeches”; Afghan soldiers “shooting our boys in the back”; the “corrupt, incompetent America-hating occupant of the White House”; “billions in fraudulent loans to his cronies”; the corrupt senators and congresswomen whose spouses are feasting on our lost taxpayer billions”; and the “executive orders that have stolen our freedoms.”
“All of this has been unmentioned by the eunuchs from K Street,” Savage said.
He noted “not a whisper has been permitted from a true American hero, Congressman Allen West.”
Read on. LOL! Savage also suggests that the revelation that Romney irons his own shirts does not send a strong message to the Islamists.