Yesterday, I blogged on the Obama campaign’s biggest blunders. Â But, today, the day after his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, a scan of the top headlines reveals that the day’s headline is John McCain’s selection of Alaska Republican Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate (via Instapundit).
His speech might have garnered more headlines had his party elders not decided to hold their convention right before the Republican gathering. Â Our custom is that the party out of power goes first.
Not wanting to having a long gap after their gathering and before the GOP meeting, the Democrats held theirs the only week they could, right after the Olympics.
Had the conventions not been back-to-back, it would have appeared unseemly for the Republican nominee to introduce the Democratic nominee the day after the Democrat’s speech. Â But, when they’re back-to-back, he can do so, thus stealing the Democrats’ thunder.
The Democrats’ own choice prevented the speech of their party’s nominee from getting the media attention it may well have deserved.