Friday, September 05, 2008


The conventions are over and I have a question, "All rhetoric aside, which convention would you have liked to attend?"

The Republican National Convention:

or the Democratic National Convention:

The Republicans can be thankful that presidential campaigns are not won or lost at conventions. If it were so, the Democrats would win in a landslide. The RNC looked and sounded like something out of the 70's.


Anonymous said...

Democratic Convention hands down!!! It was more like a concert than a convention! On another note, when is Glory Road going to be released and is there anywhere online that has the book listed with a description?

ajcarter said...

Glory Road is scheduled for release in July 09. There is no info on the web. It is still in editing. When there is info available, I will let everyone know. Thanks for asking!!

Ebony Puritan said...

Yeah! The DNC was WAAAAY better! In fact, it caused me to have a new found respect for Obama. And while I am still not convinced that I will vote for him, I know after seeing the RNC that McCain would be a horrible fit for President.

I am dropping you an e-mail in your East Point address. I need some pastoral advice on a matter.

Anonymous said...

DEFINATELY Denver! Did you see how few black people were at the RNC? A picture is worth a thousand words.

wwdunc said...

If I had to attend either, I would have rather attended the Democratic Convention. I honestly didn't feel that Blacks (notwithstanding the few token Blacks that were in attendance), the urban poor or Spanish-speaking immigrants were welcome among the Republicans at this convention. I also found some of the patriotic rhetoric to be practically idolatrous. Sure, the United States is a great country, but it ain't heaven! Overall, this year's Republican Convention was a major turn-off, and this is the first time in 20 years that I've felt that way.

Pastor Lance said...

excellent point brother wyeth as i sensed the same thing. no doubt I would have done Denver and stayed as far away from Minneapolis as possible (no disrespect to JP).

i was especially concerned (perhaps even offended) by the 'we're the hockey mom, hard-working, small town real Americans' and they are the non-working, city dwelling, problem people who need the help of those do nothing community organizers.


Donald H said...

What? None of the brothas wanted to be there with Mcain-o-saurus. Betsy Ross's brother would be bent if he knew you didn't want kick with him at the RNC, why he'd... call J.C. Watts on some of us!

Yeah, the DNC just had this vibe going.

Too bad there's not a leading Independent candidate that could take them both out. Sad, to say we will be stuck with one of those two.

billy said...


Is it acceptable for a believer to insult a candidate because of his age?

Is it acceptable for a believer to mock those who go out on a limb and support a politician against the majority of his/her ethnic group by calling that person a "token"

Is it acceptable for a believer to assume that someone else has evil intentions toward a group of people without knowing a thing about the person they are accusing except for their political affiliation?

Is it acceptable to put negative words and connotations in the mouth of a political candidate when he/she never actually said those words?

I think we all know the answers to these questions, but that's okay, were just talking about republicans right?

Lee said...

fwhile i am not comfortable with the "practically idolatrous" patriotic rhetoric of mccain, i am also not comfortable with the practically idolatrous deification of barack obama as the ultimate panacea for all of society's personal, financial, and racial problems.

as for the hockey mom, small-town folk appeals, i thought the community organizer jab to be over the line. i don't find it much different, however--and honestly, a good bit milder and indirect--than obama's maligning of "the rich."

i appreciate the excitement obama can generate, but i'm leary of the nearly religious mob that basks in his every platitude.

Anonymous said...

OK Pastor Carter,

I'll stir the puddin' a bit to say that while Denver was more "festive" than St. Paul, I am in no way any more drawn to Obama than before the convention...and I am a black man in my late 30's who was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago.

I wrote about the DNC's "interfaith kickoff" and my subsequent feelings about the whole "Obama is our Jesus" thing - and my decision not to vote for him. While we may never see a true, solid, bible-based believer pursue the highest office in the land (simply because they wouldn't compromise their morals just to get elected), we still can't ignore a "psuedo" Christian just because he's young, black, and charismatic.

Just my 1.5 cents...

Anonymous said...

Denver ... definitely more glitzy, but I'd rather attend the GOP convention. Remember ... "all that glitters is not gold!"