Sunday, September 07, 2008

Convention Viewership

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

It had originally been thought that more people watched McCain's acceptance speech than Obama's. Turns out, that's not true. And we'll never actually know the true count because CSPAN doesn't GET counted.

What is true for sure is that, as HuffPost says:

But if the presidential vote is this close on Nov. 4, it will be a long night.
No matter how you look at it, seemingly the pundits who said the conventions would NOT be news were wrong. It is thrilling to see so many people interested in politics, and by extension, what really happens to our country.

Assuming half of the audience watched one convention, and half watched both (just a guess) it means that 60 million Americans (give or take) saw at least the acceptance speeches. And remember, as you plan your week, elections are won one voter at a time. Go get one!