The acceptance speech for the Republican Party’s nomination was the biggest failure that any candidate, Democrat or Republican, has seen in a very long time. This wouldn’t even be on anyone’s radar if The Donald himself hadn’t boasted to the media about how he was going to, not only improve, but far surpass the ratings numbers from past conventions.
According to Politicus USA:
“The myth that Donald Trump is a special political ratings draw was smashed as Trump’s acceptance speech had about the same number of viewers as Mitt Romney’s did in 2012, and 10 million fewer viewers than John McCain did in 2008.”
He is now ignoring the fact that his ratings for the convention are being broadcast after his larger than life plans for the convention also failed to come to fruition. Trump invited countless members of the American entertainment community, from actors, to athletes, Trump was rejected by almost everyone. Boxing legend Mike Tyson was supposed to back Trump at the convention, but after the public begged him not to let a “convicted rapist” represent him, Trump eventually decided against it. (He literally got stuck with Chachi)
Politico reported this in May:
“From speaking slots to prime-time moments reserved for himself, the television celebrity and Manhattan billionaire is dealing directly in the details of his coronation as Republican nominee to maximize the drama and spectacle of the party’s four-night convention.”
While, the convention did turn into a media circus, ratings show that the public viewed that circus via vast media coverage, not the fully televised snore-fest. Sorry, Donald, better luck next time. As Politicus USA so eloquently put it, “It turns that Republicans have managed to nominate nothing more than orange Mitt Romney with impulse control issues as their candidate for president.”
Way to go, America.