Following on the heels of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, for the first evening of the Democratic National Convention.
Among the speakers was Minnesota's own R.T. Rybak, the mayor of Minneapolis, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Jason Gabbert said: "I thought it was nice. She's a beautiful woman, well spoken and very intelligent. Barry definitely married up."
While Gabbert seemed impressed, long-time Richfield resident Mike McLean said: "From what I heard, I was trying to figure out who she was talking about."
"Admirable job of copying Ann Romney......more delivery experience...but lacked veracity," Jack D. Wood wrote.
From there, another reader said he felt Republicans and Democrats alike were attempting to out-do each other in terms of the hardships they've encountered in life rather than making meaningful speeches on how to move forward.
"I think all the candidates in both the RNC and the DNC were trying to out do each other on how bad they had it when they were younger," Dustin Juell wrote. "I wanted to hear how the DNC was going to bring down the deficit and all they talked about was adding more programs, which to me (meant) raising the deficit. I want a leaner more efficient government, not one to tell me how much sugar I can have. I want them to fix what we have before they talk about adding more."
Did you watch the opening night of the DNC? Did you watch any of last week's RNC? What do you think of the productions? Do the conventions give good information about candidates and issues to voters? Or are they just infomercials? Tell us how you feel in the comments section below.