The Republican Priorities: What The GOP Focused On (And Ignored) During The Convention
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During the Republican National Convention this past week, Sen. John McCainâ€™s (R-AZ) campaign worked hard to put distance between the senator and President Bush. Bush spoke briefly via satellite and Vice President Cheney didnâ€™t address the crowd at all.
Despite these attempts, what was most evident during the convention was how similar the two menâ€™s policies were. New ideas to address the countryâ€™s problems and actual policy discussions were given little attention. As FiveThirtyEight notes, instead, much attention was given to â€œ the three Pâ€™s â€” Palin, Petroleum, and POW.â€
ThinkProgress has put together an analysis based on the prepared remarks (a total of 38,055 words) of the convention speakers, looking at how many times Republicans said various words. A glimpse at conservativesâ€™ priorities: