Full disclosure here: I have not really ever watched much of the national conventions, for either party.
But yesterday, a friend observed something obviously different about the virtual gatherings: they no longer have a live audience which responds. This year, the politicians can present their ideas directly, with no interruptions. There is no speaking around the applause from the audience. It’s just a direct conversation (well, as direct as we can get via taped speeches).
For all the U.S. voters who have longed for a purer form of a candidates’ presentation of their ideas… congratulations! Take this “silver lining” and listen to your heart’s content!
(Personally, I like the other political “silver lining”, too: less commercials!)