I was watching CNN tonight and they ran a story on New York city gearing up for the expected protesters (many of who are already beginning to enter the city in numbers) and thought I’d start a thread on it. What effect, if any, do you think this will have on the election? Will the protests be peaceful or will they go out of control, and how bad could it get? If the latter, does this effect your guess on how this will effect the election? How do you feel about these protests? What do you think the protesters should do?
The one more or less personal comment I’ll make in the OP is that this is a bit disturbing to me. The New York City cops looked like they were gearing up for a war. Maybe its all hype and all for not, but they were showing footage of protesters streaming into New York…and there have already been some disruptions of traffic and such (sort of pre-RNC protest protests).
I don’t remember such a protest at the DNC…nor so many who are expressing their commitment to seriously disrupt the RNC. To me this is really un-American. Protest…no problem. Peacefully. Knock yourselfs out, more power to ya. But to actually attempt to disrupt the convention just doesn’t seem right some how.