August 25th, 2008
07:40 PM ET
10 years ago

Rollins: It's game time

Preseason is over, Ed Rollins says.

Preseason is over, Ed Rollins says.

Like most sports fans, I hate the preseason and can't wait for the regular season, when the games count. Many of us don't even watch the preseason games, because they are more or less glorified practice sessions.

As hard as it may be for us political junkies to believe, that's how many American voters view the primary season.

Beginning with tonight's opening of the Democratic convention, the pre-season is over; and what happens now really counts.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Donkey Party

    Herein lies the problem with Republicans, they think everything is a game.

    August 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  2. Linda31

    Ed, you better believe we Democrats are ready to play and when we play, we WIN!

    August 25, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. Clinton, no, wait, McCain Supporter

    Here's the choice: stay a Democrat and vote for Obama because issues Hillary spent her whole career working for are at stake;
    vote Republican to demonstrate that when the Democrats SELect a candidate rather than ELect a candidate, they are going against everything Dems are supposed to stand for.

    I, who have totally Dem all my voting life, choose the latter. Why? Because Obama is so full of himself, he wants to totally destroy anyone who disagrees or runs against him. Scary.

    A small group of insiders picked him, and cancelled half the Fla and Mich votes to do it. Now that it's safe, these votes are suddenly okay again.

    Could anything be more obvious? No. Thugs running the Dems now. Thugs in $3,000 suits. I'm voting for the future, which should not include Obama, Dean, Pelosi and their little in-group. That means leaving the party. Who cares? Not me.

    I can wait four more years for Hillary or someone else. The Dems will "blame" Hillary and Bill if we don't all fall to our knees. Well, this isn't about Hillary and Bill anymore.

    McCain is an okay guy. If the Supreme Court changes, we will blame the DNC for putting us in this position. If we don't get out of Iraq, thanks a lot, Nancy Pelosi. If the economy stays bad, well, Howard Dean, you got yours, right?

    Women in government? Heavens – that's for grown-up countries. Here in America we know where women belong – and we're going to keep them there.

    So, I guess it's all yours, boys. Go for it.

    August 25, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  4. Amusing...

    That we treat it like a sports season at all is disturbing.

    August 25, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  5. Bill, Covington

    Ed Rollins:

    Screw you, the football pre-season and the DemocRAT convention.
    I already have my caucasian male candidate and as long as he chooses a running mate from his own race (male or female ) he has got my vote.

    August 25, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  6. Go Away !!!

    Clinton, no, wait, McCain Supporter......Good maybe McAttack will Get Permission from Scumbags Karl Rove ,Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt incharge of day to day messaging and Longtime Protege of Karl Rove and let you tour 1 his Houses.......No Wait he will have check with his Staff Member that handles IDIOTS!! the other Scumbags are busy working on Attack Ads

    August 25, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  7. Steedman

    Please could your reporters stop talking and let us listen to the speeches. !

    August 25, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  8. Bill Hurley

    James Carville and David Gergen agree that tonites 25% of the TV production/convention should be more anti-Bush. One thing I wanted to point out is that they also don't want to overshadow Obama.

    Imagine if 3 nights are tame and emotional (not elite) and Obama finishes with a 'bang'. Wouldn't that be a great kick off?

    August 25, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  9. Chris

    Can you just hear the republicans beating down the door to join Jim Leach in crossing over to the democratic party – not!

    August 25, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  10. dolores

    The convention, with the exception of the emotional tribute for and by Edward Kennedy, has been a washout. Absolutely bring...and a waste of time. What will I talk about tomorrow..My lack of sleep..

    I am shocked about how the DNC has wasted opportunity to grab those undecided. PLEASE..bring on the Clintons. You can bet we will not struggle to stay awake. Even Carville looks absolutely BORED. Goodnight.

    August 25, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  11. Will18E

    Again Bias reporting from CNN. Why is CNN paying GOP pundits to cover the DEM convention? Next CNN will pay its entertainment reporters to cover the weather, and business reporters to cover sports, and sports reporters to cover the DOW and others markets. And the soon to be imbedded CNN reporters in Iraq and Afghanistan will be the arts, literary and film critics to cover the war.

    August 25, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |