Not a political analyst, just a regular Jane watching the money game of the US politics.
With reports on the ridiculous amount of money each campaign will spend during this election cycle, I am surprised that they have not done the smartest political move. If one of the candidate should donate a portion of the money raised to a depressed state like Michigan, they would definitely gain kudos and marketing status. Every local, national and international media would cover it. That would be the most dramatic political move which would be more effective than any single ad. And that’s what I call practical.
As for the upcoming conventions, the Democratic party should make it a rock concert. U2 and Lady Gaga would definitely draw a lot of attention to this convention, a departure from the norm.
That’s my 2 cents….