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Tracking the Republican and Democratic convention messages in real time.

The Huffington Post, in collaboration with our Off The Bus Convention Field Contributors, is tabulating the Republican and Democratic talking points in real time to determine where the parties focus their respective messages.

Our bloggers are updating the below tallies based on what is being said in each and every speech. Hover over a category for examples.

Republican Convention

Aug. 27 – 30

Democratic Convention

Sept. 4 - 6

  • Romney The Great 213 22%
  • Patriotic Platitude 219 22%
  • Obama The Terrible 411 42%
  • Wedge Issue 123 13%
  • War 14 1%
  • Obama The Great 686 39%
  • Patriotic Platitude 306 17%
  • Romney The Terrible 354 20%
  • Wedge Issues 287 16%
  • War 118 7%
By Ryan Grim, Andrei Scheinkman and Kristen Taylor.