Even though I’m only watching from a distance, it is hard to avoid the impression that the Democratic National Convention is a bigger event than the Republican National Convention National Convention last week. I am not sure how that is possible. The two events follow the same format, and it is not that there are more people or more more money or that the ordinary delegates are more involved in the process at the Democratic convention. It is not that there are more reporters or more press coverage. It is hard to make the case the Democrats have much more star power than the Republicans. Whatever the reason, the online and television statistics bear out the initial impression that there is more going on at the Democratic convention.