COLBY, Kan. - One down and another one to go! Political conventions are rousing pep rallies! I subscribe to Wordsmith by Anu Garg and the word for today, "concomitant"' is quite appropriate for both major political party conventions.
These usage examples say an awful lot about the voting public and the campaign managers.
"A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition." (Charles Caleb Colton; Lacon: or Many Things in Few Words; Longmans; 1837)
"The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding, and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism, and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second." (Novelist and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck, 1902-1968)