'The Daily Show' Explains Stump Speeches: Local Anecdotes, Repurposed Song Lyrics & No Details (VIDEO)

09/10/2012 10:38 am ET

Now that the conventions are over it's time for the candidates to take their messages of "hope and change" or "other hope and change" directly to the people, and that means hours and hours of stump speeches. But what can you, the voter, expect of a stump speech? Does it contain anything substantive, or is it all local references and song lyrics?

Fortunately, the correspondents of "The Daily Show" are here to explain everything you need to know about the illustrious history and importance of the stump.

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