FILE - In this July 24, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington. Sarah Palin and George W. Bush won’t be in Tampa. Hillar

 

              FILE - In this July 24, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington. Sarah Palin and George W. Bush won’t be in Tampa. Hillar
FILE - In this July 24, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington. Sarah Palin and George W. Bush won’t be in Tampa. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Al Gore aren’t making the trip to Charlotte. And scores of other Republican and Democratic stars are taking a pass as their parties gather at every-four-years national conventions. The reasons are varied _ and political. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)