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Conventions Don't Matter -- and Mean Even Less

Anonymous584 Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 10:12 AM
turned the damn thing off as soon as mittens recieved the required # of delegates to be nominated from his cronies... dont need to see or hear anything else, good luck with your republicrat....

Political junkies get excited about the Republican and Democratic national conventions, but for many Americans they provide a stark reminder of how out of touch our political system has become. The strange rituals and bad jokes seem oddly out of place in the 21st century, almost as strange as seeing an engineer use a slide rule rather than an iPad to perform some complex calculation.

While partisan activists tune in when their team's big show is on the air, most unaffiliated voters view the conventions as a waste of time and money. For the past week or so, everyone...