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The National Conventions: Blast From the Past or Vision of the Future?

Charlotte239 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:07 AM
The GOP is practicing cannabilism. They are eating their own politicians and destroying their integrity along with that. They are discrediting entire slates of the individual states delegates and all to keep Ron Paul's name from being entered into nomination and present a faux unified front for Mitt Romney's selection as nominee. The establishment GOP would rather see four more years of Obama, than the presidency of a true believer in the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and Free Markets, in order to hold onto the power that they have established over the people of this nation.
sashamanda Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:36 AM
Good job, Charlotte! By their behavior during the primaries, the GOP establsihment and their media accolites have shown beyond any reasonable doubt that they give only lip service to free markets and rule of law.

Will the upcoming national conventions be snoozers, or will they actually offer some degree of excitement?

Over the last half century, these events have come to lack the suspense that accompanied them back in the days before state primaries wrested the power to choose party nominees from convention delegates and party officials.

Now, national conventions are largely an excuse for companies and party leaders to throw parties for delegates to attend, to network and have a good time. Beyond that, these quadrennial rituals are little more than pulpits from which each side takes shots at the other; and a forum to...