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GOP Convention: No Suspense, Little Drama, Lots of Show

Larky Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 6:56 AM
Sarcasm, making light of the occasion for people of differing persuasions to assemble, is ploy made those who sit at a desk and critic these events that are important to the political scene. Who really cares what you think?

Today, the 40th Republican National Convention assembles in hurricane-threatened Tampa, Fla. Seven days later, the 46th Democratic National Convention will assemble in presumably non-hurricane-threatened Charlotte, N.C. Thousands of delegates, many thousands more press personnel and even more political enthusiasts will be on hand.

Vendors will sell political buttons to collectors (does anyone wear them anymore?), and party volunteers will hand out bumper stickers (though I haven't seen many on cars anywhere this year). Party fat-cats will attend elegantly catered receptions, and those lower on the political ladder will buy hot dogs from vendors or sample local cuisine (Cuban food...