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

lterango Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 7:27 AM
There was no disgrace,the GOP made it into a disgrace!

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...