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Conventions Don't Matter -- and Mean Even Less

MIke274 Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 11:25 AM
How else can we get a picture of what candidates are for and who they are unless we see them. The lame stream media gives Republicans very little air time and only did an hour each night. I had to go to C-span to see the lineup. The Republicans put on a great display of accomplished women and minorities who have the right values and plans for America. I don't plan to watch the Demoncrats since they will trot out all their Radicals and are opening their convention with 2 hours of Muslim prayers. That ought to be the final nail in their coffin.

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...