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Conventions Don't Matter -- and Mean Even Less

retchemprof Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 7:03 AM
Those of us 25 years beyond the age of 50 know and love it. You kids think every part of the vernacular was invented by your generation.
NormRx Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 8:21 AM
Every generation also thinks they discovered sex. They just can't imagine grandma giving grandpa a BJ. Noooo, grandma would never do that.
panzerfaust10 Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 7:13 AM
I am a Nam combat vet, if that tells you anything. I can know about young people without being one.

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...