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Political Party Coventions-a waste of time?

  1. Nick Hanlon profile image61
    Nick Hanlonposted 5 years ago

    Ever since the advent of primaries the choice for  nominee has been known well before the convention.I put it to you that the convention is a holdover from the 19th century and has more to do with showcasing the party than engaging in real and fascinating politics.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is the time candidates and others showcase their personal agenda and appeal to the emotions of the people to vote for their party through their speeches. It is the time where the media will showcase them and pick controversial speech etc. Free press release.

    2. Doodlehead profile image80
      Doodleheadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah...and that's a NICE way of putting it.   The Repubs basically changed the rules AT THE CONVENTION.   They lied, cheated, and stole the whole way through.   

      We must all join the "local central committees".   It is because we have not all done so that we are losing our freedoms.

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    Elizabeth Dorssomposted 5 years ago

    Before FDR became president, the conventions were solely an instrument for which the party would state their plans for the next 4 years, if elected. FDR was the first President ot actually travel to his party's convention to accept the nomination in person.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I watched very little of the GOP convention.  From the outset, with the ridiculous debt clock, the constant 'we built it' emphasis,  the outright lies; their platform was lacking in real substance and direction.  There is a large percentage of Americans tired of the ostentatious displays of he said, he did, he didn't...