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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
by Jimbo'daNimbo 15 months ago
We have two major political parties that would seem to stop at nothing to get or keep power. This was highlighted to me when my son and I went to see The Campaign. Who do you feel is the least scrupulous? Please try and be non-partisan here(joke of the day).
by JeniferD 8 years ago
Yeah, this one's a real zinger. I know everybody has their own ideas about the most ideal political party and it would be theirs. My ideal party name? The Kegger Nationalist Party, or KNP!Hey, who wouldn't like a political party that likes a good beer?
by Catherine Mostly 15 months ago
#ProtestTheVote – A protest by the American public against the way the two main political parties have continued to deflect their responsibilities toward serving We the People while attempting to manipulate, blame & condemn instead of researching, discussing & solving America’s...
by ptosis 18 months ago
seriously - I'm not, I'm indie leaning Dem but it's so dysfunctional.Tend to agree with this article: Party elders say it’s no time to squabble. They always say that. The specter of an emotionally arrested, proto-fascist fraud in the White House adds force to their argument, but ducking debate is...
by VC L Veasey 4 years ago
Which Political Party Wants To Make It Harder For Citizens To Vote And Why?
by Billie Pagliolo 6 years ago
Describe your political party with 5 adjectives.Whether you're Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, etc. you belong to your party because it values what you value. Use 5 adjectives that you feel describe your party such as fiscally conservative, open-minded, intellectual, fair-minded,...
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