Do Political Conventions Still Matter?
Chris D 2012/08/06 19:00:00
The time is almost upon us, when the Democrats and Republicans will get together for their respective conventions. Each candidate will get a post-convention polling bounce that will fade a week later. It happens every year. It is a ritual that sometimes seems irrelevant -- and other times seems important? Do political conventions still matter?
The conventions are completely scripted yet they still play a valuable role, says Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.
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