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Should there continue to be Political Conventions to select candidates for President?
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mmi16
post Feb 8 2008, 01:17 AM
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Being an old phart, I can recall the time when the Political Conventions of both partys were a process to actually nominate a candidate by the actions of the convention, and not on the 1st ballot of the convention. These days, all you hear from both parties is that the 'Front Runner' must be decided well before the convention.....Question - If you already have the acclaimed Candidate why even bother with the sham of a Convention.

For my 2 cents worth, as long as we have the Primary/Caucus system that is presently in place, why even bother with the expense of a convention.


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post May 10 2008, 03:24 AM
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Bump!

So now that we have the 'presumptive' candidates, why spend the money for the Conventions....everything will have been decided long before the gavel falls to open the first session.


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post May 10 2008, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ May 10 2008, 04:24 AM) *
Bump!

So now that we have the 'presumptive' candidates, why spend the money for the Conventions....everything will have been decided long before the gavel falls to open the first session.



It does seem kind of silly, doesn't it? Save the money for other stuff...like TV adds. tongue.gif


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post May 10 2008, 11:55 PM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Feb 8 2008, 01:17 AM) *
Being an old phart, I can recall the time when the Political Conventions of both partys were a process to actually nominate a candidate by the actions of the convention, and not on the 1st ballot of the convention. These days, all you hear from both parties is that the 'Front Runner' must be decided well before the convention.....Question - If you already have the acclaimed Candidate why even bother with the sham of a Convention.

For my 2 cents worth, as long as we have the Primary/Caucus system that is presently in place, why even bother with the expense of a convention.


Oh i dont know, the candidates always a "bump" after their conventions. So someone is paying attention to the conventions. Plus i like hearing all the speeches and what not.

I like all the pomp and circumstance.


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