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Political conventions risk losing their party animals

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 01, 2012

~~<p>It has been 30 years since a national political convention had any real relevancy, but the Democrats and Republicans still have them.</p>
<p>Back in 1980 at the Republican Convention in Detroit and the Democratic Convention in New York, there was a moment of doubt about the line-up, but even that was for hours, not days. Since then, the nominee has been assured months in advance.</p>
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It has been 30 years since a national political convention had any real relevancy, but the Democrats and Republicans still have them.

Back in 1980 at the Republican Convention in Detroit and the Democratic Convention in New York, there was a moment of doubt about the line-up, but even that was for hours, not days. Since then, the nominee has been assured months in advance. Login for more...



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