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August 29, 2012



Or, put another way, parties reduced the conventions to infomercials because floor fights didn't look good on TV and now TV, except for cable, is no longer interested in running the infomercials. One hour of prime time is not a lot and the audiences are dropping off.

C-SPAN used to show the old conventions. Those were fun. I liked the Goldwater ladies screaming at Nelson Rockefeller and Eugene McCarthy's barnburner of a speech nominating Stevenson in 1960. Where was that guy in 1968, anyway?

John Petty

Wish I'd been able to catch that. I watched the Kennedy/Nixon debates on C-Span about 5-6 years ago. I was stunned at how articulate and smart they both were--hard to imagine today's candidates being able to do the same.

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