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- Created on: 07-04-19 23:33
- Are national party conventions still important?
- Presidential candidate now decided during the primaries. not the convention.
- Vice presidential candidate now announced before the convention.
- Party platform is mostly agreed before the convention.
- Television coverage is greatly reduced.
- More "balloons and hoopla" than serious policies.
- The only time the national parties meet together.
- Opportunity to promote party unity.
- Opportunity to enthuse party members and activists.
- Introduce presidential and vice presidential candidates.
- Delivery of presidential candidate acceptance speech.
- Can lead to a significant 'bounce' in the polls.
- Many voters don't tune in to the campaign until the conventions start.
- A significant number of voters make their decision about who to support during the conventions.
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