Do the political conventions still matter?

By The Christian Science Monitor
Saturday, August 25, 2012 0:46 EDT
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Why conventions still matter (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Can it be? Yes! They’re shouting at him! “Put the microphones down! We can’t see you!” Harry Truman, wearing a white linen suit, peers out at the delegates. It’s 1948. Two o’clock in the morning. He’s trying to start his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. So far, it’s been…

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