There was a time when national political conventions played a significant role in the selection of a president. But that was when party platforms meant something and before interminable primaries sucked the juice out of the event and when party bosses could still broker a deal in a smoke filled room.Read More
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No question, the past few weeks of the presidential campaign have been all about Barack Obama. The press covered the presumptive Democratic nominee's trip to Afghanistan, Iraq and Europe as it would a sitting president. Yet despite ample coverage in favorable locales -- speaking before 200,000 screaming fans in Berlin, for instance -- Obama continues to struggle for dominance in the polls.Read More