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Flat Polls. Weak Ratings. Do Political Conventions Have a Future?

September 6, 2020
They help fire up the party’s most fervent voters (though perhaps not so much this year) and can gin up contributions from viewers. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee, had one of his best nights of fund-raising the night he gave his acceptance speech. And they can be fun for attendees: There is a

After the conventions, the election battle intensifies

August 29, 2020
xArizona. Florida. Michigan. North Carolina. Pennsylvania. Wisconsin. Some combo of these states can free us from the route to autocracy we are on. Others can be won. But won’t be the tipping point. Those of you from the six above – the world needs you. And will owe you a debt.— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) August

The Political Conventions Are Starting. Here’s What to Expect.

August 17, 2020
“I accept —” “— your nomination —” “— for president —” “— of the United States.” [cheers and applause] The conventions. “It’s when a lot of people start taking the race seriously.” “I’ve been to pretty much every convention since 1988.” “Read my lips.” “Normally, a convention is wild.” But in 2020, things are a